Partial remains from some victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks ended up in a landfill, according to a Pentagon report released on Tuesday that revealed other blunders at the U.S. military’s main mortuary.
The Pentagon report said that several portions of remains found from the attack on the Pentagon and at the Pennsylvania crash site of a hijacked airliner presumably ended up in a landfill after being handed over to a private firm.
The details were disclosed in passing in a report that focused on ways to improve oversight and controls of the Dover mortuary after the disclosure last year of the mishandling of remains of war dead.
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Today, in two images.
GREATEST LOVE Mourners gathered near the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey for Whitney Houston’s funeral. (Photo: Todd Heisler / The New York Times)
Yesterday, GOP presidential nominee hopeful Rick Santorum followed other candidates Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney along with President Barack Obama in releasing his tax returns.
The above Reuters graphic shows how the four men’s 2010 tax returns stack up against each other. [REUTERS]
New York Knicks player Jeremy Lin has scored more points in his first five NBA starts than legendary basketball players Shaquille O’Neal and Michael Jordan, tying player Allen Iverson with the most points in the first five starts since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976. [REUTERS Graphic]
Kellogg Co said on Wednesday it will buy the Pringles business from Procter & Gamble Co for $2.7 billion in cash, as it aims to build its position in the global snacks market comparable to its strength in the cereal business.
P&G agreed to sell Pringles to Diamond Foods Inc last year, but the deal fell apart because of delays caused by a U.S. probe into Diamond’s accounting practices.
P&G said the deal with Kellogg would be completed by this summer.
Singer Adele holds her six Grammy Awards at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 12, 2012. Soul singer Adele triumphed in her return to music’s stage on Sunday, scooping up six Grammys and winning every category in which she was nominated including album of the year for “21” and best record with “Rolling In the Deep.” [REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson]
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Canadian DJ deadmau5 waves as he arrives at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 12, 2012. [REUTERS/Danny Moloshok]
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On Thursday, US regulators approved plans to build the first new nuclear power plant in more than 30 years, despite objections of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman, who cited safety concerns stemming from Japan’s 2011 Fukushima disaster.
The graphic above shows the locations of the 104 nuclear power plants in the US. It also provides some statistics about nuclear power worldwide. [Graphic: REUTERS]
In a break with tradition, the US Navy announced a new Littoral Combat Ship would be named for Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who survived a January 2011 assassination attempt.
LCSs recently have been named for cities, and the original naming scheme for the type was for patriotic-sounding place or regional names. - Navy Times
Image: Thomas Brown / Navy Times
World Press Photo of the year awarded to Samuel Aranda
The international jury of the 55th annual World Press Photo Contest announced Friday that it had selected a picture by Samuel Aranda as the World Press Photo of the Year 2011.
Jurors said the photo of a veiled woman holding a wounded relative in her arms after a demonstration in Yemen captured multiple facets of the “Arab Spring” uprisings across the Middle East last year. It was taken at a field hospital inside a mosque in Sanaa on October 15.
The winning photo was selected from 101,254 images submitted by 5,247 photographers from 124 countries. (source)
Eastman Kodak Co, the bankrupt inventor of the hand-held camera, plans to stop making digital cameras, pocket video cameras and digital picture frames in the first half of 2012 in a bid to cut costs.
The move marks the end of an era for Kodak, which is seen as one of the biggest corporate casualties of the digital age, after it failed to quickly embrace modern technologies such as digital photography, a product that it also invented.
The company, which filed for bankruptcy protection last month, said on Thursday that it will take a charge of about $30 million for the business exit, which it expects to generate annual operating savings of more than $100 million.
Read more: Kodak to stop making cameras to cut costs