Instead of waiting for a tip, a Kansas waitress gave the governor of her state one of her own. "Tip the schools," Chloe Hough wrote on the receipt she handed to Gov. Sam Brownback (R) Saturday night, making a big X through the tip line and offering her words of advice instead. "I think education is the foundation for a better country and more progressive society," Hough told Wichita's NBC station. read more
"The show won't go on for "Duck Commander Musical," the Las Vegas show about the Robertson family featured on A&E series "Duck Dynasty."
The musical, which is based on a book written by Willie and Korie Robertson, will close on May 17 after less than a two month run.
According to the show's website, it "transports the Louisiana bayou to the stage in a captivating 90 minute show- seasoned with all the southern spirit and down-to-earth humor you'd expect from America's most famous rednecks, the Robertson family." read more
A fight between two high school girls in Texas took a dramatic turn when cellphone video later revealed one of the girl's mothers had crashed the brawl -- with a gun. Now, the pistol-packing parent is facing criminal charges, while the family of the other girl involved says they're mortified about what might have been. Victoria Myers, 14, said she showed up for a fight behind Pasadena High School in Pasadena, Texas, earlier this month. She told KHOU in Houston that the fight was over a boy, and that she had been challenged to show up by a girl she says she barely knows. read more
An unmanned Russian spacecraft originally bound for the International Space Station will re-enter the Earth's atmosphere after flight controllers lost contact with it, American astronaut Scott Kelly said in a televised interview Wednesday. "Roscosmos (the Russian Federal Space Agency) announced that the Progress will not be docking and will re-enter the Earth's atmosphere here some days in the future, to be determined, but this Progress is not coming to the space station," he said from the space station. Russia is trying to figure out its next steps after losing contact with ISS Progress 59 during a resupply mission to the International Space Station. The ship is now spinning out of control, NASA said. read more
"Speaking on the eve of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's address to Congress, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Tuesday called on Abe to fully acknowledge his nation's role in forcing women from Korea and other Asian nations into sexual servitude for Japanese troops during World War II.
Abe has expressed regret for wartime atrocities, but the Florida senator said his statements have not "gone far enough" for the victims and have created a wedge between South Korea and Japan that is being exploited by the Chinese.
"For the interest of geopolitical stability, not to mention for historical accuracy, I think it's important for the government of Japan to be more forward-leaning in the pronouncements they're making, and I hope the prime minister will do that tomorrow when he addresses a joint session of Congress," Rubio said in response to a question at a Town Hall Los Angeles luncheon." read more