Tag Archives: America

NASA’s ‘flying saucer’ tests new Mars-landing technology

mars-landingWASHINGTON: NASA sent a saucer-like vehicle high into the sky Saturday to test technology for a future Mars landing, but its parachute tangled when deployed and the spacecraft splashed into the Pacific Ocean. The test began when the US space …

Report highlights child labor on US tobacco farms

usa-tobacco-farmsRICHMOND: You may have to be at least 18 to buy cigarettes in the US, but children as young as 7 are working long hours in fields harvesting nicotine- and pesticidelaced tobacco leaves under sometimes hazardous and sweltering conditions, according …

Poor Kentucky has no stomach for Obama – 41 percent of the inhabitants live below the poverty line

kentuckyJACKSON: Jim Feltner’s days are empty. He is a poor man in the poorest county in the United States and lives off government aid. But the Kentucky resident has nothing but scorn for the head of that government, President Barack …

American economy bounces back from brutal winter

usaWASHINGTON: The American economy shrugged off the end of a brutal winter last month, rebounding with the biggest hiring surge in two years and suggesting that the job market’s gains could endure. Employers added 288,000 jobs across industries from manufacturing …