Tuesday, December 12, 2017
News Roundup

Russian becomes world's oldest spacewalker at 59

Cosmonaut sets a space record

A 59-year-old Russian cosmonaut became the world's oldest spacewalker on Friday as he and another cosmonaut performed maintenance work outside the International Space Station. Pavel Vinogradov claimed the honor as he emerged from the hatch with Roman Romanenko. But he inadvertently added to the array of space junk when he lost his grip on an experiment tray that he was retrieving toward the end of the 6½-hour spacewalk. The tray contained metal samples, and scientists wanted to see how the material had fared after a year out in the vacuum of space. Otherwise, the spacewalk went well, with the spacewalkers installing new science equipment and replacing a navigation device.

Harry talks trash ahead of a race

Prince Harry said Friday he will take part in a race to the South Pole in November and December, leading a team of wounded British military personnel against counterparts from Australia, Canada and the United States. In a tongue-in-cheek challenge issued at a news conference in London, the 28-year-old royal warned his competitors that the Brits would have some tea "ready for you when you join us at the Pole."

At 82, accused of seeking hit man

An 82-year-old Alabama woman has been accused of trying to arrange for three of her relatives to be killed. Sue Hutchison of the Birmingham suburb of Hoover is charged with three counts each of criminal solicitation and conspiracy to commit murder. She was arrested Thursday. WBRC-TV reported that investigators believe she is concerned about who will inherit her husband's estate when he dies.

Associated Press

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Defendant asks jurors: Do I look like Charles Manson?

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St. Pete losing two assistant police chiefs; one will join Rays

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Winter meetings journal: Rays add more infield depth, claim it isnít prelude to a trade

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Tax package would lower top tax rate for wealthy Americans

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Jewish heritage shines brightly

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