Top US News: Asteroid Flyby, Schwarzenegger To Endorse John Kasich, Jimmy Carter Doesn’t Need Cancer Treatment, & More

Top US News: Asteroid Flyby, Schwarzenegger To Endorse John Kasich, Jimmy Carter Doesn’t Need Cancer Treatment, & More
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Asteroid flyby, solar eclipse to occur on Tuesday


On Tuesday, an asteroid will pass by the Earth’s surface on the same day a total solar eclipse will shadow Indonesia and North Pacific Ocean, according to the Space Reporter. While the asteroid is expected to come within three million miles from the surface of the Earth, NASA said that it could fly by Earth as close as 15,000 miles. The solar eclipse will begin from the Indian Ocean to parts of Sumatra, Borneo, and Sulawesi and will end in the North Pacific Ocean.

Arnold Schwarzenegger to endorse John Kasich

Arnold Schwarzenegger said that he will be endorsing John Kasich for the presidential nomination, CNN reports. “I want John Kasich to be the next nominee of the Republicans and also to be the next president of the United States,” Schwarzenegger said. The Republican candidate is looking forward to the March 8 primary in Michigan and the 66-delegate winner-take-all primary in Ohio.

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US Marine found dead after boat capsizes

An active U.S. Marine was discovered dead after his boat capsized in the waters off the Marine Corps Base. When the Honolulu Fire Department responded to a missing swimmer on Saturday, they found an overturned boat, reports. Two men on the boat had swum to the shore, while the third was found 30 feet underwater with no pulse.

Rescues and evacuations caused by storm in California

A storm that struck California resulted in rescues and evacuations in low-lying areas, the Washington Post reports. Extreme weather caused damage in the area, with strong winds downing trees and power lines. Thousands of people were left without electricity. A woman in Northern California, Chia Xiong, died after her car was submerged in six to eight feet of water. She was underwater for 15 minutes.

Jimmy Carter no longer needs cancer treatment

Former president Jimmy Carter said he would no longer require cancer treatment, the Washington Post reports. The development comes nearly seven months after he announced he was diagnosed with melanoma that had spread to his brain. Spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said that scans will be performed to ascertain that the cancer cells have not returned, adding that Carter will “resume treatment if necessary.”

United Continental Holding Inc.’s chief executive to return to work after heart transplant

After undergoing a heart transplant following his illness five months ago, United Continental Holdings Inc. chief executive Oscar Munoz will return to work, Houston Chronicle reports. While he was recovering, he was part of the major corporate decision making and held meetings with employees and shareholders.

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