Summary Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the rock band Kiss put down their instruments, wiped away the face paint and unveiled their own arena football franchise on Monday (local time), promising to pair the niche sport with the pyrotechnic theater of their concerts.
Summary 10 most visited spots in the National Park System. The National Park Service has released its 2013 attendance numbers for the national park system. Here are the top 10 most visited places in the National Park System.
Summary Dallas Stars center Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench in the middle of a game tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Summary Long overdue for the spotlight, Aloe Blacc may finally get his turn with third album Lift Your Spirit (* * * stars out of four), a smooth R&B/pop collection that cribs from the playbooks of Sam Cooke, Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.
Summary WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's effort to solicit Russia's help to defuse the crisis in Ukraine appeared to hit a roadblock on Monday when Secretary of State John Kerry delayed an anticipated trip to Russia and the two sides issued dueling accounts of their recent diplomacy.
Summary Federal prosecutors in Manhattan on Friday subpoenaed the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for records related to potential conflicts of interest involving its chairman, David Samson, a prominent New Jersey lawyer and close political ally of Gov. Chris Christie, according to people briefed on the matter. The business dealings of Mr. Samson and his law firm, Wolff & Samson, have come under intense scrutiny as a result of the lane closings and the scandal that ensued, which are the subject of a separate inquiry by federal prosecutors in New Jersey, who are examining the roles of several current and former aides and allies of Mr. Christie.
Summary Miley Cyrus performed in her underwear after missing a costume stage during her Bangerz tour on March 9. "I didn't make my quick change and I couldn't not come out for the song," the singer tweeted. Cyrus took to Twitter after the show to explain the wardrobe malfunction.
Summary The talkathon is the latest effort by the group, which is working with a parallel House caucus, to elevate the issue of global warming. In addition to Monday's overnight session, members of the group give regular speeches on the floor of the House and the Senate about the urgency of fighting climate change.
Summary Some Florida state lawmakers don't want Daylight Saving Time to end. He and other sponsors say the extra hour of daylight would keep tourists out later, spending more money and boosting the economy. But staying on Daylight Saving Time would knock Florida out of sync with the rest of the nation -- and that may be too much change for most lawmakers to stop changing time.
Summary There's some disturbing rhetoric flying around in the debate over the National Defense Authorization Act , which among other things contains passages that a) officially codify the already-accepted practice of indefinite detention of "terrorist" suspects, and b) transfer the responsibility for such detentions exclusively to the military. One of its supporters, the dependably-unlikeable Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, bragged that the law "basically says ... for the first time that the homeland is part of the battlefield" and that people can be jailed without trial, be they "American citizen or not."