Who’s Going to Win the NCAA Tournament? — Sports Survey of the Day
On Thursday at 12:15, the 2013 men's NCAA basketball tournament—aka March Madness—kicks off with No. 3 seed Michigan State vs. 14th-seeded Valparaiso. It's a wide-open tournament this year, and lots of teams have a good chance at the title.
Is Your Unclaimed Tax Refund Among the $1 Billion Being Held by the IRS?
There are still a few weeks left to file your 2012 tax return, but April 15 of this year marks another important deadline for taxpayers: it's your last chance to file for a refund on your 2009 taxes.
Drink Up: Judge Blocks New York’s Large-Sugary-Drink Ban
Looks like you'll be able to a large Coke in restaurants after all, following a New York State Supreme Court judge's ruling.
Hot Air Balloon Explodes in Mid-Air Over Egypt, Killing 18
A hot air balloon carrying a group of tourists near Luxor, Egypt, exploded in mid-air Tuesday, killing 18 people in the deadliest accident ever of its kind.
New Movies: ‘Identity Thief,’ ‘Side Effects’ and ‘Top Gun IMAX 3D’
Two new flicks and a re-released '80s blockbuster hit theaters this weekend. A comedy, a thriller and an action classic—what more could you ask for?
Barney, Former First Dog, Has Died
Barney, who along with his sister Miss Beazley was the resident canine at the White House during George W. Bush's tenure, died Friday at the age of 12. The black Scottish terrier had lymphoma.
Economy Added 157,000 Jobs in January
The Labor Department announced that the U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in January. The unemployment rate inched upward by a tenth of a point, to 7.9 percent.
Nasty Weather Wreaking Havoc All Over the Country
A particularly harsh, and large, spate of weather has been pummeling much of the Eastern half of the country, with recent incidents affecting residents as far north as Wisconsin and Michigan and all the way down to Georgia and Alabama, even stretching westward into Texas.
Gunman Shoots and Kills Bus Driver, Holds 6-Year-Old Hostage in Bunker
On Tuesday afternoon, a man in Dale County, Alabama, near Midland City, got on a school bus, demanded a child be let off with him, then shot and killed the bus driver when he refused. The shooter, identified as Jimmy Lee Dykes, then took the boy from the bus and is currently holed up with him in an …
First Woman Set to Be Executed in U.S. in Three Years
Kimberly McCarthy, who was convicted and sentenced to death for the robbery and murder of Dorothy Booth in 1997, will be executed by the state of Texas Tuesday night. She will be the first woman since 2010 to be put to death in the United States.