Filters

LOS ANGELES (AP) " A SpaceX rocket delivered 10 satellites to low-Earth orbit on Friday, completing a two-year campaign by Iridium Communications Inc. to replace its original fleet with a new generation of mobile communication technology and added global aircraft tracking capability.The Falcon 9...

Read more in Messenger


Whole Foods discontinuing value-focused 365 store concept

Whole Foods Market is going to discontinue its smaller, value-based 365-brand concept stores, according to an internal memo from CEO John Mackey obtained Friday.In the memo, Mackey said the grocery chain will continue to operate its 12 existing 365-brand stores but will not open any new stores, and...

Read more in Messenger


Lab revokes honors for controversial DNA scientist Watson

NEW YORK (AP) " James Watson, the Nobel Prize-winning DNA scientist who lost his job in 2007 for expressing racist views, was stripped of several honorary titles Friday by the New York lab he once headed.Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory said it was reacting to Watson's remarks in a television...

Read more in Messenger

Jury decides to strip Mongols biker gang of trademark logo

LOS ANGELES (AP) " A California jury decided Friday that the Mongols motorcycle gang should be stripped of its trademarked logo in a first-of-its-kind verdict, federal prosecutors said.The jury in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana previously found Mongol Nation, the entity that owns the image of a...

Read more in Messenger

Wisconsin man arrested in teen's abduction, parents' deaths

BARRON, Wis. (AP) " A 21-year-old man shot a Wisconsin couple to death at their home in a scheme to kidnap their teenage daughter, then held the girl captive for three months in an isolated north woods town before she managed to escape, authorities said Friday.Jayme Closs, 13, was skinny, disheveled...

Read more in Messenger

Judge: Women would lose birth control coverage under rules

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) " A "substantial number" of women would lose free birth control coverage under new rules by the Trump administration that allow more employers to opt out of providing the benefit, a U.S. judge said at a hearing on Friday.Judge Haywood Gilliam appeared inclined to grant a request...

Read more in Messenger

GOP senator: Rep. King's white supremacy remarks hurt nation

WASHINGTON (AP) " Iowa Republican congressman Steve King says he's not a racist, but he faced intensifying criticism Friday over his remarks about white supremacy, including from a black GOP senator who said such comments are a blight on the nation and the party.For the second time in two days, King...

Read more in Messenger

The Latest: Syrian state TV reports air attack near Damascus

BAGHDAD (AP) " The latest on Syria and U.S. military pullout (all times local):12:55 a.m.Syrian state media are reporting that air defense units have responded to "hostile targets" near the capital of Damascus.State TV said in its Friday night report that explosions were clearly heard in Damascus.It...

Read more in Messenger

Researcher: Calf born to endangered Pacific Northwest orcas

SEATTLE (AP) " Researchers say there's a new calf among the population of critically endangered killer whales that live in the waters between Washington state and Canada.Ken Balcomb, founding director of the Center for Whale Research, told The Seattle Times that staff first saw the calf Friday at...

Read more in Messenger

The Latest: Western nations asks Congo for election data

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) " The latest on Congo's presidential election (all times local):10:45 p.m.Western nations are asking Congo's electoral commission to release its voting data on Congo's presidential election in light of claims by the Catholic Church that its tallies show opposition leader Felix...

Read more in Messenger

US flu season poised to be milder than last year's harsh one

NEW YORK (AP) " It's early, but the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter's unusually brutal one, U.S. health officials said.In most parts of the country, most illnesses right now are being caused by a flu strain that leads to fewer hospitalizations and deaths as the kind...

Read more in Messenger

Trump says changes coming in US handling of high-tech visas

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Donald Trump on Friday promised changes in the way the U.S. handles temporary visas that allow American companies to bring high-tech and other skilled workers into the U.S.In a tweet, Trump said those who hold the temporary H1-B visas can "rest assured" because changes...

Read more in Messenger

US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) " The U.S. military said Friday it has started pulling equipment, but not troops, out of Syria as a first step in meeting President Donald Trump's demand for a complete military withdrawal. The announcement fueled concern about how quickly the U.S. will abandon its Kurdish allies,...

Read more in Messenger

Police: Fugitive in Vegas manicurist death found in Arizona

LAS VEGAS (AP) " A 21-year-old woman sought for almost two weeks by authorities in Las Vegas after allegedly skipping out on a $35 manicure and using a stolen car to run over and kill a manicurist has been arrested in Arizona, police said Friday.Krystal Whipple was taken into custody by a team of...

Read more in Messenger

Florida pardons 4 black men accused of 1949 rape

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) " After a dramatic, hourlong meeting that recalled events from nearly seven decades ago, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state's three-member Cabinet granted posthumous pardons Friday to four African-American men accused of raping a white woman in a 1949 case now seen as a...

Read more in Messenger

Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads for asylum in Canada

BANGKOK (AP) " An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home left Thailand on Friday night for Canada, which has granted her asylum, officials said.The fast-moving developments capped an eventful week for Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun. She...

Read more in Messenger

The Latest: Macedonia's opposition decries name change vote

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) " The Latest on Macedonia's change of name (all times local):9:15 p.m.Macedonia's conservative opposition leader has accused the government of securing parliamentary approval for a constitutional amendment changing the country's name by "blackmailing" lawmakers.VMRO-DPMNE...

Read more in Messenger

NHL tests puck and player tracking in regular-season games

LAS VEGAS (AP) " On one screen live video was showing how many feet per second Erik Karlsson was skating. On another was a video-game-like visualization of the game on the ice below between Vegas and San Jose. Nearby screens flashed prop bets " where the next goal would be scored from? would Max...

Read more in Messenger

The Latest: Trump not ready to declare emergency over wall

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local):3:05 p.m.President Donald Trump says it would be easy for him just to declare a national emergency and find federal money to build a barrier along the southern border, but he's not going to...

Read more in Messenger


'Lucky' Ohio teen uses elbow to escape car submerged in lake

A 17-year-old Ohio student driving to Northwest High Thursday morning hit some ice, sending his vehicle down an embankment and into a frigid lake.The car shut down as water from Lake Lucerne surrounded the vehicle. The dome light went out. The power windows were locked.Joshua Robinson, a senior,...

Read more in Messenger