Most Americans hope for a better year in 2014

Most Americans hope for a better year in 2014

Ready to ring in the new year, Americans look ahead with optimism, according to a new AP-Times Square New Year’s Eve poll. Their ratings of the year gone by? Less than glowing. What the public thought of 2013: GOOD YEAR OR GOOD RIDDANCE? On the whole, Americans rate their own experience in 2013 more positively […]

Quesion of the day: What killed all the birds?

Quesion of the day: What killed all the birds?

At some point, someone in Beebe, Arkansas, had to look around at all the carcases laying on the ground and ask: “Where he hell did all these dead birds come from?” Thousands — and we do mean thousands — red-winged blackbirds fell dead from the sky over this central Arkansas town. It took up to […]

Obama’s New Year’s resolution? Fix the economy, stupid

Obama’s New Year’s resolution? Fix the economy, stupid

President Barack Obama has set his New Year‘s resolution high for 2011: repair the struggling economy. In his weekly radio and Internet address on Saturday, the vacationing president said recent data showed the economic recovery was gaining traction even as millions of Americans are still out of work. “Our most important task now is to […]

Hey! Guess what? Water is cold in winter

Hey! Guess what? Water is cold in winter

The brave — or not so brave — souls whose idea of fun is a dip in the icy Atlantic on the first day of the New Year hit the water today for the annual New Year’s Day Polar Bear Swim in a race to Coney Island in New York. Those who engage in the […]

2011 arrives with so little hope, so much skepticism

2011 arrives with so little hope, so much skepticism

Nearly a million revelers crowded New York’s Times Square to witness the traditional dazzling ball drop, fireworks lit up Australia’s Sydney Harbor and communist Vietnam held a rare Western-style countdown to the new year as the world ushered in 2011. In Europe, Greeks, Irish and Spaniards partied through the night to help put a year […]

Warm-air fueled tornadoes kill six, injure dozens

Warm-air fueled tornadoes kill six, injure dozens

Tornadoes fueled by unusually warm air pummeled the South and Midwest on Friday, killing at least six people and injuring dozens more across Arkansas, Missouri and Illinois. Forecasters said storms could hit along a stretch from near Chicago to New Orleans later in the evening as New Year‘s Eve celebrations begin. Three people died in […]