Helicopter Lands In New York’s Hudson River

Authorities of NYPD reported a helicopter that carried four Swedish tourists landed in the Hudson River Sunday afternoon, near 79th Street. Everyone have been rescued at this hour.

Passengers and pilot were immediately taken to the shore. The helicopter remains upright.

Among the victims, there were 2 children. All the occupants were transported to the 79th Street Boat Basin via Jet Ski.

Noe I. for Windows of the World

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Amtrak Derailment In Connecticut Causes Suspension Of Service In The Tri-State

Amtrak service has been suspended in the busy New York-Boston corridor due to a derailment in New Haven, Connecticut.

New York РWashington service has not been suspended, making the Springfield, Massachusetts shuttle operate as scheduled.

Passengers who opt to not travel due to the service interruption will receive a full refund or another trip voucher. Go to Amtrak.com or use the Amtrak Mobile App to modify or cancel your tickets.

Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban Joining American Idol

After three months of speculation, Fox announced that Nicki Minaj and country star Keith Urban are joining the judges panel for this upcoming American Idol season. Other two already confirmed judges are Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson, replacing J-Lo and Steven Tyler who departed at the end of last season.

Host Ryan Seacrest remains, while Jimmy Iovine is expected to give his commentaries as always.

Carey’s contract with the show is worth close to $18 million while Minaj will pocket $8 million for her part and Urban will get half the price. Ryan Seacrest earns $15 million a year and his commitment is for two more years, while the new judges are in for one year.

Hopefully the new judges will bring more public after years of declining ratings.

Auditions for Idol kicked off in New York City Sunday and other cities as Los Angeles, Chicago, Charlotte and San Antonio are next. Mariah shared this pictureof the judges and Ryan on Instagram

American Idol returns in January 2013.

Noe I. for Windows of the World

Big Quake Hits Chile This Weekend; No Major Damage

A major earthquake hit central Chile on Sunday, shaking buildings in the capital of Santiago and prompting residents to run out of their houses, though there were no initial reports of injuries or serious damage.

Locals fled their homes as the tremor rattled television sets, kitchen cabinets and tables in Santiago, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

The magnitude 7.2 quake struck 64 miles (103 km) west north west of the town of Talca at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 km), the US Geological Survey said.

The government emergency agency, ONEMI, initially said it had ordered evacuations of some coastal areas as a precaution, but later revoked the decision. The quake was not expected to generate a tsunami off the coast, it added.

Chilean state copper giant Codelco said after the quake that operations were normal at its Andina mine and its El Teniente deposit, which is located nearer the epicenter. Together, the two mines produce about 635,000 tonnes of copper annually.

The country’s top oil refinery, Bio Bio, also said operations were normal after the tremor.

The latest earthquake hit near the same central region that was struck by a massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake in 2010 and sparked tsunamis that killed about 500 people.

The quake caused roughly $8 billion in insured losses and economic losses of at least twice that.

Read more on the Buenos Aires Herald.