A 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Alaska, U.S. employment numbers completely stagnate in July, Kiss front man Gene Simmons is finally getting married, and more in today's Daily Scoop.
Another big earthquake hits United States
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked Alaska's coast on Friday morning. The big earthquake initially prompted a tsunami warning, though it was canceled a few hours later.
The U.S. Geological Service reported that an earthquake hit at 6:55 a.m. EDT at a depth of 6.2 miles off the coast of Alaska. According to the geological service, there are about 15 earthquakes of a 7.0 magnitude or higher in the U.S. each year. The largest ever earthquake in Alaska was a 9.2 magnitude in 1964.
There have been no reported injuries or damage from the earthquake.
U.S. Employment Stagnates, Market Responds Poorly
U.S. employment completely stagnated in the month of July with a net zero job report -- sending the market spiraling down almost immediately. Shortly after opening, the market was down more than 200 points and could continue to drop over the course of the day.
The unemployment rate stayed at 9.1 percent, while the private sector added 17,000 jobs.
The extremely poor jobs report will put even more pressure on President Obama to deliver in his Sept. 8 jobs speech to a joint session of Congress.
Gene Simmons is Finally Getting Married
KISS rocker Gene Simmons is finally tying the knot with Shannon Tweed, his girlfriend of 28 years, according to the New York Post.
Tweed is the mother of Simmons' two children, Nick and Sophie, and has bugged Simmons frequently on his A&E reality show, Gene Simmons Family Jewels to fully commit and marry her.
In the past Tweed has expressed doubt that Simmons would ever come through, but the Post reports the couple has set an Oct. 1 wedding day and has begun mailing out wedding invitations.
A letter by the couple's two children accompanied wedding invitations.
After 28 years of two loose strings, our parents have finally decided to tie the knot, the letter reads. Our Mother will share our horrendous hyphenate of a last name and our Father's life... well it doesn't change much.
Wisconsin Dominates UNLV in College Football Opener
No. 11 ranked Wisconsin dominated UNLV, 54-17, in college football's opening day kickoff. The Badgers, led by new quarterback Russell Wilson, utterly destroyed UNLV in every aspect of the game on Thursday night.
By half-time, Wisconsin had built up a 37-3 lead over UNLV and from there was able to put on cruise control for the easy victory. Wilson, in his debut since transferring from NC State, threw for 255 yards and two passing touchdowns, while adding one 46-yard rushing touchdown.