Steve Mullis

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Reports: Retired General Target Of Leak Investigation

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Retired four-star Marine Corps Gen. James E. Cartwright is the target of a Justice Department investigation into the leak of information regarding a U.S.-Israeli cyberattack on Iran's nuclear program, according to reports from NBC News and The Washington Post.

Cartwright served as deputy chairman of the Joint Chiefs ...


Democratic Rep. Edward Markey Wins Mass. Senate Race

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Democratic Rep. Edward Markey has won the special election in Massachusetts Tuesday for the U.S. Senate seat held by John Kerry. Kerry resigned the seat to become U.S. secretary of state.

Markey, 66, defeated Republican newcomer Gabriel Gomez, a 47-year-old businessman and former Navy SEAL.

The win by Markey ...


Astronomers Find Trio Of 'Super-Earths' Around Nearby Star

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

New observations of a fairly well-studied star have revealed a system with at least six planets, three of which are in the star's habitable zone. This is the first time that three such planets have been spotted orbiting in this zone in the same system.

At just 22 light ...


Microsoft Responds To Fan Outcry, Changes Xbox One Policies

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Fans spoke, and apparently Microsoft listened.

In a reversal of the company's previous position, Microsoft announced Wednesday that its forthcoming Xbox One gaming console would no longer require a regular Internet connection and would not restrict used or shared games.

Since the system was revealed in May and ...


A Day After Making List, One Of FBI's Most Wanted Caught

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Just a day after being added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, a former University of Southern California professor was arrested in the Mexican beach resort of Playa del Carmen.

Reporting for our Newscast unit, NPR's Carrie Kahn says 64-year-old Walter Lee Williams had been pursued by the ...


Pitchman Who 'Guaranteed' Our Look Fired By Men's Wearhouse

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

He might like the way you look, but may no longer be able to guarantee you will.

Men's Wearhouse Inc. announced Wednesday that George Zimmer, founder and executive chairman of the company, has been fired.

Zimmer is likely familiar to most TV viewers who've been greeted by his comforting ...


'We Were Told To Lie,' Say Bank Of America Employees

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Six former employees and one contractor say Bank of America's mortgage servicing unit consistently lied to homeowners, fraudulently denied loan modifications and offered bonuses to staff for intentionally pushing people into foreclosure, according to a report.

The allegations were made in sworn statements added to a ...


Wave Of Attacks Leaves At Least 30 Dead In Iraq

Sunday, June 16, 2013

A string of deadly attacks that appeared to be coordinated car bombings and shootings killed at least 30 people and left many more wounded across Iraq on Sunday, the Associated Press reports.

The AP has more:

"Most of the car bombs hit Shiite-majority areas and were the cause of ...


Moderate Wins Iran's Presidency In Rebuke To Hard-Line Clerics

Saturday, June 15, 2013

(This post was last updated at 3:45 p.m. ET)

Hasan Rowhani, the lone moderate in Iran's presidential elections, has secured victory and headed off a runoff vote in a symbolic rebuke to the country's hard-line Islamic clerics.

Rowhani, 64, won nearly 51 percent of the vote in a field of ...


Did Sony Already Win Gaming's Next-Gen Console War?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

OK, so it might be a little presumptuous to call a winner considering that neither Sony's nor Microsoft's new console is on the market quite yet.

On Monday, however, on the first day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, where the gaming industry tells consumers what to buy this holiday season, ...


Nelson Mandela 'Breathing On His Own' After Hospitalization

Saturday, June 08, 2013

(Story Last updated at 9:50 a.m. ET)

Former South African President Nelson Mandela was breathing on his own after being admitted to a hospital at the age of 94 for a recurring respiratory infection, officials said.

Mandela was admitted to a Pretoria hospital early on Saturday.

"What I am told ...


Storm Chasers Seek Thrills, But Also Chance To Warn Others

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

When disaster strikes, our natural instinct is to take cover and seek shelter. But in severe weather, especially the type that breeds tornadoes like we saw in Oklahoma and parts of the Midwest this week, there are those who ride toward the storm.

Oklahoma native Chris McBee is one of ...


Measuring The Power Of Deadly Tornadoes

Monday, May 20, 2013

Damaging tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma on Sunday and Monday, causing widespread damage that is still being assessed, and additional severe weather is expected.

One of the hardest hit areas, Moore, Okla., is no stranger to devastating twisters. A massive tornado that hit on May 3, 1999, was ...


Can Losing Weight In Your 'Second Life' Help In Your First?

Sunday, May 19, 2013

There is no shortage of diet programs available to those that seek to lose weight. But for many, taking those initial steps into a weight loss and exercise program can be an intimidating leap.

A new study from the University of Kansas Medical Center, however, shows that the online ...


GOP Call For Inquiry Of IRS Targeting Of Tea Party Groups

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Republican lawmakers on Sunday called for a full investigation of the Internal Revenue Service after it was revealed Friday that it had singled out Tea Party and other conservative groups for heightened scrutiny in applications for tax-exempt status.

The IRS has apologized, and described the incident as a bureaucratic ...


Sunday Night Forecast: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meteors

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Keep your eye on the sky Sunday evening; the Lyrid meteor shower is expected to peak. It's the first meteor shower of the spring season.

The Lyrid shower is caused by Earth passing through the orbit of a comet known as Thatcher, though the comet itself hasn't been ...


There Can Be Only One! Louisville To Face Michigan For NCAA Title

Saturday, April 06, 2013

And then there were two.

Following Saturday's Final Four match-ups in Atlanta, the stage is set for Monday's NCAA men's basketball championship where overall No. 1-seeded Louisville will face off against Michigan to take home the coveted NCAA title.

This will be the first game between the two teams, who ...


Egypt Ratchets Up Case Against Satirist, Threatens To Close TV Station

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Egyptian authorities are stepping up efforts against a popular TV comedian known as the "Egyptian Jon Stewart" and are now threatening to revoke the license of the private TV station that airs his weekly program.

As we reported Sunday, satirist Bassem Youssef was questioned for five hours over accusations ...


In The Name Of Science, Head-Bobbing Sea Lion Keeps The Beat

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

While rhythm can often be hard enough to find among humans, finding it in the animal kingdom has been even more rare.

But thanks to a 3-year-old sea lion named Ronan who knows how to keep the beat, previous notions of rhythmic ability among animals are now being challenged.



DNA-Mapped Furniture Really Ties The Room Together ... With You

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Furnishing a new apartment or house can be tough; sometimes you just can't find that end table or couch that is uniquely "you."

Well, as Wired reports, a Dutch design studio is trying to change that.

Tjep. is expected to exhibit the first line of its DNA furniture ...