Today in the news: Sally Ride - 1st U.S. woman in space - dies at 61
News to know
Sally Ride, the first U.S. woman to fly in space, died Monday at the age of 61. She had pancreatic cancer. Ride went to space aboard space shuttle Challenger in 1983.
Quote of note
"In the Penn State case, the results were perverse and unconscionable. No price the NCAA can levy will repair the damage inflicted by Jerry Sandusky on his victims.” - NCAA president Mark Emmert, talking Monday after Penn State was hit with massive sanctions because of the Sandusky child sex scandal and the fact that school officials apparently knew of the crimes but did nothing to stop Sandusky. The sanctions include a $60 million penalty, a four-year bowl ban, a five-year probation for the athletic department, a scholarship reduction and the loss of all wins since 1998. The wins change means coach Joe Paterno goes from the winningest coach in NCAA history (409) to the 12th best (298).
Hot video: Raw video: First look at Colorado shooting suspect
James Holmes, 24, the man accused of shooting up a movie theater in Colorado on Friday, was in court Monday to hear the charges against him. Holmes appeared dazed, perhaps drugged, in court, and his hair was dyed red, which he apparently did before the shootings. Twelve people died in the attack, and 58 people were injured. Below watch video of his court appearance.
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