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Space sports car now flying toward asteroid belt beyond Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The world’s first space sports car is cruising toward the asteroid belt, well beyond Mars.

SpaceX chief Elon Musk confirmed the new, more distant route for his rocketing Tesla Roadster. The red electric convertible was the unorthodox cargo aboard his company’s brand new Falcon Heavy rocket during a test flight on Tuesday.

Russian hackers exploit weakness in US cyber defence

WASHINGTON — Russian hackers exploited a key vulnerability in U.S. cyber defences to come within reach of stealing some of the nation’s most secret and advanced defence technology, an Associated Press investigation has found.

What may have been stolen is uncertain, but the cyberspies clearly took advantage of poorly protected email and scant direct notification of victims.