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SpaceX delivers 'mighty mice,' worms, robot to space station
| December 8th, 2019  9:09 AM
SpaceX delivers 'mighty mice,' worms, robot to space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX made an early holiday delivery to the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing muscle-bound “mighty mice,” pest-killing worms and a smart, empathetic robot. The station commander, Italy's Luca Parmitano, used a large robot arm to grab onto the Dragon three days after its launch from Cape Canaveral.
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Watchdog faults rushed EPA rulemaking on glider trucks
Watchdog faults rushed EPA rulemaking on glider trucks
December 5th, 2019  6:09 PM

A federal watchdog says the Trump administration moved to exempt a type of super-polluting cargo truck from clean air rules without conducting a federally mandated study on how it would impact public health

CEO: Virgin Galactic marks 'incredible' year of milestones
CEO: Virgin Galactic marks 'incredible' year of milestones
December 5th, 2019  5:26 PM

The CEO of Virgin Galactic says the space tourism venture is on the verge of making more history in 2020 following an “incredible” year of progress

Boeing tries to reassure airline industry leaders about Max
Boeing tries to reassure airline industry leaders about Max
December 5th, 2019  5:02 PM

Boeing is pushing forward with a campaign to convince industry officials that the 737 Max will be safe

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Cave explorer dubbed 'pedo guy' describes hurt, humiliation
December 4th, 2019  11:09 PM

A British cave explorer who helped rescue a dozen boys and their soccer coach from a flooded Thailand cave last year testified that Elon Musk branded him a pedophile and sullied his reputation

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Company to pay $1M for selling Army subpar grenade launchers
December 3rd, 2019  5:25 PM

A Colorado weapons manufacturer has agreed to a $1 million settlement for allegedly shipping subpar grenade launchers to the U.S. Army

Gun background checks are on pace to break record in 2019
Gun background checks are on pace to break record in 2019
December 3rd, 2019  5:03 PM

Background checks on gun purchases in the U.S. are climbing toward a record high this year

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State of Sandy Hook shooting takes steps to divest from guns
December 3rd, 2019  1:42 PM

Connecticut’s treasurer announces plans to divest $30 million worth of shares in civilian firearm manufacturer securities

Forever war: US and China struggle to defuse trade conflict
Forever war: US and China struggle to defuse trade conflict
December 3rd, 2019  12:14 PM

After 16 months of conflict, US and China struggle to ease trade hostilities that weigh on economy

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AP Exclusive: Connecticut treasurer aims to divest gun stock
December 3rd, 2019  5:57 AM

Connecticut’s treasurer will announce plans to divest $30 million worth of shares in civilian firearm manufacturer securities

WTO panel: EU fails to end illegal subsidies for Airbus
WTO panel: EU fails to end illegal subsidies for Airbus
December 2nd, 2019  6:02 PM

A World Trade Organization panel has ruled the European Union has not complied with an order to end illegal subsidies for European plane maker Airbus that prompted the Trump administration to impose tariffs on nearly $7.5 billion worth of EU goods.

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European Space Agency seeks funding boost from member states
November 27th, 2019  3:18 PM

The European Space Agency is asking its 22 member states for more money to be able to carry out ambitious new missions and keep up with growing competition from the private sector

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NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul
November 27th, 2019  12:22 PM

NATO and U.S. aircraft-maker Boeing have agreed to sign a $1 billion contract to refurbish the military alliance’s aging fleet of surveillance planes, so they can continue to serve as the organization’s eye in the sky until 2035

FAA says it will handle all approvals for new Max jets
FAA says it will handle all approvals for new Max jets
November 26th, 2019  8:51 PM

Federal regulators say they will handle all approvals for new Boeing 737 Max jets instead of letting Boeing employees do some of that work

Emirates opts for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in revised deal
Emirates opts for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in revised deal
November 20th, 2019  6:37 AM

Dubai’s carrier Emirates announces firm order for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, revising previous deal for 777x

Wine woes: Tariffs, Brexit cloud French Beaujolais season
Wine woes: Tariffs, Brexit cloud French Beaujolais season
November 20th, 2019  4:47 AM

Celebration is the mot du jour in the Beaujolais region on the third Thursday of November

Safety board favors redesign of engine part on Boeing 737s
Safety board favors redesign of engine part on Boeing 737s
November 19th, 2019  6:31 PM

Federal safety board says Boeing should redesign part of the casing on some jet engines to prevent accidents like one that killed a passenger last year

Stan Deal, Leanne Caret
Dubai Airshow opens as big Gulf airlines slow down purchases
November 17th, 2019  11:23 AM

Dubai Airshow opens as major Gulf airlines rein back big-ticket purchases amid strains on the industry

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Sandy Hook lawsuit could force Remington to open books
November 16th, 2019  3:14 PM

A lawsuit against America’s oldest gunmaker is being watched closely

Boeing says it has to ‘re-earn’ public’s trust after crashes
Boeing says it has to ‘re-earn’ public’s trust after crashes
November 16th, 2019  7:31 AM

Top Boeing executive says company knows it has to re-earn the public’s trust as it works to get grounded 737 Max jets flying after deadly crashes

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Boeing settles several more lawsuits over Max plane crashes
November 15th, 2019  7:00 PM

Boeing is settling a few more of the lawsuits filed by families of passengers who died in two crashes involving the company’s 737 Max jet

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The Latest: US, Turkey remain divided on air defense
November 13th, 2019  8:27 PM

President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan fail to resolve an issue that has badly strained relations between the two NATO allies

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The Latest: Erdogan says Turkey `hurt’ by House resolution
November 13th, 2019  4:42 PM

Turkey’s president says his country was ``hurt deeply’’ by a House resolution that recognized the century-old mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide

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The Latest: Turkey’s Russian air defense system irks Trump
November 13th, 2019  4:33 PM

President Donald Trump says Turkey’s purchase of Russian air defense system creates “serious challenges,” but he says he hopes they can be resolved

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Walmart Inc. sues 31 Colorado counties to shrink tax bills
November 13th, 2019  12:10 PM

The parent company of Walmart has sued dozens of counties in Colorado where the company has store locations claiming their stores’ equipment is being overvalued and taxed at an increasing rate

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