| Oct 28, 2013
| 9:51 PM
"Travel has always been such an important part of my life," says Canadian astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield. "It has been wonderful to have been around the world multiple times and to have seen the whole thing. It has been one long whirlwind vacation."
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:22 PM
The automatic distress signal came in to the Coast Guard about 10:30 p.m. Thursday: A D.C. Air National Guard pilot had ejected from a fighter jet some 35 miles off Chincoteague Island in Virginia.
As a rescue team sprang into action, another fighter...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:40 PM
The U.S. Consulate in Milan was temporarily evacuated Tuesday after receiving a letter containing a bomb threat, according to news reports.
Other offices in the building were also evacuated and a nearby subway stop shut down while police investigated....
| Aug 27, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Missy Lynn, an active-duty member of the United States Air Force and freelance makeup artist, won the NYX Fine Artistry of Cosmetic Elites (FACE) Awards competition on Saturday, beating out 1,000 other online beauty gurus for the title of Beauty...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 6:43 AM
A rocket roared into a starry sky right on schedule Friday night from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, catapulting a robotic science observatory toward the moon.
The 80-foot, five-stage Minotaur V exploded off the launch pad in a...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Flags at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge were lowered to half staff last week as the NASA center honored former JPL director Bruce C. Murray, who passed away at 81.
Murray died on Thursday, Aug. 29 at his home in Oceanside after...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 9:01 AM
A private contractor is launching a NASA mission into space bound for the moon, and it will be visible in the night sky across hundreds of miles of the Northeast on Friday, including all across Maryland.
NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Orlando's Elayna Popwell, a semifinalist in the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off's Quick Rise and Shine Breakfasts category, needs online votes to move on to the finals and a chance to win the $1 million top prize for her Apricot Almond Buttercups. Voting is...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Two weeks ago in this column, I wrote about Cherise Sheffner, a local 16-year-old suffering from a rare and debilitating disease called dysautonomia, a dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system.
I explained how Cherise's mom, Renee, needed some...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:09 AM
Huntington Beach resident Margo Ferris has been named chairwoman for the annual OC Baron's Ball benefiting the American Cancer Society, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary.
Several Huntington Beach residents have been named event...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 3:42 PM
A longtime official at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge will retire at the end of the month, the agency announced Wednesday.
Gen. Eugene Tattini has served as deputy director of JPL for the past 12 years. He will leave the lab on...