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Merriam-Webster chooses vaccine as the 2021 word of the year

Nov. 29, 2021 00:09 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — With an expanded definition to reflect the times, Merriam-Webster has declared an omnipresent truth as its 2021 word of the year: vaccine. “This was a word that was extremely high in our data every single day in 2021,” Peter Sokolowski,...

India asks Starlink to obtain license for internet services

Nov. 27, 2021 05:37 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian government has asked Starlink Internet Services of Elon Musk’s SpaceX aerospace company to comply with the country’s regulatory framework before offering its satellite-based internet services. A Communications Ministry statement late...

New Russian module docks with International Space Station

Nov. 26, 2021 11:27 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian cargo craft carrying a new docking module successfully hooked up with the International Space Station Friday after a two-day space journey. The new spherical module, named Prichal (Pier), docked with the orbiting outpost at 6:19 p.m. Moscow time...

Mexico's drug war uses drones, human shields, gunships

Nov. 25, 2021 11:02 AM EST

AGUILILLA, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican government is rapidly running out of tools to control the expansion of the feared Jalisco cartel on the front lines of Mexico’s narco war in the western state of Michoacan and the stalled ground effort is being supplemented by an increasingly...

Subway sandwich chain co-founder Peter Buck dies at 90

Nov. 24, 2021 12:34 PM EST

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Peter Buck, whose $1,000 investment in a family friend's Connecticut sandwich shop in 1965 provided the genesis for what is now the world's largest restaurant chain — Subway — has died. He was 90. Buck, a nuclear physicist who was born in...

New Russian module launched to International Space Station

Nov. 24, 2021 09:15 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian rocket blasted off successfully on Wednesday to deliver a new docking module to the International Space Station. The Soyuz rocket lifted off as scheduled at 6:06 p.m. (1306 GMT) from the Russian launch facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, carrying...

NASA launches spacecraft to test asteroid defense concept

Nov. 24, 2021 08:45 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA launched a spacecraft Tuesday night on a mission to smash into an asteroid and test whether it would be possible to knock a speeding space rock off course if one were to threaten Earth. The DART spacecraft, short for Double Asteroid Redirection...

Questions remain about GOP's election 'investigation'

Nov. 23, 2021 19:14 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Many questions remain unanswered Tuesday as to what Republicans in Pennsylvania's Senate can accomplish from what they call a “forensic investigation" into last year's presidential election now that they have hired a contractor that has not pointed to any experience...

Israel defense chief jets to Morocco to cement security ties

Nov. 23, 2021 13:35 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s defense minister headed to Morocco on Tuesday for an official visit to cement security ties just ahead of the first anniversary of their agreement to establish full diplomatic relations. Benny Gantz will be making the first official visit by...

NFL defensive great Michael Strahan to be next space tourist

Nov. 23, 2021 10:47 AM EST

“Good Morning America” co-host Michael Strahan is going to space next month. Strahan, who turned 50 on Sunday, will join Laura Shepard Churchley, the eldest daughter of astronaut Alan Shepard, on the Dec. 9 mission aboard the New Shepard, a spacecraft named after her...