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Protesters seek Hawaii mountain access during road closure

Jul. 16, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) — Protesters against building a giant telescope on top of a mountain some Native Hawaiians consider sacred said they tried unsuccessfully Tuesday to negotiate access up Mauna Kea while the road to the summit is closed in preparation for construction equipment to be taken up....

US fears Iran seized UAE-based tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Jul. 16, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A small oil tanker from the United Arab Emirates traveling through the Strait of Hormuz entered Iranian waters and turned off its tracker three days ago, leading the U.S. to suspect Iran seized the vessel amid heightened tensions in the region. Iranian state media quoted...

Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later

Jul. 16, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Collins had the spotlight to himself this time — Armstrong has been gone for seven years and Aldrin canceled. Collins said he...

The Latest: Telescopes near Hawaii protest pause operations

Jul. 16, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on efforts to resume construction of a giant telescope on a mountain some Native Hawaiians consider sacred (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Existing telescopes on the summit of Hawaii's Mauna Kea are suspending operations while protesters block the road downslope to prevent the...

Feds: Moving land agency will save money, improve decisions

Jul. 16, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it can save taxpayers millions of dollars, make better decisions and trim a "top heavy" office in Washington by moving the headquarters of the nation's biggest land agency to Colorado and dispersing scores of jobs across 11 states in the U.S. West....

Despite grounding of Boeing plane, United 2Q profit rises

Jul. 16, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

United Airlines glided through the first part of summer, as strong travel demand pushed average fares higher, but the grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets will become a bigger challenge in the months ahead. United said Tuesday that its second-quarter profit soared 54%, to $1.05 billion. The results beat expectations,...

The Latest: Trump administration to move land agency west

Jul. 16, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration plan to move the Bureau of Land Management headquarters from Washington to Colorado (all times local): 3:20 p.m. The Trump administration says it can save taxpayers up to $100 million over 20 years and trim a "top-heavy" office in Washington by moving...

Stock indexes end lower, breaking a 5-day winning streak

Jul. 16, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended a five-day winning streak on Tuesday as investors cautiously assessed the first big round of corporate earnings reports. Technology companies fared the worst, weighed down by a 1.3% drop by Microsoft and a 1.9% slide from Intel. Johnson & Johnson led health care stocks...

Bayer moving 500 jobs from North Carolina to St. Louis

Jul. 16, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG is closing its crop science division headquarters in North Carolina and moving 500 jobs to the St. Louis area, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and a company executive announced Tuesday. Lisa Safarian, Bayer's commercial operations-North America...

The Latest: Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad

Jul. 16, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The Orlando Sentinel commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch by republishing its front page from 1969 and writing minute-by-minute accounts of launch day. The headline...