Three wounded in Texas college shooting
Though still under investigation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, police reported that three individuals had been injured in Tuesday’s shooting at Lone Star College in Houston, Texas. The shooting reportedly began following an argument between two men, at least one of whom was armed. The two men were wounded by gunfire and were being detained in a local hospital. 22-year-old Carlton Berry was identified as the shooter in the incident and has been charged with aggravated assault after also wounding a maintenance worker who remains in stable condition, with treatment, after being struck in the leg. Though not yet determined to be a direct victim of the shooting, a female student was treated in a local hospital after suffering a heart attack at or near the scene of the incident. The campus reopened Wednesday while investigation continued.
Notre Dame linebacker Te’o admits to lying about hoax
For the second time in the past week, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o has publicly admitted to lying about the hoax involving the death of his fake girlfriend. Te’o claimed in an interview on Thursday with Katie Couric that while he believed his proposed girlfriend Lennay Kekua had died as the result of leukemia complications following a car accident, he found out in early December that the real Kekua was still alive; Te’o reported he felt he had no choice but to keep the story going. Though the two had never met, Te’o was convinced Kekua was his girlfriend prior to his passing. Her death, which had originally been reported to have occurred the same day as Te’o’s grandmother, was the impetus for an inspirational story the media blew up as Notre Dame made a historic football run last year.
Architect planning to build home using 3D printer
Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars is planning to build his “Landscape House” more than slightly differently than the typical home. Amounting to a cost between $5 million and $6 million, Ruijssenaars wants to print the house using 3-D printing technology. A typical 3-D printer will of course not suffice for the task, but the D-Shape free form printer will be utilized to form sand into a marble-like material comprising the building’s structure. Despite its name, the “Landscape House” will likely not be the home for any family but is designed as a continuous loop structure which a Brazilian art owner is planning to fill with native art.
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