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  • Mars rover holds off-Earth distance record

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The odometer of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has hit 25.01 miles, breaking the record for off-Earth distance traveled. NASA officials said Monday that Opportunity drove 157 feet over the weekend, which was enough to surpass the miles covered by the Soviet...

  • Coast Guard evacuates boy from cruise ship

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A 4-year-old is in stable condition in an Atlantic City hospital after the Coast Guard flew him from a cruise ship approximately 100 miles southeast of the city. The Norwegian Breakaway on Monday reported the boy had fallen from his bunk and sustained a head...

  • German minister: best for Snowden to return to US

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's justice minister says the best outcome for National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden would be a deal with U.S. authorities to return home. Justice Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview with news agency dpa published Tuesday that Snowden "surely doesn't...

  • Groundbreaking set in Okla. for Pegasus aircraft

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    ALTUS, Okla. (AP) — A groundbreaking is planned next month at Altus Air Force Base for the incoming KC-46A Pegasus aerial tanker aircraft. U.S. Air Force General Robin Rand, commander of Air Education and Training Command, and other visitors are expected to attend the Aug. 7 ceremony....

  • Pryor staffers to make stops in 7 counties

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Staffers in U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor's mobile office are planning to visit seven counties this week to assist Arkansans who may be having problems with certain government programs. The mobile office is scheduled to make stops Wednesday and Thursday in White,...

  • Sailor aboard Va.-based destroyer dies

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Pentagon says a sailor assigned to a Norfolk-based destroyer has died during deployment. Media outlets report 23-year-old Yeshabel Villot Carrasco of Parma, Ohio, died aboard the destroyer James E. Williams. The Pentagon described the circumstances surrounding...

  • Kentucky schools collaborating on space project

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky scientists and engineers are collaborating on a project involving research aboard the International Space Station. The University of Louisville says a NASA grant is making possible the joint project with scientists and engineers from the University of...

  • US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time. The...

  • Ernst back from military training to Senate race

    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the battle for Senate control. The seat has been...

  • Coast Guard rescues 3 from disabled sailboat

    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    YOUNGSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has rescued three people from a disabled sailboat on Lake Ontario. The 30-foot sailboat became disabled Monday morning about three miles northwest of the entrance to the Niagara River. The Coast Guard says the station in Youngstown...

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