Surprise announcement on Friday: Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will not run for re-election. Palin will resign as governor on July 26th. The FBI gave a rare response to rampant Internet rumors, saying it is not investigating Governor Palin on public corruption charges.
Law enforcement in Gaffney, South Carolina confirming that they are indeed looking for a serial killer in connection with 5 recent murders that began a little over a week ago.
Four workers were killed while unloading fireworks on Saturday. The explosion shook homes and businesses across the southern end of Ocracoke Island. The ATF saying that the explosion was accidental. http://www.digtriad.com/news/local/article.aspx?storyid=126810&catid=57
Two monorail trains at Walt Disney World collided early Sunday, killing a 21-year-old driver. A witness said one of the trains rammed into the back of a stationary train about 2 a.m. at the resort's Ticket and Transport Center. http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/07/05/u.s.disney.monorail/index.html?iref=hpmostpop
CHINESE AUTHORITIES SAY THE DEATH TOLL FROM RIOTING IN THE WESTERN PART OF THE COUNTRY HAS RISEN TO 140. Nearly 800 other people have been injured in the violence.
A BOMB BLAST OUTSIDE OF A CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL IN SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES HAS CLAIMED THE LIVES OF AT LEAST FIVE PEOPLE. At least 34 others were wounded during Sunday morning’s explosion. Local police believe Muslim extremists are responsible.
THE PLANE CARRYING THE EXILED PRESIDENT OF HONDURAS HAS BEEN PREVENTED FROM LANDING IN THE CAPITAL OF THE CENTRAL AMERICAN NATION. Honduran military troops moved trucks and other vehicles onto the runway before Manuel Zelaya's plane attempted to land Sunday evening. Zelaya was forcibly removed from Honduras last week, under orders from the nation’s Supreme Court.
A public memorial for the late Michael Jackson has been set for Tuesday morning at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090703/D996T4202.html
Starting TODAY: PART or the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation will begin providing bus service to the N.C. Zoo in Asheboro. More details: www.partnc.org
An experimental surgery from China is offering hope to spina bifida patients. Spina bifida occurs early in pregnancy where the tissue surrounding the baby’s developing spinal cord does not close properly. It often results in a loss of movement, or paralysis. The hope is that surgery will solve a common complication of spina bifida: lack of bowel and bladder function. Fact: Spina bifida can be prevented 70% of the time if women take the recommended amount of folic acid.
"GLORY REVEALED TWO" the follow-up project organized by Third Day frontman Mac Powell and author David Nasser is set to hit store shelves on Tuesday, July 14th. Joining Mac on Glory Revealed Two: Amy Grant, Brandon Heath, Mark Hall of Casting Crowns, Aaron Shust, Sara Evans, and Mike Donehey of Tenth Avenue North. Other artists include Natalie Grant, Geoff Moore, Bethany Dillon, and Bear Rinehart of NeedToBreathe. Details at www.gloryrevealed.com
-Sunday Baseball: Hoppers Win…Dash game postponed
-Federer Outlasts Roddick To Claim Wimbledon Title
-Wild last lap at Daytona: Tony Stewart Wins the Coke Zero 400
-Former NFL Quarterback Steve McNair’s death on Saturday has been ruled a homicide.