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NASA’s rover Curiosity lands on Mars, their seventh successful landing

NASA’s rover Curiosity lands on Mars, their seventh successful landing

By Justine Espersen NASA’s rover Curiosity successfully landed in Gale Crater of Mars and its split second descent towards its landing site was captured by one of NASA’s satellites in orbit while still connected to its 51-foot-wide parachute. As the 2.6 billion Curiosity fully deployed to Mars, it accelerated from 8.000 mph to almost 13,200 […]

Sikh Temple shooter identified as Wade Michael Page, army vet and white supremacist

Sikh Temple shooter identified as Wade Michael Page, army vet and white supremacist

By Justine Espersen OAK CREEK, Wis. – Wade Michael Page was identified as the accused gunman who killed six people prior to a Sunday morning service at a suburban Milwaukee Sikh temple, officials said in a news conference Monday. The 40-year-old Army veteran and former white supremacist heavy metal band member was killed in a […]

UK parents found guilty of murdering their daughter

UK parents found guilty of murdering their daughter

By Justine Espersen LONDON – Parents Iftikhar, 52, and Farzana, 49, Ahmed were sentenced today to serve a minimum 25 years in prison after suffocating their 17-year-old daughter Shafilea with a plastic bag in 2003. Her Pakistani parents murdered their daughter Sept. 11, 2003, as they believed she had brought shame on her family with […]

Megabus crashes into I-55 overpass en route to St. Louis

Megabus crashes into I-55 overpass en route to St. Louis

By Justine Espersen ST. LOUIS – At least 18 ambulances and six helicopters rushed to the scene of a double-decker Megabus that crashed into a concrete pillar near Litchfield, Ill. on Interstate 55 Thursday afternoon. Several people were injured while the bus blew out a tire, slamming into a concrete pillar supporting an I-55 overpass near mile marker 57. St. Francis Hospital of Litchfield, Ill. received […]

Rooftop fire causes little damage at Las Vegas Strip hotel Treasure Island

Rooftop fire causes little damage at Las Vegas Strip hotel Treasure Island

By Justine Espersen LAS VEGAS – After a rooftop air conditioner fire caused 35 rooms to be evacuated from Las Vegas Strip hotel and casino Treasure Island Tues., no one was hospitalized or received any serious injuries. The 9 a.m. fire was quickly extinguished, while damage was reported to be minor. The hotel ventilation system sent smoke into areas from the 24th to 36th floors Knoll […]

Apple’s Mountain Lion Ugrade

Apple’s Mountain Lion Ugrade

By Justine Espersen After being more than a week on the market, Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion has far exceeded three million downloads, making it their most successful OS X release. Mountain Lion is available for an upgrade from Lion or Snow Leopard, well worth the $19.99. It includes more than 200 new features, such […]

Bristol-Myers Squibb executive arrested and charged with insider trading

Bristol-Myers Squibb executive arrested and charged with insider trading

By Justine Espersen A Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co. executive was arrested today after being charged with civil insider trading by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Robert Ramnarine illegally made $311,361 in profits buying and selling stocks in companies his pharmaceutical firm was considering buying, according to the Newark, N.J., U.S. attorney office. Ramnarine, 45, who began […]

Romantic crooner Tony Martin dies at 98

Romantic crooner Tony Martin dies at 98

By Justine Espersen: Singer-actor Tony Martin, best known for his romantic crooner roles in movie musicals from the 1930s-50s, has died at 98. He died of natural causes in his West Los Angeles home, his friend and accountant Beverly Scott told the Associated Press Monday. “He’s the ultimate crooner who outlasted all his contemporaries,” musician […]

Peter Jackson’s filmed adaptation of ‘The Hobbit’ now set to be a trilogy

Peter Jackson’s filmed adaptation of ‘The Hobbit’ now set to be a trilogy

By Justine Espersen Peter Jackson’s long-awaited film, “The Hobbit,” is now expected to be a trilogy. “We recognized that the richness of the story of ‘The Hobbit,’ as well as some of the related material in the appendices of ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ gave rise to a simple question: do we tell more of […]

Colorado suspect James Holmes charged with 142 criminal counts, including murder and attempted murder

Colorado suspect James Holmes charged with 142 criminal counts, including murder and attempted murder

By Justine Espersen Accused Colorado movie theater shooter, James Holmes, is being charged with 142 criminal counts, including 24 counts of murder, 116 counts of attempted murder, one count of possession of an explosive device and one count of a sentence enhancer for a crime of violence. Holmes is accused of a mass killing at […]

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