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Merriam-Webster Adds 'Yoopers' to Dictionary

Updated: 05/20/2014 - Prosecutor Steve Parks of Delta County, Michigan, says he's pushed for more than a decade to have Merriam-Webster recognize the word Yooper, a longtime resident of the Lake Superior region.

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Local Experts Weigh In On MERS Virus

Updated: 05/19/2014 - Dr. Rachel Roper, a Virology Specialist at ECU's Brody School of Medicine, says everyone should be concerned about MERS.

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Former NY Times Editor: Leading Newsroom Was Honor

Posted: 05/19/2014 - Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. denies reports that Jill Abramson's dismissal had to do with complaints over unequal pay or the company's treatment of women. He cites Abramson's newsroom management style.

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FBI: BlackShades Infected Half Million Computers

Posted: 05/19/2014 - The FBI says more than a half million computers in more than 100 countries were infected by sophisticated malware that lets cybercriminals take over a computer and hijack its webcam.

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Gas Prices Decrease By 3 Cents

Updated: 05/19/2014 - The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. has dropped 3 ½ cents over the past two weeks.

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AT&T Agrees To Buy DirecTV In $48.5B Deal

Updated: 05/18/2014 - AT&T says it is buying DirecTV for $95 per share, or $49 billion, a move that gives the telecommunications company a larger base of video subscribers and increases its ability to compete against Comcast and Time Warner Cable, which agreed to a merger in February.

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Kraft Recalls 1.2 Million Cases Of Cottage Cheese

Posted: 05/18/2014 - Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling 1.2 million cases of several brands of cottage cheese products because they have been stored improperly and might cause illness.

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Illinois Man Is Third U.S. MERS Infection, CDC Says

Posted: 05/18/2014 - A business associate of the man who brought the first case of a mysterious Middle East virus to the U.S. has also tested positive for the disease, though he showed no signs of illness, federal health officials said Saturday.

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Obama Considering New Housing And Budget Leaders

Posted: 05/18/2014 - Shuffling his second-term Cabinet, President Barack Obama plans to nominate Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan to be budget director and is considering San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to succeed Donovan, according to people familiar with the selection process.

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California Chrome Wins Preakness

Updated: 05/17/2014 - California Chrome has won the Preakness to keep alive his bid to capture horse racing's Triple Crown.

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Nigeria And Neighbours To Join Forces Over Abducted Girls

Posted: 05/17/2014 - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan meets with leaders of neighbouring states in Paris on Saturday for talks aimed at forging a common strategy against Islamist militants holding more than 200 schoolgirls.

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Same-Sex Marriage Halted In Arkansas, Again

Posted: 05/17/2014 - In the latest on-and-off-again development, Arkansas' highest court on Friday suspended a judge's ruling that struck down the ban on same-sex marriage in the state, which stopped the distribution of marriage licenses after hundreds had already been issued to same-sex couples.

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Finalists Prepare For "The Voice" Finale

Posted: 05/16/2014 - NBC's singing competition series wraps up with a two-night finale starting Monday, and the final trio have plenty of work ahead.

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Report: Lawyer Says Sterling Won't Pay $2.5 Million Fine

Posted: 05/16/2014 - Donald Sterling's lawyer has sent a letter informing the NBA that the banned Los Angeles Clippers owner will not pay a $2.5 million fine and doesn't deserve "any punishment at all," according to USA Today.

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17-Year-Old Wins Primary, Unseats WV Lawmaker

Posted: 05/16/2014 - A week before her high school graduation, Saira Blair was barely old enough to vote when she unseated a West Virginia lawmaker almost four times her age.

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