A family spokesman says former First Lady Barbara Bush was discharged from Houston Methodist Hospital Saturday. She was released after six days of treatment for pneumonia. In a statement Bush said, "I cannot thank the doctors and nurses at Houston Methodist enough for making sure I got the best treatment and got back to George and our dogs as quickly as possible."
Facebook is facing a lawsuit over privacy concerns. The plaintiffs say the social network has been intercepting private messages between friends, and giving the info to marketers. Two Facebook users filed the suit in California. They want the lawsuit to be given class-action status, suggesting as many as 166 million Facebook users in the U.S. would be eligible to join.
The final report by the L.A. county coroner's office on the deaths of actor Paul Walker and Roger Rodas is out. According to the report, Rodas, Walker's friend and business partner, was driving the Porsche over 100 miles per hour when it crashed in Nvember. There were no drugs or alcohol detected in either man's system.
A US. icebreaker set off Sunday morning from Sydney, Austrailia to assist the Chinese and Russian vessels currently stuck by ice in the Antarctic Ocean. It is anticipated it will take the Polar Star about seven days to reach the scene. Last week, a helicopter from the Chinese ship, the Snow Dragon, retrieved 52 passengers from the stranded Russian vessel, but now, the Chinese ship is also stuck.
Freezing temperatures are about to grip much of the U.S. The massive winter wave is responsible for at least 13 deaths in the past week. A deep freeze spread across much of the country this weekend making last week's Nor'easter look like a walk in the park. Nearly half the U.S. will experience zero degree and lower temperatures by Wednesday.