| Apr 6, 2014
| 4:49 PM
A world-class swimmer and 2016 Olympic hopeful showed up at a Crystal Lake banquet hall Sunday morning to surprise a 13-year-old boy who in February was the target of an alleged hate crime in his Crystal Lake middle school.
BJ Johnson, 26, a USA...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Southwest Airlines flight attendant Marty Cobb has gone viral -- just for giving the in-flight safety briefing on a recent flight.
Cobb's one-liners delivered with impeccable comic timing sent a YouTube video of her hilarious instructions into the...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Most people won't disagree that serving in military or being a lumberjack are far more dangerous jobs than being a newspaper reporter.
But that didn't stop the career of newspaper reporting ranking in the bottom three of the 200 best and worst jobs...
| Mar 27, 2014
Disney World annual passholders are finding MagicBands in their mailboxes, ushering in a new phase of the long-term testing of the company's billion-dollar reservation system. Inside the packaging are instructions on how to wear them ("Mickey facing up")...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:39 AM
A recent study shows that frequent nightmares can provide insight into a person's health, and recurring nightmares can be a sign of health conditions, including heart problems and severe infections.
According to the study by sleep researchers at...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:33 PM
University of South Florida forensic anthropologists are learning more about the identities of remains found months ago from a hidden cemetery at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, the state's longest running reform school.
According to the Tampa Bay...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 6:07 PM
Instead of a fantasy date, a high-school senior got suspended for three and a half days for asking Miss America Nina Davuluri to prom when she hosted a question-and-answer session at his Pennsylvania school, reports time.com.
Patrick Farves, a senior...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 10:24 AM
A Florida school board member wants parents who pick up their children to pick up their pants, too.
Broward County board member Rosalind Osgood wants parents to lead by example, starting with their wardrobes. She says that any dress code inside the...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Toyota Motor Corp. agreed to pay a $1.2-billion fine to settle a four-year federal criminal investigation into whether it properly reported safety complaints about the sudden acceleration of its vehicles to regulators.
It is the largest penalty of its...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 10:24 PM
WASHINGTON — Federal regulators twice declined to investigate faulty ignition switches in General Motors Co. cars that led to 13 deaths — even though one official found "a pattern" of problems, according to a new congressional report.
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:36 PM
For just a few million dollars, General Motors Co. could have replaced a defective ignition switch that ultimately has been linked to 13 deaths and is expected to cost the automaker billions in repairs, fines and litigation.
GM need only have spent an...