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  • Conditions set to worsen for Mount Hood hiker search

    12/14/2009 6:38:36 PM PST · by valkyry1 · 62 replies · 2,152+ views
    CNN.COM ^ | 12/14/2009 | staff
    -- Rescuers hoping to find two hikers missing on the frigid slopes of Oregon's Mount Hood faced worsening weather conditions Monday night as forecasters predicted white-out conditions that could severely hinder search efforts. == Up to 2 feet of snow is expected to fall Monday night into Tuesday at the elevation where rescuers are searching for any signs of Anthony Vietti, 24, and Katie Nolan, 29, who have been missing since early Friday. A third hiker who was with them, 26-year-old Luke Gullberg, was found dead Saturday.
  • Pakistan Media: Drone Killed Qaeda's (Update - Kill has been Confirmed)

    12/11/2009 10:15:24 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 43 replies · 1,844+ views ^ | Dec.11, 2009
    (CBS) A U.S. government official says a top al Qaeda operative has been killed in a drone attack in western Pakistan and local media says that the strike killed al Qaeda's number 3 in command, Abu Yahya al-Libi, CBS's Sami Yousafzai reports. The U.S. is still not confirming the report, CBS News has learned. Abu Yahya al-Libi is the spiritual successor to Palestinian philosopher Abu Azzam - and the inspiration for much of Bin Laden's beliefs, according to CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan. He is very powerful and believed by some to be the natural successor to...
  • US strike on suspected militant hideout in Pakistan (North Waziristan)

    10/14/2009 8:08:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 590+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/14/09 | AFP
    MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (AFP) – A US drone missile attack on a suspected militant hideout in a remote tribal area in northwest Pakistan early Thursday killed at least four people, security officials said. The pre-dawn strike targeted the suspected militant compound in Dandey Darpa Khel in the North Waziristan region near the Afghan border, a security official said. "It was a drone strike and initial reports said at least three people were killed and several wounded," the official said, requesting anonymity. A senior security official later said four people were killed and six wounded. A third security official said two missiles...
  • NRH Woman Hits Suspected Burglars With Pool Balls

    10/01/2009 3:24:28 PM PDT · by Dysart · 23 replies · 1,029+ views
    CBS11 ^ | 10-1-09
    NORTH RICHLAND HILLS---You could say a North Richland Hills woman 'used what she had on hand' to thwart a suspected burglary attempt. Wednesday afternoon Paula Ollie heard noises at her house on Mapleleaf Drive. "Something just wasn't right. They weren't knocking. They didn't ring the doorbell and they were whispering," the 27-year-old woman recalled. Ollie reacted by gathering several pool balls and putting them in her son's bicycle helmet. "The balls looked like the most aerodynamic things I could get a hold of at the time," she said. The woman then went out the back door, clinched the helmet strap...
  • WARTUBE: Online videos from soldiers bring us a view of a war more raw-and real-than ever before

    07/13/2008 10:44:46 AM PDT · by Stoat · 17 replies · 1,306+ views
    The New York Post ^ | July 13, 2008 | KYLE SMITH
    If YouTube proved the natural home of anyone who happened to find himself in simultaneous possession of a camera phone, some Mentos, and a can of Diet Coke, then the not-yet-two-year-old is digging a foxhole for itself. It's become a meeting place for those who blow stuff up and those who like to watch it explode. Troops in the field in Iraq and Afghanistan are the most valued content providers on LiveLeak. The site's unsqueamish emphasis on raw video - it does have some rules, not that you would notice - makes it a destination spot for short...
  • Qaeda commander killed in US air strike

    04/26/2008 9:11:30 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 36 replies · 49+ views
    Kuwait News Agency(KUNA) ^ | 4/26/2008 | Kuwait News Agency(KUNA)
    US forces have killed a leading military commander in Al-Qaeda and three of his aides in an air strike in Saladdin district, according to an Iraqi police source on Saturday. The source told KUNA that the US forces targeted the car that the operatives were driving with a missile, and identified the commander as Mohammad Muzahem Al-Harbouni. The operation took place 25 km east of Sammara.
  • Skycar Prototype

    12/02/2005 5:36:40 PM PST · by kingattax · 12 replies · 354+ views
    Neiman Marcus ^ | 12-2-05
    Born too late for the Wright Brothers' first plane? Missed out on Henry Ford's Model T? You can still have a piece of transportation history: the prototype for an unprecedented mode of transportation that melds sci-fi and state-of-the-art technology.• The M400 Skycar is the world's first personal vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft, designed to elevate individual drivers above the headaches of commuting and the dangers of highway travel.• In development since the 1960s, the Skycar has completed successful hovering flights, and its first manned, un-tethered flight is planned for Fall 2005.• Developed by Moller International, the three-wheeled, folding-wing craft...