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  • To the moon? Firm hopes to sell $1.5 billion trips

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attention wealthy nations and billionaires: A team of former NASA executives will fly you to the moon in an out-of-this-world commercial venture combining the wizardry of Apollo …


  • McAfee denied asylum; expected in Belize

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Software company founder John McAfee was denied political asylum in Guatemala on Thursday and police in Belize said they expected him to be flown back soon …


  • CDC: Language barrier caused chlorine gas leak

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a chlorine gas leak at an Arkansas poultry plant last year that sickened nearly 200 people occurred …


  • US Reps. expect deeper look at NJ derailment

    CLARKSBORO, N.J. (AP) — Federal regulations require inspections of rail bridges and other infrastructure and reports on accidents, but leave it to freight railroad owners to do the work themselves. …


  • Guatemalan police arrest software guru McAfee

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Software company founder John McAfee was arrested by Guatemalan police for entering the country illegally, ending his bizarre weekslong journey as a blogging fugitive claiming to …


  • US Rep. calls for tighter rules for train industry

    PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) — Federal regulations require inspections of rail bridges and other freight train-line infrastructure and reports on accidents, but leave it to rail line owners to do it …


  • US Rep. calls for tighter rules for train industry

    PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) — A congressman from New Jersey says the nation’s rail industry should be subject to tighter regulation after a derailment caused a hazardous chemical to be released …


  • Guatemalan police arrest software guru McAfee

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Software company founder John McAfee was arrested by Guatemalan police for entering the country illegally, ending his bizarre weekslong journey as a blogging fugitive claiming to …


  • EARTH PHOTO GALLERY: Photos of Earth since 1960s

    President John F. Kennedy spelled out the mission clearly in his 1961 speech committing the United States to send humans to the moon and back by the end of the …


  • Astronaut braces for unprecedented year in space

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is already bracing for an unprecedented one-year mission aboard the International Space Station. He figures it will be as grueling as …


  • Below surface, moon reveals a “shattered” history

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The moon took quite a beating in its early days, more than previously believed, scientists reported Wednesday. This surprising new view of the moon comes from …


  • Mississippi River dropping slower than expected

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A revised Mississippi River forecast is offering a bit of a reprieve for shippers, showing the water level isn’t dropping as quickly as feared. Still, at …


  • Below surface, moon is a battered, cracked heap

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The moon took quite a beating in its early days, more than previously believed, scientists reported Wednesday. This surprising new view of the moon comes from …


  • Astronaut, cosmonaut brace for whole year in space

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The two men who will spend an entire year together aboard the International Space Station are already bracing for a challenging mission. NASA astronaut Scott …


  • Expert panel: NASA seems lost in space, needs goal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA, the agency that epitomized the “Right Stuff,” looks lost in space and doesn’t have a clear sense of where it is going, an independent panel of …


  • Longer tamoxifen use cuts breast cancer deaths

    Breast cancer patients taking the drug tamoxifen can cut their chances of having the disease come back or kill them if they stay on the pills for 10 years instead …


  • Crippling strike at LA ports ends; deal reached

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clerical workers and longshoremen at the nation’s largest port complex will return to work Wednesday, eight days after they walked out in a crippling strike that …


  • Fiscal cliff offers hint at more defense cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans’ “fiscal cliff” counteroffer to President Barack Obama hints at billions of dollars in military cuts on top of the nearly $500 billion that the White …


  • Employers: LA port workers to return Wednesday

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Negotiators reached an agreement late Tuesday to end an eight-day strike that crippled the nation’s largest port complex and prevented shippers from delivering billions of dollars …


  • Mars redux: NASA to launch Curiosity-like rover

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you thought NASA’s latest Mars landing was a nail-biter, get ready for a sequel. The space agency on Tuesday announced plans to launch another mega-rover …


  • NASA aims to send another rover to Mars in 2020

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA is headed to Mars — again. The space agency said Tuesday it plans to launch another mega-rover to Mars in 2020 that will be modeled …


  • La. watches weather as crews move explosives

    DOYLINE, La. (AP) — Authorities are keeping a close eye on the weather and watching for lightning as they work to secure 6 million pounds of explosives at a former …


  • La. watches weather as crews remove explosives

    DOYLINE, La. (AP) — Authorities are keeping a close eye on the weather during operations to secure 6 million pounds of explosives at a former ammunition plant. The National Weather …


  • NJ bridge had alignment problems before derailment

    PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey bridge where a train derailed last week, releasing a hazardous chemical into the air, had a series of rail alignment problems leading up …


  • Explosives plant cleanup disrupts Louisiana town

    DOYLINE, La. (AP) — The cleanup of 3,000 tons of explosives haphazardly stored at a munitions plant has frayed the nerves of residents who evacuated, closed the high school and …


  • NASA: Voyager 1 enters new region of solar system

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA’s long-running Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new region at the edge of the solar system and is close to exiting it forever. Scientists have …


  • NJ bridge had signal problems before derailment

    PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says the New Jersey bridge where a train derailed last week had several recent signal and alignment problems. NTSB chairman Deborah …


  • Chinese co. to pay $2M for nuke export violations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A company owned by the Chinese government has pleaded guilty for conspiring to violate nuclear export restrictions on Pakistan and agreed to pay $2 million in fines. …


  • Mars rover Curiosity: No surprise in 1st soil test

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Results are in from the first test of Martian soil by the rover Curiosity: So far, there is no definitive evidence that the red planet has …


  • La. town evacuates; police relocate explosives

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — State police resumed moving millions of pounds of explosives Monday that had been haphazardly stashed in warehouses in Louisiana, prompting hundreds to evacuate from harm’s way …

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