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Closing arguments are set for Today in the trial of James Holmes, who is charged with murder in a shooting rampage at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater as it showed The Dark Knight Rises in 2012. Jurors are expected to begin considering whether he should be executed for his crimes.
Today, we’ll see Pluto like we’ve never seen it before. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, launched in 2006, is expected to be the first to fly close to the dwarf planet, breezing past the mass that’s 3 billion miles from Earth and taking new photos to transmit to scientists. Last week, the craft sent images that revealed dark polka dots and heart-shaped marks on Pluto’s surface, which baffled scientists.
What started as a traffic stop for someone using their cell phone while driving July 5 ended with an Austin police officer saving the driver from choking. Officer Dustin Clinkscales was near Ben White one morning when he noticed a female driver trying to use a cell phone. He put on his sirens and pulled the car over, but instead of writing a citation for talking and driving, he saw the driver holding her throat and not breathing. She couldn’t talk or breathe. the police officer slapped her back– When that didn’t work, he pulled her out of the driver seat and started the Heimlich maneuver. Saved her.
A fire and an explosion destroyed McCoy Customs Auto Shop near I-35 and Braker. I took my shirt and I covered my nose and I just had to get down lower. I felt the back of the truck, felt the door handle, opened it hopped inside of it and I could see again,’ said Brian Holder, a car audio installer. He drove two cars to safety, but lost all his personal belongings in the fire except for his cell phone.