York teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

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When Miss America visited York County Thursday night, one Central York High School senior decided to ask her to his prom.

Senior Patrick Farves made his request while Miss America Nina Davuluri visited the school during an assembly.

But now he’s suspended, because a school official warned him that making the request was not appropriate. Farves had announced his plan in class, and once the rumor spread, Farves said the administrator pulled him aside beforehand to tell him not to do it.

But Farves says he couldn’t resist, so he went up to the stage during the assembly to ask Davuluri to be his prom date. Another student captured the moment on camera.

“She just kind of laughed and I gave her the little flower I got,” Farves says.  “And I went up and I gave her the flower and asked her if I could get a selfie with her…

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Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in combatting its spread.

More than 20 people, many of them health-care workers, have been reported infected with the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in two distinct clusters — one in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — likely involving human-to-human transmission since early last week.

The disease, originally identified in 2012 in the Middle East, has also for the first time spread to the Far East, which grappled with an outbreak of the related SARS virus last decade.

“The last two weeks have put us into uncharted territory,” said Michael Osterholm, an infectious disease expert at the University of Minnesota.

He described the recent batches of Saudi and UAE infections as “very important”…

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Lessons learned on Bay of Pigs anniversary

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Lessons learned on Bay of Pigs anniversary

Amrican Thinker ^ | April 18, 2014 | Silvio Canto, Jr.

Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 10:06:35 AM by No One Special

Fifty-three years ago, my father had a meeting on the other side of town in Havana where we lived at the time. Cuba was in turmoil and opposition to Castro was widespread as more and more people saw communists in positions of responsibility.

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NASA purposely crashed their satellite LADEE into the moon

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(NASA) Press Release — Ground controllers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., have confirmed that NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft impacted the surface of the moon, as planned, between 9:30 and 10:22 p.m. PDT Thursday, April 17.

LADEE lacked fuel to maintain a long-term lunar orbit or continue science operations and was intentionally sent into the lunar surface. The spacecraft’s orbit naturally decayed following the mission’s final low-altitude science phase.

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During impact, engineers believe the LADEE spacecraft, the size of a vending machine, broke apart, with most of the spacecraft’s material heating up several hundred degrees – or even vaporizing – at the surface. Any material that remained is likely buried in shallow craters.

“At the time of impact, LADEE was traveling at a speed of 3,600 miles per…

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Denver police say man ate pot candy before killing his wife during 12-minute 911 call (Video)

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DENVER –  Authorities say a Denver man accused of killing his wife while she was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher ate marijuana-infused candy before the attack.

Search warrants released Thursday said 44-year-old Kristine Kirk told dispatchers her husband bought and ate the candy before he started hallucinating and frightening the couple’s three children.

Police say 47-year-old Richard Kirk also may have taken prescription pain medication before he began acting erratically.

It was not clear whether the pot influenced his behavior.

 

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