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SpaceX rocket destroyed on way to space station, cargo lost

Jun 29 2015 - 12:05am || Comments

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, the third cargo mission to fail in eight months.

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    Iraq struggles with sectarian politics

  • Posted: May 20 2015 - 12:05am

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The mother of the Marine killed when an MV-22 Osprey crashed on Oahu says her son joined the Marine Corps because he wanted to “do something bigger and better.”

  • | Posted: May 20 2015 - 12:05am

    PORT AUSTIN, Mich. — The sky above a tabletop-flat expanse of eastern Michigan farmland near Lake Huron is a well-traveled pathway for migratory birds journeying between summer nesting areas in Canada’s boreal forests and wintering grounds to the south. Thanks to reliably brisk winds, the ground below is dotted with hundreds of electricity-generating turbines.

  • | Posted: May 20 2015 - 12:05am

    BILLINGS, Mont. — Authorities are considering whether to bring criminal charges against a Montana 17-year-old who fired a bullet through his bedroom window, killing his friend in a case that an investigator described as an accident.

  • | Posted: May 20 2015 - 12:05am

    ORLANDO, Fla. — A Florida man charged with shooting at George Zimmerman last week had “a fixation” on the former neighborhood watch leader and had recently been admitted to a mental institution, according to a police report made public Tuesday.

  • | Posted: May 19 2015 - 12:05am

    LOS ANGELES — Two extreme athletes in wingsuits who leaped to their deaths from a cliff in Yosemite National Park were trying to fly through a notch in a ridgeline and were airborne for about 15 seconds when they slammed into a rocky outcropping, a friend said Monday.

  • Posted: May 19 2015 - 12:05am

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    By JUAN A. LOZANO

  • | Posted: May 17 2015 - 12:05am

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal officials announced Saturday that Amtrak must immediately expand its use of a speed restriction system on Philadelphia’s northbound rails where a speeding train reached 106 mph, flew off the tracks and crashed, killing eight people.

  • | Posted: May 17 2015 - 12:05am

    SEATTLE — Thirty-five years ago, Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state erupted, killing 57 people, blasting more than 1,300 feet off the top and raining volcanic ash for miles around. Today, the volcano has become a world-class outdoor laboratory for the study of volcanoes, ecosystems and forestry, as well as a major recreational and tourist destination.

  • | Posted: May 17 2015 - 12:05am

    SEATTLE — Thirty-five years ago, Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state erupted, killing 57 people, blasting more than 1,300 feet off the top and raining volcanic ash for miles around. Today, the volcano has become a world-class outdoor laboratory for the study of volcanoes, ecosystems and forestry, as well as a major recreational and tourist destination.

  • | Posted: May 16 2015 - 12:05am

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Amtrak train that derailed along the nation’s busiest tracks may have been struck by an object in the moments before it crashed, investigators said Friday, raising new questions about the deadly accident.

  • | Posted: May 16 2015 - 12:05am

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He was 89.

  • | Posted: May 15 2015 - 12:05am

    SEATTLE — The arrival in Seattle Thursday of an oil rig Royal Dutch Shell is outfitting for oil exploration in the remote Arctic Ocean marks a pivotal moment for an environmental movement increasingly mobilized around climate change.

  • | Posted: May 15 2015 - 12:05am

    BOSTON — Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev must make one of the most difficult decisions a jury can be faced with: Should they sentence him to death or spare his life?