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In this April 4, 2014, photo provided by the Australian Defense Force, the Australian Defense vessel Ocean Shield tows a pinger locator in the first search for the missing flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder in the southern Indian Ocean. Ocean Shield, which is carrying high-tech sound detectors from the U.S. Navy, was investigating a sound it picked up. (AP Photo/Australian Defense Force, Lt. Kelly Lunt)

More pings raise hopes plane will be found soon

PERTH, Australia (AP) – The frustrating monthlong search for the Malaysian jetliner received a tremendous boost when a navy ship detected two more signals that most likely emanated from the aircraft’s black boxes. The Australian […]

04/09/2014

This image was taken by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity's Navcam on April 3. (Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Cal Tech)

Curiosity captures bright light on Mars

A leader of NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover team has offered a couple of explanations for an anomalous bright spot that showed up on pictures from the Red Planet — but they’re not the conventional explanations. […]

04/08/2014

This combination of Dec. 10, 2011 photos shows the different stages of the moon during a lunar eclipse as seen from the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Americas get front-row seat for lunar eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — North and South America, get ready for the first eclipse of the year. Next Tuesday morning, the moon will be eclipsed by Earth’s shadow. This total lunar eclipse will be […]

04/08/2014

In this April 7, 2014 photo provided by the Australian Defense Force, a fast response craft manned by members from the Australian Defense's ship Ocean Shield tows Able Seaman Clearance Diver Michael Arnold as they scan the water for debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. (AP Photo/Australian Defense Force, LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Ship hunts for more ‘pings’ in Malaysia jet search

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Search crews in the Indian Ocean failed to pick up more of the faint underwater sounds that may have been from the missing Malaysian jetliner’s black boxes whose batteries are at […]

04/08/2014

In this April 4, 2014, photo provided by the Australian Defense Force, the Australian Defense vessel Ocean Shield tows a pinger locator in the first search for the missing flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder in the southern Indian Ocean. Ocean Shield, which is carrying high-tech sound detectors from the U.S. Navy, was investigating a sound it picked up. (AP Photo/Australian Defense Force, Lt. Kelly Lunt)

Sub hunting for source of ‘pings’ in plane search

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Search crews were for the first time sending a sub deep into the Indian Ocean to try and determine whether faint sounds detected by equipment on board an Australian ship are […]

04/07/2014

In this Dec. 1, 2010 file photo, Virgin America's inaugural flight between Los Angeles an Dallas Fort Worth International Airport comes in for a landing in Grapevine, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Air travel: Late flights are up, complaints down

DALLAS (AP) — A big drop in customer complaints helped U.S. airlines post their best ratings ever even though more flights were late and more bags were mishandled, according to a report released Monday by […]

04/07/2014

This image provided by the Joint Agency Coordination Centre on Monday, April 7, 2014, shows a map indicating the locations of search vessels looking for signs of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. (AP Photo/Joint Agency Coordination Centre)

‘Promising lead’ emerges in hunt for Flight 370

PERTH, Australia (AP) — After a month of failed hunting and finding debris that turned out to be ordinary flotsam, an Australian ship detected faint pings deep in the Indian Ocean in what an official […]

04/07/2014

In this photo taken Wednesday, March 12, 2014, bartender Wyman Co places a lime in a drink at the Hock Farm restaurant in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Some airlines drop limes from beverage service

NEW YORK (AP) — Airline passengers might notice something missing these days from their vodka tonics or Diet Cokes: the lime. A recent shortage and spike in price has caused some airlines — for now […]

04/07/2014

Full moon

NASA announces ‘Take the Plunge’ contest

When will LADEE hit the Moon for its looming end of mission finale? NASA’s resoundingly successful LADEE lunar dust exploring mission is nearly out of gas. With its inevitable doom approaching, NASA invites you to […]

04/04/2014

The International Space Station with Earth in the background photographed by an STS-132 crew member on space shuttle Atlantis in 2010. (AP Photo/NASA)

Space station sidesteps space junk again

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Space Station had to dodge space junk again — the second time in less than three weeks. NASA said the station fired its thrusters Thursday afternoon, moving up about half […]

04/03/2014

This undated photo provided by NASA on April 2, 2014 shows Saturn's moon Enceladus. The "tiger stripes" are long fractures from which water vapor jets are emitted. (AP Photo/NASA, JPL, Space Science Institute)

Vast ocean found beneath ice of Saturn moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Scientists have uncovered a vast ocean beneath the icy surface of Saturn’s little moon Enceladus. Italian and American researchers made the discovery using Cassini, a NASA-European spacecraft still exploring Saturn […]

04/03/2014