Oregonians Heard 'Amazing Grace' During The Vigil
Hours after the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, hundreds of people gathered around the city in vigils commemorating the 10 victims. In Stewart Park, a lone trumpeter played "Amazing Grace" and the crowd chanted "UCC! UCC!" Governor Kate Brown told the gathered, "In our sorrow, we will remember and honor those lost here today. And in this way, they will live forever in our hearts," while UCC President Rita Cavin urged everyone to "rise above this pain and focus on helping each other." The official program only lasted 15 minutes, but some people reportedly stayed for more than an hour to talk, hug and cry together.
11 Killed In C-130 Crash In Afghanistan
Six U.S. service members and five passengers died in an early Friday morning (Sept. 2) crash in Afghanistan when the U.S. C-130 cargo plane they were flying in crashed on take off at the Jalalabad Airport near the Afghan-Pakistani border. (Some reports at press time put the death toll at up to 13.) The U.S. military is tamping down reports that the Taliban was involved in the taking the plane down.
LAPD Turns Cosby Investigation Over To DA
Police in Los Angeles handed over the results of their investigation into an alleged sexual assault by comedian Bill Cosby at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 to the district attorney's office on Thursday. In the case, Chloe Goins, then 18, claimed that Cosby, 78 -- accused of sexual impropriety by close to 50 women -- slipped something into her drink that caused her to pass out, after which she woke up half-naked with Cosby touching her body. This is the first case in which Cosby could potentially face serious criminal charges.
Quick Take 1: Geologists at UC-Berkeley may finally know what killed the dinosaurs. After a nearly four-decade debate, new evidence indicates that it was a double whammy. They now say that an asteroid impact on Earth 66 million years ago ramped up eruptions of volcanoes in India, which raged for hundreds of thousands of years and led to "planet-wide catastrophes [which] caused the extinction of many land and marine animals, including the dinosaurs."
Cheese News: Thieves in Italy... sorry 11 "criminal masterminds" in Modena spent two years using "some astonishingly complex tools" to steal 2,039 wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese worth close to $900,000. The thieves allegedly roamed the Central and Northern regions of the nation scouting out warehouses where they could snatch wheels of the "King of all Cheeses."