The report, "Beyond the Border Buildup," was produced by the Washington Office on Latin America, a think tank that advises U.S. policymakers, and Mexico's Colegio de la Frontera Norte, a prominent research college with branches in Tijuana and Juárez.
The forces on the unmanned hypersonic glider tested last summer by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) were so great that large parts of its skin peeled off causing its emergency system to plunge it into the ocean.
As we reported last August, the Falcon HTV-2 "was shot up on a rocket and right at the edge of space, it separated and glided through the atmosphere at 13,000 mph."
By The Associated Press and The Albuquerque Journal
Grand juries reviewing police shootings in Bernalillo County and Albuquerque operate under a highly unusual process where they don't have the power to indict an officer even in the most egregious cases. Police officials for years have countered criticism of dozens of officer-involved shootings by noting that every case has a grand jury review.
Laguna Pueblo has given permission to Disney filmmakers to use some of their land during filming of "The Lone Ranger." KOAT-TV reports the Laguna Pueblo tribal council recently approved filmmakers and actors, including Johnny Deep, to use Laguna Pueblo land for parts of the movie in production in New Mexico.
Pictures of Depp in full Native American dress have drawn some criticism and humor from advocates. But tribal leaders say they hope the experience and the film will draw attention to the American Indian community.
If you're into images of Earth taken from space, NASA has a new video for you. Called Walking on Air, it "features a series of time lapse sequences photographed by the Expedition 30 crew aboard the International Space Station" and is set to the song Walking in the Air by Howard Blake.
Activist Van Jones served as special adviser to President Obama on green jobs. He resigned in 2009 after media reports questioned his beliefs about the 9/11 attacks. Now, Jones is back with a new book, Rebuild the Dream, outlining his vision for the progressive movement. He speaks with host Michel Martin.
Originally published on Mon April 23, 2012 9:00 am
While the headlines proclaim that thanks to a new draft agreement the U.S. will continue to defend Afghanistan for a decade after the planned 2014 withdrawal of foreign combat forces from that country, the stories themselves make clear that many of the key details remain to be worked out:
Originally published on Mon April 23, 2012 9:17 am
A British winemaker has finally been given official approval to release a limited-edition wine made in collaboration with Malbec grape growers in Argentina, on one condition: It can't sell the wine, or label it a Malbec. Actually, it can't even call it wine at all.
The Chapel Down winery's only option for getting rid of its wine is to give it away as a sample, calling it a "fruit-derived alcoholic beverage from produce sourced outside the EU."