• Osama bin Laden's Son-in-Law Convicted on Terror Charges

    Osama bin Laden's Son-in-Law Convicted on Terror Charges

    (NEW YORK) — Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law was convicted Wednesday by a jury in New York of conspiring to kill Americans and assisting al Qaeda by serving as the terror group’s spokesman after the September 11th attacks. In court Wednesday, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith had no visible reaction when the verdict was read — this after several hours of deliberation spread over two days. “This verdict is a major milestone in the government’s unrelenting efforts to pursue justice against those involved with the September 11 attacks,” U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement. “I can imagine no more fitting… Read more

  • NASA Crowdsources New Spacesuit Design

    NASA Crowdsources New Spacesuit Design

    (WASHINGTON) — Internet users and space enthusiasts are about to come one step closer to deciding the future of space travel. NASA is using the crowdsourcing power of the web to help pick the final cover layer design for its next generation spacesuit, and you can vote online until April 15. More than 83,000 people had already cast their votes as of Wednesday morning on three prototypes, designed jointly by NASA engineers, suit manufacturer ILC Dover and design students from Philadelphia University. All three candidates are equally as trendy in form and function, but ultimately only one cover layer will… Read more

  • ‘Burger King Baby’ Finds Birth Mom and ‘Pure Joy’

    ‘Burger King Baby’ Finds Birth Mom and ‘Pure Joy’

    (ALLENTOWN, Pa.) — The 27-year-old Pennsylvania woman whose Facebook search for her birth mother went viral says the reunion with her mother was “pure joy.” “I got the hug that I had wanted for the last 27 years, and that broke the ice,” Katheryn Deprill said Monday after meeting her mother in Allentown, Pa. “She is better than anything I could’ve ever imagined. She is so sweet and amazing. I’m so happy.” Deprill became known as the “Burger King Baby” after she posted a photo herself on Facebook holding a sign that read, “Looking for my birth mother. She abandoned… Read more

  • BASE Jumpers Seriously Injured After Falling from Idaho Bridge

    BASE Jumpers Seriously Injured After Falling from Idaho Bridge

    (TWIN FALLS, Idaho) — Two BASE jumpers in Idaho are lucky to be alive after getting entangled and falling nearly 500 feet from a bridge. Austin Carey, 22, and James Rawe, 24, were getting ready for a jump Monday from the Perrine Bridge, which spans the Snake River Canyon in the southern part of the state. But Rawe got entangled in Carey’s parachute, police said, sending them plummeting to the ground below. The men landed in a marshy area near the river’s shoreline, and rescue crews rushed to help. Carey was airlifted to the hospital, while Rawe was taken there… Read more

  • Death Toll of Washington State Mudslide Grows

    Death Toll of Washington State Mudslide Grows

    (OSO, Wash.) — Officials in Snohomish County, Wash., searching for signs of life in the mudslide called Tuesday’s efforts “very challenging” as the number of fatalities rises and the conditions seem to worsen. Two more bodies were recovered Tuesday in the rural region of Washington state, where a massive mudslide Saturday wiped out dozens of occupied homes north of Seattle. As many as eight more bodies are waiting to be recovered, according to local officials. Tuesday’s discoveries bring the total number of bodies found to 24. During a late news conference, Snohomish County District Fire Chief Travis Hots said search… Read more

  • Navy Football Player Dies After Collapsing at Practice

    Navy Football Player Dies After Collapsing at Practice

    (BALTIMORE) — A Naval Academy football player died on Tuesday, three days after collapsing at the team’s spring football practice, the school announced. Will McKamey was 19 years old. The freshman running back from Knoxville, Tenn., was airlifted to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Unit in Baltimore and died with his family by his side. McKamey previously suffered a serious head injury in 2012 while playing for his high school, but he did not require surgery. Naval Academy football coach Ken Niumatalolo expressed sadness in a statement released by the school. “As our Navy football family mourns the loss… Read more

  • Colo. School Lifts Ban on Girl Who Shaved Her Head for Sick Friend

    Colo. School Lifts Ban on Girl Who Shaved Her Head for Sick Friend

    (GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.) — Kamryn Renfro shaved all her hair off to show solidarity for a friend fighting a fourth relapse of childhood cancer. For that, the 9-year-old was briefly banned from Caprock Academy in Grand Junction, Colo., because her shaved head violated the charter school’s dress code. The girl’s mom, Jamie Renfro, says that the school has since come around to allowing her daughter to return to the school after a one-day absence as the board of directors met late Tuesday and voted 3-1 to grant Kamryn Renfro a waiver, thereby allowing exceptions to the dress code under extraordinary… Read more


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  • Apr 02Teen Homeschooler Book Club at the Lee County Library
  • Apr 02Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Meeting
  • Apr 03Crossroad Community Church - FREE Fried Fish Dinner
  • Apr 03First Friday Family Night Stevens Center Sanford
  • Apr 04Carolina Town and Country - Easter Egg Hunt and Flock Shop