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  • NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in the next few years. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden named the winners of...

  • King Richard III died painfully on battlefield

    LONDON (AP) — England's King Richard III might well have lost his kingdom for a horse. The reviled king suffered nearly a dozen injuries on the battlefield, but the fatal blows were probably only sustained after he had to abandon his horse, according to a new paper. Since the skeleton of the...

  • UN brokers agreement to start Gaza rebuilding

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations has brokered an agreement to enable the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, giving a lead role to the Palestinian Authority while involving the private sector, the U.N.'s top Mideast envoy said Tuesday. The agreement between Israel, the Palestinian...

  • Survey finds skepticism about trade's benefits

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans, Japanese and many Europeans aren't sold on the benefits of trade. But people in China and other developing countries are far more convinced that it delivers jobs and higher wages. That's according to a Pew Research Center international survey released Tuesday. The...

  • Robbery suspects tried to make off with $15,600

    STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Court documents indicate the suspects in a July bank robbery in Northern California stole $15,600 before two of them and a hostage died in a shootout with police. The figure from the foiled robbery was included in documents released Monday, The Record of Stockton...

  • Man sentenced in bomb threat outside White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A man has been sentenced to time served for parking his truck outside the White House and falsely saying that it contained a bomb. Forty-five-year-old Krzysztof Wasik of Hazle Township in eastern Pennsylvania pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges of threatening and...

  • Probe: HealthCare.gov website must boost security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov, the health insurance website serving more than 5 million Americans, has significant security flaws that put users' personal information at risk, nonpartisan congressional investigators have concluded. The Government Accountability Office said the Obama...

  • DC to Philly Amtrak service resumes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak's Northeast Corridor service resumed between Washington and Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon after being shut down for a time. Service was suspended on the Acela Express and on the Northeast Regional lines after a freight train knocked down overhead wires on the tracks in...

  • CMS spending $1 billion to settle pollution case

    DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday that CMS Energy Corp. will undertake an estimated $1 billion program to cut emissions from five coal-fired power plants in Michigan to settle air pollution complaints. The government said that the utility's Consumers Energy subsidiary...

  • Congress: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Both houses of Congress scolded the nation's highway safety agency Tuesday over its tardy handling of a deadly problem with General Motors cars, questioning whether it is competent to guarantee the safety of increasingly complex vehicles. David Friedman, acting chief of the...

  • Former White House press secretary Jim Brady dies

    James Brady, the White House press secretary gravely wounded during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died Monday, his family announced. Brady was 73.



From the Weekly Standard

  • The Party of Reason?

    It has become a staple of the political left to brand Republicans the anti-science, anti-reason party. This narrative congealed in a breathless 2005 book by journalist Chris Mooney entitled—does...

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