Retirees stunned by possible pension cuts as judge clears way for Detroit bankruptcy.
Retirees stunned by possible pension cuts as judge clears way for Detroit bankruptcy.
Laden with debt, its economy in recession -- is the US territory of Puerto Rico poised to become another Greece?
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday.
Weighing 600,000 tons and longer than the Empire State Building is tall, the Prelude is the new king of the sea.
When Ron Burgundy finally got Peyton Manning right where he wanted him, the hot topic of the day wasn’t football. It was facial hair.
The two hackers were using malware to take over other people's computers and then use them to illegally mine more than $900,000 worth of the digital currency.
For more than a mellenia, Muslims have been prevented from eating the most delicious meat on earth. But no more! Norway has come to the rescue.
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, new friend of Kim Jong-un, will make a third visit to the reclusive state to train its basketball team.
Recordings of 911 calls from the Newtown school shooting are being released, days after a state prosecutor dropped his fight to continue withholding them despite an order to provide them to the AP.
By next week, the people who make sure the nation has a player worthy of the Heisman trophy will have had their say. We'll know then what the definition of integrity means when it comes to handing out the little statue.
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer pulls no punches with Bill O'Reilly about President Obama's healthcare mess.
Newsweek plans to relaunch its print edition in early 2014, just over one year after ceasing publication to focus on its website, the New York Times reported.
A US woman thought to be the first person to get a traffic ticket for wearing Google Glass pleaded not guilty in court, her lawyer said. The woman was wearing the hi-tech eye-wear but says it was not turned on at the time.
Two skydivers were killed Tuesday after they collided during a jump, collapsing their parachutes and sending them plummeting to the ground, authorities said.
The 83-year-old claims the verdict reached in October after a five-month trial is invalid because of alleged jury misconduct, new evidence and "an error in law."
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's uncle, seen as his nephew's political regent and one of the most powerful men in the country, has apparently been ousted and several associates executed.
Oxford dictionaries can have selfie, Merriam-Webster goes with 'science' as word of the year.
Police in Pennsylvania are investigating a complaint concerning a ghost hunt that went bust after a police officer mistakenly thought it was a burglary in progress.
So you think you can hoop? We bet 2-year-old Titus has more game than you. And definitely more than Channing Tatum and Bradley Cooper.
Apparently off-handedly blood libeling the Croatian people during an interview might violate French racism laws. Who knew?
The co-founder of Thought Development discusses how the company's technology may be able to eliminate controversy in the NFL.
Jimmy Fallon teams up with musical superstars Rashida Jones and Carrie Underwood to put their own hilarious spin on everyone from Katy Perry to Miley Cyrus—guest appearance from Space Kitteh.
Global trade remains utterly dominated by the US dollar. For how long?
Is it "Mission Accomplished" Part 2?
Yes.we do get sick more often in the winter. But it's not because of the cold.
Iconic supermodel Kate Moss was honored by the British fashion industry for her 25-year career, shortly after her Playboy cover celebrating the magazine's 60th anniversary was revealed.
American detained in North Korea supervised hated guerrilla group during war, ex-fighters say.
Some are zipping through the application process; others are facing the same old sputters and even crashes.
More than 70 years after the Berlin Zoo forced Jewish shareholders out of its ranks, the institution is trying to come clean about its own dark chapter during the Nazi era.
The AP is reporting that the National Transportation Safety Board is saying that the train that derailed yesterday in New York, killing four, was traveling way too fast.
"I think it is completely unacceptable to give a 15-year-old a breast enlargement as a Christmas present.”
Until Monday Icelandic police had never killed anyone. Now they have. Congratulations are probably not in order.
Brazen bird steals video camera recording crocodiles; footage reveals 70-mile journey.
AsapSCIENCE elucidates some of the many ways that 3D printing will change the way we live.
Numberphile explains the math of Connect Four. Never lose again. Ever.
Heinrich Boere, who murdered his own Dutch countrymen while a member of a Waffen SS death squad, has died in a German prison hospital at 92.
Taking a break from cracking cases, Chloe Bennet, also known as Skye on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., spent some time getting personal during her recent AMA.
Written mostly by liberals, Egypt's new constitution doesn't do much to reign in the military, but it does enshrine the equality of men and women and ban religious-affiliated political parties.
Hawaii's new Same-Sex Marriage Law went into effect today with couples all across the state getting married at the stroke of midnight.
Zhang Yimou, director of "Raise the Red Lantern," "Hero" and "House of the Flying Daggers" appears to be in violation of China's strict 1-child policy.
China launched its first moon rover mission early Monday, the latest step in an ambitious space program seen as a symbol of its rising global stature.
Retailers' Dilemma: A record number of shoppers turn out, but they spent less for the 1st time.
It was a record-setting Thanksgiving weekend at the movies. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" provided the meat and potatoes with $110.2 million; The icing on the cake? Disney's 3D animated musical "Frozen," with $93 million.
Japan Inc. is engulfed in its worst mob scandal in years and it's shining a rare light on the links between big business and shadowy organised crime groups.
Chris Davis returned a missed field-goal attempt more than 100 yards for a touchdown on the final play to lift No. 4 Auburn to a 34-28 victory over No. 1 Alabama, upending the two-time defending national champions’ BCS hopes.
Thousands of people braved cold and rainy weather in The Hague on Saturday to kick off festivities marking the 200th anniversary of the founding of the modern Dutch state.
Elwood, a New Jersey canine that was crowned the world's ugliest dog in 2007 and later became the topic of a children's book preaching acceptance, has died at age 8.
Detained for over a month, the 85-year-old Merrill Newman has confessed to committing 'hostile acts' against the DPRK during his recent visit. Hopefully this is a sign that they're going to release him, not shoot him.
The publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report explains why he believes a "massive speculative bubble" has encroached on everything from stocks and bonds to bitcoin and farmland.
Not new stories, but three rough drafts of stories that previously could only be found by digging through the Salinger archives at Princeton and the University of Texas.
India posted faster-than-expected quarterly economic growth of 4.8 percent. Could the country's prolonged downturn be in sight?
Idea No. 3,896: A Colorado-based company thinks it has found one way to help Twitter, and itself, make money.
The case of Radovan Krejcir has offered a glimpse at the underbelly of the South African drugs and money laundering trade, controlled by gangland bosses with powerful connections.
How do we manage the final stages of transforming phone service to new technology, and what does it mean for the 100 million who are reliant on the system of copper wires and switching stations?
They've tried it twice and failed. Back to the drawing board?
German authorities published more than 100 works from the likes of Picasso, Cezanne and Degas looted by the Nazis on a website. Check it out at www.lostart.de.
Activists vowed to block the proposed sale of sacred objects originating from Arizona's Hopi tribe at a Paris auction,
"Go find them:" Pope revamps centuries-old charity office with his hands-on chief alms-giver.
Irwindale, near Los Angeles, was a big winner in a court ruling which could force the closure of a factory that makes famed Sriracha chili sauces after neighbors complained of spicy smells.
A Jewish boy who hid from the Nazis in a haystack was reunited in New York after 70 years Wednesday with the Polish son whose parents risked everything to save him.
U.S. stocks rose to new records following a stream of mixed economic data on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday.
The answer, the NBA's Most Valuable Player in 2001, will ne honored by the Sixers.
Winter Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn said she'll be at the Olympics despite being injured in a crash last week.
Rebels condemn her as 'Assad's nun'
A leader of the Navajo Code Talkers who appeared at a Washington Redskins home football game said the team name is a symbol of loyalty and courage — not a slur.
Well, only if you're a Jihadist 'radicalizer.' So they can discredit you. On like webforums.
He’s done it before with hits ‘Call Me Maybe’ and ‘Born This Way’, but Steve Kardynal’s spoof on Miley Cyrus’ ‘Wrecking Ball’ is reenactment genius—over 13 million YouTube views can’t be wrong.
Kid President, also known as Robby Novak, has some advice on how to make the world a better place. Corndogs are involved.
Politicians didn't like it, the public didn't like it, so the gigantic Louis Vuitton suitcase is being booted out of Red Square.
Putrefaction leads to the build up of gasses within a decaying body. When these gasses grow too voluminous, things can get a little messy as you'll see in this video...
Former OMB Director David Stockman says the actions of the Fed and central banks around the world have led to a massive bubble, and the end result won't be pretty.
Good Technology has been stealthily stealing Blackberry's enterprise clients with a simple pitch: Its secure platform lets employees access the corporate server on their personal device—be it an iPhone or Android.
Apparently President Obama didn't see the CBS News poll revealing 61% voter disapproval of his signature health care law.
Most commercials aren’t worth watching these days, but Foot Locker’s “Week of Greatness” campaign will give you a reason not to touch that dial.
Pope Francis is calling for his Church to limit the powers of the Vatican, better accept the beliefs of others, and--above all else--open its arms to the poor.
CNBC reports on wealthy Chinese people who are moving overseas for more personal freedoms, an unpolluted environment and to give their children a good education.
"Breaking Bad's" protracted victory lap was inevitably going to include a complete-boxed-set DVD release, but the producers have sweetened the deal.
Italian prosecutor demands 26 years for Knox in roommate's murder, another 4 for slander.
They all but disappeared in the U.S. more than a century ago. The tallest birds in North America, reaching up to 5 feet, they were hunted to the brink of extinction and lost critical habitat in the 1800s when pioneers drained their freshwater marshes for farmland.
Berlin's historic Zoo Palast cinema re-opens Thursday after a major renovation to restore the sparkle to the former Cold War-era theatre, once the star-studded cultural boast of the city.
China declared an air control zone over the East China Sea. Japan's airlines says they'll honor that, even as the Japanese government says no way.
In the early years after 9/11, the CIA turned some Guantanamo Bay prisoners into double agents then sent them home to help the U.S. kill terrorists.
Ryan O'Neal snatched an Andy Warhol portrait of his ex-lover Farrah Fawcett from her home shortly after she died, even though he knew it was not his, lawyers claimed Monday.
Florida GOP chair calls for Rep. Trey Radel to focus on rehab, after cocaine conviction.
A new report says losses would range between 2.9 percent and 15.2 percent of annual gross domestic product by 2100.
Huh? Physicists studying the Leidenfrost Effect have discovered that the effect allows water to travel uphill.
You know that persistent Thanksgiving myth? The one your know-it-all uncle told you when you were a kid that tryptophan (a compound in turkey) makes you tired? He's wrong. It's a big fat lie!
The number of British women having lesbian encounters has quadrupled in the last 20 years, according to the largest-ever survey of Britain's sexual habits
The singer was banished from one of the seven wonders of the ancient world for "rudeness."
Police in Arkansas say a man's plot to murder another man was reportedly uncovered after he accidentally butt-dialed his intended victim.
The Pulitzer Prize winning playright pulls no punches in his powerful criticism of President Obama.
According to a new study, American refineries, cows, and drilling are producing 50% more methane than the government admits. Most of it from only three states.
It's true. Now that her show Katie has been cancelled, she's off to host the news for, that's right, a search engine.
Bromance just got a whole lot more intense. Seth Rogen and James Franco channeled their creativity during downtime on the set of their new comedy by spoofing Kanye West’s "Bound 2" video.
So long, dingy sweatpants. Trendy workout gear is a new wardrobe staple
A car bomb has partially exploded outside a Belfast shopping center.
The people at Mitsubishi FUSO have finally done what feminism could not: open up light trucking for women.
Fans at the Detroit Pistons vs New York Knicks basketball game last week got more entertainment than expected when a young fan and an usher got their groove on.
While the tech world saw many a highlight in 2013, these five turkeys were decidedly not them.
After what felt like a slow start, "Boardwalk Empire" delivered one hell of a finishing kick -- juggling a half-dozen plots, while paying off only a few of them.
The Pakistani people may hate drone strikes, but that hasn't stopped the Pakistani government from building a few drones of their own.
… and harm the livelihoods of coastal dwellers.
A rocking chair used by president John F. Kennedy at the White House and two flags from his office drew more than $500,000 from a collector.
Tire company Pirelli unveiled a special 50th anniversary edition of their calendar in Milan. Rather than having new photographs, the company surprised everyone and released a never-before-seen calendar from 1986.
A young Saudi woman on Sunday urged a Yemeni court to let her stay and marry the man she loves, defying norms in both deeply conservative countries.
Comet ISON zipping close to the sun; will ice ball survive or shatter? It could be quite a show.
One immediate impact: Altering training, other expenses to deal with federal sequestration.
When Cristiano Ronaldo completed his stunning hat-trick against Sweden last week, he didn't just book Portugal's place at next year's World Cup in Brazil. He also had the driver of Portugal's economic engine punching the airl.
Companies and diplomats operating in some of the world's most dangerous and unstable places must plan as terror groups arm up and form alliances to strike Western targets.
Bones believed to belong to Saint Peter went on display for the first time Sunday, as Pope Francis held a ceremony to end the "Year of Faith".
Manny Pacquiao wins a unanimous decision to rebound from successive defeats and lift the spirits of the Philippines people.
Thousands rally against US drone strikes in Pakistan.
There are only four 1932 Leica Luxus II cameras known to exist -- one sells at auction in Hong Kong.
The complaints started getting loud almost immediately after regulators said they were considering allowing cell phone use on airplanes.
Scientists uncover remains of dinosaur which terrorized T-Rex.
The USA keeps insisting Dr. Shakil Afridi is a hero who should be freed, but Pakistan keeps insisting that he is a traitor who should be imprisoned.
Roman Atwood has reached small fame with his numerous pranks posted to YouTube. He chose his 5-year anniversary with his girlfriend to pull off an epic stunt by convincing her that he’d cheated. Sweet gift, right?
Gearing up for her new HBO special, We Are Miracles, renowned comedian Sarah Silverman got candid in her recent AMA. Ranging from random to wise, her responses were exactly what we’d expect—entertaining.
Think you've seen every crazy food fad out there? Think again.
Medically speaking, can someone actually be frightened to death? Absolutely.
Bob Dylan has created rock-n-roll gold once more with the release of the first-ever interactive music video for his classic “Like a Rolling Stone.”
Deep in the People's Republic of China, one city has a wild plan for cutting back pollution.
With all the attention being given to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, AsapSCIENCE decided to take the time to explain how crack cocaine affects the brain.
A new study conducted finds that people who cheat are more likely to work in government. Surprised?
Remember everyone, just because you can touch something doesn't mean you should. These critters are perfect examples.
Go nuts: Study ties nuts to a lower risk of death, including from heart disease or cancer.
Paralyzed by a stroke, Henry Evans uses a telepresence robot to take the stage -- and show how new robotics, tweaked and personalized by a group called Robots for Humanity, help him live his life.
Once-in-a-generation stock bubbles have formed in three sectors, says John Fichthorn, co-founder of Dialectic Capital Management.
Jingle all the way. A new holiday advertising campaign for the Joe Boxer brand, sold exclusively at Kmart and Sears, kicked off with an attention-getting national commercial that’s causing a stir among consumers.
Selfies have been entertaining the masses for a while now, so the fact that Oxford Dictionaries has crowned it the word of the year isn’t surprising. But sometimes, selfies are better kept to, well, yourself.
In anticipation of the opening of his new film Delivery Man, Vince Vaughn jumped on Reddit for a quick AMA with fans. The results are equally as surprising as they are hilarious.
Right place, right time. This is where comedian Kyle Ayers claims to have been when a couple wandered onto his Brooklyn rooftop and launched into what ended up being the beginning of the end.
Known for his stand up and work on Whose Line Is It Anyway and The Price is Right, funny man Drew Carey gets personal in his recent AMA. Here are 7 lesser known facts about the comedian aka Brooks Parkenridge.
Former US president tells Chinese audience he hopes a woman in the White House in his lifetime.
Little people in a big world. London-based artist Slinkachu creates tiny scenes among big-city dwellings in an attempt to open up the eyes of those immersed in the fast lane. Here are 9 of his most impactful pieces.
Usually, if you’re going out on a first date it’s with the hopes that there’ll be a second. Increase your chances by avoiding these 13 places when planning out that crucial first encounter.
We're not saying that you'll tear up. It just might not be a bad idea to have tissues on hand.
Getting cold feet about your wedding day is one thing. But sometimes, you just need to lace up your sneakers and start running.
“The cheerleader effect is when a group of women seems hot, but only as a group." Turns out that Barney, for all of his misconstrued lady knowledge, actually got this one right.
A new study explains why fat on your booty is much better than fat on your belly. In related news, Kim Kardashian just breathed a big sigh of relief.
Men are rejoicing at the excuse to go ungroomed for a good cause—yes the official start of No Shave November (also Movember) has arrived, raising awareness about men’s health everywhere. Here are just a few epic pics for motivation to let the facial hair flow.
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