The detectives knew who abducted 5-year-old Richard Wayne Landers Jr. in 1994. His paternal grandparents, reportedly angry about a custody case involving the small boy, took him and disappeared from Indiana.
We recently had the pleasure of chatting with Miguel San Martin, chief engineer for Guidance, Navigation, and Control at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he has worked on four Mars spacecraft. On Twitter he's @MigOnMars. In case you're just tuning in: On August 6 (it was still August 5 on the West Coast), the Mars rover Curiosity landed on Mars amid enormous celebration among space enthusiasts. The one-ton rover put its wheels on Mars through a complicated process known as "seven minutes of terror." A supersonic parachute and a sky crane had to be utilized in order to safely get Curiosity there. The mission cost $2.5 billion.
Texas Planned Parenthood
A full hearing is scheduled before U.S. district judge on Friday on whether to grant Planned Parenthood a temporary injunction to receive health program funding in Texas.
They don't get much more anti-American than Venezuela's Hugo Chavez. For many Americans, the Latin American president is embodied by his 2006 lashing out at then-U.S. president George W. Bush.
A man arrested on suspicion of possession of an explosive substance allegedly told people he planned to blow up the iconic arch in New York City's Washington Square Park, authorities say.
President Obama spends Friday meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. After a bilateral meeting in the morning, the two leaders will have a working lunch followed by a joint press conference
A Drug Enforcement Administration agent stationed in Cartagena, Colombia, arranged for a prostitute to have an encounter with a U.S. Secret Service Agent only days before a visit there by President Barack Obama, the Justice Department's inspector general has found.
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A federal task force looking for ways to curb gun violence will have a set of recommendations by Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden announced Thursday. Speaking during a week of meetings with disparate groups on various sides of the issue -- including some for and others against stricter gun controls -- Biden, who oversees the task force, said the recommendations to be given to President Barack Obama will serve as a beginning.
The nation's largest gun lobby left a Thursday meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and his gun control panel "disappointed" and perceiving little ground for compromise and said it would move forward on the issue independently.
The National Rifle Association is gearing up to face one of the strongest challenges to its cause in many years: recommendations from an Obama administration working group on gun violence that are expected to address assault weapons and high-capacity magazine clips.