Spacesuit again sending signals to ham operators
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A spacesuit that was tossed out of the international space station after being stuffed with old clothes and a radio transmitter was again sending weak signals as it circled the globe, amateur radio operators reported Sunday.
"Death reports were premature," said Allen Pitts, a spokesman for the American Radio Relay League, a Connecticut-based association for amateur radio operators.
The suit, dubbed "Ivan Ivanovich," was released from the space station Friday.
NASA reported late Friday that the spacesuit had ceased transmitting.
The suit is supposed to send recorded messages in six languages to amateur radio operators for several days before eventually re-entering Earth's atmosphere and burning up.
Clinton's anger turns off voters, GOP chief says
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., a potential presidential contender in 2008, "seems to have a lot of anger," and voters usually do not send angry candidates to the White House, the Republican Party chairman said Sunday.
"When you think of the level of anger, I'm not sure it's what Americans want," Ken Mehlman, head of the Republican National Committee, said on ABC's "This Week."
Mehlman cited Clinton's remarks last month when she called the Bush administration "one of the worst" in history and compared the Republican-controlled House to a plantation where opposing voices are silenced.
Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson said, "If the president and the White House spent half as much time worrying about the runaway deficit and the broken Medicare system as they do about Hillary Clinton, the country would be in much better shape."
Remains found in ice identified as WWII pilot
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Remains found in the California mountains last fall are those of an airman from Minnesota whose plane disappeared during World War II, relatives said.
The Defense Department determined the remains are those of Leo Mustonen, who was 22 when his plane crashed 64 years ago in the Sierra Nevada mountains, the airman's nieces Leane Mustonen Ross and Ona Lea Mustonen told CNN on Saturday.
Last October, authorities recovered the well-preserved body encased in ice in Kings Canyon National Park.
Leo Mustonen joined the war effort in 1942. He was in an AT-7 navigational training plane when it vanished after leaving on a routine flight Nov. 18 that year.
Inmate killed in riot; more than 100 injured
CASTAIC, Calif. (AP) -- A riot at a maximum-security jail Saturday left one inmate dead and more than 100 injured, including 20 hospitalized with serious injuries, authorities said.
About 1,800 to 2,000 inmates were involved in the riot, which lasted nearly an hour at the remote North County Correctional Facility, said Deputy Steve Suzuki, a sheriff's spokesman. About 200 inmates engaged in "serious fighting," he said.
A 45-year-old black inmate was killed.
"The motivation appears to be racial tensions and a carry-over of a feud between black and Hispanic gangs," Suzuki said.