Buzz Aldrin gets visit from NASA after polar evacuation
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) Buzz Aldrin had an unexpected bedside visit from NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman on Saturday as he continued to recover in a New Zealand hospital from his medical evacuation from the South Pole.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:58:46 -0500
Gambia's shock presidential victor hails new era
Opposition candidate Adama Barrow hailed a "new Gambia" Friday after he pulled off a stunning presidential election victory, putting an end to the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh. Official results earlier showed Barrow, a businessman and political unknown until six months ago, comfortably winning Thursday's poll with 45.54 percent, capping a remarkable rise to prominence. Jammeh took 212,099 votes (36.66 percent) and third party candidate Mama Kandeh 102,969 votes (17.80 percent), the Independent Electoral Commission said.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:25:11 -0500
No verdict in motorist death after 16 hours deliberation
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) The jury in the murder trial of a former South Carolina police officer charged with gunning down a black motorist will continue deliberating next week, despite at one point Friday appearing deadlocked by a juror who told the judge he could not "with good conscience approve a guilty verdict."
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:21:54 -0500
US approves flights by Norwegian Air Shuttle subsidiary
Discount airline Norwegian Air Shuttle has won permission from federal authorities for its disputed plan to expand flights to the U.S. The decision was a defeat for several large U.S. airlines and their ...
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:07:20 -0500
APNewsBreak: Union backed out of deal to add 26th player
NEW YORK (AP) Baseball players and owners had a deal to expand active rosters from 25 to 26 players for most of the season, but the union backed away in the final stages of collective bargaining.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:41:38 -0500
LA 2024 releases $5.3 billion budget; no new stadiums needed
The Los Angeles bid committee for the 2024 Olympics released details of a nearly unheard-of budget plan Friday, insisting $5.3 billion will be enough to cover both operational and infrastructure costs for an Olympics that won't need any new, permanent stadiums.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:39:45 -0500
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