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  • Skydiver lands smoothly after daring 24-mile leap

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner landed gracefully on Earth after a 24-mile jump from the stratosphere in a dramatic, record-breaking feat that may also have marked the …


  • Skydiver lands safely after 24-mile leap to Earth

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner landed safely on Earth after a 24-mile jump from the stratosphere in a dramatic, daring feat that may also have marked the …


  • Skydiver begins daring bid to break sound barrier

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Lifted by a massive balloon, extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner ascended high above Earth on Sunday in his bid to complete a death-defying 23-mile free fall that …


  • Skydiver gets ready for bid to break sound barrier

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner started his daring ascent to 23 miles above Earth on Sunday, hoping to make a death-defying free fall that could make him …


  • Skydiver hopes to break sound barrier on Sunday

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner started preparations early Sunday for his attempt to be the first skydiver in history to break the sound barrier. Before sunrise the …


  • Endeavour’s final miles turn into all-night affair

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In thousands of Earth orbits, the space shuttle Endeavour traveled 123 million miles. But the last few miles of its final journey are proving hard to …


  • Shuttle inches toward retirement home at LA museum

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — At every turn of Endeavour’s stop-and-go commute through urban streets, a constellation of spectators trailed along as the space shuttle ploddingly nosed past stores, schools, churches …


  • Shuttle passes obstacle, heads toward LA museum

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Slowly surmounting a key obstacle, the shuttle Endeavour maintained a heading Saturday through the streets of Los Angeles toward its retirement home at a museum.


  • Shuttle passes obstacle, heads toward LA museum

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — After slowly surmounting a key obstacle, the shuttle Endeavour maintained a heading Saturday through the streets of Los Angeles toward its retirement home at a museum. …


  • AP PHOTOS: Endeavour makes terrestrial journey

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a surreal sight residents won’t soon forget: A hulking space shuttle strutting down city streets, pausing every so often to get its bearings as it …


  • AP PHOTOS: Endeavour makes terrestrial journey

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a surreal sight residents won’t soon forget: A hulking space shuttle strutting down city streets, pausing every so often to get its bearings as it …


  • Shuttle Xing: Endeavour treks through LA streets

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a surreal sight residents won’t soon forget: A hulking space shuttle strutting down city streets, pausing every so often to get its bearings as it …


  • Plan to streamline solar development in West OK’d

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal officials on Friday approved a plan that sets aside 285,000 acres of public land for the development of large-scale solar power plants, cementing a new …


  • Biology prof says eyeball may belong to big squid

    MIAMI (AP) — Word that a giant eyeball washed up on a South Florida has created a buzz on the Internet and in the marine biology community. An assistant biology …


  • Space shuttle pauses on 12-mile trip to LA museum

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — At its prime, the space shuttle Endeavour circled the globe at 17,500 mph, faster than a speeding bullet. In retirement, it’s crawling along the streets of …


  • Space shuttle embarks on 12-mile trip to LA museum

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a massive feat of parallel parking, the space shuttle Endeavour has been backed into a Los Angeles parking lot for a pause on its final …


  • Shuttle Endeavour to roll through LA amid security

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — At its prime, the space shuttle Endeavour cruised around the Earth at 17,500 mph, faster than a speeding bullet. Now in retirement, it’s crawling along at …


  • Shuttle crossing provides a unique teaching moment

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the space shuttle Endeavour weaves through working-class communities on its way to its retirement home, Hildreth “Hal” Walker Jr. wants the children he tutors to …


  • Real-life meth trade is cracked by ‘Breaking Bad’

    NEW YORK (AP) — News of drug cartels mass-producing souped-up methamphetamine — that’s the latest word as reported by The Associated Press, and it sounds pretty scary. But haven’t we …


  • Eat more chocolate, win more Nobels?

    Take this with a grain of salt, or perhaps some almonds or hazelnuts: A study ties chocolate consumption to the number of Nobel Prize winners a country has and suggests …


  • Experts: Global warming means more Antarctic ice

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The ice goes on seemingly forever in a white pancake-flat landscape, stretching farther than ever before. And yet in this confounding region of the world, that spreading …


  • 2 US scientists win Nobel chemistry prize

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two Americans won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for studies of how the cells in our bodies pick up signals as diverse as hormones, smells, …


  • Team decides against Thursday supersonic skydive

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner hopes to make a second attempt at a supersonic skydive over New Mexico on Sunday or Monday. Baumgartner aborted his mission Tuesday …


  • SpaceX Dragon capsule arrives at space station

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private company successfully delivered a half-ton of supplies to the International Space Station early Wednesday, the first official shipment under a billion-dollar contract with …


  • Skydiver cancels 2nd try at supersonic jump in NM

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Blame it on the wind. Again. For the second straight day, extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner aborted his planned death-defying 23-mile free fall because of the weather, …


  • Man’s roach-eating death raises question: Why?

    MIAMI (AP) — As a Florida medical examiner tries to determine how 32-year-old Edward Archbold died after eating insects during a contest to win a snake, people around the country …


  • Man’s death after eating roaches raises questions

    MIAMI (AP) — As a Florida medical examiner tries to determine how 32-year-old Edward Archbold died after eating insects during a contest to win a snake, people around the country …


  • Skydiver cancels try at supersonic jump

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner canceled his planned death-defying 23-mile free fall Tuesday because of high winds, the second time this week he was forced to postpone …


  • Skydiver begins prep for supersonic jump

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A weather hold that threatened to cancel extreme athlete and skydiver Felix Baumgartner’s death-defying, 23-mile free fall into the southeastern New Mexico desert was lifted Tuesday …


  • Teen returns to school after Romney T-shirt flap

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 16-year-old high school sophomore who says she was ridiculed by her geometry teacher for wearing a Mitt Romney T-shirt returned to school Tuesday following a rally …


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