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  • Screen shot 2014-02-12 at 2.15.01 PM.png VIDEO: Ice storm hits parts of the South

    Slushy highways and streets were mostly desolate and ice encased trees and sent them crashing into power lines, knocking out electricity to a wide swath of the South as the winter-weary region was hit with its second storm in two weeks.

    February 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • obit_shirleytemple.jpg Iconic child star Shirley Temple Black dies at 85

    Shirley Temple Black, the child actor who lifted America's spirits and Hollywood's profits during the Great Depression with tunes such as "On the Good Ship Lollipop," then left the spotlight at 21 for a life of political service and limited celebrity, has died.

    February 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Embracing 'chill' at the Winter Games

    You started by sending your child to the right schools to be noticed, and on to the taskmaster, type-A coaches charged with, ahem, disciplining and honing a future champion's potential.

    February 10, 2014

  • VIDEO: Opening fireworks of the Winter Games

    A burst of fireworks filled the night sky over Sochi on Friday as Russian President Vladimir Putin declared the Winter Olympics open.

    February 7, 2014

  • Salmonella outbreaks expose weaknesses in USDA oversight

    The Agriculture Department inspector showed up at Rick Schiller's home last November to collect potential evidence from his freezer: three pounds of chicken thighs, wrapped in plastic and stamped with a Foster Farms label.

    February 6, 2014

  • Why Philip Seymour Hoffman's death is so scary

    I cried when I heard about Philip Seymour Hoffman. The news scared me: He got sober when he was 22 and didn't drink or use drugs for the next 23 years.

    February 5, 2014

  • Heroin resurgence seen sparked by cheap cost, easy availability

    Heroin, suspected of killing actor Philip Seymour Hoffman this weekend, has for years been a forgotten drug, overtaken by abuse of prescription painkillers.
    Now it's back, and in a big way.

    February 3, 2014

  • The military has cataloged its ethical failures, and they're kind of awesome

    The name of the July 2013 report says it all: "The Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure," a 164-page who's who of bureaucratic nee'r do wells that details all of those government personnel who have tried to fleece the government, line their pockets with public money, use government property for their own use or demand loans from subordinates.

    January 31, 2014

  • The shootings go on: Sandy Hook's horror is becoming commonplace

    When the detective arrived at my home, he had a folder in his hand. "We just have some paperwork to take care of first," he said.

    January 31, 2014

  • Screen Shot 2014-01-29 at 10.22.37 AM.png VIDEO: Congressman threatens New York reporter

    Following Tuesday's State of the Union address, New York Rep. Michael Grimm threatened to "break" a New York television reporter in half and throw him off a balcony.

    January 30, 2014 1 Photo