Archives for September 2015

Supermoon eclipse Sunday evening

Stargazers can look upward Sunday evening.

Not only will you find a “supermoon,” but you will also find a lunar eclipse.

This marks the first supermoon eclipse in 33 years.

Royal brothers don hard hats for needy vets

The princes briefly turned into construction workers.

William and Harry rolled up their sleeves to renovate homes for veterans.

William painted walls and Harry laid slabs as part of a BBC home improvement.

The show centers on renovating eight buildings and 62 homes in Manchester.

People reports 26 of them go to homeless veterans.

Giants beat Redskins

The New York Giants continue celebrating their first win of the season.

Eli Manning led them over the Washington Redskins at the Meadowlands last night 32-21.

He threw for 279 yards and two touchdowns.

Apple iPhones on sale today

Apple expects to shatter records as its new-model iPhones go on sale today.

Both the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus not only come to Apple stores, but they also appear in most AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless stores.

A record 10-million new model iPhones sold in three days last year, and Apple expects to break that record by next week.

Inmate requests to donate bone marrow to man who imprisoned him

An inmate has asked to donate bone marrow to the person who helped put him to prison.

Judge Carl Fox found out in April that he had blood cancer.

Years ago as a district attorney, he prosecuted Charles Alston for armed robbery. Alston received 25 years.

While still in prison, he wrote to Fox to July to volunteer to test as a donor.

Because inmates cannot sign onto the donor list for risk of disease, Alston cannot donate. However, WRAL-TV reports the gesture deeply touched Fox.

Boy skips birthday gifts to help protect police dogs

A nine-year-old boy from Minnesota wanted money instead of presents for his birthday this year.

That money helped give police dogs bulletproof vests.

ABC News reports that Ethan Flint’s generosity inspired so many people that he raised nearly $1,300.

He handed a homemade check to a foundation in St. Paul to buy the vests.

Three deaths now from tainted cucumbers

Health officials have now linked three deaths to salmonella-tainted cucumbers that have grown in Mexico.

The deaths have come from California, Arizona, and Texas.

A cucumber recall began earlier this month.

The CDC now says the distribution of contaminated cucumbers has likely happened in 33 states.

Over 560 salmonella cases have connected to the outbreak.

Health officials want anyone buying cumumbers to check with the stores before eating them.

Customer receives cash instead of chicken wings, returns money

A man in Berkeley, Calif. did the right thing.

Mike Vegas ordered chicken wings from Domino’s, but the box the delivery driver gave him contained $1,300 instead.

KGO-TV reports the driver had planned on taking that money to the bank. He didn’t know what happened until he got there.

Vegas put the unopened box in his fridge and ignored phone calls from numbers he didn’t recognize. He discovered his surprise when he opened it that night.

After returning the money to Domino’s, the manager promised him free pizza for a year.

Batmobile to receive copyright protection

“Holy copyright law, Batman!”

A judge has spoken those words in San Francisco while ruling that the Batmobile can receive copyright protection.

DC Comics sued a man four years ago for making replicas of the Batmobile and selling them for profit.

Trump lead over Republican candidates shrinking

Donald Trump’s lead among Republican presidential contenders has slipped a bit.

The latest Quinnipiac poll of likely GOP voters has Trump in first place with 25 percent support.

Ben Carson takes second with 17 percent, and Carly Fiorina sits in third with 12 percent.

As far as the Democrats go, Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders by 18 points.