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'Absolutely staggering': Dozens injured in Connecticut train crash
Officials toured the scene of a two-train collision in Connecticut that injured dozens of people and halted rail traffic from New York to Boston on Friday.Area hospitals reported seeing 70 people after the rush-hour collision. Two remained in critical condition on Saturday.The damage is absolutely staggering, Sen. Richard Blumenthal told reporters on Saturday after a tour of the scene. Ribbons ...
Sat, 18 May 2013 22:00:39 GMT
Deadly Greenwich Village shooting possible 'hate crime,' police say
Authorities are investigating the overnight shooting death of a 32-year-old man in New Yorks Greenwich Village as a hate crime after police said the shooter may have hurled anti-gay slurs."This clearly looks to be a hate crime," NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters on Saturday.While investigators continued to piece together the events leading up to the shooting, police identified the victim...
Sat, 18 May 2013 21:38:44 GMT
Car barrels through Virginia parade crowd, witnesses say
Witnesses in southwestern Virginia said a car drove into a crowd at a parade Saturday and hurt several people, but the nature of their injuries wasn't immediately known. It happened around 2:30 p.m. during the Hikers Parade at the Trail Days festival, an annual celebration of the Appalachian Trail in Damascus, a small mountain town near the Tennessee state line about a half-hour drive east of...
Sat, 18 May 2013 21:05:59 GMT
A 'moral' issue: Vote on lifting Boy Scouts' gay ban divides members
Tracie Felker and Joe Marion share a deep passion for Scouting. Each has a son who attained the top rank of Eagle, and each has spent numerous years and thousands of hours volunteering as Scout leaders, promoting Scout values.And thats where they diverge. When the Boy Scouts of America votes next week on whether to admit gay youth as members, Felker and Marion hope for opposite outcomes.Marion s...
Sat, 18 May 2013 19:38:20 GMT
Scientists respond to planet hunter's plight with pointers and poetry
NASA is getting plenty of advice and sympathy as it assesses whether its Kepler planet-hunting telescope can be revived after the failure of its reaction-control system. The reactions from scientists and engineers range from repair tips to an Audenesque elegy. Here's a sampling:How to fix KeplerThe reason why the $600 million Kepler spacecraft can no longer search for planetary transits is tha...
Sat, 18 May 2013 19:05:13 GMT
Teen's invention could charge your phone in 20 seconds
Waiting hours for a cellphone to charge may become a thing of the past, thanks to an 18-year-old high-school student's invention. She won a $50,000 prize Friday at an international science fair for creating an energy storage device that can be fully juiced in 20 to 30 seconds.The fast-charging device is a so-called supercapacitor, a gizmo that can pack a lot of energy into a tiny space, charges qu...
Sat, 18 May 2013 18:04:34 GMT
Restaurants fear tough drunk-driving law will be buzzkill for light drinkers
Imagine having a drink with dinner at a restaurant only to be pulled over on the way home and slapped with a DUI. That could happen under a proposed plan to toughen the drunk driving laws across the country, and it has restaurateurs alarmed.The National Transportation Safety Board wants states to make it illegal to drive with a blood-alcohol content level above 0.05. Currently all U.S. states set ...
Sat, 18 May 2013 17:26:17 GMT
Students can't resist distraction for two minutes ... and neither can you
Are gadgets making us dumber? Two new studies suggest they might be. One found that people who are interrupted by technology score 20 percent lower on a standard cognition test. A second demonstrated that some students, even when on their best behavior, can't concentrate on homework for more than two minutes without distracting themselves by using social media or writing an email.Interruptions are...
Sat, 18 May 2013 17:26:16 GMT
Are Beyonce and Jay-Z expecting another baby?
It's the hottest not-yet-confirmed story in entertainment at the moment: Are Beyonce and Jay-Z about to announce that baby No. 2 is on the way?E! Online and other outlets seem positive this is the case, though thus far "sources" are the only place information has come from -- no one's spokesperson has stepped forward to put the official stamp on it. But perhaps Beyonce herself reportedly did, on a...
Sat, 18 May 2013 16:25:41 GMT
Plane makes belly landing at Newark Airport, no injuries reported
A US Airways flight made a belly landing at Newark International Airport in the early morning hours on Saturday after the plane reported a problem with its landing gear, a spokesman for the airline said.No injuries were reported after Express Flight 4560 landed just after 1 a.m. carrying 31 passengers and three crew from Philadelphia, US Airways spokesman Davien Anderson said in a statement. The D...
Sat, 18 May 2013 16:20:08 GMT