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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket transporting the Tess satellite lifts off from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The satellite known as Tess will survey almost the entire sky, staring at the brightest, closest stars in an effort to find any planets that might be encircling them. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 18, 2018 - 9:13 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Tess spacecraft embarked Wednesday on a quest to find new worlds around neighboring stars that could support life. Tess rode a SpaceX Falcon rocket through the evening sky, aiming for an orbit stretching all the way to the moon. The satellite — the Transiting...
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In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018 photo, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator examines damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. A preliminary examination of the blown jet engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that set off a terrifying chain of events and left a businesswoman hanging half outside a shattered window showed evidence of "metal fatigue," according to the National Transportation Safety Board. (NTSB via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 7:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The engine explosion aboard a Southwest Airlines jetliner puts new pressure on airlines and regulators to act faster to inspect fan blades like the one that snapped off and triggered an accident that killed a passenger. The initial findings from investigators show that Tuesday's...
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April 18, 2018 - 1:59 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A survivor of a mass shooting that killed 17 at a Florida high school in February is calling for a boycott of two of what he says are the biggest investors in gun manufacturers: BlackRock and The Vanguard Group. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior David Hogg used the hashtags #...
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This photo released by SpaceX on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 shows a Falcon 9 rocket carrying NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Fla. Once in orbit, TESS will peer at hundreds of thousands of bright neighboring stars, seeking planets that might support life. (SpaceX via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 1:17 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft is back on the pad for another shot at launch. A SpaceX Falcon rocket is set to blast off with the Tess satellite Wednesday evening from Cape Canaveral, Florida. SpaceX halted Monday's countdown for extra rocket checks. Once in...
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April 18, 2018 - 12:48 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been thrust once again into the international limelight by a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain and allegations of a chemical bombardment on the Syrian city of Douma. Once a little-known...
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April 18, 2018 - 11:15 am
MIAMI (AP) — A survivor of a mass shooting that killed 17 at a Florida high school in February is calling for a boycott of two of what he says are the biggest investors in gun manufacturers: BlackRock and The Vanguard Group. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior David Hogg used the hashtags #...
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The engine on a Southwest Airlines plane is inspected as it sits on the runway at the Philadelphia International Airport after it made an emergency landing in Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Amanda Bourman via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 3:37 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Southwest Airlines jet with a damaged engine and broken window made an emergency landing at Philadelphia's airport Tuesday, and one passenger was critically injured. A former federal investigator theorized the plane blew an engine and the shrapnel hit the aircraft. Seven other...
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In this April 13, 2018, photo, Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, speaks during a Security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters. Haley is firing back against a Trump administration official who said she was suffering from "momentary confusion" when she announced new sanctions against Russia were imminent, saying, "With all due respect, I don't get confused." A striking intra-administration quarrel splayed out in public when National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow told reporters Tuesday that Haley "got ahead of the curve" when she said the U.S. would be slapping sanctions on Russia on Monday. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
April 18, 2018 - 12:34 am
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An internal White House quarrel over the timing of new Russia sanctions played out in public when the new economic adviser suggested U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley was suffering from "momentary confusion" and Haley retorted: "With all due respect, I don't get confused." The...
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U.N. Deputy Ambassador from U.S. Kelley Currie address the United Nations Security Council meeting on Syria, Tuesday April 17, 2018 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 17, 2018 - 10:37 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 5:35 a.m. Russia is clashing again with the United States and its Western allies, saying airstrikes on suspected chemical sites in Syria have set back any political negotiations to end the seven-year conflict. The U.S., France and...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2018, photo, White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow talks to reporters outside the White House. in Washington. U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is firing back against a Trump administration official who said she was suffering from "momentary confusion" when she announced new sanctions against Russia were imminent, saying, "With all due respect, I don't get confused." A striking intra-administration quarrel splayed out in public when Kudlow told reporters Tuesday that Haley "got ahead of the curve" when she said the U.S. would be slapping sanctions on Russia on Monday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 17, 2018 - 9:17 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The new White House economic adviser apologized Tuesday to U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley after suggesting she was suffering from "momentary confusion" when she announced over the weekend that new sanctions against Russia were imminent. Haley had fired back at Larry Kudlow,...
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