Gunman Shoots Multiple People Near Empire State Building
A gunman has shot multiple people near the Empire State Building in Manhattan this morning. The incident reportedly took place at Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street around 9 a.m. Eyewitnesses say the suspect was using either a rifle or shotgun and was “shooting indiscriminately at people...
Oscar Pistorius Loses Race Against Adorable 8-Year-Old Double Amputee
Disabled sprinter Oscar Pistorius of South Africa may have finished last during the 400-meter semifinals on Sunday night, but his inspiring story has touched people all across the world. And now, Pistorius has posed in a series of heartwarming photos with a British eight-year-old double amputee named Ellie May Challis.
Polite Robber Returns Stolen Goods Along With $50
Late last month, a Guelph, Ontario, couple were leaving for work when they noticed a plastic bag on their front step. Turns out, the bag contained their Xbox, digital camera, $50 in damages and an apologetic note from a thief who had robbed them. It’s further proof that Canadians are among the most polite people on the planet.
See Photos and Video From Mars Rover Curiosity
After an eight month journey, NASA’s multi-billion dollar rover Curiosity made a successful landing on Mars early this morning. Mission controllers cheered after the six-wheeled, one-ton machine made a perilous seven-minute landing involving a parachute, rocket pack and sky crane.
NASA’s Curiosity Rover Safely Lands on Mars [VIDEO]
Early Monday morning, NASA’s $2.5 billion Curiosity rover safely landed on Mars after eight months of interplanetary travel. The car-sized, one-ton rover now begins a two-year mission of exploration and discovery as it roams the surface of the red planet.
Why Are Illegal Robocalls Getting Worse?
This won’t come as a surprise to many Americans, but the problem of illegal robocalls — recorded messages which are used to sell everything from mortgage relief to extended car warranties — is getting worse, according to the Federal Trade Commission. In fact, complaints have more than doubled in the past two years.
Marriage Proposal Goes Horribly Wrong During Cubs Game
A Chicago Cubs fan named Greg wanted to give his girlfriend a marriage proposal that she’d never forget. So he popped the question via the video scoreboard during a game on Monday night at Wrigley Field. There was just one problem — she wasn’t in her seat at the time.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympic Beach Volleyball Player Kerri Walsh-Jennings
As one-half of the legendary team also starring Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh-Jennings is instantly recognizable as one of the greatest beach volleyball players in the world. Together, they’re defending Olympic champions who won gold medals in both the 2004 and 2008 games, and they’re looking to repeat their success for a third time in London this year.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympic Soccer Player Hope Solo
While soccer isn’t nearly as popular here as it is in other parts of the world, it seems to get its due in the US during the Olympics, at least. And when the women’s national soccer team won gold after a hotly-contested battle against Brazil at the 2008 Games in Beijing, its members became superstars.
See the World’s Biggest Crocodile
A monster crocodile who goes by the name Lolong has just earned a Guinness World Record for being the largest saltwater croc held in captivity. We wonder if that makes his handlers, who must have the most dangerous job in the world, feel any better.