War Hero and Astronaut John Glenn Dies at 95
Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth and later served four terms in the U.S. Senate.
As a Marine fighter pilot, while flying 149 combat missions during World War II and the Korean War, he received praise for his ability to draw enemy fire and keep the plane flying with huge holes blown into its exterior.
Most Americans remember Glenn for taking to space in 1962. Dubbed Friendship 7, Glenn's space capsule circled the Earth and put the United States on equal footing with the Soviet Union in the space race.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:12:00 GMT
John Glenn: His Life in Pictures
John Herschel Glenn Jr. flew into the history books on Feb. 20, 1962, when he became the first American to go into orbit.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:30:00 GMT
Attorney: Dylann Roof's Mom Had Heart Attack During Trial
Roof's attorney mentioned the heart attack in court documents asking for a mistrial saying a survivor's testimony was so emotional that 'spectators and even court personnel were crying with her.' U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel denied the mistrial request.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:47:00 GMT