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American Troops Killed in Afghanistan Helicopter Attack
Editor's Note: This post has been updated to reflect that 30 American troops were killed in the attack, rather than 31, as initially reported.
Taliban insurgents shot down an American military helicopter in Afghanistan Saturday, killing 30 American troops, 7 Afghan commandos, and an interpreter …
Introducing Our New Interactive Weather Page
We're happy to introduce our new weather page - where you can view current conditions, see the five-day forecast, and explore the interactive weather map. You can use it for the latest updates, to plan for the rest of the week, or just to find out what's going on in the region...
Judge Declares Mistrial in Roger Clemens Perjury Trial
Roger Clemens' perjury trial was declared a mistrial Thursday by the judge sitting on the case.
According to the New York Times, Judge Reggie Walton said the prosecution "revealed information that he previously deemed inadmissible."
Monster Crocodile Lunges From Water Near Tour Boat [VIDEO]
If the size of this crocodile is any indication, these tourists are going to need a bigger boat. An 18-foot, 2-ton monster crocodile was photographed leaping from the water near a tour boat in Australia, 'The Early Show' reported.
The croc is known locally as Brutus and was enticed by a tour guide of…
Jerry Seinfeld Smacks Jon Stewart For Joke About Marcus Bachmann [VIDEO]
Jerry Seinfeld and Jon Stewart poked fun at Dr. Marcus Bachmann, husband of Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, for his views on "curing" homosexuality Wednesday night on 'The Daily Show.' But, when Stewart took things too far, Seinfeld put him in his place with a solid sma…
Home Run Derby Fan Saved from a Fall by Quick Hands [VIDEO]
A baseball fan attempting to snag a fly ball narrowly averted disaster on the same day a memorial service was held for Shannon Stone, the man who died at Rangers Ballpark after falling from an upper tier while trying to catch a ball thrown into the stands last Thursday...
This Day in History for July 13 – Hollywood Sign Dedication and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:
1863 – In New York City, opponents of the draft begin three days of rioting which will be later regarded as the worst in US history (More info)
1923 – The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Los Ange…
Newborn Baby in Texas Weighs a Staggering 16 Pounds [VIDEO]
In a story that's making mothers everywhere say "ow," a Texas woman has given birth to a 16-pound baby that's already two-feet tall -- the height of an average one-year-old.
JaMichael Brown, nicknamed "The Moose" by hospital staff, was delivered by C-section (whew!) last Friday to…
California Politician Proposes South California as 51st State
We've been doing the 50-state thing since Hawaii got the nod in 1959. But if one California politician gets his way, we're going to have to add another star to the flag.
Jeff Stone, who sits on Riverside County Board of Supervisors, is proposing that his and 12 other counties in the southern half o…
Red Wine May Have Similar Health Benefits As Exercise
If you've been knocking yourself out at the gym lately, you may not want to read this.
A new study suggests that knocking back a glass of red wine could have similar health benefits to that of working out, in terms of maintaining muscle mass and bone strength.
Glenn Beck Relocates to Texas
Texas is a pretty big place -- but is it big enough for Glenn Beck? The Lone Star State is about to find out.
Conservative pundit Beck, whose New York-based television show for Fox News was recently canceled -- or he voluntarily left, depending on whom you ask -- sold his $3.6 million Connecticut hom…
Westboro Baptist Church Will Picket Betty Ford’s Funeral
The Westboro Baptist Church is at it again.
The fundamentalist and anti-gay group has announced it will picket the funeral of former first lady Betty Ford, who died last week, because she got divorced before marrying the man who would later become President Gerald Ford. This, the group says, made her…
‘Dallas’ Returning to TV – Watch the First Official Promo [VIDEO]
Next summer, TNT will take TV viewers back to Texas for a reboot of the long-running primetime soap 'Dallas,' promising plenty of sex, drama and, of course, oil.
This time around, 'Dallas' will focus on the scandalous misadventures of J.R.'s son, John Ross (Josh Henderson), a…
This Day in History for July 12
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:
1543 – King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace (More info)
1812 – The United States invades Canada at Windsor, Ontario (More info)
Connecticut Becomes First State to Mandate Paid Sick Time
In a move watched carefully by some 20 cities and states, Connecticut has become the first state in the nation to mandate paid sick days for workers.
The bill, signed by Governor Dannel Malloy earlier this month, covers only hourly service workers at companies with more than 50 employees and excludes…