Page 2 News: July 8, 2012 – July 21, 2012
Great White Shark: Cape Cod Beach Reopens After Sighting
Swimmers in Cape Cod, Mass. are venturing back into the water Sunday after a great white shark sighting closed a popular beach this weekend. Lifeguards and swimmers spotted the shark some 100 to 150 yards off Nauset Beach in Orleans Saturday afternoon. The 12-14 foot shark was last seen swimming away from shore. No one was hurt, but some 3,000 swimmers at the beach were asked to get out of the water…..
Great white shark ‘protected’ status questioned
Beaches remained closed on Sunday along Australia’s west coast after a fatal shark attack that has reignited debate over whether great whites should remain a protected species. Surfer Benjamin Linden, 24, was bitten in half in a savage attack on Saturday, the fifth such fatality in the region in less than a year. He was surfing near Wedge Island, north of Perth, with a friend when he was mauled…..
‘Most wanted’ fugitive caught in Cancun
One of the U.S. Marshals Service’s 15 most wanted fugitives has been captured in the Mexican beach town of Cancun after 24 years on the run. Vincent Legrend Walters, 45, was apprehended early Friday morning and is being held on an extradition request. Walters, who faces murder, drugs and weapons charges, hid in plain sight and reportedly boasted he was a wanted fugitive, according to the U.S. Marshals Office…..
Olympic events the U.S. has never won
The dominance of the United States for much of modern Olympic Games history has continued unabated, with Americans enjoying some level of success in virtually every sporting discipline. Yet there are three events coming up in London this summer where the U.S. has drawn a complete blank, with no medals won, by men or women, in any Olympics. Ever. While American athletes have been largely unrivalled on the track…..
Blue whale gathering off Monterey nothing short of spectacular
Blue whales have flocked to Monterey Bay in what some off the Central California port are calling the most phenomenal showing of the endangered mammals in recent history. As many as 100 of the planet’s largest creatures have congregated to gorge on tiny shrimp-like krill, and joining in the feast are dozens of smaller but more animated humpback whales, along with numerous other marine mammal species…..
Supercars from household names
When you think about ultra-high-performance cars, you usually think of brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini or McLaren. But brands like Chevrolet and Nissan are also playing in the supercar realm, as are luxury brands like Acura and Lexus, which are not usually known for extreme sports cars. A prime example is the Nissan GT-R which, for the 2013 model year, has a hand-built 585-horsepower twin-turbo V-6…..
Top new car lease and finance deals for July 2012
If you’re shopping for a new car, several attractive manufacturer lease and finance deals as well as a couple great cash-back offers are available in the month of July to help make it easier to get into a new car this summer. To help move inventory off the lots, manufacturers typically offer promotional deals in the form of cash back (that can help increase your down payment) or low financing rates…..
Favorite family vacation destinations
By Wendy Perrin, Conde Nast Traveler: I’m sharing my personal picks for best kid-friendly vacation spots. Every family is different—and, mercifully, my children have not hit the teen years yet—so the places I’ve chosen won’t suit everyone, but they’re the ones that have worked best for me (exhausted working mom), my husband (exhausted stay-at-home dad), and our kids (hyperkinetic eight- and nine-year-old boys)…..
Stunning places to see sunsets around the world
The sun sets everywhere, but not all sunsets are created equal. Want to see a nature-made kaleidoscopic spectacle like no other? From a sleepy Scottish loch to the blazing Sahara, we’ve gathered some of our favorite spots to catch a stunning sunset. The Tian Tan Buddha statue draws many tourists to Lantau, Hong Kong’s largest island. Catch a peek of the giant statue, which is said to represent the harmonious…..
Europe’s most-visited tourist attractions
Woody Allen, like so many Americans, finally succumbed to Europe’s charms, directing tributes to London, Barcelona, Paris and now, “To Rome with Love.” But maybe Allen should have looked elsewhere — Europe’s most-visited attraction won’t be found among those storied cities. It’s in Istanbul, where 15 million people swarm the Grand Bazaar annually…..
America’s Best Boardwalks
There are over 60 boardwalks dotting America’s coastlines, ranging from iconic destinations that have lured seaside-goers for over a century (Coney Island, New York) to newer attractions like the Kemah Boardwalk, an amusement park built overlooking Galveston Bay outside of Houston. For those who also love boardwalk foods, advanced planning for summer trips to these tourist haunts can mean the difference…..
NASA’s new Mars picture
The US space agency NASA has recently pieced together a panoramic view from the camera on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, calling it the “next best thing to being” on the Red Planet. A full-circle scene combining 817 images taken by the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The US space agency NASA is calling it the “next best thing to being” on the Red Planet…..
Barbara Stanwyck – A Pictorial
“Put me in the last fifteen minutes of a picture and I don’t care what happened before. I don’t even care if I was IN the rest of the damned thing. I’ll take it in those fifteen minutes.” ~ Barbara Stanwyck….