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Others believe our planet will be pummeled by giant meteors, plunging the planet into another ice age. NASA scientists say it would take a meteor 40 meters in diameter to do any real damage and they aren't tracking any that big. While our sun will eventually burn out, NASA says it won't happen for another 5 billion years.
"The reason there is no other Mayan calendar is because the Spanish arrived and the Mayan civilization was essentially destroyed," says NASA's Mitzi Adams. "They would have done essentially the same thing we do, and just create a new calendar after this cycle ended."
"I'm not saying they're stupid, they don't know what they were doing, but I just don't believe that anybody but God knows the day it's gonna be gone," says Clarksville resident James Ghee.
While it's always a good idea to be prepared, we've already got word from Australia and New Zealand, where it's already December 21. People in both countries say, in short "We're still here".
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Court rules against man who lost handgun permit
May 24, 2013 16:15 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Appeals Court has ruled against a man who claimed state law regulating the carrying of firearms was unconstitutional.
Leonard Embody filed suit in 2010 after state officials took away his carry permit, finding a "material likelihood of risk of harm to the public."
The revocation came after Embody was detained by Belle Meade police in 2010 while walking with a .44 caliber black powder revolver in his hand. He was detained in 2009 while walking in Radnor Lake State Park with an AK-47-style pistol. There have been at least three similar incidents, although Embody was never charged with a crime.
Embody claimed in court the Second Amendment gave him a right to carry firearms.
The Appeals Court disagreed, ruling that the right to bear arms is not unrestricted.
Asia stocks extend losses after big sell-off
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stocks continued to retreat today after being routed the day before by unexpectedly weak Chinese manufacturing and fears the Federal Reserve will start withdrawing its monetary stimulus.
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AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
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