The Innerbelt Bridge in Cleveland, Ohio was blown apart by a controlled demolition on July 12. Cleveland Aerial Media had drones in the air to capture footage of the historic moment. When the bridge opened in 1959, it was the largest bridge in the state of Ohio. Demolition of the remaining bridge spans is expected to be finished by August. Local media outlets report that a new bridge is expected to be completed in late 2016. Credit: YouTube/Michael Hach
Ronnie and Jeanette Haislip’s hen recently laid six eggs, and two remained solid after the other four had already hatched. Ronnie heard a faint chirp coming from one of the remaining eggs, and guessed that the chick inside was not strong enough to peck its way out. With some help from Ronnie, the chick was welcomed into the world. The Haislips, who are animal rescuers in Tennessee, said that the chick was still alive and well the next morning. Credit: YouTube/Ronnie Haislip
Yemen president urges unity in visit to restive north
Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi called Wednesday for unity during a visit to the northern city of Amran, briefly seized by Shiite rebels in clashes with government forces and loyal tribes. Duration: 01:09
On August 8th, go #IntotheStorm.
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From New Line Cinema, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, comes the tornado disaster film "Into the Storm." Steven Quale ("Final Destination 5") directs the film, which is produced by Todd Garner ("Zookeeper," "Knight and Day").
In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot.
Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, "Into the Storm" throws you directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme.
The film stars Richard Armitage ("The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"), Sarah Wayne Callies (TV's "The Walking Dead"), Matt Walsh ("Ted"), Alycia Debnam-Carey ("Where the Devil Hides"), Arlen Escarpeta ("Final Destination 5"), Nathan Kress (TV's "iCarly"), Jon Reep ("Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay") and Jeremy Sumpter ("Soul Surfer," TV's "Friday Night Lights").
Each year, a Dog Meat Festival takes place in Yulin, Guang Xi (廣西) a southern city in mainland China. At least 10,000 dogs are killed during this festival which has been strongly condemned by animal activists for its barbaric, unsafe, and inhumane practices. Dogs are packed tightly into small cages with other dogs and are transported a long distance before they are slaughtered, skinned, and cooked for the thousands of festival diners.
Stolen dogs from people's homes all around China are what fuel this festival as well as helpless dogs on the streets. It's a horrific, outdated practice--eating dog meat--is nothing to be celebrated and in fact is against the growing tide of compassion for all animals in China and around the world. We, together, can end this festival and this practice, and help the people of Yulin and surrounding towns switch their economic dependence on this festival to providing sanctuaries for dogs and cats and other domestic animals. For more information on this Festival and animal welfare in China and Taiwan, check out Duo Duo Animal Welfare Project at www.duoduoproject.org
Real change happens when everyday people like you and me come together and stand up for what we believe in. Together, we can reach tons of people and help create change around this important issue.
Thank you for your compassion and support.
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Condemned man's US execution takes nearly two hours
America's death penalty debate raged Thursday after it took nearly two hours for Arizona to execute a prisoner who lost a Supreme Court battle challenging the experimental lethal drug cocktail. Duration: 00:55