Turbulence Injures Passengers, Crew Members on United Airlines Flight

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_74a162948d.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (BILLINGS, Mont.) -- Three crew members and a number of passengers were injured after a United Airlines flight encountered severe turbulence Monday. The captain of United Flight 1676 declared a medical emergency after reported injuries during the plane's descent into Billings, Mont., according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The Boeing 737-700, which departed from Denver, Colo., around 12 p.m., landed in Billings without incident.

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Historic Eisenhower Tree at Augusta Falls Victim to Ice Storm

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_d8aa67f17a.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (AUGUSTA, Ga.) -- For golfers competing at Augusta National Golf Club in the upcoming Masters this April, the course just got a little bit easier. The Eisenhower Tree, an enormous loblolly pine that has famously annoyed golfers ranging from President Eisenhower to Tiger Woods, was cut down over the weekend after suffering severe damage from the recent snow and ice storm. The tree was removed because the weight of the ice tore down some of its major branches.

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University of Chicago Student Found Dead in Dorm Room

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_aca7a112e6.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (CHICAGO) -- A University of Chicago student found dead in his dorm room on Saturday may have been there for days until a foul odor led authorities to investigate. According to ABC's affiliate in Chicago, WLS, the 20-year-old student had last used his keycard to enter the dormitory on Feb. 7. Initial testing said that Nicholas Barnes' death was not a suicide, but the Cook County Medical Examiner was unable to provide a conclusive cause of death.

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George Zimmerman Says He Lives in Fear, Has PTSD

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_e9ccb7fe72.jpgABC News (SANFORD, Fla.) --  George Zimmerman, the Florida man acquitted of murdering teenager Trayvon Martin, says he lives in constant fear and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. He also suggested that President Obama helped to inject racism into the controversial shooting in order to win votes for himself during his reelection. Zimmerman’s comments in a Spanish-language interview with Univision that aired Sunday marked his first public statements since being acquitted of murder in the Feb. 26, 2012 death of Martin.

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Survey: Quarter of Americans Believe Sun Revolves Around Earth

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_2c2ca638d2.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) --  "Does the Earth go around the Sun, or does the Sun go around the Earth?" If you answered the latter, you're among a quarter of Americans who also got it wrong, according to a new report by the National Science Foundation. A survey of 2,200 people that was released Friday revealed some alarming truths about the state of science education across the country, with many failing to an answer even the most basic astronomy and science questions, according to a release about the survey.

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