Weather Appears To Be Cooperating Ahead Of Artemis Launch Attempt
(Merritt Island, FL)-- The weather appears to cooperating ahead of this week's planned Artemis One moon rocket launch from Florida. Forecasters say there's a 90-percent chance of favorable conditions for the unmanned launch at the Kennedy Space Center. A two-hour launch window opens at 1:04 a.m. on Wednesday. Tropical Storm Nicole caused the latest delay in the launch, but NASA says the rocket sustained only minor damage while remaining on the launch pad during the storm.
Broward School Board Fires Superintendent
(Fort Lauderdale, FL)-- Broward County's superintendent is out. The school board voted last night, 5-4, to fire Superintendent Dr. Vickie Cartwright. The five 'yes' votes came from members that were appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis, and the four 'no' votes came from the members that were elected. Those five appointed members will be replaced next week by five others who were elected last week. The vote to fire Cartwright came just two weeks after the board voted to give her 90 days to file a report on how she plans to address their concerns about her leadership. An interim superintendent will be appointed today.
Two Women Arrested For Smuggling Cocaine
(Bogota) -- Two women are under arrest in Colombia for allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine in their hair extensions. The two were arrested at different airports and were both on their way to Madrid. Police say the drugs were hidden in small black tubes which were strapped to their scalps under the extension. Police recovered about two kilos of cocaine.
Long Island Man Stabs Roommate Over Loud Music
(Bellmore, NY) --A Long Island man is now recovering after a stabbing was prompted by an argument over music. Nassau County cops arrested a 61-year-old man and he now faces multiple assault charges after allegedly stabbing his 31-year-old roommate in the chest because the younger man was playing music too loudly. Following the incident, the victim was able to get help at a nearby 7-Eleven before being taken to the hospital.
Study: Rats Love Lady Gaga's Music
(Tokyo) -- A new study shows rats love Lady Gaga's music just as much as humans do. Researchers at the University of Tokyo played music by the "Born This Way" singer and the rats reportedly showed an "innate" ability to groove along to the music. The study suggests rats can recognize and move to the rhythm of a beat. Just like humans who participated in the study, the rats bobbed their heads to music between 120 and 140 beats per minute. Researchers also played music by Michael Jackson, Queen and Mozart.
National Clean Out Your Fridge Day
(Richmond, VA)-- Today is National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day. Health experts say that you should empty your refrigerator, throw out any recalled food items, and wash all removable parts. Additionally, folks should use a tablespoon of bleach mixed in with a gallon of water to sanitize the inside once you've washed everything with hot, soapy water. All of these steps will help keep you healthy and bacteria away from your family.
TODAY IN HISTORY
2020, the SpaceX Falcon 9 launched its first regular flight to the International Space Station with four astronauts, three from NASA and one from Japan’s space agency.
1990, the producer for the duo Milli Vanilli confirmed the pair did not sing on their Grammy award winning debut album "Girl You Know It's True." The two men later returned their Best New Artist Grammy Award.
1969, the first Wendy's Hamburger restaurant opened in Columbus, Ohio.
1939, President Franklin Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.
1926, the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) debuted with a network of 24 stations.
1777, the Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation.