Teacher in Massachusetts Killed, Her 14-Year-Old Student Held on Murder Charges
Colleen Ritzer, a 24-year-old math teacher in Danvers, Massachusetts, was found dead in the woods behind the high school where she taught. A sophomore at the school has been arrested and charged with her murder.
Nevada Student Shoots Teacher, Wounds 2 Others, Commits Suicide
At a middle school in Sparks, Nevada, on Monday morning, a student shot and killed a teacher, then shot himself in the head fatally, according to early police reports.
New Movies: ‘Carrie,’ ‘Escape Plan,’ ‘The Fifth Estate’
This weekend we get a remake of a '70s horror classic, Arnold and Stallone finally punching and shooting things together onscreen ('80s action-movie fans, rejoice!) and a based-on-true-events political thriller about that creepy-looking Wikileaks guy.
Senate Reaches Bipartisan Deal to End Gov’t Shutdown, Raise Debt Ceiling
It may have taken more than two weeks, but the government finally looks set to reopen. At least until early 2014, that is.
Food-Stamp System Failure Leads to Massive Walmart Shopping Sprees
On Saturday, two Louisiana Walmart stores had their grocery shelves cleaned out by food-stamp recipients whose benefit cards briefly had their spending limits removed. Walmart may end up footing most of the bill because it chose not to implement emergency procedures that would have stopped all purch…
New Movies: ‘Captain Phillips,’ ‘Machete Kills’
It's an action-packed weekend at theaters, with two new thrillers arriving—one based on true events, the other a sequel to a movie that not too many saw, but, well, there's a sequel anyway.
What States Produce the Most Professional Athletes?
Thanks to some outstanding research by the folks at Business Insider, we have good news if you're a kid growing up in Wyoming or Mississippi—you have a (relatively) great chance of becoming a Major League Baseball player someday. If you're from Utah, though? Eh, not so much.
Brand-New $100 Bills Arrive in Banks Tuesday
One-hundred-dollar bills are about to get quite the colorful face-lift.
Government Shutdown Means No Official Labor Report; Private Survey Suggests 166,000 Jobs A…
The government shutdown that began Monday night and is now in its fourth full day means that lots of official data collection, analysis and reporting that happens each month has now stopped. This includes the monthly jobs reports issued by the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)…
U.S. Capitol Locked Down Briefly After Multiple Gunshots; Suspect Shot and Killed [PHOTOS]…
UPDATE 6:30 P.M. EST: Officials have confirmed that the woman who led police on a car chase from the White House toward the Capitol was indeed killed at the scene. Her name has not yet been released.
Tropical Storm Karen Heads Toward Gulf Coast
At 8 a.m. EST Thursday, the National Hurricane Center issued hurricane and tropical storm watches for the northern Gulf Coast, as tropical storm Karen gains strength in the southern part of the Gulf of Mexico.
‘Revenge Porn’ Now Illegal in California
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law on Tuesday outlawing "revenge porn," the practice of posting nude pictures of a former sexual partner online without the person's permission.