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MIT Finger Device Reads to the Blind in Real Time

Posted: 07/08/2014 - Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.

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Washington Poised to Start Legal Marijuana Sales

Posted: 07/08/2014 - As Washington state readied to become only the second state to allow people to buy marijuana legally without a doctor's note, lines were already forming in front of the lucky few stores that got last-minute approval to sell.

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Astros End 7 Game Losing Streak With 12-7 Win Over Texas

Posted: 07/08/2014 - Jon Singleton homered among three hits and drove in four runs, Marwin Gonzalez had a bases-loaded triple and the Houston Astros snapped a seven-game skid with a 12-7 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday night.

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Brazos Valley Craft Beer and Music Festival

Posted: 07/07/2014 - Over 400 people enjoyed the sun, music, and a LOT of craft brewed beer at the Phillips Event Center at Briarcrest this past Saturday, all for a great cause.

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Neymar Denies Aiming for Return to World Cup

Posted: 07/07/2014 - Neymar and the Brazilian football confederation denied media reports that the striker could undergo special treatment on his fractured vertebra to try to play in the World Cup final if the tournament hosts make it that far.

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FIFA Reveals Details of World Cup Ticketing Probe

Posted: 07/07/2014 - A total of 131 World Cup tickets, including 70 for corporate hospitality packages, were seized by Rio de Janeiro police in an investigation into ticket scalping.

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Some US-Bound Air Travelers Must Turn on Phones

Posted: 07/07/2014 - Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights.

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Clippers Sale Hangs in Balance as Trial Begins

Posted: 07/07/2014 - With the potentially record-breaking $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers hanging in the balance, a trial beginning Monday will focus on whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife had the authority under terms of a family trust to unilaterally negotiate the deal.

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War Hero, Olympian Louis Zamperini Dies at 97

Posted: 07/03/2014 - Louis Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, has died. He was 97.

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Hurricane Arthur Gains Strength

Updated: 07/04/2014 - The east coast is monitoring tropical activity off the east coast as they now deal with the Atlantic Hurricane season's first named storm, Hurricane Arthur.

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Ahead of July 4th, Much of East Coast Eyes Storm

Posted: 07/02/2014 - Along much of the East Coast, hotel owners, tourism officials and would-be vacationers kept a watchful eye on forecasts Wednesday as Tropical Storm Arthur churned off Florida, threatening Fourth of July plans for thousands of people.

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China Bans Ramadan Fast in Muslim Northwest

Posted: 07/02/2014 - Students and civil servants in China's Muslim northwest, where Beijing is enforcing a security crackdown following deadly unrest, have been ordered to avoid taking part in traditional fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

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NASA Launches Carbon Satellite After 2009 Failure

Posted: 07/02/2014 - A rocket carrying a NASA satellite lit up the pre-dawn skies Wednesday on a mission to track atmospheric carbon dioxide, the chief culprit behind global warming.

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Unapproved Device Buys Time For New Pair of Lungs

Posted: 07/02/2014 - Jon Sacker was near death, too sick for doctors to attempt the double lung transplant he so desperately needed. His only chance: An experimental machine that essentially works like dialysis for the lungs.

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Seniors Learn "Parkour," Sport of Daredevil Youths

Updated: 07/02/2014 - On a recent morning in London, Lara Thomson practiced spinning on benches, swinging from metal bars and balancing off raised ledges — all elements of a daredevil discipline known as "parkour."

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