In the fall of 1962, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev ordered a secret deployment of nuclear missiles in Cuba that were soon detected by U.S. spy planes. On Oct. 16 that year, Kennedy was briefed on photographic proof of the missile sites being developed.
U.S. officials determined from the size of the images that the medium-range missiles would be able to reach Washington, Dallas, Cape Canaveral, Fla., or other sites within 1,000 miles of Cuba, likely within minutes. Soon after, they learned of longer-range missiles that could reach most of the country. Kennedy's team debated how to respond but agreed the missiles would not be tolerated.
Workers charged in animal cruelty
BOISE, Idaho - Three former dairy workers with Idaho's largest dairy operation have been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after undercover video shot by an animal-rights group showed workers stomping, dragging, and beating cows inside a milking barn.
The video was shot using a hidden camera by a member of Mercy for Animals who got a job at Bettencourt Dairies' Dry Creek Dairy in Hansen for a few weeks this summer.
It shows workers at the dairy beating cows with a pink cane as the animals slipped and slid on the wet concrete floor and workers kicking and stomping cows that have fallen between the metal bars in the milking stalls.
Students protest deadly shooting
MOBILE, Ala. - Dozens of students gathered at the site of a deadly campus shooting on Wednesday to protest the killing of a naked, unarmed student by a University of South Alabama police officer.
A smaller group rallied to support the embattled police department and Officer Trevis Austin, 27, who fatally shot 18-year-old Gil Collar on Saturday.
Investigators have said Collar took LSD at a Mobile music festival before returning to campus and having a bizarre drug-induced meltdown and pounding on the police station door. Austin came out of the station with his weapon drawn and shot and killed Collar after the onetime high school wrestler continued to advance and refused to follow police commands, authorities have said.
The protesters said they want campus police to carry Tasers and believe the officer should have subdued Collar without killing him.
"Gil was murdered," read one sign.