The decision by the military to put seven C-130s on an indefinite 'operational hold' has removed critical firefighting aircraft from the skies during one of the busiest and most destructive wildfire seasons ever to hit the West.
The second classified mission for the National Reconnaissance Office to launch in nine days blasted off with the most powerful liquid hydrogen rocket engines ever built. The spy agency plans a third launch in August.
An Atlas 5 rocket successfully launched a National Reconnaissance Office spy satellite on Monday, just days after the Air Force's secret X-37B space plane returned from its secret 15-month mission in orbit.
US indexes opened lower, then drifted between modest gains and losses. Homebuilders rallied after a measure of confidence rose to a five-year high. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 25 points, to 12,741.
New information gives a clearer picture of what happened 75 years ago to Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan, where they came down and how they likely survived – for a while, at least – as castaways on a remote island.