• Space Station Supply Rocket Explodes on Launchpad

    Space Station Supply Rocket Explodes on Launchpad

    (WALLOPS, Va.) — An unmanned space station supply rocket exploded Tuesday night, six seconds after launch from Wallops Island, Virginia. Orbital Sciences Corp. said in a tweet shortly after the explosion that there had been “a vehicle anomaly. We will update as soon as we are able.” The cargo rocket was supposed to launch Monday night, but that had to be scrubbed because a boat was too close to the “hazard zone” near the launch site. This launch was the third of eight International Space Station cargo resupply missions under NASA’s $1.9 billion contract with Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles,… Read more

  • Eric Frein Possibly Spotted by Resident, Police Say

    Eric Frein Possibly Spotted by Resident, Police Say

    (CANADENSIS, Pa.) — Police are investigating a new possible sighting of accused cop killer Eric Frein, who authorities believe has been hiding in the woods of the Pocono Mountains for more than six weeks. The possible sighting was made by a resident in Barrett Township early Tuesday afternoon, said Trooper Connie Devens, a spokesperson for the Pennsylvania State Police. Frein, 31, has been at large since Sept. 12, when he allegedly opened fire at the Blooming Grove police barracks, killing one trooper and injuring another. Police believe Frein, a self-trained survivalist from nearby Canadensis, escaped to the woods. They have… Read more

  • Controversial Guardrail Nearly 4x More Likely Involved In Fatal Accident, Study Says

    Controversial Guardrail Nearly 4x More Likely Involved In Fatal Accident, Study Says

    (NEW YORK) — A university study has concluded that the redesigned version of a controversial but widely-used guardrail system places motorists at a higher risk of serious injury and fatality on America’s highways than its previous version. The study, first reported by ABC News last month before it was finalized, was conducted by the University of Alabama-Birmingham and examined serious and fatal accidents in Missouri and Ohio. “To date…in both states, it was found that the ET-Plus placed motorists at a higher level of risk of both serious and fatal injuries relative to its predecessor, the ET-2000,” reads the final… Read more

  • Second Dallas Nurse Ebola-Free, Thanks Hospital, Family and God

    Second Dallas Nurse Ebola-Free, Thanks Hospital, Family and God

    (ATLANTA) — A second Dallas nurse undergoing treatment for Ebola was released Tuesday from Emory University Hospital after doctors said she had been cured from the deadly virus. Nurse Amber Vinson, 29, was discharged after spending the last two weeks in Atlanta undergoing treatment in its biocontainment unit. “I’m so grateful to be well,” Vinson said Tuesday. “First and foremost, I want to thank God,” she said, adding that God gave her the “hope and strength to fight” Ebola. Vinson also thanked her mother, fiancé and extended family for visiting. “Family played such an important role in my recovery,” she… Read more

  • Unstoppable Lava Flow Reaches Hawaiian Town

    Unstoppable Lava Flow Reaches Hawaiian Town

    (PAHOA, Hawaii) — A stream of molten lava has oozed into a small Hawaiian town, covering the yard of the house closest to the volcano, Hawaii County officials reported Tuesday. The lava flow has been edging its way towards Pahoa on Hawaii’s Big Island for weeks with authorities and residents powerless to halt or divert it. The final number of Kilauea residents affected has not been released, but it is expected to be dozens. The lava is advancing at about 10 to 15 yards per hour, making it far slower than one might expect from a Hollywood version of the… Read more

  • Wild Hogs May Force Florida County to Cancel Halloween Festivities

    Wild Hogs May Force Florida County to Cancel Halloween Festivities

    (NEW YORK) — Children in a Florida county may experience a cruel trick instead of sweet treats this Halloween thanks to a group of wild hogs that are wreaking havoc on homes, authorities said. Feral hogs have recently been running amok throughout neighborhoods in Brevard County, on the Atlantic coast near Orlando, having already destroyed up to 17 yards by ripping up the grass in search of food, authorities said. Law enforcement has hired licensed tracker James Dean, 52, for the month to capture the hogs in the hopes that they will not pose a danger to children trick-or-treating on… Read more

  • Officials Comb Surveillance Video for Trace of Vanished Broncos Fan

    Officials Comb Surveillance Video for Trace of Vanished Broncos Fan

    (DENVER) — Authorities are combing through hours of surveillance footage from Thursday’s Denver Broncos-San Diego Chargers game and seeking people who may have seen Paul Kitterman after the 53-year-old father went missing during halftime. Kitterman seemed to be happy and behaving normally, his companions said, and told them that the experience of going to his first Broncos home game was “awesome.” Soon afterwards, he vanished. “We searched the stadium we have been going to hospitals,” said his stepson, Jarod Tonneson, who went with him to the game. “We have just been all over the place.” Court records revealed that Kitterman… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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