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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

This undated handout photo provided by the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution shows a Star Trek starship Enterprise studio model. The model of the fictional Starship Enterprise will go on display in the reimagined Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall.  For the first time since its 1976 opening, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum plans to overhaul its central exhibition showing the milestones of flight. The extensive renovation announced Thursday will be carried out over the next two years with portions of the exhibit closing temporarily over time, said Museum Director J.R. "Jack" Dailey.   (AP Photo/Mark Avino, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution )

Air, space artifacts to get new display in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the most iconic artifacts of aviation and space history will be getting an updated display for the 21st century, with the Apollo moon landing as the centerpiece. For the first […]

04/03/2014

Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines, flight MH370, turn to journalists to shout their demands for answers after Malaysian government representatives left a briefing in Beijing, China. Authorities have been forced on the defensive by the criticism, the most forceful of which has come from a group of Chinese relatives who accuse them of lying about - or even involvement in - the disappearance of Flight 370. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Malaysian credibility in jet hunt challenged again

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — It may mean little to investigators that the last words air traffic controllers heard from the lost jetliner were “Good night, Malaysian three-seven-zero,” rather than “All right, good night.” But […]

04/01/2014