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Sorry for the Lapses. News for Jan 31

A mosque almost got bombed in Detroit, Americans are stranded in Egypt, and the horror film ‘The Rite’ won the weekend’s box office. It’s good to be back and making you informed.



Man arrested outside largest mosque in America with a van full of explosives. Roger Stockham was arrested outside the mosque in Dearborn, Michigan with a load of illegal explosives. It appears he has a history of anti-government antics, but he has never tried something like this before. Dearborn is the center of the Detroit area’s Arab population, and Detroit’s is one of the biggest in the country. This does not belong in America.

It’s a scary time to be an American in Egypt. There is quite a bit of unrest in the country, and there are thousands of American travelers without internet or other communication forms. May have taken refuge in the airport in Cairo. Charter flights are going to begin ferrying travelers out of the destabilizing country.

Horror film ‘The Rite’ wins weekend box office. Warner Brothers earned about $15 million off of the film’s first weekend in theaters. The majority of viewers were over 25. ‘True Grit’ brought its total up to $138 million. Looks like the Dude is doing pretty good.

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News of the Day

Mexican parents of a boy shot on the border are suing the United States, a German tanker full of sulfuric acid capsized on a river and Apple’s CEO takes a health leave. Thats the news of the day. 

 

 

 

Parents of a Mexican boy- who was throwing rocks across the border at Border Patrol Agents and was then shot and killed- have decided to sue the United States. Sergio Hernandez Guereca, 15, was shot after apparently pelting the agents from the Mexican side of the border. The FBI had accused him of being an immigrant smuggler. There have been demonstrations in Juarez showing protest of the shooting. His parents claim the agents had no right to shoot him and the shooting was completely unjust. It’s the wild west out there….

Tanker carrying sulfuric acid capsized on the German part of the River Rhine. The vessel is believed to be intact, but there is still about 2,400 metric tons of the acid on the ship. Two crewmen are missing. The river, a major transportation artery for the area, has been closed. Watch the video.

Steve Jobs takes medical leave. The CEO of tech giants Apple has been granted a second medical leave in two years by the board of directors of Apple. He expects to still be involved in major strategic decisions, but the position of CEO will be filled by Tim Cook. Read the full story.

 

 

 

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News Today

Today an astronaut could not stay off the pavement, we have your answer about your zodiac and gas prices could rise to the highs seen a couple years ago.

Iran agrees with Venezuela and Libya that $100 per barrel crude oil prices are acceptable. United States price per barrel rose to more than $91 per barrel. A 27 month high. Anyone remember gas prices 27 months ago. Well, they were considerably higher than they currently are. The only force that could drive prices lower is an increase of supply from Iran’s fellow Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Currently allies in the organization Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates have been outspoken about keeping prices lower. If no other news interests you, you may want to pay attention to this.

Astronaut scheduled for spacewalk may have plans foiled by a bicycle accident. It is unknown exactly what happened, but Tim Kopra was in a bike crash but will be okay. It is unclear whether or not he will be able to participate in the mission.

Did your Zodiac change? Who cares? You might, so watch this.

 

 

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News Stories. Important things to Know

It snowed in almost every state, the Wikileaks founder could be heading to “the chair” in the future, and Sarah Palin is at the center of the latest feud between the left and right. Its been an interesting day.

Florida only state not to have snow present. This has little importance in contrast to the pressing issues, but if you are keen on sounding somewhat tuned into the world around you, this could be a good conversation starter. New England got an absolute pounding, Hartford, CT got 22.5 inches. More:

http://tinyurl.com/4qonop2

 

Palin taking heat from left for rhetoric in aftermath of the Tuscon shootings. It’s hard to say if there is a real answer to the current bickering between the left and right. One thing is for sure, both sides have taken more opportunity to argue than come together and show some bipartisan unity. It’s a sad, sad time when anyone has the nerve to launch any campaigns but one of sympathy. More:

http://tinyurl.com/4nur3er

 

Wikileaks’ Assange could face the death penalty. Who knows what to think about Assange? Bad or Good? He is currently facing extradition to Sweden, from England, which could potentially extradition to the United States, where the death penalty may be on the table. He is in London and today had a brief court time, before his real extradition hearing. More:

http://tinyurl.com/5vus7l6


 

 

 

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Important News, Today

North Korea becoming direct threat? Apparently they haven’t been. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has released a statement in which he said he believes the co-inhabitants of the Korean Peninsula could develop and inter-continental ballistic missile within 5 years. In other news, the Pentagon is being moved to an underground chamber in an undisclosed location somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. Not really. More:

http://tinyurl.com/4nh6o4z

Verizon picks up iPhone. Its going to cost to change, though. The cost of getting out of your AT&T contract is pretty variable, but check this out, it will calculate the cost for you:

http://tinyurl.com/47uup5r

Phoenix Jones: Seattle’s real life “superhero.” It looks as if the movie Kickass inspired some vigilante citizens to dress up in costumes and fight crime. They could join the police, but those costumes just aren’t that cool. More:

http://tinyurl.com/4ghkveq

Auburn wins college football national championship. Cam Newton and company beat the boys from Hippyville, Oregon. It was a decent game. And now all eyes shift to the NFL.


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What You Need to Know: News in a Minute

Heres the news for your day. You are now informed on the current national tragedy in Tuscon, gas, the Mona Lisa, and some random Facebook garbage. Follow the links for more in depth, but you should be able to get through the small talk with just this.

Representative Gabrielle Gifford is NOT DEAD. The most notable victim of the recent Tuscon shootings who was reported as dead by various news services, such as NPR, was still in surgery. Thats all we know right now. For more:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110110/ap_en_ot/us_congresswoman_shot_media

Gas prices up average 9 cents per gallon, in three weeks A twice monthly survey revealed the average price of gasoline has risen rapidly in three weeks. The average nationwide is $3.08. Feels like deja vu. More:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40990831/ns/business-eye_on_the_economy/

Mona Lisa Location Is Discovered It’s believed the location of the famous Mona Lisa portrait was in the village of Bobbio in Northern Italy. Clues were revealed in some cleverly disguised numbers in the bridge in the background. More:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/8249386/Mona-Lisa-landscape-location-mystery-solved.html

Top Question on Facebook: Is Sarah Palin to Blame for Tuscon Tragedy? Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, revealed this disturbingly ignorant news to an ABC reporter. More:

http://www.businessinsider.com/zuckerberg-is-sarah-palin-to-blame-for-az-shooting-top-question-on-facebook-today-2011-1

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