A pipe bomb unexpectedly discovered by two women in Oregon was capable of 100-yard blast radius, police said. The Associated Press reported the two women found the explosive device Saturday while helping clean up a trailer home park. The bomb was filled with explosive powder and 4-inch nails. “Each…
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Rescuers in Texas feared the death toll could go up as they continued the painstaking task of looking for survivors in the rubble following a massive blast at a fertilizer factory that killed as many as 15 people and destroyed dozens of homes. With the country already on edge after the deadly…
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Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) has
registered a complaint after TSA agents forced a wounded marine to
remove his prosthetic limbs while his wheelchair was examined at
Phoenix’s Sky Harbor airport.
The Washington Times:
Transportation Security Administration inspectors forced a wounded
Marine who lost both of his legs in an IED blast and who was in a
wheelchair to remove his prosthetic legs at one point, and at
another point to stand painfully on his legs while his wheelchair
was examined, according to a complaint a congressman has registered
with the TSA.
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The Illinois ticket office made what some considered to be questionable photo choice for a Valentine’s Day-themed flier advertising a basketball match against Penn State.
The Illinois ticket office, which distributed the ad in an email blast, probably wasn’t thinking of the possible implications of putting a man hugging a young, shirtless boy on a flier for a game against Penn State.
(After all, the man in the picture is Illinois basketball coach John Groce, and the young boy happens to be his son. The two were celebrating the team’s victory over top-ranked Indiana last week.)
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http://www.youtube.com/v/dBvotWfR3j4?version=3&f=videos&app=youtube_gdata Source - Meteorite Explosion – Russia Chelyabinsk 2/15/2013 – Asteroid expected to pass close by Earth
Russian meteorite crash: LIVE UPDATESGet short URLLink copied to clipboardemail story to a friendprint versionPublished: 15 February, 2013, 11:42
Screenshot from YouTube user kinomanfilmsThe Russian Urals region has been stricken by a sudden cosmic attack. Unidentified flying objects exploded over several major cities, including Chelyabinsk, where the blast waves blew out windows and disrupted mobile connections. Photo from znak.comScreenshot from YouTube user kinomanfilms”);
The Emergency Ministry said the incident was caused by a shower of meteorite debris. Unconfirmed reports suggested that a meteorite was shot down by Russian air defenses. Multipl
e dashboard videos appeared online, showing huge fireballs flying over buildings and exploding with a strong blast. A local zinc factory was the worst-hit, with some of its walls collapsed. 7:30 GMT: The number of people seeking medical attention has risen to 150.Broken windows and debris are seen inside a sports hall following sightings of a falling object in the sky in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk February 15, 2013.(Reuters / OOO Spetszakaz)Photo from znak.comScreenshot from YouTube user kinomanfilms … Read More
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