August 28, 2012

In the news: What you missed while you were in class

Shooting occurs at Empire State Building

A shooting outside the Empire State Building August 24th resulted in two deaths, including that of gunman Jeff Johnson. Eight others were injured by what New York Mayor Bloomberg has stated was a workplace related shooting.

Neil Armstrong dies at age 82

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died August 25th at age 82. The United States icon died of complications from a recent surgery from heart bypass surgery earlier this month.

Lance Armstrong may lose Tour de France titles

Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France winner, has been accused of doping by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for many years. Now, Armstrong is giving up the fight, calling it an “unconstitutional witch hunt.” As Armstrong walks away from the case brought against him, he may also be walking away from his titles.

Hurricane Isaac approaches

Hurricane Isaac, expected to intensify to a category 3 or higher, may affect the Republican National Convention being held on August 27-30, in Tampa. Warnings have been issued from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle.

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