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Spanking the gray matter out of our kids

Researchers say physical punishment actually alters the brain — not only in an “I’m traumatized!” kind of way, but also in an “I literally have less gray matter in my brain!” kind of way.


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She tried to ditch rings, but …

The owner of two wedding rings found attached to some balloons says she no longer wants the rings. WBRC reports.


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Stabbed girl gets Purple Heart

An anonymous military veteran gifted his Purple Heart to the “Slender Man” victim who was stabbed 19 times.


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Top cop reacts to chokehold death

New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton ordered an extensive review of the NYPD’s training procedures after the death of Eric Garner, the man who was held in a choke hold and died while police attempted to arrest him, Bratton announced at a press conference Tuesday.


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Who switched Brooklyn Bridge flags?

The NYPD is investigating how two American flags that fly at the top of the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced by two white flags.


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Renowned law professor found dead

A nationally renowned criminal law professor’s death is being investigated as a homicide.


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Perry to send 1,000 troops to border

As tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have crossed the Southern Border, Texas Gov. Rick Perry will send 1,000 guard troops to help secure the border, according to a person with knowledge of the plans in the governor’s office.


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Strippers sue San Diego cops

Several strippers in California are suing the San Diego Police Department on charges of unreasonable search and seizure.


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Netflix tops 50M subscribers as 2Q earnings soar

FILE - This image released by Netflix shows Taylor Schilling, left, and Uzo Aduba in a scene from "Orange Is the New Black." Netflix reports quarterly earnings on Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Netflix, Paul Schiraldi, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from a hit series helped the Internet video service surpass 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.



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Ukraine rebels hand black boxes from downed plane to Malaysia experts

A senior separatist leader, Aleksander Borodai, handed over black boxes from an airliner downed over eastern Ukraine to Malaysian experts in the city of Donetsk in the early hours of Tuesday. “Here they are, the black boxes,” Borodai told a room packed with journalists at the headquarters of his self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic as an armed rebel placed the boxes on a desk. Both sides then signed a document, which Borodai said was a protocol to finalize the procedure. Colonel Mohamed Sakri of Malaysian National Security Council told the meeting the two black boxes were “in good condition”.
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U.N. calls for probe of plane downed over Ukraine

Members of the security council, including Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin, vote on a resolution concerning access to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 during a security council meeting at United Nations headquarters, Monday, July 21, 2014. The resolution was adopted by a unanimous vote.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Monday demanding international access to the site of the downed plane in Ukraine and an end to military activities around the area, following intense pressure on a reluctant Russia to support the measure.



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Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators unfettered access.
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‘Fargo’ gets 2nd season on FX with new cast, crime

This image released by FX shows Billy Bob Thornton as Lorne Malvo in a scene from "Fargo." The network announced Monday, July 21, 2014, it has renewed the series for a second season with a new cast, time period and crime. The location, however, is still being worked out. (AP Photo/FX, Chris Large)BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — FX is taking another trip to "Fargo."



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‘Facts of Life’ stars reunite

On Saturday, two stars from “Facts of Life” got together for a long overdue TV reunion.


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Rockies place 1B Justin Morneau on 15-day DL

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies placed first baseman Justin Morneau on the 15-day disabled list with a strained neck.
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Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia and says she backs President Barack Obama’s calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet that was shot down last week over Ukraine.
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Perry sending National Guard troops to border

Gov. Rick Perry, center, speaks during a news conference in the Governor's press room, Monday, July 21, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Gov. Perry announced he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border to combat criminals that Republican state leaders say are exploiting a surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally.



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Deal reached over US gynecologist who secretly taped patients

Row houses stand three blocks north of Johns Hopkins University Medical School, December 2, 2003 in Baltimore, MarylandThe health care affiliate of a top US medical school is to pay $190 million to patients of a gynecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped them, lawyers said Monday. At least 8,500 women are party to the class action suit involving Johns Hopkins Health System in Baltimore, Maryland and physician Nikita Levy, who took his life in February 2013. In a statement, Jonathan Schochor and Howard Janet, lawyers for the plaintiffs, said a proposed settlement of $190 million had been approved by the Baltimore City Circuit Court. "When learning of Dr. Levy's behavior, our clients were extremely distraught.



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$5M bond set for teens in homeless beating deaths

Bedding, clothing and broken glass litter a homeless encampment in Albuquerque, Monday, July 21, 2014, where three teenagers are accused of fatally beating two homeless men. The teens, aged 15, 16 and 18, have been charged with open counts of murder in the Friday night killings. (AP Photo/Jeri Clausing)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three teenagers accused of fatally beating two homeless men beyond recognition with cinder blocks, bricks and a metal fence pole may have been terrorizing transients around Albuquerque for months, police said Monday.



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Murder charges filed in California bank robbery

This Thursday, July 17, 2014 booking photo provided by the Stockton Police Department shows Jaime Ramos, 19, who was booked on suspicion of homicide, kidnapping, robbery and attempted murder in a Stockton, Calif. bank robbery that led to a high speed chase. Two other suspects were killed and two of the hostages were wounded during the ensuing chase. The third hostage, who police believe was used as a human shield, was found dead in the SUV after the shootout.. (AP Photo/Stockton Police Department)A 19-year-old California man was charged Monday with three counts of murder in the deaths of a hostage and two accomplices, and 22 counts of attempted murder of police officers in a bank robbery and running gun battle.



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Americans from Texas, California killed in Gaza

This 2012 photo provided by Rabbi Asher Hecht, shows Nissim Sean Carmeli, left, with Hecht in Jerusalem. The Israel Defense Forces said Sunday, July 20, 2014, in a statement that Carmeli was killed in combat in the Gaza Strip. Carmeli was from South Padre Island, Texas, said Deputy Consul General of Israel to the Southwest Maya Kadosh. (AP Photo/Rabbi Asher Hecht via Chabad of the Rio Grande Valley)Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America and had a passion for Israel.



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Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

Palestinians search for survivors under the rubble of a house was destroyed by an Israeli missile strike, in Gaza City, Monday, July 21, 2014. On Sunday, the first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price, killing scores of Palestinians and over a dozen Israeli soldiers and forcing thousands of terrified Palestinian civilians to flee their devastated Shijaiyah neighborhood, which Israel says is a major source for rocket fire against its civilians. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza's Hamas rulers signaled they won't agree to an unconditional cease-fire, Israel's prime minister said he'll do whatever is necessary to keep Israelis safe from Hamas attacks and the overall Palestinian death toll surpassed 560.



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Netflix earnings double as membership tops 50 million

The Netflix company logo is seen at Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, CA on April 13, 2011Netflix said Monday the number of subscribers to its online television service now tops 50 million in over 40 countries as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings. Netflix shares were up slightly to $453.40 in after-market trading that followed release of earnings figures that showed profit in the three months ending June 30 more than doubled from the same period a year earlier. "Fifteen years after launching our subscription service, we have over fifty million members enjoying Netflix in 40 countries," Netflix chief Reed Hastings and chief financial officer David Wells said in the letter. Netflix is set to launch in Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and Luxembourg in September.



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Conor Oberst dismisses lawsuit against accuser

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Conor Oberst has dropped his federal libel lawsuit against a woman who accused him of sexual assault in online comments.
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How Monty Python says goodbye

Python has always been equal parts deadpan and silly, highbrow and low, and the “Monty Python Live (Mostly)” show — which concluded Sunday at London’s O2 Arena and was simulcast all over the world — highlighted those distinctions.


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Kanye acquires some ‘Kim K. skills’

It looks like Kanye West’s new wife is rubbing off on him.


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Trial to start in death of unarmed woman on porch

FILE - In this April 25, 2014, file photo, Theodore Wafer listens during a motion hearing in Judge Timothy Kenny's courtroom at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit. Jury selection starts Monday, July 21, 2014, in a trial that will put Wafer's self-defense claim to a tough test. The 19-year-old woman, Renisha McBride, was drunk but unarmed when she climbed the steps of his Dearborn Heights porch, 3 ½ hours after crashing her car a few blocks away. Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, he grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and blasted her in the face. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Eric Seals, File) DETROIT NEWS OUT; NO SALESDETROIT (AP) — Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, a suburban Detroit man grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and blasted a young woman in the face.



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CBO: $25M of $3.7B border ask to be spent in 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just $25 million of President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion request to deal with a wave of unaccompanied Central American children on the southern border might be spent before the budget year ends Sept. 30, a new study released Monday says.
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