June 29, 2013 From who holds the record for longest time in legal limbo to the odd circumstances surrounding a traveler's status in a transit zone, here are a few things we find interesting.
June 29, 2013 When a white-throated needletail was spotted off the northwest coast of Scotland, dozens of enthusiasts rushed to the area. "Twitchers" is British slang for those who have a passion for spotting hard-to-find birds. But their joy turned to grief when the little bird from Asia hit a wind turbine.
June 29, 2013 Pre-publication orders for Paula Deen's New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up, had made it No. 1 on Amazon. But the controversy over her past use of racially offensive language has led many of her sponsors and TV broadcasters to cut their ties. Now, that cookbook is being shelved.
June 29, 2013 Andrew Pochter, 21, was from Chevy Chase, Md. He was in Egypt to teach English to children. It appears he was attacked on Friday while watching an anti-government protest in Alexandria.
June 29, 2013 The highest air temperature ever recorded on the planet was the 134 degrees registered there in 1913. Forecasters say the heat wave baking the Southwest could push the temperature near that point in the valley this weekend.
June 29, 2013 Using Mandela's clan name, by which the anti-apartheid hero is affectionately known, Obama hailed Madiba's "moral courage." Mandela, whose 95th birthday is less than three weeks away, is in critical condition with a lung infection. Obama is on a previously scheduled visit to South Africa.
June 25, 2013 Israel inventor Izhar Gafni hopes to make reliable, tough bikes that can sell for only about $20 each. Videos of his invention went viral last year. He's using the Web to raise money.
June 25, 2013 A Florida man's challenge to a local agency's rejection of plans for his property has been upheld. A state court had ruled that the agency never "took" anything from the property owner. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court overturned that decision.
June 25, 2013 It looks like many Americans are feeling better about how the economy is doing. That could translate into more spending, which in turn could help boost job growth.
June 25, 2013 While the decision does not do away with the landmark law entirely, it rendered an enforcement mechanism moot unless Congress acts.
June 25, 2013 According to Chief Justice John Roberts, the court will finish its work for the term on Wednesday. So, that's when we'll hear about its decisions on two high-profile cases involving gay rights.
June 25, 2013 The anti-apartheid icon and former South African president remains in critical condition at a Pretoria hospital. He's being treated for a respiratory infection. Mandela is 94. In 1999, he danced on stage as Clegg paid tribute.
June 25, 2013 The Taliban has claimed responsibility for Tuesday's assault in Kabul. The attack raises questions about the chances for peace talks between that group and the Afghan government.
June 24, 2013 After disappearing when Hostess went into bankruptcy last year, the snack cakes that supposedly last forever are now really going to live on. New owners are bringing them back.