Thursday, June 18, 2009

Terrorism hitting the Homeland?

Explosion, Bomb Scare Force Salem Evacuation

Last Update: 5:03 pm
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SALEM, Ore. - Last night, a Salem resident reportedly blew his hand apart after a home-made device exploded.
Today, police found another device in a car parked at the same home. Wednesday afternoon, they evacuated homes on both sides of Norway, between Capitol and the railroad tracks, and on McCoy between Shipping and Jefferson streets.

A police robot detonated that "improvised explosive device", but the evacuation continued - required, say officers, during the removal of "extremely dangerous explosive chemicals" in the vicinity. [More...]

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

You're fired!

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Carrie Prejean has been dethroned as Miss California USA for "contract violations," including missing official pageant events, state pageant spokesman Roger Neal said Wednesday.

Prejean, 22, retained her title last month despite a controversy over topless photos and her statements against same-sex marriage.

Miss USA pageant owner Donald Trump was involved in the decision to fire Prejean, Neal said. [More...]