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2 astronauts will expand envelope with 1-year spaceflight

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The two men assigned to a one-year spaceflight said Thursday that their upcoming mission will allow the world to push deeper into space....

SpaceX delays space station delivery until Jan.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The space station astronauts will have to wait until next month for their Christmas delivery....

Q&A: Drones might help explain how tornadoes form

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DENVER (AP) -- Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now, they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornadoes form....




NASA's Orion spacecraft back in Florida after test flight
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's experimental Orion spacecraft left Florida by rocket and returned by truck....

Report: Radiation leak at nuclear dump was small
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) -- A final report by independent researchers shows the radiation leak from the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico was small and localized....

Group challenges timber producer's 'green' label
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- A watchdog group is challenging the environmentally friendly "green lumber" certification for Plum Creek Timberlands, one of the nation's biggest landowners and timber producers....

Indonesia volcano erupts, injuring 4; 1 missing
TERNATE, Indonesia (AP) -- A volcano in eastern Indonesia erupted Friday, spewing towering clouds of hot ash into the air and leaving four hikers injured and one missing when they scrambled to safety, an official said....

Colorado funds medical marijuana research, a first
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado will spend more than $8 million researching marijuana's medical potential - a new frontier because government-funded marijuana research traditionally focuses on the drug's negative health effects....

Report: Arctic loses snow, ice; absorbs more heat
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Arctic and its future are looking dimmer every year, a new federal report says....

Washington governor proposes carbon pollution cap
SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed an ambitious cap-and-trade program to require the state's largest industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they release....