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10 prominent early astronauts carrying on U.S. space history

Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, 6 a.m.

In this May 14, 2015, file photo, former astronaut and senator John Glenn answers questions during an interview at the Ohio Statehouse. Glenn died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at the age of 95. (Paul Vernon / Associated Press)
Early U.S. space history is fading with the death of John Glenn, the last of the Mercury 7 astronauts, and the 2012 passing of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. But others survive, veterans of a time when Americans were glued to their television sets to watch their heroics.

S. Koreans rally again, this time to celebrate impeachment

Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 11:19 p.m.

Protesters march toward the presidential house during a rally against impeached President Park Geun-hye in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. (Ahn Young-joon / Associated Press)
The previous time South Korea’s parliament voted to impeach a president, ruling party lawmakers bawled and hurled ballot boxes, a man set himself on fire in front of the National Assembly, and thousands glumly held candlelight vigils night after night to save late liberal President Roh Moo-hyun.

Trump, CIA on collision course over Russia’s role in U.S. election

Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 11:13 p.m.

President-elect Donald Trump waves to supporters during a rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. (Paul Sancya / Associated Press)
The simmering distrust between Donald Trump and U.S. intelligence agencies escalated into open antagonism Saturday after the president-elect mocked a CIA report that Russian operatives had intervened in the U.S. presidential election to help him win.

Democrats want follow-up of CIA election hack claim

Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 11:12 p.m.

Senior Democratic lawmakers are calling for a full investigation of the CIA’s claims that Russia tilted the election to Donald Trump, demanding that the intelligence community turn over all of its evidence to Congress.

Death toll in Yemen suicide bombing rises to 45

Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 11:04 p.m.

A suicide bomber on Saturday blew himself up inside an army base in the southern city of Aden, killing 45 soldiers and wounding another 50, security officials said.

Trump expected to pick ExxonMobil chief executive as his secretary of state

Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 10:55 p.m.

President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name as his secretary of state Rex Tillerson, the chief executive of ExxonMobil, who has worked extensively around the globe and built relationships with such leaders as Russian President Vladimir Putin, three people close to the transition team confirmed Saturday.

Republican John Kennedy wins Louisiana Senate race in runoff

Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 7:12 p.m.

President-elect Donald Trump, left, stands onstage with Republican Senate candidate John Kennedy, second from left, at a rally in a DOW Chemical Hanger at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in Baton Rouge, La. (Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)
Louisiana voters Saturday chose to send Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy to the U.S. Senate, filling the nation’s last Senate seat and giving the GOP a 52-48 edge in the chamber when the new term begins in January.

Twin blasts near Istanbul soccer stadium kill 29 , wound 166

Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 3:46 p.m.

Rescue services rush to the scene of explosions near the Besiktas football club stadium, following at attack in Istanbul late Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. (Emrah Gurel / Associated Press)
Two explosions struck Saturday night outside a major soccer stadium in Istanbul after fans had gone home, in an attack that caused fatalities and wounded at least 20 police officers, Turkish authorities said. A private television channel put the wounded at nearly 70.

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