Tom Petty Dies at 66

Hall of Fame rocker Tom Petty died Monday after suffering cardiac arrest at his home, according to his family. The three-time Grammy winner had just wrapped up a 40th anniversary tour with his band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers last week. Petty is known for songs like “Free Fallin’,” “I Won’t Back Down,” “American Girl,” “Don’t Do Me Like That,” and “Learning to Fly.” Read the story from The AP. 


Acts of Heroism in Chaos of Las Vegas Shooting

On Sunday, a gunman on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay casino hotel fired automatic weapons into a crowd of over 22,000 at an outdoor country music concert. As the barrage of bullets rained down, festival-goers, including veterans, medical professionals, teachers, and random strangers, acted as human shields, led others to safety, and tended to the wounded. At least 59 people were killed, and more than 500 injured in one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history. Read the story from The AP.

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Nobel Prize in Physics Proves Einstein Right

Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish, and Kip S. Thorne won the 2017 Physics Nobel Prize for detecting gravitational waves rippling through space-time. The three physicists proved Albert Einstein’s final theory of relativity prediction was right. Read the story from NPR.