Headlines you might have missed this summer
Published: Thursday, August 30, 2012
Updated: Thursday, August 30, 2012 01:08
Sandusky and Penn State sanctions
The NCAA announced sanctions against Penn State including expunging all winnings for the team since 1998, the year when university officials were first notified of the allegations against Sandusky. Sanctions also include a $60 million fine, which is the average year’s gross revenue for the Nittany Lions. Former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted of sexually assaulting 10 boys over a 15-year period.
Olympics’ final tally for gold medals – Michael Phelps makes history
The United States beat out China in both total amount of gold medals won and medals overall bringing home 46 gold, 29 silver, 29 bronze for a total of 104 medals. Michael Phelps made history by becoming the all-time most decorated Olympian, man or woman, Summer or Winter, when he won his 18th gold medal and 22nd medal overall.
Romney chooses Paul Ryan as running mate
Republicans have chosen Rep. Paul Ryan as the running mate for Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. Known as a family man, a fiscal conservative and well-experienced politician, he has been working in Congress for 14 years.
Lance Armstrong stripped of titles and given lifetime ban
Armstrong has said that he would no longer challenge the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s drug charges against him. The USADA will impose a lifetime ban from cycling and strip him of his seven Tour de France titles.
Colorado movie theater massacre
At a midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Co. a gunman opened fire on the theater audience. Suspected gunman James Holmes, a former University of Colorado-Denver graduate neuroscience student, is being held in the Arapahoe County jail awaiting arraignment. The massacre resulted in the death of 12 people and the wounding of 58 others.
West Nile Virus spreads nationwide – hits every state in continental U.S.
West Nile virus cases have nationally reached 1,590 diagnosis and 66 dead, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. 2012 has been one of the most intense years for the mosquito-borne virus in the United States since the virus’ first discovery in the US in 1999.