The Chicago company World's Finest Chocolate may have just made the world's biggest chocolate bar. It weighs six tons and sort of looks like an edible brown bus. The company hopes it breaks the world record.
"Republicans pulled off an upset in Tuesday's special election in New York City to replace former congressman Anthony Weiner," NPR's Joel Rose reports. "Bob Turner claimed victory over Democrat David Weprin."
Recently a man who tried to rob a California 7-Eleven. He disguised himself as Gumby, but he was foiled when his bulky gloves kept him from reaching the gun he claimed to have in his pocket. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports police identified Gumby and gave him a call. He turned himself in, brought his accomplice and also surrendered the Gumby suit.
In Iran Tuesday, President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told NBC authorities would soon release two American hikers convicted on espionage charges. A lawyer for the hikers also said an appeals court would release them on bail. Judges say they're still reviewing the plan to offer bail.
Tyrannosaurus rex roamed the Earth some 65 million years ago. In the century since the first skeleton was unearthed in Montana, our understanding of how the giant predator lived, moved and behaved has evolved. Watch the videos below to see the latest T. rex research in motion.
President Obama's road trip to push his jobs bill takes him to North Carolina Wednesday. It's the third election battleground state the president has visited in less than a week. He's promoting his plan to prop up the economy with $447 billion in tax cuts and new government spending. Some of that money would go to refurbish outdated school buildings. Obama stressed that idea during a stop in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday.
The nation's overall poverty rate climbed to 15.1 percent last year, according to new data from the Census Bureau. That's up from 14.3 percent in 2009 — which means 46.2 million Americans were living in poverty in 2010.
Thousands of Vermonters were hammered by flooding due to Tropical Storm Irene. Many say they're counting less on federal or state emergency aid. Instead, they are relying on help from their neighbors and their own resilience to get back to business. Nina Keck of Vermont Public Radio reports.