Malaysian police are hunting for an industrial device containing radioactive material that went missing from the back of a pick-up truck earlier this month, reports and an official said Monday. The radioactive dispersal device disappeared on August 10 as it was transported outside the capital Kuala Lumpur, the New Straits Times newspaper reported. It contained the radioactive isotope Iridium-192. Authorities fear the device could fall into the hands of militants and be used to make a dirty bomb, the paper said, adding that Iridium-192 is one of the most frequently stolen commercial radioactive isotopes. Local police chief Mazlan Mansor told AFP an investigation had been launched without giving further details. Deputy Home Minister Azis Jamman confirmed the incident had taken place but insisted, "everything is under control." "There is nothing to be worried about at this moment," he was cited as saying in The Star newspaper. The company that owned the device, which weighed 50 pounds … [Read more...] about Malaysian police hunt for missing radioactive material: Reports
BOSTON -- President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski didn't acquire a reliever at the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, then mentioned Ryan Brasier's name several times at his media availability that evening. Dombrowski was adamant no available relievers were better than Tyler Thornburg and Brasier. "I knew we were kind of in the hunt for a reliever, but I never heard that," Brasier said when MassLive.com asked him Sunday if he heard Dombrowski's post trade deadline comments about him. "Obviously I'm just going to keep going out and trying to do what I've been doing," Brasier added. "It's good to know he was saying stuff like that." Since the trade deadline, Brasier has allowed only one run in 8 innings (eight outings). He has walked one and struck out 11. Overall, he has allowed two earned in 18 innings (17 outings). The opposition is batting .150 against him. The 30-year-old righty made his major league debut for the Angels in 2013. He pitched 9 … [Read more...] about Ryan Brasier knew Red Sox were in ‘hunt for a reliever’ but didn’t hear Dave Dombrowski’s comments about him after trade deadline
A Florida man and his crew brought in a giant 12-foot gator during the first night of the six-week season. (iStock) A Florida-based outfit pulled in a giant 12-foot, 360-pound alligator during the state’s first day of alligator hunting. Captain Tim Land of Land & Sea Charters in Pensacola, Fla., caught the giant gator with his crew in the Choctawhatchee Bay on Wednesday night – the day the season kicked off. "Night one is the holy grail," Land said to the Pensacola News Journal. "If you get week one alligator tags, that's the one everybody wants. Because after this, they've been messed with for a week. So you get on a gator that hasn't been messed with and stressed and pushed, the more chances you have to be successful." Impressive 12 foot 3 inch alligator caught this week in Walton County according to B.J. Etscheid (seen on the left). B.J. says he was with Scott Bradley and legendary alligator captain Tim Land on opening night around midnight when … [Read more...] about 12-foot alligator caught first day of hunting season
A treasure hunt without snow? It’s true. You just need to solve a clue and submit a picture. Each day of the Fair, a clue will be released in the newspaper, on TwinCities.com/StateFairHunt and on Pioneer Press social channels challenging hunters to locate a landmark. We’re even including a detail of the landmark with each clue, so you’ll know when you’ve found it! Contestants enter by submitting a selfie with the landmark and the hashtag #StateFairHunt on Twitter or Instagram. They can also enter through a form at TwinCities.com/StateFairHunt. There will be a drawing for a $50 gift card each day. Once the Fair is over, every entry will be entered into a grand-prize drawing for $1,000 and two runner-up prizes of $500. No purchase is necessary. … [Read more...] about Minnesota State Fair treasure hunt: Year 3!
KAMAS, Utah — Utah authorities say a bow hunter suffered minor chest and leg injuries when he was attacked by a mountain lion that stalked him and his father before and after the attack. Division of Wildlife Resources spokesman Phil Douglas says the attack happened Saturday in mountains near Kamas, east of Salt Lake City. Douglas says conservation officers were sent to the scene and that a man and his dog were attempting to track the mountain lion so it can be euthanized if found because of the attack. Summit County Sheriff’s Lt. Andrew Wright says the wounded hunter declined medical attention because he wanted to continue hunting. … [Read more...] about Utah man continues hunting after mountain lion stalks, attacks him