As Distracted Driving Awareness Month wraps up this week, authorities across the country are pleading with drivers to curb what the National Safety Council calls an epidemic.
While suicide has long been a public health issue in the United States, leading to more than 40,000 deaths each year, mental health experts are just coming to grips with how the internet influences suicide risk and prevention.
The date was July 24, 1933. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was sitting behind a desk in the White House's Diplomatic Reception Room. To his left was a microphone, to his right a glass of water. In front of him was his speech, written on a few pieces of paper.
The internet is a medium, for all its benefits, that has dark corners populated by anonymous actors (some not even real people) whose influence appears to be growing but not easily measured.
In severe weather events, many who live in Oklahoma’s Tornado Alley are used to seeing storms develop live on television via cameras in helicopters or on the dashboards of storm spotter vehicles. The University of Oklahoma, AT&T and The Weather Channel have taken this idea and supercharged it, installing live cameras on research vehicles and instruments that will, eventually, send radar data back in near-real time.
A recent AAA survey finds that, despite a nearly 40 percent decline in gas prices over the last five years, consumer interest in electric vehicles and hybrids has not waned. Key factors include lower long-term costs, desire for new technology and concern for the environment.
On the eve of Winamac High School's prom, the school’s chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions, or SADD, surprised the student body with a mock fatal crash.
Americans trying to stay healthy have abandoned sugary drinks for diet drinks in droves over the past few decades on the theory that the latter is better than the former. Now, more evidence has emerged to refute that rationale.
Small town aviation, farm and business interests fear the president’s plan to create the non-government body and likely finance it with user fees could benefit big city airports and commercial airlines, but create economic stress on remote communities.
Activists and scientists are expected to descend on the nation's capital Saturday to rally for environmental causes and government policies rooted in scientific research as part of the Earth Day and March for Science rallies. The demonstration comes a week after the Tax March and a week before the People's Climate March.
In December when Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called it an important step in helping foster solutions for heartbreaking illnesses like addiction.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. –– Bosco, a retired K-9 officer, rode by the side of his long-time partner, Lt. William Peters, for the last time on his way to the veterinarian clinic to be put to sleep.
Several years ago we had an opportunity to visit Luckenbach, Texas, a small spot best known to locals and fans of country music. Luckenbach gained widespread fame in 1977 when a song of the same name sung by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson hit the charts. During the chilly evening, we enjoyed local musicians pickin' guitars while visitors knocked back Lone Star longnecks inside the saloon. It was an evening well spent during our 2013 tour of the Hill Country.
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. –– The Cherokee Nation has filed a lawsuit in tribal court against McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc, CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., accusing the corporations of failing to prevent the flow of illegally prescribed opioids.
U.S. government scientists have found a dramatic impact from the continuing decline of coral reefs: The seafloor around them is eroding and sinking, deepening coastal waters and exposing nearby communities to damaging waves that reefs used to weaken.
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. –– Stability and hope are core values of the Anchor Program at Bloomsburg University, which hopes to help break the cycle of homelessness and poverty that often plagues children aging out of foster care.
CHARLESTON, W. Va. — Saying he was there to show basic compassion, Gov. Jim Justice signed into law the bill that makes West Virginia the 29th state to legalize medical marijuana.
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to bring back the war on drugs, but on medical marijuana - which he says "has been hyped, maybe too much" - he may be too late.
An Oklahoma community is celebrating after volunteers broke through a concrete floor to rescue a trapped 6-day-old puppy. The pup is now being nursed back to health by an unusual surrogate — a new mother cat.
A public school teacher in northern Georgia is no longer in the classroom after a video of her using racially charged language surfaced Wednesday night.
BOSTON - President Donald Trump wants to overhaul a visa program that allows U.S. companies to hire foreign workers, a move that could affect hundreds of Massachusetts companies from high-tech businesses to hospitals and colleges.
What could Aaron Hernandez have been thinking when he hanged himself in a prison cell, as has been reported, shortly after he was found not guilty of a double murder and with a possible appeal coming on his earlier murder conviction?
The high school journalism students who gained national attention after uncovering discrepancies in their new principal’s credentials — which led to the woman’s resignation — have been invited to attend the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner.
WASHINGTON -- The fear of getting audited by the Internal Revenue Service weighs on the minds of worried taxpayers as this year’s deadline for filing returns ended Tuesday.
INDIANAPOLIS — Hackers who break into computer systems and demand a ransom could face tougher penalties than initially proposed in a bill passing out of the Indiana General Assembly.
Three weeks before becoming president, Donald Trump weighed in on the threat of North Korea developing a nuclear warhead capable of reaching the U.S.: "It won't happen," he vowed on Twitter.
BOSTON — Aaron Hernandez, former New England Patriots football player, was found hanged to death in his prison cell in Massachusetts early today, the State Corrections Department reports.
EDMOND, Okla. — An Oklahoma sheriff's deputy has died after being shot multiple times in the chest and face while serving an eviction notice early Tuesday morning.
MANKATO, Minn. –– After being the target of an attempted murder plot by his ex-wife and mother-in-law, Shaun Wilson said he is relieved they're headed to prison, but will never feel at ease again.
In March, a crime watch group in Kokomo organized and encouraged a boycott of the Village Pantry convenience store and presented a list of demands detailing how the store should improve. The group has viewed the store as a source of crime in the area.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - Seven generations of Gartmans have birthed calves in this barn, a white-roofed, red-sided structure within a short walk of the land the first Gartmans are buried on.
BOSTON — Massachusetts gun owners could have their firearms taken under a controversial plan to keep weapons out of the hands of people with mental illness or who are deemed dangerous.
FARGO, Ga. — Residents of this small town near the Florida town are keeping a close eye on the fire in the nearby Okefenokee Swamp and are prepared to evacuate if need be.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. –– While her students were gone over winter break, and fellow teachers were home with their families, Carla Arnold spent two weeks transforming her classroom into a desk-less space where students get to choose where they will be the most comfortable and productive.
KIRON, Iowa - Russell Paulson had already heard by the time he arrived at the Quik Mart for his afternoon coffee. Walt Miller had died.
ATLANTA — Georgia residents who lease vehicles will pay less in taxes under a proposal that could deal a major blow to the state budget over time.
The rate of stroke among young people has apparently been rising steadily since 1995, according to a study published this week. Hospitalization rates for stroke increased for women between the ages of 18 and 44, and nearly doubled for men in that age range from 1995 through 2012.
CANNONSBURG, Ky. — The elegant black cat glided across the carpeted living room floor of her new home in northeastern Kentucky, thousands of miles and a far cry from her previous home in war-torn Afghanistan.
WASECA, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture received a grant to help give food businesses owners a solid start as they enter the market with plenty of passion, but not always a background in business.
WASHINGTON - Some wore shirts with an image of President Donald Trump as the Monopoly mascot hauling a bag of money. Others taunted the president with signs that said they would show him their taxes, if he showed them his. And in front of a few thousand people on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol there was an oversized inflatable chicken with hair resembling Trump's, suggesting the president is "too chicken" to release his taxes to the public.
Two judges issued separate orders temporarily blocking Arkansas from carrying out a series of executions scheduled to begin next week, throwing into question whether the state would be able to carry out some or any of the lethal injections as planned.
THOMASVILLE, Ga. — When it comes to improving reading skills and fluency for young children, a South Georgia school system’s got an app for that.
EL CAJON, Calif. - Rhonda Fattohi gathered the children on the rug at the front of the classroom, a cluster of eager faces awaiting her next cue. By some stroke of luck, they had made it here, 20 third-, fourth- and fifth-graders whose families had escaped turmoil and hardship in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Mexico.
The James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful space telescope ever built, is on schedule to launch on October 2018 at dawn from French Guiana in South America.
Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was acquitted of two counts of first-degree murder on Friday, following six days of jury deliberations that lasted more than 40 hours, the Associated Press reports. The jury also acquitted Hernandez of having allegedly shot Alexander Bradley, the prosecution's key witness.
BOSTON — Four months after marijuana became legal in Massachusetts, people are still getting arrested for pot-related offenses, and police are refusing to give back confiscated drugs, according to court records and interviews with law enforcement officials.