Articles by Dan Whitcomb

Blazes Mostly Halted in California

  • 26 October 07
  • Reuters
LOS ANGELES -- California wildfires that have destroyed 1,300 homes and forced the evacuation of 500,000 people raged into a fifth day Thursday, but firefighters seized on a break in the weather to largely halt the march of destruction.

NASA Relieved as Craft Enters Mars Orbit Safely

  • 25 October 01
  • Reuters
NASA's Odyssey spacecraft slipped into orbit around Mars on Tuesday, 200 days after it left Earth at a speed of more than 21,000 kilometers per hour to search for signs of water on the red planet.

Grouchy Old Man Matthau Mourned

Surplus M-16s Issued To L.A. Police Officers