8:55 a.m.UPDATE: State Police say a 2000 Ford Crown Victoria, driven by Untron Drew, attempted to drive around a crossing bar, disregarding warning lights and functional crossing bar. Mr. Drew's vehicle was then struck by an Amtrak train traveling 79MPH. The train, to include an engine car and 8 passenger cars, was transporting 44 passengers and 5 crew members. No one on the train was hurt.
As the row over the rocks that are claimed by not only Japan and China, but South Korea and Taiwan continue, a former UN Ambassador has warned that any conflict in the region could quickly become global.
If China started a war with Japan, it would be much larger than both the Sino-Japanese War and World War II, said Sha. The United States and Japan should cooperate with China to maintain regional peace.
In the last few days Japan has set up its own air defense zone, and that has spurred South Korea to do the same. It’s the overlap of the air zones that could lead to further confrontation between the countries. The Korean zone comes into effect on December 15th.
Forward: The fact is Frances does not deserve this- Snowden most like does.... However, Time is a liberal evil anti-American news magazine who CORRECTLY understands that a Pope will lead the antichrist BEAST government that will come to power from Europe and destroy America. If it is this Pope, or another- on time (lower case "t") will tell....
Did he ever read it, Thoreau's work? What does it matter? He chose to be a thug, inciting violence, organizing violence against innocents (like Obama, for instance). I've seen estimates as high as 20,000 for innocents killed by the UmKhonto we Sizwe arm of the African National Congress (ANC) that Mandela worked long and hard to organize in opposition to the status quo of peaceful resistance.
Did Gandhi and MLK get it all wrong?
"Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being." — Gandhi
"Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages." — Thomas Edison
It's one of the oldest tricks in the book - trying to sell a car for more than it's worth.
With car odometers becoming digital, fraudsters believe they've found a way to Easy Street by rolling back the mileage, but ultimately it's the buyer who loses out.
It's estimated more than 190,000 cars have their odometers rolled back every year, according to a new study from Carfax.
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Old trick: Criminals have been tricking customers for years by rolling back the mileage on the odometer, then selling the car for more money. The scam has gotten so profitable, investigators say it's become organized crime
Easy scam: Odometer correction tools are to find online and use on digital odometers illegally
Rollback ripoff: Odometer fraud is putting families at risk. The miles are changed in an instant using a device such as this
This may cost victims more than $760 million in lost value and unexpected repairs.
Some states are worse than others, but an estimated one million rollbacks occur in every state. Carfax said consumers in California, Nevada, Massachusetts, New York and Texas are the most at risk.
While 16-year-old Rosalee Ramer's peers are just getting used to parallel parking and driving on the freeway, she's behind the wheels of a 10-ton truck - going over 30 foot jumps, crushing smaller cars and popping wheelies as the nation's youngest professional monster truck driver.
Rosalee, a native of Watsonville, California, has been driving in monster truck rallies for the past two years, signing up for more than 20 competitions a year in her truck named Detour with 'Princess' license plates.
'Just being in a truck that loud, feeling it under you, stepping on the throttle, it almost doesn't feel real. You feel like you're in a different world' Rosalee told the San Francisco Chronicle. ' You're taking something that weights 10,000 pounds and with a tiny touch of the throttle, you can just roast the tires.'
Nation's youngest monster truck driver: 16-year-old Rosalee Ramer of Watsonville, California has been driving in monster truck competitions for the last two years
Competing in a sport dominating by men has had its downfalls, and Rosalee constantly meets people who don't understand why a teenage girl would be interested in monster trucks.
But in competition, her age and sex is somewhat of an advantage with her opponents.
'You can tell when they don't want "the little girl" to beat them out, so they try going for something they wouldn't normally do,' Rosalee said, 'and then they crash or break a wheel off.'
Rosalee started entering competitions at age 14, but crushed her first car - a Ford Taurus - when she was 13.