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NASA's asteroid hunter Lucy soars into sky with diamonds

Oct. 16, 2021 10:29 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft named Lucy rocketed into the sky with diamonds Saturday morning on a 12-year quest to explore eight asteroids. Seven of the mysterious space rocks are among swarms of asteroids sharing Jupiter's orbit, thought to be the...

Lucy in the sky: Spacecraft will visit record 8 asteroids

Oct. 14, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Attention asteroid aficionados: NASA is set to launch a series of spacecraft to visit and even bash some of the solar system’s most enticing space rocks. The robotic trailblazer named Lucy is up first, blasting off this weekend on a 12-year...

Paul McCartney: John Lennon responsible for Beatle breakup

Oct. 10, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney has revisited the breakup of The Beatles, flatly disputing the suggestion that he was responsible for the group’s demise. Speaking on an episode of BBC Radio 4’s “This Cultural Life’’ that is scheduled to air on Oct. 23, McCartney...

Colts owner Irsay talking up pop culture collection museum

Oct. 10, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is talking with officials in several cities about the possibility of creating a museum to display the pop culture memorabilia that he’s spent millions of dollars collecting over the past 20 years. That collection...

Today in History

Oct. 09, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 9, the 282nd day of 2021. There are 83 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 9, 1967, Marxist revolutionary guerrilla leader Che Guevara, 39, was summarily...

Ani DiFranco to be honored at John Lennon benefit show

Oct. 01, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When she was 9 years old, singer Ani DiFranco's guitar teacher gave her a Beatles songbook. She now has reason to consult it again. A group that holds a John Lennon benefit concert has selected DiFranco for its John Lennon Real Love Award, and she'll...

John Lennon interview tape fetches $58,240 at Danish auction

Sep. 28, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A cassette tape with a 33-minute audio recording of John Lennon being interviewed by four Danish teenagers 51 years ago as well as an apparently unpublished song by the late Beatle fetched 370,000 kroner ($58,240) Tuesday at an auction in Denmark. ...

Lennon interview to schoolboys, songs, to auction in Denmark

Sep. 15, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Half a century ago, four Danish teenagers interviewed John Lennon for their school paper. A cassette tape with a 33-minute audio recording of the chat, which also includes an apparently unpublished song by the late Beatle, will be auctioned in Denmark later this...

Today in History

Aug. 24, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 24, the 236th day of 2021. There are 129 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 24, 1814, during the War of 1812, British forces invaded Washington, D.C., setting...

Today in History

Aug. 23, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2021. There are 130 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 23, 2008, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama introduced his choice of...