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Massive Sinkhole In Guatemala

Caused by tropical storm Agatha’s torrential rains; this 200-foot deep sinkhole opened up and swallowed a clothing factory in Guatemala. [click on images to zoom in] Thankfully, no deaths or injuries have been reported. Check this brief video of a news helicopter flyby of the scene.

At 10:55 am ET (7:25 pm local), Air Force One touched down under the shroud of nightfall at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. President Obama had just made an unannounced 12 hour, 46 minute journey to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. He would take a short flight aboard Marine One to Kabul where the two delegations convened. Following their meetings, the President returned to Bagram Air Base ...

There are many questions and much controversy today in Plains, Georgia, the little town filled with patriotism for being the hometown of the 39th President, Jimmy Carter. The Secret Service is now involved in what witnesses say was an image of President Obama with a rope around his neck. A few people were able to snap pictures of the black doll with the rope hanging off one of the city’s mos...

A woman jumped a barrier at the start of Christmas Eve Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica and knocked down the pope, briefly disrupting ceremonies. Screams erupted from onlooking worshippers when the woman ran toward Pope Benedict XVI and grabbed onto his vestments as he walked down the main aisle of the church, video footage showed. He was quickly helped to his feet by his aides — prompting...

The proverbial gloves are off. Democrats and Republicans are throwing serious blows at each other around the conversation of healthcare. The Democratic Senator from Florida, Alan Grayson recently addressed his Congressional colleagues and, in his mind, summed up the Republican plan for healthcare. Watch the full length video below (it’s less than 3 minutes). I’m curious for your feedba...

It’s a slow news day… While addressing politicians and diplomats in Prague Saturday afternoon, the Pope had a little tag-along visitor. The pope didn’t seem to notice at first — but journalists following the speech on a large screen flinched as the spider inched toward Benedict’s neck. It disappeared from view for a moment, but then could be seen crawling up the right side ...

By a vote of 68-31 Sonia Sotomayor becomes the first Hispanic and the third woman to serve on the Supreme Court. Voting was largely along party lines. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. is expected to administer the oath of office to Judge Sotomayor, 55, in the next few days, with a formal ceremony likely in September. She succeeds Justice David H. Souter, who retired in June. “Judge Sotomayor is c...

This story is not going away. It’s turning into an mushroom cloud of statements and speculation. I will continue to report on what I feel are the relevant pieces, for the primary reason of initiating conversation. I encourage folk to comment and air their opinions and feelings about this (if you have any). Here is some recap video, along with an exclusive interview Soledad O’Brien of C...

If you’re following the news you probably heard about a heckler that had to be escorted out of the room during the first day of the Sotomayor confirmation hearings. Interestingly enough, you didn’t hear much else about that. That heckler was Norma Roe !!! Norma McCorvey — better known as “Jane Roe,” the woman at the center of the Supreme Court’s landmark abortion righ...

I can’t make this stuff up folks. A Polish woman has filed a lawsuit against an Egyptian hotel after claiming her teenage daughter got pregnant from using the pool. Magdalena Kwiatkowska claims her 13-year-old daughter conceived from a stray sperm floating in the hotel’s mixed-sex pool after she took a dip, the Sun reports. The hotel was not named. The teen returned to Poland from holiday ex...

Liz Trotta, contributing guest on Fox News apparantely is one of the few Fox News and Republicans that isn’t in love with the now ex-Alaskan Governor, Sarah Palin. Trotta comes right out and says Palin is,”…inarticulate, under-educated…flaky…wacky…” I’m interested to find out what the ‘higher calling’ Palin referred to as her rationale fo...

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