Originally published on Thu August 15, 2013 11:25 am
Native Americans at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota have voted to overturn a more than century-old ban on alcohol in a decision that critics say will spur an increase in already high rates of domestic abuse, suicide and infant mortality.
Tribe members finalized the vote count Wednesday: 1,871 for legalization and 1,679 against.
Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 7:03 am
For all the benefits of exercise and teamwork to the heart and head, high school athletes still lead the nation in athletics-related deaths. And it doesn't have to be that way, sports medicine specialists say.
Originally published on Thu August 15, 2013 4:41 pm
"The stuntman who parachuted into the London 2012 opening ceremony as James Bond has been killed in an accident," the BBC reports. "Mark Sutton, 42, from Surrey, died Wednesday while wingsuit flying near Martigny, Switzerland. Swiss police investigating the Briton's death said it appeared he had died after crashing into a ridge of rock."
The Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City has received a $5 million federal grant to take its Cyber Discovery program nationwide. U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, D-La., announced the funding yesterday. She chairs the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee. Cyber Innovation Center vice president G.B. Cazes said the grant will fund a national model for cyber education that will reach 1.7 million students and 12,000 teachers.
“They want us in every state, and we expect to reach those numbers through 65 university partners and roughly 700 high schools," Cazes said.
Not only is that 15,000 fewer than had been filed the week before, it's also the lowest number for any single week since before the U.S. economy officially slipped into its most recent recession, in December 2007.
Originally published on Thu August 15, 2013 12:50 pm
The engineers at SpaceX this week successfully launched a 10-story rocket to an altitude of about 800 feet, moved it about 330 feet sideways and then brought the "Grasshopper" back down to its landing pad.