National News + World News

The f-word is everywhere

Not long ago I received a complaint from a co-worker that I had used the f-word in a tweet.

First H5N1 avian flu death in North America

Canadian health officials confirmed Wednesday that a resident from Alberta has died from H5N1 avian flu, the first case of the virus in North America.

These fashion trends from 2013 aren't coming back

Last year, it seemed like Miley Cyrus didn't own a single shirt that was longer than her rib cage. Peplums were the ultimate in waist definition. Skinny, colored jeans were the Spandex-filled answer to every girl's denim dreams.

Russia: Six deaths, car blast prompt security sweep ahead of Winter Olympics in Sochi

Russian authorities are investigating six suspicious deaths and at least one car explosion this week about 300 miles from the site of next month's Winter Olympics, they said Thursday.

2 dead, 2 rescued, 1 missing in Navy helicopter crash off frigid Virginia

Two sailors have died after the Navy helicopter they were in crashed Wednesday off the southern Virginia coast, the Navy said.

Police group: Detective who fatally shot mentally ill teen acted justly

A North Carolina detective justifiably shot a schizophrenic 18-year-old because he believed another officer's life was in danger, a group representing police officers said, offering an account vastly different from that of the late teen&#39

Pulitzer Prize winning author's ex-wife arrested after pulling gun from privates during argument over aliens

Jennifer McCarthy, the ex-wife of Pulitzer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy was arrested by Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Deputies Saturday afternoon following a bizarre domestic disturbance with her current boyfriend.

2 pitchers, slugger elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

The newest members have been elected to the 2014 class of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Voters chose pitchers Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and power-hitter Frank Thomas to represent this year's class.

Possible Velveeta shortage looms

Bad news sports fans: Some store shelves are running low on Velveeta, right during a prime season for the popular processed cheese, according to a company spokeswoman.

The optical technology bringing Frank Sinatra and Tupac back to life

Frank Sinatra is back, crooning 'Fly Me To The Moon' live in his trademark suit and fedora as if he had never left the stage.