Jose Antonio Vargas, an illegal immigrant and former reporter, scolded a congressional panel on Wednesday, saying that he should not be called illegal, and saying it is an insult to his family who brought him here.
“When you inaccurately call me illegal, you not only dehumanize me, you’re offending them,” he said. “No human being is illegal.”
Mr. Vargas testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee alongside Chris Crane — a U.S. Immigration [...]
The former chief of deportations in the Bush administration will testify to Congress on Tuesday that President Obama’s new nondeportation policies would have let the Sept. 11 hijackers remain in the country even if they had been picked up in the months before their deadly attacks.
And the current chief of the union that represents Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents will tell the House Judiciary Committee that ICE agents are now required to wait until most illegal [...]
A helicopter has crashed into a crane in Vauxhall, south London, the city’s fire service has confirmed.
The crash involved two cars and an unknown number of people, London Fire Service said.
Witnesses said at least six or seven fire engines are at the scene, and a pall of smoke is visible near the River Thames.
Helicopter hit crane at top of St George Wharf Tower in central London today and cartwheeled before [...]
A broken crane dangling precariously high above Manhattan’s streets could ‘absolutely’ snap off, plunging to the sidewalks below, experts have warned.
The crane, which is helping to build the highest residential skyscraper in New York City at 157 West 57th Street, snapped in Superstorm Sandy’s vicious 95mph winds on Monday afternoon.
The boom now swings from the 90-story luxury high rise over the busy Midtown street, which was cleared as a precaution [...]
NASA’s new lander CRASHES AND BURNS
Curiosity’s potential sucessor, Morpheus, explodes after hardware failure
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NASA’s prototype landing craft of the future, Morpheus, has crashed and burned in its latest launch test. Morpheus is designed to become a general-purpose lander capable of setting down payloads wherever NASA wants them. The Moon, Mars and even asteroids are mentioned in its design brief.
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Heinkel He-115 sank after botched water landing in 1942
Spotted by Norwegian mappers using sonar equipment in 2005
Lifted from its saltwater grave by crane and will now be restored
This is the moment a rare World War Two German float plane was raised from its saltwater grave virtually intact – almost 70 years after it sank.
The twin-engined Heinkel He-115 torpedo bomber was hoisted out of the water by engineers and divers in [...]
“The No. 4 reactor is visibly damaged and in a fragile state, down to the floor that holds the spent fuel pool,” said Hiroaki Koide, an assistant professor at Kyoto University’s Research Reactor Institute and one of the experts raising concerns. “Any radioactive release could be huge and go directly into the environment.”
Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat whose state, Oregon, could lie in the path of any new radioactive plumes [...]
A New Jersey dad got the scare of his life when his 5-year-old son almost ran off a steep embankment, and though the man saved the boy from falling, he couldn’t stop his Jeep from going over the precipice and into a river below.
The reward for his ordeal? Two traffic tickets from local police.
Frank Roder, a construction worker from the town of Winfield Park, had taken his son, Aidan, down to [...]
by Maggie Crane
Posted on November 8, 2011 at 11:46 PM
Updated Wednesday, Nov 9 at 6:35 AM
(KMOV) — A police officer seen in a 2007 videotaped tirade against a driver is at the center of a criminal investigation.
James Kuehnlein was fired from the St. George Police Department after the video surfaced.
In it, you hear Kuehnline berating the driver, Brett Darrow: “You want to try me? You want to try [...]
April 5, 2012
A 61-year-old Chicago man who was shot 28 times by Chicago police officers in 2005 — and lived to tell his side of the story — was sentenced Thursday to serve 40 years in prison, essentially a life sentence.
Howard Morgan, himself a former Chicago police officer, was sentenced on an attempted murder charge Thursday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
NBC Chicago’s Michelle Relerford tweeted from the sentencing that Morgan said, [...]