The article requested cannot be found! Please refresh your browser or go back. (MN,20120809,NEWS,120809815,AR).
Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, Garcia Marquez achieved literary celebrity that spawned comparisons to Mark Twain and Charles [...]]]>
An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.
The first instructions from the captain [...]]]>
Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year. The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced at a Clinton Foundation event in New York that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are "very excited" to be having their first child later this year. The former first lady says she's "really excited" about becoming a grandmother and it makes the work of [...]]]>
Some 160 coast guard and navy divers searched for survivors inside the wreckage of a ferry that sank off of South Korea this morning. Cho Man-yong, a coast guard spokesman, said 16 divers approached the ferry Wednesday night but failed to get inside because the current was too strong. He said the water was very muddy and visibility [...]]]>
A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet began its second mission Tuesday after cutting short its first because the ocean waters where it was sent were too deep, officials said. Monday's planned 16-hour search lasted just six and none of the data collected by the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 submarine [...]]]>
A robotic submarine hunting for the missing Malaysian jet aborted its first mission after only six hours, surfacing with no new clues when it exceeded its maximum depth along the floor of the Indian Ocean, officials said Tuesday. Search crews sent the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 into the depths Monday to begin scouring the seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 after failing for six days to detect any new signals believed to be coming from its black [...]]]>
A total lunar eclipse in the early morning will turn the moon into a "blood moon," according to NASA. The eclipse begins around 2 a.m. EDT, and the moon will turn a reddish orange color around 3 a.m. and stay that way for about an hour. This is the first of four blood moons the U.S. will see over the next year and a half, a rarity, as some periods of [...]]]>
President Barack Obama today said he will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Burwell, 48, currently leads the White House budget office and is a familiar face to politicians, as she played a role in last year's budget crisis.
Quote of note
"I went outside, and [...]]]>
ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — A FedEx tractor-trailer crossed over a grassy median on a Northern California freeway and slammed into a bus carrying more than 40 high school students in an explosive crash that left 10 people dead, authorities said.
Both the bus and semi driver were among those killed in the fiery crash, authorities said. Many of those on the bus escaped through a window that someone had kicked open, Clavijo said, running for their lives to [...]]]>
A group of scientists that tested a controversial business-card sized piece of papyrus that mentions Jesus' wife concluded that the document is not a fake. Harvard Divinity School said in a statement, "A wide range of scientific testing indicates that a papyrus fragment containing the words, 'Jesus said to them, my wife' is an ancient [...]]]>
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The district attorney says a 16-year-old charged with stabbing 21 other students and a security officer at his Pittsburgh-area high school used two "ordinary kitchen knives."
Westmoreland County District Attorney John Peck called the weapons "common items you'd find in a kitchen."
However, he stopped short of saying that the suspect, Alex Hribal, took them from his home.
Peck says he doubts anyone other than Hribal will [...]]]>
"I don't know if Nate did it on purpose or just instinct. He took the stab right in his arm and saved my friend and me. I'm pretty sure it was his instinct. He didn't want anyone to get hurt. He told everybody to run away. I'm pretty sure he pulled the fire alarm." - Trinity McCool, a sophomore at Franklin Regional High School, talking about student
Murrysville police Chief Thomas Seefeld said the bloody crime scene at Franklin Regional High School, some 15 miles east of Pittsburgh, was "vast" and may take a couple days to process.
Police haven't named the suspect, who [...]]]>
"This could indicate there is intelligent life below the ground [that] uses light as we do. This is not a glare from the sun, nor is it an artifact of the photo process." - UFO Sightings Daily, talking about an image taken on Mars by Curiosity that shows a mysterious light on the planet. UFO enthusiasts are lighting up the Internet with talk [...]]]>
A study hailed as "staggering" published today in the journal Brain details how four paralyzed men have been able to regain control of their lower limbs. Doctors sent an electrical current through the spines of the patients, and the men were able to lift their legs, support their own weight and more. However, when the current is [...]]]>
The White House wasn't too pleased after Red Sox player David Ortiz snapped a selfie with President Barack Obama that was later used promotionally by Samsung. Lisa D'Souza explains why our days of viewing up-close and personal pics of the POTUS could be numbered.
Legendary actor Mickey Rooney died Sunday, CNN reported. The 93-year-old was a megastar in the 1930s and 1940s, often appearing in films with Judy Garland. Besides his film career, Rooney was known for his size - he was 5 feet, 2 inches - and his many wives. In 1956 he received an Oscar nomination for his work in "The Bold and the Brave. [...]]]>
According to CNN, "The Late Show" host David Letterman will retire in 2015 when his contract runs out. Letterman made the announcement during taping of tonight's show, the report said. Letterman has hosted "The Late Show" since 1993 and will be following one-time rival Jay Leno into retirement.
Quote of note