Rocket Launch Delayed
(Cape Canaveral, FL) -- United Launch Alliance is dealing with another problem with one of its rockets. The company announced yesterday that the launch of a Delta Four set for later this month at Cape Canaveral has been postponed to no earlier than August 22nd. The company cited an anomaly, which created what it calls a cross-over concern. That's the same reason a ULA launch set for last week of another rocket was postponed.
Harmony Of The Seas Bypasses Puerto Rico
(Port Canaveral, FL) -- Political unrest in Puerto Rico is changing some travel plans. Royal Caribbean announced yesterday its Harmony of the Seas ship from Port Canaveral bypassed the island. Protesters have called for Puerto Rico's governor to resign over comments made about hurricane victims and others. Royal Caribbean cited safety concerns as the reason for skipping San Juan and sailing to St. Maarten instead.
Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Issues Warning About FaceApp
(Milton, FL) -- The Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office has a warning for those using a popular new app. FaceApp takes pictures of your face and shows what you might look like when you get older, but there are concerns about the app's Terms and Conditions. A Russian company is behind the app, and users may be unknowingly giving developers the right to keep your photo for public display indefinitely. The sheriff's office yesterday urged parents to talk to their kids about the apps they download and be mindful of the terms of service.
Bank Teller Sentenced For Robbery
(Jacksonville, FL) -- A teller who helped rob her own bank is going to prison. Anaiah Edmundson was sentenced yesterday to two years for her role in last month's robbery. She was a teller at a BBVA Compass Bank in Arlington last month when she gave her ex-boyfriend and an accomplice 80-thousand dollars she removed from an ATM. Her ex-boyfriend has already been sentenced to 30 years.
Nikolas Cruz Trial To Start In January
(Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- The trial for confessed Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz is set to start in January. That was the decision during a court hearing yesterday. He's accused of murdering 17 students and staff and injuring another 17 in the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He faces the death penalty if convicted.
Instagram Expands Test To Hide Likes
(Menlo Park, CA) -- The next time you try to like an Instagram photo or video, you may notice something missing. Instagram is hiding the number of likes as part of a test phase. It first rolled out the change in Canada in May. Today the company revealed its expanding the test to more countries including Ireland, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand. You will still be able to see who likes your content, but others won't. An Instagram spokesperson says the idea is to get "your followers to focus on the photos and videos you share, not how many likes you get."
Louisiana Women Turns Self In After Seeing An Ugly Photo Of Herself
(St. Martin, LA) -- A Louisiana woman wanted for second-degree murder is in custody after turning herself in because she didn't like the wanted photo police were using. Precious Landry was at large when she left a comment on the St. Martin Crime Stoppers Facebook page last month. She wrote, "That picture ugly." Officers replied by telling her she was more than welcome to head over to the Sheriff's Office and get a new photo. Otherwise, they would wait until someone claimed the one-thousand dollar reward. Landry soon after turned herself in.
Elon Musk Wants Human-A.I. Symbiosis
(San Francisco, CA) -- Elon Musk wants to hook your brain up to a computer. The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX spoke about his ideas Tuesday night at a science presentation in San Francisco. Musk said the plan is to create human symbiosis with artificial intelligence through implanted neural devices that interface directly with computers. A prototype could be implanted in a person by next year. Musk has been a critic of artificial intelligence calling it a threat to humanity and says this is a way for humans to stay ahead of the game, so to speak.
TODAY IN HISTORY:
1976, 14-year-old Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci earned a perfect score of ten on the uneven parallel bars in the Olympic Games. It was the first ten ever given in the event. She went on to win three gold medals, a silver and a bronze.
1936, the first Oscar Mayer Wienermobile was completed. The hotdog-shaped vehicle promotes the famous Oscar Mayer wiener.