MiraCosta College expands veterans center

Ceremony also maks Marine Corps 239th birthday MiraCosta College held a dual celebration for the military at its Oceanside campus Monday with a cake to recognize the 239th anniversary of the Marine Corps and a ribbon-cutting to open a new Veterans Center. The number of veterans enrolled in colleges and universities has been steadily increasing in recent years as service…

Berlin Wall: Thousands of balloons released to mark fall

Some 8,000 helium balloons have been released into the night sky over Germany’s capital at the culmination of events to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Earlier, Chancellor Angela Merkel said the fall of the wall had shown the world that dreams could come true. Tens of thousands of people attended events, including a “citizen’s…

Box Office: ‘Interstellar’ Tops ‘Big Hero 6′ With $17M Friday

Chris Nolan’s Interstellar topped the Friday box office with a $17 million, giving it $19.15 million since Tuesday night. Disney’s animated Big Hero 6 earned a terrific $15.83 million and will probably top the charts for the weekend.  As expected, it was a pretty big Friday for both new releases. Chris Nolan’s Interstellar had a somewhat odd unique schedule, going out in 249 film-only theaters and racking…

Macaulay Culkin is NOT dead: Rumors about the former child star revealed to be false

Macaulay Culkin has once again died — at least, according to a death hoax spreading online. The troubled actor, who at one point was reportedly entrenched in heroin addiction that friends feared he had only months to live, is once again the subject of a hoax claiming that he was found dead in his Manhattan apartment. News that Macaulay Culkin…

Lucky city? N.J. town boasts $1M winner for consecutive Mega Millions drawings

CLIFTON — For the second straight Mega Millions drawing, a ticket sold in New Jersey produced a $1 million winner. That’s a rarity in itself. The chances that a $1 million ticket would be bought in the same town or city in consecutive drawings seems even more unlikely. That’s what happened Tuesday night though, as another Clifton store sold a…

45 killed, over 70 wounded in suicide blast at Wagah border

LAHORE: A bomb exploded near a Pakistani paramilitary checkpoint on Sunday, killing at least 45 people near the country’s eastern border with India in an attack suspected to be the work of a suicide bomber, police said. The explosion hit near a checkpoint at the Wagah border crossing on the outskirts of Lahore, Punjab provincial police chief Mushtaq Sukhera said….

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