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  • Attention all units, we have a Code Jurassic. A dinosaur has been kidnapped.

    And now, recovered.

    On Thursday, North Carolina State Capitol Police arrested a man and woman in connection with the theft of a baby dinosaur model from a display at the state's Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh on Monday.

    Logan Todd Ritchey, 21, and Alyssa Ann Lavacca, 21, of Holly Springs, have been charged with two counts of theft or destruction of property of public libraries, museums, etc., according a news release from the Capitol Police. The two turned themselves in to authorities.

    Surveillance footage showed a man and woman entering the exhibit, seemingly empty of other visitors. The man climbed the barrier, grabbed the small dinosaur replica, and then placed it in a large purse or bag carried by the woman, the video showed.

    It wasn't exactly a caper worthy of "Ocean's Eleven," but the stolen object, a 12- to 14-inch model of a duck-billed Edmontosaurus hatchling, is worth approximately $10,000,

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  • A helicopter flying over a region of Sibera referred to as the “end of the world,” recorded footage of a mysterious, giant crater in the middle of the ground estimated to be 260 feet in diameter.

    At first, skeptical observers thought the images must be a fake. After all, it appears to be something out a summer science fiction blockbuster, with the giant hole appearing to descend infinitely below the surface.

    But Russian officials confirmed the crater’s existence and say they are sending a team of experts to investigate the site located in an area known as the Yamal peninsula. Scientists from the Center for the Study of the Arctic and the Cryosphere Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences plan to take samples from around the scene.

    So, what is responsible for the giant crater?

    A mysterious giant hole appeared in Siberia, and scientists are puzzled by how it formedA mysterious giant hole appeared in Siberia, and scientists are puzzled by how it formed"We can definitely say that it is not a meteorite. No details yet," a spokesperson from Russia’s Emergencies Ministry told the Siberian Times.

    Experts say it’s probably not the result of a giant meteor crash

    Read More »from Mysterious 260-foot crater discovered in remote region of Siberia
  • An artist's illustration of NASA's 36-year-old ISEE-3 spacecraft near the moon. The private ISEE-3 Reboot Project aims to restart the vintage probe to perform new science in space.An artist's illustration of NASA's 36-year-old ISEE-3 spacecraft near the moon. The private ISEE-3 Reboot Project aims to restart the vintage probe to perform new science in space.

    As NASA prepares to launch a powerful new satellite into space, a team of experts from America’s space agency said it's increasingly likely that alien life will be discovered within 20 years.

    In a posting on its site, NASA said the new research tools will show that “finding life beyond Earth is within reach.”

    “I think in the next 20 years we will find out we are not alone in the universe,” NASA astronomer Kevin Hand said during a panel discussion at NASA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

    Hand pointed to growing evidence suggesting that some form of alien life may be in our own galactic neighborhood on Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons that is home to massive amounts of water.

    NASA announced that it plans to launch the Transiting Exoplanet Surveying Satellite and James Webb Space Telescope in 2017, which will work in conjunction with other existing technology to search for habitable, Earth-like planets within the Milky Way galaxy.

    “Just imagine the moment, when we find potential

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  • Final Glance: Banks companies

    Shares of some top banks companies were mixed at the close of trading: Bank of America Corp. rose $.18 or 1.1 percent, to $16.27. Citigroup Inc. rose $.31 or .6 percent, to $51.96. Goldman Sachs rose $.66 ...

  • USA adds Bradley, Mahan, Simpson for Ryder Cup
    USA adds Bradley, Mahan, Simpson for Ryder Cup

    USA captain Tom Watson selected Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson as his three wildcard selections for a Ryder Cup team intent on revenge later this month at Gleneagles, Scotland. The Americans have lost five of the past six biennial team golf showdowns against Europe, including in 2012 at Medinah, when the visitors made a stunning last-day singles rally to stun the US squad on home soil. Previously assured of a place on the US team for the September 26-28 meeting with Europe were Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Jimmy Walker, Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed and Zach Johnson.

  • Arming Ukraine could lead to nuclear war: Lech Walesa
    Arming Ukraine could lead to nuclear war: Lech Walesa

    Krynica (Poland) (AFP) - European military assistance to Ukraine could lead to a nuclear conflict between Russia and NATO, according to Poland's iconic cold warrior and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lech Walesa.

  • Eric Cantor Gets Three Million Reasons to Go to Wall Street
    Eric Cantor Gets Three Million Reasons to Go to Wall Street

    According to Business Insider, Cantor will be receiving a pay package in the upwards of $3 million: Just weeks after being rejected by voters, former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has reportedly landed a job at the investment firm Moelis & Co. Cantor will join the investment bank as a "vice chairman and board member at the firm, effective this week," according to the Wall Street Journal.  The hire was announced on Labor Day joint interview with Cantor and Moelis & Co. founder Ken Moelis. Unsurprisingly, there was not a ton of diversity in the tone of the responses to Cantor's new gig: No way! Who could have imagined that Eric Cantor would find work as an investment banker?

  • Final Glance: Medical Devices companies

    Shares of some top medical devices companies were mixed at the close of trading: Allergan rose $2.77 or 1.7 percent, to $166.45. Baxter International Inc. fell $.69 or .9 percent, to $74.29. Boston Scientific ...

  • Telltale Tweets Game of Thrones Teaser
    Telltale Tweets Game of Thrones Teaser

    Studio hints at possible story and setting for its upcoming game series.

  • Ukraine economy at risk, may need another bailout
    Ukraine economy at risk, may need another bailout

    BRUSSELS (AP) — While Ukraine's leaders are trying to win the war against Russian-backed separatists in the east, they appear to be losing the battle to resurrect the country's battered economy.

  • Relatives of missing Iraq soldiers storm parliament
    Relatives of missing Iraq soldiers storm parliament

    Angry relatives of missing Iraqi soldiers stormed the parliament building in Baghdad on Tuesday, attacked MPs and staged a sit-in for several hours in its main chamber, an official said. An emergency session of parliament, with relatives in attendance, will be held on Wednesday, Juburi's office said in a statement. Around 1,700 soldiers surrendered to the jihadist Islamic State (IS) group in June as its fighters seized second city Mosul and swept south towards Baghdad.

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