Headlines from today’s news
A gleaming white Club Med cruise ship anchored in a harbor.

Noah’s Ark found in Turkey by evangelical Indiana Joneses

Noah’s Ark is found … again! A group of Chinese and Turkish evangelists are saying they have located Noah’s Ark after finding remains of a structure that could have possibly been used for livestock. The intrepid explorers are keeping the site secret, but they told Hong Kong correspondents of Agence France Presse (AFP) that carbon
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Giant planet dubbed Tyche could be sending comets our way

An undiscovered planet orbiting the sun unseen in deep space may be revealed by a new NASA telescope. The behavior of comets and a recently discovered dwarf planet have led astronomers to believe that a huge undiscovered planet may exist. A pair of astrophysicists are hoping that data from NASA’s WISE infrared telescope offers proof
Bath Salts

Cathinone | Drugs sold as bath salts have suicidal effects

In convenience stores around the United States, drugs are being sold as bath salts. Known as MDPV, mephedrone or cathinone, the drugs sold as bath salts are snorted or injected. The bath salts drugs are usually MDPV, which is chemically related to cathinone. The difference between cathinone and mephedrone Cathinone is a drug derived from
drug smuggling passageway

Mexico tunnel discovery a drop in the drug smuggling bucket

The Mexico tunnel isn’t a new public works project from the Department of Transportation. The Mexico tunnel is a marijuana smuggling passageway linking San Diego and Tijuana. The Feds came down on the 1,800-foot long Mexico tunnel this week and seized 30 tons of pot. Mexico tunnel likely dug by drug cartel The Mexico tunnel
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Extradition of Viktor Bout, the Merchant of Death, angers Russia

Viktor Bout, an alleged international arms dealer dubbed the “Merchant of Death,” was extradited to the U.S. from Thailand on Tuesday. Bout, a Russian whose exploits inspired the 2005 movie “Lord of War” starring Nicholas Cage, has been in a Thai jail since his arrest in a 2008 sting. His extradition to face terrorism charges
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Miranda rights controversy revived by Times Square bomber

A Miranda Rights controversy revolving around whether suspected terrorists should be read their rights has erupted months  after it originated with the Christmas Day bomber. Soon after Faisal Shahzad was arrested Tuesday in the Times Square bomb investigation, bloggers, politicians and pundits raised a chatter about whether law enforcement officials should have read Shahzad his
Photograph of the most valuable baseball card in history, the T206 Honus Wagner card.

Honus Wagner T206 baseball tobacco card donated to charity

When it comes to collecting anything, scarcity creates value. In the case of the T206 Honus Wagner baseball tobacco card, Wagner’s anti-tobacco stance and the subsequent court injunction to discontinue the use of his image on tobacco cards stimulated both the scarcity and inherent value of the card. According to the Associated Press, one of

Elias Abuelazam believed to be serial stabber and killer

A man suspected to be the culprit of 20 stabbings and five deaths has been arrested at an Atlanta airport. He was attempting to board a flight to Tel Aviv, Israel. The man in question, Elias Abuelazam, is an Israeli citizen who came to the United States legally. Of the 20 incidents, 16 took place
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Tornado storms tear through Plains states

On Monday, May 10, more than 40 tornadoes touched down across Kansas and Oklahoma.  Five people were killed and dozens injured as hailstones nearing baseball size fell from the sky.  Thousands are left without power across Kansas and Oklahoma.  Damage so far appears to be minimal, considering the power of the storms.  Large storm systems
So far, no word from the Governator on the California earthquake. Image from Wikimedia Commons.

Earthquake in California | No Damage to Report

Mexicali a little shaken up Residents of Southern California border towns should be thankful that the earthquake in California today caused little damage. The Los Angeles Times says no major damages or injuries have been reported in Calexico or Mexicali. There was brief shaking in San Diego, but it was hardly enough to even interrupt
Pure gold in vials

Gold prices touch $1,500 as some question inflationary pressures

Like all commodities, gold prices fluctuate. Today, after quality of United States debt was questioned by Standard and Poor’s, gold commodities hit a record high, $1,500 per ounce. This continues the upward trend in gold prices, though experts are split on the meaning of this milestone. Spot price of gold hits record high The price
Offshore oil drilling rig

Oil rig explosion | Transocean Deepwater Horizon on fire

Forty-one miles offshore of Louisiana at 10 p.m. central time April 20, an oil rig explosion rocked Deepwater Horizon, the Transocean oil drilling rig. The U.S. Coast Guard, Transocean Family and Emergency Response Teams, and BP Exploration and Production Inc. are all responding to the oil rig explosion on Deepwater Horizon. Transocean is withholding the
zinc cold remedy

Studies suggest Zinc shortens the duration of a common cold

Zinc may limit the duration of the common cold. Recent studies examining the effects of zinc as a cold remedy concluded that people who take zinc when they catch a cold could get well faster. The studies also suggested that taking zinc may lower the chances of catching a cold. The zinc cold remedy studies
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FCC pressures Verizon to refund $50 million in phantom charges

A Verizon refund of $50 million to 15 million Verizon customers was announced Sunday. After years of customer complaints, Verizon admitted it had repeatedly charged customers for data services they didn’t order. The Federal Communications Commission, which had been investigating Verizon’s phantom charges for 10 months, said questions still remained about why Verizon took so
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Concorde crash probe takes 10 years to reach questionable verdict

An Air France Concorde supersonic airliner burst into flames and crashed just after takeoff from from Charles De Gaulle airport near Paris on July 25, 2000. The cause of the Concorde crash was determined to be a strip of metal dropped onto the runway from a Contenental Airlines DC-10 that had taken off in front
Physical therapy

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords speaks to medical staff

Reports are emerging the Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords speaks again. Giffords is undergoing intense physical therapy after being shot in the head and reportedly asked medical staff for toast with her breakfast. Giffords is recovering at an incredible pace, given the wounds she sustained. Wounded Arizona Congresswoman makes big progress Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was recently
Muslim prayer rug and a man in socks

Mosque at Ground Zero | Plans and rumors of the Cordoba House

There are plans to build a mosque at Ground Zero, and emotions are running high on both sides of this plan. The planned Cordoba House will be a 15-story community center that includes a mosque. Funded with payday advances from the Cordoba Initiative and the American Society for Muslim Advancement, the community center was first