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Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: Shooting Stars Saturday and Sunday Night; Crescent Moon Helps Seeing. <br/><a href=" US News</a> | <a href=" Business News</a> Copy Go outside in the wee hours of Sunday morning and, if the night sky is clear, you may see exquisite showers.

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: Shooting Stars Saturday and Sunday Night; Crescent Moon Helps Seeing

The Perseid meteor shower of 2012 is expected to peak Sunday between midnight and dawn, and if you're in a good, dark place, you might see more than 60 meteors -- shooting stars -- per hour. Every year at this time, the Earth passes through the orbit of a comet called Swift-Tuttle, and we see meteors streaking across the night sky as pieces of debris from the comet -- most no larger than grains of sand -- enter the earth's atmosphere at more than 100,000 mph and burn up. Although the comet is far away now, in an elliptical orbit that brings it close to the sun once every 133 years, rock and ice from it have spread out along its path.

Photos: 8 Moon-Landing Hoax Myths. Photograph courtesy NASA Forty years after U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon, many conspiracy theorists still insist the Apollo 11 moon landing was an elaborate hoax.

Photos: 8 Moon-Landing Hoax Myths

Examine the photographic evidence, and find out why experts say some of the most common claims simply don't hold water. Erin Hamlin. Erin Mullady[1] Hamlin (born 19 November 1986) is a three-time Olympian[2] and the first female American luger to medal at any Winter Olympics, as well as the first American of either gender to medal in singles competition.[3][4] She took the singles bronze medal in Sochi's 2014 Winter Olympics, something the Associated Press called "a feat that will surely go down as perhaps the greatest moment in USA Luge history".[5] Having opened her luging career in 2005, her first major international victory was the gold medal in the women's singles event at the 2009 FIL World Luge Championships in Lake Placid, New York.

Erin Hamlin

This marked the first time in 99 races that a German woman was not the top finisher.[6] Hamlin finished 12th in the women's singles event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. She was selected in December 2009 to compete at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. In the games, Hamlin placed 16th in the luge competition, coming in as the highest placed American in the event.[2] Arvind Kejriwal asks for criminal case against Mukesh Ambani over gas prices. All India | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Updated: February 11, 2014 19:06 IST Delhi Chief Minister ,Arvind Kejriwal (R) delivers a statement as Minister for Education, PWD and Urban Development, Manish Sisodia looks on during a press conference in New Delhi on February 11, 2014.

Arvind Kejriwal asks for criminal case against Mukesh Ambani over gas prices

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said criminal cases will be filed against billionaire Mukesh Ambani, Union Oil Minister Veerappa Moily and other policy-makers for colluding to inflate the prices of gas. (Highlights: Kejriwal orders FIR against Moily, Mukesh Ambani over gas pricing) Reliance Industries Limited, owned by Mr Ambani, sells gas to state-owned power producers and fertilizer plants. DeVernon LeGrand. The Rev.

DeVernon LeGrand

DeVernon LeGrand, who headed St. John's Pentecostal Church of Our Lord in Brooklyn, recruited many teenage "nuns" who solicited money for his church. Alleged Hoffman heroin source just ‘trying to make ends meet’ Philip Seymour Hoffman scored heroin for months from a jazz musician arrested with three other alleged dealers in a raid on a lower Manhattan drug pad, law-enforcement sources said Wednesday.

Alleged Hoffman heroin source just ‘trying to make ends meet’

The Oscar-winning actor’s phone number appeared on at least three different cellphones seized from the Mott Street building where cops on Tuesday night busted alleged dealer Robert Vineberg, 57, the sources said. The tip that led to the raid came from a known heroin user, who proved his credibility to investigators because he, too, had Hoffman’s cellphone number. Cops also arrested Thomas Kushman, 48, Max Rosenblum, 22, and Juliana Luchkiw, 22. Fugitive found in California 37 years after escape. SAN DIEGO (AP) — A woman who escaped from a Michigan prison nearly 37 years ago while serving time for attempted larceny was found living under an alias in San Diego, police said Tuesday.

Fugitive found in California 37 years after escape

Acting on a tip from the Michigan Department of Corrections, San Diego police went to an apartment on Monday in the Hillcrest neighborhood, where a woman matching the description of fugitive Judy Lynn Hayman answered the door. She identified herself as Jamie Lewis and produced government documents with the name, San Diego police Lt. Kevin Mayer said. Officers, however, remained suspicious because of inconsistencies in her story and her resemblance to an old Michigan mug shot they were holding.

"Her eyes gave her away," Mayer said. The officers took her to a police station, where she eventually acknowledged being Hayman, Mayer said. A 13-Year-Old Wants to Map All the Bullies in the US. Image via flickr/pressmanwill Imagine you're a parent deciding where to raise your kids.

A 13-Year-Old Wants to Map All the Bullies in the US

You're probably going to scope out how safe a town is, if the school district is good, if the neighbors seem friendly. The Subway Gangs of Mexico City. By Bernardo Loyola The subway authorities move passengers to different cars so that the Sikarios will bother the least amount of people possible.

The Subway Gangs of Mexico City

Photos by Mauricio Castillo. It’s Saturday morning in a Mexico City subway station, and the members of the Panamiur gang are headed to a party. Their leader, Cidel, is wearing huge sunglasses, a fauxhawk slathered in hair gel, cargo pants, and a T-shirt with a giant 2 and 6 airbrushed across it—a reference to November 26, 2010, the date the Panamiurs were founded.

The four dozen kids surrounding Cidel are similarly adorned in fake gold chains, oversize shades, brightly colored baseball caps, and tight jeans. The Illegal Dirt Bike Gangs of Baltimore. Photo by Lotfy Nathan There is something undeniably American about biker gangs, from the quintessential images ingrained in our mind of the 60s-era Hell's Angels made legendary by the writing of Hunter S. CDC Issues Alert On Deadly New Designer Drug, Acetyl Fentanyl. Hero Buffalo Bus Driver Darnell Barton Stops Woman From Jumping Off Bridge. On Fox and Friends this morning, Heather Nauert reported an amazing story out of Buffalo, where a hero bus driver prevented a woman from jumping off a bridge.

Hero Buffalo Bus Driver Darnell Barton Stops Woman From Jumping Off Bridge

In dash cam video from the metro bus, you can see the woman standing precariously above a busy highway as pedestrians walk right past her. Bus driver Darnell Barton, however, pulled over to see if the woman was OK. She didn't respond, so he left the bus, and wrapped his arms around her. She agreed to come back over the rail at that point. Barton later likened the whole situation to football. "Ya know, when you sit on the bench and the coach calls your number, you gotta go in there and make a play and you gotta do what the play calls for. His passengers gave him a round of applause when he got back on the bus.

Check out the amazing scene above. Cops: white couple attacked by group of black youths near Kings Plaza. BROOKLYN (PIX11)- A couple was viciously attacked on Monday by a group of black youths in Brooklyn. The incident took place at an intersection near the Kings Plaza Shopping Center around 7 p.m. Police say the group of 10 kids including one girl, ranging in ages 12 to 18, surrounded the white couple’s car in Brooklyn. They senselessly beat the husband and yanked the wife to the ground by her hair. George Zimmerman’s wife: 'I have doubts but I also believe the evidence' News Scott Stump TODAY contributor Sep. 26, 2013 at 9:30 AM ET In the midst of divorce proceedings against husband George Zimmerman, Shellie Zimmerman said she has doubts about what really happened in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin last year, she told Matt Lauer in an exclusive interview.

"I'm conflicted on that,'' Shellie told Lauer on TODAY Thursday. "I believe the evidence, but this revelation in my life has really helped me take the blinders off and start to see things differently. " Lauer pressed further, asking, "So you now doubt his innocence, at least the fact that he was acting in self-defense on the night that Trayvon Martin was killed? " Anderson’s Mother and Brother Beaten then Burned - NorthForkVue. Christina Anderson was hit at least a dozen times in her head, while duct tape covered her mouth and a cable tie bound her ankles. Her son Ethan, who was just eight years of age, was burned so much he was unrecognizable. Those were only a few of the gruesome details that were released by the Medical Examiner’s office in San Diego this week that is investigating the two deaths connected to the kidnapping of Hannah Anderson.

Over the last month, the case has drawn the attention of many Americans across the nation. This past August, Christian Anderson, who was 42 and son Ethan were murdered by James Lee DiMaggio, a family friend. Jesus Was the World's First Tweeter, Vatican Says. ROME — Jesus Christ was the world's first tweeter because his pronouncements were "brief and full of meaning," Vatican cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi said Wednesday. Christ "used tweets before everyone else, with elementary phrases made up of fewer than 45 characters like 'Love one another'," said Ravasi, the Vatican's equivalent of a culture minister. Editor's Note: Should ObamaCare Be Defunded? Vote in Urgent National Poll. Miyuki Ishikawa.

Politicians' potentially career-ending photos. Tickets for bike riders up 7% in Manhattan, 81% in Brooklyn: NYPD. Jefferson Siegel for New York Daily News The Citi Bike bike-share program has been popular among tourists and locals since it launched in May. New York Post. History[edit] The New York Post, established on November 16, 1801 as the New-York Evening Post, describes itself as the nation's oldest continuously published daily newspaper. The Hartford Courant, believed to be the oldest continuously published newspaper, was founded in 1764 as a semi-weekly paper; it did not begin publishing daily until 1836. Daily News Building. Bill Gallo. Daily News (New York) Taylor Gang Rapper Quay Meanz Arrested for Stabbing NFL Player. Inmate Allegedly Tied to Notorious B.I.G. Murder Escapes Prison. Jail Supervisors, Corrections Officers Indicted in Alleged Inmate Beating - Mott Haven. View Full Caption. HumanRightsCampaign.

Politicians' potentially career-ending photos. North Carolina Rapper Busted For Possession ... Of An AriZona Iced Tea. When rapper Christopher "Xstrav" Beatty waited for his friend Money Mal outside of a Fayetteville, North Carolina liquor store on April 29, he thought he'd enjoy a refreshing AriZona Iced Tea. Karate spinning kick ends bout in spectacular style – video. Bank robber shoots himself in the foot - video. Bag thief slams into glass door in getaway sprint - video. Survivors describe deadly 75-car pile-up on Virginia highway - video.

Colleges Where Students Are Hot & Smart. Elizabeth Leigh Garner Arrested. Boston art heist: FBI says it has solved mystery of $500m theft. Sky's no limit: 5 epic helicopter prison escapes. The World Has No Room For Cowards. Moscow Says 'No' To New Mosques - John Metcalfe. Apartments So Small They Can Only Be Photographed From Above - David Yanofsky. Inchon Girl Who Had Been Frozen For 500 Years. New York City landmark bomb plot. Manning to Face More Serious Charges in Leak. Lamar Odom's 'Starter Wife' Takes It To TLC After Gettin' NO TLC! 10 Famous People Who Avoided Death on 9/11. Serena Williams Not Commenting on Wozniacki’s Impersonation. Top 10 Young Killers. The Bizarre Coincidences Surrounding the $50M Diamond Heist in Belgium. Alicia Patterson Foundation. Joseph Giarratano. Execution stay. Turn Facebook Purple For 1 Week to Raise Awareness Against Animal Abuse. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge - Tiger Rescue Eureka Springs Attractions. Perfect solar superstorm threat to Earth - Space.

Driver's license of Christopher Dorner found with charred human remains in cabin where ex-LAPD was hiding. Asteroid set to whistle past Earth - World. Wordpress & Blogging » MakeUseOf. How Social Media Could Land You Your Next Job [INFOGRAPHIC] 31 States Allow Rapists Custody and Visitation Rights - National. Police Widow Knows Recurring Pain of Parole Hearings for Husband's Killers. Trial Begins For Tour Bus Driver In Crash That Killed 15. Body Of Missing Northwestern Student From L.I. Found In Harbor.

Facebook. Untitled. Anti-Muslim Filmmaker May Have Used Fake Identity. The days the earth stood still. 100-Year-Old Driver Hits 11 People on L.A. Sidewalk. Police: 100-year-old driver hits 11 near LA school. Marine accused in B'klyn officer torture-murder case yanked for psych eval after court urination. Time For Marijuana Legalization? Time For Marijuana Legalization? Letters to Cleo. Goodwill Launches Call Center Training For Visually Impaired Locals. 10 Suppressed Inventions. Two Detectives Injured During S.I. Drug Bust. All Serial Killers dot com. Identity switch twin flees court. Killings of 7 Black Men Put Miami Police in Spotlight.

Detroit Auto Show: Concept Cars Explore The Future Of The Automobile. Con artist took in $359 million with bogus 'free-trial' offers. Madonna stage accident kills two. INFOMERCIAL SCAMS.COM. Another Runaway General: Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators. Microsoft sets October release for Windows 8. Why doomsday fears will never die - Technology & science - Space - New claims of Afghan detainee abuse – what are the implications for the US?

Massive Bee Swarm Briefly Closes Part of 35th Street. State of the union obama's economic strategy rests largely on hope: Tech Ticker, Yahoo! Finance. Attorney: Brain tumor caused lawmaker to shoplift. DEA apologizes to student left for days in cell with no food or water. TankChair deemed too heavy to use on UK streets, disabled man becomes marketing boon (video) Specialized Schools Face Tough Cuts As Budget Battle Nears. US firm announces project to mine asteroids - Technology. Goldman Limits Facebook Investment to Foreign Clients. New Benchmarking Law Has City Buildings Track Energy, Water Use. Former Haitian Dictator Taken Away by Police. Santorum says when his grandfather came to the U.S. in 1925, 'there were no government benefits' Interstate 95 Traffic Cameras.