Circle of life: Bush family welcomes new baby 2 days after Barbara Bush's passing

Circle of life: Bush family welcomes new baby 2 days after Barbara Bush's passingJust two days after former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away in her home in Houston, the Bush family welcomed a baby boy.



The Latest: 2,500 attend public viewing for Barbara Bush

The Latest: 2,500 attend public viewing for Barbara BushHOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local):



US awards $1bn contract for hypersonic missile as it falls behind Russia and China in new arms race

US awards $1bn contract for hypersonic missile as it falls behind Russia and China in new arms raceThe US Air Force is awarding almost $1 billion (£700m) to Lockheed Martin to develop a hypersonic missile as it tries to keep up with recent strides made by Russia and China in building ever faster weapons. Moscow last month claimed the lead in the race to develop missiles that can travel at many times the speed of sound. Its defence ministry revealed video footage of its plane-launched Kinzhal missile, which is reportedly capable of accelerating to ten times the speed of sound. American officials have also expressed concern that China was building missiles that could outrace or outfox its existing defence and interceptor systems. Now the Pentagon says Lockheed is to receive up to $929 million to design and build a “hypersonic conventional strike weapon”. “This contract provides for the design, development, engineering, systems integration, test, logistics planning, and aircraft integration support of all the elements of a hypersonic, conventional, air-launched, stand-off weapon,” it said in a statement. The technology is at the forefront of today’s non-nuclear arms race. Most efforts focus on “boost-glide” weapons that use rockets to accelerate to high speeds at the edge of space, before the payload separates and glides unpowered to the target. Not only can they outrun efforts to shoot them down, but they can be manoeuvred in-flight unlike ballistic missiles that follow parabolic trajectories. Last month, Vladimir Putin claimed that Russia had tested a new generation of nuclear weapons that were invulnerable to US missile defences. A Kinzhal hypersonic missile is fired from a MiG-31 get in footage released by Moscow Credit: AP His rhetoric was backed up days later when the defence ministry released footage of a Kinzhal – Russian for “dagger” - missile being launched from a Mig-31 fighter jet. Earlier this week, Mike Griffin, the Pentagon's new defence undersecretary for research and engineering told Congress that China had also pulled ahead of the US in hypersonic technologies. 'Like a ball of fire' | New strategic weapons announced by Vladimir Putin “Our adversaries are presenting us today with a renewed challenge of a sophisticated, evolving threat,” he told the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. “We are in turn preparing to meet that challenge and to restore the technical overmatch of the United States armed forces that we have traditionally held.” He has repeatedly warned that time is running out for the US to maintain its technological dominance over enemies.



Black Men Arrested At Starbucks Said They Were There For 2 Minutes Before 911 Call

Black Men Arrested At Starbucks Said They Were There For 2 Minutes Before 911 CallThe two black men arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia last week while



Judge rejects Missouri governor's bid to dismiss criminal case

Judge rejects Missouri governor's bid to dismiss criminal caseA St. Louis judge on Thursday dealt Missouri Governor Eric Greitens another legal setback in the sex scandal embroiling his office, refusing to dismiss a criminal invasion of privacy charge stemming from an admitted extramarital affair. The decision by Judge Rex Burlison paved the way for the single-count felony case against Greitens, a Republican under mounting pressure from both parties to resign, to proceed to trial even as he comes under scrutiny for unrelated accusations of computer tampering. Greitens' lawyers last week sought to throw out the privacy case on grounds of prosecutor misconduct, saying St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, a Democrat, had tried to conceal video evidence supporting the governor and his assertions that the affair was entirely consensual.



These Were The Most Popular Baby Names In The 1920s

These Were The Most Popular Baby Names In The 1920sThanks to the Social Security Administration, Americans can see which baby



Prince Charles Voted Next Commonwealth Leader After Queen's Endorsement

Prince Charles Voted Next Commonwealth Leader After Queen's EndorsementUPDATE: April 20: Commonwealth leaders voted Friday to formally make Prince



Putin 'ready' for Trump summit, Lavrov says

Putin 'ready' for Trump summit, Lavrov saysRussian president Vladimir Putin is "ready for a meeting" with his US counterpart Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday. Moscow's chief diplomat added that such a summit was not currently being discussed but the Kremlin hopes that a meeting at the White House would materialise. "President Putin is ready for such a meeting," Lavrov said in an interview with state news agency RIA Novosti.



Puerto Rico governor urges cancellation of private company contract after massive blackout

Puerto Rico governor urges cancellation of private company contract after massive blackoutPuerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Wednesday's islandwide blackout, caused by an excavator next to a power transmission line in the south part of the island, was “unacceptable.”



The scientists behind the most innovative cancer research

The scientists behind the most innovative cancer researchThousands of top scientists and researchers from around the world gathered at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting in Chicago to discuss innovative cancer science that will hopefully lead to new therapies and maybe even a cure. Meet two of the top investigators aiming to make cancer a manageable disease so patients can live long and live well.



9 Worst Muscle Cars Of The 1990s

9 Worst Muscle Cars Of The 1990s



Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 4 Palestinians

Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 4 PalestiniansGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli soldiers firing Friday from across a border fence killed four Palestinians, including a 15-year-old boy, and wounded more than 150 others, health officials said, as several thousand people in blockaded Gaza staged a fourth round of weekly protests on the border with Israel.



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