Who killed “Curious George”? - Times of Oman ... at the mobile home, which was parked behind shrubbery in a Boynton Beach trailer park, to make ... Two men, one blond, one dark-haired, had ... 04/3/2014 - 9:46 am | View Link
Two Men Stole $3 Million Worth of Jewelry from Boynton Beach House: Cops Two unidentified men stole about $3 million worth of jewelry and watches from a Boynton Beach home on Sunday, police said. Police responded to the house alarm at about 11 a.m. A rear sliding glass door was open, but police didn't find any suspects. 07/29/2013 - 7:16 am | View Link
2 men arrested in fatal stabbing in Boynton Beach BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Boynton Beach police say officers responding to a bar brawl saw a man stab another man several times. The stabbing victim was taken to the hospital early Saturday morning where he was pronounced dead. Police say 27-year-old ... 03/30/2013 - 8:19 am | View Link
Families mourn three men killed on I-95 Two of their friends, Ernest Woods and Thelonius McCarthy, survived the accident. The group of Broward roofing workers were traveling to a Deerfield Beach job when they stopped to replace a flat tire. Woods, or Jimbo as his friends and family call him ... 09/17/2012 - 1:32 am | View Link
Three Broward men die changing tire on I-95 in Boynton Beach Three men were killed and two more were critically injured in a crash along I-95 in Palm Beach County Friday. The group of Broward roofing workers were on their way to a Deerfield Beach job when they stopped on the side of the road to fix a flat tire. 09/15/2012 - 1:24 pm | View Link
Men who died when scooter, SUV collided were brothers Police have released the identities of two brothers killed Sunday morning when a scooter they were ... according to a statement released this morning by Boynton Beach Police spokeswoman Jaclyn Smith. The men were westbound on Miner Road when their scooter ... 04/16/2012 - 5:08 am | View Link
TOKYO — President Obama stepped off Air Force One in Japan apparently with an appetite for sushi. After a quick refresh at the Hotel Okura near the U. S. Embassy, Obama joined Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for dinner at a tiny sushi shop in the
U. S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a first-hand look at a life-size robot that resembles Hollywood’s “Terminator,” the latest experiment by the Pentagon’s hi-tech researchers.
But unlike the cinematic version, the hulking Atlas robot is designed not as a warrior but as a humanitarian machine that would rescue victims in the rubble of a natural disaster, officials said on Tuesday.
The 6-foot-2-inch Atlas is one of the entrants in a contest designed to produce a man-like life-saver machine, the brainchild of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
The competition, which will require the bots to navigate rough terrain and enter buildings, was created in the aftermath of Japan’s Fukushima quake and tsunami disasters.
DARPA, the Pentagon’s research arm known for futuristic projects often evoking science fiction, showed off the Atlas robot to Hagel, but except for LED lighting, the humanoid was apparently switched off on a “static” display.
Brad Tousley, head of DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office, told Hagel that Hollywood has created unrealistic expectations of what real robots can do.
Building robots that can climb ladders, open doors and carry objects requires daunting feats of engineering and computer science, he said.
Scientists also showed Hagel the latest technology for prosthetics, including a mechanical hand that responds to brain impulses and a prosthetic arm controled by foot movements.
A wounded veteran who once worked with Hagel in the 1980s demonstrated one of the devices, giving the Pentagon chief a thumbs up with his prosthetic left arm.
“It’s the first time in 45 years, since Vietnam, I’m able to use my left hand,” said Fred Downs, who lost his limb in a landmine explosion during the war.
He controlled the device using two accelerometers strapped to his feet, manipulating the elbow, wrist and fingers.
Hagel hugged Downs and shook his mechanical hand.
“He and I worked together many years ago,” said Hagel, referring to a stint in the Veterans Administration during Ronald Reagan’s presidency.
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Afghanistan's election commission delayed a planned release of full results from the April 5 presidential election to allow for recounts and audits, officials said Wednesday, a development that adds to the confusion surrounding the balloting to replace President Hamid Karzai.
The results were expected on Thursday, but Independent Election Commission director Ziaulhaq Amarkhil said in a statement they would be postponed until at least Saturday to ensure they are not tainted by fraud.
"The commission is responsible to the Afghan electorate," said Amarkhil.
The winner will replace Karzai, who is ineligible for a third term, and oversee a tumultuous period as the U.