Aerospace and defense industry

July 03, 2019 - 4:31 am
FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — A NASA facility in West Virginia has been renamed in honor of a native of the state whose calculations helped put men on the moon 50 years ago. Katherine Johnson was portrayed in the film "Hidden Figures" and is now 100 years old. She did not attend Tuesday's ceremony in...
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July 02, 2019 - 11:03 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The family of a woman killed by a gunman raining down gunfire from a Las Vegas high-rise hotel suite filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against eight gun makers and three dealers arguing their weapons are designed in a way that could be easily modified to fire like automatic...
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July 02, 2019 - 11:01 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The family of a woman killed in the Las Vegas mass shooting has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against eight gun makers and three dealers. The lawsuit, filed late Tuesday in Nevada, alleges AR-15 style rifles could be easily modified to fire like automatic weapons. It targets Colt...
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July 02, 2019 - 4:37 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has conducted a full-up launch abort test for the Orion capsules designed to carry astronauts to the moon. The crew capsule was empty for Tuesday morning's demo at Cape Canaveral, which NASA said appeared to be successful. Barely a minute after liftoff, the abort...
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Damage is seen to a hangar after a twin-engine plane crashed into the building at Addison Airport in Addison, Texas, Sunday, June 30, 2019. The small airplane crashed as it was taking off from the Dallas-area airport Sunday morning, a spokeswoman for the town of Addison, Texas, said. (Shaban Athuman/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
July 01, 2019 - 2:01 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Officials have not yet released the identities of the 10 people killed when a small plane crashed at a suburban Dallas airport, but the aircraft's former owner said Monday that he sold it earlier this year to a Texas-based company. No information has been released to explain why the...
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A currency trader gestures at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 28, 2019. Asian stocks sank Friday as investors waited for a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping that they hope will produce a truce in spiraling U.S.-China trade tensions.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 28, 2019 - 2:32 am
BEIJING (AP) — European stocks opened higher Friday while Asian markets sank as investors waited for a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping that they hope will produce a truce in spiraling U.S.-China trade tension. Benchmarks in London and Frankfurt advanced while Shanghai and...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo trader Timothy Nick, left, and specialist Dilip Patel work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, June 27. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 27, 2019 - 8:40 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks sank Friday as investors waited for a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping that they hope will produce a truce in spiraling U.S.-China trade tensions. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney all fell. Crude prices declined. Investors are...
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June 27, 2019 - 1:19 pm
NASA says it's sending a drone to explore Saturn's largest moon. The space agency said Thursday Dragonfly will fly from location to location over Titan, exploring future potential landing sites. The mission, part of NASA's competitive New Frontiers Program, beat out another possible project to...
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, June 25, 2019.NATO defense ministers begin a two-day meeting on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
June 26, 2019 - 6:56 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday refused to rule out that the military alliance might adapt its nascent missile defense shield to counter the potential threat posed by a new Russian missile system. In February, the U.S. began the six-month process of withdrawing...
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, June 25, 2019.NATO defense ministers begin a two-day meeting on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
June 25, 2019 - 6:28 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers are set to endorse a list of measures that could be used against Russia should it refuse to comply with a major Cold War-era missile treaty, the military alliance's secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, said Tuesday. In February, the United States began the 6-...
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