One of the two teen hikers missing in southern California’s Trabuco Canyon was found alive on Wednesday night. Nicholas Cendoya, 19, was found severely dehydrated and disoriented by another hiker after a four-day search. His companion, 18-year-old Kyndall Jack, remains missing.
Cendoya was found about half a mile south of the main search site in Trabuco Canyon where heavy vegetation limits visibility from the air and on the ground. Two volunteers even became lost and had to be airlifted... Read More
South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who faces murder charges for fatally shooting his girlfriend on Valentine's Day, could be preparing to resume training. According to USA Today, a high school student visiting the University of Pretoria, Pistorius' training grounds, snapped a photo of the double amputee from a bus with her phone. The grainy image showed Pistorius walking the track on his famed blades, hands on his hips, though he wasn't seen running. "He was just walking to the 10... Read More
A 64-year-old shipyard worker is still missing after near hurricane-force gusts threw him and another man into the water at the Port of Mobile on Wednesday. They were in a security guard hut when winds reaching at least 66 mph blew the hut off the dock. The other worker was rescued from the 40-foot-deep waters.
Yesterday's high winds also broke loose the unlucky Carnival Triumph cruise ship, which was moored to a repair dock at the BAE Shipyard where the two men worked. It drifted free for se... Read More
A massive cave room surveyed in Iran last year was confirmed this week to be the fourth-largest subterranean chamber in the world. Located in central Iran near the city of Mehriz, Ghar-e-Dosar covers an area of about 20 acres, descending to a maximum depth of 469 feet. A three-person team measured the cave in February 2012, and used AutoCAD software to estimate the total size of the chamber. Notably, the cavern is easily accessible from the surface via a 130-foot-long passage. While large, Gha... Read More
A new airline in Samoa has become the first carrier to begin charging its passengers by weight—the weight of their bags and of their bodies. Samoa Air will charge passengers flying between American Samoa and Samoa between 93 cents and $1.06 per kilogram, the Calgary Herald reports. "The plane can only carry a certain amount of weight and that weight needs to be paid," Samoa Air CEO Chris Langton said on Tuesday. "There is no other way."
While the new pricing may be a boon to svelte trav... Read More