msnbc.com: "A suspicious package was discovered... →
We’re working hard to get info on this, and in addition to sharing it on msnbc.com, we’re putting up-to-the-minute updates here.
Every cop in town quits after Mexico attack →
MEXICO CITY — The entire police force of a small northern Mexican town quit after gunmen attacked their recently inaugurated headquarters, according to local reports on Wednesday. Los Ramones Mayor Santos Salinas said nobody was injured in Monday night’s attack, during which gunmen fired more than 1,000 bullets at the building’s facade.
Indonesia's Mount Merapi erupted, but the picture...
A photo on Plixi purporting to be of the eruption at Mount Merapi, Indonesia’s most volatile volcano, isn’t from Indonesia after all. Hot ash is spewing up to 150 feet in the air, according to the Associated Press, and thousands have been evacuated after early reports indicate 20 injuries. …Probably best that no one is photographing it at the moment after all. (Deleting...
Calif. woman drove for months with dead body in... →
A former real estate agent drove with the partially mummified body of a homeless woman in the passenger seat of her car for between three and 10 months, according to a report. “Could she use the HOV lane?” was the first question one of our msnbc.com editors wondered.
Former al-Qaida member says he left terrorist... →
Al-Qaida refused to pay for his pregnant wife’s medical care, the guy testified at a trial yesterday concerning two embassy bombings. Terrorists: They’re just like us!
Woman accused of stabbing classmate at anger... →
Police say the 19-year-old came from two rows behind the victim to stab her. She suffered two puncture wounds to the right shoulder and one to the left arm. The attacker threatened to kill her and her family. So what you’re saying is she passed the class with flying colors.
The miners are all out safely! →
All 33 of the Chilean miners stuck underground for more than two months have surfaced alive, thanks to an incredibly well planned-out rescue mission. From our story on msnbc.com: An hour later, Mario Sepulveda, 40, the most ebullient of the bunch, was lifted out. He hugged his wife, Elvira, and then jubilantly handed souvenir rocks from his underground prison to laughing rescuers. ...
Breaking now: Drill reaches Chile's 33 miners who... →
Rescue is still days away and the operation is entering its most dangerous phase, but at least the drill has broken through the underground cave that the miners have been referring to as “hell.” From Reuters: The wives of some miners have been having their hair done in one of the tents set up as a makeshift hairdressers, as they prepare to be reunited with their husbands.
Breaking now: Obama's national security adviser... →
AP: The move, though expected, is the latest high-profile departure among Obama’s leadership team. Chief of staff Rahm Emanuel left just last week, and the president is expected to see more change at the top as Obama’s tenure nears the two-year mark and the grinding pace of the White House takes a toll. Full story here.
jtotheizzoe: The original video got moved, so I updated the post to include new code. Go here if you want to watch it. msnbc: jtotheizzoe: As part of their ongoing series explaining the science of football (or really, explaining science using football) NBC and Science360 invite Deuce McAllister to explore velocity and acceleration of the football field.
The Booming Anti-Bullying Industry →
Tony Curtis buried with his iPhone
today: Actor Tony Curtis was buried with a melange of his favorite possessions — a Stetson hat, an Armani scarf, driving gloves, an iPhone and a copy of his favorite novel, “Anthony Adverse.” Daughter Jamie Lee Curtis teared up as she described a man who was, she said, “a little mashugana” — Yiddish for crazy — but always full of life. [Full story] I totally get it (some of us would...
Is the 'Bullying Epidemic' a Media Myth? →