The big news story of the day concerns a mysterious vapor trail that appeared at sunset last night off the coast of California just north of Catalina. The spectacular trail was taken to be evidence of a missile launch by the news helicopter that shot footage of it, but the Pentagon insisted that it had launched no test missiles anywhere near the area. There is some speculation that the vapor trail was actually a con trail from a jet aircraft that was traveling parallel to the ground towards the coast, rather than a rocket launching from the ocean moving westward. If this theory is correct, the apparent direction of the rocket was an optical illusion. As of post time, the mystery was still unsolved.
In other news, the Archbishop of Brussels was pied by a congregant during an All Saints’ Day mass. The pie is thought to have been launched in protest of the archbishop’s refusal to acknowledge the seriousness of clerical sex abuse scandals.
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