• Spaceship pilot describes harrowing free fall after breakup

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Free-falling miles above the desert, his test spaceship ripped to pieces and the frigid air hard to breathe, pilot Peter Siebold struggled through crippling injuries to turn on his oxygen and just to stay conscious. Siebold was aware that Virgin Galactic's...

  • VA doctor regrets post telling gun advocate to 'off' himself

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Department of Veterans Affairs psychiatrist said Tuesday he regrets a Facebook post suggesting that a gun-rights supporter "off" himself. Dr. Gregg Gorton said his comment was meant to be sarcastic but he'd love to take it back nonetheless. "It's just one of...

  • NTSB: Company should have prepared for human error

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The developer of the commercial spacecraft that broke apart during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert last year failed to protect against human error, specifically the co-pilot unlocking a braking system too quickly and triggering the accident that killed...

  • Chile dictatorship burning victim says justice being served

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A woman who was badly burned in a military attack during the dictatorship of Chilean Gen. Augusto's Pinochet said Tuesday that she believes the recent testimony of a soldier will lead to many others speaking out about atrocities they were forced to take part in....

  • What's in emergency bill to fund Veterans Affairs Department

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A three-month highway spending bill scheduled for a vote Wednesday in the House includes nearly $3.4 billion to fill a budget hole that the Department of Veterans Affairs claims would force it to close hospitals and clinics nationwide. Lawmakers from both parties said...

  • House intelligence chairman calls for new Iran assessment

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes is asking for additional intelligence assessments related to the nuclear agreement with Iran. In a letter Tuesday to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Nunes asked for an analysis of competing hypotheses about...

  • Over 600 baby sea turtles get 2nd chance, released in ocean

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — It was a turtle emancipation. Over 600 baby sea turtles got a second chance at life Monday when they were released into the ocean off of Boca Raton by Ft. Lauderdale Coast Guard and local nature center officials. With the odds against them — only about 1 in...

  • Ohio Homeland Security leader Baron dies after illness

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state Department of Public Safety says Ohio's homeland security chief, Richard Baron, has died after an illness. A department spokesman says the 54-year-old Baron died Tuesday in Columbus at Ohio State University's James Cancer Hospital. The agency says...

  • The Latest: UN official voices concern about Syria safe zone

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest from NATO meeting on Islamic State group and related developments (all times local): 9:50 p.m. The U.N. humanitarian chief, Stephen O'Brien, has warned against calling a proposed buffer along the Turkey-Syrian border a "safe zone," saying it could risk...

  • US analyst who spied for Israel to be paroled after 30 years

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jonathan Pollard, a former Naval intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel and passing along a trove of classified documents, has been granted parole and will be released from prison in November after nearly 30 years, his lawyers said Tuesday. The decision...

Advertisement
Advertisement
The Gazette’s Deal of the Day
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement