Thomas Hollister Singleton wants a car. Specifically a Dodge Challenger, black. And while it will be several years before Singleton will be able to get behind the wheel of a vehicle he’s only 14 years old he is hoping to start saving up with the money he makes this summer working in his first job: helping to clean and maintain classrooms at his school in Strayhorn, Miss
Tempted to ask for that extra in-flight pillow? Or rant about a flight delay? Tread carefully: your airline’s staff may just be working for free.
You can blame it on out-of-towners. Smithsonian Institution scientists say it was migratory Canada geese — and not resident Canada geese — that caused US Airways Flight 1549 to ditch in New York’s Hudson River on January 15. More specifically, it was at least two female and one male geese flying at approximately 2,900 feet that got sucked into the two engines of the Airbus A320, disabling both engines and causing one of the more spectacular water landings in aviation history
A small boatload of graduate students endured seasickness, hypothermia and huge swells in a 16-hour swim across the English Channel to raise money for veterans on the 65th anniversary of D-Day. They didn’t make it to the shores of France, but the physical and psychological anguish was enough to remind them of the soldiers their journey was meant to commemorate. “I recognize that I have not done anything
In a special report for CNN’s Eye on Russia week, Moscow Correspondent Matthew Chance travels across the vast country from the northern port of Murmansk in the Arctic to the southern city of Sochi on the Black Sea. Here Chance recalls some highlights from his epic journey. Arctic Ambitions MURMANSK — What an incredible, surprising place to begin a journey
In the summer of 2007 you appeared on TV screaming that Ben Bernanke had no idea how bad things were on Wall Street. After what has happened, weren’t you too calm? Gonzalo Soto Campero, Mexico City A lot of people criticized me for being off the deep end when I shouted from the rooftops that things were falling apart
Both people who died of swine flu in the United States had pre-existing health problems, federal health authorities said Thursday in a report. The 22-month-old child who died April 27 of the flu, also called H1N1, had neonatal myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease, said the report, which was written by a virus investigation team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and published online in the New England Journal of Medicine. The child — who was from Mexico and who fell ill while visiting relatives in Texas — also had a heart defect, problems swallowing and chronic hypoxia, the report said
As a journalist, as a human being, the stories of the people around you stick with you. Whether it is in passing memory or in daily wonderment, they are in your mind and many in your heart, engrained forever
Want tomatoes? The plants need sun, water, soil and air. And you have to get rid of the weeds they want the sun, water, soil and air too.
The swine flu outbreak is spawning debate about how people get information during health emergencies — especially at a time when news sources are becoming less centralized. Some observers say Twitter — a micro-blogging site where users post 140-character messages — has become a hotbed of unnecessary hype and misinformation about the outbreak, which is thought to have claimed more than 100 lives in Mexico.