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Blue Origin shoots NASA experiments into space in test

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Bezos' rocket company, Blue Origin, launched NASA experiments into space Wednesday on a brief test flight. The New Shepard rocket blasted off from West Texas, hoisting a capsule containing the experiments. The...

 

Egypt says archaeologists find ancient tombs in Nile Delta

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered ancient tombs dating back to the Second Intermediate Period, 1782-1570 B.C., in the Nile Delta. The Antiquities Ministry said Wednesday that archaeologists also found 20 burial sites dating...

 

Police: Drunken man took wrong Lyft to wrong home

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine say a drunken man took the wrong Lyft and tried to get into a house he mistakenly thought was his home. Cape Elizabeth police say the Falmouth man mistakenly got into a Lyft summoned by a man who lived...

 

Police capture pair of runaway emus in coastal Texas

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Police in coastal Texas have captured a pair of runaway emus that had been on the lam for a day after escaping from their owner's backyard. Emus aren't permitted in Galveston, but police say a man recently brought the...

 

2020 Democratic primary field puts diversity in spotlight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The early days of the Democratic primary campaign are highlighting the party's diversity as it seeks a nominee who can build a coalition to take on President Donald Trump. Of the more than half dozen Democrats who have either...

 

Police: 5 fatally shot inside Florida bank, suspect arrested

SEBRING, Fla. (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside a Florida bank Wednesday, killing five people before surrendering to a SWAT team, police said. The shooter called police to report that he had fired shots inside the bank in Sebring, about 80 miles...

 

Dems prepare own border security package shunning Trump wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats, feeling pressure to display their vision for border security, are preparing a package that would ignore President Donald Trump's demand for $5.7 billion for a wall with Mexico and would instead pay for other ideas...

 

At Davos, battle lines are drawn over trade and cooperation

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — World leaders in favor of international cooperation and free trade struck back Wednesday against the wave of populist nationalism that has featured more prominently than usual at the gathering of elites in Davos, Switzerla...

 

Amid wall debate, pope says fear of migration makes us crazy

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Pope Francis said Wednesday that fear of migration is "making us crazy" as he began a trip to Central America amid a standoff over President Donald Trump's promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and a new caravan of migrants...

 

Government shutdown poses increasing risk to wider economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — At this time of year, John Sprinkle and his wife would normally be planning their summer vacation. Not now. Sprinkle, a furloughed federal employee, is about to miss his second paycheck since the partial government shutdown began...

 

Q&A: A look at what happens when drones get near airports

The ability of drones to interfere with airliners — and inconvenience their passengers — has now been demonstrated on two continents, and the problem is likely to get worse as the number of small, unmanned devices multiply. Law enforcement...

 

Russia and Turkey mull next steps in war-torn Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Wednesday to coordinate their moves in Syria as their governments bargain over zones of influence in the war-torn country. The leaders share strong...

 

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