US scientists drill into lake deep under Antarctic ice sheet
US scientists have drilled through 2,600 feet of ice to reach Lake Whillans, a subglacial lake buried beneath the Antarctic ice sheet. Over the next few days, scientists will perform a variety of tests on samples gathered from the lake’s water and sediment, before the drill hole freezes up.
New York City Police shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man who attacked a patrol officer without warning. Surveillance video captures images of man with hatchet running toward the officer. (Oct. 24)
An official with knowledge of a shooting at a Connecticut elementary school says 27 people are dead, including 18 children. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still under way.