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Was ancient Jerusalem podium a lost-and-found?

A mysterious podium has been uncovered in the ruins of ancient Jerusalem. The pyramidal structure, which has a small set of stairs made of finely cut rectangular stones, may have once been a public venue where street preachers spoke, or it may have been a public lost-and-found, researchers said.<p>The …

Archaeology

Blake Shelton says he's a good 'Voice' mentor because he had one himself: Trace Adkins

With four wins, Blake Shelton is top dog among "The Voice" mentors. The competition begins again in earnest when the series returns for its ninth season on Sept. 21 and Shelton -- along with Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani -- will be pulling out all the stops.<p>But despite his …

Blake Shelton

Fairy-tale-inspired 'gremlin drones' could spy in swarms

When the U.S. military needs a new idea for drone technology, it turns to an unlikely source for inspiration: old fairy tales.<p>The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is responsible for developing new technologies for the military, recently announced its "gremlin" program, a …

Aviation

NC high school gridder faces felony charges over 'terrible' sexting law

A North Carolina high school quarterback is on the bench, facing felony charges and sex offender status for exchanging nude photos with his girlfriend when both were 16 -- all because of a state law one critic says "makes terrible sense."<p>Cormega Copening, 17, and his girlfriend, Brianna Denson, …

Crime

DEA chief says heroin ‘back with a vengeance,’ drugs a national security threat

“Not much of a gambler,” Chuck Rosenberg says about himself, a tad sheepishly. Indeed, in the seven deadly sins department, the new chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration is something of a zero: He’s never smoked marijuana, doesn’t drink alcohol, and lists as his only vice an excessive intake …

Cannabis

Florida gunmaker produces assault rifle 'never to be used by Muslim terrorists'

A new assault rifle being manufactured in central Florida has drawn fire after the gunmaker branded it the “Crusader” and said it was designed “to never be used by Muslim terrorists.”<p>Spike’s Tactical in Apopka etched its new $1,395 AR-15 with a Bible verse that says “Blessed be the Lord my Rock, …

Guns

5 details you shouldn't give Facebook

The whole point of Facebook is to share your life with other people. You probably have more than a few friends who fall into the over-sharing category. But don’t snicker. You may be one, too, and not even know it.<p>Here are five personal tidbits Facebook asks you to share that you’re much better off …

Social Media

Lost palace of Sparta possibly uncovered

An ancient Greek palace filled with cultic objects and clay tablets written in a lost script may be the long-lost palace of Mycenaean Sparta, one of the most famous civilizations of ancient Greece.<p>The 10-room complex, called Ayios Vassileios, was filled with striking artifacts, including fragments …

Ancient History

Mexican animators bring story of Polish WW2 saint Kolbe to screen | Reuters

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexcian filmmakers are making a 3D animation movie that introduces to a younger generation the life of a Polish monk who laid down his life for a stranger at Auschwitz death camp and was later canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.<p>“Max & Me” recounts the story of the …

Mexico City

Old Dominion University fraternity suspended amid uproar over suggestive signs

The national office of the Sigma Nu fraternity suspended all activities at its Old Dominion University chapter Monday as it opened an investigation into three sexually suggestive banners that were hung from the front porch of the group's off-campus house over the weekend.<p>"The Fraternity condemns …

Student Government

Beaver Dam Amphitheater nets 12K visitors in first full summer

Updated:Friday, February 16 2018 10:50 PM EST2018-02-17 03:50:24 GMT<p>Indiana is on the leading edge of a manufacturing comeback in this country. …

50 Genius Tips That'll Improve Any Outdoor Space

Especially if your yard is channeling "The Wasteland" instead of "The Secret Garden."<p>Especially if your yard is channeling "The Wasteland" instead of "The Secret Garden."

5 ways to be mentally strong

As a psychotherapist I’ve always had an interest in mental strength, but my interest in the subject became personal when I experienced a series of losses. In 2003, my mother passed away suddenly from a brain aneurysm. Then, on the third anniversary of her death, my 26-year-old husband died of a …

Self-help

70 years after WWII, Japanese company apologizes to US vets

A major Japanese corporation gave an unprecedented apology Sunday to a 94-year-old U.S. prisoner of war for using American POWs for forced labor during World War II, nearly 70 years after the war ended.<p>At the solemn ceremony hosted by the Museum of Tolerance at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los …

World War II

Bronze Age gold spirals may have been sacrificed to gods

A pile of 2,000 tangled gold spirals that bring to mind heaps of the fairy tale princess Rapunzel's golden locks were recently unearthed in Denmark.<p>Archaeologists discovered the 3,000-year-old delicate, glittering coils — each one measuring up to 1.2 inches long — in the town of Boeslunde, on the …

Archaeology

New System Helps Track Vaccine Data

Starting Wednesday, it will become easier for medical professionals to keep track of vaccines throughout Indiana.<p>The state now has a tracking system, …

Spencer Co. soldier to be featured on Nat-Geo for book

Updated:Friday, February 16 2018 10:50 PM EST2018-02-17 03:50:24 GMT<p>Indiana is on the leading edge of a manufacturing comeback in this country. …

Man convicted in 1985 cult killings dies in Nebraska prison

A man who had spent three decades on Nebraska's death row for the 1985 cult killings of two people, including a 5-year-old boy, has died in prison, officials said Monday.<p>Michael Ryan died around 5:45 p.m. Sunday at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institutional in southeast Nebraska, the Nebraska …

Nebraska

'We know that God is able': Student delivers powerful prayer at high school graduation

An Alabama high school graduation delivered a lot more than pomp and circumstance Thursday night when a medical emergency in the audience prompted one of the graduates to take to the podium and offer an extraordinary prayer that has garnered the teen nationwide attention.<p>According to the Trussville …

Faith

Remembering the Fallen: A Brief History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is about more than going out boats and grilling out. The day actually has a long history dating back to the Civil War.<p>The U.S. …

USA TODAY

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Apps

14 News WFIE

14 News WFIE delivers the latest news, sports, interactive weather radar and video directly to your mobile device. Stay connected no matter where you …

Lincoln's last ride: Veterans chip in to recreate Abe's hearse

Former soldiers from around the country are working on a recreation of President Lincoln's funeral hearse, nearly 130 years after it was destroyed in a fire.<p>The project is a labor of love for veterans, who have done their part and passed it along to the next soldier-turned-craftsman in preparation …

Veterans

ISIS assault on civilization targets relics once saved from looters

When Jabbar Jaafar watched video of ISIS members with sledge-hammers smashing artifacts as old as antiquity, the Iraqi-born cultural activist was outraged over a loss he described as immeasurable.<p>Jaafar's anger at the destruction of Iraqi artifacts, relics and statues by terrorists prompted him and …

Archaeology

No answers: Missing Flight 370 just one of dozens of vanished planes

It's been a year since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the 239 souls aboard it disappeared without a trace, and if the fates of scores of commercial, private and military planes that have vanished around the globe since 1948 are any indication, the world may never know what became of the …

Airplanes

Professors: US flag symbolizes racism, should not be displayed on campus

A group of university professors has signed a letter showing their solidarity with students who tried to ban the American flag at the University of California, Irvine – because they said Old Glory contributes to racism.<p>A group of Californian lawmakers is working on a bill that that would prohibit …

Student Government

Wreckage of Japanese WWII battleship located by Microsoft co-founder's research team

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says that he and a team of researchers have located the wreckage of the Japanese battleship Musashi, more than 70 years after it was sunk during World War II.<p>If confirmed as the Musashi, the find would complete eight years of searching by Allen's team, who have …

Battleships

Jesus' house? 1st-century structure may be where he grew up

Archaeologists working in Nazareth — Jesus' hometown — in modern-day Israel have identified a house dating to the first century that was regarded as the place where Jesus was brought up by Mary and Joseph.<p>The house is partly made of mortar-and-stone walls, and was cut into a rocky hillside. It was …

Archaeology