Baumgartner came down in the eastern New Mexico desert minutes after jumping from his capsule 128,097 feet, or roughly 24 miles, above Earth. He lifted his arms in victory shortly after landing, sending off loud cheers from jubilant onlookers and friends inside the mission's control center in Roswell, N.M. Breaking the World skydive altitude record.
When people talk about the cinematic geniuses of the 1980s, one name invariably comes up — John Hughes. For young people growing up then and even today, the writer-director’s name conjures up memories of unforgettable films. From “Sixteen Candles” (1984) and “The Breakfast Club” (1985) to “Pretty in Pink” (1986) and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” […]
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Justice Department officials and several police chiefs released recommendations Tuesday for law enforcement agencies to change investigative procedures to prevent wrongful convictions. Although there is no way of knowing how many people are wrongfully convicted each year, the officials noted that the National Registry of Exonerations tallies 1,135 exonerations from 1989 […]
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — On the eve of talks, Iran's moderate president said Tuesday that his administration will defend the Islamic Republic's nuclear rights and work to end international sanctions that have devastated its economy. Hassan Rouhani's remarks were seen as part of his efforts to defuse claims by hard-liners that he has given too […]