Pacific quake sets off tsunami, threat lifts in New Zealand

One of the strongest earthquakes to hit the South Pacific in modern history triggered tsunami warnings across the ocean and forced thousands of people in New Zealand to evacuate By NICK PERRY Associated Press March 5, 2021, 2:12 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WELLINGTON, New Zealand — One […]

Alert level raised after explosion at remote Alaska volcano

Officials at the Alaska Volcano Observatory have raised the alert level after a small explosion was recorded at a remote volcano ByThe Associated Press March 4, 2021, 9:37 PM • 2 min read ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A small explosion was recorded Thursday at a remote volcano on the Alaska Peninsula, prompting officials to raise the […]

‘3rd time’s a charm’: SpaceX Starship nails landing in test

SpaceX’s futuristic Starship has finally aced a touchdown after two previous tries ended in massive fireballs By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer March 4, 2021, 12:18 AM • 1 min read CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX’s futuristic Starship finally aced a touchdown Wednesday after two previous tries ended in massive fireballs. The full-scale prototype soared […]

SoftBank says deal reached with WeWork founder, directors

SoftBank Group Corp. has reached a settlement in a U.S. legal dispute with directors of office space-sharing venture WeWork Inc. and its founder Adam Neumann By YURI KAGEYAMA AP Business Writer February 27, 2021, 12:33 AM • 2 min read TOKYO — SoftBank Group Corp. has reached a settlement in a U.S. legal dispute with […]

Bone cancer survivor to join billionaire on SpaceX flight

A bone cancer survivor who’s now a physician assistant will join a billionaire on SpaceX’s first private spaceflight this fall By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer February 22, 2021, 11:01 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — After beating bone cancer, Hayley Arceneaux figures rocketing into […]

Weather experts: Lack of planning caused cold catastrophe

This week’s killer freeze in the U.S. was no surprise. Government and private meteorologists saw it coming, some nearly three weeks in advance. They started sounding warnings two weeks ahead of time. They talked to officials. They issued blunt warnings through social media. And yet catastrophe happened. At least 20 people have died and 4 […]

Mars landing team ‘awestruck’ by photo of descending rover

NASA has released the first close-up picture that captures a rover descending to the dusty red surface of Mars By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer February 19, 2021, 8:49 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The world got its first close-up look at a Mars […]

World leaders applaud US formal return to Paris climate pact

The United States is once again part of the Paris climate accord By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer February 19, 2021, 5:47 AM • 4 min read The United States is back in the Paris climate accord, just 107 days after it left. While Friday’s return is heavily symbolic, world leaders say they expect America […]

“Mr. Kitty” goes virtually to Washington over GameStop saga

The social media movement that made a beloved icon of GameStop enthusiast Keith Gill continued to rally behind the YouTube personality known as Roaring Kitty as he testified to Congress on Thursday about his role in last month’s stock market frenzy. “Today, the world shall know his name,” cheered one online fan on the social […]