South Korean spacecraft launched to the moon, country’s 1st

South Korean spacecraft launched to the moon, country’s 1st

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — South Korea joined the stampede to the moon Thursday with the launch of a lunar orbiter that will scout out future landing spots. The satellite launched by SpaceX is taking a long, roundabout path to conserve fuel and will arrive in December. If successful, it will join spacecraft from the … Read more

Dentist found guilty in wife’s death on 2016 African safari

Dentist found guilty in wife’s death on 2016 African safari

DENVER (AP) — A wealthy dentist accused of fatally shooting his wife in the heart with a shotgun at the end of an African safari was found guilty of murder and mail fraud on Monday. A jury of six men and six women reached the verdict for Lawrence “Larry” Rudolph following a three week trial … Read more

New Los Angeles bridge opens, then quickly closes amid chaos

New Los Angeles bridge opens, then quickly closes amid chaos

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The newest bridge in Los Angeles, a $588-million architectural marvel with views of the downtown skyline, opened to great fanfare on July 10. It has already been closed, to great dismay, several times since then amid chaos and collisions. The 6th Street Viaduct — which soars over the concrete-lined Los Angeles … Read more

Italian, Russian share rare spacewalk amid Ukraine tensions

Italian, Russian share rare spacewalk amid Ukraine tensions

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An Italian astronaut joined a Russian cosmonaut in a rare spacewalking show of unity Thursday, as tensions over Ukraine continued to ricochet back home. Italy’s Samantha Cristoforetti teamed up with Russia’s Oleg Artemyev to work on the International Space Station’s newest robot arm. The 37-foot (11-meter) mechanical limb — contributed … Read more

16 members of US Congress arrested at abortion rights protest

16 members of US Congress arrested at abortion rights protest

Members of US Congress, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, were arrested Tuesday after protesting and blocking traffic outside the Supreme Court. The protesters were gathered in response to the court’s recent decision to overturn Roe V. Wade, effectively removing access to abortion services as a right. Capitol Police said in a tweet Tuesday afternoon that officers arrested … Read more

Biologists’ fears confirmed on the lower Colorado River

Biologists’ fears confirmed on the lower Colorado River

DENVER (AP) — For National Park Service fisheries biologist Jeff Arnold, it was a moment he’d been dreading. Bare-legged in sandals, he was pulling in a net in a shallow backwater of the lower Colorado River last week, when he spotted three young fish that didn’t belong there. “Give me a call when you get … Read more

Huge underground search for mysterious dark matter begins

Huge underground search for mysterious dark matter begins

LEAD, SD (AP) — In a former gold mine a mile underground, inside a titanium tank filled with a rare liquified gas, scientists have begun the search for what so far has been unfindable: dark matter. Scientists are pretty sure the invisible stuff makes up most of the universe’s mass and say we wouldn’t be … Read more

76 million-year-old dinosaur skeleton to be auctioned in NYC

76 million-year-old dinosaur skeleton to be auctioned in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — The fossilized skeleton of a T. rex relative that roamed the earth about 76 million years ago will be auctioned in New York this month, Sotheby’s announced Tuesday. The Gorgosaurus skeleton will highlight Sotheby’s natural history auction on July 28, the auction house said. The Gorgosaurus was an apex carnivore that … Read more

1955 warrant in Emmett Till case found, family seeks arrest

1955 warrant in Emmett Till case found, family seeks arrest

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A team searching a Mississippi courthouse basement for evidence about the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till has found the unserved warrant charging a white woman in his 1955 kidnapping, and relatives of the victim want authorities to finally arrest her nearly 70 years later . A warrant for the arrest … Read more

Rep. Mary Miller calls Roe decision ‘victory for white life’

Rep.  Mary Miller calls Roe decision ‘victory for white life’

NEW YORK (AP) — US Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois, speaking at a rally Saturday night with former President Donald Trump, called the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade has “victory for white life.” Miller’s spokesman said the Illinois Republican had intended to say the decision was a victory for a “right to life.“ … Read more