WASHINGTON (AP) — A week shy of the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration proposed new regulations Monday aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control wells can be sealed in an emergency.
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The launch of an unmanned SpaceX rocket - and an innovative attempt to land it on an ocean barge - were postponed on Monday due to poor weather at the Florida launch site, officials said. The rocket, carrying a Dragon cargo ship bound for the International Space Station, had been slated to blast off Monday afternoon from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, located just south of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Once the rocket dispatches its upper-stage and Dragon capsule, it is programmed to flip around, fire engines to steer its descent and deploy landing legs to touch down on a customized barge stationed about 200 miles (322 km) off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida.
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — In a story April 11 about twin 18-month-old boys pulled from an Arizona canal, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Yuma Fire Department, reported erroneously that a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter spotted the twins in the water. The helicopter was operated by the Office of Air and Marine, part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which also includes the Border Patrol.