Engineers at the United States' nuclear weapons lab in Albuquerque, New Mexico, have spent the past few years designing and testing the B61-12, a high-tech addition to our nation's atomic arsenal. Unlike the free-fall gravity bombs it will replace, the B61-12 is a guided nuclear bomb. A new tail kit assembly, made by Boeing, enables the bomb to hit targets far more precisely than its predecessors.
Using "Dial-a-yield" technology, the bomb's explosive force can be adjusted before launch from a high of 50,000 tons of TNT equivalent to a low of 300 tons—that's 98 percent smaller than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima 70 years ago.
Despite these innovations, the government doesn't consider the B61-12 to be a new weapon but simply an upgrade.
AN ARTIST is claiming to have seen a mythical yeti for long enough to sketch the "giant primate". Russian Andrey Lyubchenko says people will think he is "insane", but insists he saw the legendary beast which was happy for him to draw its portrait. He claims the brief encounter was in the mountains of the Kemerovo area of Siberia, in Russia, and he telepathically communicated with the hairy mythological mammal.
Eight years after his father died at a Chillicothe, Mo., hospital, David Gann learned from lawyers that they suspected Coval Gann and several other patients were murdered. So the younger Gann in 2010 filed a wrongful-death lawsuit. He and four other plaintiff families alleged that Hedrick Medical Center for years failed to notify deceased patients relatives about the suspicions expressed by some hospital employees during a rash of deaths in 2002.
After self-described racist killer Dylann Roof executed the black members of a church Bible study, people found photos of the killer holding the Confederate battle flag. There were also photos of him burning and stomping on the American flag per the request of a social media activist. Suddenly, the Southern Cross was removed from the public square all over state houses, companies, flag poles and college campuses.