The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point has proposed dropping 13 majors in the humanities and social sciences - including English, philosophy, history, sociology and Spanish - while adding programs with "clear career pathways" as a way to address declining enrollment and a multimillion-dollar deficit.
A bedridden woman was found living in squalor in her home in northern Georgia, partly decomposing and covered in cockroaches and maggots, authorities said.
YouTube, a popular media site for firearms enthusiasts, this week quietly introduced tighter restrictions on videos involving weapons, becoming the latest battleground in the U.S. gun-control debate.
The girl was last seen waiting for the ice cream truck, pedaling slow circles on her bicycle in the street four lots down from her house in Mesa, Arizona. Ninety seconds later, 11-year-old Mikelle Biggs was gone, the bike toppled over, wheels still spinning. The quarters Biggs had brought along to pay for the treat were scattered on the ground. "She was running from somebody," a police detective would surmise to ABC's "20/20" in 2009. "It wasn't somebody that she knew or wanted to be with."
ROUND ROCK, Texas - The suspected serial bomber who terrorized Austin with a string of exploding packages died early Wednesday, March 21, after detonating an explosive device in his vehicle as police closed in on him, authorities said. Austin police and the FBI tracked him to a hotel parking lot in Round Rock, about 18 miles north of Austin, where they found him inside his vehicle, Interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said. Officers wanted to wait for tactical units to arrive before engaging the suspect, but he started to drive away.
Thirteen at Columbine. Twenty-six at Sandy Hook. Seventeen at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Over the past two decades, a handful of massacres that have come to define school shootings in this country are almost always remembered for the students and educators slain. Death tollsare repeated so often that the numbers and places become permanently linked.
Facebook's terrible week may be just the beginning of a backlash against tech companies that could wreak havoc across global markets. Nomura Inc. currency strategist Bilal Hafeez warned that a host of factors, from populism to tighter regulation, are converging to undercut tech stocks at a time when their valuations are near extreme levels. The fallout could sweep far beyond the confines of equity markets, weighing on currencies and benefiting haven assets like the yen, Hafeez wrote in a note published Tuesday, March 20.
They wake in their creaky bed, as if thawed from cryogenic storage, and immediately begin telling jokes in a 2018 context. Mostly about age. He's wearing a CPAP mask for sleep apnea. "I thought you were dead," Roseanne Conner tells her husband, Dan. "I'm sleeping," he snorts. "Why does everyone always think I'm dead?" (They think that because when "Roseanne" signed off 21 years ago after nine seasons, Dan had died. That and other Conner family denouement turned out to be fantasy, imagined by the aspiring novelist in Roseanne.)
Stephen Hawking, according to Stephen Hawking, is not in heaven or with God, neither of which he believed in. His consciousness has not reunited with any kind of divine force behind the universe, the late theoretical physicist and cosmologist would say. If there was ever anything before the universe and its physical laws - God or otherwise - Hawking didn't particularly care, because there was no way to study it.
Commentator and author Ralph Peters isn't just closing the door on his career at Fox News Channel. He's slamming it right off the hinges. In a blistering goodbye email, Peters, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who commented on military affairs, called Fox "a mere propaganda machine for a destructive and ethically ruinous administration." He described President Donald Trump as being "terrified" of Russian President Vladimir Putin.