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Sandy Hook lawsuit against gun-maker set for trial in 2021

Dec. 11, 2019 5:41 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge said Wednesday a lawsuit by families of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims against Remington Arms will go to trial in September of 2021. A survivor and relatives of nine victims of the 2012 massacre filed the wrongful death lawsuit against Remington in...

Blue Origin launches, lands same rocket record 6 times

Dec. 11, 2019 5:05 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos' space company, has scored another successful spaceflight. Blue Origin used the same rocket for the sixth time Wednesday in West Texas. The suborbital flight exposed the capsule and its contents — including NASA experiments, artwork and a...

FAA analysis predicted many more Max crashes without a fix

Dec. 11, 2019 4:27 PM EST

After the first crash of a Boeing 737 Max last year, federal safety officials estimated that there could be 15 more fatal crashes of the Max over the next few decades if Boeing didn’t fix a critical automated flight-control system. Yet the Federal Aviation Administration did not ground the plane until a...

14-year-old boy injured in shooting at St. Louis gas station

Dec. 11, 2019 2:28 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 14-year-old boy is hospitalized in critical condition after being shot at a St. Louis gas station. St. Louis police say the shooting happened Tuesday night at a BP station. No arrests have been made but police are searching for two suspects. The victim's name was not released. Police...

Chile combs Antarctic for missing plane with 38 aboard

Dec. 10, 2019 7:36 PM EST

PUNTA ARENAS, Chile (AP) — Search crews are combing the Antarctic for a Chilean military transport plane carrying 38 people that vanished en route to a base on the frozen continent and will tirelessly press ahead as the hunt gains widening international support, officials said Tuesday. Gen. Eduardo...

University of New Mexico hosts student chat with astronauts

Dec. 10, 2019 12:15 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico is hosting a live chat with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The school says hundreds of students grades kindergarten through high school are expected to pack UNM's Student Union Building in Albuquerque for Tuesday's event. Officials...

Families of crash passengers want wider review of Boeing Max

Dec. 9, 2019 6:54 PM EST

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration will face questions about whether the agency is too cozy with Boeing when he testifies this week before a congressional panel. The chairman of the House Transportation Committee says he plans to ask FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson about Boeing's influence over the...

NASA chief gets latest look at new moon rocket

Dec. 9, 2019 6:28 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine and the media got an up-close look Monday at a huge, newly completed rocket for the program aimed at putting a man and woman on the moon as early as 2024. Bridenstine was in New Orleans to see the first of the “core stage" rockets for NASA's...

Russian supply ship docks with International Space Station

Dec. 9, 2019 5:59 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian ship carrying tons of supplies successfully docked Monday with the International Space Station. The Progress MS-13 cargo ship had lifted off on Friday atop a Soyuz rocket from the Russian space complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. It successfully docked with the space outpost...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Dec. 9, 2019 12:54 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and are rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ...