1. 6-year-old Colorado boy found alive in attic after balloon lands
October 15: After scouring northern Colorado by foot and air, frantically chasing a Mylar balloon for miles, and repeatedly interviewing his big brother, authorities end a search for 6-year-old Falcon Heene where it began -- at his house.
2. Michael Jackson dead at 50 after cardiac arrest
June 25: Michael Jackson dies after being taken to a hospital having suffered cardiac arrest, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner's office.
3. Air France: Missing plane probably crashed into Atlantic
June 1: A jet carrying 228 people from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that disappeared overnight in an area of strong turbulence probably crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, the CEO of Air France says.
4. Sheriff: Kidnap victim, children kept in backyard compound
August 28: A California woman snatched from the street in front of her house in 1991 at age 11 had two children with the man accused of taking her and was forced, along with the children, to live in backyard sheds, police say.
5. Officials: Fort Hood shootings suspect alive; 12 dead
November 5: A soldier suspected of fatally shooting 12 and wounding 31 at Fort Hood in Texas is not dead as previously reported by the military, the base's commander says.
6. Goodbye Michael Jackson: Star, brother, friend, father
July7: An 11-year-old girl who lost her father makes the world cry withher. "Ever since I was born, Daddy has been the best father you couldever imagine," says Paris Katherine Jackson, the second of MichaelJackson's three children, as a massive memorial service for her fathernears its end in downtown Los Angeles. "And I just want to say that Ilove him so much," Paris adds, before breaking down in tears andburying herself in the arms of her aunt, Janet Jackson.
7. Airplane crash-lands into Hudson River; all aboard reported safe
January 15: A US Airways plane with 155 people on board ditches into a chilly. Hudson River, apparently after striking at least one bird upon takeofffrom New York's LaGuardia Airport, according to officials andpassengers. Everyone on board is accounted for and alive, officials say.
8. U.S. celebrates as President Obama vows new era
January 20: Barack Obama launches his presidency before an estimated 1.5 million people on the National Mall with somber yet confident tones, saying the country will overcome its seriouseconomic and international challenges. "Today I say to you that thechallenges we face are real," Obama says in his inaugural address. "They are serious, and they are many. They will not be meteasily or in a short span of time. But know this, America: They will bemet."
9. Police: As many as 20 present at gang rape outside school dance
October27: Investigators say as many as 20 people were involved in or stoodand watched the gang rape of a 15-year-old girl outside a Californiahigh school homecoming dance.
10. Actor David Carradine found dead
June4: American actor David Carradine is found dead, hanging by a nylonrope in a hotel room closet in Bangkok, Thailand, according to a Thaipolice official. Carradine became famous in the 1970s when he starredin the television series "Kung Fu."
2009-12-30 16:42 编辑：kuaileyingyu