Wesley Snipes, released from prison, will serve last four months of his three-year sentence confined in a home. Best known for his work in the 'Blade' trilogy, actor Wesley Snipes' release came after his 2008 conviction for failing to file tax returns on $38 million in earnings.
James Hansen, a devoted activist against climate change, announced his retirement from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies and plans to challenge federal and state governments over carbon dioxide emissions.
Christopher Knafelc, from Philadelphia, put himself in danger Thursday when he leaped onto the subway tracks to help a stranger who had fallen. Knafelc, who has a colorful past, was able to halt train traffic.
Marijuana tax could be a new source of revenue for strapped states, and the federal government, too, say two congressmen who have proposed such legislation. But the scale of any tax benefit is hotly disputed.