Nearly 500 days into its mission, the Pentagon still won’t say what its drone space shuttle is doing in orbit, or when it might come back.
Rompe La Cintura
Dust off those old nunchakus and order a pizza (or four), because the Heroes in a Half Shell are back on the big screen courtesy of producer Michael Bay in complete and total Michael Bay-ish mode. The best thing about the trailer? The Turtles are… adorable in CG. And they’re in full-on Turtle mode, crackin’ […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Secret Service agent found drunk by staff at a Dutch hotel was recalled to the U.S. along with two of his colleagues, the day before President Barack Obama was set to arrive in the Netherlands.
The first images of engaged stars Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher’s TV reunion on “Two and a Half Men” indicate that the couple (who are also reportedly expecting a baby) still have the onscreen chemistry from their “That ’70s Show” days.
The United States should be able to launch its astronauts to space using homegrown commercial spacecraft by 2017, NASA officials say. The four private companies NASA is counting on to develop manned spaceships — Boeing, Blue Origin, Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) and SpaceX — are notching the many milestones set by the space agency’s commercial crew program (CCP), officials said. “Already this year, NASA and its industry partners are making tremendous progress toward achieving the nation’s goal of restoring America’s capability to launch commercial passengers, including astronauts, from U.S. soil to low-Earth orbit,” Kathy Lueders, CCP’s acting program manager, said in a statement. NASA requested $848 million for commercial crew in the White House’s 2015 budget proposal.
NEW YORK (AP) — To go with “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games,” Lionsgate now has a trio of young-adult franchises with the box-office leading “Divergent.”
Ukraine’s Western-backed leaders voiced fears of an imminent Russian invasion of the industrial heartland, as NATO’s top commander warned of a “very sizeable” Russian troop presence on Ukraine’s eastern border. The warnings came a day after Kremlin troops seized Ukraine’s last airbase in Crimea, deploying armoured personnel carriers and stun grenades in a spectacular show of force after sealing the peninsula’s annexation. The interim leaders in Kiev fear that Russian President Vladimir Putin is developing a sense of impunity after being hit by only limited EU and US sanctions for taking the Black Sea cape. “The aim of Putin is not Crimea but all of Ukraine…. His troops massed at the border are ready to attack at any moment,” Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council chief Andriy Parubiy told a mass unity rally in Kiev.
By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish armed forces shot down a Syrian plane on Sunday that Ankara said had crossed into its air space in an area where Syrian rebels have been battling President Bashar al-Assad’s forces for control of a border crossing. “A Syrian plane violated our airspace,” Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan told an election rally in northwest Turkey. Because if you violate my airspace, our slap after this will be hard.” Syria condemned what it called a “blatant aggression” and said the jet was pursuing rebel fighters inside Syria. One plane entered Turkish airspace at Yayladagi, east of the Kasab border crossing, it said.
By Jane Wardell and Siva Govindasamy SYDNEY/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Aircraft and ships ploughed through dire weather on Thursday in search of objects floating in remote seas off Australia that Malaysia’s government called a “credible lead” in the trans-continental hunt for a jetliner missing for nearly two weeks. The large objects, which Australian officials said were spotted by satellite four days ago in one of the remotest parts of the globe, are the most promising find in days as searchers scour a vast area for the plane lost with 239 people on board. A Norwegian merchant ship arrived in the area on Thursday, but officials cautioned it could take days to confirm if the objects were parts of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777. Malaysia’s government said the search would continue elsewhere despite the sighting in the southern Indian Ocean.
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