Aerospace and defense industry

FILE - In this July 17, 2001 file photo, Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen appears in a suite in the team's stadium in Seattle. Allen, billionaire owner of the Trail Blazers and the Seattle Seahawks and Microsoft co-founder, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 at age 65. Earlier this month Allen said the cancer he was treated for in 2009, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, had returned. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
October 15, 2018 - 7:09 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65. He died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, his...
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October 14, 2018 - 8:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Defense contractors Harris Corp. and L3 Technologies are combining to form one of the world's largest defense companies. The new company, L3 Harris Technologies Inc., will have annual sales of around $16 billion this year. That would make it the sixth-largest U.S. defense contractor...
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This illustration made available by NASA shows the Chandra X-ray Observatory. On Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, the space agency said that the telescope automatically went into so-called safe mode on Wednesday, possibly because of a gyroscope problem. (NASA/CXC/SAO via AP)
October 12, 2018 - 2:03 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Another NASA space telescope has shut down and halted science observations. Less than a week after the Hubble Space Telescope went offline, the Chandra X-ray Observatory did the same thing. NASA said Friday that Chandra's automatically went into so-called safe mode...
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In this photo released by Roscosmos, NASA Astronaut Nick Hague, left, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin pose for a photo in Baikonur, Kazakhstan on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, after an emergency landing following the failure of a Russian booster rocket carrying them to the International Space Station. (Roscosmos via AP)
October 12, 2018 - 1:10 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. astronaut Nick Hague thanked Russian rescue teams Friday for quickly reaching him and his Russian crewmate after an aborted launch that led to their emergency landing in the barren steppes of Kazakhstan. The Soyuz rocket that Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin were...
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In this photo provided by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, the rescue team gather next to the Soyuz MS-10 space capsule after it made an emergency landing in a field about 20 km (12,43 miles) Dzhezkazgan, about 450 kilometers (280 miles) northeast of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos' Alexei Ovchinin lifted off as scheduled at 2:40 p.m. (0840 GMT; 4:40 a.m. EDT) Thursday from the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, but their Soyuz booster rocket failed about two minutes after the launch. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service photo via AP)
October 11, 2018 - 11:44 am
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — The Latest on the failed space launch carrying two astronauts (all times local): 8:35 p.m. International Space Station commander Alexander Gerst says he is grateful two astronauts are doing well after an exceedingly rare and harrowing launch abort ended their journey...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, an American flag is flown next to the Chinese national emblem during a welcome ceremony for visiting U.S. China says accusations against an alleged spy of attempting to steal trade secrets from several American aviation and aerospace companies were "made out of thin air." (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
October 11, 2018 - 6:37 am
BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday that accusations against an alleged Chinese spy accused of attempting to steal trade secrets from American aviation and aerospace companies were "made out of thin air." Yanjun Xu, an operative of China's Ministry of State Security, was charged Wednesday in...
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South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha speaks at the National Assembly in Seoul, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Kang says Seoul is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear crisis. (Hwang Kwang-mo/Yonhap via AP)
October 10, 2018 - 9:51 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against North Korea to create more momentum for diplomacy aimed at improving relations and defusing the nuclear crisis, the South's foreign minister said Wednesday. During a parliamentary audit of her...
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Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, right, and Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benitez listen to report as they attend a military drill in Taoyuan city, Nothern Taiwan, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. President Benitez is in Taiwan to attend the Taiwan National day on Oct. 10. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
October 10, 2018 - 1:08 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen called on China Wednesday not to be a "source of conflict" and pledged to boost the island's defenses against Beijing's military threats. In a National Day address, Tsai said the best way to defend Taiwan was to "make it indispensable and...
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This undated handout image issued by Bellingcat shows photos of Dr Alexander Yevgenyevich Mishkin, the man the investigative website have alleged was who travelled to Salisbury under the alias Alexander Petrov, over the years. The investigative group Bellingcat is reporting that one of the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-spy in England is a doctor who works for Russian military intelligence. Bellingcat said on its website Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 that the man British authorities identified as Alexander Petrov is actually Alexander Mishkin, a trained doctor working for the Russian military intelligence unit known as GRU. (Bellingcat via AP)
October 09, 2018 - 12:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — One of the two suspects in the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in England is a medical doctor in Russian military intelligence who was honored as a Hero of the Russian Federation by President Vladimir Putin in 2014, a group of British investigators said Tuesday. British police say two...
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The night sky is lit up above Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., during the launch of a SpaceX rocket carrying an Argentine Earth-observation satellite Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. The bright spot at upper left is the 2nd stage heading to orbit while the bright spot on the right is the 1st stage heading back to the air base. (AP Photo/John Antczak)
October 08, 2018 - 1:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When SpaceX launched a rocket carrying an Argentine Earth-observation satellite from California, both the night sky and social media lit up. People as far away as Phoenix and Sacramento posted photos of the Falcon 9 rocket's launch and return on Sunday night. It was the first...
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