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NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

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SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) -- John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95....

Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) -- What's happening in this Wyoming resort town might be better described as a land creep than a landslide, but the lack of speed has not hindered the sheer power of the moving earth....

Easter morning delivery for space station

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Space station astronauts have received a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies....




NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more....

Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point
WAIALUA, Hawaii (AP) -- You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii....

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life....

Full lunar eclipse delights Americas, 1st of year
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Sky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse - at least those fortunate enough to have clear skies....

Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria that have targeted many Christians....

Cost of fighting warming 'modest,' says UN panel
BERLIN (AP) -- The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest," but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change said Sunday....

UN Security Council meets on rights in North Korea
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The head of the commission of inquiry that accused North Korea of crimes against humanity told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that it must take action against "a totalitarian state without parallel in the contemporary world," and he told reporters that most council members "expressly said" the matter should be referred to the International Criminal Court....