Posted: Feb 16, 2013 10:32 PM
Updated: Feb 16, 2013 10:33 PM
CHELYABINSK, Russia (AP) Officials in Russia are estimating the shock wave from a high-altitude meteor explosion Friday caused $33 million in damage. Meanwhile, the cleanup in the industrial city of Chelyabinsk continues. More than 24,000 people are working in sub-freezing weather to cover windows and gather warm clothes and food. Nearly 1,200 people were reported injured in the event.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) An expert at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, Calif., says the bright light seen streaking across the Northern California sky Friday night was likely a small piece of an asteroid that "somehow" got on a collision course with the earth. Jonathan Braidman calls it "a very common occurrence."
JOHANNESBURG (AP) South African Broadcasting has aired a reality TV show starring Reeva Steenkamp, the model shot to death on Valentine's Day in the Pretoria home of Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius. Steenkamp's family says it was her last wish for them to watch the program. Meanwhile, Pistorius is being held on murder charges. His family denies that he murdered the woman.
WASHINGTON (AP) A reported draft of an immigration bill prepared by the White House lays out an eight-year process for illegal immigrants to become legal permanent residents. USA Today says the bill would allow illegal immigrants in the U.S. to apply for newly created "Lawful Prospective Immigrant" visas. It would also provide more security funding and require businesses to verify the immigration status of new hires within four years. The White House says a final immigration bill has not been prepared.
CHICAGO (AP) The average price for a gallon of gasoline nationwide is up to $3.67 a gallon. That's an increase of 12 cents in the past week and 42 cents in the past month. Oil analyst Patrick DeHaan, with GasBuddy.com, says the reason, as usual, is the rising price of oil. But DeHaan says he's surprised to see the price jump so high in February when demand is normally low.