Some Cablevision users in Connecticut called 911 on Sunday evening to complain about an emergency involving their television sets. Fairfield residents experienced cable outages during Sunday night's 9 p.m. prime time slot and, if Facebook comments are any sign, most of the emergency calls came from people watching 'Breaking Bad.'
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Congress renews undetectable gun ban for decade
Narrowly beating a midnight deadline, Congress voted Monday to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms that can evade airport detection machines. But Republicans blocked an effort to toughen the restrictions — the latest defeat for gun-control forces in the year since the grade school massacre in Newtown, Conn.
Trial begins in Montana newlywed killing case
Cody Johnson was head over heels for his new wife, but Jordan Graham was having serious doubts that came to a head when Johnson fell to his death during an argument on a steep cliff in Glacier National Park, prosecutors said Monday.
Attorney confirms Wisconsin snuggle business has closed
So much for snuggling in Wisconsin.
Study: Erratic TV violence ratings fail parents
Violent dramas on the broadcast networks carry milder parental cautions than cable shows like “The Walking Dead” but can equal them in graphic gore, a failure of the TV ratings system, a new study found.
Teen who died on flight was traveling with family
The Spokane Fire Department says a 16-year-old boy who died on a Delta Air Lines flight had a medical condition and was with members of his military family traveling from Seattle to Atlanta.
10 Things to Know for Tuesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday.
Torre, La Russa, Cox elected to baseball Hall
Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox, baseball’s winningest managers over the past four decades, were unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame on Monday by the expansion era committee.
Obama heads to South Africa for Mandela memorial
President Barack Obama headed to South Africa on Monday to speak at a national memorial service for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. He was joined on Air Force One by former President George W. Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
No hugs allowed? Madison targets pro cuddlers
Wisconsin’s ultra-liberal capital city is a place where just about anything goes, from street parties to naked bike rides.
Amish school shooter’s kin: Horror, then healing
Once a week, Terri Roberts spends time with a 13-year-old Amish girl named Rosanna who sits in a wheelchair and eats through a tube. Roberts bathes her, sings to her, reads her stories. She can only guess what’s going on inside Rosanna’s mind because the girl can’t talk.
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