Archive | October 24th, 2011

Astronomers solve 2,000-year-old stellar mystery

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida – Astronomers finally know why the first documented supernova was super-sized. The exploded star was observed by the ancient Chinese in the year 185, and visible for eight months. It was later found to be a bigger-than-expected supernova remnant, 8,000 light years away. New observations in the infrared show the explosion took [...]

Turks weep as survivors, bodies are discovered

ERCIS, Turkey – Distraught Turkish families mourned outside a mosque or sought to identify loved ones among rows of bodies Monday as rescue workers scoured debris for survivors after a 7.2-magnitude quake that killed nearly 300 people. Rescue teams with generator-powered floodlights worked into the night in the worst-hit city of Ercis, where running water [...]

'Greatest Act' in last 25 years, U2

LONDON – Rock icons U2 have something new to brag about winning Q Magazine’s Greatest Act of the Last 25 Years award. The annual music awards by Britain’s best-selling music monthly took place Monday in London and the Irish quartet was among the music notables at the ceremony. The U.K.’s artist of the moment, singer/songwriter [...]

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Road opens after millions of bees escape

SALT LAKE CITY – A portion of an interstate in southern Utah has reopened after a truck hauling millions of bees overturned, freeing the insects. Authorities closed the southbound lanes of the interstate roadway near St. George for several hours Sunday night after the crash. Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Todd Johnson says the road reopened [...]

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Wingsuit Flyers

Jeb Corliss and Roberta Mancino share their perspective into the world of proximity wingsuit flying and base jumping with their GoPro cameras. Watch to see onboard footage and personal interviews as they tell their stories of love and near death experiences.        

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Kimberly-Clark net income drops, though sales increase

NEW YORK – Rising costs led Kimberly-Clark Corp., maker of Kleenex, Huggies and other household brands, to report an 8 percent decline in third-quarter net income Monday. It also cut its revenue outlook and the high end of its earnings outlook. Like many companies, Kimberly-Clark is struggling with higher costs for oil, wood, pulp and [...]

Assange: WikiLeaks might get closed due to financial woes

LONDON – WikiLeaks, whose spectacular publication of classified data shook world capitals and exposed the inner workings of international diplomacy, may be weeks away from collapse, the organization’s leader warned Monday. Although its attention-grabbing leaks spread outrage and embarrassment across military and diplomatic circles, WikiLeaks’ inability to shake the restrictions imposed by American financial companies [...]

Loretta Lynn got out of hospital, now recovering

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Loretta Lynn is out of the hospital and resting at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. A statement Monday from Loretta Lynn Enterprises says the country music icon has been treated for bacterial pneumonia. The 76-year-old was forced to cancel a show in Kentucky on Saturday because of the illness. She woke [...]

11 deaths in both central and northern Syria

BEIRUT – Syrian security forces killed at least six people in the restive central city of Homs on Monday, while government troops clashed with gunmen believed to be defectors from the military in several parts of the country, killing five including a Syrian soldier, activists said. The violence came as the U.S. pulled its ambassador [...]

Berlusconi insists Italy's economy is doing ok

ROME – Premier Silvio Berlusconi has lashed back at his German and French counterparts who demanded tough new measures to spur economic growth, saying no one need fear the stability of Italy’s economy. Berlusconi issued a statement as he summoned his Cabinet for an emergency meeting Monday to discuss growth measures the European Union has [...]

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