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NASA rover ‘Curiosity’ lands on Mars after plummet

PASADENA, Calif. – In a show of technological wizardry, the robotic explorer Curiosity blazed through the pink skies of Mars, steering itself to a gentle landing inside a giant crater for the most ambitious dig yet into the red planet’s past. A chorus of cheers and applause echoed through the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Sunday night after the most ...

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Obama camp slams Romney’s claim about Ohio early-voting lawsuit

CHICAGO — A top advisor to President Obama’s campaign lashed out at Mitt Romney on Sunday, arguing that the presumptive GOP nominee is misrepresenting a lawsuit Democrats filed in Ohio to equalize voting rights for all Ohioans. The suit, which Romney has seized upon to argue that Obama is trying to undermine service members’ voting rights, calls for all Ohioans ...

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Obama ‘deeply saddened’ by shooting at Sikh temple

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Sunday that he and first lady Michelle Obama are “deeply saddened” by the killing of at least six people Sunday at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, and promised his administration will provide “whatever support is necessary” to those investigating the shooting. “At this difficult time, the people of Oak Creek must know…

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Another Iago at Work in Oak Creek Massacre

Not long after the story broke that a gunman (who may or may not have had accomplices) had reportedly killed six people and wounded three others in a shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, Don Lemon, CNN’s weekend anchor, stated that the gunman was “disturbed” and that anyone who commits such an atrocity would have to be ...

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Seven dead in shooting at Sikh temple in Wisconsin

OAK CREEK, Wisconsin (Reuters) – A gunman killed six people and critically wounded three at a Sikh temple during Sunday services before police shot him dead in an attack that authorities are treating as an act of domestic terrorism. A distraught women is helped to a car outside of the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin August 5, 2012. A ...

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Hiroshima marks anniversary of atomic bombing

HIROSHIMA: Tens of thousands of people will mark the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Monday, as a rising tide of anti-nuclear sentiment swells in post-Fukushima Japan. Ageing survivors, victims’ relatives, government officials and foreign delegates will attend the annual ceremony at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park commemorating the US bombing of the Japanese city nearly seven decades ago. ...

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Lightning Bolt strikes again to make mockery of the doubters

Any doubts about the form and fitness of the Lightning Bolt were blown to smithereens as the Caribbean phenomenon shot past the American Justin Gatlin and his own training partner Yohan Blake to claim a clear victory in 9.63sec. Blake made it a Jamaican one-two, taking silver in 9.75, with Gatlin third in 9.79. But no one could touch the ...

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>Olympic Moment: Michael Phelps Bids Adieu to the Pool

Michael Phelps’ storied career came to an end Saturday – and he went out in style. The swimming star and most decorated Olympian of all time took his final victory lap, winning the 4×100-meter medley relay in London with teammates Matt Grevers, Brendan Hansen and Nathan Adrian in 3:29.35. Phelps’ final Olympic medal tally: 22 medals (a record 18 gold, ...

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