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  • 4 questions about missing Malaysian plane answered

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are some of them, followed by answers. Samuel Rogers, a 20-year-old German on a backpacking trip, in Bangkok and on his...

  • Pulitzer-winning series used as tool to lobby for change

    by Dave Philipps dave.philipps@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    After a combat tour in Iraq, Kris Goldsmith was discharged from the Army in 2007 for attempting suicide. His superiors wrote him up for malingering and not being on a plane to his second combat deployment - a flight he missed because he was locked in an Army hospital psychiatric...

  • SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week. Following its midday launch through cloudy skies, the Dragon cargo carrier...

  • Autopsy: Border Patrol agent shot man twice

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican man who was killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in a remote mountainous area was shot twice in the chest after allegedly pelting the agent with rocks, according to an autopsy report released Friday. Two casings were recovered about 16 feet from the body...

  • Victims of explosion at Tenn. plant improving

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal investigators on Friday were comparing witness statements and examining the scene of a deadly explosion at a McEwen ammunition plant to determine what caused the blast and fire that killed one worker and injured three others. The Bureau of Alcohol,...

  • Judge rejects witness in Kodiak Coast Guard trial

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An inmate known as "Eyeball" will not be taking the stand for the defense in a Kodiak Coast Guard double homicide case — at least for now — after a judge ruled Friday there's no proven connection between him and the case. Jason Barnum, 38, got his...

  • Congressional committees probing Arizona's VA care

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake say congressional committees are investigating allegations that up to 40 Arizona veterans died while awaiting medical appointments. The two Republican senators from Arizona held a news conference Friday across the street from the...

  • A look inside the Clinton White House

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Glimpses into behind-the-scenes workings of President Bill Clinton's White House, as revealed in documents released Friday: For Clinton's last State of the Union speech in January 2000, aides considered a long list of guests who might be cited in the address and sit near first lady...

  • Judge strikes down part of Minnesota energy law

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that part of a Minnesota law designed to promote the use of renewable energy is unconstitutional because it attempts to control business that takes place outside state borders — and she barred Minnesota officials from enforcing it....

  • Station supply ship carrying Taylor satellite

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    UPLAND, Ind. (AP) — A supply ship headed to the International Space Station is carrying a tiny satellite designed and built by Taylor University engineering students. The SpaceX robotic ship launched Friday from Florida's Cape Canaveral includes among its cargo a satellite weighing...

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