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Hawaii woman gets new ID cards

Updated: 12/30/2013 - A Hawaii woman whose last name is 36 characters long has finally gotten the whole thing to fit on her driver's license and state identification card.

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Lung cancer scans urged

Posted: 12/30/2013 - Government advisers say some current or former heavy smokers should start getting yearly scans for lung cancer.

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Electricity use in U.S. falls

Updated: 12/31/2013 - American homes are more energy-efficient these days -- and so are the appliances and gadgets inside the homes. And as a result, the average amount of electricity consumed in U.S. homes has fallen to levels that were last seen more than a decade ago.

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No beer led to ceramic squirrel stabbing

Posted: 12/27/2013 - South Carolina authorities say a 44-year-old woman angry at a man for not returning home with beer on Christmas beat and stabbed him with a ceramic squirrel.

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Gambler rewards man who returned $300K

Posted: 12/27/2013 - A poker player who left a bag with $300,000 in the back seat of a Las Vegas taxi has given $10,000 to the honest cabbie who returned the money.

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Times Square's crystal ball gets new glimmer

Posted: 12/27/2013 - Electricians working atop a New York City skyscraper have installed the last of the 2,688 crystal triangles that give the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball its shimmer.

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Delta to honor cheap mistake

Posted: 12/26/2013 - Some lucky fliers capitalized on a computer glitch Thursday and scored some really cheap flights on Delta Air Lines.

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Massachusetts deal would create meningitis victims' fund

Posted: 12/24/2013 - Attorneys for creditors of a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak say they've reached a preliminary settlement that would set up a victim compensation fund worth more than $100 million. Tennessee was one of the hardest-hit states in the outbreak.

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Fla. rejects Satanic display

Updated: 12/19/2013 - Florida officials have opened the door wide for holiday displays but are saying no go to one.

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ACLU alleges racism at school district

Posted: 12/19/2013 - A civil liberties group has accused a Northern California school district of pervasive racism and of condoning weekly traditions in which female students are groped.

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Mother who told son to murder sentenced

Posted: 12/19/2013 - A prosecutor says a northern Ohio woman who compelled her 10-year-old stepson to kill his father in a shooting initially ruled accidental has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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Ship preps for chemical weapons mission

Posted: 12/19/2013 - The U.S. ship that will serve as the lynchpin for the destruction of Syria's most toxic chemical weapons is preparing to leave Virginia in about two weeks.

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$500 tip left at IHOP

Posted: 12/18/2013 - Forget a 20% tip, an elderly couple left more than 1,000% for their waitress at a Coeur d'Alene IHOP

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Salvation Army receives diamond ring

Posted: 12/18/2013 - The Salvation Army says someone dropped a diamond ring in one of the group's kettles outside a South Florida grocery store

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Pa. pastor won't quit voluntarily over gay wedding

Updated: 12/17/2013 - A United Methodist minister is defying a church order to surrender his credentials for performing a same-sex wedding, saying church officials will have to defrock him if they want him out of the ministry

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