Stephanie Kwolek, the DuPont Co. scientist whose research on polymers in the 1960s led to the creation of Kevlar, the light, super-strong synthetic fabric used in bulletproof vests and body armor credited with saving thousands of lives, has died. She was 90.
President Barack Obama met Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko for the first time as the leaders seek ways to defuse a pro-Russian uprising that’s claimed almost 200 lives in the former Soviet republic.
Sandra Hatfield, the former chief operating officer of a body armor firm formerly known as DHB Industries Inc., was sentenced to seven years in prison in a $190 million fraud and insider-trading scheme, the U.S. said.
The U.K. will provide 1,000 sets of surplus body armor to the Libyan opposition, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported, citing an interview with Prime Minister David Cameron . Cameron, speaking ahead of a meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris tomorrow, said Qaddafi’s “appalling” attacks on his own citizens must be stopped, the BBC reported.