Volcano erupts after 400-year silence

Thousands of Indonesians were evacuated from the slopes of a volcano on Sunday after it erupted for the first time in more than 400 years, spewing out lava and sending smoke and dust 1,500 meters (5,000 feet) into the air. Mount Sinabung, in the north of the island of Sumatra, began erupting around midnight after […]

Family’s vacation photo catches thief

Would-be purse snatcher thwarted by his own photo bomb We know that a picture is worth a thousand words, but is a picture worth a stolen purse? That’s certainly the experience of the Myers family, who recently visited Madison, Wisconsin, to attend a wedding. The family shared a pretty remarkable tale with Gizmodo. The Myers […]

Martin Short’s wife passes away

Martin Short’s wife, Nancy Dolman, has died at the age of 58. The pair had been married for 30 years. News of Dolman’s passing sent Web searches soaring for her biography, photos, and cause of death. E! Online reports that Dolman had been battling cancer for three years. RadarOnline.com reports that “there will be no […]

Man who struck legendary homer dies

The Giant who hit the home run for the ages now belongs to them. As first reported by the New York Daily News, Bobby Thomson — the man who hit “The Shot Heard ‘Round The World” to win the 1951 NL pennant — died “peacefully” at his Georgia home on Monday night. He was 86 […]

Ex-Sen. Ted Stevens dies in plane crash

A float plane carrying former Sen. Ted Stevens and ex-NASA chief Sean O’Keefe crashed into a remote mountainside in Alaska, killing the longtime senator and four others, authorities said Tuesday. O’Keefe and his teenage son survived the crash with broken bones and other injuries, said former NASA spokesman Glenn Mahone. The O’Keefes spent Monday night […]

Oscar-winning actress dies

Patricia Neal, the willowy, husky-voiced actress who won an Academy Award for 1963’s “Hud” and then survived several strokes to continue acting, died on Sunday. She was 84. Neal had lung cancer and died at her home in Edgartown, Mass., on Martha’s Vineyard, said longtime friend Bud Albers of Knoxville. Neal was already an award-winning […]

Chinese dogs sell for $600,000 each

A Very Exclusive Pooch How much would you pay for the dog of your dreams? $100? $500? How about $600… thousand? It may sound insane in the membrane, but a rare dog breed called the Tibetan mastiff is collecting those kinds of kingly sums in China. What’s with the crazy prices? “The Today Show” profiled […]

Mystery as Tokyo can’t find oldest citizens

Mystery as Tokyo loses track of its centenarians Japanese authorities admitted Tuesday they’d lost track of a 113-year-old woman listed as Tokyo’s oldest, days after police searched the home of the city’s official oldest man — only to find his long-dead, mummified body. Officials launched a search this week for Fusa Furuya, born in July […]

New twists in the Miranda rights process

You have the right to remain silent, but only if you tell the police that you’re remaining silent. You have a right to a lawyer — before, during and after questioning, even though the police don’t have to tell you exactly when the lawyer can be with you. If you can’t afford a lawyer, one […]