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Boeing sees uptick in airplane orders as travel picks up

Apr. 13, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

Boeing orders picked up in March, fueled by a major deal with Southwest Airlines that helped to offset another round of cancellations for its 737 Max airliner. Boeing said Tuesday that it received 196 orders in March, including the previously announced 100 from Southwest,...

Taiwan launches shipbuilding program amid China threats

Apr. 13, 2021 02:18 AM EDT

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan launched an amphibious transport ship Tuesday that's the first from its new naval shipbuilding program begun as China escalates its threats to use military force to annex the island it claims is its territory. President Tsai Ing-wen...

Soviet cosmonaut made pioneering spaceflight 60 years ago

Apr. 12, 2021 02:46 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Crushed into the pilot's seat by heavy G-forces, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin saw flames outside his spacecraft and prepared to die. His voice broke the tense silence at ground control: “I’m burning. Goodbye, comrades.” Gagarin didn’t know that...

United Arab Emirates names 2 new astronauts, including woman

Apr. 10, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates named the next two astronauts in its space program Saturday, including the country's first female astronaut. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai who also serves as the autocratically...

Levi Strauss, fuboTV rise; WD-40, PriceSmart fall

Apr. 09, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: Levi Strauss & Co., up 65 cents to $25.67. The jeans maker beat Wall Street's fiscal first-quarter profit and revenue forecasts. WD-40 Co.,...

US urges arms embargo and sanctions against Myanmar military

Apr. 09, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations urged the international community to take “concrete action” against the military in Myanmar on Friday including an arms embargo and sanctions against its holding companies and those who profit from them, saying this is the...

Biden orders gun control actions — but they show his limits

Apr. 09, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden put on a modest White House ceremony Thursday to announce a half-dozen executive actions to combat what he called an “epidemic and an international embarrassment” of gun violence in America. But he said much more is needed. And...

Airlines pull Boeing Max jets to inspect electrical systems

Apr. 09, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

Airlines pulled dozens of Boeing Max 737s out of service for inspections after the aircraft maker told them about a possible electrical problem, the latest setback for the plane. Boeing said Friday that the issue affected planes used by 16 airlines. The company did not...

Boeing sues subcontractor over work on Air Force One planes

Apr. 09, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Boeing is suing a subcontractor it hired for work on new Air Force One planes used to carry the president, saying the company ran into financial problems and missed deadlines. The aircraft maker said the subcontractor's problems have caused...

American, Russians dock at International Space Station

Apr. 09, 2021 07:19 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A trio of Russian and American space travelers launched successfully and reached the International Space Station on Friday. NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov blasted off as scheduled at 12:42 p.m. (0742...