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Boston Marathon bombing Survivors invited to State of the Union

Boston Marathon bombing Survivors invited to State of the Union

Survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing and openly gay NBA player Jason Collins have been invited to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, the White House said on Monday. A statement named Collins and Boston survivors Carlos Arredondo and Jeff Bauman among the first round of invitees to watch Tuesday’s address in First Lady Michelle Obama’s box. Read More »

Best Super Bowl ads of the past 24 years

Best Super Bowl ads of the past 24 years

“USA Today” has released a list of ‘The Top 25 Super Bowl Ads of the Past 24 Years’. They took the BEST commercial from each year and then ranked them. Each year’s top ad was determined by their “Ad Meter” system…a “real-time consumer ranking of Super Bowl commercials.” There’s one entry from each year, except for 2011 when there was ... Read More »

Royal Caribbean cruise ended after illness outbreak : report

Royal Caribbean cruise ended after illness outbreak

Royal Caribbean International is cutting a 10-night voyage short after an outbreak of stomach illness sickened hundreds of passengers. On Sunday night, the Miami-based cruise line said the Explorer of the Seas would return to New Jersey on Wednesday, two days early, to allow for another round of cleaning. More than 600 passengers and crew aboard the ship, which departed ... Read More »

Boy, 12, taken by crocodile in Australia (Video)

Boy, 12, taken by crocodile in Australia

A four-meter-long crocodile took a 12-year-old boy seriously mauled his friend, after the pair went swimming with friends in a water hole in northern Australia’s Kakadu National Park, a major tourist attraction for the region yesterday. The saltwater crocodile first attacked one of the four boys that were swimming together, but the boy managed to fight off the animal while ... Read More »

Hockey Teams Brawl : Union suspends coaches 2 games

Coaches, team in brawl after college hockey game between rivals RPI, Union

The end of Saturday night’s Mayor’s Cup game between RPI and Union turned ugly when, after the final buzzer solidified a 2-1 RPI win, a brawl broke out including both players and coaches – an enraged Rick Bennett, Union’s coach, could be seen aggressively pursuing a restrained Seth Appert of RPI. Read More »

Roommate: Vladislav Miftakhov, Russian teen set off mini-bombs in US

Roommate: Vladislav Miftakhov, Russian teen set off mini-bombs in US

A college student from Russia has been arrested and charged with building a suspected bomb in his bedroom at an apartment near Penn State’s satellite campus in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Vladislav Miftakhov, 18, a student at the Altoona campus, was in jail yesterday after being arrested Friday and charged with possessing a weapon of mass destruction, risking a catastrophe and several ... Read More »

Lily Glidden : Tufts Graduate Killed by Elephants in Thailand

Lily Glidden : Tufts Graduate Killed by Elephants in Thailand

A tourist apparently trampled to death by elephants in Thailand was a woman from New York state. The US State Department said yesterday that she was 24-year-old Lily Glidden, who was from a small village named Freeville. Park rangers in Thailand found her body on January 18, five days after she had left alone from a campsite in Kaeng Krachan ... Read More »

Adele and Phil Collins Working On New Music

Adele and Phil Collins Working On New Music

VETERAN BRITISH ROCKER Phil Collins says that he has started collaborating with compatriot Adele, reported to be working on a follow-up to her hit 2011 album 21. The former Genesis frontman, who effectively retired from music a few years ago, gave no more details of his cooperation with the multiple Grammy-winning British songstress. Read More »

Sean Payton selling Texas mansion with disco (Photo)

Sean Payton selling Texas mansion with disco

After going 11-5 during the regular season, the New Orleans Saints were looked at as a possible Super Bowl contender. That was, of course, until they hit the brick wall that is the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks. With the season having come to a close the Saints’ head coach, Sean Payton, has turned his attention to a bit of housecleaning. ... Read More »