Earthquakes rattle San Jose, but not deadly


Two earthquakes more than three hours apart rattled the San Jose area of California  late Tuesday, but no damage was reported, authorities said.

The U.S. Geological Service said a magnitude-3.1 quake struck at 7:19 p.m. local time a few miles east of San Martin. A stronger quake, registering 3.9. and centered northeast of Alum Rock, rolled through the area at 10:32 p.m., USGS said.

“A good shaker,” Sanjay Khandelwal, of Los Gatos, told The Mercury News. “My daughter felt it as well. She sleeps in a bunk bed and felt it move.”

Christiane Hinsch, in nearby Morgan Hill, posted on the CBS San Francisco Facebook page that she “heard it before it happened. Lasted about 5 Continue reading “Earthquakes rattle San Jose, but not deadly”

Temple of the Jedi Order not a religion, British Authorities rule

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British Charity Authorities on Monday said that the Temple of the Jedi Order is not a religion.

The statement came after years of tongue-in-cheek efforts by fans of the Star Wars faith to have it recognised alongside other religions.

The application for Jediism to be registered as a charitable incorporated organisation was rejected by the Charity Commission, which regulates charitable Continue reading “Temple of the Jedi Order not a religion, British Authorities rule”