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First American since 1985 wins 118th Boston (Strong) Marathon

The 118th running of the Boston Marathon saw a great American city again shown its resilience in staging a great and fearless race. And in both the men's and women's divisions there was a significant positive event.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 3 comments

Powdered alcohol aka palcohol is approved for sale in U.S.

The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has approved "palcohol," alcohol that comes in a powdered form. It's expected to hit store shelves this fall.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 4 comments

Costa Concordia Captain Schettino's trial hears damning evidence

The head of the Costa Cruises crisis unit, Roberto Ferrarini, was on the witness stand last week in the trial of Francesco Schettino, the captain of the tragic Costa Concordia. His evidence is the latest to suggest Mr. Schettino has lied about his role.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Lady Gaga posts painful selfie after getting wisdom teeth yanked

Given Lady Gaga has over 40 million twitter followers it must be the most viewed I-got-my-wisdom-teeth-pulled photo in history. The Fame Monster tweeted out the photo after visiting the dentist Thursday.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

South Korea hopes 'air pockets' keeping some in sunken ship alive

It may not be much to hope for but officials leading the efforts to rescue missing ferry passengers, most of them high-school students, are hoping "air pockets" in the sunken ship are keeping some alive. As many as 268 are still missing.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

The hunt for MH370: Search area has been 'significantly narrowed'

On Saturday it will be six weeks since the disappearance of Malaysia flight MH370 but there is a chance it will be found by then. Searchers are buoyed in their belief they are close by an examination of pings heard to date conducted by the U.S. Navy.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 22 comments

Study of young marijuana users' brains shows abnormalities

An American study on young people who use marijuana up to 4 times each week has found their brains show abnormalities that could indicate cognitive problems. The study was published in the Wednesday issue of the 'Journal of Neurosciences.'
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 20 comments

Man arrested at Boston Marathon Tuesday with 'hoax' rice cooker

A man was arrested Tuesday evening in the Boston Marathon finish area after dropping a backpack in the road. He told police it contained a "rice cooker" and was charged with possession of a "hoax device." His backpack was destroyed.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Five youths stabbed to death in Canada at house party in Calgary

Calgary police have made an arrest after four young males and one female, late teens to early 20s, were stabbed to death at a house party in the city. Details are sketchy, but police say that the assailant fled the scene but they have captured him.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 9 comments

Breakthrough Hepatitis C drug cures 90% of patients in 12 weeks

A new hepatitis C drug is being hailed as a "major breakthrough" by scientists and a "turning point" in the fight for a cure. The research was conducted in four countries and lead by scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Center.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Lady Gaga admits using facial tape on eyes daily to look younger

It has made dozens of news sites so it might as well make ours; Lady Gaga says she uses facelift tape around her eyes daily. She does it, she admits, to look younger, and because she enjoys the ritual of putting it on.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments

Costa Concordia helmsman found, may be forced to testify in Italy

The trial of Francesco Schettino, the captain of the Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that hit a reef Jan. 13, 2012, killing 32, is ongoing and an important witness may soon take the stand. That witness is Rusil Bin, the helmsman on that fateful night.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments

New York governor moves to end breast enhancement ads on subway

The state of New York's governor has taken aim at ads on New York City's subways that seek to drum up boob job business. Gov. Andrew Cuomo had Howard Glaser, his director of state operations, write the Metro Transit Authority about ceasing the ads.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Asafa Powell handed 18-month doping ban

Kingston - Former 100m world record-holder Asafa Powell was handed an 18-month suspension on Thursday for his positive test for a banned stimulant.
In the Media by AFP

Message in bottle delivered to family of sender - 101 years later

Sixty-two-old Angela Erdmann of Berlin was born 6 years after her grandfather, Richard Platz, died. Despite that, Ms. Erdmann just got a message from him - in a bottle. It was thrown into the ocean 101 years ago and found last month by a fisherman.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Malaysia Fight MH370 will be found in 'not too distant future'

The Australian coordinating a multi-national search to find Malaysian Flight MH370 said today that he is confident the plane will be found on the floor of the south Indian Ocean - and soon. The pulse signals picked up, he says, are from the plane.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

9-month old baby is arrested for attempted murder in Pakistan

This is not something you come across every day, or every lifetime. A nine-month-old baby was arrested in Lahore, Pakistan, fingerprinted and charged — with attempted murder. Mohammad Musa was charged for an incident that occurred in February.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

University study finds penis painful spot for bee sting - Duh!

It won't be a surprise to males that a study conducted on pain and bee stings has found that the penis is not a fun place to get stung. But exactly how did a researcher at Cornell confirm this? He stung himself right on the shaft of his penis — often.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 4 comments

MH370 search: Chinese ship in Indian Ocean detects 'pulse signal'

The Xinhua News Agency, the official news agency of China, has reported today that a Chinese ship, one that is a part of the search effort for missing flight MH370, has detected a "pulse signal." The ship is equipped with a black box detector.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Total lunar eclipse coming to North, South American sky April 15

If you live in the North and South American regions then expect a total lunar eclipse to come your way in the wee hours or April 15. Safe to view with the naked eye, if there's a clear sky you'll see the moon in various shades of red and orange.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment
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