April 23, 2011 |
Two NATO helicopter crew members had to be rescued Saturday after their helicopter crash landed in eastern Afghanistan, a NATO spokesman said. The cause of the "hard landing" in the Alah Say district of Kapisa province was still under investigation late Saturday, according to Major Michael Johnson, a NATO forces spokesman. Johnson said he could not disclose what type of helicopter crashed or whether it was part of a larger operation in the area. Sabour Wafa, a spokesman for the governor of Kapisa province, said the crash occurred in a nonresidential area and no civilians were injured.
July 3, 2009 |
Air France Flight 447, which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 228 people aboard, probably made a hard belly landing and broke up on impact, French investigators said Thursday, citing preliminary evidence. None of the life jackets found by salvage teams were inflated, meaning passengers were not able to prepare for a water landing, said lead investigator Alain Bouillard. He said investigators could not determine whether the passengers were conscious at the time of the crash.
March 12, 2009 |
First-week sales of U2's "No Line on the Horizon" brought the superstar rock band back down to Earth. The album, given the band's stature and sales history, was essentially preordained to debut atop the U.S. pop charts. The only question was how many it would sell. The Interscope album sold a brisk 484,000 copies in the U.S., according to data from Nielsen SoundScan, which tracks album sales.
December 25, 2008 |
Evel Knievel was a superhero, from the tip of his jumpsuit collar to the bottom of his white boots. He mounted motorcycles, and even a few rocket ships. He leaped cars, buses, rattlesnakes and sharks in a single bound. He wore a cape. Even so, Knievel was no Superman. Underneath the star-spangled get-up, the first son of Butte, Mont., was a tale-telling, philandering ex-con who once smashed another man's arms with a baseball bat. And about those leaps . . .
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December 14, 2008 |
Out on the great swells of the eastern Mojave Desert, that vast sand sea lying between Barstow and the Colorado River, there is no crumb of history, no tall tale, no arcane bit of knowledge too small to escape Dennis Casebier's notice. "I'm fascinated by who ate rabbits," he said, sitting inside a library that will soon hold his life's work. "Did they eat jack rabbits or cottontails? Did they fry them or roast them? Did they grind them up or make stew out of them?"
June 3, 2008 |
China's central bank dismissed predictions that exports would collapse because of the U.S. economic slump, signaling that it may allow further gains in the yuan. "Some think drastically weakening external demand may lead the economy to a hard landing and that we should loosen policies," the bank's financial research institute said in a report. Analysis of exports should be objective and "not exaggerated," it said, adding that a "drastic" slowdown in shipments won't come soon.