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Police: Man killed father, brother, wounded mother in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man fatally shot his father, brother and two other people Thursday during a 12-hour rampage across Los Angeles' sprawling San Fernando Valley, eluding a manhunt until he was arrested after gunning down a bus passenger,...

 

Virgin Orbit conducts drop-test of rocket from Boeing 747

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Virgin Galactic's sister company Virgin Orbit conducted a drop test of its air-launched satellite booster over California on Wednesday, a key step toward space missions. The 70-foot (21.3-meter) LauncherOne rocket was released...

 

Months of aftershocks could follow big California earthquake

RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) — Officials in Southern California expressed relief Saturday that damage and injuries weren't worse after the largest earthquake the region has seen in nearly 20 years, while voicing concerns about the possibility of major...

 

Strongest earthquake in 20 years rattles Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on Thursday, rattling nerves on the July 4th holiday and causing injuries and damage in a town near the epicenter, followed by a...

 

California towns survey quake damage amid more aftershocks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Communities in the Mojave Desert tallied damage and made emergency repairs to cracked roads and broken pipes Friday as aftershocks from Southern California's largest earthquake in 20 years kept rumbling. The small town of...

 

Girl believed to be tiniest newborn weighed as much as apple

SAN DIEGO (AP) — When she was born, the baby girl weighed about the same as an apple. A San Diego hospital on Wednesday revealed the birth of the girl and said she is believed to be the world's tiniest surviving micro-preemie, who weighed just 8.6...

 

Site of F-16 crash, including freeway, remains off-limits

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A wide area including a freeway around an F-16 fighter jet crash site in Southern California remained off-limits Friday as military and civilian authorities investigated. An explosive ordnance team was at the scene but...

 

In California, giant Stratolaunch jet flies for first time

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A giant six-engine aircraft with the world's longest wingspan completed what company officials called a superb initial flight over California's Mojave Desert, bringing to life a dream held by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul...

 

Virgin Galactic: Rocket reaches space again in test flight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Virgin Galactic's rocket plane reached space for a second time in a test flight over California on Friday, climbing higher and faster than before while also carrying a crewmember to evaluate the long-awaited passenger...

 

Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space. The rocket ship hit an altitude of...

 

Virgin Galactic aims to reach space soon with tourism rocket

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is gearing up to finally send its tourism rocket ship to the edge of space. If successful, it would be a major step toward the long-delayed dream of commercial space tourism. The next test...

 

Gunman kills ex-wife, 4 others and himself in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gunman in Southern California fatally shot his ex-wife and a man at a trucking company before chasing after another man, killing him, and then driving to a home where he killed a father and daughter during a nearly 40-minute...

 

Death Valley sets tentative world record for hottest month

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The natural furnace of California's Death Valley was on full broil in July, tentatively setting a world record for hottest month ever. The month's average temperature was 108.1 degrees (42.28 Celsius), said Todd Lericos, a...

 

New wildfires sweep through California, burning homes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters toiled in stifling heat Saturday on the lines of destructive wildfires across the U.S. West, making progress against some blazes while struggling to tame others that have forced evacuations of hundreds of homes. In...

 

Science and commercial satellites launched from California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched a pair of U.S.-German science satellites and five commercial communications satellites into orbit from California on Tuesday. The rocket roared off from a pad at Vandenberg Air...

 

Alaska quake shows complexity of tsunami warnings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The powerful earthquake that struck beneath the Gulf of Alaska early Tuesday generated a tsunami, but before gauges could show that it was very small, warnings went out to a vast swath of the state and British Columbia, while a...

 

Enormous Stratolaunch aircraft rolled out for first time

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billionaire Paul G. Allen's Stratolaunch, a massive aircraft designed to launch rockets into space from high altitude, has been rolled out of its hangar for the first time in preparation for testing. Here are things to know...

 

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