Aug 15 2012

Relax & Unplug

Unplug on your vacation and relax, really. TODAY 

 

Mention an unplugged vacation to most Americans, and their responses range from amusing to the wistful.

Although it’s almost unheard of these days, heading off on a vacation without access to Wi-Fi or email is achievable. And, believe it or not, it’s worth doing. Some brave souls who truly understand that vacation means a respite from work are doing it so successfully that they return from their vacations rested and energized. What a concept! 

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Aug 15 2012

Pikes Peak Crash

Video captures race car's crash down Pikes Peak. USA TODAY

According to the video description, Jeremy Foley and his co-driver flew off the side of the mountain at Devils Playground, a mile or two from the summit of the peak, with their Mitsubishi Evolution 8 rolling as many as 10 times times before coming to a stop. Both occupants walked away from the accident with only minor injuries, KUSA reports. It was the 90th time the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, billed as the country's second oldest motor sports race, has been held.

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Aug 15 2012

Friendship Testing in Aurora Shooting

Woman in Aurora shooting: Leaving injured friend 'wasn't an option.' TODAY 

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Bleeding profusely after being hit by a gun blast in last month’s Colordao movie theater shooting, Allie Young made a simple request to her best friend — save yourself.

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But Stephanie Davies chose to risk her own life to rescue Young. In an exclusive interview with Matt Lauer on TODAY Wednesday, Young, 19, and Davies, 21, talked about the unbreakable bond that saved Young’s life on July 20 when alleged shooter James Holmes killed 12 people and wounded 58 at a showing of “The Dark Knight Rises’’ in an Aurora movie theater. The pair's heroism was cited by President Obama in his comments at the University of Colorado Hospital two days later.

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