U.S. authorities have ratcheted up pressure on one of Mexico’s most notorious drug cartels, releasing new details about the so-called Gulf Cartel’s operations and offering up to a $50 million reward for the arrest of its leaders.
President Obama on Monday hailed the Apollo 11 astronauts who made it to the moon 40 years ago as "genuine American heroes" and "the touchstone for excellence in exploration and discovery." Welcoming Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin to the White House, Obama said the lunar landing and subsequent walk on the moon by Armstrong and Aldrin continued to inspire young people to study math and science in hopes of becoming astronauts.
Final preparations are under way for Monday’s scheduled launch of the space shuttle Atlantis from Kennedy Space Center in Florida in a repair mission for the Hubble Space Telescope. The countdown timeline is on target, and “Atlantis is ready to fly,” said Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, NASA’s test director. Preparations for the 2:01 p.m