Zero deaths and few injuries were reported in the second crash landing this month.
When a Southwest Airlines flight made a fiery landing at New York’s LaGuardia Airport yesterday, it marked the second crash landing in the U.S. this month in which passengers and crew walked away alive, many even without injury.
At LaGuardia, where the failure of front landing gear on Southwest Flight 345 forced a nose-down landing, just a handful of injuries have been reported. Accounts vary, but the total of passengers and crew with minor injuries apparently numbers between six and 10.
The new law that bans smoking at popular beaches will take effect Jan. 1.
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed two bills Sunday at Waikiki Beach that ban smoking starting Jan. 1 at bus stops and parks, including beaches, playgrounds, swimming pools and athletic fields.
Don't be a twit when you tweet.
Shouldn’t Geraldo have known better? Well, it’s not the first time we’ve uttered that phrase. After veteran news slinger Geraldo Rivera tweeted a more-than-half-naked pic of himself at 2:02 a.m. Sunday, web users woke up to a sight that not only marks the latest misstep in Geraldo’s career but to an image we can’t scrub off our eyeballs.
“70 is the new 50,” wrote the host of "Geraldo At Large" with the image, which was apparently captured in his bathroom before or after a shower.
Australian team helps surfers and divers appear less delicious to sharks.
Surfers and scientists have joined league on Australia’s west coast to develop a wetsuit believed to reduce the risk of shark attack.
Designed by researchers from the Oceans Institute at the University of Western Australia and shark experts from Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS), which is selling the suits and related watersport products, the new wetsuits capitalize on studies about how sharks see.
Texas contractor razes house, but the wrong one.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A demolition company has mistakenly torn down a three-bedroom home in North Texas rather than the condemned building next door.
David Underwood and his wife placed their Fort Worth house on the market with the intention of moving into the retreat they purchased near the shores of Lake Worth. The lakeside land has been in the family for decades and Underwood bought it from an aunt earlier this year.
The cafe sports Nazi-related memorabilia, including a large flag with a swastika.
BANDUNG, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities in central Indonesia will ask a restaurant owner to explain his reasons for opening a Nazi-themed cafe that has sparked controversy among locals and tourists, an official said Thursday.
Soldatenkaffee includes a red wall of Nazi-related memorabilia, including a large flag with the swastika and a giant picture of Adolf Hitler. Its wait staff dresses in SS, or Schutzstaffel, military uniforms, and can be seen posing in front of the cafe on its Facebook page.
State programs offer shoppers a short vacation from taxes.
Tax-free weekends are coming to many states in August, offering shoppers a break on clothing and other goods.
For several states the holiday from state sales tax falls annually on the first weekend in August.
If you follow Pope Francis on Twitter on World Youth Day, the Catholic Church will offer indulgences.
According to msnNOW, indulgences reduce the time Catholics believe they have to spend in purgatory before they're allowed to enter heaven.
Watch the video to learn more: