SAN DIEGO — A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.
Family spokesman Jonathan Franks told The Associated Press on Friday that the judge decided to release retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi (Tah-mor-EE-si).
JUST IN: Mexican judge orders immediate release of jailed US Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi
LONDON — The UK announced Friday that it will start paying off part of the debt it took on to finance World War I.
Consols were issued by Chancellor Winston Churchill in 1927 partly to refinance National War Bonds. The consols are perpetual bonds that pay 4% interest on the face value each year for all time.
Thomas Menino, a former mayor of Boston, died Thursday, but his political influence lives on — at least until ballots are counted for the upcoming U.S. midterm elections.
Menino filled out an absentee ballot before his death, according to The Boston Globe, though his spokesperson is not revealing who or what he voted for. The elections are set to take place on Nov. 4.
Menino first became acting mayor of Boston in 1993, and…
Following the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo‘s crash landing Friday that killed one person and left another injured, hundreds who have already booked a flight on one of the first space tourism vehicles are left wondering about the future of their own trips to the stars.
In April, Virgin boasted that they had already sold more than 700 tickets, some to Hollywood celebrities, others to simple space enthusiasts who wanted to be part of an historic first wave of pioneers
But now, the accident…
Rain or snow is expected to fall on much of California throughout Halloween weekend as a Pacific storm system drives a cold front across much of the state.
While the storm does nothing to change the fact that the state is in the midst of the worst drought in at least a century, it could bring significant rainfall to parts of southern and central California that have yet to see any major precipitation this season, according to the National Weather Service
California’s Central Valley and the…
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Count Dracula might be a fictional character who makes the blood curdle on Halloween, but his historical namesake is not. Vlad III, known in his heyday as Dracula — or Drăculea, in old Romanian — was a medieval prince with a figurative thirst for blood.
As his other nickname, “Vlad the Impaler,” suggests, Vlad had a penchant for brutally punishing his enemies. However, much of what modern historians know about Vlad III comes from pamphlets and other texts printed in the 15th century, both…
A spaceship that has promised to shuttle hundreds of paying customers to space when it begins commercial flights next year experienced an “in-flight anomaly” during a test flight on Friday.
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo had taken off at 12:19 p.m. ET from Mojave, CA for what the company was calling a “Halloween treat.”
But less than an hour later, the company tweeted that something had gone wrong. Reports say…
Hungary’s prime minister says the government will suspend a planned tax on Internet usage and reconsider the matter next year after backlash
Two protests within the past week attended by tens of thousands of people were sparked by a scheme to make Internet service providers pay 150 forints ($0.62) per gigabyte of Internet traffic, later proposed to be capped at different monthly rates for individual and business users.
Humanity is one step closer to reaching Mars. NASA finished up its Orion Spacecraft Thursday, and it’s preparing for a test flight on Dec. 4
When Orion launches in December, aboard a Delta IV Heavy rocket, it will complete a 4.5-hour, two-orbit test flight.
The flight will really put Orion to the test. NASA says the spacecraft will return to Earth at speeds of more than 20,000 mph. Those speeds will generate temperatures up to 4,000 degrees…