Summary WASHINGTON -- White House press secretary Josh Earnest declined to confirm or deny that a senior administration official had indeed called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "chickenshit," as reported by Jeffrey Goldberg in the Atlantic on Tuesday.
Summary The company Humanetics in Michigan, which makes US dummies, is working on models that are about 270 pounds (120kg), rather than the current 167 pounds (75kg). About 35% of the adult US population, or 78.6 million, are obese, according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention.
Summary 1. The roughly 25 million Americans between the ages of 13 and 18 grew up with Facebook and Netflix. Demographers and researchers say that such tighter-knit parenting can have an impact on how these teens will perceive the world as they become adults: They'll be more likely to be realistic about their future and to embrace change--though if the parenting was too claustrophobic or authoritarian, they'll also be more likely to be rebellious and get along poorly with others.
Summary Credit Oliver Weiken/European Pressphoto Agency. Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper, said that the action on Thursday was the first complete closure of the site since 2000, when a visit by Ariel Sharon -- who was then the leader of the opposition in Parliament -- helped set off the second Palestinian intifada.
Summary Democrats are nearly twice as likely as Republicans to have a fear of clowns. Perhaps due partly to their belief in the unbelievable, Democrats tend to be more phobia-stricken than Republicans, according to the survey. On a number of questions, Democrats were more fearful than Republicans.
Summary Kim Kardashian , 34, and Kanye West , 36, have big plans for their little girl. If all goes as planned, North West , 1, will never have to work a "real" 9-to-5 job. Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Don't Want North West To Have To Work.
Summary After dropping outside the world's top 10 following his U.S. Open quarter-final exit, Murray began a late push for a spot in the London showpiece event, which features eight of the best players this season. The eighth seed showed he was up to the task by seeing off the ninth seed Dimitrov, who is now eliminated from the race for the Nov. 10-16 event at London's O2.
Summary WICHITA, Kan. Blackwell says only the pilot was on the plane and that both people confirmed dead were found inside the building. Molinaro says the plane crashed into the building on airport property while attempting to return to the runway.
Summary Relatives said Vincent Omear Thomas, 33, had proudly served his country in a tour of duty in Afghanistan. The officer turned around on the vehicle and the vehicle failed to stop for his blue lights and siren.
Summary Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The reality of being Hillary Clinton -- the best known politician not named Barack Obama in the country and a massive frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination -- is that the campaign both for and against her is already well under way.