Randolph "Randy" Lagartic

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NASA's fatal Challenger launch still echoes through the agency today

NASA administrator James Beggs implored the agency to stop the launch of space shuttle Challenger. A day later, seven astronauts lost their lives.

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Private Boeing 747 With Just Over 50 Flight Hours Scrapped

The airliner intended for the late Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia sat in Switzerland for a decade.

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The secret JFK assassination files are finally here

President Biden on Thursday authorized most of the remaining records to be released.

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Taiwan shoots down drone for first time off Chinese coast

Taiwan's military shot down for the first time an unidentified civilian drone that entered its airspace near an islet off the Chinese coast on Thursday, after the government vowed to take tough new measures to deal with an increase in such intrusions.

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Taiwan cheers ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ for defying Chinese censors

The flag used by the Beijing-claimed island was restored in the Tom Cruise blockbuster after being removed in an early trailer, which one moviegoer called “surprising and a joy.”

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First-time homebuyers sidelined by higher mortgage rates

Rising mortgage rates are piling onto record-breaking home prices, locking even more potential buyers out of the red-hot housing market.  The average 30-year fixed rate mortgage rate jumped to 5.3 percent last week, according to data from Bankrate, up fro

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As Ukraine Pummels Russians With Javelin Missiles, Can Production Keep Pace With Demand?

The delivery of thousands of Javelin missiles, as well as Stingers, to Ukraine has raised questions about production capacity.

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China Planned Taiwan Invasion in Fall, Alleged Russian Intel Leak Claims

The claim contradicted Taiwan's own intelligence services, which said a move by Beijing wasn't likely in the near future.

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State Department reduces staff at US embassy in Ukraine, orders some family members to leave

The State Department announced on Sunday night that it will be reducing staff levels at the US Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, beginning with the departure of nonessential staff and family members.

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The California Dream Is Dying - The Atlantic

The once-dynamic state is closing the door on economic opportunity.

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I guess I missed out on Newsom’s cash giveaway

Helping the American economy reopen and get people back to work is a civic obligation not a bargaining chip.

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Trump's Snapchat account to be permanently banned | TheHill

Snapchat plans to permanently ban President Trump’s account from the social media platform once President-elect Joe Biden takes office later this month, a Snapchat spokesperson confirmed to The Hill.