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Heroine Patricia Maisch’s brave grab averted more carnage in Arizona shooting

Congresswoman Shot Police have credited a 61-year-old woman who has never held a gun with an act of courage that saved the life of the US congress member and many others. Patricia Maisch told The Times yesterday how she lay against the wall preparing to die. The queue to meet Ms Giffords on Sunday (AEDT)... [Read More]

Delayed launch brings disappointment

nightshuttle Bathed in the warm amber glow of the launch-tower floodlights, the space shuttle Discovery slowly emerges from behind the retracting service structure. A passing lightning storm earlier in the evening postponed the final curtain call on the venerable space ship’s emergence but she now... [Read More]