NUMBER 5 - MOON TV
Get ready for moon TV. The Science Channel and Discovery Channel announced they will be the home for the Google Lunar X-Prize. The $30 million competition challenges private companies to land an unmanned craft on the moon by December 31, 2015. The craft must travel 500 meters and transmit live pictures back to Earth. The channels will broadcast the entire process from testing to lift-off, as well as live coverage of the lunar landing.
NUMBER 4 - BYE BYE BLACKBERRY
T-Mobile is saying goodbye to BlackBerry. The service provider will stop selling BlackBerrys on April 25th. BlackBerry owners who use T-Mobile will still be able to use their phones and get product support after the deadline, but the contract between the two companies won't be renewed. T-Mobile stopped stocking its shelves with BlackBerry devices last year, citing weak demand.
NUMBER 3 - WTC CLIMBING TEEN SLAPPED WITH NEW CHARGE
The New Jersey teen who allegedly climbed to the top of One World Trade Center is now facing an additional charge. Police have charged Justin Casquejo with base jumping, which comes with a sentence of up to a year in prison. Police say he snuck past security and climbed to the top of the skyscraper. Though he did not technically base jump, a 2008 law makes it illegal to climb or attempt to climb up the exterior of a building.
NUMBER 2 - SIX DEAD IN CHILE EARTHQUAKE
There is significant damage in Chile, after a powerful earthquake struck along the northern coast Tuesday night. Six deaths are blamed on the quake, and officials say more than 2,500 homes have serious structural damage. The quake generated a two-meter high tsunami in some coastal areas and caused landslides and power outages.
NUMBER 1 - FORT HOOD SHOOTING
An Iraq war veteran shot multiple people at Fort Hood military base in Texas Wednesday. Officials say four people are dead including the shooter, Specialist Ivan Lopez, and there are multiple injuries. The base was put on lockdown and soldiers and their families were told to stay inside and stay away from windows. This latest incident is an eerie reminder for many at the base. In 2009, Army psychiatrist Nidal Hisan went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, killing 13 people and injuring dozens.
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