Weekend: Chance of Precipitation: Fri: 40% / Sat: 40% / Sun: 10%.
Seven injured in Missouri as trains collide, trigger highway bridge collapse
Two freight trains collided and derailed early Saturday in southeast Missouri, then triggered the collapse of a highway overpass when several rail cars struck a support pillar.Seven people were injured, including two personnel on the trains and five individuals in cars on the overpass on Highway M near Scott City, about 120 miles south of St. Louis, NBC affiliateKSDK reported. All the injured wer...
Sat, 25 May 2013 16:28:42 GMT
Xbox? More like Xbody: Future game consoles will get under your skin
Imagine playing through a level of the popular zombie shooter "Left 4 Dead" on a system that tracks your heart rate, eye movements, even how clammy your skin is getting, all to measure just how scared you are.For 250 lucky or extremely unlucky test subjects, fear-based gaming was a reality, at least in an experimental program led by the game studio Valve. If the game could sense that a player ...
Sat, 25 May 2013 15:49:55 GMT
'Open season' for sex at Alaskan base, military officials say
An Army battalion commander at the Space and Missile Defense Command at Fort Greely, Alaska, is under investigation for allegedly "condoning" adultery and creating an "open season" climate when it comes tosexual activity among the troops, military and defense officials tell NBC News. According to one military official, "It's as if that was the only thing to do" at the remote Alaska base. ...
Sat, 25 May 2013 15:38:54 GMT
Turkey builds wall at Syrian border after deadly bombings
ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey is constructing 1.5-mile twin walls at a border crossing with Syria to increase security at the frontier following three deadly bombings this year.The concrete walls will be built on either side of the road leading from the Turkish side of the crossing at Cilvegozu to the Syrian border gate and will be topped with barbed wire, the Turkish Customs Ministry said in a stateme...
Sat, 25 May 2013 13:21:20 GMT
Vogue of the speedway: How motorsports improve what we drive
When the field lines up on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway track this weekend, theyll begin with a pace lap behind a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray driven by San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.Although Harbaugh might be more used to a gridiron than starting grid, he should feel at home behind the wheel of the newly updated Vette that owes much of its advancements to the General Motors raci...
Sat, 25 May 2013 10:46:37 GMT
Gov. Christie boosts Jersey Shore with Memorial Day weekend road trip
After famously telling hurricane-weary tourists in 2011 to get the hell back on the beach," New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is on another, softer, mission to lure visitors back to his states sandy shores.With the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy last fall still on the minds of many vacationers, Christie is spending Memorial Day weekend the unofficial start of the summer season traveling ...
Sat, 25 May 2013 09:12:51 GMT
17 children 'burned to death' in Pakistan school bus explosion
ISLAMABAD -- At least 17 children were burned to death in eastern Pakistan on Saturday when a faulty gas cylinder exploded on the bus taking them to school, police said.Police officer Mohammed Rasheed said seven children were also injured in the explosion on the outskirts of the city of Gujrat."This is a very sad incident. According to our information, at least 17 children were burned to death," h...
Sat, 25 May 2013 08:12:36 GMT
Man behind 'Why I Don't Have a Girlfriend' theory to marry
If you've been bemoaning your lack of romantic options, don't give up hope. Peter Backus, a researcher in the U.K. who once calculated he had only a 1 in 285,000 chance of finding love, has beaten the odds: He's getting married this weekend.In 2010, Backus, then a tutor at the University of Warwick, published "Why I Don't Have A Girlfriend," a research paper that used something called the Drake eq...
Sat, 25 May 2013 06:06:15 GMT
At least two killed when airplane on mercy flight crashes, authorities say
EPHRATAH, N.Y. --A small airplane operating as a volunteer Angel Flight crashed into a pond in upstate New York on Friday evening, killing at least two people, authorities said.Fulton County Sheriff Thomas Lorey said the flight's two passengers were found dead and investigators are searching for the pilot, who is missing. Officials did not immediately identify the passengers or pilot.The Pipe...
Sat, 25 May 2013 04:43:59 GMT
Sexual misconduct investigation under way at Alaskan base, military officials say
The Army has launched an investigation into possible sexual misconduct or sexual assault at the Space and Missile Defense Command at Fort Greely, Alaska, military and defense officials tell NBC News.The sources report there are allegations that an Army commander or commanders had sexual relations with female soldiers under their command.It's not clear whether the alleged contact was forced or cons...
Sat, 25 May 2013 03:27:13 GMT