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Kentucky fire captain injured in ice bucket challenge dies

A central Kentucky firefighter injured in an "ice bucket challenge" has died a month after a power line shocked him and another man.<p>Campbellsville Fire Chief Kyle Smith said 41-year-old Tony Grider died Saturday. Grider was a captain with the department on Aug. 21. He and 22-year-old firefighter …

Life Lessons From One of the World's Oldest Men

Buddhika Weerasinghe—Getty Images<p>Danny Johnston—AP<p>Kimberly P. Mitchell—AP<p>Joseph C. Lin for TIME<p>Dina Rudick—Boston Globe/Getty Images<p>Danilo …

Living Rooms

This WWII veteran on ultimate wait list: He gets benefits after 68 years

The Veterans Administration is under fire for its long waiting lists, but it's unlikely any of America's service members can match the claim by Milton Rackham: It took 68 years before he was given the benefits he earned in battle.<p>The 89-year-old Rackham, of Belding, Mich., lived for decades without …

Marine jailed in Mexico remains hopeful despite being beaten, chained to bed in prison

A U.S. Marine who is jailed in Mexico on gun charges told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren that he remains hopeful despite the fact he has been beaten, chained to a bed and verbally harassed while in custody.<p>In an exclusive interview on “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” Thursday, Sgt. Andrew …

'An incredible outpouring of love': High school senior gets surprise graduation just for her

After a trying year in which her father battled colon cancer and heart problems, Georgia high school senior Annie Cusack was looking forward to sharing an uplifting moment with her family at her graduation.<p>But on May 17, the day of her graduation, the 18-year-old woke up in the middle of the night …

High School

Man who inspired neighbors to set out 'Chairs for Charlie' dies from cancer

The beloved Houston man who took daily walks around his neighborhood as he fought leukemia and inspired an outpouring of “Chairs for Charlie” that gave him a place to rest, has died from complications of the disease.<p>Charlie George, 64, died Tuesday at MD Anderson Cancer Center, said his wife, …

Cancer

LeVar Burton cries after 'Reading Rainbow' campaign raises $1 million - TODAY.com

Fans of "Reading Rainbow" had until July to raise $1 million to bring the show back for the Web. It took 11 hours.<p>An emotional LeVar Burton watched as the Kickstarter campaign that he had launched on Wednesday hit the $1 million mark, and then, with tears in his eyes, he thanked the people who had …

Pop Culture

Remarkable 3D Illusion Drawings by Nagai Hideyuki

Japanese artist Nagai Hideyuki demonstrates his mastery of perspective in remarkable 3D illusion drawings. He posts tutorials and drawing time-lapses …

Drawing

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Deadly security incident at Air Force base under investigation<p>Newborn reunited with parents after being taken by Native American tribe<p>Serial bombing …

Santa Barbara County

Pakistani Woman Stoned to Death in 'Honor Killing' Was Pregnant

ISLAMABAD — The postmortem of a Pakistani woman killed for marrying the man she loved has established that she was five months pregnant, her stepson told Reuters on Wednesday.<p>Farzana Iqbal, 25, was stoned to death by her family outside one of Pakistan's top courts in the city of Lahore on Tuesday …

Pakistan

Six elderly people in China kill themselves 'before burial ban'

Suicides in Anqing reported to be a reaction to new regulations ordering that those who die after 1 June should be cremated<p>Six elderly people in China are said to have killed themselves to ensure they died before new regulations banning coffin burials come into force, a newspaper has reported.<p>China …

Gunmen in Pakistan kill American doctor in front of his wife, son

Gunmen in Pakistan shot dead a visiting American cardiologist from the minority Ahmadi sect in front of his wife and toddler son on Monday as they left a cemetery after visiting relatives' graves, police said.<p>The two gunmen riding a motorcycle shot Mehdi Ali Qamar 10 times at close range in the …

'All I could do was hug him': Grad, 18, reunites with firefighter who saved her as a baby

Last Sunday was a landmark occasion for 18-year-old Skyler James, and not just because she celebrated graduating from high school.<p>For the first time, she also got to meet the firefighter who, on a bitterly cold November morning in 1995, found her — a newborn baby — abandoned beneath a snow-laden …

Empathy

'We're stronger than we were': On eve of his last graduation, Columbine principal looks back

When the class of 2014 graduates from Columbine High School on Saturday, principal Frank DeAngelis will take the stage to hand out their diplomas — and to celebrate his own kind of graduation.<p>After 35 years at the school — 18 of which he spent as principal, memorably shepherding the community …

High School

Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith settle feud in epic drum-off - TODAY.com

Celebrity feuds are always interesting, but they're rarely as fun as the one that touched off between Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith when the former claimed to be the latter during a recent Reddit AMA. That's partly because there was never any real bad blood between the …

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Lion, tiger, bear share special bond at sanctuary

The three animals, found as cubs in an Atlanta drug dealer’s basement, have been best friends for 13 years. They share a cage at Noah’s Ark, a Georgia animal sanctuary. NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez reports.

Georgia (U.S. State)

New York mom fuming after daughter gets school letter calling her overweight

A New York City mom was fit to be tied Wednesday after her 4-foot-1, 66-pound daughter came home from school with a note calling her fat.<p>Eight-year-old Gwendolyn Williams is anything but fat, but her mom worries that the school's note, citing her body mass index, has left her daughter confused …

Husband of Christian woman sentenced to death for faith says she won't convert

An American citizen whose pregnant wife has been sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to renounce her Christian faith told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Friday that his wife is staying strong in her convictions despite her ordeal.<p>Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, whose Christian husband Daniel Wani …

Camera lost in shipwreck found 2 years later with pictures intact

A camera lost in the Pacific Ocean during a shipwreck two years ago has been found and is being returned to its owner with the pictures and videos still intact.<p>The Vancouver Sun reports two Canadian university students were out on a research dive earlier this month when they stumbled across the …

Antarctic glaciers melting 'passed point of no return'

The vast glaciers of western Antarctica are rapidly melting and losing ice to the sea and almost certainly have "passed the point of no return," according to new work by two separate teams of scientists.<p>The likely result: a rise in global sea levels of 4 feet or more in the coming centuries, says …

FBI: Hundreds Have Contacted Us About Pedophile Case

Hundreds of people have contacted the FBI about a teacher suspected of drugging and molesting boys during a four-decade career at international schools on four continents, greatly expanding the potential number of suspected victims.<p>The FBI said last month that William Vahey had molested at least 90 …

Crime

Sudan woman faces death penalty for apostasy

A Sudanese court has given a 27-year-old woman until Thursday to abandon her Christian faith or face a death sentence, judicial sources have said.<p>Mariam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag, who was born to a Muslim father, was charged with apostasy, as well as adultery, for marrying a Christian man, something …

After braving gunfire to save comrades, Army vet gets highest U.S. military honor

Kyle White now has two pieces of metal to wear -- one, a bracelet inscribed with the names of his six comrades killed in an ambush in Afghanistan, the other, a Medal of Honor given to him for his valor that ensured that death toll wasn't higher.<p>Speaking minutes after President Barack Obama gave him …

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Fine Art

Hurricane hiatus: Will the USA's luck run out this year?

Will this be the year the USA's luck runs out?<p>With the Atlantic hurricane season starting June 1, the nation is enjoying two record streaks for a lack of hurricanes: It's been nine years since the last hit from a "major" hurricane and also nine years since a hurricane of any sort hit Florida, …

Christian in Sudan sentenced to death for faith; 'I'm just praying,' husband says

Hours after a Sudanese court sentenced his pregnant wife to death when she refused to recant her Christian faith, her husband told CNN he feels helpless.<p>"I'm so frustrated. I don't know what to do," Daniel Wani told CNN on Thursday. "I'm just praying."<p>This week a Khartoum court convicted his wife, …