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Amid the rubble, laughter and tears for one family devastated by tornado
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. A little treasure in the debris of a home that once welcomed Rebecca Garland's four grandchildren gave her such a delight as her friends and family scoured the mountain of rubble for any mementos left behind by Monday's powerful tornado.This is where we measured the kids' height! she exclaimed as her son Lee held up a piece of a wall showing the rising tick-marks as his th...
Thu, 23 May 2013 09:28:49 GMT
Boy Scouts vote on gay members: What's at stake
After years of emotional debate, the Boy Scouts of America are considering a proposal at their annual meeting to allow gay youths to participateopenlyin the popular organization for the first time.The exclusion of gay Scouts has been the subject of much wrangling and soul searching in the century-old organization -- from local troops and councils to online petitions to national board meetings. T...
Thu, 23 May 2013 08:09:49 GMT
Solar Impulse plane sets distance record for a solar-powered flight
The Swiss-made Solar Impulse plane landed in Dallas on Thursday, breaking the distance record for a solar-powered flight on the second leg of its coast-to-coast odyssey across America.The super-light, super-wide plane rose from its runway at Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport at 4:47 a.m. MST (7:47 a.m. ET) Wednesday with Andre Borschberg, Solar Impulse's co-founder and CEO, at the control...
Thu, 23 May 2013 07:24:41 GMT
Japanese climber, 80, becomes oldest atop Everest
An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest on Thursday - although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his own ascent next week.Yuichiro Miura, who also conquered the 29,035-foot (8,850-meter) peak when he was 70 and 75, reached the summit at 9:05 a.m. local time Thursday, according...
Thu, 23 May 2013 06:01:27 GMT
'Europa Report' packs realistic chills into trailer for science-fiction thriller
The first trailer for the science-fiction film "Europa Report" has been launched onto the Internet, and it just might be the most realistic and harrowing depiction of space travel on the big screen in years.In "Europa Report," an intrepid crew of astronauts leaves Earth behind for Europa, an icy moon of Jupiter, on a private space mission to seek out alien life. As the first two-minute trailer...
Thu, 23 May 2013 05:55:55 GMT