August 5, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - On a chaparral-covered hillside 40 miles north of Los Angeles in June 2010, researchers from the Department of Homeland Security hid a device the size of a pack of cigarettes that emitted a safe pulse of low-grade radiation. It was a stand-in for a dirty bomb, or fallout from a nuclear meltdown. Nearby, a pilot toggled a joystick, and a gray drone with the wingspan of a California condor banked through the sky. As the plane's sensor sniffed for radioactive isotopes, law enforcement officers and firefighters watched a portable controller that looked like an oversized Game Boy. In minutes, a warning signal glowed on the screen.
April 13, 2013 |
Twenty-one-year-old Taylor Dankel darts around a quick corner of the racetrack and buries the throttle. The supercharged, 650-horsepower V-8 in his father's modified 2008 Shelby Mustang GT500KR lets out a guttural roar. It's a scene that would have put a smile on the face of Shelby American's founder, Carroll Shelby. An automotive icon whose career evolved from chicken farmer to world-class racer, engineer and businessman, Shelby died in May 2012 at the age of 89. Photos: Shelby after Shelby But his legacy is everywhere on this windy day in Pahrump, Nev., about an hour outside of Las Vegas.
August 8, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS - With the prospect of thousands of unmanned aircraft flying around U.S. airspace beginning in 2015, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration pledged that new regulations are in the works to keep skies safe and protect people's privacy. Speaking before hundreds of drone makers, potential buyers and government officials at a drone expo Tuesday, acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said the integration of unmanned aircraft in U.S. skies is a daunting challenge. "There's a lot of work that needs to be done to move [drone]
December 12, 1998
FIRST HALF FIRST QUARTER Woodbridge 7, Santa Margarita 0 Grijalva, 25-yard fumble return at 11:46. PAT--Terwiske (kick). Woodbridge 7, Santa Margarita 3 Froehlich, 33-yard field goal at 3:18. 64-yard drive, 19 plays. Key play--Thompson 12-yard pass from Orlando to Woodbridge 49 on third and 13. Key gain--McCroskey 10 run. Woodbridge 14, Santa Margarita 3 Rommelfanger, 24-yard pass from Barlow at 1:04. 83-yard drive, seven plays.
April 13, 1996 |
Japan and the United States announced plans Friday to return a major military air base on the southern island of Okinawa to local landowners, easing the most troubling issue in the two countries' security ties before President Clinton arrives here next week. Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto and U.S. Ambassador Walter F.
September 12, 2012 |
Calorie counts will be posted alongside images of juicy burgers on McDonald's menu boards nationwide starting next week, much as they have been in California for more than a year. Yielding to growing customer demand and acting ahead of pending federal rules, the fast-food giant said it would replace all inside and drive-through menus at its more than 14,000 U.S. locations with new signs with nutritional details. Analysts said they expect other major chains to follow suit soon.