The Eastern United States experienced its biggest earthquake in decades Tuesday — a magnitude 5.8. The epicenter of the quake was about 40 miles northwest of Richmond, Va. What caused the quake is still a mystery.
Just as University of Miami football fans were gearing up for a new season under a new coach, came word of an NCAA investigation. At the center of the probe is a booster who says he gave money and other gifts to Hurricanes players. It's one more demoralizing development for a team that's trying to rebuild but has to struggle with off-the-field controversies.
The Washington Monument is closed after engineers discovered a crack near its peak following yesterday's five-point-eight earthquake that rocked much of the East Coast. Another of Washington, D.C.'s most prominent landmarks, the National Cathedral, is also closed after it was damaged by the quake. The damage was a bit of a blow to those who came to see the cathedral.