News Brief: Bin Laden Plot, Chavez Funeral, Bieber Faints, Peeps 60, Thousands of Sharks

Here’s the latest news for: Friday, March 8th. Terror leader due in court; Iranian President arrives for Chavez funeral; Bieber down but not out; Peeps as popular as ever at age 60

Thousands of sharks close to shore shuts Florida beaches …

Swimmers at Florida’s Palm Beach have been kept out of the water for several days this week as thousands of sharks have been spotted in shallow waters close to the shoreline.

Lion mauls intern to death: haven founder ‘devastated’ …

The founder of the Cat Haven in California where a 24-year-old intern was mauled to death by a lion earlier this week says the incident is devastating.

Heat, Blackhawks Still Streaking …

As the Heat and Blackhawks continue their respective streaks, Merril Hoge and Seth Greenberg discuss how it feels to be on a roll.

Dennis Rodman Highlights and other North Korean Facts from TMZ …

Celebrities like Dennis Rodman aren’t fazed by a North Korean threat of nuclear attack. When he visited the country, he was greeted with a wild 15-course feast, including a roasted pig, and an all-female cover orchestra, the Morabong Band — who played American TV and movie themes!

More from the Moranbong Band Celebrating the launch of satellite Kwangmyongsong 3-2 …

Performance given by the Moranbong Band after the successful launch of satellite Kwangmyongsong 3-2. No confirmation whether it’s actually a successful satellite as it is reported to tumbling in orbit and there are no confirmed signals from the satellite.

The song “Without a Break” was premiered by the Moranbong Band on December 15, 2012 for an audience that included the new head of the rocket program and his scientists.

December 12 2012, Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 was launched from the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground at 00:49:46 UTC (09:49 KST).The North American Aerospace Defense Command was able to track the rocket at this time. The first stage impacted the ocean 120 miles off the west coast of South Korea at 00:58. At 01:01, the rocket flew over Okinawa, with the second stage impacting 190 miles east of the Philippines four minutes later.

Could life be imitating art … something like this? PLAY THE VIDEO ABOVE AND BELOW FOR MAXIMUM NEWS ABSORPTION …

Fight or Flight in space.

The satellite was deployed into a sun-synchronous polar orbit with an apogee of 363 miles, a perigee of 310 miles, 97.4 degrees of orbital inclination, and an orbital period of 95 minutes and 29 seconds. The spacecraft separated from the rocket’s third stage at 00:59:13; nine minutes and 27 seconds after liftoff.

The U.S. Space Command began to track three objects from the launch, giving Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 the Satellite Catalog Number 39026 and the international designator 2012-072A. They later began tracking a fourth object that was related to the launch.

On December 13, U.S. officials tracking the satellite reported that it appeared to be “tumbling out of control” in its orbit. However South Korean sources said that the satellite was orbiting normally. Data collected by Spain, Italy and Britain suggested the brightness of the satellite has been fluctuating, which indicates tumbling during orbit. Apparently it is still in orbit.