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NASA OKs space station launch despite dead computer

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station is about to get some fresh groceries and material for an urgent repair job. An unmanned SpaceX rocket was scheduled to blast off at 4:58 p.m. […]

04/14/2014

The Boeing Company logo.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Boeing moves 1K customer support jobs to SoCal

SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing is moving about 1,000 of its customer support jobs out of Washington and into Southern California. The company said Thursday that it is centralizing its customer support to its engineering design […]

04/10/2014

Ground staff work on a Malaysia Airlines plane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

Black box data lost for 2012 Malaysia Air flight

LONDON (AP) — Malaysia Airlines failed to properly preserve flight recordings during an incident at London’s Heathrow Airport in 2012 when a plane had to turn back because of technical problems, a report by Britain’s […]

04/10/2014

A submarine built by Bluefin Robotics is lowered into the water by systems engineer Cheryl Mierzwa in Quincy, Mass., Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)

Possible 5th underwater signal heard in jet search

PERTH, Australia (AP) — An Australian aircraft Thursday detected what may be the fifth signal coming from a man-made device deep in the Indian Ocean, adding to hopes that searchers will soon pinpoint the object’s […]

04/10/2014

FILE - In this Saturday, March 22, 2014 file photo, Flight officer Rayan Gharazeddine on board a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion, searches for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in southern Indian Ocean, Australia.  From “All right, good night” to “Good night, Malaysian three-seven-zero." Malaysia’s tweak to the final words received from the cockpit of the missing jetliner would appear insignificant to the investigation or hunt for the plane. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, Pool)

Search picks up new underwater signal in jet hunt

PERTH, Australia (AP) – An Australian aircraft hunting for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet picked up a new underwater signal Thursday while searching the same part of the Indian Ocean where earlier sounds were detected […]

04/10/2014

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)

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

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