SpaceX Drops Suit as AF Opens More Competitive Launches
Start-up rocket-maker Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX and headed by billionaire Elon Musk, has agreed to drop its lawsuit against the U.S. Air Force after the service pledged to open more satellite launches to competition. The company based near Los Angeles sued the service last year for the chance to compete in the […]
Ex-officer shot in face, honored by first lady before downward spiral, arrest gets probation
A former Philadelphia police officer honored by the White House before a downward spiral that left him in custody on $60 million bail has been sentenced to probation.
Sheriff's deputies responding to report of small plane down in Washington state's Hood Canal
Authorities are investigating a report of a small plane down in Washington's Hood Canal, a narrow waterway in Puget Sound.
Calif. high school had sex ed teachers with interesting sidelines
A northern California high school where sex ed was taught by members of Planned Parenthood apparently had at least two instructors with interesting sidelines.
Feds: 3 charged in connection with Russian spy ring in New York
Three Russian citizens -- one posing as a New York banker -- were charged Monday in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed messages concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university, authorities said.
Prosecutors won't charge 80-year-old man in killing of burglar who claimed she was pregnant
Prosecutors have declined to charge an 80-year-old California man in the killing of a burglar who falsely claimed she was pregnant.
US prosecutors ask Ohio judge for conference on classified information in US Capitol plot case
Federal prosecutors on Monday requested a pretrial conference to discuss handling classified information in their case against an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol and kill federal officials and workers.
Army Presents Top 5 Images of 2014
The Office of the Chief of Public Affairs (OCPA) has compiled the best photos from all around the Army.
Court upholds conviction in 1988 killing of racing great Mickey Thompson and his wife
A California appeals court has upheld convictions in the murders of auto racing great Mickey Thompson and his wife.
Police: 13-year-old Minnesota boy fatally shot by older brother during 'cops and robbers' game
Police in Minnesota say a 15-year-old boy unintentionally fatally shot by his 13-year-old brother while playing "cops and robbers." Police and paramedics responded to an Eagan home Sunday morning after the 15-year-old reported his brother was unresponsive and bleeding.
Protesters mark 4 months since students disappeared in southern Mexico, doubt official account
Protesters in Mexico City are marking four months since the disappearance of 43 rural teachers' college students in southern Mexico.
Argentina president calls for reform of intelligence services in wake of death of prosecutor
In her first public comments since the mysterious death of a prosecutor rocked Argentina, President Cristina Fernandez is calling on Congress to dissolve the country's current intelligence services.
deadly attack on Ukraine city of Mariupol violated international law, could be war crime
Frenchwoman freed from Mexico prison after 7 years sues ex-president, officials, TV network
A Frenchwoman who became a cause celebre in her country after she was jailed for kidnapping in Mexico is suing a former Mexican president, other ex-officials and the Televisa TV network.
Iraqi officials: Gunshots fired at Emirati passenger plane on landing at Baghdad airport
Iraqi officials say gunshots were fired at an Emirati passenger plane during landing at Baghdad airport.
Greek F-16 jet crashes at base, killing 10, Spain officials say
A Greek F-16 fighter jet crashed into other planes on the ground during NATO maneuvers in southeastern Spain Monday, killing at least 10 people, Spain's Defense Ministry said.
Liberia: Only 5 people being treated for Ebola in country
Liberia said Monday that there are currently only five confirmed cases of Ebola in the entire country -- a dramatic turnaround in the West African nation where the virus has taken its deadliest toll.
Russia's credit ratings downgraded to "junk" level by Standard & Poor's agency amid crisis
Standard & Poor's rating agency has downgraded Russia's credit grade by one notch to junk status, citing a weakened economic outlook.
Iraqi woman involved in al-Qaida's 2005 Jordan attack named in Islamic State hostage crisis
In the moments after her husband blew himself up in the ballroom of a Jordanian hotel as part of an al-Qaida plot, Sajida al-Rishawi fled the scene of chaos wearing her own explosive belt.
Fantastic plastic: Ireland unveils selfie-friendly, credit card-style passports for EU travel
Ireland is launching a new plastic passport for travel in Europe — and Irish citizens can provide their own selfies as the ID photo.