Florida A&M University said Thursday that its famed Marching 100 band will return to the field for the first time since its suspension after the hazing death of a drum major nearly two years ago.
The band had been one of the top university marching bands in the United States, but Robert Champion's death and other reports of hazing damaged its reputation.
"We have made a thorough assessment of the students who have auditioned for the band and firmly believe that we are ready to return and positively represent Florida A&M University and its proud students, faculty, alumni and community," Sylvester Young, director of marching and pep bands, said in a statement.FULL STORY
The Nigerian military said Thursday it killed one of the leaders of the Islamist extremist group, Boko Haram, which has waged an insurgency in the nation for years.
Mamadu Bama, also known as Abu Saad, was killed along with his father this month in Borno state, the military said in a statement.FULL STORY
A German tourist was in critical condition after shark severed her right arm while snorkeling in Hawaii on Wednesday, authorities said.
The victim, who was unconscious when first responders arrived, was taken to Maui Medical Center for treatment, according to fire services.
The attack took place at White Rock beach in Maui. The beach has been closed one mile in each direction.FULL STORY
When Egypt's first democratically elected president was tossed out earlier this year, the White House stopped short of calling it a coup.
Doing so would force an end to the $1.3 billion that the U.S. sends in military aid every year - and change the course of its relationship with one of its strongest Arab allies in the region.
But that was before Wednesday when the military-led interim government stormed two camps full of former President Mohamed Morsy's supporters. More than 300 people were killed and close to 3,000 wounded in the bloodiest day in Egypt's recent history.
Will the carnage in Egypt change the U.S. policy toward the most populous Arab country?FULL STORY
Judging by the nearly deserted streets, the Egyptian capital was unlike any other working day Thursday.
Traffic was light. Shops and businesses slowly reopened after a nighttime curfew following the killing of nearly 300 people nationwide. A sense of foreboding washed over Cairo as residents stayed behind closed doors.FULL STORY
This is going to give grammarians a headache, literalists a migraine and language nerds a nervous breakdown.
The definition of literally is no longer the literal definition of literally.
Gizmodo has discovered Google's definition for literally includes this: "Used to acknowledge that something is not literally true but is used for emphasis or to express strong feeling."FULL STORY
Note to self: When soliciting for drugs on Twitter, try a direct message.
Faced down with another boring day at work, a Toronto car repair shop worker decided some weed would be just the thing to make the day fly by.
Instead of reaching out by phone or walking to his friendly neighborhood drug dealer, the user, using the handle @Sunith_DB8R, tweeted that he needed a joint delivered to his workplace in Vaughan, just north of Toronto.
The York Regional Police, @YRP, caught a whiff of the request and enthusiastically - perhaps too enthusiastically - responded with, "Awesome! Can we come too?"FULL STORY