Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon on a record-setting journey across the Pacific Ocean entered the final leg of their trip Friday as they traveled along the California coast for an expected landing somewhere in Mexico.
There it is! shouted team members at the flight's mission control in Albuquerque as a giant screen showed the helium-filled Two Eagles balloon passing the record set by the Double Eagle V in 1981.
The pilots had been aiming for Canada until a high-pressure ridge formed off the U.
The U. S. attorney's office in Chicago has quietly dropped dozens of serious narcotics conspiracy charges stemming from undercover stings involving fictional drug stash houses, a federal law enforcement technique critics contend amounts to entrapment and displays racial bias against minorities.
U. S. Attorney Zachary Fardon's office this month moved to dismiss the charges — which carry mandatory minimum prison terms of 10 or 20 years — for 27 out of a total of 33 suspects whose cases are still pending in the district.
The spokesman for the U.
 NPD Group, an independent market research firm that tracks Americans' eating habits, says vegetables top the list of most popular foods eaten on Super Bowl Sunday.
While baby carrots and veggie trays lead the pack, retailers selling salty snacks, alcohol, wings and pizza also see a sharp spike in sales.
Radio hosts are tripping over their tongues and airport signs are carefully worded to keep from referring to it as the Super Bowl, a trademarked name the NFL strictly polices.
Grocery chain Whole Foods has avoided using "Super Bowl" on in-store signs and social media.
American Airlines spokesman Casey Norton said though it is the official airline for the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, the company isn't an NFL partner.
Congress has created protections for the U.