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Gabby Giffords Skydives to Celebrate Life (VIDEO)

Gabby Giffords Skydives to Celebrate Life

Gabrielle Giffords has completed a skydive jump to mark the third anniversary of the Tucson, Arizona, shooting that left her critically wounded. The former US congresswoman landed without any injury on Wednesday at a site between Phoenix and Tucson. After completing her landing – a tandem jump with friend and former US Navy Seal Jimmy Hatch – Ms Giffords blew ... Read More »

Cancer death rates decline in US : Study

Cancer death rates decline in US

According to the American Cancer Society, there is a steady decline in cancer-related fatalities in the last two decades. The report finds progress has been most rapid for middle-aged black men, whom death rates dropped by 50 percent. Despite the substantial progress, black men continue to have the highest cancer incidence and death rates among all ethnicities in the US, ... Read More »

Preemie Crying Linked to Later Behavioral Problems : Study

Preemie Crying Linked to Later Behavioral Problems

Premature infants who cry excessively may be more likely to have behavioral problems at preschool age, according to a new report published online January 6, 2014, in Pediatrics. Riikka Korja, PhD, from the Department of Child Psychiatry, Turku University Hospital, Finland, and colleagues found that early excessive crying, especially if it lasts up to 5 months of corrected age, is ... Read More »

Lucas Irwin surprises family with weight loss (VIDEO)

Lucas Irwin surprises family with weight loss

Lucas Irwin shocked his parents over the holidays when he showed up 130 pounds lighter than the last time they had seen him. Last year Irwin made a resolution to lose weight, but he wanted to keep it a secret from his family, so he turned to the Internet for support. He maintained a strict eating regimen, kept a food ... Read More »

Ex-US Marine charged with ‘atomic wedgie’ murder of stepfather

Ex-US Marine charged with 'atomic wedgie' murder of stepfather

A wedgie is normally a teenage prank. In this case, it’s the basis for a murder charge. Police in Oklahoma have charged a 33-year-old man with killing his stepfather by giving him an atomic wedgie. Davis has apparently claimed self-defense, saying that his stepfather “jumped him” while he was visiting the home. Deputies investigating St. Clair’s death found his underwear ... Read More »

James Cameron to shoot 3 ‘Avatar’ sequels in New Zealand

James Cameron to shoot 3 'Avatar' sequels in New Zealand

20th Century Fox and Lightstorm Entertainment have announced that the upcoming sequels to James Cameron’s Avatar will all be shot in New Zealand. The three sequels will be shot back-to-back with reportedly significant subsidies from the New Zealand government. The release of the first sequel will be in December 2016, with the second to follow in December 2017, and the ... Read More »

Pyongyang : Smith says North Korea game dwarfed by politics

Pyongyang : Smith says North Korea game dwarfed by politics

Former New York Knicks star Charles D. Smith has admitted his remorse over taking part in a game hosted by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Dennis Rodman, a self-proclaimed friend of the dictator, travelled to the capital Pyongyang with other former NBA stars to take part in a game to honour Un’s birthday, scheduled to be played on Wednesday. ... Read More »

Freddie Mac : Mortgage survey rates edge up to start 2014

Freddie Mac : Mortgage survey rates edge up to start 2014

Average fixed mortgage rates started the year slightly higher than they ended 2013, according to the latest mortgage survey from Freddie Mac. News Facts 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.53 percent with an average 0.8 point for the week ending January 2, 2014, up from last week when it averaged 4.48 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year ... Read More »

Gold Medalist Nancy Kerrigan Joins NBC’s OIympics Coverage

Gold Medalist Nancy Kerrigan Joins NBC's OIympics Coverage

Somewhere, Tonya Harding will hear this news about Nancy Kerrigan, and she’ll likely start cursing and shaking her fist up at the sky. Nancy Kerrigan, a two-time Olympic figure skating medalist who capped her career with a silver medal at the 1994 Lillehammer Games, will join NBC Olympics for its 2014 Olympic Winter Games coverage in Sochi, Russia. Read More »