Officials say the Antares mission is a success, after a steady stream of status updates in which flight control engineers seemed to repeat “nominal” several times a minute. The vehicle will now drift in orbit before burning up in re-entry, likely in a few weeks, officials say.
In West, Texas, some of the town’s citizens whose homes were damaged by Wednesday night’s massive fertilizer plant explosion returned to their homes Saturday afternoon, after authorities declared parts of the area safe. But a curfew is in place, and other areas close to the blast remain off-limits.
People in Boston and across Massachusetts will pause for a moment of silence at 2:50 p.m. ET Monday — marking the time exactly one week before when the first of two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 170.
Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has not yet been questioned — but officials’ decision not to read him his Miranda rights before interrogation is the subject of much debate.
While there has been no arrest as of this hour, The Boston Globe says authorities believe they are ” ‘very close’ in their pursuit of the bomber,” according to “an official briefed on the investigation … who declined to be named.”
A bipartisan compromise that would have expanded federal background checks for firearms purchases has been rejected by the Senate.
Scientists have unraveled the genome of the coelacanth, a rare and primitive fish once thought to be extinct, shedding light on how closely it’s related to the first creatures to emerge from the sea.
After a fire and explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others, rescue workers on Thursday are still sifting through the smoldering rubble hoping to find survivors.
Take the usual agony of an adoption dispute. Add in the disgraceful U.S. history of ripping Indian children from their Native American families. Mix in a dose of initial fatherly abandonment. And there you have it — a poisonous and painful legal cocktail that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.