Wednesday, September 17, 2014 02:44

Democrats take aim at ‘asked and answered' Benghazi questions
On the eve of the House Select Committee on Benghazi's first open hearing, the panel's Democrats on Tuesday will unveil a website dismissing some recurring Republican questions about the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack as “asked and answered.”
Crews battle California wildfire
Firefighters douse flames from an outbuilding next to a structure that burned on Cedar Drive in Oakhurst, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, as two raging wildfires in the state forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said flames damaged or destroyed 21 structures. The Fresno Bee reports one neighborhood was hit especially hard, with several homes turned to ash and smoldering embers...
Jon Stewart rips Obama's 'chaotic and confused' war on the Islamic State
Jon Stewart ripped the Obama administration for its "chaotic and confused" war on the Islamic State.
Betsey Johnson on Her 'Dancing With the Stars' Debut, Madonna, and More
She might be known for her signature cartwheel at fashion shows, but starting tonight we are going to see a whole lot more moving and shaking from legendary New York designer Betsey Johnson as she makes her debut on Dancing with the Stars. Hear what she has to say about this major moment as well as others from her storied career (involving Janis Joplin, Scarlett Johansson, and her former fit model Edie Sedgwick) as she sits down with Yahoo Style's Editor-in-Chief Joe Zee in the second installment of Fashion Bites...
Suicide car bomber kills foreign troops in Kabul
U.S. troops carry the dead body of a soldier from a NATO-led international military force, at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul September 16, 2014. A huge explosion rattled windows in Afghanistan's capital early on Tuesday, sending a plume of white smoke rising above eastern Kabul. The bomb attack near the U.S. embassy killed four soldiers from the NATO-led international military force, the coalition said in a statement...
Receipt showing LeSean McCoy's 20-cent tip gets $99,000 bid on eBay
The receipt showing the 20-cent tip Eagles running back LeSean McCoy left on a $61.56 bill at a Philadelphia burger joint last week is up for sale on eBay. Current bid: $99,900.
Toddler Freaks Out After Dad Shaves Off His Beard
Never in the history of peekaboo has the outcome been so dramatic. One toddler learned the hard way that the fun game does not always end well.
Photos of the day - September 15, 2014
A stranded dog stands on the rooftop of a collapsed house in an inundated neighborhood in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Flooding from days of heavy monsoon rains partially submerged Srinagar and left more than 400 people dead in northern Pakistan and India. The flood waters have begun to recede, but vast fields of crops have been destroyed and tens of thousands of families have lost all their possessions...
Monsoon triggers landslides and floods in India and Pakistan
A surgical glove floats in the flood waters along a street in Srinagar September 15, 2014. Indian emergency workers battled on Monday to prevent waterborne diseases from spreading, as fetid water swilled around the Kashmir valley more than a week after the region's worst flooding in more than a century. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
NBA needs to pull stars from USA Basketball, which is showcasing only Duke's coach
MADRID – The confetti falls, the star-spangled banner plays and the USA Basketball illusion plays itself out again and again. Here come the Duke and Syracuse coaches hugging the NBA stars, primping for pictures that they'll rush through texts and Twitter to star recruits. Pity poor Serbia, the silver-medalist props to a college recruiting video.
Prince Harry turns 30
Britain's Prince Harry speaks on stage during the closing ceremony for the Invictus Games at the Olympic Park in east London, September 14, 2014. The Invictus Games is a competition for injured members of the armed forces. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT SPORT MILITARY)
World's first car made by 3-D printer unveiled in Chicago
The Strati, a two-seater "neighborhood" electric car with a range of 120 miles and a maximum speed of 40 mph, was assembled live in front of attendees at the International Manufacturing Technology Show.
Hannah Storm tells emotional story of how she talked about Ray Rice with her daughter
ESPN's Hannah Storm delivered an emotional monologue at the end of Sunday's "SportsCenter" questioning how the NFL's handling of domestic violence cases involving its players affects the league's female fans like her.
Treasure hunter turned fugitive
In this November 1989 photo, Tommy Thompson holds a $ 50 pioneer gold piece retrieved earlier in 1989 from the wreck of the gold ship Central America. Thompson led a group that recovered millions of dollars worth of sunken treasure only to end up involved in court cases brought by dozens of insurance companies laying claim to the treasure. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Lon Horwedel)
Hurricane Odile
A woman looks at what remains of her house after it was destroyed by Hurricane Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Hundreds for impoverished housed were destroyed in the Unidad Real land invasion and other equally poor neighborhoods. Mexico's Interior Ministry declared a state of natural disaster for affected areas in the state of Baja California Sur. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Skin shocks used at Mass. school draw FDA look
In this Aug. 13, 2014, photo, therapist Joe Andrade checks the ankle strap of a shocking device on student Andrew Goldberg during an exercise program at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center in Canton, Massachusetts. Andrew, who was born with a developmental disorder, wears the device to control violent episodes. The Food and Drug Administration is considering whether to ban the devices used at the center, the only place in the country known to use electrical shocks as aversive conditioning for aggressive students...
America's gay rights battle goes global
Starting in 2012, the leader of the most prominent American anti-gay marriage organization unexpectedly began adding a ton of stamps to his passport.
Hillary Clinton returns to Iowa, and Bill Clinton almost steals the show
Bill Clinton is still the dominant personality, the superior politician and the better-known of the two. Here's betting that between now and the Democratic national convention in the summer of 2016, if Hillary runs for president, there won't be a ton of campaign events featuring her and her husband.
Why won't Rand Paul admit he's changed his mind?
Rand Paul has trouble admitting that he's changed his mind. This could be a serious problem if he runs for president.
Katie Couric explains why Scotland wants independence
On Sept. 18, Scotland will head to the polls to vote on the Scottish Independence Referendum Bill.
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