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Day in History: Late States to Ratify Bill of Rights; Wilt's 100; King Kong; Casablanca; Beatles; Dusty Springfield

Updated: 03/02/2014 - On March 2 - In 1939, the Massachusetts legislature voted to ratify the Bill of Rights, 147 years after the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution had gone into effect. (Georgia and Connecticut soon followed.)... In 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a game against the New York Knicks, an NBA record that still stands. (Philadelphia won, 169-147.)... In 1933, the movie "King Kong" had its world premiere in New York... In 1944, "Casablanca" won the best picture and best screenplay Academy Awards... In 1964, The Beatles began work in London on the film "A Hard Day's Night."... In 1999, singer Dusty Springfield died at her home in outside London after battling breast cancer. She was 59...

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US News: Mexican Drug Leader Arrested; Carbon Monoxide Kills 1; Walkway Collapse Kills Firefighter; Wild Mustangs in Peril; Maria von Trapp Dies

Posted: 02/23/2014 - Mexican drug cartel leader's security team helped in his arrest... Carbon monoxide detected at NY mall, 1 dead... Mo. firefighter killed at walkway collapse... Cuts may be in store for Medicare Advantage plans... FDA to boost India staff overseeing drug imports... US gov't's wild mustang program in disarray... NC coal-ash dumps threaten community... Woman held in tribal shooting known as bully... Maria von Trapp, 99, dies in Vermont... Mixed signals over in-flight use of cellphones... Tax break helps NYC lure 'The Tonight Show' home... Obama to propose changes to wildfire funding... Girl Scout's effort to sell cookies goes to 'pot'...

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World News: Venezuela Protests Increase; Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan Updates; Chinese Children Drown Skating on River

Posted: 02/23/2014 - Opposition, pro-govt rallies grip Venezuela... Rival protests clash in Brazil's biggest slum... Syrian Kurds capture town from Islamic fighters... Iraq elections loom amid violence... Turkish protesters denounce Internet restrictions... Afghan group confirms talks with Taliban faction... Pakistan helicopters kill 9 militants... 6 children drown while skating on river in China... Missing NH college student killed by train in Rome...

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US Biathlon Athlete Gives Up Spot for Twin Sister

Posted: 02/19/2014 - An American athlete from Colorado earned a spot on Team USA's biathlon team, but she gave it all up for a teammate she felt deserved to be at the games even more - her twin sister.

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Cuban Baseball Brawl!

Updated: 02/19/2014 - A game between rival baseball teams turned ugly in Cuba Monday night when a player tried to hit a rival in the face with a bat during a bench clearing brawl.

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The Men Behind "The Monuments Men" Movie

Updated: 02/18/2014 - The recovery of thousands of priceless works of art looted by he Nazis during World War II is the subject of a new movie. "The Monuments Men" was inspired by the art historians and curators who set out to find the treasures and return them to their rightful owners.

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World News: Syria Update: 'Stranded at Sea 1 yr' Story Update: Brazil Dry, Britain Stormy; Greece Quake

Updated: 02/15/2014 - Syria peace talks in doubt... Syrian activist group says 140,000 killed so far... Father of man who died at sea still seeks answers... Ancient dog burial site found in Mexico City... More than 140 Brazilian cities ration water... 2 killed as storms keeping battering Britain... Taliban mark 25th anniversary of Soviet withdrawal... 4.6 magnitude quake hits Greek island...

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Day in History: "U.S." Grant: Castro: Nylon: 1st 911 debuts in Ala

Posted: 02/15/2014 - Today in History - In 1862, the Civil War Battle of Fort Donelson in Tennessee ended as some 12,000 Confederate soldiers surrendered; Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's victory earned him the nickname "Unconditional Surrender Grant." In 1937, Dr. Wallace H. Carothers, a research chemist for Du Pont who'd invented nylon, received a patent for the synthetic fiber. In 1959, Fidel Castro became premier of Cuba a month and a-half after the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista. In 1968, the nation's first 911 emergency telephone system was inaugurated in Haleyville, Ala. In 1969, country singers George Jones and Tammy Wynette were married in Ringgold, Georgia. They had said they were secretly married six months earlier.

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House Benghazi Report

Posted: 02/11/2014 - The House Armed Services Committee has released findings in its investigation of the 2012 Benghazi attacks.

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World News: Tokyo Snow; Adrift at Sea 1-Yr; Iran, Egypt Updates; Boulder Derails French Train

Updated: 02/09/2014 - Tokyo hit by rare heavy snowfall; trains delayed... China rejects US criticism on South China Sea... Salvadoran man adrift at sea more than a year... Australian spear fisherman killed by shark... New commander takes reins in Afghanistan... Cease-fire in Syrian city breaks down, halts aid... Iran, UN focus on Iran's alleged nuclear arms work... Iran leader: Don't pin hope on sanctions relief... Iran says warships headed close to US borders... Egypt army kills 16 suspected militants in Sinai... Egypt leftist leader to contest elections... Turks clash with police over Internet legislation... Report: Turkish police question hijacker... Peaceful protests in Bosnia after days of rioting... Huge boulder derials Alps tourist train in France; 2 dead... N Korea ship free to leave Panama; fine paid...

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