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Study suggests lung cancer not as lethal as once thought

Harmless lung cancer? A provocative study found that nearly 1 in 5 lung tumors detected on CT scans are probably so slow-growing that they would never cause problems. The analysis suggests the world’s No. 1 cause of cancer deaths isn’t as lethal as doctors once thought.

Ducks’ out-of-control snow day video goes viral

A video surfaced on the popular site Reddit showing University of Oregon students pummeling cars and people with snow. The video and 8,000 comments grew into a national story.

American detained: North Korea confession coerced

Merrill Newman, the 85-year-old U.S. veteran detained for weeks by North Korea, issued a written statement Monday indicating his confession was coerced under the treat of a long jail term.

‘Blackfish’ spurs performers to cancel SeaWorld gig

The rock bands Heart and Barenaked Ladies along with country singer Willie Nelson have canceled their planned performances at SeaWorld in Florida, citing a recent documentary that raises questions about the effects of captivity on whales.

FBI arrests 7 LA sheriff’s deputies in jail probe

At least seven current and former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies have been arrested by the FBI as part of an ongoing investigation of inmate abuse in the nation’s largest jail system.

Mars rover finds evidence of freshwater lake

NASA’s Curiosity rover has uncovered signs of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars, which scientists say could have been a perfect spot for tiny primitive organisms to flourish if they ever existed on the red planet.

Aron Ralston, of ‘127 Hours’ fame, arrested on assault charges

Aron Ralston, the Colorado adventurer whose self-amputation ordeal was made into the movie “127 Hours,” was arrested in Denver on allegations of domestic violence after police say he and his girlfriend got into an altercation.

Google, Facebook, Apple unite in plea against online snooping

Major technology companies, stung by revelations that the U.S. government collects people’s personal data on their networks, on Monday issued an open letter to President Barack Obama asking for tighter controls on surveillance.

Server accused of forging anti-gay note loses job

A New Jersey waitress who accused a family of leaving an anti-gay note on their receipt is no longer working at the bistro where the incident took place.