The flight where the scorpion was found. Pic: Twitter/@MEPOSU
The flight is delayed after the woman is stung and crew members search the aircraft for any more unwanted arachnids.
A scorpion has stung a woman on the hand minutes before her flight from Los Angeles to Portland took off.
Alaska Airlines Flight 567 was taxiing on the runway at the weekend when the passenger was stung. Continue reading
Huge Explosion As Train Derails
Hours after the accident, fires were still burning A train carrying oil derails and bursts into flames, slamming into a house and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of families.
A house has been destroyed and two towns evacuated after a train carrying 100 tankers of crude oil derailed, causing a massive explosion.
The train derailed during a snowstorm in southern West Virginia on Monday. One tanker ended up in the Kanawha River and at least 14 others exploded. Continue reading
David Cameron says his reforms aim to end long-term unemployment and help youngsters understand “welfare is not a one-way street”.
Young people out of work or not in education or training for six months will need to do unpaid work to claim benefits under welfare reforms drawn up by the Conservative Party.
The reforms mean people aged between 18 and 21 will have to do 30 hours of community work each week and 10 hours of job-hunting to qualify for benefits. Continue reading
Witnesses: FAMU drum major beaten with drum mallets in hazing gauntlet
- Witnesses paint violent blow-by-blow account of Robert Champion’s hazing
- Two other band members also went through “cross over” ritual on band’s Bus C
- Drum major said he was having trouble breathing, passed out after initiation
- Champion died after hazing incident; medical examiner ruled death a homicide Continue reading
Companies like Apple, IBM and Microsoft once stood in the shadow of much larger and more powerful Japanese electronics giants. Those days are long gone — and, lately, it looks like they may never come back.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
“This country is in a war and some people understand it and some people are siding with the enemy.”
Believe it or not, someone once wrote those paranoid words about Japanese corporations. It was only two decades ago, when people fretted – wrongly, if profitably – about the awful and certain specter of Japan eating America’s economic lunch.I found that paranoid quote in Rising Sun, the forgettably terrible 1992 airport novel about American cops foiling Japan Inc. Continue reading
Oregon police say they’ve found mother of three abandoned children
- NEW: Police remove the children’s photos, saying they “are no longer appropriate”
- Police found the children — an infant and two toddlers — on Thursday morning
- Homeless people say they think the children’s mother abandoned them
- The three appear to be healthy, a police spokesman says Continue reading
Why we like to watch Facebook struggle
In the whirlwind of its IPO fallout, there has been a sort of glee in watching the company stumble. What’s driving the Facebook-schadenfreude and what can the social network do about it? Continue reading
The year 2011 was defined by historic events, from regime changes to royal nuptials to financial crises.
- Arab Spring, economy, Japan quake, bin Laden raid define 2011 news events
- Scandals also marred 2011, from absurd (Charlie Sheen) to sordid (Penn State) Continue reading