MPs could be forced to move out of the Houses of Parliament after subsidence has caused Big Ben’s clock tower to lean by an alarming 18 inches. Report by Sophie Foster.
Stunned at the swift advance of his lung cancer and still reeling from the child-sex scandal that rocked the campus, Penn State students, professors and alumni mourn Joe Paterno, saying they will remember him for his legacy of integrity. (Jan. 22)
Italian officials say divers have pulled out a woman’s body from the capsized Costa Concordia, raising to 13 the number of dead in the Jan. 13 accident off the Tuscan island of Giglio. Italian police released underwater video footage of their efforts to find bodies on the stricken Costa Concordia vessel. Coast Guard divers have been concentrating on parts of the ship where survivors have said many passengers were awaiting evacuation the night of January 13 after the Concordia’s hull was gashed by a reef as the cruise liner came too close to the island.
Here is a look at some of the notable events that took place on this day in History, January 22nd.
Joe Paterno, who racked up more wins than anyone else in major college football but was fired from Penn State amid a child sex abuse scandal has died. He was 85. (Jan. 22)
With a resounding comeback win in South Carolina, Newt Gingrich sent a message to Mitt Romney: not so fast. The former House speaker cast his primary win as a victory over the “elites.” (Jan. 21)
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum says he will continue his campaign in Florida despite a third place finish in South Carolina. (Jan. 21)