Two Rescued from Disabled Boat Nearing Niagara Falls
iStock/Thinkstock(NIAGARA FALLS, NY) -- Two people were rescued from a disabled boat that was drifting dangerously close to Niagara Falls, authorities said.
The U.S. Coast Guard said the boaters weren’t in “dire” danger but had floated into the “exclusion zone,” about a mile from the brink of the falls, in the Niagara River.
A Coast Guard helicopter hoisted them to safety late Monday, around midnight. There were no injuries.
The boaters, who did not want to be identified, were in a 19-foot motor boat and had dropped anchor.
Computer Glitch Costs Student Full Scholarship?
iStock/Thinkstock(SAN MATEO, Calif.) -- A student from northern California says a computer glitch at his high school cost him a full ride to Stanford University.
Lincoln To, 17, finished in the top five of his class at Serra High School in San Mateo and was a finalist for a full scholarship to the university, he told San Diego 6.
But he was disqualified when his school failed to send his transcripts before the deadline, To said.
The school has since admitted it was a technical error that...
Girl, 9, Accidentally Kills Instructor While Firing an Uzi
iStock/Thinkstock(MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz.) -- An Arizona gun instructor was shot and killed Monday while showing a nine-year-old girl how to use an automatic Uzi.
Charles Vacca, 39, of Lake Havasu City was pronounced dead shortly after being airlifted to a hospital from the Bullets and Burgers outdoor gun range in White Hills, Arizona, about 25 miles south of Las Vegas,
Mohave County Sheriff Jim McCabe said that after demonstrating single shots, Vacca let the girl fire the Uzi as fully automatic. However, the gun recoiled, lifting the girl's shoulder, which resulted in Vacca...