Instead of rocket-powered sub-orbital flights like those of Virgin Galactic, could high-altitude ballooning become the most viable way of letting paying tourists experience space — or at least something thrillingly close to it?
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The U.S. ambassador to South Korea was slashed in the face by an unidentified assailant at a public forum in the capital early on Thursday, police and a witness said.
Four patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles were infected with a drug-resistant “superbug” bacteria during endoscopic procedures that may have exposed 64 others since last August, the hospital said on Wednesday.
Iran’s foreign minister said in a U.S. television interview on Wednesday he believed “we are very close” to a nuclear arms deal with six major world powers, but cautioned there were details that needed to be worked out.
U.S. authorities had sought to deport to Cameroon a homeless man later shot dead by police in Los Angeles, but they had to release him from custody after Cameroonian authorities failed to respond to requests for a travel document, an immigration official said on Wednesday.
Two people were killed and five injured before dawn on Wednesday after gunfire erupted at a nightclub and nearby gas station in a Los Angeles suburb before the violence spread to a hospital where one of the victims died, authorities said.
The U.S. Supreme Court appeared sharply divided on ideological lines on Wednesday as it tackled a second major challenge to President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, with Justice Anthony Kennedy emerging as a likely swing vote in a ruling.
Nearly half of Americans favor making marijuana legal and think Congress shouldn’t be able to intervene in local pot laws in Washington, D.C., according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.
Thirty-three miners were confirmed dead late on Wednesday after a coal mine blast in the rebel-held city of Donetsk near the battle front in eastern Ukraine, indicating no one trapped in the rubble survived.
The FBI said on Wednesday it had detained the person it believes fired shots near the National Security Agency headquarters on Tuesday and was responsible for several Maryland highway shootings.
The U.S. Senate failed on Wednesday to override President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, leaving the controversial project to await an administration decision on whether to permit or deny it.
French police will track down and arrest the operators of drone aircraft seen flying illegally on several nights over sensitive sites in Paris and above nuclear power plants, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.
The Justice Department formally closed its investigation of Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson, declining to bring criminal charges for the killing of Michael Brown.
Henderson police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man they say robbed a man at gunpoint at an ATM early Sunday morning.
It was a sophisticated attack with sophisticated devices. Authorities quickly identified the Boston bombing suspects, but almost immediately after Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed during the manhunt for the perpetrators and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured, investigators privately questioned if more people were involved.
Las Vegas police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man they say stabbed a woman Tuesday at Park Forest Apartments, 50 N. 21st St.
Someone’s going to have to update Wikipedia. A group of scientists, including UNLV anthropologist Brian Villmoare, have discovered in Ethiopia the oldest fossilized remains of the Homo genus — think a really, really long-departed cousin.
U.S. Rep. Cresent Hardy on Thursday put in a request to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell that Nevadans be given more time to weigh in on a new resource management plan for 3.1 million acres of federal land in Southern Nevada.
A year on from the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, an extraordinary amount of key data remains unknown - fueling conspiracy theories and heated online debate about one of aviation’s biggest mysteries.
Two men have been arrested in connection with two armed robberies, including one against a taxi driver who was shot while escaping, North Las Vegas police said Thursday night.
A 1-year-old cocker spaniel was rescued from a northwest apartment fire on Thursday afternoon.
Two small Nevada cities, Mesquite and Fernley, have been tapped as among the top 25 U.S locations for new distribution warehouse operations in a report slated for presentation Thursday in Las Vegas.
A children’s advocate who helped investigate a teacher sex scandal at a Pahrump high school decades ago urged lawmakers Thursday to require those convicted to register as sex offenders and be subject to lifetime supervision.