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1 World Trade Center Opening Highlights Rebirth, Renewal Following 9/11 Attacks

1 World Trade Center Opening Highlights Rebirth, Renewal Following 9/11 Attacks

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s finally done.Thirteen years after the Twin Towers were destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001, the new centerpiece skyscraper at the World Trade Center opens Monday morning.The path to this day was anything but easy or clear. Battles began almost as soon as the debris was hauled away in 2002 and, since…MORE

Winter Comes Early for Tennessee Lodge

Winter Comes Early for Tennessee Lodge

LeConte Lodge(SEVIERVILLE, Tenn.) — Employees at the LeConte Lodge in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park in Tennessee dug themselves out of 22 inches of snow that fell Saturday. The temperature on Saturday was nine degrees, LeConte Lodge general manager Tim Line said. Sunday the temperature is up to 10 degrees. Guests at LeConte Lodge…MORE

Man Survives Driving Off Cliff, 17 Hours Trapped Underneath Vehicle

Man Survives Driving Off Cliff, 17 Hours Trapped Underneath Vehicle

iStock/Thinkstock(BOONE, N.C.) — A man in North Carolina survived 17 hours pinned underneath his vehicle after he fell asleep behind the wheel and drove off a cliff, authorities said.Joseph Woodring’s vehicle fell at least 60 feet when he went off the road in Boone, N.C., on Tuesday night, according to State Highway Patrol.The crash launched…MORE

Man Says He Wrongly Confessed to Murder After Undergoing ‘Exorcism’

Man Says He Wrongly Confessed to Murder After Undergoing ‘Exorcism’

iStock/Thinkstock(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — A man claims he was under a sort of exorcism when he confessed to killing a fellow member of a religious group in Kansas City, Missouri, whose death was originally ruled a suicide.The body of Bethany Deaton was found Oct. 30, 2012, in the back seat of her minivan with the…MORE

NASA Completes Initial Assessment of Virginia Launch Site Following Rocket Explosion

NASA Completes Initial Assessment of Virginia Launch Site Following Rocket Explosion

Image Credit: NASA/Terry Zaperach(WALLOPS, Va.) — NASA said on Wednesday that the Wallops Incident Response Team completed its initial assessment after Orbital Science Corporation’s Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff on Tuesday.”I want to praise the launch team, range safety, all of our emergency responders and those who provided mutual aid and support on a…MORE

Five Cases in Ferguson, Mo., In Which Darren Wilson Was ‘Indispensable Witness’ Dismissed

Five Cases in Ferguson, Mo., In Which Darren Wilson Was ‘Indispensable Witness’ Dismissed

AndreyPopov/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(FERGUSON, Mo.) — Saint Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced on Wednesday that five felony cases in Ferguson in which Officer Darren Wilson — the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, 18, in August — was an indispensable witness for the prosecution will be dismissed.The announcement was made in a press release, which noted Wilson…MORE

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