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Heads up! Supermoon is here

Heads up! Supermoon is here

A perigee moon, also known as a supermoon, rises beyond flags at Kauffman Stadium during a baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers, Saturday, July 12, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appear…

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"Verrückt" — World's tallest waterslide

"Verrückt" — World's tallest waterslide

Ride designer Jeff Henry, left, watches as people ride his creation - the world's tallest waterslide called "Verrückt" at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. The 168-foot-tall waterslide is scheduled to open to the public Thursday, after initially being sla…

July 11, 2014 4:16 pm
"Verrückt" — World's tallest waterslide

"Verrückt" — World's tallest waterslide

Ride designer Jeff Henry looks over his creation, the world's tallest waterslide called "Verrückt" at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. The 168-foot-tall waterslide is scheduled to open to the public Thursday, after initially being slated to open May 23. …

July 11, 2014 4:17 pm
"Verrückt" — World's tallest waterslide

"Verrückt" — World's tallest waterslide

Riders are propelled by jets of water as they go over a hump while riding the world's tallest water slide called "Verrückt" at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. The 168-foot-tall waterslide is scheduled to open to the public Thursday, after initially bein…

July 11, 2014 4:16 pm
"Verrückt" — World's tallest waterslide

"Verrückt" — World's tallest waterslide

In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, riders go down the world's tallest water slide called "Verrückt" at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. The 168-foot-tall waterslide is scheduled to open to the public Thursday, after initially being slated to open M…

July 11, 2014 4:16 pm
"Verrückt" — World's tallest waterslide

"Verrückt" — World's tallest waterslide

In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, riders go down the world's tallest water slide called "Verrückt" at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. The 168-foot-tall waterslide is scheduled to open to the public Thursday, after initially being slated to open M…

July 11, 2014 4:16 pm
"Verrückt" — World's tallest waterslide

"Verrückt" — World's tallest waterslide

Riders are propelled by jets of water as they go over a hump while riding the world's tallest water slide called "Verrückt" at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. The 168-foot-tall waterslide is scheduled to open to the public Thursday, after initially bein…

July 11, 2014 4:17 pm
"Verrückt" — World's tallest waterslide

"Verrückt" — World's tallest waterslide

Riders go down the world's tallest waterslide called "Verrückt" at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. The 168-foot-tall waterslide is scheduled to open to the public Thursday, after initially being slated to open May 23. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

July 11, 2014 4:17 pm
"Verrückt" — World's tallest waterslide

"Verrückt" — World's tallest waterslide

In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, riders go down the world's tallest water slide called "Verrückt" at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. The 168-foot-tall waterslide is scheduled to open to the public Thursday, after initially being slated to open M…

July 11, 2014 4:17 pm
"Verrückt" — World's tallest waterslide

"Verrückt" — World's tallest waterslide

Ride designer Jeff Henry looks over his creation, the world's tallest waterslide called "Verrückt" at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. The 168-foot-tall waterslide is scheduled to open to the public Thursday, after initially being slated to open May 23. …

July 11, 2014 4:17 pm
"Verrückt" — World's tallest waterslide

"Verrückt" — World's tallest waterslide

Riders are propelled by jets of water as the go over a hump while riding the world's tallest water slide called "Verrückt" at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. The 168-foot-tall waterslide is scheduled to open to the public Thursday, after initially being…

July 11, 2014 4:17 pm
"Verrückt" — World's tallest waterslide

"Verrückt" — World's tallest waterslide

In this photo taken with the fisheye lens, riders go down the world's tallest water slide called "Verrückt" at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. The 168-foot-tall waterslide is scheduled to open to the public Thursday, after initially being slated to open…

July 11, 2014 4:16 pm
Kansas senator's longevity gives GOP foe opening

Kansas senator's longevity gives GOP foe opening

In this photo taken July 4, 2014, Milton Wolf, works the crowd at a Fourth of July parade in Wamego, Kan. Wolf has tea party backing in his quest to unseat three-term GOP incumbent Pat Roberts. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Kansas senator's longevity gives GOP foe opening

Kansas senator's longevity gives GOP foe opening

In this photo taken July 4, 2014, Sen. Pat Roberts waves to the crowd at a Fourth of July parade in Lenexa, Kan. Roberts in facing tea party challenger Milton Wolf in the Republican primary. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

July 11, 2014 11:00 amLoading…
Kansas senator's longevity gives GOP foe opening

Kansas senator's longevity gives GOP foe opening

In this photo taken July 4, 2014, Milton Wolf, works the crowd at a Fourth of July parade in Wamego, Kan. Wolf has tea party backing in his quest to unseat three-term GOP incumbent Pat Roberts. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Kansas senator's longevity gives GOP foe opening

Kansas senator's longevity gives GOP foe opening

In this photo taken July 4, 2014, Sen. Pat Roberts waves to the crowd at a Fourth of July parade in Lenexa, Kan. Roberts in facing tea party challenger Milton Wolf in the Republican primary. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Kansas senator's longevity gives GOP foe opening

Kansas senator's longevity gives GOP foe opening

In this photo taken July 4, 2014, Milton Wolf, works the crowd at a Fourth of July parade in Wamego, Kan. Wolf has tea party backing in his quest to unseat three-term GOP incumbent Pat Roberts. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Kansas senator's longevity gives GOP foe opening

Kansas senator's longevity gives GOP foe opening

In this photo taken July 4, 2014, Milton Wolf, works the crowd at a Fourth of July parade in Wamego, Kan. Wolf has tea party backing in his quest to unseat three-term GOP incumbent Pat Roberts. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Kansas senator's longevity gives GOP foe opening

Kansas senator's longevity gives GOP foe opening

In this photo taken July 4, 2014, Milton Wolf, works the crowd at a Fourth of July parade in Wamego, Kan. Wolf has tea party backing in his quest to unseat three-term GOP incumbent Pat Roberts. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Kansas senator's longevity gives GOP foe opening

Kansas senator's longevity gives GOP foe opening

In this photo taken July 4, 2014, Milton Wolf, works the crowd at a Fourth of July parade in Wamego, Kan. Wolf has tea party backing in his quest to unseat three-term GOP incumbent Pat Roberts. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Kansas senator's longevity gives GOP foe opening

Kansas senator's longevity gives GOP foe opening

In this photo taken July 4, 2014, Milton Wolf, talks to a voter before a Fourth of July parade in Wamego, Kan. Wolf has tea party backing in his quest to unseat three-term GOP incumbent Pat Roberts. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Kansas senator's longevity gives GOP foe opening

Kansas senator's longevity gives GOP foe opening

In this photo taken July 4, 2014, signs for U.S. Senate Republican candidates Milton Wolf and incumbent Pat Roberts are seen next to each other on a Republican party float before a Fourth of July parade in Wamego, Kan. Wolf has tea party backing in his quest to unseat three-term GOP incumben…

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Kansas senator's longevity gives GOP foe opening

Kansas senator's longevity gives GOP foe opening

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2013, file photo Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts speaks at a campaign appearance in Overland Park, Kan. Roberts Roberts is widely expected to win the GOP nomination over Milton Wolf, a 43-year-old radiologist and first-time candidate, in the Aug. 5, 2014, primary. (AP…

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Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

In this photo taken with the fisheye lens, riders go down the world's tallest water slide called "Verruckt" at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. The 168-foot-tall waterslide is scheduled to open to the public Thursday, after initially being slated to open…

July 09, 2014 3:04 pmLoading…
Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

Riders are propelled by jets of water as they go over a hump while riding the world's tallest water slide called "Verruckt" at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. The 168-foot-tall waterslide is scheduled to open to the public Thursday, after initially bein…

July 09, 2014 3:04 pmLoading…
Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, riders go down the world's tallest water slide called "Verruckt" at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. The 168-foot-tall waterslide is scheduled to open to the public Thursday, after initially being slated to open M…

July 09, 2014 3:04 pmLoading…
Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

Riders are propelled by jets of water as the go over a hump while riding the world's tallest water slide called "Verruckt" at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. The 168-foot-tall waterslide is scheduled to open to the public Thursday, after initially being…

July 09, 2014 3:04 pmLoading…
Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, riders go down the world's tallest water slide called "Verruckt" at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. The 168-foot-tall waterslide is scheduled to open to the public Thursday, after initially being slated to open M…

July 09, 2014 3:04 pmLoading…
Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

Riders go down the world's tallest waterslide called "Verruckt" at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. The 168-foot-tall waterslide is scheduled to open to the public Thursday, after initially being slated to open May 23. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

July 09, 2014 3:04 pmLoading…
Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

Riders are propelled by jets of water as they go over a hump while riding the world's tallest water slide called "Verruckt" at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. The 168-foot-tall waterslide is scheduled to open to the public Thursday, after initially bein…

July 09, 2014 3:04 pmLoading…
Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

Ride designer Jeff Henry looks over his creation, the world's tallest waterslide called "Verruckt" at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. The 168-foot-tall waterslide is scheduled to open to the public Thursday, after initially being slated to open May 23. …

July 09, 2014 3:04 pmLoading…
Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

Riders are propelled by jets of water as they go over a hump while riding the world's tallest water slide called "Verruckt" at Schlitterbahn Waterpark Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. The 168-foot-tall waterslide is scheduled to open to the public Thursday, after initially being…

July 09, 2014 3:04 pmLoading…
Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

Ride designer Jeff Henry, left, watches as people ride his creation - the world's tallest waterslide called "Verruckt" at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. The 168-foot-tall waterslide is scheduled to open to the public Thursday, after initially being sla…

July 09, 2014 3:04 pmLoading…
Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, riders go down the world's tallest water slide called "Verruckt" at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. The 168-foot-tall waterslide is scheduled to open to the public Thursday, after initially being slated to open M…

July 09, 2014 3:04 pmLoading…
Nuke missile duty: 'It weighs on your mind'

Nuke missile duty: 'It weighs on your mind'

In this photo taken June 24, 2014, 1st Lt. Andy Parthum waits for his co-worker 2nd Lt. Oliver Parsons to check identities of visitors before entering the underground control room where they work a 24-hour shift at an ICBM launch control facility near Minot, N.D., on the Minot Air Force Base…

July 09, 2014 11:53 amLoading…
Nuke missile duty: 'It weighs on your mind'

Nuke missile duty: 'It weighs on your mind'

In this photo taken June 24, 2014, 2nd Lt. Oliver Parsons, right, and 1st Lt. Andy Parthum check systems in the underground control room where they work a 24-hour shift at an ICBM launch control facility near Minot, N.D., Minot Air Force Base. The crew is responsible for controlling and laun…

July 09, 2014 11:53 amLoading…
Nuke missile duty: 'It weighs on your mind'

Nuke missile duty: 'It weighs on your mind'

In this photo taken June 25, 2014, the warhead-containing nose cone of an inert Minuteman 3 missile is seen in a training launch tube at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. The base is tasked with maintaining 150 of the nuclear-tipped missiles spread out across the North Dakota countryside and keepin…

July 09, 2014 11:53 amLoading…
Nuke missile duty: 'It weighs on your mind'

Nuke missile duty: 'It weighs on your mind'

In this photo taken June 24, 2014, 2nd Lt. Oliver Parsons, left, and 1st Lt. Andy Parthum go through a checklist in the underground control room where they work a 24-hour shift at an ICBM launch control facility near Minot, N.D., on the Minot Air Force Base. The crew is responsible for contr…

July 09, 2014 11:53 amLoading…
Nuke missile duty: 'It weighs on your mind'

Nuke missile duty: 'It weighs on your mind'

In this photo taken June 24, 2014, Capt. Robby Modad closes the gate at an ICBM launch control facility in the countryside outside Minot, N.D., on the Minot Air Force Base. Launch control officers working from a secure capsule far underground the complex control 10 Minuteman 3 missiles carry…

July 09, 2014 11:53 amLoading…
Nuke missile duty: 'It weighs on your mind'

Nuke missile duty: 'It weighs on your mind'

In this photo taken June 25, 2014, a retired Minuteman 1 missile stands at the main entrance to Minot Air Force Base, N.D. The Minuteman 1 was replaced by the Minuteman 3 by 1971 which now form the foundation of the U.S. nuclear defense strategy. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

July 09, 2014 11:53 amLoading…
Nuke missile duty: 'It weighs on your mind'

Nuke missile duty: 'It weighs on your mind'

In this photo taken June 25, 2014, an inert Minuteman 3 missile is seen in a training launch tube at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. It may come as a surprise to some that the Air Force still operates intercontinental ballistic missiles, or ICBMs. And therein lies part of the problem for missilee…

July 09, 2014 11:53 amLoading…
Nuke missile duty: 'It weighs on your mind'

Nuke missile duty: 'It weighs on your mind'

In this photo taken June 25, 2014, the warhead-containing nose cone of an inert Minuteman 3 missile is seen in a training launch tube at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. The base is tasked with maintaining 150 of the nuclear-tipped missiles spread out across the North Dakota countryside and keepin…

July 09, 2014 10:38 amLoading…
Why nukes keep finding trouble: They're really old

Why nukes keep finding trouble: They're really old

This photo taken June 24, 2014 shows an ICBM launch site located among fields in the countryside outside Minot, N.D. on the Minot Air Force Base. The nuclear missiles hidden in plain view across the prairies of northwest North Dakota reveal one reason why trouble keeps finding the nuclear Ai…

July 08, 2014 10:29 amLoading…
Why nukes keep finding trouble: They're really old

Why nukes keep finding trouble: They're really old

This photo taken June 24, 2014, shows an ICBM launch site located among fields and farms in the countryside outside Minot, N.D., on the Minot Air Force Base. The nuclear missiles hidden in plain view across the prairies of northwest North Dakota reveal one reason why trouble keeps finding th…

July 08, 2014 10:29 amLoading…
Why nukes keep finding trouble: They're really old

Why nukes keep finding trouble: They're really old

This photo taken June 24, 2014 shows an ICBM launch control facility stands at the end of a weathered driveway in the countryside outside Minot, N.D. Launch control officers working from a secure capsule far underground the complex control 10 Minuteman 3 missiles carrying nuclear warheads sp…

July 08, 2014 10:29 amLoading…
Why nukes keep finding trouble: They're really old

Why nukes keep finding trouble: They're really old

This photo taken June 25, 2014 shows an inert Minuteman 3 missile in a training launch tube at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. The nuclear missiles hidden in plain view across the prairies of northwest North Dakota reveal one reason why trouble keeps finding the nuclear Air Force. The “Big Stick,…

July 08, 2014 10:29 amLoading…
Why nukes keep finding trouble: They're really old

Why nukes keep finding trouble: They're really old

This photo taken June 25, 2014 shows Master Sgt. Tad Wagner looking over an inert Minuteman 3 missile in a training launch tube at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. The nuclear missiles hidden in plain view across the prairies of northwest North Dakota reveal one reason why trouble keeps finding th…

July 08, 2014 10:29 amLoading…
Why nukes keep finding trouble: They're really old

Why nukes keep finding trouble: They're really old

This photo taken June 25, 2014 shows a Vietnam-era Huey helicopter taking off at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. A fleet of seven of the aging helicopters are used to support the 150 Minuteman missiles carrying nuclear warheads which are deployed in the countryside surrounding Minot Air Force Bas…

July 08, 2014 10:29 amLoading…
Why nukes keep finding trouble: They're really old

Why nukes keep finding trouble: They're really old

This photo taken June 24, 2014 shows 1st Lt. Phil Parentrau opening the blast door leading to the underground control room at an ICBM launch control facility near Minot, N.D., on the Minot Air Force Base. The nuclear missiles hidden in plain view across the prairies of northwest North Dakota…

July 08, 2014 10:29 amLoading…
Why nukes keep finding trouble: They're really old

Why nukes keep finding trouble: They're really old

This photo taken June 24, 2014 shows a patch on the commander's chair in the underground control room where a pair of missile launch officers man a 24-hour shift at an ICBM launch control facility near Minot, N.D., on the Minot Air Force Base. The nuclear missiles hidden in plain view across…

July 08, 2014 10:29 amLoading…

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