The Space Shuttle Atlantis streaks skyward as sunlight pierces through the gap between the orbiter and ET assembly. Atlantis lifted off on the 42nd space shuttle flight on August 2, 1991 carrying a crew of five and TDRS-E.
The China miner rescue was good news for a coal mining industry that is still the world's deadliest despite impressive safety improvements in recent years.
Relatives and workers wait for the news of the flooded Batian coal mine in the town of Xiaohe, Weiyuan County in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Nov. 21. Rescuers were racing on Nov. 22 to reach 29 people trapped while doing safety work in a coal mine in southern China, the latest accident in the world's deadliest mines.
President Obama and Secretary Clinton sympathize with air travelers irked by intrusive security measures, including X-rays and body pat downs. But for now, things are unlikely to change.
The federal government’s role in the daily operations of General Motors is expected to lessen in the wake of this week’s initial public offering (IPO) that yielded the company over $20 billion in cash and reduced the US Treasury Department’s stake in the company to 37 percent.
Fiat 500 will cost $15,500, nearly $5,000 less than the Mini.
Full-body scans and enhanced pat-downs have become America’s “primary screening” technique, but have also generated a rising tide of criticism for being too invasive. At each of the 68 major airports where the 385 new full-body scanners are in place, passengers will be directed to them, says Sarah Horowitz, spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Here's what to expect – and what protections you can demand:
The GM IPO raised $20 billion of the $49 billion that the federal government spent to bailout GM. But the finish line is still years away.
Many Americans will get their first look at the TSA's body scanners at airports around the US during the Thanksgiving holiday.