Why You Should Beware of Tax-Refund Loans
It takes at least a few days, sometimes longer, to receive your refund after you've filed your taxes with the IRS. Some people, though, just can't seem to wait. This almost certainly is a bad decision.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Dead
The longtime president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, died on Tuesday at the age of 58, following a two-year battle with cancer.
Hot Air Balloon Explodes in Mid-Air Over Egypt, Killing 18
A hot air balloon carrying a group of tourists near Luxor, Egypt, exploded in mid-air Tuesday, killing 18 people in the deadliest accident ever of its kind.
Mean Teachers Tricked Their Students Into Thinking They Were Going to Disney World
A pair of teachers (not pictured) at Roseland Public School in Ontario, Canada, pulled a mean prank on their students. They told the eighth-graders that their end-of-the-year school trip would be to Disney World. The next day, they announced that the trip would merely be to a bowling alley. Ha …
Thieves Pull Off $50 Million Diamond Heist (Yes, $50 Million)
It's the kind of thing that, if you saw it in a movie, you'd call it implausible: international jewel thieves stole $50 million in diamonds at the airport.
Police Exchange Gunfire With Alleged Cop-Killer Christopher Dorner
Going on right now in Big Bear, California, is a gunfight between law-enforcement officials and alleged cop-killer Christopher Dorner. Multiple officers have apparently been injured during the battle, in which hundreds of rounds have been fired.
What We Know About Pope Benedict’s Resignation
In stunning news, Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday morning from the Vatican that he will resign his position as head of the Catholic Church, effective on February 28. This has already set off a flurry of speculation, largely because no pope has voluntarily done so since the year 1415.
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Former SEAL, ‘American Sniper’ Author Chris Kyle Killed at Gun Range, Possibly by Marine
Chris Kyle, a highly decorated Iraq War veteran and one of the most accomplished snipers in American military history, was killed while at a gun range outside Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday. Reports are now surfacing about the man suspected of shooting him, Eddie Ray Routh, a former Marine and also …
Who Would You Rather Have at Quarterback, Colin Kaepernick or Joe Flacco? — Sports Survey …
As you may have heard, there's a big football game this weekend. The two starting quarterbacks both come with question marks, but both also have their fans—and those numbers grow by the day. So which would you rather have?
Student Shot at Atlanta Middle School
A 14-year-old student at Price Middle School in Atlanta was shot in the head or neck on Thursday afternoon. The student was taken to the hospital; his condition has not been officially released, but reports say that he is alert, conscious and breathing.
Gunman Shoots and Kills Bus Driver, Holds 6-Year-Old Hostage in Bunker
On Tuesday afternoon, a man in Dale County, Alabama, near Midland City, got on a school bus, demanded a child be let off with him, then shot and killed the bus driver when he refused. The shooter, identified as Jimmy Lee Dykes, then took the boy from the bus and is currently holed up with him in an …
North Korea Threatens Nuclear Test, Calls U.S. Its ‘Archenemy’
Sometimes—like when they call themselves "space conquerors" after launching a satellite that broke almost immediately and tumbled out of orbit—it can be hard to take North Korea seriously. Other times—like when they threaten another test of their nuclear program a…