Vandenberg Air Force Base

In this image released by NASA, a Delta 2 rocket with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite launches at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Wednesday morning, July 2, 2014. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)

NASA launches carbon satellite after 2009 failure

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A rocket carrying a NASA satellite lit up the pre-dawn skies Wednesday on a mission to track atmospheric carbon dioxide, the chief culprit behind global warming. The Delta […]

07/02/2014

John Dennis Apel, left, and his attorney Erwin Chemerinsky, speak to reporters outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Dec. 4, 2013, following an argument on the right to protest at a military base. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Court rules against protester at military base

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday against an anti-war activist who was barred from a protest area near the main gate at a California Air Force base. The justices threw out an […]

02/26/2014

John Dennis Apel, left, and his attorney Erwin Chemerinsky, speak to reporters outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Dec. 4, 2013, following an argument on the right to protest at a military base. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Court looks at protest ban at Calif. military base

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed likely Wednesday to reinstate the trespassing conviction of a man who was caught protesting military activities in a place he had been ordered to avoid: the zone designated […]

12/04/2013

This Friday Oct. 18, 2013 image provided by Mark Bussey shows an oarfish that washed up on the beach near Oceanside, Calif. This rare, snakelike oarfish measured nearly 14 feet long. According to the Catalina Island Marine Institute, oarfish can grow to more than 50 feet, making them the longest bony fish in the world. (AP Photo/Mark Bussey)

California ‘sea serpent’ was egg-carrying female

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 14-foot oarfish that washed ashore in Southern California last week was ready to become a mommy. The serpent-like fish — one of two discovered along the coast last week — […]

10/22/2013

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SpaceX launches Canadian satellite from California

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) – A SpaceX rocket launched from the California coast Sunday carrying a Canadian satellite intended to track space weather in what was billed as a test flight. The Falcon […]

09/29/2013

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Small plane makes emergency landing at CA air base

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say engine problem forced the pilot of a small plane to make an emergency landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Airfield officials say the Cessna 206 made […]

08/16/2013

This combination of images made available by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center on Thursday, July 25, 2013 shows a comparison between the higher resolution provided by the new ISIS (Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph), right, and the SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) spacecraft. Launched in June 2013, NASA's IRIS has a scheduled mission of two years. Scientists say the observations will help shed light on the sun's impact on Earth. (AP Photo/NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center)

New NASA telescope scours sun in ‘grand opening’

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is getting an unprecedented close-up look at the sun, thanks to a new telescope. NASA’s IRIS spacecraft, launched just a month ago, already is providing detailed pictures of the […]

07/25/2013

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NASA set to launch latest satellite to study sun

LOS ANGELES (AP) – NASA is preparing to launch its latest sun-monitoring satellite on a mission to improve space weather prediction. The Iris satellite will observe a little-studied region of the sun that emits ultraviolet […]

06/04/2013

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Intercontinental missile test-launched in Calif.

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from a California base on Wednesday, a month after the test flight was postponed because of tensions with […]

05/22/2013

Unarmed Minuteman 3 missile reaches target area

Report: US delays missile test as tensions rise

WASHINGTON (AP) – Amid mounting tensions with North Korea, the Pentagon has delayed an intercontinental ballistic missile test that had been planned for next week at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

04/06/2013

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