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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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TV Guide recently put together a list of six new broadcast shows still worth watching, and it was a struggle. At this point, with all the competition from cable and streaming, the best a broadcast drama can be is "pretty good." And sci-fi thriller [...]

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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This U.S. city was named the best beer travel destination in the world

If you know, you know. And people living in or near Austin, Texas already knew there was something special about the brewing industry in Austin — the juicy IPAs of Pinthouse Pizza, the farmhouse ales of Jester King Brewery, the clean lagers of the ABGB. Now, the rest of the world is catching on,...

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If you know, you know. And people living in or near Austin, Texas already knew there was something special about the brewing industry in Austin — the juicy IPAs of Pinthouse Pizza, the farmhouse ales of Jester King Brewery, the clean lagers of the ABGB. Now, the rest of the world is catching on,...

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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...

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Ganondagan planning prescribed burn

Ganondagan State Historic Site is planning a one-day prescribed burn in the grassland management area for sometime between Feb. 1 and June 11.The state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, in collaboration with the Environmental Stewardship and Planning Bureau and Department of...

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Use your Instant Pot to make this pork pozole in about an hour

We generally think of pozole as a stew that simmers on the stove all afternoon or evening, but multicookers (and regular ol’ pressure cookers) can speed up that process.Urvashi Pitre, author of a new book called “Instant Pot Fast & Easy: 100 Simple and Delicious Recipes for Your Instant Pot”...

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We generally think of pozole as a stew that simmers on the stove all afternoon or evening, but multicookers (and regular ol’ pressure cookers) can speed up that process.Urvashi Pitre, author of a new book called “Instant Pot Fast & Easy: 100 Simple and Delicious Recipes for Your Instant Pot”...

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