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  • India launches spacecraft to explore water deposits on moon

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India sent a spacecraft to explore water deposits on the far side of the moon in a successful launch Monday after a technical problem caused a week’s delay. Scientists at the mission control center burst into applause as the rocket lifted off in clear weather as scheduled at 2:43 p.m. from […]
  • NY state police lag behind agencies nationwide on camera use

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A highway shoulder is where New York state troopers spotted Luke Patterson, walking by himself around 2 a.m. after his car became disabled. By the end of the encounter in rural New York, the 41-year-old chef would be killed by a trooper’s gunfire. Authorities say the trooper shot him when he […]
  • Teen climate activist gets Normandy’s first Freedom Prize

    PARIS (AP) — Swedish teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg has received the first Freedom Prize awarded by France’s Normandy region, which last month commemorated the 75th D-Day anniversary. Thunberg, 16, received the award in Caen on Sunday, posing alongside D-Day veterans Charles Norman Shay and Léon Gautier. Thunberg said that “I think the least […]
  • Moon back in NASA’s court 50 years after 1st lunar landing

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Fifty years after humanity’s first lunar footsteps, the moon is back in NASA’s court. The White House wants U.S. astronauts on the moon pronto — by 2024, a scant five years from now. The moon will serve as a critical proving ground, the thinking goes, for the real prize of […]
  • Pope: Moon landing inspires progress on justice, environment

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is hoping that the 50th anniversary of the first moon walk inspires efforts to help our “common home” on Earth. Francis told the public in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, the day after the anniversary of the July 20, 1969, lunar landing, that the feat achieved an “extraordinary dream.” […]
  • Heat and humidity grip East Coast as Midwest gets reprieve

    BOSTON (AP) — The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a benefit run, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the day off and the New York Police Department implored residents to take it easy. “Sunday has been canceled,” the NYPD jokingly tweeted . “Stay […]
  • Official: Tech execs gathering at White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Trump administration official says tech company executives are due to meet Monday at the White House with the president’s chief economic adviser, Larry Kudlow. The official says participants will discuss “economic matters” and talks could touch on Huawei. The White House sanctioned the Chinese telecoms company in May as an alleged […]
  • Dispute pulls CBS off the air for DirecTV customers

    NEW YORK (AP) — A business dispute took CBS off the air for millions of satellite television customers of DirecTV and AT&T U-verse on Saturday. CBS was black on satellite systems owned by AT&T in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and at least 11 other large cities across the United States. Both the television network […]
  • The Latest: Pence marks Apollo 11 anniversary at launch site

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing (all times local): 2 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence is marking the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first moon landing at the Apollo 11 launch site. Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin accompanied Pence to Florida’s Kennedy Space Center on Saturday and […]
  • Russian capsule carrying 3 docks with space station

    BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Russian space capsule with three astronauts aboard has docked with the International Space Station after a fast-track trip to the orbiting laboratory. The Soyuz capsule docked at 22:48 GMT Saturday, just six hours and 20 minutes after blasting off from Russia’s launch complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The launch took place […]
  • ‘Survive, not enjoy’: Heat, humidity gripping half the US

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans from Texas to Maine sweated out a steamy Saturday as a heat wave canceled events from festivals to horse races, chased baseball fans out of their seats and pushed New York City to order steps to avoid straining the electrical system. The National Weather Service said “a dangerous heat wave” […]
  • Native Hawaiians say telescope represents bigger struggle

    HONOLULU (AP) — Walter Ritte has been fighting for decades to protect Native Hawaiian rights, inspiring a new generation of activists trying to stop construction of a giant telescope they see as representative of a bigger struggle. In his early 30s, Ritte occupied a small Hawaiian island used as a military bombing range. Now at […]
  • Nation marks 50 years after Apollo 11’s ‘giant leap’ on moon

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A moonstruck nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s “giant leap” by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin at parties, races, ball games and concerts Saturday, toasting with Tang and gobbling MoonPies. At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Aldrin showed Vice President Mike Pence the launch pad where he flew to […]
  • Technology, temporary help keeps farmers on job longer

    ALEXANDRIA, Ind. (AP) — At 79 years old, Art McManus says he’s still able to hop on the tractor and maintain the 160 acres of cherry trees at his orchard in Traverse City, Michigan. His children have gone on to start lives of their own, though he gets some help running his farmers market from […]
  • Report: Equifax to pay $700 million in breach settlement

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Wall Street Journal says Equifax will pay around $700 million to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people. The Journal, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter, said the settlement could be […]