• Foreign Enrollment at US Grad Schools Picks Up

    Foreign Enrollment at US Grad Schools Picks Up

    (WASHINGTON) — They’re coming to America — to go to graduate school, that is. A new report from the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) reports that graduate school applications from outside the U.S. were up seven percent in 2013, compared to just two-percent growth from the year before. The top seven countries of origin for international grad students are Brazil, Canada, China, India, Mexico, South Korea and Taiwan, making up 86 percent of all foreign enrollment. Interestingly, there was a whopping 32-percent increase in applications from India last year while China was off one percent from 2012. Currently, international grad… Read more

  • FBI: 16-Year-Old Stows Away on California-Hawaii Flight

    FBI: 16-Year-Old Stows Away on California-Hawaii Flight

    (HONOLULU) — A 16-year-old boy from California hopped a fence at the San Jose Airport and snuck into the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines flight, stowing away for a five-hour flight, FBI spokesman Tom Simon told ABC News. Simon said the boy — who ran away from home — passed out inside the unprotected, unpressurized wheel well once the flight got in the air. When the flight landed at the Maui airport at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, the boy was still passed out, Simon said. He did not come to for about an hour. Ground crews later saw the boy… Read more

  • Boston Expands Security Efforts for Monday's Marathon

    Boston Expands Security Efforts for Monday's Marathon

    (BOSTON) — Police are ramping up security for Monday’s Boston Marathon in the wake of last year’s bombings. Four-thousand police officers and 500 undercover plain-clothes detectives will be staged from the start line to the finish line. Kurt Schwartz, Massachusetts’ Undersecretary for Homeland Security and Emergency Management in the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, said every section of the 26.2 mile race will be watched by cameras, which will be monitored in an underground, high-tech command center. “A lot of eyes,” Schwartz told ABC News. “They’re all watching the public, watching the crowds, trying to detect suspicious behavior,… Read more

  • Snowmobilers Escape Uninjured After Moose Encounter in Maine

    Snowmobilers Escape Uninjured After Moose Encounter in Maine

    (JACKSON, Maine) — A run-in with an angry moose ended without injury for a pair of New Hampshire snowmobilers, but they say that the incident has changed how they think about wildlife. Janis and Bob Powell saw the moose while snowmobiling outside Jackson, Maine, on Friday. They followed it on a trail for a few minutes, but it then came to halt. “His fur was standing up, his ears were back, his head went low and [we] definitely knew something was up,” Janis Powell said. The moose stomped toward her husband, forcing him to duck behind his snowmobile. “The only… Read more

  • Florida Sinkhole Filled After Threatening Two Homes

    Florida Sinkhole Filled After Threatening Two Homes

    (ORLANDO, Fla.) — A 50-foot deep sinkhole has been filled after it threatened two homes at a Florida retirement community. Residents had to be evacuated after the ground opened up Saturday between two houses at The Villages community, north of Orlando. Workers spent all Saturday night filling the hole with sand and cement to stop it from spreading. Project manager Rich Kay said this was “by far the most extreme” sinkhole he has seen. No injuries were reported. Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

  • Twelve-Year-Old Dies on Boy Scout Camping Trip in Washington State

    Twelve-Year-Old Dies on Boy Scout Camping Trip in Washington State

    (SHELTON, Wash.) — A 12-year-old boy was killed by a rolling log while camping with his Boy Scout troop in Washington State Saturday. The troop had been hiking in the Olympic National Forest, a remote area about 40 miles north of Shelton, Washington.   According to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Nole, the boys were trying to roll a large log into a lake when the victim’s jacket got stuck to the trunk. The log rolled over the boy, causing him to suffer a deadly head injury. The Sheriff’s Deputy says it took search and rescue teams about three hours… Read more

  • Sinkhole Threatened Two Homes at Florida Retirement Community

    Sinkhole Threatened Two Homes at Florida Retirement Community

    (ORLANDO, Fla.) — A 50-foot deep sinkhole threatened two homes at a Florida retirement community Saturday. Residents had to be evacuated after the ground opened up between two houses at a community called The Villages, north of Orlando. Crews responded to the scene and poured concrete into the ground to stop the hole from spreading. “Our biggest thing at this point is just try to prevent it from spreading underneath these homes, so we don’t lose them,” Casey Messer with Helicon Property Restoration said. Officials say the sinkhole has been filled; no injuries were reported. Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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