Homeland Warns of ISIS Retaliation in US by Sympathizers
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Federal authorities Friday urged law enforcement across the country to be alert for possible attacks inside the United States in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic group ISIS, the brutal terrorist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and has seized vast swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria.
In a joint bulletin issued to local, state and federal law enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security and FBI said that while they are "unaware of any specific, credible threats against the Homeland" and find direct threats from ISIS "not credible," they...
Heavy Rain Across the Midwest Brings Flash Flooding
iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- Very heavy rain across parts of the Midwest early this morning sparked off flash flooding from northern Illinois to Indiana.
Cars on local highways in Blackford County, Indiana, had to be abandoned as rapidly rising waters washed out roads, authorities said.
If flooding was not enough, a house caught on fire in Hartford City, Indiana, forcing local firefighters to fight the blaze from boats.
The most intense rain fell during the early morning hours Friday morning. However, dramatic weather has swept through the region for the past 24 hours, yielding...
How Peer Pressure Guilts People Into Charity
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- If you've done the ice bucket challenge, it's probably because another person nominated you to do it. And maybe you did it out of the goodness of your heart, or maybe you did it because you didn't want to shell out $100 to charity.
There's no doubt that the viral trend has raised millions of dollars and an immeasurable amount of awareness of ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, but it's also becoming clear that peer-pressure is a growing part of charity –- especially in the age of social media. Facebook friends...