Today in the national headlines: An initial settlement was reached for the massive oil spill in San Francis...
Today in the national headlines: An initial settlement was reached for the massive oil spill in San Francisco, plus do we really have the first RAY GUN?
Hi everyone and welcome to get the daily****. I'm Andrea Rene and I've got a look at some top national stories.
It was announced yesterday that the city of San Francisco will receive $2 million dollars for damage caused by a 54,000 gallon oil spill from last November. The 2 million is only the inital payment from Hudson Marine Managment Services and will help cover the cost of the crash of their 900 foot cargo ship, the Cosco Busan. The ship sideswiped the Bay Bridge and dumped thousands of gallons of oil into the water, devasting beaches and killing thousands of birds. No word yet on when the settlement will be finalized or for how much.
Last night on 60 minutes the Pentagon debuted one of its newest weapons, straight from a sci-fi series, its the RAY GUN. I know it sounds cool but apparently it feels pretty HOT. The gun blasts a 100,000 watt beam of light into anything in its path, but it doesn't kill, or even permanently injure anyone. Instead, volunteers who stood in from of the gun said it feels like scalding hot water is being thrown on you. Sounds painful to me! BUt when you step out of the beam, the pain is instantly gone. The Pentagon hopes to use this weapon for crowd control in Iraq and as a defense weapon on Embassy for riots like the one in Belgrade last week. But the problem is, the Defense department isn't really giving any funding to this new weapon, because, insiders say, it doesn't kill anything! But despite financial setbacks, developers are hoping to have it Iraq sometime soon. If you want to learn more about the ray gun head over to cbsnews****.
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