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Microsoft Unbundles Kinect from Xbox One

Posted: 05/14/2014 - In a move to spur sales of the Xbox One and catch up with rival Sony's PlayStation 4, Microsoft says it will start selling the console without the Kinect sensor, which cuts $100 from the price.

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Talking Robot Says Goodbye to Astronaut

Posted: 05/14/2014 - Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata bid farwell to an unusual colleague, a robot named Kirobo, in video released on Tuesday as the astronaut prepared to leave the International Space Station after a six month mission.

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UPDATE: Nigeria Won't Swap Girls

Updated: 05/14/2014 - ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Britain's top government official on Africa says Nigeria's president is ruling out the possibility of releasing jailed militants in exchange for more than 270 schoolgirls who are being held by an Islamic extremist group.

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Medicare Fraud Sweep Nets 90 Arrests Across U.S

Posted: 05/13/2014 - MIAMI (AP) -- The latest Medicare fraud sweep has netted 90 arrests in six cities involving false billings to the health care program of an estimated $260 million.

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Consumers Losing Doctors with New Insurance Plans

Posted: 05/13/2014 - MIAMI (AP) -- Some consumers are suffering buyer's remorse after realizing they bought insurance plans under the new health law and are now finding their longtime doctors and hospital networks aren't accepting those plans.

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White House Calling on Congress to Replenish Federal Highway Trust Fund

Updated: 05/13/2014 - With time running out, the White House was preparing to press Congress next week to keep money flowing into a federal fund for road and bridge repairs, warning of economic harm, lost aid to states and idled construction workers unless lawmakers act.

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Expedition 39 Trio Wrapping Up Six Months on Space Station

Updated: 05/13/2014 - On the eve of the return to Earth of three crew members after six months in space, the International Space Station’s Expedition 39 crew tackled spacesuit maintenance as well as a full morning of biomedical research for the station’s departing commander on Monday.

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Some Parts of Colorado, Including Denver, Get May Snow

Updated: 05/12/2014 - While Denver dealt with slushy streets and snow on tender buds, the Colorado high country fought a winterlike battle with road closures, fender-benders and heavy tree damage Sunday.

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Netflix Raises Prices by a $1 for New Subscribers

Updated: 05/12/2014 - Netflix is raising its Internet video prices by $1 per month for new customers and giving its current U.S. subscribers a two-year break from the higher rates.

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One Month To Go Until 2014 FIFA World Cup

Updated: 05/12/2014 - It's one of the biggest sporting events in the world, and it begins exactly one month from today: the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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Balloon Crash Looms Over University of Richmond Graduation

Updated: 05/13/2014 - DOSWELL, Va. (AP) -- Virginia state police say they have found the body of the third passenger of a hot air balloon that drifted into a power line, burst into flames and fell into a heavily wooded area about 25 miles north of Richmond.

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2 Dead in Fiery Hot-Air Balloon Crash over Virginia; Likely a 3rd Death

Posted: 05/11/2014 - U. of Richmond: 2 athletic staffers on fiery Va. balloon... Police received eyewitness reports that two occupants either fell or jumped from the burning balloon after it struck the power line... "At first I saw a cloud of black smoke and then I noticed the basket on fire," a witness said Saturday. "Then it just took off real fast and disappeared."... "They were just screaming for anybody to help them," another witness said...

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US News: Missouri Storms; Arizona Crash; Tropper Memorial; Officer Fired in 93-yr-old's Death; Alaska Quake; Poisoned Dogs; Runaway Cows

Updated: 05/11/2014 - Storms hit northwest Missouri... 1 dead as plane carrying 7 crash lands in Arizona... Slain Alaska troopers remembered in memorial... Texas officer who shot armed 93-year-old fired... Man charged in estranged wife's death; 2 boys safe... Poison that sickened Colorado dogs identified... Authorities help runaway cows get back home... Alaska quake... Colorado oil train spill put at 6,500 gallons... Remote-controlled research sub lost in Pacific...

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