Number of stay-at-home dads doubles since 1989
There are more daddies at home than ever. But do they want to be? In the run-up to Father's Day, a new report from the Pew Research Center found nearly 2 million dads stayed at home in 2012, compared to 1.1 million in 1989. The largest number say they aren't home by choice, but because they're ill or disabled.
Massive manhunt underway for Canadian cop killer
It doesn't usually go down like this in Canada. Gun violence, especially against police, is really rare for our northern neighbor. But a huge swath of New Brunswick is on lockdown Thursday as a manhunt continued for a man who shot and killed three police officers in Moncton on Wednesday (less than 180 miles from the Maine border). Schools were closed, public buildings shut, buses stopped rolling, and mail wasn't delivered.
A man suspected of killing three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers was spotted three times Thursday but has so far eluded a massive manhunt in the normally tranquil east coast city of Moncton, police said. (June 5) AP
GM: Ignorance left 'switch from hell' unfixed
The report on General Motors' fatal mistakes is a catalog of fantastic foul-ups and stunning ignorance. A former district attorney who GM hired to probe the ignition switch issue said the company had a "history of failures." The flaw eventually played a part in 54 crashes and 13 deaths. GM CEO Mary Barra went on a firing spree as the report went public, axing 15 employees. See ya.
Putin slams Clinton: 'Better not to argue with women'
He went there. Russian President Vladimir Putin showed off some macho misogyny on Thursday when he took a swipe at Hillary Rodham Clinton, responding to her criticism of him with a swipe at her gender and toughness. "It's better not to argue with women," Putin said in an interview that aired Wednesday on French TV and radio. "When people push boundaries too far, it's not because they are strong but because they are weak. But maybe weakness is not the worst quality for a woman." Oh no he didn't.
Flying robots in the sky could be risky
Drones are going to change everything. But first, we have to figure out how to keep them from colliding with planes. A National Research Council report out Thursday says drones pose serious safety questions as they prepare to share the sky with airliners. Drone advocates are pushing for the FAA to allow drones for commercial uses (think Amazon's experiments with delivering items sold on its website), but the report says there are still a ton of details to work out like, crowded airspace, regulation and privacy.
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Girl look at that body: Obama secretly filmed during workout in Poland.
Though Obama is hardly the first president to be caught exercising, leaked video of his hotel gym workout routine has many worried about security... and the president's form. USA NOW's Carly Mallenbaum looks at reactions to the video. (USA TODAY, USA NOW)
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