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Contact restored with NASA spacecraft headed to lunar orbit

Jul. 06, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA said Wednesday that contact has been restored with its $32.7 million spacecraft headed to the moon to test out a lopsided lunar orbit. Contact was lost after one successful communication and a second partial one on Monday, after the spacecraft left Earth's...

Rocker Carlos Santana 'doing well' after collapsing onstage

Jul. 06, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Guitar icon Carlos Santana collapsed on stage during a show in Michigan and was rushed to a hospital, later blaming the episode on forgetting to eat or drink water. Santana, 74, was “doing well” Wednesday after being taken from his show at Pine Knob Music Theatre...

The next frontier for drones: Letting them fly out of sight

Jul. 06, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

REMINGTON, Va. (AP) — For years, there's been a cardinal rule for flying civilian drones: Keep them within your line of sight. Not just because it's a good idea — it's also the law. But some drones have recently gotten permission to soar out of their pilots' sight. They can now...

Indiana boy, man killed in separate weekend fireworks blasts

Jul. 06, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy and a man died over the Fourth of July holiday weekend after being injured by fireworks in separate Indiana incidents, authorities said. The boy, Camrynn Ray McMichael of Mount Vernon, died Sunday night from a head injury he suffered in...

Girl dies while tubing during holiday weekend in Tennessee

Jul. 06, 2022 05:02 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A 10-year-old girl died while tubing on a Tennessee waterway during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, authorities said. The girl was on a tube being pulled by a pontoon boat on the Tennessee River in Decatur County on Saturday evening when the boat's...

Sheriff: Man killed in Washington Cascades climbing fall

Jul. 05, 2022 22:46 PM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) — A man from Vancouver, Washington, died in a climbing accident Monday in the Cascade Mountains south of Leavenworth, the Chelan County sheriff said. The 44-year-old’s climbing partner said the two were climbing on Icicle Buttress when heavy rain moved...

9-year-old injured in Northern California train crash dies

Jul. 05, 2022 22:11 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy who was badly injured in a Northern California commuter train crash that killed three other people has died, according to a GoFundMe page set up for his family. Julien Nieves of Dixon died Wednesday of injuries suffered when an Amtrak...

2 UN peacekeepers from Egypt were killed, 5 wounded in Mali

Jul. 05, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. armored vehicle hit a mine Tuesday in central Mali, killing two Egyptian peacekeepers and seriously wounding five others in another deadly incident targeting the U.N. mission in the West African nation that has faced a decade-long Islamic insurgency. ...

Mexican navy sets net hooks in bid to help vaquita porpoise

Jul. 05, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican navy said Tuesday it has begun a controversial plan to drop concrete blocks onto the bottom of the Gulf of California to snag illegal nets that drown critically endangered vaquita marina porpoises. As few as eight of the tiny, elusive porpoises...

Small plane crashes into woods at Connecticut Boy Scout camp

Jul. 05, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

TERRYVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A single-engine plane trying to reach Waterbury Airport in Plymouth crashed Tuesday into a Boy Scout camp in Terryville, landing in woods, about a quarter of a mile from campers, according to the Connecticut Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America. No...