Ban duck boat tours, says former NTSB chairman after fatal Branson sinking
Amphibious duck tours like the one that killed 17 people in Branson, Missouri, last week should be banned, the former head of the National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday.
Tiger Woods came up short at British Open, but it's only matter of time before he wins again
With a tie for sixth at British Open, Tiger Woods had his best finish at a major championship since 2013
Sexual assault study by base must be released by Pentagon, senators say
Democratic and Republican Senators called for release of a Pentagon-commissioned study that rates the risk of sexual assault at military installation.
Mesut Ozil quits German national soccer team, citing 'racism and disrespect'
Mesut Ozil, a key member of Germany's World Cup-winning team in 2014, cited racism and double standards as reasons for retiring from the national team.
President Trump, allies dismiss revelations in new court documents tied to Russia probe
After the FBI released more than 400 pages of documents related to ex-Trump aide Carter Page, President Trump and his allies focused on the fact that a controversial "dossier" was used to obtain a wiretap.
Katharine McPhee shows off engagement ring in a sentimental message about her dad
Katharine McPhee, 34, newly engaged to David Foster, 68, says her engagement ring symbolizes her last memories of her dad Daniel, who died last week.
Would wearing life jackets have made the deadly Branson duck boat accident even worse?
While life jackets are a normal accessory in aquatic recreational activities, they weren't required to be worn by passengers on the Ride the Ducks boats in Branson, Missouri and some experts argue that the safety equipment could actually have made escaping the sinking vessel even harder.
Suspect in Trader Joe's standoff arrested on murder charges; store manager, 27, died in melee
A man who allegedly shot his grandmother and led police on a chase to a Trader Joe's grocery store where a woman was shot and killed has been arrested on suspicion of murder, authorities said Sunday. Gene Evin Atkins, 28, was being held Sunday morning on $2 million bail.
'We're out of a bunch of money, and the work isn't done.' Couple warns of home repair scam
An out-of-state couple's plan to flip two homes in Indiana ended up with them the potential victims of a scam and out of more than $32,000.
Report: Alleged spy Maria Butina paid by Russian billionaire Konstantin Nikolaev
Maria Butina, the Russian citizen accused of attempting to infiltrate U.S. political organizations, received financial support from a Russian billionaire.
'I don't see myself as a hero': Iowa nurse, guardsman attempted to save Branson duck boat victims
"I gave it all that I could," said an Ankeny nurse who attempted to revive victims of the Branson duck boat sinking that left 17 people dead.
NFL coach Tony Sparano dies, was offensive line assistant with Minnesota Vikings
Sparano, 56, had coached with Minnesota since 2016. He began his NFL career in 1999 and held head coach positions with Miami and Oakland.
Francesco Molinari wins British Open as Tiger Woods makes Sunday charge
Tiger Woods gets himself into position to win, but Francesco Molinari plays bogey-free round to win the British Open, his first major title.
Adam Schiff, top intel Democrat, says Trump 'acts like he's compromised'
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee blasted Trump, suggesting he “acts like he’s compromised.” Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., was responding to Trump’s apparent acceptance during a news conference last week of Putin’s denial that Russia attempted influence the 2016 election.
'Black-ish' star Anthony Anderson denies woman's assault allegations
The Los Angeles Police Department confirms it is investigating allegations that 'Black-ish' star Anthony Anderson assaulted a woman.
How to tell if Sprint's new unlimited data plans are worth the upgrade
Sprint announced Thursday that it would replace a single unlimited-data offering with a pair of plans, Unlimited Basic and Unlimited Plus. Here's some advice on what these plans could mean for you.
Sunken Branson duck boat had a video recorder. Officials have it, but aren't sure if it works
The device is headed to a National Transportation Safety Board lab in Washington, D.C.
Marchionne gravely ill in Swiss hospital, Italian media reports
Sergio Marchionne's sons and his companion are at his side, according to Italian media reports.
World's strangest-looking airplane? New Airbus 'Beluga' takes flight
Airbus’s oddly shaped jet – named for its resemblance to the whale of the same name – will replace an older 'Beluga' model being phased out by Airbus.
Is Amazon's new service 'Prime Wardrobe' really worthy your money?
The fun of shopping without the stress of going to the store
This hilarious Costco shopping list for moms is so accurate it's scary
Who hasn't walked out of Costco with a package too big for their freezer? Or been enticed by oddball purchases like a tent or a six-pack of John Grisham books?
President Trump claims FISA court documents point to 'illegal scam' at FBI
Trump is describing the release of hundreds of pages of documents sent to a secret federal surveillance court about a former campaign aide as confirming his position that the Justice Department "misled the courts."
'Supergirl' welcomes transgender superhero played by trans activist Nicole Maines
At Comic-Con, the DC Comics show on The CW announced that Nicole Maines would join the show in Season 4 as the transgender superhero called Dreamer.
Blame Barack Obama for Russian interference in our 2016 election: Readers sound off
After Trump's meeting in Helsinki with Putin, our readers sound off from finger-pointing to suggesting the U.S. ambassador to Russia should resign.
I was a 'lost boy' of Sudan and the US welcomed me. More refugees deserve that chance.
I was a 'lost boy' of Sudan. The US welcomed me and I've been a citizen for nine years. Give more refugees a chance. It's good for them and America.
The super rich boost political giving ahead of November's tough midterm elections
A group committed to helping Republicans retain the House has raised more money than any other super PAC ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm elections.
Missouri duck boat's 'Captain Bob' had heart for homeless, veterans
Robert "Bob" Williams — who was an occupant of a duck boat that sank Thursday in Branson, Missouri — was working to establish a center that serves veterans and the homeless.
This week in Trump: Russian questions follow the president to Helsinki and back
Trump spent most of the week reacting to the reverberations from the Helsinki summit, walking back his remarks before walking them forward and back again.
Artificial light is killing our view of the night sky. But we can change that.
For virtually all human history, our ancestors looked up at a night sky filled with stars that set planting patterns and helped lead them across continents. Today, we've filled that night sky with artificial light, brightening our immediate surroundings and dimming the stars above.
Tornadoes rip through Iowa injuring several people and causing damage
Happy birthday, Julianne Hough! 30 photos for her 30th birthday
British Open begins at Carnoustie, one of golf's toughest tests
America’s favorite dog breeds: Where does your pet rank?
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'We'll miss them tremendously': St. Louis couple who died in duck boat tragedy remembered by friends
The couple was in Branson to celebrate Hamann's recent birthday.
Get on the gridiron and join our new Facebook Group, 'The Ruling Off the Field'
If you're as excited about football season as we are, we've got the perfect spot for you.
CVS fires pharmacist who denied hormone prescription to transgender woman
CVS has fired a pharmacist who refused to fill the prescription of a transgender woman seeking hormone medication at a Fountain Hills location, and the drug store chain apologized for the incident.
Trump has no right questioning patriotism of NFL players
Hours after there's confirmation of existence of a tape of the president talking about paying off a Playboy model, Donald Trump tees off on NFL.
Trump's interpreter: Should she be compelled to tell what she heard during private meeting with Putin?
Forcing an interpreter to publicly disclose the details of a confidential conversation between world leaders would be unprecedented and perilous, experts say.
A white businessman spit in the face of a black man just doing his job
Maybe these instances were always the norm, but thanks to cell phones and courage, people are fighting back.
Kevin Harvick makes late surge at New Hampshire, becomes first NASCAR driver to six wins
Kevin Harvick nudged leader Kyle Busch out of the way on lap 294 of 301 to win Sunday's Foxwoods Casino Resort 301.
Harvick uses bump-and-run on Busch to win at New Hampshire
Kevin Harvick uses bump-and-run on Kyle Busch to win at New Hampshire
Odor leads Rangers over Indians 5-0 in 108-degree heat
Rougned Odor drove in three runs, Ryan Rua hit a two-run homer and the Texas Rangers withstood the heat on a 108-degree afternoon to beat the Cleveland Indians 5-0, stopping a four-game losing streak
Comic-Con stars react to news of James Gunn firing
At San Diego Comic-Con, John Cena and director James Wan react to Disney's employment termination of "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn. Gunn came under scrutiny after controversial older tweets from the director resurfaced. (July 22)