Top US News: Clinton, Sanders’ Contest Intensifies; Trump Leads In Florida; Alaska Airlines Delays Flight For Solar Eclipse, & More
Contest between Clinton, Sanders more intense
The contest between Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is becoming more intense. With Sanders’ victory in Michigan, he appeared more re-energized at Wednesday’s debate, the Washington Post reports. On Wednesday, the two Democratic candidates argued heavily on issues like immigration, healthcare and climate change.
Donald Trump ahead of Marco Rubio in Florida
A recent poll revealed that Republican front runner and business mogul Donald Trump was ahead of Marco Rubio in Florida. While Trump received 43 percent among Florida’s likely GOP primary voters, Rubio stands at second position with 20 percent, FOX News reports. Ted Cruz had to contend with the third spot, at 16 percent, while John Kasich received 10 percent.
Alaska Airlines delays flight to let passengers watch solar eclipse
To ensure that the path of its flight coincides with the solar eclipse totality (the point at which the sun is completely blocked by the moon), Alaska Airlines delayed Flight 870, flying from Anchorage to Honolulu, on Tuesday. According to Orlando Sentinel, when Joe Rao, associated astronomer at the American Museum of Natural History, found out that the flight on the path of the eclipse was 25 minutes late, he called the airlines to see if they could reschedule it.
Brock Osweiler agrees to a contract with Texans
Following Peyton Manning’s retirement, backup Brock Osweiler agreed to a contract with the Houston Texans, the Los Angeles Times reports. Last season, Osweiler appeared in eight games, seven of which he started in. He has 10 touchdowns with sex interceptions from the last season to his name.
NASA to launch InSight in 2018
NASA is looking to launch the InSight lander in 2018, officials announced. The InSight, which stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transportation, will assess the interior structure of the planet and is expected to launch on May 5, 2018. It is expected to reach Mars on November 26 the same year, Space.com notes.
Hilaria, Alec Baldwin expecting third child
Hilaria Thomas Baldwin announced via Instagram that she and husband Alec Baldwin are expecting their third child, People reports. Hilaria and Alec have a son, Rafael Thomas, and a daughter, Carmen Gabriela.