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  • US watchdog questions spending for Afghan army

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The watchdog for U.S. spending in Afghanistan says lax accountability in a $1.1 billion program supplying fuel to the Afghan National Army needs “immediate attention” before control …


  • US watchdog questions spending for Afghan army

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The watchdog for U.S. spending in Afghanistan says lax accountability in a $1.1 billion program supplying fuel to the Afghan National Army needs “immediate attention” before control …


  • Shell begins petroleum drilling off Alaska coast

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — More than four years after Royal Dutch Shell paid $2.8 billion to the federal government for petroleum leases in the Chukchi Sea, a company vessel on …


  • Texas to open fastest US highway with 85 mph limit

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will soon open a stretch of highway with the highest speed limit in the country, giving eager drivers a chance to rip through a trip …


  • NASA Dawn spacecraft traveling to dwarf planet

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Next and final stop: The biggest object in the asteroid belt. After spending a year gazing at a giant asteroid, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft on Wednesday began …


  • NTSB: Anti-collision aids needed for large planes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board wants to see ground collision warning systems on all large commercial airliners. The board recommended Wednesday that the Federal Aviation Administration require …


  • Spacewalking team conquers bolt, installs box

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts triumphed over a stubborn bolt and installed a critical power-switching box at the International Space Station on Wednesday, reviving electrical systems. “Looks like …


  • Spacewalking team takes another shot at stiff bolt

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts armed with brushes and other homemade tools attempted to install a critical power-switching box at the International Space Station on Wednesday and revive …


  • Dawn craft to depart asteroid for dwarf planet

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — One asteroid down, one to go. After spending a year gazing at Vesta, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft was set to cruise toward the most massive space rock …


  • 35 years later, Voyager 1 is heading for the stars

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Thirty-five years after leaving Earth, Voyager 1 is reaching for the stars. Sooner or later, the workhorse spacecraft will bid adieu to the solar system and …


  • Texas pilot killed in Iowa air show crash

    DALLAS (AP) — Glenn Smith left a lucrative job at a Dallas-area technology firm for an early retirement of restoring Soviet fighter jets and flying to exhibitions across the country. …


  • NY teen killed on party bus mourned

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mourning the death of a beloved student in a gruesome accident, English teacher Jane Lynch spoke of the 16-year-old in a trembling voice. Friends sent sad …


  • NY teen killed putting head out of party bus in NJ

    NEW YORK (AP) — A teenager traveling to a Sweet 16 party was killed after he stuck his head out of the emergency hatch of a double-decker bus and hit …


  • Teen pops head out of bus, hits NJ overpass, dies

    FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — A teenager headed to a sweet 16 party was killed after he stuck his head out of the emergency hatch of a double-decker bus and …


  • Health fund in Ohio set up in Armstrong’s memory

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Two fellow lunar pioneers helped launch a children’s health fund Friday in memory of Neil Armstrong, whom they praised as an inspirational team player, a humble hero. …


  • NASA launches twin satellites to radiation belts

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Twin satellites rocketed into orbit Thursday on a quest to explore Earth’s treacherous radiation belts and protect the planet from solar outbursts. NASA launched the …


  • Alinea and Eleven Madison Park to swap places

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s Alinea and New York’s Eleven Madison Park, two of the nation’s highly acclaimed restaurants, announced Tuesday they will be trading places for a week this fall. …


  • Drought-stricken states welcome rain from Isaac

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Isaac could bring welcome rain to some states in the Mississippi River valley this week, but experts say it’s unlikely to break …


  • Lawyer: Md. school shooting suspect was bullied

    PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — At 6:27 a.m. on his first day as a sophomore at Perry Hall High School in the Baltimore suburbs, Robert Wayne Gladden Jr. updated his …


  • NASA’s pioneering astronauts: Where are they now?

    As space exploration has become more common and the number of astronauts has risen past 300, many names have faded into the background. But some will forever be associated with …

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