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3 astronauts safely aboard International Space Station

Dec. 3, 2018 3:59 PM EST

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — Three astronauts who were launched into space aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft Monday entered the International Space Station nearly eight hours later, a relief to relatives and scientists months after a rocket failure aborted another mission. The hatch of the capsule carrying...

The Latest: 3 astronauts enter International Space Station

Dec. 3, 2018 3:00 PM EST

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — The Latest on the launch of crews to the International Space Station (all times local): 1:45 a.m. Three astronauts who launched into space aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft have entered the International Space Station after spending nearly eight hours in their tiny capsule. NASA...

3 astronauts from US, Russia, Canada blast off to International Space Station

Dec. 3, 2018 6:33 AM EST
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — 3 astronauts from US, Russia, Canada blast off to International Space Station.

The Latest: UN and Russia at odds on cross-border Syrian aid

Nov. 29, 2018 3:46 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in and related to Syria (all times local): 10:40 p.m. The U.N. humanitarian chief is urging the Security Council to approve the "critical" delivery of aid across borders and conflict lines in Syria for another year, but Russia is calling for an "adjustment" to the...

UN: No progress on forming Syria constitutional committee

Nov. 29, 2018 2:00 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Syria's warring sides and the mediators meeting in Kazakhstan failed to agree on the formation of a committee meant to draft a new constitution which is key to ending the seven-year civil war, the U.N. special envoy to Syria said Thursday, calling it a "missed opportunity." Staffan de Mistura...

US charges 8 in online advertising fraud scheme

Nov. 27, 2018 9:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department charged eight people Tuesday in connection with the takedown of two international cybercriminal rings that cost advertisers tens of millions of dollars. "As alleged in court filings, the defendants in this case used sophisticated computer programming and...

Space station supplies launched, 2nd shipment in 2 days

Nov. 17, 2018 7:31 AM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A load of space station supplies rocketed into orbit from Virginia on Saturday, the second shipment in two days. And another commercial delivery should be on its way in a couple weeks. "What an outstanding launch," said NASA's deputy space station program manager, Joel...

Cargo ship launch clears crewed mission to space station

Nov. 16, 2018 2:48 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian Soyuz rocket sent a cargo ship on its way to the International Space Station on Friday, a successful launch that cleared the way for the next crew to travel to the space outpost. The launch of the Russian Progress MS-10 resupply ship from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan marked...

Air Astana plane lands safely after emergency over Portugal

Nov. 11, 2018 10:54 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — An Air Astana plane with six crew on board and no passengers declared an emergency over Portugal on Sunday after experiencing problems with its command and control system but landed safely just over an hour later, a senior Portuguese Air Force officer said. Lt. Gen. Manuel Costa...

US citizen pleads not guilty to terrorist-supporting charge

Nov. 8, 2018 5:49 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man accused of trying to fly overseas to train with an Islamic State-affiliated group has pleaded not guilty to a federal charge of attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization. Court records show Naser Almadaoji (NAH'-ser...