GAINESVILLE, Fla. (UPI) -- A Florida man taking video of a Gainesville rainstorm captured the moment lightning apparently struck a Wendy's fast food restaurant.
Hollin Hoffman said in a YouTube post he was taking video of...Read more
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- As South Carolina legislators start debate Monday, the Confederate flag could be moved off the State House grounds within days. But lawmakers could lengthen their deliberations and delay the flag's ...Read more
CHICAGO -- The Republicans who control Wisconsin's legislature are handing Gov. Scott Walker a going-away bag full of goodies to sell along the campaign trail ahead of his expected formal entry into the presidential race ...Read more
BERLIN -- A weekend heatwave in Germany broke the national record for the highest recorded temperature.
The thermometer in Kitzingen in the southern state of Bavaria read 40.3 degrees (104.5 Fahrenheit) on Sunday, ...Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- A local children's hospital had too few of the little wagons that young patients prefer to wheelchairs, so Peter Zucca started a foundation to raise money for a fleet of them.
A patient couldn't get blood ...Read more
When investigators in the fraud watch department of Washington-based AARP received a call from a senior citizen late last year who had lost $300,000 to a con man she met on an Internet dating website, the organization ...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- Charles Conn stopped in to see his pharmacist to fill a prescription for a cough that had persisted for a month. Once he saw how much the medication cost, he could have used a side order of blood pressure ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara Boxer and fellow California Democrat George Miller and their spouses used to spend weekends together, just a pair of couples taking a break from the pressures and strains of Capitol Hill.
But ...Read more
How to Win in Every ScenarioRom Gayoso
This book is about a business research technique called “Scenario Planning”. Scenarios were originally created in the 1960’s for defense purposes; later on they were adopted by private enterprise with exceptional results. Nowadays they are also used for public policy.
BURBANK, Calif. -- Warner Bros. is about to premiere a major expansion of its backlot tour in a bid to grab a larger share of Los Angeles' lucrative tourism business.
Inspired by the popularity of its Harry Potter studio ...Read more
VIENNA –– U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tempered expectations that a nuclear deal with Iran is imminent as foreign ministers from world powers rejoined a ninth straight day of negotiations.
While progress ...Read more
At least 24 people were hurt when a deck at a beach house in North Carolina collapsed as a vacationing family gathered for a Fourth of July family photo, officials said Sunday.
Five people remained hospitalized Sunday ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Male strippers and the return of the Terminator were not enough to excite moviegoers, who instead flocked to leftovers such as "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" during the Fourth of July weekend.
Warner ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- More than two weeks after Donald Trump's disparaging comments about Mexican immigrants, he continues to dominate the Republican presidential campaign debate and to divide his rivals for the nomination.
ASHLAND, N.H. -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, on his first full day on the presidential campaign trail, said Wednesday that personal objections should not exempt government officials from issuing licenses for same-sex ...Read more
STUART, Fla. (UPI) -- A Florida man hooked a shark off the coast of Stuart, Florida after first falling off his kayak.
In a Youtube video, Ben Chancey of Chew On This Fishing Charters can be seen fighting with a shark on ...Read more
With each passing day, mankind gets a better look at Pluto. And each day, Pluto is showing mankind it has a lot to learn.
First, Pluto revealed itself in a mix of beige and orange, while Charon, its largest moon, appeared...Read more
DHARAMSALA, India -- To hear the Dalai Lama laugh, his face lighting up in a beatific smile, it is easy to forget the cascade of disasters endured by the Tibetan Buddhist movement over the course of his life.
Yet the list...Read more
FORT WORTH, Texas -- For the third time since 1995, Mary Ford has seen part of her Lake Worth home soaked with floodwaters.
Like many North Texans who live on lakes or along the Trinity River, Ford has faced two flooding ...Read more
DON'T MISS: Shark Week -- It's time once again to sink our teeth into television's longest-running summer event. Now in its 28th year, this fin-tastic celebration of the mysterious creatures of the deep will feature 19 ...Read more
It was clearly a slip of the tongue when former Texas Gov. Rick Perry called the Charleston, S.C., church shooting an "accident" rather than an "incident" in an interview. But the same brief, friendly interview, with the ...Read more
- Scientists readying for flurry of data as New Horizons nears Pluto
- This Texas redhead centipede is freaking the Internet out
- At least 24 hurt as deck collapses in North Carolina during family photo
- VIDEO: Florida man's kayak capsizes while trying to catch a shark
- Dwarf planet Ceres offers big surprises for scientists