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Watch: Korean elephant ‘imitates human speech’ and has a vocabulary of several words

An elephant at a zoo in South Korea has learned to imitate human speech and has a vocabulary of several words, researchers said Friday. Koshik, a 22-year-old male Asian elephant at Everland zoo in Yongin, a city south of Seoul, greeted visiting journalists by “saying” choah (good) and nuo (lie…

Tesla Model S named car of the year: An all-electric sedan with silent, face-melting speed

For the first time ever, Automobile Magazine has named an all-electric vehicle as its “Car of the Year” for 2013. Citing its sleek design and high performance, Automobile Magazine said Tesla’s Model S luxury sedan beat out gasoline-powered cars like the Subaru BRZ and the Porsche Boxster. “It’s the performance…

Man to test bionic leg by climbing skyscraper

Man to Test Bionic Leg by Climbing Skyscraper (via NewsLook) Three years ago, doctors had to amputate Zac Vawters right leg from above the knee after a motorcycle accident.…

Republican candidate: ‘The rape thing’ doesn’t justify abortion

Republican John Koster, who is running for Congress in Washington state, said over the weekend that “the rape thing” did not justify a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy. When asked about his view of abortion at a Sunday fundraiser, Koster said the practice should be prohibited unless the life…

Pat Robertson’s Halloween advice: Scary movies will literally ‘haunt you’

Unlike in 2005 during Hurricane Katrina, television preacher and conservative commentator Pat Roberson has kept mum about Hurricane Sandy, but that doesn’t mean he’s not still taking on the most pressing and timely issues of the day on a regular basis. In a special segment ahead of Halloween this year, Robertson warned viewers…

Sandy unearths centuries-old skeleton in Connecticut

A homeless woman in Connecticut discovered a spooky remnant from superstorm Sandy’s landfall — a human skeleton, which surfaced after the storm uprooted a famous local tree. The skeleton was found in a 103-year-old tree known as the “Lincoln Oak” on the New Haven Green,WTNH-TV reported Tuesday. “I noticed what…

4-year-old weeps for ‘Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney’ election to end

A 4-year-old Texas girl is so exhausted by the 2012 presidential election that it moved her to tears on Tuesday. Elizabeth Evans told KUSA that she had been driving to the grocery store and listening to election coverage on NPR with her daughter, Abigael, when the girl began to cry.…

Report: Gas leak causes 8 houses to explode in New Jersey

Dozens of smaller fires were burning out of control Wednesday morning in Mantoloking, New Jersey following a gas main rupture that reportedly blew up a number of houses. Authorities are not responding to the fire because the community is currently inaccessible by vehicle due to sand deposits on the road…

Audience laughs at Bachmann during Minnesota debate

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) was loudly laughed at during her first debate with Democratic challenger Jim Graves. At the hour-long debate in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Graves slammed Bachmann for attacking President Barack Obama instead of providing any specific ideas on how keep Medicare and Social Security funded. “At the end…

Texas pastor beaten to death with electric guitar

Authorities in Texas are investigating why a suspect in Forest Hill allegedly crashed his car into a church, chased down the pastor and then beat him to death with an electric guitar. Members of the Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church identified Derrick Birdow as the man who is accused of…

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