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US nuclear force faces a cascade of missteps
First it was bad attitudes among young officers in nuclear missile launch centers. Now it’s alleged bad behavior by two of the nuclear arsenal’s top commanders.
NATION: Scott Carpenter, 2nd US astronaut in orbit, dies
Scott Carpenter, the second American to orbit the Earth, was guided by two instincts: overcoming fear and quenching his insatiable curiosity. He pioneered his way into the heights of space and the depths of the ocean floor.
1 dead, 45 injured, 4 critically, in Pennsylvania bus crash
A New York City-to-Cleveland Greyhound bus slammed into a tractor-trailer on Interstate 80 in central Pennsylvania early this morning, killing a woman passenger and injuring 45 others, four critically. The bus driver was among the critically injured.
Higgs, Englert win Nobel Prize in physics for 'the God particle'
The entire physics community anticipated Tuesday that Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences would bestow a Nobel Prize in physics for the discovery of the Higgs boson, the elusive subatomic particle that plays a crucial role in the fabric of the universe. But who, exactly, would get the honor?
Glowing plants illuminate regulatory debate
Hunkered down in a converted shipping container stationed in a San Francisco parking lot, three young entrepreneurs are tinkering with the DNA of ordinary plants in the hopes of being able to mass produce a variety that glows in the dark.
VIDEO: Tropical Storm Karen weakens; set for Sunday landfall
Tropical Storm Karen weakened Friday, with sustained winds of just 50 mph, as it approached the northern Gulf Coast. It is expected to make landfall Sunday, likely somewhere along the Alabama coastline.
VIDEO: Woman killed during Capitol Hill chase identified as dental hygienist
A woman was shot and killed by police Thursday after she allegedly tried to drive her vehicle through security barriers at the the White House and a chase ensued, authorities and witnesses said. The chaotic pursuit prompted a lockdown of the U.S. Capitol, where tensions were high due to a continuing shutdown of the federal government.
VIDEO: Capitol Hill car chase caught on camera
Raw footage has emerged of the chase from the White House to the Capitol building.
VIDEO: Government shutdown affects goats, asteroid watch, panda cam
The government shutdown puts the planet at risk of being smacked by an asteroid and even worse, it reduces cute animals on the Internet! Jen Markham explains some of the more unusual effects of the federal government shutdown.
Veterans visit closed WWII memorial
The veterans piled off the chartered buses in front of the World War II Memorial, some in wheelchairs, some using canes, all determined to pay homage to each other and their fallen comrades from more than half a century ago.
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