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States, cities challenge Trump mileage standards rollback

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 3:41pm

Nearly two dozen states and several cities on Wednesday filed a legal challenge to the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era mileage standards, saying science backed up the old regulations developed with the help of the nation's car makers.

US coronavirus deaths surpass 100K; experts say count is flawed, but close

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 2:15pm

The U.S. hit a tragic milestone Wednesday: 100,000 dead from the coronavirus. But is that number right?

For launch spectators, storms more worrisome than virus

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 11:48am

For the spectators gathered along the Space Coast on Wednesday for an astronaut launch, the rumbling thunder, darkening clouds and then a drenching downpour were more worrisome than any pandemic.

Trump's plan to celebrate space launch hits weather snag

Kevin Freking and Aamer Madhani, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 11:43am

President Donald Trump’s plan to celebrate the first space launch of American astronauts from U.S. soil in nearly a decade on Wednesday hit a snag when the mission was postponed at the last minute because of bad weather. But the president said he plans on returning to Florida for Saturday's rescheduled launch.

WSU team builds net zero electric home for international competition

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted May 27th - 10:41am

If Janae Thomas-Watson could get on the roof of this home in Ogden, she’d wave a flag to get the attention of community planners, developers and members of the construction community and yell: “Come see the future, come see this.”

NASA chief "all in" for Tom Cruise to film on space station

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 10:19am

NASA is rolling out the International Space Station’s red carpet for Tom Cruise to make a movie in orbit.

SpaceX launch of NASA astronauts delayed 16 minutes before takeoff due to storm

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 6:29am

A SpaceX rocket is ready to boost two NASA astronauts into orbit Wednesday, the first launch of Americans from the U.S. in nearly a decade.

US company trials coronavirus vaccine candidate in Australia

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 9:03pm

A U.S. biotechnology company began injecting a coronavirus vaccine candidate into people in Australia on Tuesday with hopes of releasing a proven vaccine this year.

In a first, Twitter adds fact-check warnings to Trump tweets

Barbara Ortutay and Dino Hazell, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 6:13pm

The move comes after years in which Twitter has declined to apply its community guidelines and other rules of the road to the 45th U.S. president.

Everything you need to know about SpaceX's historic astronaut launch

Jackie Wattles, CNN Business  |  Posted May 26th - 5:14pm

The stakes have never been higher for Elon Musk's SpaceX. On Wednesday, the company will attempt to launch two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station in a mission called Demo-2.

Virgin Orbit analyzing data to find cause of rocket failure

John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 4:09pm

Virgin Orbit engineers were analyzing data Tuesday to find out what caused the maiden flight of its air-launched satellite booster to fail.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 12:44pm

between two and 14 days after exposure.

Weather better for historic SpaceX launch of NASA astronauts

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 12:11pm

With the weather looking up, SpaceX and NASA officials vowed Tuesday to keep crew safety the top priority for the nation's first astronaut launch to orbit in nearly a decade.

JK Rowling publishes first chapters of new story online

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 9:44am

J.K. Rowling is publishing a new story called “The Ickabog,” which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Dangerous blood clots pose a perplexing coronavirus threat

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 9:41am

until a May 4 video call, when her physician heard her slurred speech and consulted a specialist.

US couple waits 2 1/2 months in lockdown to visit Pompeii

Colleen Barry and Alessandra Tarantino, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 7:35am

An American couple waited a lifetime plus 2 ½ months to visit the ancient ruins of Pompeii together.

Stormy weather puts damper on SpaceX's 1st astronaut launch

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 6:20pm

Stormy weather is threatening to delay SpaceX’s first astronaut launch.

Bad weather postpones first launch of NASA astronauts from Florida in nine years. Next attempt is Saturday.

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 2:17pm

Bad weather postpones first launch of NASA astronauts from Florida in nine years. Next attempt is Saturday.

In a first since the shuttle days, NASA astronauts head to the launch pad to rocket into orbit from Florida.

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 11:17am

In a first since the shuttle days, NASA astronauts head to the launch pad to rocket into orbit from Florida.