Facebook Phone Numbers: Rumor Spreads about... →
[The controversy] has to do with your phone numbers. If you have a Facebook page, and you find your way to your “Phonebook Contacts,” you’ll find a list of friends, along with their phone numbers. It looks harmless enough, except that you didn’t put them there. Either your friends posted their numbers on their own pages — or you added them by accessing Facebook from...
Iowa Pundits: Don't Underestimate Ron Paul →
Rep. Steve King, (R-Iowa), holding court in the post-debate spin room Thursday night, said, “I think that if there’s a low turnout, Ron Paul’s got the organization. He spent five years working on it. He should not be underestimated.” One GOP operative explained to ABC News why Paul could spring a surprise on Saturday. “It’s nature vs. nurture. Bachmann is nature — she has the charisma, the...
Slash Reveals Mary J. Blige Collaboration →
Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash has been locked in the studio working on his second solo album. In a recent posting to his official Twitter account, Slash revealed that he’s recorded a new song with the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. Blige. Slash wrote: “Just finished a session with Mike Clink engineering on a track with Mary J. Blige. Sounds killer!” It’s unknown whether the...
Cancer Docs Abuzz about New Leukemia Treatment →
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania transformed patients’ own white blood cells into “serial killers” capable of annihilating cancer cells within the body. The two patients who experienced full recovery are still in remission more than a year later. Right now, the only way to cure leukemia is through a bone marrow transplant, which carries several risks. “[The...
The Sky is Falling! Perseid Meteor Shower Coming →
Even though the comet is far away now, in an elliptical orbit that brings it close to the sun just once every 133 years, rock and ice from it have spread out in a ring all along its path. The comet itself will probably be pretty good to see if you can hang on until July 2126, but in the meantime, like clockwork, it gives us an annual meteor shower in mid-August. This is not the best year to see...
Romney Shouted Down at Fair: 'Corporations Are... →
(DES MOINES, Iowa) — Mitt Romney faced down feisty fairgoers at the Iowa State Fair Thursday and he also issued an accidental one-liner destined for Democratic attack ads should he become the Republican nominee. “Corporations are people too, my friends,” he said to a man describing himself as a peacock farmer in answer to a question about corporations and tax rates. It’s an...
Rick Perry: 'Calmness in my Heart' to Run →
“I went from ‘No, got the best job in America’ to today being fully engaged in this process of making a decision. The issue of ‘Is this what I want to do?’ was dealt with about 45 days ago in a conversation with my wife. Prior to that, no, being the President of the United States was not on my radar screen from the stand point of something I want to do,” Perry said in the interview.
Hypersonic Flight: New York to Los Angeles in... →
(WASHINGTON) — On Thursday, the military test-launched a rocket carrying a new aircraft that could reduce the flying time between Los Angeles and New York to minutes: less than 12 minutes, to be exact.
Countdown to 9/11: Ten Years Ago Today (August 11,... →
31 Days Before 9/11 August 11, 2001 “Bootylicious” by Destiny’s Child is the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100. American Pie II is the top movie in box office receipts. The major stories of the summer involve shark attacks and a missing intern in Washington, D.C., named Chandra Levy. President Bush is on vacation in Crawford, Texas, where five days earlier he had...
Rep. Ron Paul Campaigns in Iowa with Son Sen. Rand... →
ABC News asked Congressman Paul about President Obama’s view that spending cuts alone can’t fix American’s long term deficit situation, and that we need to also look at increasing revenue. “We need to know what the role of government ought to be — Obama probably endorses entitlements as rights,” said Ron Paul. “We can get there — we can cut...
Boy Survives after 25 Minutes Underwater →
First on the scene was 12-year-old Nicole Kissel, who heard Ostrander yelling for help and tried to keep them both afloat using her surfboard. “I let him on the board first, and I got on top of him, grabbed the board and he said, ‘Keep kicking, keep kicking,’” she said. While Kissel managed to make it back to shore, the waves and swift current became too powerful to...
Japan Earthquake, Tsunami Created Antarctic... →
(WASHINGTON) — The massive earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan in March was a disaster of global proportions, but now there’s a new demonstration of just how global it was. Three scientists examined satellite images from Antarctica, 8,000 miles south of the epicenter, and found that 18 hours after the quake, the resulting tsunami was enough to break giant chunks off...
Bin Laden Movie: Did the White House Go Too Far? →
(WASHINGTON) — New York Rep. Peter King, the chairman of the House committee on Homeland Security, is calling for an investigation into reports that the Obama Administration has granted Sony Pictures high-level access for a film on the covert mission that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden
Moammar Gadhafi’s Son, Rumored Dead, Reappears on... →
Not So Fast: Premature Ejaculation... →
What Happened to the Man Who Sparked the... →
(LONDON) — On the night of Thursday, Aug. 4, a 29-year-old father of four with reported links to London gangs was shot and killed by officers in London’s Scotland Yard. Five days later, more than 500 people have been arrested, at least 111 police officers have been injured, one person has died and several buildings have been completely engulfed in flames, in one of the largest riots in...
National Organization for Women: 'Newsweek'... →
(WASHINGTON) — Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women (NOW), disagrees with Rep. Michele Bachmann’s policies, but O’Neill told ABC News today that she believes Newsweek’s portrayal of Bachmann in this week’s issue is “sexist.” “I think it’s sexist. She is a serious contender for the presidency of the United...
Herbal Supplements Leave Out Safety Information →
(NEW YORK) — Herbal medicines have become popular in recent years as people seek out natural remedies to better their health, but many of those supplements can cause dangerous side effects when mixed with certain medicines or health conditions, says a new study.
Investors Flee Stocks, Embrace Cash →
(NEW YORK) — Investors are fleeing the stock market’s scalding volatility for the cool, calm comfort of cash, analysts say. Contrary to likely expectations, it’s the youngest investors — the ones who supposedly have the greatest tolerance for risk — who are fleeing fastest. Monday’s market drop, the sixth biggest in the history of the Dow Jones Industrial...