Wednesday, July 30, 2014 02:13

On the torture report, a confrontation looms
Sometime this summer, probably when as many Americans as possible are tanning on a beach and not paying attention, the White House is expected to release a version of a classified report on torture during the Bush years. Actually, what's likely to become public is only the executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report.
Biden busts out the whiteboard to give lawmakers a history lesson
Ever wonder what it would be like to have Joe Biden as a history teacher? A new video posted to YouTube by the White House gives viewers a glimpse.
Why Supreme Court is likely to uphold Obamacare subsidies
One of the most respected and lauded Supreme Court experts says the court is likely to split 5-4 in favor of upholding subsidies approved by the Obama administration.
Plane crashes in Taiwan, killing at least 47: Officials
A plane crashed while attempting to land in bad weather at a small airport in Taiwan on Wednesday, killing at least 47 people, officials there say.
Pit Bull Took Care of Chihuahua While Living on the Streets, Now They're Both Looking for a Home
Joanie and Chachi are hoping for happy days — together. Joanie, a pit bull mix, was found last week in Savannah, Georgia, carrying Chachi, a Chihuahua mix, in her mouth. Chachi suffers from an eye infection; Jonie even licks Chachi's eye lovingly from time to time. Unfortunately, veterinarian staff at Metro Animal Control have been unable to cure the infection, but officers are hoping the pooch pals can get adopted together — since no one has come forward to claim either dog...
Argentina says it won't move ‘world's saddest polar bear' to new home
Arturo, who has been dubbed "the world's saddest polar bear," is the last polar bear to be kept in captivity in Argentina.
The Kochs' nonprofit empire is building a network of libertarian hackers, coders and designers
The Koch network is teaming up with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to connect coders with D.C politicos
CNN's Cuomo spars with 'Russia Today' anchor on air over MH17 evidence
In a contentious live interview on CNN Wednesday, "New Day" anchor Chris Cuomo sparred with 'Russia Today' anchor Peter Lavelle over Russia's response to the downing of Flight MH17.
A modest proposal: Judge asks if firing squad and guillotine are preferable to lethal injection
A federal judge said questions about the use of lethal injection call into question the integrity of capital punishment.
How Science and Technology Can Help Make You Happier
Can you really click your way to happiness? You've heard of Fitbit and FuelBand — high-tech ways to get physically fit. Now there are apps for "emotional fitness" and Happify is one of them. Happify is a digital tool that offers science-based games and activities to boost your level of happiness.
US tracked missile that brought down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17
The United States detected the launch of the “specific missile” that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 last week, a senior administration official told reporters on Tuesday.
Gordon Brown: 100 days after #BringBackOurGirls, ‘We will not forget'
Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown told Yahoo News on Tuesday that the world must band together 100 days after the mass abduction of Nigeria schoolgirls to send the message that “we will not forget” the more than 200 children still in the clutches of extremists.
Baby Orangutan Bonds With Surrogate Mom After Multiple Moves
A six-month-old Bornean orangutan is taking small, sweets steps with his new, surrogate mom. Kecil, which means "little" in Indonesian, was born at the Toledo Zoo in Ohio then transferred to the Milwaukee County Zoo, where he still wasn't able to adapt. He ended up at the Brookfield Zoo, connecting with 53-year-old Maggie, who has been a surrogate before. The two met Sunday and have been arm in arm...
Iowa soldier says goodbye to dog he rescued in Afghanistan
A U.S. soldier who brought a stray dog home from Afghanistan recently made the heartbreaking decision to put the sick pup down.
Police return ring 25 years after it went missing
The ring had been missing since the late 1980s, and local police had to make a cross-country search to track down its rightful owner.
George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles
A memorial tree planted in 2004 to honor the late musician was reportedly overrun by bark beetles, a common pest in Southern California.
Woman who stopped to save ducklings on highway gets $100 ticket
A woman who stopped on a New Hampshire highway to help a group of ducklings whose mother had been struck and killed by a car was given a $100 ticket by state police for stopping on the median.
Nathan Pyle Shares Secrets For What To Do When You Zone Out During a Conversation
How often do you get caught in a conversation that is going on and on to the point that you zone out? Then when you return from your little reverie, you don't know how to get back in. Or perhaps you don't have an answer to the dilemma that the other person is currently facing. Nathan Pyle of BuzzFeed has some great suggestions on what to say in different scenarios to make it seem like you were listening the whole time...
Ebola victim planned to fly to Minnesota in August, wife says
Patrick Sawyer, the 40-year-old former Minnesota resident and father of three whose death from the Ebola virus sparked a global health scare, was supposed to travel to the Minneapolis suburb next month, his wife says.
Video shows young girl learning her baby brother will grow up...
Young girl learns her adorable baby brother will grow up...