A Turkish passenger jet crashed as it tried to land at Amsterdam’s main airport, killing at least nine people. and injuring more than 50, 25 seriously, Dutch airport authorities have said. The Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800, which had 127 passengers and seven crew members, broke into three pieces on impact in a field near Schiphol Airport. At least 50 other people were hurt, half of which reportedly sustained serious injuries. CNN
In his first speech to a joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama said it’s time to act boldly not just to revive the economy, but “to build a new foundation for lasting prosperity.” During the talk the president focused on the three priorities of the budget he will present to Congress later this week: energy, health care and education. While he said “the cost of action will be great,” Obama tried to maintain an optimistic tone stating, “we will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before.” Click here for more on Obama’s speech.
A recently released study reveals more evidence that even moderate alcohol consumption increases the risk of some cancers. British researchers surveyed middle-aged women at breast cancer screening clinics about their drinking habits, and tracked their health for seven years. They then compared the lightest drinkers – two or fewer drinks a week – with people who drank more. Each extra drink per day increased the risk of breast, rectal and liver cancer, University of Oxford researchers reported Tuesday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. CBS News