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Boeing Behind Schedule in Gaining Approval for New Max Jets

Firefly Aerospace Reaches Orbit With New Alpha Rocket

VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A new aerospace company reached orbit with its second rocket launch and deployed multiple small satellites on Saturday. Firefly Aerospace’s Alpha rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, in early morning darkness and arced over the Pacific. “100% mission success,” Firefly tweeted later. A day earlier, …

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Some Officials Now Say Monkeypox Elimination Unlikely in US

Some Officials Now Say Monkeypox Elimination Unlikely in US

By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Some U.S. health officials are conceding that monkeypox is probably not going away anytime soon. The disease’s spread is slowing but the virus is so widespread that elimination is unlikely, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. That conclusion was in a recent CDC …

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US Outlines Plan for Long-Term Baby Formula Imports

US Outlines Plan for Long-Term Baby Formula Imports

By MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday unveiled their plan to allow foreign baby formula manufacturers to stay on the market long term, an effort to diversify the nation’s tightly concentrated industry and prevent future shortages. The Food and Drug Administration said recent entrants to the U.S. market will …

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Massive Arizona Income Tax Cut Going Into Full Effect

New Rocket Company Fails to Achieve Launch on 2nd Attempt

VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A year after its first rocket launch failed, a new aerospace company was unsuccessful early Friday in its second attempt to place multiple satellites into orbit. Firefly Aerospace’s Alpha rocket was unable to lift off from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, and follow a planned arc over the …

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Methane Blast in Baltic Sea Highlights Global Problem

Methane Blast in Baltic Sea Highlights Global Problem

CATHY BUSSEWITZ, AP Energy Writer NEW YORK (AP) — As serious as the methane escaping from ruptured pipelines on the floor of the Baltic Sea may be, there are alarming incidents of massive methane releases around the world frequently. Climate scientists have found that methane emissions from the oil and gas industry are far worse …

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Virus Kills 100,000 Cattle in India, Threatens Livelihoods

Virus Kills 100,000 Cattle in India, Threatens Livelihoods

By ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL, AP Science Writer NEW DELHI (AP) — A viral disease has killed nearly 100,000 cows and buffaloes in India and sickened over 2 million more. The outbreak has triggered devastating income losses for cattle farmers since the disease not only results in deaths but can also lead to decreased milk production, emaciated …

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Study Finds That Climate Change Added 10% to Ian's Rainfall

Study Finds That Climate Change Added 10% to Ian’s Rainfall

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer Climate change added at least 10% more rain to Hurricane Ian, a study prepared immediately after the storm shows. Thursday’s research, which is not peer-reviewed, compared peak rainfall rates during the real storm to about 20 different computer scenarios of a model with Hurricane Ian’s characteristics slamming into the …

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US Proposal Would Permit Eagle Deaths as Renewables Expand

US Proposal Would Permit Eagle Deaths as Renewables Expand

By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday proposed a new permitting program for wind energy turbines, power lines and other projects that kill eagles, amid growing concern among scientists that the rapid expansion of renewable energy in the U.S. West could harm golden eagle populations now teetering on …

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Massive Arizona Income Tax Cut Going Into Full Effect

Hurricane Ian ‘Street Shark’ Video Defies Belief

By GRAPH MASSARA and ALI SWENSON, Associated Press Photos and videos of sharks and other marine life swimming in suburban floodwaters make for popular hoaxes during massive storms. But a cellphone video filmed during Hurricane Ian’s assault on southwest Florida isn’t just another fish story. The eye-popping video, which showed a large, dark fish with …

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Tennessee Fast-Tracks New Forensic Jobs Amid Rape Kit Delays

Tennessee Fast-Tracks New Forensic Jobs Amid Rape Kit Delays

By KIMBERLEE KRUESI and JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and top legislative leaders announced Thursday that they will fast-track more money to hire 25 additional forensic lab positions as the state’s turnaround times for sexual assault kits face scrutiny after a high-profile killing. The news comes just weeks …

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