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Mad Rio Hunt For Game Tickets, Scalpers Dodge Cops

Posted: 06/26/2014 - After an overnight flight from the United States, Greg Thomas swigged a beer Wednesday afternoon on a sidewalk near Rio's famed Maracana stadium and raised his arm high into the air with four fingers displayed to attract scalpers who might sell him and three friends tickets to get into the Ecuador-France World Cup game.

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Company Successfully Tests Space-Tourism Balloon

Posted: 06/25/2014 - An Arizona company says it has successfully completed the first small-scale test flight of a high-altitude balloon and capsule being developed to let tourists float 20 miles above the earth.

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Washington Prepares For Marijuana Retail Sales

Posted: 06/25/2014 - As Washington state prepares to issue the first licenses for marijuana retail stores, Gov. Jay Inslee and other state leaders on Tuesday announced steps the state is taking to keep pot out of the hands of minors, including making sure that marijuana-related labels aren't attractive to kids.

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No Way! Memorable World Cup Scandals and Shocks

Posted: 06/25/2014 - Brazil's World Cup has had great goals, great games and a great atmosphere. Yet it was missing the spice of scandal that made previous tournaments stick in the memory.

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Tycoon to Treat Homeless to Lunch

Posted: 06/25/2014 - A Chinese tycoon is set to feed hundreds of homeless New Yorkers some fancy food — in Central Park.

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Soccer's Bad Boy Bites Opponent at World Cup

Posted: 06/25/2014 - Biting opponents, racist comments — all that looked to be behind Luis Suarez, as soccer's bad boy was maturing into a star for his club and country

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Google To Show Off Smart Home Gadgets, Wearables

Posted: 06/25/2014 - An Android update, wearable gadgets and so-called smart home devices are just some of the innovations Google is likely to show off at its two-day developer conference, which begins Wednesday in San Francisco.

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Family Trust Clear About Removing Donald Sterling

Posted: 06/24/2014 - With a $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers hanging in the balance, a judge suggested Monday that the terms of a family trust are clear enough to remove Donald Sterling as a trustee and allow his estranged wife to sell the team without his consent.

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US Plans Child Migrant Processing Center in Texas

Posted: 06/24/2014 - The U.S. government plans to turn an empty 55,000-square-foot warehouse in South Texas into a processing facility for unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally, according to construction permits.

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KFC Probes Claim Scarred Child Was Asked To Leave

Posted: 06/24/2014 - Fried chicken chain KFC says a franchised Mississippi restaurant has hired an investigator to look into claims an employee asked a 3-year-old girl to leave because injuries she suffered in a pit bull mauling disturbed customers.

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Algeria Seeks First Ever Place in 2nd Round

Posted: 06/24/2014 - Thirty two years on from one of the most controversial moments in World Cup history, Algeria finally has a real opportunity to reach the second round of the World Cup for the first time.

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African Hopes Slowly Growing at World Cup

Posted: 06/24/2014 - It looked like the same sad old story at the World Cup for Africa, the continent which still hasn't quite done it on the big stage.

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Soccer Star Hope Solo Due in Court

Posted: 06/23/2014 - U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo is scheduled to appear in court Monday in connection with her domestic violence arrest at her sister's home in Kirkland, in suburban Seattle.

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Honda, Mazda, Nissan Issue Recalls Over Airbags

Updated: 06/23/2014 - Honda, Mazda and Nissan are recalling millions of vehicles globally for defective airbags manufactured by supplier Takata Corp. that could possibly explode.

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Massachusetts Mayor: Stop Sending My City Refugees

Posted: 06/23/2014 - A Massachusetts mayor is calling for an end to refugee resettlement in his city, saying Somali families are putting pressure on already strained services in Springfield, a onetime industrial center where nearly a third of the population lives below the poverty line.

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Feds To Fly Hundreds Of Migrants To California

Posted: 06/23/2014 - The Border Patrol will fly nearly 300 Central American migrants from south Texas to California for processing, an official said Saturday, as the government seeks to ease the workload on agents at the nation's busiest corridor for illegal crossings.

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US Draws, Belgium Advances, Algeria Wins

Posted: 06/23/2014 - The goals kept coming at the World Cup Sunday and — unfortunately for the U.S. — the scoring didn't stop until the last 30 seconds of its 2-2 draw with Portugal. Both teams stayed alive, while Belgium advanced and Algeria won its first World Cup game in 32 years.

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