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Zimmerman draws “Go to Jail” card

Zimmerman draws “Go to Jail” card 2

George Zimmerman turned himself in to law enforcement officials for Seminole County, Florida, Sunday at 1:25 p.m. Zimmerman is now being held without bail at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford, outside Orlando. On Friday at 2 p.m., Judge Kenneth Lester revoked Zimmerman’s bail and gave him two days to surrender. Judge Lester(…)

National Weather Service is not getting rid of wind chills

National Weather Service is not getting rid of wind chills 0

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — — Rumors have been spreading that the National Weather Service (NWS) is getting rid of wind chill values, which describe how cold it feels with wind factored in. The truth is NWS offices in the Dakotas and Minnesota are not eliminating wind chills; they are changing the way they warn(…)

FCC lauds Cablevision for improvement in download speeds 0

On Monday–following months of scrutiny regarding Cablevision’s broadband speeds–the FCC commended the New York-based cable provider in its Measuring Broadband America report for delivering 90 percent of the advertised 15 Mbps. In the August report, the FCC criticized Cablevision for delivering internet download speeds of only 50 percent what was marketed to customers during peek(…)

Earth-like Kepler-22b found in habitable zone 2

On Monday, December 3, NASA’s Kepler space telescope discovery team discovered a planet 600 light years away that perplexingly resembled Earth, with its 72-degree temperature and 60% water content. The planet, named Kepler-22b, lies in the habitual zone, the zone at which it is possible to contain life and water, in a distant galaxy. The planet is 2.4 times(…)

Herman Cain suspends presidential campaign 0

He’s out. With poll numbers dropping like a stone and no new money coming in, Herman Cain has suspended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Staffers had speculated that he would drop out today, but no official word had come until now. The announcement came in Atlanta, at the opening of Cain’s new headquarters,(…)

Facebook targeting a gigantic IPO 0

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Facebook, which has become the largest social networking website with 800 million users since its launch in February 2004 from founder Mark Zuckerberg’s dorm room, is considering raising $10 billion in order to receive a total valuation of $100 billion. If this occurs, Facebook’s perceived value will be twice as high(…)

Herman Cain accused of having a 13-year affair with a Georgia woman 0

A new set of allegations against Herman Cain involve more than just a quick tryst, but a 13 year affair. Atlanta businesswoman Ginger White said on Monday that she and the presidential candidate were involved in an affair that ended right before Cain announced his bid for the presidency, according to USA Today.  She told(…)

Students implicated in SAT cheating ring 0

MINEOLA, N.Y. — Four students face prison time for their roles in an SAT cheating scandal out of Great Neck North High School in Long Island, prosecutors say. Joshua Chefec, 20, Adam Justin, 19, and George Trane, 19, surrendered to investigators this morning, according to Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice. Michael Pomerantz, 18, will(…)

Bullet hits White House window 0

A bullet hit a White House window early Tuesday morning, but was stopped by the building’s ballistic glass, according to the U.S. Secret Service. The Secret Service said a second bullet was found on the White House grounds. No one was injured. Authorities did not specify the type of bullet. The discovery came after reports(…)

Occupy-related deaths in three states contribute to uneasiness 1

Three deaths have occurred in Occupy protest-related situations this week. In Burlington, Vermont, a 35-year old military veteran committed suicide, while a Salt Lake City protester was found dead by unknown cause in his tent. In Oakland, a man was shot in a fight nearby the protesters, but is supposedly not related to the cause.(…)

Joe Frazier dead at 67 0

Joe Frazier, the first boxer ever to defeat Muhammad Ali, died Monday after a battle with liver cancer. He was 67. Mr. Frazier won boxing’s Fight of the Century and then fought Ali nearly to the death in the Thrilla in Manila. Frazier was one of the greatest boxers ever, something that Ali, widely considered(…)

“Anonymous” hacker group takes down police websites, posts personal information online 2

Law enforcement websites and Internet services, including those used by the Boston Police Department came under attack yesterday by members of a hacker group called Anonymous. In a statement released by the group taking credit for the hack, the group claims “solidarity with occupation movement and anti-police brutality protesters.” “In solidarity with the Occupation Movement(…)

IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon dies in horrific crash during Las Vegas race 0

IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon had died after a horrific and fiery 15-car crash during Sunday’s Las Vegas Indy 300. Wheldon, 33, was fatally injured when his car went airborne after hitting another car during Lap 12. He caught a part of a fence just outside the turn. He was taken by helicopter to University Medical(…)