WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal forecasters upgraded this year’s El Nino to an unusual strong status, but said it’s probably not a record breaker or drought buster. Mike Halpert, deputy director of the federal Climate Prediction Center, said the current worldwide weather shifting event doesn’t match the monster El Nino of 1997-1998, nor is it likely […]
INTENSE! Flying with the Air Force as they support our ground troops
Ask just about any combat veteran that has been in the thick of things, and they’ll tell you: The A-10 Thunderbolt, also known as the “Warthog”, is a hands-down favorite of ground troops. The video below gives a glimpse into what it’s like for the brave men and women providing close, gritty air support to […]
THIS JUST IN – Another possible victim of Arizona shooting rampage
The Associated Press just reported that authorities in Arizona are checking into another possible Thursday on a freeway in the Phoenix area, where electronic billboards are flashing warnings to drivers amid a spate of shootings that have unnerved residents across the city. The state Department of Public Safety said a passenger car’s window was damaged […]
Say hello to your “cousin” from South Africa
I can’t say it’s an exact match, but I will admit he DOES look a bit like my Aunt Ethel … Scientists say they’ve discovered a new member of the human family tree, revealed by a huge trove of bones in a barely accessible, pitch-dark chamber of a cave in South Africa. The creature shows […]
1970s TV star passes away
LONDON (AP) — Judy Carne, a star of the U.S. comedy show “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In,” has died in a British hospital. She was 76. She was famous for popularizing the “Sock it to Me” phrase on the hit TV show that ran from 1967 to 1973. Her death was confirmed Tuesday in an e-mail […]
[MUST WATCH] US troops send an awesome message to Kim Jong Un – BACK OFF!
US troops had something to show North Korea, and used this summer’s joint training exercise with South Korean forces to send a clear message to the communist regime up north: We’re not to be messed with! This stunning footage of the United States Army, Air Force, Marines, and South Korean Army, all “flexing their muscle” together […]
Good news – Baby whale born to endangered pod!
SEATTLE (AP) — Scientists say a baby has been born to an endangered group of killer whales off Washington state, marking the fifth birth among the region’s three pods since December. Members of the Center for Whale Research spotted the calf, named L122, on Monday. The baby was swimming with its mother, a 20-year-old orca […]
A “brief” (but entertaining!) history of the British monarchy
Now that Queen Elizabeth II has officially become the longest ruling monarch in British history, YouTube entertainer/historian CGP Grey has an interesting — and rapid-fire — history of the British crown, from 1066 to now. You won’t want to miss it!
Loose monkey in Kentucky town finally caught
The world is again safe from Curious George! Kentucky wildlife officials have captured a monkey on the loose in a small town in Bath County. State police and Bath County deputies had been helping Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officers with their monkey business in the town of Owingsville. Media reports say officials had to tranquilize […]
Panic on the runway! See the photos from the London-bound airplane on fire in Vegas
“Oh, my God!” yelled witnesses as a London-bound airplane caught fire on a Las Vegas runway yesterday. Passengers and crew quickly fled the blaze, and fourteen were injured in the accident. But the incident could have been much worse had it not been for the orderly, calm leadership from the British flight crew and the quick […]
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