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Beshear deputy spokesman picked for party leadership role

Oct. 01, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Sebastian Kitchen, the deputy communications director for Gov. Andy Beshear, has been selected as the new executive director of the Kentucky Democratic Party, party leaders said Friday. Kitchen will assume his new role Monday. Mary Nishimuta, who...

NASA's Nelson's: Astronauts no longer exclusive to white men

Oct. 01, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Being an astronaut is no longer an exclusive club of white men, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said Friday while telling students that the first woman and first person of color will be landing on the moon soon. Nelson told a group of middle school...

Today in History

Sep. 29, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 29, the 272nd day of 2021. There are 93 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 29, 1789, the U.S. War Department established a regular army with a strength of...

SpaceX launches 4 amateurs on private Earth-circling trip

Sep. 15, 2021 23:44 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX’s first private flight streaked into orbit Wednesday night with two contest winners, a health care worker and their rich sponsor, the most ambitious leap yet in space tourism. It was the first time a spacecraft circled Earth with an...