Nightly News | May 27, 2011
>>> for our team here, this week started with a sunday night flielt to joplin, missouri. you saw our live coverage of what we saw when we got there and what those good people in that great town are going through right now. as a result, it was an awful week, dominated by the relently sad coverage and the loss of life. because of that, we didn't have time to talk about a lot of new information. when we talk about that new ipad app, that's what we mean, the stories we run out of time to air. in short order, we thought we would catch up on the stories that got away from all of us.
>>> first up, the presidential limousine in ireland. it's bullet proof and bomb proof, but it's no match for irish speed bumps . luckily, he wasn't in it, but it was the first of two limo embarrassments on the trip. his motorcade was seen fueling up in bp while in england, the folks who brought us the oil spill.
>>> on the trip, he drank a guinness in ireland, flipped burgers, and high fived the prime minister, and speaking of presidents, you done normally hear them in candid moments, like this weekend when they caught bill clinton making nice with paul ryan . another former president was in the news. george w. bush had a foul ball , and they almost took him out in a texas rangers game. the democrats picked up a seat in congress. cathy hochal won the seat vacated by the guy who sent a shirtless photo to a woman other than his wife. the supreme court said this week californi california's prisons are so overcrowded, the constitutes cruel and unconstitutional punishment and it's unconstitutional, so they're going to release 30,000 prisoners over the next two years.
>>> from the alabama region, another reason to love dogs. mason the terrier mix came home this week after three weeks. he made it home despite two broken front legs because he needed to get home to his owner. that's high we love dogs.
>>> speaking of unfettered courage, the nation lost a metal of honor winner this week. paul wedofr from washington. running under fire for 150 yards in the open and destroying two german machine gun nests. he received a ticker tape machine from home after which he worked for the local electric company for 40 years. he was 90 and his death leaves 84 living rezipiants.
>>> chicago was in the news today was climate scientists have warned the city that due to changing weather patterns, its climate will now become more like baton rouge in coming years. a lot wetter and milder than normal. that rounds out the news of the past week. we chose not to show you the cute youtube video of the mother cat hugging her cat who was having a nightmare or the guy practicing a speech that was ruined by his cat or the beagle catching a ball, because this is a serious broadcast, all after, and we're back in a moment with our "making a difference" report. an everyday moment