Nation
Apr 20, 2014 12:27pm

Car Dashcams Capture Possible Meteorite Above Russia

Whatever it is, it looked quite spectacular. Several car dashcams captured video showing a bright blue and red flashing object streaming through the sky above the city of Murmansk shortly after 2 a.m. Russian time on Saturday. Officials have neither confirmed nor denied the object… Read More »

Nation
Apr 20, 2014 11:57am

What the Heck is a Bilby?

Photos of Prince George enjoying a curious meeting with a bilby named after him while on a trip to Sydney’s Taronga Zoo on Sunday not only elicited a collective “aww” from the Internet, but also posed the (very serious) question: what on earth is a… Read More »

By Jaime Lutz

Nation
Apr 19, 2014 9:05pm

Jesus-Like Image Appears in California Cafe Pancake

They’re claiming it’s a delicious miracle. A cafe in Norco, Calif., says that the Mickey Mouse pancake it was trying to make on Good Friday ended up looking like Jesus Christ, something they’re taking as a sign from above. “The night before, she [his wife… Read More »

By Gillian Mohney

Nation
Apr 19, 2014 6:38pm

Woman Sues After ’8THEIST’ Plate Denied, ‘BAPTIST’ Approved

A woman filed a federal lawsuit alleging that her First Amendment rights were violated when she was denied a license plate that would proclaim her atheist views in New Jersey, though a plate reading “BAPTIST” was approved. According to the suit, Shannon Morgan of Leesberg,… Read More »

By Jaime Lutz

Nation
Apr 19, 2014 2:26pm

Lucky Woman Buying Lottery Ticket Narrowly Escapes Truck Crash

She may already be a winner: A woman buying a lottery ticket at a Chicago convenience store came within inches of being crushed by a pickup truck that crashed into the store. The Ford pickup hit two other cars in the intersection Friday before crashing… Read More »

Nation
Apr 18, 2014 4:34pm

Man Finds 6-Carat Diamond in Park, Doesn’t Plan to Keep It

It would appear we’re all in the wrong profession. David Anderson, of Murfreesboro, Ark., just found a 6.19-carat white diamond at the Crater of Diamonds State Park, and he doesn’t even plan to keep it. The  treasure hunter is reportedly planning to sell the diamond… Read More »

Investigative
Apr 18, 2014 4:25pm

After Secret Conviction, Marine Vet Sends Letter From Iranian Prison

A former U.S. Marine accused by Iran of being a CIA spy pleaded his case to the Iranian leadership in a letter written from detention, a few days after he was sentenced in a secret court to 10 years in prison. Arizona-born Amir Hekmati, who… Read More »

By Jeffrey Cramer

Nation
Apr 18, 2014 4:15pm

Pool Light Likely to Blame for Boy’s Death, Police Say

A 7-year-old boy died after he was electrocuted in his own family pool, and investigators are focusing on the pool light as the cause, police said. Calder Sloan was swimming in his pool in the backyard of his home with a friend on Sunday afternoon… Read More »

World
Apr 18, 2014 4:12pm

World’s Tallest Building Set for Construction in Saudi Arabia

Construction for the world’s tallest skyscraper is set to start next week in Saudi Arabia, according to local media. The Kingdom tower will measure 3,280 feet when completed, which stretches 568 feet taller than the current Guinness World Record holder for tallest man-made construction, the… Read More »

Nation
Apr 18, 2014 3:18pm

High School Students Sacrifice Cellphones for Kid With Leukemia

When the varsity hockey team at Billerica Memorial High School in Billerica, Mass., was brainstorming ways to help a young pee-wee hockey player with leukemia, they came up with the typical fundraising ideas like a 5-K race. Then, one of their teammate’s father, Glen Corbett,… Read More »