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  • Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new parking spot March 24, 2017
    Cape Canaveral, Fla. • Astronauts ventured out on a spacewalk Friday to prep the International Space Station for a new parking spot. NASA’s Shane Kimbrough and France’s Thomas Pesquet emerged early from the orbiting complex, then went their separate ways to accomplish as much as possible 250 miles up. “We are ready to get to […]
  • House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it March 24, 2017
    Washington • The House steered toward a climactic vote Friday on the Republican health care overhaul, plunging ahead despite deep uncertainty over whether they had the votes to prevail in what loomed as a monumental gamble for President Donald Trump and his GOP allies in Congress. Debate began after White House officials told fractious GOP […]
  • Obama's science staffers prepares for a fight March 24, 2017
    Science, more than many fields, feeds on a collaborative spirit. Former staffers from President Barack Obama’s science office have taken this to heart: They are fanning out, finding jobs in academia, at nonprofits and elsewhere, but they continue to work together, largely behind the scenes. This science diaspora, as one former staffer called it, is […]
  • House intel committee chairman apologizes to Democrats March 24, 2017
    Washington • The House intelligence committee chairman privately apologized to his Democratic colleagues on Thursday, yet publicly defended his decision to openly discuss and brief President Donald Trump on typically secret intercepts that he says swept up communications of the president’s transition team in the final days of the Obama administration. GOP Rep. Devin Nunes’ […]
  • Peanut the dog helped save a 3-year-old girl found naked and shivering in a ditch March 24, 2017
    Let there be no doubt: Peanut is a very good dog. Peanut is a 1-year-old mutt who was taken in last year by the Delta Animal Shelter in Escanaba, Michigan, which says it found the puppy with “two broken legs, a belly full of carpet, broken ribs.” After a few months of recuperation, she was […]
  • IS claims responsibility for London attack; UK's May defiant March 24, 2017
    London • The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Thursday for an attack by a man who plowed an SUV into pedestrians on one of London’s famous bridges and then stabbed a police officer to death at Britain’s Parliament. In a somber but defiant statement, Britain’s prime minister declared that “we are not afraid.” The man […]
  • Israel police arrest hacker suspected of making threats on U.S. Jewish centers March 24, 2017
    Jerusalem • Israeli police on Thursday arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers and other institutions in the U.S., marking a potential breakthrough in the case after an international manhunt with the FBI. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld described the suspect as a […]
  • Coal ash: 'Why in the world would we be importing it?' March 24, 2017
    Richmond, Va. • Shipping containers full of coal ash from China, Poland and India have come into the U.S. through the Port of Virginia as foreign companies find a market for the same industrial waste that America’s utilities are struggling to dispose of. Critics call it a missed opportunity. Coal ash is treasure as well […]
  • Senate votes to kill privacy rules guarding your online info March 24, 2017
    New York • The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations , a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell your browsing habits and other personal information as they expand their own online ad businesses. Those rules, not yet in effect, would have required internet providers to […]
  • Kentucky's new abortion law faces first legal test March 24, 2017
    Louisville, Ky. • Kentucky’s new law requiring doctors to perform an ultrasound exam before an abortion is facing its first legal challenge in a federal courtroom. Arguments began Thursday morning on whether to order a temporary halt to the law passed by the state’s Republican-led Legislature and signed by Gov. Matt Bevin in January. The […]