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Launch gives spectators pride, reprieve from troubled times

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 11:01am

For many spectators who filled parks, beaches and roads along Florida's Space Coast, the launch of two astronauts into orbit Saturday was a welcome accomplishment and a reprieve from the coronavirus pandemic, economic worries and now unrest in the streets.

`Back in the game’: SpaceX ship blasts off with 2 astronauts

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 7:17am

Two NASA astronauts climbed into their capsule Saturday for a second attempt at a history-making ride into orbit aboard a rocket ship designed and built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company.

Utah researchers looking at sewage for answers on coronavirus rates

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted May 29th - 4:03pm

People lacking any symptoms of COVID-19 are not rushing to get the painful nasal swab test, but they do go to the bathroom.

Virus ignited in US no earlier than mid-January, study says

Mike Stobbe and Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 2:33pm

The spark that started the U.S. coronavirus epidemic arrived during a three-week window from mid-January to early February, before the nation halted travel from China, according to the most comprehensive federal study to date of when the virus began spreading.

Another Asian giant hornet found in northwestern Washington

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 1:55pm

A dead Asian giant hornet has been found in Washington state, and officials said Friday they were trying to learn if the honey bee predators have established colonies here.

FDA finds contamination in several brands of diabetes drug

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 1:45pm

U.S. health regulators are telling five drugmakers to recall their versions of a widely used diabetes medication after laboratory tests found elevated levels of a contaminant linked to cancer.

Take 2 for SpaceX's 1st astronaut launch with more storms

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 10:43am

SpaceX pressed ahead with its second attempt to launch astronauts for NASA — a historic first for a private company — but more stormy weather threatened more delays.

Well-preserved Roman mosaic unearthed in Italian vineyard

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 9:59am

Archaeologists have briefly revealed a well-preserved mosaic floor of an ancient Roman villa first discovered almost a century ago near the northern Italian city of Verona.

SpaceX-NASA launch: What to know ahead of Saturday's scheduled flight

Jackie Wattles, CNN Business  |  Posted May 29th - 7:32am

SpaceX and NASA are, once again, gearing up to try to make history by launching two astronauts into Earth's orbit.

New drugs make headway against lung, prostate, colon cancers

Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 6:01am

Doctors are reporting success with newer drugs that control certain types of cancer better, reduce the risk it will come back and make treatment simpler and easier to bear.

Iran says it will continue nuclear work despite US sanctions

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 2:13am

Iran said Friday its experts would continue nuclear development activities, despite sanctions imposed earlier this week on their fellow scientists by the United States.

WaPo editor to Harvard grads: Truth matter of 'life & death'

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 10:26am

The Washington Post's top editor told Harvard University graduates Thursday that facts and truth have become “matters of life and death,” yet he warned that some leaders continue to “undermine the very idea of objective fact, all in pursuit of political gain.”

Chinese grad students may be next hit by US-China tensions

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 10:16am

The Trump administration may soon expel thousands of Chinese graduate students enrolled at U.S. universities and impose other sanctions against Chinese officials in the latest signs of tensions between Washington and Beijing that are raging over trade, the coronavirus pandemic, human rights and the status of Hong Kong.

A SpaceX capsule carrying NASA astronauts reaches orbit on its way to the International Space Station.

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 1:37pm

A SpaceX capsule carrying NASA astronauts reaches orbit on its way to the International Space Station.

NASA astronauts blast off into space on a SpaceX rocket, heralding a new era in human spaceflight.

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 1:23pm

NASA astronauts blast off into space on a SpaceX rocket, heralding a new era in human spaceflight.

NASA astronauts head to the launch pad for a second liftoff attempt from Florida.

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 10:07am

NASA astronauts head to the launch pad for a second liftoff attempt from Florida.

Russia to send team to Guiana Space Center after fuel leak

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 10:33am

Russia’s space agency says it will send a team of specialists to South America to investigate the leak of toxic fuel from a Russian rocket stage at the Guiana Space Center.

Solar probe to pass through comet's tail for 'bonus science'

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 7:19am

The European Space Agency said Friday that its Solar Orbiter probe will pass through the tail of a comet in the coming days and scientists plan to switch on its instruments early to conduct some “bonus science.”

Wildlife managers use pup fostering to boost wolf genetics

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 10:03pm

A record number of captive-born wolf pups has been placed into the wild as part of an effort by federal and state wildlife managers to boost the genetic diversity among Mexican gray wolves in the Southwestern United States.