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As Engines Sputter To Life, Vintage Spacecraft Turns Toward Moon

As Engines Sputter To Life, Vintage Spacecraft Turns Toward MoonA gung-ho group of space enthusiasts has started the process of putting a vintage NASA spacecraft on a new flight path, so that this venerable piece of hardware will be able to do useful science once again.

5,000 Years Old: Ancient Yew Tree Identified In Wales

5,000 Years Old: Ancient Yew Tree Identified In WalesIt might be the oldest tree in Britain. A yew tree that sprawls over a churchyard in Wales is more than 5,000 years old, according to experts.

Washington State To Start Recreational Pot Sales On Tuesday

Washington State To Start Recreational Pot Sales On TuesdayLegal marijuana sales are set to begin in Washington state as early as Tuesday after authorities began issuing retail licenses to stores.

The One American On The Field At Today’s World Cup Semifinal

The One American On The Field At Today’s World Cup SemifinalThe United States will have a presence at today's semifinal World Cup match between Brazil and Germany. It won't be the U.S. National Team on the field, but American referee Mark Geiger.

More Than 50 People Were Shot In Chicago Over The Holiday Weekend

More Than 50 People Were Shot In Chicago Over The Holiday WeekendAt least 50 people were shot in Chicago, 12 of them fatally, in a wave of violence over the long Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Powerful Typhoon Whips Japan’s Okinawa Islands

Powerful Typhoon Whips Japan’s Okinawa IslandsBringing winds that gust higher than 100 mph, Typhoon Neoguri is bearing down on the Okinawa island chain in southern Japan.

American Teen Visiting Israel Reportedly Beaten By Police

American Teen Visiting Israel Reportedly Beaten By PoliceThe U.S. has confirmed that Tariq Khdeir, an American teenager, has been arrested by Israeli authorities and the State Department has expressed concern that he has been "severely beaten."

California Highway Patrol Probing Videotaped Beating Of Woman

California Highway Patrol Probing Videotaped Beating Of WomanThe California Highway Patrol says it is investigating a video that shows an officer repeatedly punching a woman after trying to stop her from walking into traffic.

Report: Most NSA-Intercepted Data From ‘Ordinary Internet Users’

Report: Most NSA-Intercepted Data From ‘Ordinary Internet Users’A Washington Post analysis revealed that nine out of 10 communications intercepted by the NSA were from ordinary Internet users, not legally targeted foreigners.

Dozens Of Women Reportedly Escape Boko Haram; Hundreds Still Held

Dozens Of Women Reportedly Escape Boko Haram; Hundreds Still HeldMore than 60 women and girls who had been abducted by Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram have reportedly escaped to freedom, after their captors left for a raid.