Category Archives: Asia

SpaceX suffers capsule anomaly during Florida tests

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SpaceX suffers capsule anomaly during Florida tests

“The initial tests completed successfully but the final test resulted in an anomaly on the test stand,” the company said in a statement. The issue was earlier reported by Florida Today, which said orange smoke was seen rising above SpaceX’s facilities, and that the anomaly was contained with no injuries. SpaceX said its teams are investigating and are working closely with U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) partners.

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Coloradans mark 20th anniversary of a dark day: Columbine shooting

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Coloradans mark 20th anniversary of a dark day: Columbine shooting

It has been 20 years since two heavily armed young men in dark trenchcoats entered a Colorado high school and launched a bloody attack that seared the word “Columbine” into the American psyche, forever transforming the debate on gun rights and school violence. As people on Saturday prepared to mark the anniversary of the massacre in Littleton, Colorado — in which teenaged shooters Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris killed 12 Columbine High School students and a teacher before turning their guns on themselves — there were words of grief and loss and anger. School shootings, once almost unheard …read more

Republican Mitt Romney 'sickened' by Mueller description of Trump

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Republican Mitt Romney 'sickened' by Mueller description of Trump

Republican Senator Mitt Romney said Friday that he was “sickened” and “appalled” by what Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed about President Donald Trump and his aides, while most Republicans declined to comment on the explosive report. “I am sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the president,” Romney said in a statement. Released on Thursday after a nearly two-year investigation, Mueller’s report detailed a huge amount of cooperative but not criminal contacts between Trump’s 2016 election campaign and Russia that assisted the Republican against …read more

NYPD arrest man carrying gasoline into St Patrick's Cathedral

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NYPD arrest man carrying gasoline into St Patrick's Cathedral

A man was arrested Wednesday night after entering St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters, police said, just days after a fire badly damaged the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris. The man was confronted by a cathedral security officer and was told he could not go inside carrying those items, according to the police. “At that point, some gasoline apparently spills out onto the floor as he’s turned around,” Miller said.

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Amazon sale shaves $50 off the newest iPad, up to $300 off iPad Pro

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Whether you’re looking for a great tablet at a cheap price or a high-end iPad Pro to replace your laptop, today is the day to pull the trigger. Amazon is running great sales on every current-generation iPad tablet, starting with the Apple iPad (Wi-Fi, 32GB) at a $50 discount. The deepest discount you’ll find is on the Apple iPad Pro (10.5-inch, Wi-Fi, 512GB), which can be had right now for a whopping $300 less than you’ll pay at the Apple store. You can also save big on 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablets in all capacities though, so check out …read more

Israeli tank, aircraft hit Gaza after cross-border fire: army

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Israeli tank, aircraft hit Gaza after cross-border fire: army

Israel on Friday struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip with tank and aircraft fire after troops were shot at on the Israeli side of the border, the army said. The Israeli military said in a statement that “no injuries to soldiers were reported” after its troops came under fire. Palestinian security sources in Hamas-ruled Gaza told AFP that the Israeli strikes hit Hamas military observation posts at three locations along the frontier.

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