Pacific Ocean

Missile defense system tested over Pacific Ocean

PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, Hawaii (AP) — The Missile Defense Agency and US Navy sailors completed a successful test of a missile defense system by destroying a target launched in the Pacific Ocean. The Department […]

05/16/2013

1st tropical depression of Pacific season forms

  MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say the first tropical depression of the Pacific hurricane season has formed off the coast of Mexico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the depression formed Wednesday. It […]

05/15/2013

This is from a SpaceX video showing the company's Dragon space capsule firing thrusters during a powered descent as it aims for a vertical landing at its launch site. (Photo: SpaceX)

The next Dragon is alien-like

The next version of the Dragon spacecraft built by the private spaceflight company SpaceX will look like something truly out of this world, according to Elon Musk, the company’s billionaire founder and CEO.

03/29/2013

The SpaceX Dragon is unberthed from the station's Harmony node as the sun begins to rise over the Earth. (Photo Credit: NASA)

Budget cuts could slow commercial space progress

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The head of NASA says federal spending cuts could eventually slow progress on commercial efforts to fly to space.

03/28/2013

Experience LA with Maggie McKay!

Experience LA with Maggie McKay: Wildflowers

Spring has sprung and it’s time to take advantage of nature events that only come around once a year. The wildflowers are one of those phenomenal things to experience.

03/22/2013

Dr. Zhicheng Hu (Photo credit: Victoria Hu via Change.org)

Daughter fights for return of dad trapped in China

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) — She was just 16, a shy girl whose life revolved around school and homework, when the phone call came that would change her life.

03/13/2013

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2 years after Japan tsunami, debris spreads in US

UNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Two years ago, the yellow buoy was hanging as part of a restaurant sign in the coastal community of Minamisanriku in northern Japan when an earthquake triggered a tsunami and washed it — and so much more — out to sea.

03/09/2013

Earthquake in the Solomon Islands

Four believed dead after tsunami hits Solomon Islands

SYDNEY (AP) — At least four people are missing and presumed dead after a powerful earthquake off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific generated a tsunami up to five feet tall.

02/06/2013

Fireball lights up sky over California, Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An expert says a fireball seen across a wide swath of the West from Reno to San Francisco might have broken up over the Pacific Ocean.

01/18/2013

River otter

Rare San Francisco river otter stumps researchers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For the first time in decades, a river otter has made San Francisco its home, taking up residence in the ruins of a 19th Century seaside bath near the Golden Gate Bridge.

01/03/2013

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