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  • Rocket launch from Wallops Island tests new tech

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — NASA is reviewing data from a rocket launch that tested a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rockets. NASA says a Black Brant IX suborbital rocket was launched at 5 a.m. Thursday from the agency's Wallops Island Flight Facility on Virginia's...

  • Front Range veterans health system to resume surgeries

    Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    DENVER — The Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System is restarting surgical procedures. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1qAGxnp ) that surgeries resume Thursday. The system ceased surgical procedures on Friday over concerns about its air-handling units....

  • Saratoga Race Course honors military services

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — It's Military Appreciation Day at Saratoga Race Course, with free admission for all U.S. military service members and veterans and special ceremonies honoring active duty members and veterans throughout the afternoon. The New York Racing Association will...

  • Chile sailor publicly discloses his homosexuality

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A sailor with Chile's navy on Wednesday announced he is gay, an unprecedented public declaration in this socially conservative South American nation. Chile has traditionally been a tough place for homosexuals, although the country decriminalized gay sex in 1999...

  • New counterterrorism units at Australian airports

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — New counterterrorism units have been working at Australia's two largest airports since last week and had already prevented two suspected jihadists from leaving the country, officials said. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday that the units operating...

  • Drone with camera spotted over Panthers stadium

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina briefly detained and questioned a man who flew a drone with a camera mounted on it over a stadium during an NFL preseason game. Area news media outlets report that the drone was spotted during the Aug. 17 game between the Carolina...

  • GOP's Ducey, Dems' DuVal hit campaign trail

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Fred DuVal faced his first attack ad Wednesday as the general election contest in the Arizona governor's race kicked off in earnest. Republican nominee Doug Ducey and DuVal were preparing to launch tours around the state the day after Ducey scored a resounding...

  • Air Refueling Wing gets new squadron, mission

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — The 507th Air Refueling Wing at Tinker Air Force Base is assuming command over the 730th Air Mobility Training Squadron from Altus Air Force Base. The 730th is a reserve unit of the Air Force charged with training aircrew. The reservists in the unit work...

  • South Dakota tech school gets $500,000 NASA grant

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Space Grant Consortium has been awarded $500,000 by NASA. The grant will be used by the consortium, located at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, to increase engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)...

  • NASA's new giant rocket system passes milestone

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA says its new giant rocket system passed an internal milestone Wednesday, but the first test launch got pushed back a year to 2018. NASA is designing its Space Launch System to take astronauts beyond Earth orbit to an asteroid and eventually to Mars. The rockets...

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