April 27, 2007

MIT Dean of Admissions Resigns

The Dean of Admissions at MIT resigned Thursday after the university found out she lied about her credentials. According to The Associated Press, Marilee Jones stated on her resume she recieved degrees from three schools, but now it has been discovered she might not have even graduated from college.

According to The New York Times, the university recieved information about Jones's credentials and decided to look further into these details about her academic credentials. is reporting Stuart Schmill, the senior associate director at M.I.T., was named the interim-dean.

April 20, 2007

Country Mourns for Victims at Virgina Tech

A day of mourning took place Friday in the state of Virginia after Cho Seung-Hui took 32 Virginia Tech's students' lives, and a faculty member's life as well this past Monday. According to The New York Times, the Governor declared Friday an official day of mourning and vigils will be held across the state in different forms.

According to, students gathered around a memorial on the Virginia Tech Drill Field to honor the victims.

BBC News is reporting the police are getting closer to determining the reason why Cho Seung-Hui opened fire on his classmates.

April 13, 2007

Ohio Man Connected to Al Queda

An Ohio man was charged Wednesday with allegedly providing materials to members of Al Queda and plotting to help out in bombings in the U.S. and Europe.

CNN is reporting Christopher Paul trained in an Al Queda camp in the early 90s before joining the group in 1991.

According to BBC News, Paul has not spoken about the charges, but will be in court on Thursday in Columbus, Ohio.

The Associated Press is reporting no charges will be pressed against Paul's family members, authorities said.

April 3, 2007

One Dead After Shooting at CNN Building

A woman is dead after being shot Tuesday afternoon at the CNN Center in Atlanta, Ga.

According to The Associated Press, the woman was seen arguing with a man near the entrance of the CNN complex. The man shot her and then a CNN security guard shot the armed man. The gunman is currently in critical condition, authorities said.

CNN is reporting the woman has been identified as 22-year-old Clara Riddles, who was an employee at the Omni Hotel part of the CNN Complex.

According to BBC News, the news room was evacuated for a short time, but nobody from the newsroom was hurt.

March 30, 2007

Powerful Tornadoes in the U.S, Four Dead

Four people are dead, as tornadoes swept through six states including: Texas, Colo., Okla., Kan., Ill. and Neb. The tornadoes came through on Wednesday. According to The New York Times, 65 tornadoes made their way through the six states.

CNN is reporting the Colo. tornado killed dozens of cattle and injured other cattle so badly they needed to be shot.

Acording to BBC News, the storm system was threatening a group of states from S.D. to Texas on Thursday morning.

March 24, 2007

Pet Food Deaths Linked to Rat Poison

The New York Department of Agriculture discovered rat poison was the toxic chemical in pet food that has killed more then 14 pets. According to The New York Times, the substance is not approved for usage in the United States.

According to The Associated Press, it is still unknown how the poison might have gotten in the pet food according the the lab at Cornell University where the tests were done.

The Times Union is reporting the poison is only used in some rare forms of cancer treatment.

March 13, 2007

Sorority Shut Down at DePauw University

DePauw University in Ind. announced Monday its decision to shut down the sorority chapter Delta Zeta. According to The New York Times, the decision came after the sorority evicted 23 members for reasons the university did not find appropriate.

The Associated Press is reporting Delta Zeta started the year with the house nearly two-thirds empty at a unversity where almost 70 percent of the students are part of the greek system.

According to, the Delta Zeta national office tryed to discredit the women whom the sorority evicted.

February 28, 2007

Tornados Continue to Leave Deadly Path

Death totals are now up 20 people as storms continue to rip their way thorough Alabama, Missouri and Georgia. According to CNN, an estimated 400 homes have been destroyed by the tornados.

The Associated Press is reporting 8 students died Wednesday when the tornado struck Enterprise High School in Alabama.

According to BBC News, Alabama Governor Bob Riley has declared a state of emergency in Alabama, and sent 100 members of the National Guard to the town.

February 23, 2007

Executives Accused of Employing Illegal Immigrants

A national cleaning business owner was arrested on Thursday for allegedly hiring several illegal immigrants as employees. The USA Today is reporting that the alleged charges are defrauding the government out of more than $18 million in employment taxes.

According to CNN, Rosenbaum Cunningham International employees were arrested in over 17 different states in the United States. Some of the employees face immigration violations and could be deported.

The New York Times is reporting that the indictment indicates most of the employees were allegedly hired from Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico.

February 16, 2007

1,000 Dogs and Cats Killed at Las Vegas Animal Shelter

A Las Vegas animal shelter is changing their policies for animal care after 1,000 dogs and animals were killed due to a disease outbreak. The New York Times is reporting the shelters chairwomen informed the public Wednesday that an inspection showed the shelter was severely overcrowded.

According to KLAS Channel 8 in Las Vegas, the shelter's new policy will cause non-adoptable pets to be put down after 72 hours.

The Associated Press is reporting that the disease outbreak was dicovered last week during an inspection.

February 9, 2007

Snow Covers upstate New York

Upstate New York is being hit hard by snow. According to The Associated Press, reports have indicated that Oswego County has reached over 6 feet of snow with more to come.

The large amount of snow has caused the upstate communities to take precautions. According to BBC News, schools, highways and offices are closed.

The New York Times is reporting that Govenor Eliot Spitzer has declared a state of emergency in the areas around Oswego County. White out condtions caused state police authorities to close a 15 mile stretch along Interstate 81.

January 31, 2007

Gas Station Explosion Kills four in West Virginia

Four people are dead and a gas station completely destroyed after a fuel tank exploded in Ghent, W. Va. on Tuesday. According to CNN, a fireman and an ambulance driver were among the people killed at the scene.

Local firefighters were called about a propane leak at the gas station about ten minutes before the explosion took place according to reports from The Register Herald.

The Associated Press has recieved reports of damage throughout the area. Residents have reported hot dogs and candy wrappers from the gas station falling from the sky into their yards. Closed roads and damage to the elementary school are some of the damage that has been reported.