The last four armed occupiers of a wildlife refuge in Oregon turned themselves in on Thursday, ending a tense 41-day standoff over grazing rights on federal land that left one dead. Jeff Banta, 46, of Nevada, Sean Anderson, 47, and his wife Sandra, 48, of Idaho, walked out of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge together shortly after 9:30 am. David Fry, in a live stream conference followed by thousands, had lashed out at the government saying that unless his grievances are addressed he would not leave the refuge.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, scientists said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago.
At least 52 inmates were killed in a Mexican prison brawl on Thursday, as prisoners fought with bats, sticks and blades and ignited a fire in the overcrowded penitentiary. Twelve others were injured during the "pitched battle" that lasted 30 to 40 minutes at the Topo Chico prison in the northern industrial city of Monterrey, said Nuevo Leon state Governor Jaime Rodriguez. The fight erupted following a dispute between leaders of two rival groups, including one led by a member of the Zetas drug cartel, Rodriguez said.