WASHINGTON - NASA space junk scientists believe that all - or nearly all - the parts of their 20-year-old dead satellite safely plunged into the Pacific Ocean, likely missing land. But if their estimates are off, by only five minutes or so, fiery pieces could have fallen on parts of northwestern North America. No injuries or damage have been reported on land. The biggest surviving chunk of debris should be no more than 300 pounds, officials said. (AP)
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FloridaDeveloper convicted of killing his wife ORLANDO - A millionaire developer who lived in the same central Florida neighborhood as Tiger Woods and other celebrities was convicted yesterday of murdering his wife in their mansion. Bob Ward was found guilty of second-degree murder and faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced in November. Ward was accused of shooting his wife, Diane, in September 2009. (AP)
New YorkReleased hikers to return to US NEW YORK - Two Americans released from an Iranian prison will return to US soil today after being held for more than two years as accused spies. Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer are scheduled to return from the Mideast this afternoon, according to Samantha Topping, a spokeswoman for their families. She declined to discuss details of their arrival. The two were released from custody last week and arrived in Oman under a $1 million bail deal. (AP)
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