Damir Yusupov can take his place alongside Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who landed his United Airlines plane in New York's Hudson River in 2009 after a similar bird strike cut out its engines. The bird strike happened a minute after takeoff, about 40 seconds earlier in the flight than Sullenberger had been when he ran into a flock of geese as his plane was climbing from LaGuardia Airport. The 23 who were hurt were taken to a nearby hospital.
The Kremlin broke its silence Tuesday on the apparent explosion of a nuclear-powered cruise missile during a test, saying that accidents "happen" but that Russia remained "far ahead" in the development of advanced weaponry. The Russian military on Tuesday told residents of a village near a navy testing range to evacuate, but cancelled the order hours later, adding to the uncertainty and confusion fueled by a missile explosion last week in the far north of Russia. read more
Miriam Rivera, who came to fame as the transgender star of the controversial Sky One reality show "There's Something About Miriam", died in Hermosillo, Mexico on 5 February this year. After she was found dead by hanging at her Mexico home, her husband claimed that he was informed an autopsy could not take place as a cremation had already been performed, while later he was contacted by an unknown male over the phone who told him, "Don't come back to Mexico or we'll kill you too."
Actress and activist Rosanna Arquette said Wednesday that she feels shame and disgust for being white. "I'm sorry I was born white and privileged," Ms. Arquette tweeted to her nearly 90,000 followers. "It disgusts me. And I feel so much shame." The actress sparked criticism earlier this week after she tweeted a photo of herself kneeling in front of several U.S. flags and the caption, "I'll never stand for the flag again." Her Twitter account has now been set to private.
If Democrats think that the voting public won't remember the promises they made during this primary, they have a rude awakening coming. They seem determined to take the embarrassing title "party of stupid" away from their opponents. Liberated for two years from the compromises demanded of a governing party, Democrats have emerged from the wilderness enamored with a variety of big policy proposals that are deeply unpopular and completely unpractical.