Google's Street View eyes Israel
Israel has given Google a green light to photograph its streets after a deal with the Internet giant meant to ensure its panoramic Street View service would not aide terrorists planning attacks on sensitive sites. Google uses cameras mounted on cars, tricycles and even snowmobiles to take Street View's 360-degree images, which users of the website can view by zooming in on any given point on a map. Street View is available in more than 30 countries. Israel will be the first Mideast country included.
'In Cold Blood' home hit by fire
Firefighters put out a small fire at a farmhouse in Holcomb, Kan., where four family members were killed in 1959, sparking Truman Capote to write the critically acclaimed book In Cold Blood. Garden City fire Chief Allen Shelton said the fire started Sunday night in an upstairs bedroom, most likely after a cigarette was left unattended. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to a chair in the room, but the rest of the house sustained some smoke and water damage. The home was the scene of the slayings of Herbert Clutter, a prominent farmer, and his wife, Bonnie Mae Fox, and their children, Kenyon, 15, and Nancy, 15. The hunt for their killers mesmerized the nation.