The success of the Seahawks and Sounders FC on the field has helped lead to the addition of a third Pro Shop at The Landing in Renton - the city where the Seahawks are headquartered and close to where the Sounders practice.
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Super Bowl XLVIII Champion Seahawks
" It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up." - Vince Lombardi
A night at the ESPYS
A look at the best social media reaction from Wednesday's ESPY awards, where the Seahawks took home "Best Team" and cornerback Richard Sherman was named "Best Breakthrough Athlete"
Winning the Super Bowl is one thing. Defending a Super Bowl title is something completely different, as the Seahawks are about to discover as they opened training camp on Thursday and will practice for the first time on Friday.
Thanks to Bhavisha Patel
@BhavishaPatel for this great shot!
Homer Simpson And Peter Griffin's Nuclear Transformation
If Google Was a Person The Blue Angels The Blue Angels is the United States Navy's flight demonstration squadron. The Blue Angels team was formed in 1946, making it the second oldest formal flying aerobatic team (under the same name) in the world, after the French Patrouille de France formed in 1931. The Blue Angels' six demonstration pilots fly the F/A-18 Hornet, typically in more than 70 shows at 34 locations throughout the United States each year, where they still employ many of the same practices and techniques used in their aerial displays in 1946. An estimated 11 million spectators view the squadron during air shows each full year. The Blue Angels also visit more than 50,000 people in a standard show season (March through November) in schools and hospitals. Since 1946, the Blue Angels have flown for more than 260 million spectators.
"Whether you pushed me or pulled me, drained me or fueled me, loved me or left me, hurt me or helped me, you are a part of my growth & no kidding, I "Thank You"! Drone Captures Stunning Images Of Seattle’s Space Needle, Ends In Visit From The Cops Police found no visible damage to the Space Needle despite witness reports claiming the drone crashed into the Seattle landmark.
According to the Seattle Police Department’s blog the incident took place Tuesday evening:
~ Dr Teeth & The Electric Mayhem Muppet Band ~
Hey Friend's, 🔊♫♪♪ as you Look & Listen, Enjoy & Grab your "6 Free Downloads" these are the last two Bands I was in,..On one album I play a single kick & the other a double kick,... see if you can tell! Enjoy!!
I'll Be right here!,........... Original 16x20' I call it " Above the Clouds"
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Have you seen this?
Banknotes showing Queen Elizabeth’s aging
Congratulations to Germany
In 1782, Thomas Jefferson wrote,
" I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His Justice cannot sleep forever." hmmm....
In 1838 Abraham Lincoln once said:
" At what point shall we expect the approach of danger?..... Answer; If it ever reaches us, it must spring up amongest us, It cannot come from abroad, If desruction be our lot, we must ourselves be it's author and finisher."
In 1951 Harry Truman once said:
" I have the feeling that God has created us and brought us to our present position of power and strength for some great purpose."
Sir Isaac Newton, scholar, mathematician and one of the greatest scientific mind's in human history, once said,
" In the absence of any other proof, the human thumb alone would convice me of God's existence."
- This Week in History, Jul 28 - Aug 3
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~ "Every set back might be the very thing that makes you carry on and fight all the harder and become that much better." ~
Hey Friend's,......... Today July 31, 2014,.....Last day of July! . WOW, feel's like time is just flying by. having a tough day, it really is a day to day thing!
you see this?
Eddie Vedder throwing the first pitch out at the Cubs game
Thank you Friend's for all the Support, Thought's & Prayers and love, it means more than you know!
Today July 25 2014, have a strong weekend! Today, Moving slow not to much pain, but Ok! May you have a Strong Day Friend's,....
My heart really go's out to the Netherlands MH17, so so sad. and another plane missing! have Doc. appt next week another check up.
kind of sleep walking through the day. I'am getting it back together, (the page.) just moving slow. for those who don't know,.... my tumer in my right kidney has gone into remmison, Yeah! I know!
My Doc. had me do another CT scan and they found I had a double Hernia, so it's been two weeks since the surgery, still getting my strengh back & mending,
So this is why I don't stay online that long, and when I do I go to Twitter and not facebook, I get confused so easy, I guess I go on facebook about twice a week. Just bare with me Friend's it's been a battle, my body is pretty beat up.
but I think Im winning the battle. I Thank you All for all the Support, your thought's and prayers have meat so much!
I really messed it up again, I don't no what I do? lost the whole page.
So I'am starting over, starting today July, 21 2014.
Just bare with me! I know, it suck's when I do this,..... Oh well.
Doing This,....... so medicated I'm Ok!
Corey Hart’s all-out effort earns a standing ovation from Roenis Elias.
This baseball was gone. And then Dustin Ackley brought it back.
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Lucas Duda to the plate… AANNDD IT’S GONE.
I Thank you All for the Support & Prayers
Doc. keep's a pretty good eye on me,..........
I will not let it take my sense of humor!
If I have made you Grin, Chuckle, Smile, LOL, Shy, Oh or Ah in any way,
well then,.... I did my job! with the help of you, Thank You!
It's healthy to Laugh.
NASA's Opportunity has now gone farther than any vehicle on the surface of another world. Previous record-holder »
NASA's Opportunity rover on Mars has now boldly gone farther than any vehicle has before on the surface of another world, space agency officials announced today (July 28).
As of Sunday (July 27), the Opportunity rover has driven 25.01 miles (40.2 kilometers) on the Red Planet, NASA officials said. The distance record had been held by the Soviet Union's remote-controlled Lunokhod 2 rover, which covered 24.2 miles (39 km) on the moon back in 1973.
"Opportunity has driven farther than any other wheeled vehicle on another world," Opportunity project manager John Callas, of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said in a statement. "This is so remarkable considering Opportunity was intended to drive about one kilometer and was never designed for distance. But what is really important is not how many miles the rover has racked up, but how much exploration and discovery we have accomplished over that distance." [Distances Driven on Other Worlds (Infographic)]
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Northern Lights from Space
Scientists have long known that early Earth was a turbulent place where asteroids regularly assaulted the planet's crust. But recently, scientist quantified just how intense that assault really was.
According to a new model, out July 30 in Nature, early Earth was "pummeled by an enormous flux of extraterrestrial bodies," wrote the authors. Earth could have been hit by up to four cosmic projectiles larger than 600 miles in diameter, just under the width of Texas. Three to seven more impactors were likely about half that size, but still capable of "global ocean vaporization," according to the researchers. That's not to mention all the "little" ones.
You can see how the planet would have looked in the GIF below:
The Rangers Brought Out George W. Bush During Jeter Farewell Ceremony
Since everyone knows this is Derek Jeter's last season, teams are putting on special ceremonies (like they did with Mariano Rivera) for Jeets, where they give him gifts and make donations to his charity. Tonight is the last time Derek Jeter will be playing a regular season game in Texas (hey, you never know), so they brought out the big guns: cowboy boots and George W. Bush.
Jeter and 43 have an interesting bond that has clearly left an impression: in 2001, then President Bush threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 3 of the World Series, a little over a month after the September 11 attacks. Before heading out to the field, Jeter told him to throw from the mound and "don't bounce it because they'll boo you." In the video below you can see Bush mouth the words again.
Bush was also former Governor of Texas and one-time owner of the Rangers, so it's not exactly an impossible get for the Rangers, but good luck to whatever team tries to follow a surprise visit from a former President of the United States by giving Jeter a Sea-Doo or whatever.
Home Run Explodes In Woman's Beer Cup
Young'n in Giants jersey three feet away from ball is the true star of this GIF and sums up the kid in us all.
At least three people tried to catch this home run—although "tried" might be a stretch for the guy in orange—and it eluded all of them. With all the hands in front of her face, this poor woman made no attempt whatsoever to catch the ball, and probably assumed at least one of the dudes around her was going to snag it. And yet, boom!
Jordy Mercer hit it to left field off Big Time Timmy Jim and the guy with the best chance of actually making the grab was reaching over from the woman's left. It looks like the ball just goes right through his fingertips. It then looks like it's going to hit her square in the face, all the while she just sort of grimaces, hoping against hope. She was fine—though the beer was lost forever—as security checked on her, and later gave the universal sign for either "home run" or "whoop-dee-doo."
It feels like this happens a lot more often than it should. Maybe we're all drinking too much at baseball games.
updated 7:07 AM PDT, Thu July 31, 2014
Albert Pujols isn't winning a 40-yard dash anytime soon but, still, Machado (not to mention all of his momentum) is halfway into the dugout by the time he's ready to throw this ball and Pujols still isn't anywhere near first base. The cross-diamond throw wasn't even in the dirt, it was at Steve Pearce's eyes. He just had to stretch into foul territory which, again, wasn't a problem because Pujols was barely in the frame. Just absurd and, even though we've seen him do this before, it never gets old.
Peyton Manning danced at Denver Broncos training camp and Kenny Chesney was nowhere to be seen. The Broncos played “Rocky Top” over the loudspeakers while the team stretched, and Peyton Manning, Britton Colquitt and Wes Welker all “got down.” KUSA has even more embarrassing footage if you like, but let’s focus on Peyton for a moment.
His moves are incomparable. He’s the greatest dancing quarterback of his generation in my humble opinion. The only QB that comes close is Tom Brady. The advanced stats (Beats Per Minute) say that Manning gets down at a higher rate and is a more efficient dancer overall. However, the eye test says that Brady has some pretty sweet moves of his own. Let’s look back at Brady dancing in Rio from 2011.
Pretty good – and he gets points for dancing on the road – but Manning is still #1 in my book. What do you think?
Bonus: Welker dance!
updated 7:17 AM PDT, Wed July 30, 2014
The Israeli military has authorized a four-hour "humanitarian window" in Gaza, but it will not apply to the areas in which soldiers are operating, the Israel Defense Forces said. The time frame is 3 to 7 p.m. local (8 a.m. to noon ET).
[Previous story published 6:32 a.m. ET]
While dueling political leaders blame each other for the carnage in Gaza, residents there are grappling with a new, nightmarish life:
Dozens of deaths reported each day. Dwindling fuel and water supplies. And no electricity for countless civilians after Gaza's only power plant was struck and erupted in flames.
The violence continued Wednesday morning, when Israeli forces shelled the Abu Hussein School in northern Gaza and killed 20 people, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.
Let's put this on the record: Late-night TV talk shows would be much better if MLB pitchers showed up every night to hit hosts in the face with baseballs. It would be a reason, certainly, to put Jay Leno back on the air.
As of right now, only Jimmy Kimmel, host of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," is on board with this. He had Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw on Monday night. Kimmel asked Kershaw to knock an apple off his head with a ball.
That's putting a lot of trust in Kershaw's command, which is plenty great, mind you. That's still just a daunting situation, whether it's Clayton Kershaw or Clayton Bigsby tossing the ball.
Kershaw, looking stiff in a fancy TV suit, didn't bring his best stuff. But he still managed to knock the apple off Kimmel's head — after hitting him in the face (!!) with the baseball.
Build The Tip is a crowdfunding project by 12s and for 12s to create a lasting work of art that pays tribute to our beloved Seattle Seahawks and their amazing 2013 Super Bowl Championship season.
The vision for Build The Tip came from two die-hard Seahawks fans who believe Richard Sherman’s tipped pass to Malcolm Smith to win the NFC Championship was a moment so pivotal, awe-inspiring, and emblematic of everything great about the 2013 Seattle Seahawks team, that it should be immortalized for future generations of Seahawks fans to enjoy. The play will be captured in a magnificent bronze sculpture designed and built by local artist Kevin Pettelle. The sculpture will pay tribute to the entire Super Bowl XLVIII championship team by incorporating every 2013 Seahawk player.
Build The Tip is in discussions with the Seattle Seahawks organization, Seattle city officials, and various local property owners to choose a location for the sculpture next to CenturyLink Field which will allows fans to enjoy and interact with The Tip on their way into home games.
Every dollar raised in the Build The Tip campaign above the cost of the project will be donated to charity.
We will place a plaque on The Tip called the Plaque of 48, celebrating the people who made it possible to Build The Tip. This Plaque of 48 will feature four columns of 12 names.
Donate at least $12 today and YOU are eligible to win YOUR NAME on the Plaque of 48!
updated 7:27 AM PDT, Tue July 29, 2014
Fugitive featured on 'The Hunt'
You never know who might show up on #Mariners Snapchat!
Melky destroyed a windshield tonight at Fenway.
Uh, not much more to add here.
Ian Ziering. Nailed it.
Andrew McCutchen, pleasure to meet your acquaintance.
This double play is dripping style and swag.
A tip of the cap to losing yours on this play, Josh Reddick.
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Water hydrates the #walkoff celebration in Miami.
One heckuva fan grab.
Sometimes you just need to break a bat over your knee. Ya know?
Here's your What The, for today!
Japanese Martial Arts Star Breaks 10 Blocks with Her Head, Throws Out First Pitch
Takeda Rina, the 23-year-old star of such films as High Kick Girl!, Karate Girl and Dead Sushi, threw out the first pitch before Sunday’s Chiba Lotte Marines vs Seibu Lions game in Japan. Fittingly she broke 10 blocks with her forehead before throwing to her pitch to the catcher … and four furry mascots behind home plate.
I think that sentence was also written in the original draft of Abner Doubleday’s first rules of baseball.
Metta World Peace Shoved Two Guys During a Venice Summer League Game
This has to be the scariest moment of this dude’s life. You’re in a summer basketball league, thinking pretty highly of yourself because some pros actually run with you sometimes. Metta World Peace – formerly named “Ron Artest” when he ran into the stands to fight fans in Detroit during an NBA basketball contest – misses a layup and appears to shove your teammate down in frustration. You instinctively walk over to stick up for your teammate and.
Suddenly, Metta World Peace – all 6’7″, 250-pounds of him – gives you a one-armed, close-fisted shove to the jaw. In the NBA, this is going to replay and Metta is probably getting a flagrant-2 and an escort to the locker room. In the streets? You fake an ankle injury on the next play and hope nobody throws any cups onto the court.
updated 7:15 AM PDT, Mon July 28, 2014
SOUTH CHINA SEA STANDOFF
Today marks 100 years since the first shot was fired in the Great War. Photos of its battlegrounds from then & now show the dramatic difference a century makes.
1 dead, 13 injured after lightning strikes Southern California
NEW: In Catalina Island, a man hit by lightning is treated and released, official says
(CNN) -- A sunny day at California's famed Venice Beach took a dark turn Sunday when one person died and a dozen others were injured after a rare lightning strike.
A man in his mid-20s died at at the hospital after being transported from Venice Beach, said John Kades of the Los Angeles Coroner's office.
It's too early to determine whether he died as a result of "a lightning strike, drowning, or being trampled by the crowd," according to Kades.
The lightning hit the water and the beach at 2:51 p.m. (5:51 p.m. ET), according to spokeswoman Katherine Main of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
At least 13 patients -- all of whom were either in or near the water -- were assessed on the scene. Of those, seven adults and one teenager were transported to local hospitals.
One patient had to be pulled from the water, but it was not immediately clear if it was the man who later died.
What a Day HOF!! I Thank You All For The Wonderful Comments!! It's Now Official!!
I would like to thank all the Fans who were in Cooperstown this weekend. Next Level!
There's A Tiny Grammatical Error On Greg Maddux's HOF Plaque
Cool grammar error on Maddux's plaque, @BaseballHall!
David Ortiz Pissed Off The Rays Again
David Ortiz's three-run home run would be all the Red Sox needed in yesterday's 3-2 win over Tampa. But he couldn't have known that at the time—it was the third inning—yet Ortiz flipped his bat like he had just won a game, setting off yet another war of words with the Rays.
''I don't know what makes him think that he can showboat the way he does, and then nobody retaliates,'' said Rays pitcher Chris Archer. (This isn't really the point here, but I'll tell him exactly why Ortiz thinks that—because no one does retaliate. If Archer was so pissed off about the bat flip, he could have retaliated when he faced Ortiz again in the fifth.)
''Nobody looks at him in a funny way or pitches him inside. I don't know why he feels like that, but obviously he feels the way David [Price] said he does — he feels like he's bigger than the game. He feels like the show is all about him.''
Archer was referring to David Price's comments about Ortiz thinking he is "bigger than the game," after a couple of bench-clearing dustups back in May. A couple of beefs that themselves echo back to Price's frustrations with Ortiz admiring his home runs in the playoffs last season. The Rays-Red Sox rivalry is a long-running show, and let no one say Ortiz doesn't embrace his role.
"Whatever, dude," Ortiz said. "There's always going to be comments out there. He's not the right guy to be saying that, I think. He's got two days in the league, and to be bitching and complaining about stuff like that."
(This was Archer's 48th career start. Details, details; that's some quality big-timing.)
The company line on anything regarding baseball's unwritten rules remains the same: You don't like a guy pimping his homers? Don't let him hit homers. But I'm happy to have any new chapter in Rays-Red Sox, baseball's best and most authentic rivalry. And if it involves David Ortiz, who this year seems to be embracing his heel role? Even better. These two teams meet next on Aug. 29.
Jackie Bradley Jr. — speed burst.
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Munenori Kawasaki Over the shoulder + basket = wow.
You know who’s good? This Andrelton Simmons fellow.
Not totally sure, but he MIGHT need some new lumber for next game.
updated 7:27 AM PDT, Sun July 27, 2014
One lucky dragonfly. ( you see it.)
After his first major-league home run, Efren Navarro didn’t get much love in the dugout. At first.
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HEY! It's You’re crazy, pitch.
Yasiel Puig Hit Three Triples And Barely Broke A Sweat
Yasiel Puig hit three triples and a double last night and made it look pretty damned easy. He finished the night 4-5 and became the second Dodger to hit three triples in one game and the first to do it since 1901. The last guy to hit three triples in one game was Denard Span did it for the Twins in 2010.
This Cleveland Browns Fan's Homemade Johnny Manziel Jersey is Money.
Johnny Manziel has the hottest jersey in the NFL. Cleveland Browns fans — and LeBron James — just couldn’t wait to get their grubby little paws on a new No. 2 and wear it for all it’s worth.
Some are going above and beyond the call of duty and adding their own custom additions.
Like this guy at Browns training camp today.
He’s either playing on Manziel’s nickname or is a giant Matthew Lesko fan.
No matter his motivation, the results speak for themselves. Clearly no expense was spared in creating this high-quality masterpiece.
Considering the speed with which the Browns organization gathers news, they’ll likely become aware of this gentleman’s garb sometime around Thanksgiving.
Opinion: It's safe to fly
Sheriff: 300 homes burned in Washington wildfire
By Associated Press
TWISP, Wash. (AP) — About 300 homes — twice as many as previously estimated — have burned in the largest recorded wildfire in Washington state history, a county sheriff said Friday.
Officials had placed the number of homes destroyed at 150 in north-central's Carlton fire complex. But Sheriff Frank Rogers said he knew that figure would rise because crews hadn't been able to reach some of the burned areas.
The updated estimate came after Rogers and his deputies drove 750 miles of roadway through the blackened area, surveying the devastation.
"It's every road. Every road lost something," Rogers said. "It looks like a moonscape; there's nothing left. There's hundreds of dead livestock. It's horrifying."
At nearly 400 square miles, the lightning-caused Carlton Complex has eclipsed the 1902 Yacolt Burn, which killed 38 people and consumed about 373 square miles, or 238,920 acres, in southwest Washington. The Carlton Complex has been blamed for the death of a man who appeared to suffer a heart attack while trying to protect his property.
Fire crews have reported good progress in the last few days, with cooler weather and rain helping in getting the fire a little more than half contained. But officials were concerned that hotter, drier weather and wind gusts in the forecast could increase fire activity.
The fire has been burning in the scenic Methow Valley, a popular area for hiking and fishing about 180 miles northeast of. The fire destroyed 30 homes in the town of Pateros, one of the worst-hit areas.
Power was finally restored to parts of the valley, includingand Winthrop, on Friday, eight days after the fire burned two key utility lines. But many people in outlying areas remained without electricity, Rogers said.
Gov.on Friday extended a burn ban for dry for one more week. The ban had been set to end Friday.
"While fire crews have made significant progress over the past week in bringing the fires under control, weather conditions are still a concern and we need to continue erring on the side of safety," Inslee said. "Resources are still stretched thin and we want everything we have focused on containing the remaining fires and helping impacted families."
He also said that the state would waive permit requirements for anyone in the affected areas who wants to use extra-large generators because they remain without power.
DAY 1: Hawks training camp is here and it is awesome!
SEATTLE — The Seattle Seahawks opened their 12-day training camp today at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton Friday.
And as the official home of the Seahawks, Q13 FOX News is right there with you, 12s.
Below is a archive of our live blog coverage from the first day.
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Day 1!! Time to get back to what makes us the best! #onamission
updated 7:17 AM PDT, Fri July 25, 2014
HOLY SITES TARGETED IN IRAQ
Islamic State militants destroy one of Iraq's most-revered shrines, said to be the burial place of the Prophet Jonah. 'Turned to dust' »
Shooting at Pennsylvania hospital leaves one dead, two wounded
Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said the shooting happened about 2:30 p.m. in a treatment room at Mercy Fitzgerald Wellness Center in Darby, Pennsylvania, according to CNN affiliate KYW-TV.
Whelan said it appears an outpatient psychiatric patient shot and killed the caseworker, and the doctor, who was carrying his own weapon, shot the patient. Authorities said they did not know why the patient opened fire.
He identified the patient as Richard Plotts of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, and the caseworker as Theresa Hunt of Pennsylvania.
The doctor, Lee Silverman, was grazed by a bullet but otherwise not injured, Whelan said. Plotts was in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the district attorney said
Witnesses described a chaotic scene as numerous law enforcement officers descended on the hospital.
"The scene looked like a small army. It was very surreal but it was comforting that if something happens this severe and we can come together," said Rohan Hepkins, mayor of nearby Yeadon, Pennsylvania.
"The police came in droves and they locked down everything. They chased everybody on the inside and then we (saw) a SWAT team come in," a bystander told CNN affiliate KYW.
CNN's Dominique Dodley, Christy Lenz, Chelsea Carter and Rob Frehse contributed to this report
Hm. Probably not where he intended that throw to go.
The one-handed fan catch. Well done, sir.
Being immortalized as a GIF is sometimes better than catching a home run ball.
Carlos Gomez Is A Dancing Ninja Turtle
Mark Reynolds was a guest on MLB Network's Yukfest Live with human balloon-from-the-supermarket-checkout-line Kevin Millar and Chris Rose Wednesday afternoon and got himself videobombed by Carlos Gomez. This was no run-of-the-mill videobomb, though, Gomez was dressed up as Leonardo the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. We might finally have an explanation for this bizarre novelty shirt that looks like a pizza stain.
The hosts spent a few minutes trying to guess who was in the Leonardo costume, eventually asking to see him move his hips, which led to the dance moves you see above.
Gomez eventually broke the cardinal sin of stuffed costume-wearing and removed his Leonardo head to cool off. I think he also tried to smell the back of Reynolds's head? I dunno, baseball players are weird, man.
Gomez apparently obtained and wore the costume because his son asked him to, which is a pretty Cool Dad move on his part.
Ryan Raburn Defensive Meltdown Leads To Easiest Inside-The-Parker Ever
We've seen bad defense from Ryan Raburn before, but this is really something.
For at least the second time in his career, the outfielder (now with the Indians) allowed a man to circle the bases entirely due to defensive miscues. The beneficiary this time was Kansas City's Mike Moustakas, and it broke a 0-0 tie in the eighth inning.
updated 7:27 AM PDT, Thu July 24, 2014
The aircraft vanishes from radar shortly after takeoff from Burkina Faso with 116 people on board. Sandstorm in area »
ALGIERS (Reuters) - Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie flight en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, Algeria's APS state news agency and a Spanish airline company said on Thursday.
APS said authorities lost contact with flight AH 5017 an hour after it took off from Burkina Faso, although other officials gave other timings, adding to confusion about the fate of the flight and where it might be.
Dozens die in militant attack on convoy carrying Iraqi inmates
An Iraqi child walks through a displacement camp Saturday, June 28, in Khazair, Iraq. Vast swaths of northern Iraq, including the cities of Mosul and Tal Afar, have fallen as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, advances toward Baghdad, the capital. The ISIS militants want to establish a caliphate, or Islamic state, in the region, stretching from Iraq into northern Syria.
Baghdad (CNN) -- Nearly five dozen inmates were killed when militants attacked a convoy of Iraqi security forces who were transferring them from one prison to another, police said Thursday.
At least 58 inmates died in the suicide attack and eight security force members were injured.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but police said they believed it was carried out by fighters for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The Islamist group has gained control of large swaths of the two Mideast nations.
Ruben Tejada Leaves Game After Taking Fastball To The Skull
Ruben Tejada left today's Mets-Mariners game in Seattle after being hit in the head by a 93 mph fastball from Taijuan Walker.
It's the second HBP in 24 hours for Tejada, who stayed in last night's game after being hit in the hand. Let's all applaud ROOT Sports in Seattle for the sponsored "I'm lovin' it" super-mo camera.
Phillies Fans' Reactions To Dan Uggla's Grand Slam Are Amazing
THIS is what happens when you play with your food.
Best friends forever.
Jordy Mercer turns a base hit into two outs.
This looked like a single off the bat. Then Miguel Rojas happened.
updated 7:17 AM PDT, Wed July 23, 2014
Dozens feared dead in Taiwan plane crash
By Jason Hanna and Ashley Fantz, CNN
(CNN) -- As many as 45 people are feared dead after a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed on one of Taiwan's Penghu Islands on Wednesday, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported.
At least nine other people were injured in the crash of the twin-engine turboprop plane, which happened outside Magong Airport at about 7 p.m., CNA reported.
CNN affiliate ETTV is reporting that the plane crashed into a residential building.
Witnesses said they saw homes on fire, the affiliate said.
The cause of the crash wasn't immediately known. Some media reports said the plane was making a crash landing prompted by strong winds from Typhoon Matmo, which hit Taiwan early Wednesday, according to CNA.
The plane, an ATR 72, had taken off from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, CNA reported. The Penghu Islands are off the main Taiwanese island's west coast.
There were 54 passengers and four crew aboard the flight, said Jean Shen, the director-general of the Civil Aeronautics Administration, at a press conference.
BREAKING NEWS: THE DOWNING OF FLIGHT 17
Dutch royals, officials and families of the passengers will be at the tarmac when the remains arrive. FULL STORY
The bounce. The bounce is what makes this particularly humiliating for the San Francisco fan and absolutely wonderful for the rest of us. That it comes as he tries to adjust his pants while a furry mascot crosses him up is but a delicious, added bonus.
The video is not embeddable, but you can watch the whole thing over at NFL.com, which you should obviously do because look at that guy bounce! Once he hits the deck, there is at least an inch, maybe six, between his body and the ground before he slams back down again, this time with his face giving his body a little bit of a break. While all this is happening, the Seahawks mascot is hot-dogging and taunting his way to a "touchdown" in a parking lot or something. Just a brutal moment to have caught on camera.
Sometimes you gotta blame it on the bat.
Aaron Hill seals a victory for the Diamondbacks in style.
Brett Gardner gives a fan a souvenir, hysteria ensues.
This is Munenori Kawasaki’s first MLB start at third base. *Drops mic*
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That tarp may be able to stop the rain, but it can’t stop Freddie Freeman from making this grab!
Jack White: Rock icon, baseball aficionado.
BREAKING NEWS: THE DOWNING OF FLIGHT 17
updated 7:17 AM PDT, Tue July 22, 2014
Grieving father of MH17 victim pens open letter to Putin
'Many thanks to the Separatist leaders of Ukrainian government for the murder of my dear and only child,' Hans de Borst writes
Hans de Borst takes to social media to cope with the loss of his 17-year-old daughter on Flight MH17. 'Life is ruined' »
A grief-stricken father whose 17-year-old daughter was a passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has penned an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In the letter posted to Facebook, Hans de Borst wrote that his daughter, Elsemiek de Borst, had planned to become an engineer.
"Elsemiek would next year take her final exam, along with her best friends Julia and Marina, and she did well in school," de Borst wrote. "She then wanted to go to TU Delft to study engineering, and she was looking forward to it! She is suddenly no more! From the air she was shot in a foreign country where a war is going on."
Elsemiek, he wrote, was traveling from The Hague to Malaysia with her mother (de Borst's ex-wife), brother and stepfather on MH17. She was one of 193 Dutch victims of the crash. The Boeing 777 en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam was shot down over the Russia-Ukraine border, killing all 298 passengers and crew.
"Many thanks to the Separatist leaders of Ukrainian government for the murder of my dear and only child," de Borst wrote. "Gentlemen of the above, I hope you're proud of including her and her young life was shot up too, and you can look in the mirror!
"Thanks again," he added, signing the letter: "Sincerely, Elsemiek's father, Hans de Borst from Monster, whose life is ruined."
De Borst wasn't the only grieving Dutch parent to address Putin.
"Mr. Putin, send my children home," Silene Fredriksz-Hoogzand, whose son Bryce and his girlfriend, Daisy Oehlers, were among those killed in the crash, told Sky TV. "Send them home. Please."
Fredriksz-Hoogzand told the Associated Press she was appalled at the way the crash site was being handled.
"I am not a politician," she said on Sunday. "But I know for sure that Mr. Putin can do something.
"No words can describe it," Fredriksz-Hoogzand continued. "Bodies are just lying there for three days in the hot sun. There are people who have this on their conscience. There are families who can never hold the body of a child or a mother."
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Gary Slok and his mother
These snapshots might have been their last. Cellphones and the Web have been tracking the lives of the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, shot down in eastern Ukraine last week:
• Fifteen-year-old Gary Slok and his mother, Petra, were going on a dream vacation and snapped a photo before departure.
• In one video, there's audible preparation for liftoff from Amsterdam.
• A picture of the Boeing 777 on the runway quickly went viral after it was uploaded to Facebook. Dutch musician Cor Pan joked about its possible disappearance, referencing missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. He and his florist girlfriend, Neeltje Tol, were supposed to go on a trip together. Friends and family had sent their well-wishes on the online post.
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