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  • Summer Storms Kill 2, Leave 2 Million Without Power

    Summer Storms Kill 2, Leave 2 Million Without Power

    (NEW YORK) — Nearly two million people are waking up today without power after a ferocious storm pummeled the mid-Atlantic region. After a day of triple-digit temperatures, the storm caused power outages from Indiana to New Jersey and resulted in two fatalities in Virginia. A 90-year-old woman died in bed after a tree fell on her home, police said. The second fatality was Khiet Nguyen, 27, who died while driving his car. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The storm raced across 12 states and brought tremendous downpours, lightning and wind gusts that topped 90 mph in some spots. […]

  • Stephanie Decker, Hero Mom, Visits White House

    Stephanie Decker, Hero Mom, Visits White House

    (WASHINGTON) — In March Stephanie Decker lost both her legs saving her children from an Indiana tornado. On Friday, she walked into the Oval Office with the help of President Obama. The president welcomed Decker, her husband Joe and their children, Reese and Dominic, to the White House less than four months after the twister destroyed their home in Henryville, Ind. Decker saved her young children from the tornado by shielding them with her own body, but lost her legs in the process when they were crushed under debris. A White House photo shows Decker, who now uses prosthetic legs, […]

  • USADA to Proceed with Doping Charges Against Lance Armstrong

    USADA to Proceed with Doping Charges Against Lance Armstrong

    (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s review board has decided there is enough evidence to move forward with a case against Lance Armstrong.  The seven-time Tour de France winner is accused of using performance enhancing drugs during his cycling days. “USADA can confirm that the independent three-person Anti-Doping Review Board (ADRB) has conducted a full evaluation and has made a unanimous recommendation to move forward with the adjudication process in accordance with the rules,” said a USADA statement. Armstrong Friday shot off a response immediately, declaring his innocence and calling the USADA a “kangaroo court.” He referred to the allegations […]

  • Obama Tours Wildfire Damage in Colorado

    Obama Tours Wildfire Damage in Colorado

    (COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — Reflecting on the devastation caused by the Colorado wildfires, President Obama said Friday that when natural disasters strike, “America comes together.” “We all recognize that ‘There but for the grace of God go I’ — we’ve got to make sure that we have each other’s backs,” the president said in Colorado Springs after seeing firsthand the damage caused by the worst wildfire in the state’s history. The fires have ravaged the area, consuming more than 340 homes and forcing over 32,000 residents to evacuate. “The devastation is enormous,” Obama said. The president first visited a neighborhood […]

  • ‘Obamacare’: Americans Split on Supreme Court Ruling, Gallup Poll Finds

    ‘Obamacare’: Americans Split on Supreme Court Ruling, Gallup Poll Finds

    (NEW YORK) — On the heels of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, including the law’s most controversial item — the individual mandate requiring everyone to have health insurance — a newly released poll finds that Americans are evenly split on the decision. According to a Gallup poll released on Friday, 46 percent of adults agree with the court’s decision, while another 46 percent disagree. Unsurprisingly, the breakdown follows party lines, with 79 percent of Democrats agreeing and only 13 percent of Republicans disagreeing. Despite the partisan divide, however, a majority of adults, 59 percent, said […]

  • George Zimmerman’s Dad Testifies Recorded Voice Howling for Help Is His Son

    George Zimmerman’s Dad Testifies Recorded Voice Howling for Help Is His Son

    SANFORD, Fla.) — George Zimmerman’s father listened to frantic howls for help overheard in a 911 call Friday and told a Florida courtroom that the voice “was absolutely George’s.” Zimmerman’s father, Robert Zimmerman, took the stand during a bail hearing for his son. Zimmerman is charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. Both father and son appeared in court with the distinct outline of bullet proof vests beneath their suits. The judge did not immediately rule on Zimmerman’s request to be let out on bond. During the hearing, Zimmerman’s lawyer Mark O’Mara played […]

  • Millionaire Convicted of Arson Commits Suicide in Courtroom?

    Millionaire Convicted of Arson Commits Suicide in Courtroom?

    (PHOENIX) — An Arizona millionaire who died minutes after he was convicted of arson appeared to have put something in his mouth while in the court room, sparking an investigation into whether the convicted arsonist had poisoned himself. Michael Marin, 53, was convicted on Thursday of purposefully burning down his $2.55 million mansion in the tony Biltmore Estates neighborhood of Phoenix after he was unable to keep up with mortgage payments and a plan to raffle his house through a charity fundraiser failed. He faced up to 16 years in prison. After the guilty verdict on one count of arson […]