Former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino reacts to the historic test flight. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter Monday (Feb. 12) to share some new details on last week's Falcon Heavy test flight, including why the massive rocket's core booster crashed. SpaceX is also building a new drone ship for roc...
An Israeli F-16 jet crashed after encountering heavy anti-aircraft from Syrian air defenses on Saturday. (Associated Press) Israel's top military leaders were weighing the country's next move Saturday after Israeli forces shot down an Iranian drone that infiltrated the country -- and conducted raids in Syria, where they believe the drone was launched. One Israeli pilot was reported to have been seriously wounded after an emergency evacuation after his F-16 jet came under Syrian fire. The jet crashed in northern Israel. A second pilot was lightly wounded. Israel's military described the drone infiltration as a "severe and irregular violation of Israeli sovereignty." Military spokesman Jonathan Conricus said Iran was "responsible for this severe violation of Israeli sovereignty." The drone was in Israel's possession, the military said. According to Syrian state TV, which quoted a military official, Syrian air defenses struck more than one Israeli plan, and called the Israeli raids that hit a base a "new Israeli aggression." Israel's military said it was "fully prepared for further action" as it monitors the situation. Although Israel has shot down several drones from Syria that have infiltrated the country's territory in the past, the attack on an Iranian site in response to Saturday's incident signals an escalation in the Israeli retaliation. The military confirmed the Syrian target of the drone's launch components were destroyed. Iranian involvement along Israel's border in Syria and Lebanon has been a growing concern as it fears Iran could use the region to position attacks or develop a land route from the country to Lebanon in an effort to deliver weapons to Hezbollah more efficiently. Israel's chief military spokesman, Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis, said Israel held Iran directly responsible for the incident. "This is a serious Iranian attack on Israeli territory. Iran is dragging the region into an adventure in which it doesn't know how it will end," he said in a special statement. "Whoever is responsible for this incident is the one who will pay the price." The Associated Press contributed to this report.
JERUSALEM – The Israeli military says it has shot down an Iranian drone that infiltrated the country and has struck Iranian targets in Syria that launched it. The military says that as part of the unusual event early Saturday one of its F-16 jets crashed in northern Israel. The military says the pilots abandoned the aircraft and were safe. It says sirens sounded in northern Israel as a result of the anti-aircraft fire from Syria. Israeli military spokesman Jonathan Conricus said Iran was "responsible for this severe violation of Israeli sovereignty."
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan – Pakistani intelligence officials say a U.S. drone strike has hit a militant compound in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, killing seven militants from the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network. The officials Friday said the strike took place a day earlier in the border village of Gorwak in North Waziristan, once a stronghold of local and foreign militants until the military cleared them out. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media. They said the target of Thursday's strike was the Haqqani network. Confirmation of the strike came shortly before Afghanistan Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai arrived in Islamabad for talks with Pakistani officials. Pakistan opposes drone strikes, saying they violate its sovereignty.
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Raw video: 50-100 vehicles involved in chain-reaction crash on Interstate 44. A Missouri fire department shared incredible drone video Monday showing the aftermath of a huge, deadly pileup on Interstate-44 that happened during a snowstorm Sunday. The crash near Springfield involved several vehicles and tractor trailers and resulted in the death of a 63-year-old woman, according to local TV station, KY3 News and other local media. Missouri state police said more than 100 vehicles were involved in a series of accidents on I-44 Sunday that left the woman dead and 11 other people injured. The snow and icy conditions made driving treacherous on Missouri highways Sunday. The drone video was posted to the Facebook page of the Conway Volunteer Fire Department late Sunday. "Here's an aerial view from the multiple vehicle accident at the MM 106 on I-44," the post said. "Most roads are clearing up, but there is still coverage in some areas," the Missouri Department of Transportation tweeted Monday, while urging drivers to use extra caution.
Want to know how to choose the best virtual assistant, outsmart hackers, and block texts? Q: I read that hackers are going after routers and when they do, they can record keystrokes and steal from you. How can I make sure hackers are not in my router? A: You've described one of the most terrifying scenarios in the cyber security world, right after ransomware or identity theft: The hackers' ability to covertly track the precise characters you type, and thereby deducing all your passwords and private messages. The threat is real and it could happen to anyone who doesn't take the proper precautions.
KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says two U.S. drone strikes this week hit a building where dozens of Taliban were meeting in southeastern province of Ghazni, killing 26 insurgents and wounding 22. Arif Noori, a provincial spokesman, says the drone assault was carried out on Tuesday during an offensive in Ghazni province's Andar district where the U.S. military came to the aid of Afghan security forces battling the Taliban. He says among those killed was a senior commander, known only as Aqhani, who ran the insurgency in Ghazni province. The first U.S. drone strike hit the building, the second struck an hour later after more Taliban had gathered at the scene.
Agents found Jorge Rivera in possession of 13 pounds of methamphetamine in Aug. 2017 when he was trying to use a drone to smuggle drugs across the border. A 25-year-old man who was previously arrested after using a drone to smuggle drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border has been sentenced to 12 years in prison, border officials announced. A jury sentenced Jorge Rivera on Wednesday after he was convicted last week of trying to traffic 13 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States during the summer, according to a release from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Rivera was detained on the night of Aug. 8, 2017 after a border patrol agent saw a drone flying across the border near the San Ysidro Port of Entry, the original arrest report said. An officer later reportedly located the suspect who was operating the drone and found him in possession of a bag containing "multiple plastic-wrapped packages containing methamphetamine."
A new report shows the finding of researchers attempting to teach killer whales mimic human sounds, and yes, even speak. You have to hear it to believe it. Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that orcas, also known as killer whales, can mimic human words, including "Amy," "Bye-Bye" and "One-Two-Three." Wikie, a 14-year-old female killer whale housed at Marineland Aquarium in Antibes, France, was tested by researchers including José Z. Abramson to get her to speak. Wikie had previously participated in an action imitation study, so she already knew the "copy" command, giving her a leg (or a fin) up when it came to "speaking."