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1 killed, 12 wounded in market explosion in Iraq’s capital

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — An explosion rocked a market in east Baghdad on Thursday, killing one person and injuring 12 others, according to Iraq's...

Boeing sees uptick in airplane orders as travel picks up

Boeing orders picked up in March, fueled by a major deal with Southwest Airlines that helped to offset another round of cancellations for its...

Soviet cosmonaut made pioneering spaceflight 60 years ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Crushed into the pilot's seat by heavy G-forces, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin saw flames outside his spacecraft and prepared to die....

Biden orders gun control actions — but they show his limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden put on a modest White House ceremony Thursday to announce a half-dozen executive actions to combat what he...

Airlines pull Boeing Max jets to inspect electrical systems

Airlines pulled dozens of Boeing Max 737s out of service for inspections after the aircraft maker told them about a possible electrical problem, the...

American, Russians dock at International Space Station

MOSCOW (AP) — A trio of Russian and American space travelers launched successfully and reached the International Space Station on Friday. ...

US sanctions on Myanmar gems target key junta funding source

BANGKOK (AP) — The latest U.S. sanctions on Myanmar target an army-controlled gems business rife with corruption and abuses that is one of the...

Inside secret Syria talks aimed at freeing American hostages

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last summer, two U.S. officials ventured into hostile territory for a secret high-stakes meeting with American adversaries. ...

Biden to unveil actions on guns, including new ATF boss

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will unveil a series of executive actions aimed at addressing gun violence on Thursday, delivering his first major...

Medic who shot 2 was assigned to medical research center

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy medic who shot and wounded two U.S. sailors before he was killed by police on a nearby Army base...

Eating our lunch: Biden points to China in development push

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing for trillions of dollars in development spending, President Joe Biden and Democratic lawmakers are directing Americans’ eyes to the rear-view...

Eating our lunch: Biden points to China in development push

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing for trillions of dollars in development spending, President Joe Biden and Democratic lawmakers are directing Americans’ eyes to the rear-view...

Piece of SpaceX rocket debris lands at Washington state farm

EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) — A piece of burning rocket debris seen streaking across the Pacific Northwest sky last week crashed on a farm in...

Microsoft wins $22 billion deal making headsets for US Army

Microsoft won a nearly $22 billion contract to supply U.S. Army combat troops with its augmented reality headsets. ...

US, China consulted on safety as their crafts headed to Mars

BEIJING (AP) — As their respective spacecrafts headed to Mars, China and the U.S. held consultations earlier this year in a somewhat unusual series...

Australia to build guided missiles to boost defense capacity

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia announced Wednesday it would begin building its own guided missiles in close collaboration with the U.S. as it...

SpaceX launches test rocket, breaks apart before landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX chalked up another failed landing Tuesday for its futuristic, bullet-shaped Starship, as the prototype Mars rocket broke apart...

Virgin Galactic rolls out latest generation of spaceship

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Virgin Galactic rolled out its newest spaceship Tuesday as the company looks to resume test flights in the coming months...

Two space fans get seats on billionaire’s private flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A billionaire’s private SpaceX flight filled its two remaining seats Tuesday with a scientist-teacher and a data engineer whose...

Rebels leave beheaded bodies in streets of Mozambique town

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Fierce fighting for control of Mozambique's strategic northern town of Palma left beheaded bodies strewn in the streets Monday, with heavily...

Los Angeles police say man fatally shot by officers had gun

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police officers fatally shot an armed man during a foot chase near downtown Los Angeles early Monday, a department spokesman...

German government buys stake in defense supplier Hensoldt

BERLIN (AP) — The German government is buying a minority stake in defense supplier Hensoldt — a company that derives from European aircraft manufacturer...

UN renews mandate of North Korea experts, asks missile probe

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Friday to renew the mandate of U.N. experts monitoring sanctions against North...

NASA gives all clear: Earth safe from asteroid for 100 years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Whew, now here's some good cosmic news: NASA has given Earth the all clear for the next century from...

Defense contractor pleads guilty to sharing classified info

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman who worked as a contract linguist for the U.S. military in Iraq pleaded guilty Friday to sharing classified information...

Myanmar protest deaths reach 320 as US, UK, impose sanctions

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The toll of protesters confirmed killed in Myanmar since last month’s military takeover has reached 320, a group that verifies...

Rocket debris lights up skies over the Pacific Northwest

SEATTLE (AP) — Burning debris from a rocket lit up Pacific Northwest skies Thursday night, the National Weather Service in Seattle said. ...

Radioactive material found inside oil facility in Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — A German company has found dangerous nuclear material stored in an oil facility in southern Lebanon, officials said Friday. ...

EXPLAINER: What’s a SPAC, the latest craze on Wall Street?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — WeWork will finally go public this year, allowing investors to buy and sell its shares. But not through a traditional...

EXPLAINER: North Korean missiles getting more agile, evasive

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In resuming its ballistic testing activity after a yearlong pause, North Korea has demonstrated a potentially nuclear-capable weapon that...

EXPLAINER: Sanctioned Myanmar army businesses span spectrum

BANGKOK (AP) — The two huge Myanmar military-controlled conglomerates targeted by U.S. and UK sanctions following the army coup last month span a wide...

New US sanctions target military conglomerates in Myanmar

The United States on Thursday imposed what it calls its most significant sanctions to date over the military coup in Myanmar, restricting American dealings...

Myanmar junta uses force on streets; US, UK target finances

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — As Myanmar's junta used violence again Thursday to try to suppress protests against the military's takeover, the United States and...

UK, US impose sanctions targeting Myanmar military business

The U.K. and the United States are imposing further sanctions over human rights violations in Myanmar, Britain's top diplomat said Thursday. ...

Cosmic mouthful: Tasters savor fine wine that orbited Earth

BORDEAUX, France (AP) — It tastes like rose petals. It smells like a campfire. It glistens with a burnt-orange hue. What is it? A...

US, Turkey remain divided over purchase of Russia’s S-400s

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Top U.S. and Turkish diplomats failed on Wednesday to overcome sharp differences over Turkey’s purchase of an advanced Russian air...

Part of Wright brothers’ 1st airplane on NASA’s Mars chopper

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A piece of the Wright brothers’ first airplane is on Mars. ...

California bill aims to jumpstart ‘microstamps’ on handguns

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gun control advocates are making a new attempt to force the gun industry to comply with California's unique law requiring...

Army revamps fitness exam, kicks out leg tuck requirement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army is kicking out the leg tuck requirement. ...

Biden picks former senator who flew in space to lead NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — President Joe Biden has chosen a former senator from Florida who flew on the space shuttle right before the...

New mom, Army vet among 8 killed in Georgia spa shootings

One was new mother taking a rare break from caring for her baby girl. Another was an Army veteran who installed security systems in...

Myanmar factory attacks put focus on Chinese influence

BANGKOK (AP) — Confusion over what exactly happened during recent attacks on factories in Myanmar has highlighted the complex and troubled nature of the...

NASA completes engine test firing of moon rocket on 2nd try

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA completed an engine test firing of its moon rocket Thursday, after the first attempt in January ended prematurely....

Mars rover sends back grinding, squealing sounds of driving

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s newest Mars rover has sent back the first-ever sounds of driving on the red planet — a grinding,...

Advocates seek Biden push on gun bills, but prospects iffy

WASHINGTON (AP) — After President Joe Biden’s giant COVID-19 relief bill passed Congress, he made a prime-time address to the nation and presided over...

Sharp jump in US Navy transits to counter China under Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Activity by the U.S. Navy in its campaign to challenge China's efforts to restrict transit in the South China Sea and...

US astronaut launching next month may spend year in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA may soon chalk up another one-year space mission thanks to an out-of-this-world Russian movie-making deal. ...

Attacks on Chinese-run factories in Myanmar vex Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — Attacks on Chinese-run factories in Myanmar's biggest city drew demands Monday from Beijing for protection for their property and employees, while...

Call me? US-Turkey reset faces long list of hurdles

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has toned down his anti-Western and anti-US rhetoric in an apparent effort to reset the...

Spacewalkers take extra safety precautions for toxic ammonia

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts had to take extra safety precautions Saturday after possibly getting toxic ammonia on their suits from the...

Families of Boeing crash victims renew push for FAA changes

Relatives of some of the passengers who died in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines marked Wednesday's two-year anniversary of the disaster by seeking...

Thai woman now in California over huge Navy corruption case

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former executive for a Singapore-based defense contractor linked to a sweeping corruption scandal that cost the Navy some $35...

GE, AerCap join air leasing businesses in $30 billion deal

General Electric is combining its aircraft leasing business with Ireland’s AerCap Holdings in a deal valued at more than $30 billion, a big step...

China, Russia agree to build lunar research station

BEIJING (AP) — China and Russia said they will build a lunar research station, possibly on the moon's surface, marking the start of a...

Escalating violence raises pressure for Myanmar sanctions

BANGKOK (AP) — The escalation of violence in Myanmar as authorities crack down on protests against the Feb. 1 coup is raising pressure for...

NASA’s new Mars rover hits dusty red road, 1st trip 21 feet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s newest Mars rover hit the dusty red road this week, putting 21 feet on the odometer in its...

Civilian jet trainer crashes in California desert; crew safe

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — A military-style jet trainer operated by a civilian test pilot school crashed in California’s Mojave Desert on Friday and the...

Spacewalkers finish solar panel prep for station power boost

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts completed the first round of prep work Friday for new solar panels, part of a major power...

EU, US agree to suspend tariffs over Airbus-Boeing dispute

BRUSSELS (AP) — A first phone call Friday clinched the first trade breakthrough to start rebuilding trans-Atlantic relations between the United States and the...

Biden lauds NASA team for giving US ‘dose of confidence’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday congratulated the NASA team responsible for last month’s successful landing of an unmanned rover on Mars...

SpaceX Starship lands upright, then explodes in latest test

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX’s futuristic Starship looked like it aced a touchdown Wednesday, but then exploded on the landing pad with so...

Chinese astronauts training for space station crewed flights

BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday a cohort of astronauts is training for four crewed missions this year as the country works to complete...

Microsoft: China-based hackers found bug to target US firms

China-based government hackers have exploited a bug in Microsoft's email server software to target U.S. organizations, the company said Tuesday. ...

Naval Academy seeking student vaccines for summer training

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy is developing plans to begin vaccinating midshipmen this month so students can deploy to ships and with...

Groups ask France to probe 2013 Syria chemical attacks

PARIS (AP) — A group of Syrian chemical attack survivors and Syrian rights groups said Tuesday they have filed a criminal complaint in France...

Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new solar wings

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts ventured out Sunday to install support frames for new, high-efficiency solar panels arriving at the International Space...

‘Meyers Manx’ dune buggy creator dead at 94

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Meyers was hanging out at Pismo Beach on California's Central Coast one afternoon in 1963 when he saw something...

Virgin Galactic delays spaceflight test to May

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Spaceflight company Virgin Galactic has postponed its next mission to space from New Mexico until at least May after a...

Boeing will pay $6.6 million to settle FAA allegations

Federal regulators have imposed $5.4 million in civil penalties against Boeing for violating terms of a $12 million settlement in 2015, and the aircraft...

New Mexico goes to court over slow cleanup at US nuclear lab

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is going after the federal government for failing to make progress on cleaning up contamination left behind by...

Federal watchdog blasts FAA over certification of Boeing jet

Federal auditors say U.S. regulators didn’t understand a flight-control system that played a role in two deadly crashes of a Boeing jet and must...

China’s Mars craft enters parking orbit before landing rover

BEIJING (AP) — China says its Tianwen-1 spacecraft has entered a temporary parking orbit around Mars in anticipation of landing a rover on the...

Mars rover’s giant parachute carried secret message

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The huge parachute used by NASA’s Perseverance rover to land on Mars contained a secret message, thanks to a...

EXPLAINER: Why a plane’s engine exploded over Denver

The investigation into an engine explosion on a jetliner taking off from Denver is focusing on a fan blade that appeared to be weakened...

Boeing: 777s with engine that blew apart should be grounded

Boeing has recommended that airlines ground all 777s with the type of engine that blew apart after takeoff from Denver this past weekend, and...

NASA releases Mars landing video: ‘Stuff of our dreams’

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA on Monday released the first high-quality video of a spacecraft landing on Mars, a three-minute trailer showing the...

UN experts: Trump ally, UAE firms violated Libya sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — American security contractor Erik Prince, a close ally of former U.S. President Donald Trump, violated the U.N. arms embargo against...

New this week: Billie Eilish, Billie Holiday and Superman

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. ...

Bone cancer survivor to join billionaire on SpaceX flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After beating bone cancer, Hayley Arceneaux figures rocketing into orbit on SpaceX’s first private flight should be a piece...

UAE weapons show draws major deals, traders amid pandemic

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In spite of the surging coronavirus pandemic, major arms makers descended Sunday on a convention center in...

Space station launch honors ‘Hidden Figures’ mathematician

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A space station supply ship named after the Black NASA mathematician featured in the movie “Hidden Figures” rocketed into...

Mars landing team ‘awestruck’ by photo of descending rover

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The world got its first close-up look at a Mars landing on Friday, as NASA released a stunning picture...

Nicaragua creates Ministry of Extraterrestrial Space Affairs

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua has created a new National Ministry for Extraterrestrial Space Affairs, The Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, which is drawing...

NASA rover lands on Mars to look for signs of ancient life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA rover streaked through the orange Martian sky and landed on the planet Thursday, accomplishing the riskiest step...

Airbus lost $1.3 billion amid pandemic; expects better 2021

PARIS (AP) — European plane maker Airbus lost 1.1 billion euros ($1.3 billion) last year amid an unprecedented global slump in air travel because...

Groups ask Biden for wider environmental review of nuke work

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Watchdog groups want the Biden administration to reconsider a decision by a U.S. agency not to conduct a more extensive...

NASA rover attempting most difficult Martian touchdown yet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacecraft aiming to land on Mars have skipped past the planet, burned up on entry, smashed into the surface,...

Bosnia village with link to Mars enthralled by rover landing

JEZERO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian villagers are preparing to gather in front of a video screen in the yard of their community's only school...

Russian cargo ship docks at International Space Station

MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo ship docked at the International Space Station Wednesday with a load of supplies. ...

European Space Agency seeks diversity in new astronaut drive

PARIS (AP) — The European Space Agency is holding its first astronaut recruitment drive in 11 years and says greater diversity is one of...

Russian cargo ship launched to International Space Station

MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo ship launched successfully Monday with a load of supplies for the International Space Station. ...

On Parkland anniversary, Biden calls for tougher gun laws

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Sorrow reverberated across the country Sunday as Americans, including President Joe Biden, joined a Florida community in remembering the 17...

Timing of next Virgin Galactic flight still up in the air

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Virgin Galactic on Friday put off plans to make another attempt at a rocket-powered flight from New Mexico to the...

US gun maker Colt bought by Czech company

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech firearms company Ceska Zbrojovka has signed a deal to acquire Colt, the American gun maker that helped develop revolvers in...

Bombardier to end Learjet production, cut 1,600 jobs

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Learjet, which became synonymous with lifestyles of the rich and famous, is about to fade into aviation history. ...

United: Small electric air taxis will zip people to airports

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines said Wednesday it will buy up to 200 small electric air taxis to help customers in urban areas get...

Audit raises concerns about wildfire risks at US nuclear lab

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the nation’s premier nuclear laboratories isn’t taking the necessary precautions to guard against wildfires, according to an audit...

IAEA: Iran has started producing uranium metal

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations’ atomic watchdog agency said Wednesday its inspectors have confirmed that Iran has begun the production of uranium metal...

Chinese spacecraft enters Mars’ orbit, joining Arab ship

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese spacecraft went into orbit around Mars on Wednesday on an expedition to land a rover on the surface and...

UN experts: North Korea using cyber attacks to update nukes

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea has modernized its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles by flaunting United Nations sanctions, using cyberattacks to help finance...

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