CDC predicts how you will die based on your home state [photo] 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 2016 GOP hopefuls flock to Georgia for 'SEC primary' as campaign heats up
Dan Taylor - May 16, 2015
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.
Chris Christie is trying to get voters to forget about 'Bridgegate' 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.
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.

White House encounters skepticism at Silicon Valley: “There are lots of problems with these ideas.”
White House encounters skepticism at Silicon Valley: "There are lots of problems with these ideas."
Anna Jiang - Apr 26, 2015
Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter calls for the next generation of engineers and software pioneers to defend the White House against hackers.

Report: NASA working on dark-energy mission with spy agency telescope
Report: NASA working on dark-energy mission with spy agency telescope
TSC_admin - Apr 24, 2015
What is NASA spying on?

NASA's NexSS team will hunt universe for alien life
NASA's NexSS team will hunt universe for alien life
TSC_admin - Apr 24, 2015
NASA begins the hunt for alien life.

Ted Cruz calls for more force against ISIS:
Ted Cruz calls for more force against ISIS: "We will destroy them."
Anna Jiang - Apr 19, 2015
Republican presidential candidates Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio discussed foreign policy at a conference that ended Saturday in New Hampshire.

Cable giant Verizon is coming after Netflix -- and ESPN is complaining
Cable giant Verizon is coming after Netflix -- and ESPN is complaining
Dan Taylor - Apr 18, 2015
Verizon FiOS unveiled new packages that would allow customers to choose to pay for only the channels they watch, but ESPN argues that the move would violate their contract.

Philadelphia native named new White House social secretary
Philadelphia native named new White House social secretary
Anna Jiang - Apr 17, 2015
Deesha Dyer was appointed to be the new White House Social Secretary and will be overseeing the parties and public events held at the White House.

Hillary Clinton to formally launch campaign
Hillary Clinton to formally launch campaign
Anna Jiang - Apr 12, 2015
Former secretary of State Hillary Clinton has formally announced her second Presidential campaign on Sunday, with more of a focus on the middle class and her substantial experience.

Boston marathon bomber's mother blames America
Boston marathon bomber's mother blames America
Anna Jiang - Apr 12, 2015
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, the mother of Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev contends that her son is innocent and blames America for killing Muslims.

Massive kickback scandal involves shocking pay-for-blood scheme: lawsuit
Massive kickback scandal involves shocking pay-for-blood scheme: lawsuit
Dan Taylor - Apr 12, 2015
Two laboratories will pay nearly $50 million to settle claims that it paid off doctors in exchange for blood samples.

Stunning first: Kansas becomes first state to ban abortion procedure
Stunning first: Kansas becomes first state to ban abortion procedure
Dan Taylor - Apr 08, 2015
Pro-abortion groups are gearing up to challenge the law in federal court, setting the stage for a battle that could have huge implications nationwide.

Shocking racial slur on whiteboard results in suspension for USC student
Shocking racial slur on whiteboard results in suspension for USC student
Dan Taylor - Apr 05, 2015
The school's president said the action was in violation of the code of conduct.

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.

Corinthian Colleges to close under pressure from the U.S. Department of Education
Anna Jiang - Apr 26, 2015
For-profit Corinthian colleges will close Monday following a $30 million fine from the U.S. Department of Education for misrepresentation.

Controversial: Chinese researchers attempt human embryo gene editing
TSC_admin - Apr 26, 2015
A controversial Chinese study that reveals genes in human embryos have been modified for the first time has sparked fierce debate.

Top Republicans head to Vegas to pay tribute to Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire donor
TSC_admin - Apr 25, 2015
A big show for Republicans in Vegas.

U.S. Marshals: We are 'aware' of the phone camera incident
TSC_admin - Apr 22, 2015
U.S. Marshals are investigating reports of

John McCain said Ted Cruz had not spoken to him about gun control: "Maybe it was through hand telegraph"
Anna Jiang - Apr 22, 2015
Ted Cruz clarified Tuesday that he had "misspoke" when he told voters that he had talked to John McCain about gun control.

President Obama frustrated by Senator Warren: "Elizabeth Warren is wrong on trade."
Anna Jiang - Apr 22, 2015
President Obama is having a difficult time convincing many Democrats to vote for a free trade deal.

Marco Rubio: "Sexual preference is something that people are born with"
Anna Jiang - Apr 19, 2015
Marco Rubio, a Florida senator and contender for the 2016 presidential election, said on Sunday that while he did not support same-sex marriage, he believed that being gay was not a choice.

Gun-rights advocates score huge victory in Texas
Dan Taylor - Apr 18, 2015
The new bill, which only needs to be reconciled with the Senate version and signed into law by a supportive governor, would allow those with concealed carry permits to openly display their guns in public.

Will he or won't he? Mike Huckabee says he'll announce his decision on May 5 in Hope, Ark.
Dan Taylor - Apr 18, 2015
Huckabee, who last ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008, will need to make sure he has the finances he needs to win -- something he lacked in 2008 that ultimately led to Sen. John McCain or Arizona being nominated.

Marine Corps helicopter landed on a SoCal beach
Anna Jiang - Apr 15, 2015
A 100-foot Marine Corps helicopter made an emergency landing on a Southern California beach after a low oil-pressure indicator light went on in the cockpit.

Clinton talks health care with voters in Iowa
Anna Jiang - Apr 15, 2015
Hillary Clinton talked about the economic development plan that she is working on, saying that she thinks it is time for the government to negotiate lower drug prices.

South Carolina officer charged with murder did not know why victim ran
Anna Jiang - Apr 14, 2015
A video showing white South Carolina police officer Michael Slager shooting and killing Walter Scott has sparked national outrage and controversy.

Jodi Arias sentenced to life in prison
Anna Jiang - Apr 13, 2015
Jodi Arias was sentenced to life in prison without possibly of release on Monday, ending a nearly seven year long legal battle.

Deficits to rise over the next four years
Anna Jiang - Apr 13, 2015
The White House's top economic adviser predicts that the budget deficit will continue to rise in part due to Obamacare.