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Talk by conservative speaker planned at UConn

A conservative speaker whose appearance at the University of California, Berkeley in the fall sparked protests is scheduled to speak this week at the University of Connecticut

Electricians Find Victorian-Era Cigarettes and…

A royal discovery unearthed at Buckingham Palace dating back to the late 1800s. Buzz60's Nick Cardona (@nickcardona93) has that story.

Germany's 2 Rival Political Parties Agree To…

Chancellor Angela Merkel has been trying to form a coalition government since September.

Disturbing Story Will Make You Think Twice About…

This man ate salmon sashimi every day of his life until this happened (warning: graphic).

TV meteorologist who helped launch the Weather…

John Coleman, who co-founded the Weather Channel and was the original meteorologist on ABC's "Good Morning America" during a six-decade broadcasting career, has died

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I Gave Birth to Sick Twins, Lost My House, My Bed, My Dignity

In an essay for the Guardian , Jen Sinconis pens a sort of love letter to two ObamaCare tenets: a ban on lifetime limits on most benefits and on denying people insurance due to pre-existing conditions. Sinconis had access to neither when she had her twin boys 11 years ago. The...

California highway swamped by deadly mudslides…

California transportation officials say a key coastal highway swamped by deadly mudslides has reopened after a nearly two-week closure that caused traffic headaches across the region

Dozens of flights canceled at Denver airport due to storm

Officials say about 190 flights have been canceled at Denver International Airport as a winter storm moves through Colorado

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French Purists Don't Want Citizens To Say…

A society of high-minded French purists have deemed another English-derived word unfit for their language. According to the Local , Commission d'enrichissement de la langue française has zeroed in on the use of "smartphone." Known in English as the Enrichment Commission for the French Language, the group is affiliated with conservative...

He Said He Was Innocent for 40 Years. Google…

Facebook may have been one criminal's undoing—Google was another's saving grace. The Guardian has the story of Stephen Simmons, a 62-year-old British businessman whose frustration over a 1976 conviction for a crime he maintained he did not commit had never dissipated. He and two pals were arrested in June...

Senate moderates to pitch leaders on plan to end…

Restive Senate moderates in both parties are expressing hopes of finding a way out of the government shutdown mess as their leadership engaged in unrelenting finger-pointing over who was to blame for the stalemate

Same-sex active-duty couple marries at West Point

Two Army captains who met at West Point have returned there to be married, in what is believed to be the first same-sex marriage of active-duty personnel at the storied New York military academy

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California officials say key coastal highway swamped by deadly mudslides has reopened after nearly 2-week closure

California officials say key coastal highway swamped by deadly mudslides has reopened after nearly 2-week closure

Turkey Launches Offensive In Syria To Push Back…

Turkey considers the U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters to be terrorists.

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AP PHOTOS: Talented young dancers compete in…

Hundreds of ballet dancers between the ages of 9 and 19 have been auditioning in Chicago at the Youth America Grand Prix regional semifinals

Doc Doubts Man's Tapeworm. Then He Looks in the Bag

For a sushi-loving California man, there was good news and bad news. The good news: That pale string dangling out of his butt wasn't his intestines. It was, however, a very long worm. This particularly disgusting cautionary tale comes from a Jan. 8 episode of the medical podcast This Won't...

Has a Centuries-Old Aztec Mystery Been Solved?

Can the teeth of 10 people solve a centuries-old mystery? According to a study published Monday in Nature Ecology and Evolution , perhaps. Its authors suggest that an epidemic that killed as many as 17 million people over the course of two outbreaks in the 16th century and had a hand...

Buzz off: Ohio college want vultures to leave campus

An Ohio liberal-arts college is hanging effigies in trees and using pyrotechnics to move destructive vultures off campus

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Commercial rocket from New Zealand deploys small…

A rocket launched from New Zealand has successfully reached orbit carrying commercial satellites

He Becomes Twitter Sensation With Very First Post

Gary Lee had zero tweets to his name as of Jan. 12. That changed in a big way on Jan. 13, when he posted this series of tweets about his Korean heritage and suddenly became Twitter famous, reports Yahoo News . Lee once worked as a staffer in the Obama White...

Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island to reopen amid shutdown

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island will be open for visitors Monday, with New York state picking up the tab for the federal workers.