Weight loss surgery better for diabetes than exercise, study shows Weight loss surgery better for diabetes than exercise, study shows
Sam Catherman - Jul 04, 2015
A new study suggests that gastric weight loss surgeries may be more effective at treating diabetes than traditional treatments like exercise and proper diet.
Seahorse's tail could inspire a new generation of robots Seahorse's tail could inspire a new generation of robots
Sam Catherman - Jul 04, 2015
A new study that examines the bizarre spinal plates in seahorses could influence robotic design, making robots lighter, stronger, and more flexible.
Government probes airline industry on suspicions of collusion Government probes airline industry on suspicions of collusion
Sam Catherman - Jul 04, 2015
The Department of Justice has launched a federal investigation into four airlines that allegedly have colluded to artificially drive up ticket prices.
What is causing the sudden increase in shark attacks? What is causing the sudden increase in shark attacks?
Sam Catherman - Jul 04, 2015
A recent rash of shark attacks of the coast of North and South Carolina has scientists scratching their heads as they look for a reason for the increase.
Babbler birds reveal key element of human language
Babbler birds reveal key element of human language
Sam Catherman - Jul 01, 2015
Scientists studying the chestnut-crowned babbler, a highly social Australian bird, have discovered that it can string together sounds to form its own rudimentary language.

Hades, the centipede from hell, found deep below the Earth's surface
Hades, the centipede from hell, found deep below the Earth's surface
Sam Catherman - Jun 30, 2015
A newly discovered species of centipede, named Hades, after the Greek god of the underworld, was discovered living at a depth of over 1100 meters below the surface of the Earth.

Spiny prehistoric worm discovered in southern China
Spiny prehistoric worm discovered in southern China
Sam Catherman - Jun 30, 2015
A team of paleontologists from Cambridge University and Yunnan University has unearthed the fossil of a truly bizarre prehistoric worm that they say protected itself with a fierce coat of body armor.

Boston Marathon Bomber apologizes:
Boston Marathon Bomber apologizes: "I am sorry for the lives that I've taken."
Anna Jiang - Jun 25, 2015
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev breaks his silence for the first time in court with an apology issues to this families of his victims.

Here's why the latest Hillary Clinton scandal could sink her 2016 presidential campaign
Here's why the latest Hillary Clinton scandal could sink her 2016 presidential campaign
Dan Taylor - May 19, 2015
A Hillary Clinton scandal never seems that far away -- and this latest one could be the straw that breaks the camel's back.

Is Nebraska about to repeal the death penalty?
Is Nebraska about to repeal the death penalty?
Sam Catherman - May 16, 2015
A bill in Nebraska would outlaw the death penalty, but faces major partisan hurdles in the state legislature.

White House grants conditional approval to Shell's Arctic drilling plans
White House grants conditional approval to Shell's Arctic drilling plans
Anna Jiang - May 11, 2015
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has granted conditional approval for Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc. to drill up to six exploratory wells off the coast of the Arctic.

Senate passes budget, but disagreements persist
Senate passes budget, but disagreements persist
Sam Catherman - May 06, 2015
The republican-controlled senate just passed a budget framework for the Federal Government this Tuesday.

Second Amendment: Oregon's new background check law
Second Amendment: Oregon's new background check law
Sam Catherman - May 05, 2015
Oregon just passed a law requiring background checks on all private firearm sales, much to the dismay of Second Amendment advocates.

Relative of Boston Marathon bomber blame the older brother:
Relative of Boston Marathon bomber blame the older brother: "You always listen to your older sibling."
Anna Jiang - May 05, 2015
Aunts and cousins of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev gave heartfelt testimony on Monday in an attempt to convince the jury to spare him the death penalty.

President Obama unveils My Brother's Keeper Alliance:
President Obama unveils My Brother's Keeper Alliance: "These kids are all our kids."
Anna Jiang - May 05, 2015
President Obama introduced My Brother's Keeper Alliance following riots in Baltimore, an organization that aims to help boy and young men of color.

China in Antarctica; A challenge to US?
China in Antarctica; A challenge to US?
Sam Catherman - May 04, 2015
China positions itself for influence in Antarctica, eyeing natural resources like oil, fish, and freshwater.

Scott Walker knows how to run a campaign better than Romney or Bush
Scott Walker knows how to run a campaign better than Romney or Bush
Sam Catherman - May 04, 2015
Scott Walker has a history of offering up campaign advice, and he appears ready to make a run for office himself.

Republicans target 'Obamacare,' boost defense spending with new budget plan
Republicans target 'Obamacare,' boost defense spending with new budget plan
Sam Catherman - May 03, 2015
Republicans in the House sent the Senate a new budget plan that seeks to repeal Obamacare and increase defense spending.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich: I can raise enough money to become GOP's 2016 candidate
Ohio Gov. John Kasich: I can raise enough money to become GOP's 2016 candidate
Dan Taylor - May 01, 2015
Kasich spoke to reports during a lunch on Friday, telling them that he believes he can raise the cash necessary to win the presidency -- and he intends to do exactly that.

Could high blood pressure lower your risk of developing Alzheimer's?
Sam Catherman - Jun 30, 2015
Researchers have discovered a link between high systolic blood pressure and Alzheimer's disease, although the reason for the connection might surprise you.

Will the Export-Import bank lock its doors for good on Tuesday?
Sam Catherman - Jun 30, 2015
The charter for the Export-Import Bank, which provides loan guarantees to U.S. Exporters, is set to expire this Tuesday for the first time in 81 years, but will Republicans allow the charter to be renewed?

Arthritis drug restores pigment in patient with vitiligo
Sam Catherman - Jun 27, 2015
Researchers from the Yale School of Medicine have shown that a drug typically used to treat arthritis can restore the pigment in patients suffering from the disorder vitiligo.

Republican lawmakers call for the dismissal of top execs after agency is hacked
Anna Jiang - Jun 26, 2015
A group of eighteen Republican lawmakers sent a letter to President Barack Obama calling for the dismissal of two Office of Personnel Management (OPM) executives Katherine Archuleta and Donna Seymour.

Obama calls for elimination of symbols of racism
Anna Jiang - Jun 26, 2015
President Obama led thousands of mourners in singing "Amazing Grace" at the funeral of Reverend Clementa Pinckney, a victim of the Charleston shootings.

Trump proves popular in New Hampshire Poll
Anna Jiang - Jun 25, 2015
Donald Trump came in second in a New Hampshire Poll, a victory that analysts attribute to the business mogul's name recognition and success.

Shocking study shows dramatic drop in underage drinking
Sam Catherman - Jun 16, 2015
A surprising find from a survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shows that American teens are leaving the booze behind - and the reason why may surprise you.

Antarctica is melting faster than ever - here's the problem
Sam Catherman - May 22, 2015
A new satellite imaging study from Bristol University in the UK explains just how fast glaciers in Antarctica are melting into the sea, and why that's a huge problem.

Washington State unveils first dinosaur fossil ever
Sam Catherman - May 21, 2015
After three years of painstaking work, a team of Washington researchers has announced the state's first official dinosaur fossil.

A blow to anti-vaxxers: California approves forced vaccination bill
Dan Taylor - May 19, 2015
If the bill becomes law, California parents will be forced to either vaccinate their children or pull them out of state-licensed schools.

CDC predicts how you will die based on your home state [photo]
Sam Catherman - May 17, 2015
A new CDC map visualizes the most distinctive causes of death across the country.

2016 GOP hopefuls flock to Georgia for 'SEC primary' as campaign heats up
Dan Taylor - May 16, 2015

Chris Christie is trying to get voters to forget about 'Bridgegate'
Dan Taylor - May 15, 2015
The New Jersey governor has his eyes on the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, but his ugly scandal involving a bridge could get in his way.

Martin O'Malley will run for president: report
Dan Taylor - May 15, 2015
The former Maryland governor has made it abundantly clear in recent conference calls that he will seek to take on Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

Secret Service failure caused by systematic problems in the agency: " They could have and should have reported this up the chain."
Anna Jiang - May 14, 2015
John Roth, inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security, blames the March 4th incident on a systemic problem in which lower ranking officials of the Secret Service were afraid to report higher ranking officials.

It's official: Former UN Ambassador John Bolton won't run in 2016
Dan Taylor - May 14, 2015
Bolton has turned down a chance at the GOP presidential nomination -- how will that shake up the field?

NASA approves design for animal-inspired space-faring "soft" robot
Sam Catherman - May 13, 2015
The new "soft robot" could be used to search for life on Europa, one of Jupiter's moons.

House passes bill to end bulk data collection program
Anna Jiang - May 13, 2015
The USA Freedom Act passed through the house a 338-88 vote and will narrow investigators' data-collection power only to cases where the government sets out tightly targeted "specific selection terms."

House passes bill banning late-term abortions: "[This is] the most pro-life legislation to ever come before this body."
Anna Jiang - May 13, 2015
The House of Representatives approved on Wednesday to pass a GOP ban on abortions after the twentieth week of pregnancy after controversial rape provisions were dropped.

NASA discovers mysterious bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres
Sam Catherman - May 13, 2015
The Dawn space probe sent NASA photographs of two mysterious bright spots on the dwarf planet's surface.

University of Hawaii to influence the Barack Obama Foundation
Anna Jiang - May 12, 2015
The Barack Obama Foundations seeks to establish a presence in Hawaii and will be collaborating with the University of Hawaii.

Poverty summit suggests changes in political thoughts
Anna Jiang - May 12, 2015
A poverty summit on Tuesday offered a hint at how currents of thought may be shifting since the era of welfare reform and a tough-on-crime crackdown in the 1990s.

Obama rounds out 50-state tour in South Dakota
Sam Catherman - May 10, 2015
President Obama is now the fourth President to visit all 50 states after a recent trip to South Dakota.

How to watch Saturday's Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad match, plus highlights
Sam Catherman - May 08, 2015
Saturday, May 9 - watch this live stream of the Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad match, for la liga title.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will not seek GOP nomination: "I will focus my attention on continuing Michigan's reinvention."
Anna Jiang - May 07, 2015
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder ended weeks of speculation on Thursday when he issued a statement that he will not be seeking a GOP presidential nomination for the 2016 race.

Federal Prosecutors charge 33 in California for illegal selling of prescription drugs
Anna Jiang - May 07, 2015
Nearly three dozen people in California have been charged with illegal selling of millions of dollars in prescription drugs and engagement in bank fraud, money laundering and racketeering.

State Department official calls Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email "not acceptable"
Anna Jiang - May 06, 2015
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email on a private server was condemn by a senior State Department official at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

Florida Lieutenant Governor may enter U.S. Senate race
Anna Jiang - May 06, 2015
Florida Republican Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera will face plenty of competition if he ultimately decides to run.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch makes trip to Baltimore: ""We're here to hold your hands and provide support."
Anna Jiang - May 05, 2015
Loretta Lynch visits police officers, relatives of Gray, and community leaders in an effort to push for better relations between the city and the Justice Department.

Who leaked this Star Wars: Rogue One trailer?
Sam Catherman - May 04, 2015
The Star Wars Rogue One Trailer was leaked after a fan festival in Anaheim, California this April.

Hillary Clinton making campaign stop in Las Vegas
Sam Catherman - May 04, 2015
Hillary Clinton will visit Las Vegas on Tuesday to discuss immigration reform with potential voters.

Boehner gives cold shoulder to 9/11 responders seeking healthcare bill extension
Sam Catherman - May 04, 2015
Speaker John Boehner faces pressure from 9/11 responders to extend the Zardoga Act, which provides healthcare to more than 33,000 people.

MTA bans political ads: "Our riders and the public need not have their safety or serenity violated."
Anna Jiang - Apr 29, 2015
MTA decides to ban political ads after a pro-Israel, anti-muslim group wanted to put up incensory ads despite warnings that the ban would be questioned by judges.

Gay marriage cases deferred to the Supreme Court
Anna Jiang - Apr 29, 2015
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals decided on Wednesday to postpone and consolidate a May 12 hearing scheduled to consider the constitutionality of Nebraska and three other states' gay-marriage bans.

Arizona man arrested for 3 murders 15 years later
Anna Jiang - Apr 26, 2015
David Duane Watson was arrested Saturday for the murders of three women nearly 15 years later after DNA testing and technology advancements provided more information.