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The woman who stopped her car in the left lane of a Montreal area highway to herd ducklings to safety, which led to the death of a motorcyclist and his teen daughter, will not spend the rest of her life in prison, Canadian media outlets report. Emma Czornobaj, 26, was sentenced...
German researchers have discovered security flaws that could let hackers, spies and criminals listen to private phone calls and intercept text messages on a potentially massive scale – even when cellular networks are using the most advanced encryption now available. READ MORE....
Vermont’s Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin is abandoning his efforts to implement the nation’s first single-payer health care system in 2015. The surprise announcement was a stunning setback for supporters of “the next step” envisioned in President Obama’s Affordable Health...
Sony Pictures canceled its planned release of “The Interview” after hackers threatened violence against theaters that played the film, as U.S. officials concluded that North Korea was behind the broad cyberattack on the company. Officials are still gathering evidence and are...
A Missouri Republican is pushing a bill that would allow a man who gets a woman pregnant to stop her from having an abortion. The measure would force a woman who wants an abortion to obtain written permission from the father first—unless she was the victim of "legitimate rape."...
FORT WORTH A Tarrant County grand jury declined to indict a former Fort Worth police deputy chief who fatally shot a German shepherd after being told the dog attacked and killed his cat. Kenneth Wayne Flynn, who retired from the Police Department after he was charged with animal...
"I called, 'Get a gun. Get a gun. Call 911,'" he said. The dogs had dug their way out from under a fence. The owner's wife rushed out to help, too, and got the female dog off. The male dog, though, was stronger. "I'm pounding this dog as hard as I can with my fist and it didn't...
The number of Americans identifying themselves as Democrats has dropped to a record low in nearly 34 years of ABC News/Washington Post polls, marking the party’s challenges after its poor showing in the 2014 midterm elections. The Republican Party, by contrast, has gained...
A single mother of two from Los Angeles working as a McDonald's server has boldly taken on the fast-food giant as part of a growing labor movement demanding higher wages. Earlier this month, the woman known only as Maribel went on a strike against her employer. In a video...