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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.

Branson's Virgin Orbit fails on first rocket launch attempt

John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 2:26pm

Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit failed Monday in its first test launch of a new rocket carried aloft by a Boeing 747 and released over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern California.

NASA astronauts go back to the future with capsule launch

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted May 25th - 5:26am

It’s back to the future as NASA astronauts launch again from the U.S. — aboard a retro-style “Right Stuff” capsule.

KSL investigates privacy, security concerns with popular social media app

Mike Headrick, KSL TV and Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted May 24th - 9:17pm

It’s quite possibly the unofficial pastime of the pandemic: TikTok, the wildly popular social video app.

SpaceX's 1st astronaut launch breaking new ground for style

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 5:44am

The first astronauts launched by SpaceX are breaking new ground for style with hip spacesuits, gull-wing Teslas and a sleek rocketship — all of it white with black trim.

Memorial Day weekend draws crowds and triggers warnings

Curt Anderson and Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:34pm

The Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer in the U.S. meant big crowds at beaches and warnings from authorities Sunday about people disregarding the coronavirus social-distancing rules and risking a resurgence of the scourge that has killed nearly 100,000 Americans.

Trump to attend Wednesday's NASA astronaut launch in Florida

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 9:53am

President Donald Trump plans to be on the Florida coast Wednesday to watch American astronauts blast into orbit from the Kennedy Space Center for the first time in nearly a decade.

Big study casts more doubt on malaria drugs for coronavirus

Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:04pm

11 days on average versus 15 days for those just given usual care. After two weeks, about 7.1% of those on the drug had died vs. 11.9% of a comparison group given a placebo, but the difference was too small to say it could not have been due to chance. Researchers will track the patients for another two weeks to see if death rates change over time.

US regulators approve new type of contraceptive gel

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 12:03pm

pronounced FECK’-see — comes in an applicator that women insert before intercourse. The gel made by San Diego-based Evofem Biosciences contains lactic acid, citric acid and potassium bitartrate, all of which are common food additives.

Coronavirus pandemic claims another victim: Robocalls

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 11:43am

Have you been missing something amid the lockdowns and stay-at-home orders? No, not human contact. Not even toilet paper... Robocalls.

NASA's newest test pilots are veteran astronauts, friends

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 10:02am

The two astronauts who will test drive SpaceX’s brand new rocketship are classmates and friends, veteran spacefliers married to veteran spacefliers, and fathers of young sons.

In Mexico City, experts find bones of dozens of mammoths

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 7:33am

Archaeologists have found the bones of about 60 mammoths at an airport under construction just north of Mexico City, near human-built ’traps’ where more than a dozen mammoths were found last year.

Detective, nurse, confidant: Coronavirus tracers play many roles in Utah, US

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 6:19am

Health investigator Mackenzie Bray is among an army of health professionals around the world filling one of the most important roles in the effort to guard against a resurgence of the coronavirus.