Apart from the holiday season, of course, summer seems to be the busiest time of the year. But unlike food-centered fall and winter celebrations, from June through August people want to get out of the kitchen as much as ...Read more
A year after Don Draper bought the world a Coke in the series finale of "Mad Men," his creator, Matthew Weiner, has returned to television -- not as a writer or show runner but as a director on Netflix's prison dramedy, "...Read more
LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. -- Bill Johnson could spot the two-story, red barn-style house from across Lake Isabella. It always told him he was getting close to home.
The distinctive house belonged to Byron McKaig, 81, an ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Not long after leaving Howard Hughes' fledgling Hughes Aircraft Co. and starting an aerospace firm in Los Angeles in 1953, Simon Ramo received a call from President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
The president told ...Read more
LONDON -- When staff members arrived to open the Polish Social and Cultural Association community center, an institution in immigrant-rich West London for five decades, they were greeted by an ugly message.
A vulgarity ...Read more
COLUMBUS, Ohio (UPI) -- An Ohio police officer was filmed by a resident rescuing a baby deer that passed out from exhaustion in the middle of a road.
Rebecca Wagner said in a Facebook post the fawn apparently collapsed in...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The winter wasn't as rough for the U.S. economy as earlier thought, with growth revised upward Tuesday to a 1.1 percent annual rate -- more than double the initial estimate but still an anemic pace.
The new ...Read more
ST. LOUIS (UPI) -- A Missouri pet owner filmed their cat's unlikely friendship with a squirrel that became enamored with the feline through the safety of a glass door.
The video, posted to YouTube by Liza Reid, shows the ...Read more
Why Did Jesus Have to Die?Chris Conrad
Everyone should know why Jesus had to die, but the real reasons may not be what you have been told.
There was a war in heaven. Lucifer and others accused God of making up unnecessary laws with arbitrary consequences. They claimed He was exacting, unforgiving, severe, and a liar. ...
WASHINGTON -- Republicans on the House Benghazi Committee released their long-anticipated final report Tuesday, the conclusion of a politically charged investigation into the events surrounding the 2012 terrorist attacks ...Read more
AUSTIN, Texas (UPI) -- An ostrich at a Texas safari park was apparently so annoyed to be filmed eating a piece of offered bread that it snatched the phone from a father's hand.
The video, posted to YouTube by Sean ...Read more
It makes sense that the sensibilities of Steven Spielberg and Roald Dahl would someday collide, as they do in Spielberg's adaptation of Dahl's "The BFG." Both artists often tell stories about misunderstood children finding...Read more
TAMPA, Fla. (UPI) -- A group of boaters out tarpon fishing off the Florida coast captured the moment a large tarpon jumped onto their boat to avoid a hammerhead shark.
A video posted to YouTube by Ashley Moore shows the ...Read more
WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas (UPI) -- A Texas city council voted to evict the local library's resident cat after six years in a move the mayor described as retribution for a dog-loving city worker.
The White Settlement City ...Read more
TUNJA, Colombia (UPI) -- A wild margay cat that suffered numerous leg injuries in an animal attack underwent surgery in Colombia to repair its legs, which are now protected by tiny purple casts.
The Corpoboyaca wildlife ...Read more
Are you ready for this country?
"My goal was to make the best country album of the year and make it completely unplayable. So I achieved my goal," Wheeler Walker Jr. says. "It's a pretty dumb goal."
Speaking from a van ...Read more
AKON, Ohio -- Jack Lehman doesn't remember being in the intensive care unit.
He doesn't remember lying in bed with a feeding tube or ventilator. Even the memory of his 15th birthday a couple days before he was admitted to...Read more
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- Driven from its stronghold in northeastern Nigeria, the Islamist militant group Boko Haram is targeting the world's least developed country: Niger.
The Nigeria-based militants stepped up attacks in...Read more
Steven Spielberg's "The BFG," which debuted last month at Cannes and comes to theaters July 1, is an appropriately big adaptation of a characteristically strange Roald Dahl story, first published in 1982, about an orphan ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- One of 11 Cubans who landed on a Broward County beach in a chaotic arrival that included the firing of Tasers and pepper balls has been charged with assault after allegedly swinging a machete at a ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Charter school founder Steve Barr on Monday filed papers to run for Los Angeles mayor, launching a long-shot candidacy that could reshape the dynamics of incumbent Mayor Eric Garcetti's re-election bid by ...Read more
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- VIDEO: Tarpon jumps onto fishing boat to escape hammerhead shark
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- Republicans release Benghazi report but find no new evidence against Clinton
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