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Zero deaths and few injuries were reported in the second crash landing this month.

By Rich_Maloof Jul 23, 2013 4:59PM

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.

 A southwest airlines plane rests on the tarmac after what officials say was a nose gear collapse during a landing at LaGuardia Airport, Monday, July 22, 2013, in New York. The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane landed safely. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)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.

By Associated_Press Jul 23, 2013 3:49PM

HONOLULU (AP) — Smoking at beaches, parks and bus stops on Oahu will be prohibited next year.

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.

Kuhio Beach (Ann Cecil / Getty Images) Before the bans take effect, city officials will be posting signs and informing residents and tourists.

Don't be a twit when you tweet.

By Rich_Maloof Jul 22, 2013 5:10PM

Geraldo Rivera selfie via Twitter, https://twitter.com/GeraldoRivera 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.

By Rich_Maloof Jul 19, 2013 4:20PM

Surfers and scientists have joined league on Australia’s west coast to develop a wetsuit believed to reduce the risk of shark attack.

Shark Attack Mitigation Systems via youtube, http://aka.ms/SAMS 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.

By Associated_Press Jul 18, 2013 10:28PM

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.

Video still from the area where a Fort Worth, Tx home was demolished by mistake (Courtesy of of NBCDFW.com)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.

By Associated_Press Jul 18, 2013 4:19PM

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.

Nazi-related memorabilia hanging on a wall at Soldatenkaffe restaurant in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. (AP) 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.

By Rich_Maloof Jul 18, 2013 4:12PM

Tax-free weekends are coming to many states in August, offering shoppers a break on clothing and other goods.

Tax-free weekends coming / Stockbyte/Getty Images 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.

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