Amy Emery

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The New Congress Comes to Work

Why 2015 Will Be One Second Longer Than 2014

How will you spend it?<p>You won't get an extra full day added to your year until February 29, 2016. But this year we at least get to have a leap second.<p>The reason is that Earth's rotation isn't a perfect 24 hours thanks to some fluctuations from tidal effects and changes under the surface that …

Earth Science

Ford recalls SUVs because drivers are accidentally turning them off

Ford is recalling about 13,500 2015 Lincoln MKC because drivers are shutting the vehicle off by mistake.<p>Drivers are mistakenly touching the crossover SUV's push-button ignition button while the car is driving, Ford found.<p>The MKC has buttons to put the car in different gears, rather than a …

University of Virginia fraternity activities to resume under new rules

A month after a damaging Rolling Stone story about campus rape was discredited, University of Virginia officials announced that fraternity and sorority activities can resume immediately.<p>To be able to participate in activities again, sororities and fraternities have agreed to a slew of stipulations …

Crime

Police: Georgia mom also searched Internet on child deaths in cars

<b>(CNN) —</b> Leanna Harris, the mother of a Georgia toddler who died locked in a hot car, has told authorities that she researched such deaths and how they occur, according to a police affidavit.<p>Her husband, Justin Ross Harris, the child's father, who is in jail without bond, has also told police that …

Barack Obama threatens Keystone XL veto

<b>President Barack Obama will veto a bill approving the controversial Keystone XL pipeline if it passes Congress, the White House has said.</b><p>It is the first major legislation to be introduced in the Republican-controlled Congress and a vote is expected in the House later this week.<p>Spokesman Josh …

Missing Christian Missionary's Boat Capsized Off Hawaii's Big Island

HONOLULU (AP) — A sailor missing since a boat capsized off Hawaii's Big Island was trying to spread Christianity.<p>The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported (http://bit.ly/1BBMLqv ) that Aaron Bremner, 24, is part of a group called Youth With a Mission that was preparing for a two-year voyage. They were …

Earthquake measuring 6.6 magnitude strikes south of Panama: USGS | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck off the west coast of Panama on Wednesday, about 261 kms (162.18 miles) south of the city of David, the U.S. Geological Survey said.<p>No tsunami warning was issued for the area following the quake, which was initially registered at 6.8 but was …

Nine earthquakes rattle North Texas in under 24 hours

Nine earthquakes ranging in magnitude from 1.6 to 3.6 rattled North Texas over a period of less than 24 hours late Tuesday and early Wednesday.<p>The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the temblors in the Dallas suburb of Irving. No major damage or injuries were reported.<p>The first earthquake, a magnitude …

Sisters, 15 and 11, charged with killing older brother

<b>(CNN) —</b> It could be weeks before the public knows if 11- and 15-year-old sisters will be charged as adults in the shooting death of their brother, as a Florida prosecutor has 30 days to make his next move in the fratricide case.<p>At a Wednesday news conference, State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister said …

Series of small quakes rumble through Dallas area

DALLAS — Six earthquakes — all centered near the old Texas Stadium site in Irving — jolted the Dallas area Tuesday.<p>No damage was reported from the temblors.<p>Two quakes measuring 3.5 magnitude event at 3:10 p.m. CT and a 3.6 magnitude tremor at 6:52 p.m. were "double event" at around 8:12 p.m. …

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:<p>1. DEADLY ATTACK IN PARIS<p>France launches a …

Taliban Chief Behind Pakistan School Massacre Promises More Attacks

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The head of the group behind last month's horrific Pakistani school massacre that left 153 dead said the militants would strike again if the government continued to target its members and their families. "You will forget the Peshawar school attack when you face more deadly …

Afghanistan

U.S. court upholds NY state vaccination requirement for students | Reuters

(Reuters) - New York state’s requirement that children be vaccinated in order to attend public school does not violate parents’ religious rights under the U.S. Constitution, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.<p>A three-judge panel of the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Manhattan also ruled …

New York City to Lift Ban on Students' Cellphones in Schools

New York City schools will soon permit more than 1.1 million students to bring cellphones and other devices to class, overturning a ban.<p>The new rules …

Gay marriage bans in three southern states on trial at U.S. appeals court | Reuters

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court this week will hear arguments on whether to strike down, or keep in place, same-sex marriage bans in three conservative southern states including Texas, the most populous state that does not allow gay couples to wed.<p>From right to left; Jeff …

Washington state school district cancels classes after reports of gunman | Reuters

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A lockdown was lifted at a Washington state school district near Seattle on Wednesday but authorities canceled classes and were sending students home after reports of an armed man on the campus of an elementary school, the King County Sheriff said.<p>Police searched all schools in …

Republicans in Congress Just Made it Easier to Cut Taxes

In one of the first items of Congressional business yesterday, Republicans gave themselves a new magic wand. When you wave it over a major piece of …

130 Students Eat Insect-Infested Food

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CDC Declares National Flu Epidemic | The Takeaway | WNYC

Normally, a break from the classroom or workplace helps curb the spread of disease, but the exact opposite is happening this year. The CDC declared …

Shooter at Texas VA hospital was former employee who had threatened victim

A man who fatally shot a doctor at a west Texas veterans’ hospital before turning the gun on himself was a former clerk at the clinic who had threatened the victim in 2013, the FBI said Wednesday.<p>The FBI identified the gunman in Tuesday’s shooting as Jerry Serrato. Douglas Lindquist, who heads the …

Crime

California Measles Outbreak Continues To Spread Beyond Disneyland

California health officials say they are currently battling "a large outbreak" of measles that has spread across the state and beyond.<p>As of Feb. 11, there were 110 cases of measles in California, 59 of which are related to the Disneyland outbreak, according to the state Department of Public …

Girl Accused in Brother's Killing Had Been Locked in Room

A 15-year-old girl accused of fatally shooting her brother in Florida Monday was frequently kept locked in her bedroom with a bucket for a toilet, sometimes for days, police said Wednesday.<p>The 15-year-old is accused of fatally shooting her 16-year-old brother as he slept on the living room floor of …

2 dead, many injured in 18-vehicle pileup during whiteout

CLARION, Pa. (AP) — An 18-vehicle pileup that occurred in whiteout conditions on an interstate on Wednesday killed two people and left dozens …

Wintry weather around US brings fatalities, school closings

Dangerously cold air has sent temperatures plummeting into the single digits around the U.S., with wind chills driving them even lower. Throw in the …