A portion of the Interstate 5 freeway over the Skagit River in Skagit County, collapsed May 23, 2013, sending cars and people into the water, authorities said. (Tiffany Matson)(SKAGIT COUNTY, Wash.) -- A portion of an interstate highway bridge in Washington state collapsed Thursday night, sending cars and people into the water, authorities said.The collapse occurred on the Interstate 5 freeway over the Skagit River in Skagit County, Wash., about two hours north of Seattle.It was unclear whether there were any injuries."N/B and S/B lanes of I-5 S
ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- While having Kelly Clarkson sitting on the judges' panel of American Idol sounds like a pretty awesome idea, it's not happening. That's according to a rep for the singer, who tells The Hollywood Reporter that despite claims by both E! and New York magazine, Kelly has not inked a deal to be a judge on season 13 of the Fox show. E! had said that a three-judge panel made up of Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson and one other Idol alum -- possibly Adam Lambert -- was "95 percent there."However, according to The
Stephen Brashear/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- An increase in durable goods orders suggests economic growth may be holding steady this spring. U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods were up in April, led by demand for non-defense aircraft and parts, which increased by $1.9 billion, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.Following a 5.9 percent decrease in March, new orders were up two of the last three months. In April, orders increased 3.3 percent to $222.6 billion, a $7.2 billion jump.Excluding transportation, new orders increased 1.3
Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- The Chicago Bears announced Friday that they will retire Mike Ditka's No. 89 on Dec. 9 during halftime of their game against the Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field.
"Mike Ditka embodies the spirit of everything the Bears are about," Bears chairman George H. McCaskey said to the team's website.
Ditka's No. 89 will be the 14th number retired by the Bears. He played for them from 1961-66 before coming back to coach the team from 1982-92. Ditka is the only person in the NFL's modern era to win a Su