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MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally…

  • AP Top News at 4:20 a.m. EDT 16 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still missing from the ship, the vast majority of them high school students who had been on a holiday trip. Anguished families, waiting on a nearby island and fearful they might be left without even their loved ones' bodies, have vented their fury, blocking the prime minister's car during a visit and attempting a long protest march to the presidential Blue House. More »

  • AP Top News at 4:15 a.m. EDT 21 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still missing from the ship, the vast majority of them high school students who had been on a holiday trip. Anguished families, waiting on a nearby island and fearful they might be left without even their loved ones' bodies, have vented their fury, blocking the prime minister's car during a visit and attempting a long protest march to the presidential Blue House. More »

  • AP Top News at 4:10 a.m. EDT 26 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still missing from the ship, the vast majority of them high school students who had been on a holiday trip. Anguished families, waiting on a nearby island and fearful they might be left without even their loved ones' bodies, have vented their fury, blocking the prime minister's car during a visit and attempting a long protest march to the presidential Blue House. More »

  • AP Top News at 4:05 a.m. EDT 30 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still missing from the ship, the vast majority of them high school students who had been on a holiday trip. Anguished families, waiting on a nearby island and fearful they might be left without even their loved ones' bodies, have vented their fury, blocking the prime minister's car during a visit and attempting a long protest march to the presidential Blue House. More »

  • AP Top News at 4:02 a.m. EDT 33 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still missing from the ship, the vast majority of them high school students who had been on a holiday trip. Anguished families, waiting on a nearby island and fearful they might be left without even their loved ones' bodies, have vented their fury, blocking the prime minister's car during a visit and attempting a long protest march to the presidential Blue House. More »

  • AP Top News at 3:55 a.m. EDT 41 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still missing from the ship, the vast majority of them high school students who had been on a holiday trip. Anguished families, waiting on a nearby island and fearful they might be left without even their loved ones' bodies, have vented their fury, blocking the prime minister's car during a visit and attempting a long protest march to the presidential Blue House. More »

  • AP Top News at 3:50 a.m. EDT 46 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still missing from the ship, the vast majority of them high school students who had been on a holiday trip. Anguished families, waiting on a nearby island and fearful they might be left without even their loved ones' bodies, have vented their fury, blocking the prime minister's car during a visit and attempting a long protest march to the presidential Blue House. More »

  • AP Top News at 3:45 a.m. EDT 51 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still missing from the ship, the vast majority of them high school students who had been on a holiday trip. Anguished families, waiting on a nearby island and fearful they might be left without even their loved ones' bodies, have vented their fury, blocking the prime minister's car during a visit and attempting a long protest march to the presidential Blue House. More »

  • AP Top News at 3:42 a.m. EDT 53 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still missing from the ship, the vast majority of them high school students who had been on a holiday trip. Anguished families, waiting on a nearby island and fearful they might be left without even their loved ones' bodies, have vented their fury, blocking the prime minister's car during a visit and attempting a long protest march to the presidential Blue House. More »

  • AP Top News at 3:27 a.m. EDT 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still missing from the ship, the vast majority of them high school students who had been on a holiday trip. Anguished families, waiting on a nearby island and fearful they might be left without even their loved ones' bodies, have vented their fury, blocking the prime minister's car during a visit and attempting a long protest march to the presidential Blue House. More »

  • AP Top News at 3:16 a.m. EDT 1 hour 20 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still missing from the ship, the vast majority of them high school students who had been on a holiday trip. Anguished families, waiting on a nearby island and fearful they might be left without even their loved ones' bodies, have vented their fury, blocking the prime minister's car during a visit and attempting a long protest march to the presidential Blue House. More »

  • NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies
    NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies 1 hour 26 minutes ago

    SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95. More »

  • AP Top News at 3:08 a.m. EDT 1 hour 27 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still missing from the ship, which had been packed with high school students on a holiday trip, and anguished families are furious with the pace of rescue efforts. Divers had previously failed to enter the ferry, officials said, because of extremely strong currents and bad visibility due to foul weather. More »

  • AP Top News at 3:04 a.m. EDT 1 hour 31 minutes ago

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort. About 250 people are still missing from the ship, which had been packed with high school students on a holiday trip, and anguished families are furious with the pace of rescue efforts. Divers had previously failed to enter the ferry, officials said, because of extremely strong currents and bad visibility due to foul weather. More »

  • NASA: Engineer vital to 1969 moon landing dies
    NASA: Engineer vital to 1969 moon landing dies 4 hours ago

    SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95. More »

  • How to 4/20 Without Getting High
    How to 4/20 Without Getting High 7 hours ago

    In honor of Sunday’s pot-smoking holiday, a definitive guide to art of the fake ’n’ bake. More »

  • Pot of Gold: Innovation Helps Cannabis Industry Flourish
    Pot of Gold: Innovation Helps Cannabis Industry Flourish 17 hours ago

    DENVER — The legalization of recreational marijuana sales in Colorado is turning an underground industry into a big business — and ushering in innovations in everything from genetics to growing methods. "Every single day, someone is reinventing the wheel, so to speak," said Scott Reach, a cannabis breeder and owner of the Colorado-based seed company Rare Dankness. This 4/20 weekend, businessmen like Reach will be setting up shop in downtown Denver for the Official 420 Rally, a celebration of all things weed that's expected to be the largest in the city's history. Medicinal use of marijuana has been legal under Colorado state law since 2000, when voters approved an amendment to the state constitution allowing cannabis possession and use with a doctor's order. More »

  • SpaceX Rocket Freighter Blasts Off for International Space Station
    SpaceX Rocket Freighter Blasts Off for International Space Station 21 hours ago

    An unmanned space rocket has blasted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on a mission to deliver supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) for Nasa. The Falcon 9 rocket, built and privately owned by Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), took off on Friday and then deployed the Dragon freighter on a path to the orbiting platform. The Dragon cargo ship is loaded with two tonnes of supplies and equipment for experiments, and is due to reach the ISS on Sunday. "The rocket flight was perfect as far as we could tell," SpaceX chief executive and founder Elon Musk told reporters. More »

  • Turkey braces for next major earthquake
    Turkey braces for next major earthquake 21 hours ago

    As Turkey works to minimise earthquake disaster risks, some fear the societal impact of urban renewal projects. More »

  • SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Chasing Space Station for Easter Morning Rendezvou …
    SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Chasing Space Station for Easter Morning Rendezvou … 21 hours ago

    A commercial cargo vessel is chasing down the International Space Station, setting up a rendezvous with the orbiting lab early on Easter Sunday (April 20). SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft launched into space Friday afternoon (April 18) from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, riding a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to orbit in a smooth liftoff. Dragon is due to be grappled by the space station's huge robotic arm at 7:14 a.m. EDT (1114 GMT) Sunday, then berthed to the orbiting complex a little over two hours later. You can watch Dragon's capture and berthing live here on Space.com beginning at 5:45 a.m. EDT (0945 GMT) Sunday, courtesy of NASA TV.  More »

  • 5 Things to Know About Alien Planet Kepler-186f, 'Earth's Cousin …
    5 Things to Know About Alien Planet Kepler-186f, 'Earth's Cousin … 22 hours ago

    A newly discovered planet nicknamed "Earth's cousin" has just been found 490 light-years from Earth. The planet, called Kepler-186f, is the first Earth-size planet found in the habitable zone of its star. Only about 10 percent larger than Earth, Kepler-186f is the closest planet to Earth in size ever found in the habitable zone of its star. What else do you need to know about the new alien planet discovery? More »

  • Watch the Week in 90 Seconds
    Watch the Week in 90 Seconds Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    From the death of a literary titan to the shooting spree at Kansas Jewish centers to NASA’s discovery of Earth’s ‘cousin,’ catch up on the past week’s biggest stories. More »

  • Hollywood’s ‘Twink’ Pool Parties
    Hollywood’s ‘Twink’ Pool Parties Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Wild nights of no clothes and lots of alcohol: one attendee reveals what went on at X Men director Bryan Singer’s infamous pool parties. More »

  • SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies
    SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week. More »

  • SpaceX Claims Milestone With Bold Reusable Rocket Test
    SpaceX Claims Milestone With Bold Reusable Rocket Test Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    SpaceX's audacious plan to return a rocket to Earth after a space launch today (April 18) may not have gone perfectly, but the company's founder still considers it a success — one that could help lay the foundation for fully reusable rockets in the future.   SpaceX tried to guide the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket back to Earth in an ocean splashdown today during the launch of the company's unmanned Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station. It's still unclear if the rocket stage — outfitted with landing legs — touched down softly as hoped, but billionaire SpaceX founder Elon Musk thinks the odds aren't good. Still, there were some notable successes regardless of what ultimately happened to the rocket stage. More »

  • SpaceX's Dragon 'Chases' the Space Station: See It This Weekend
    SpaceX's Dragon 'Chases' the Space Station: See It This Weekend Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Skywatchers across parts of the United States and southern Canada will get an opportunity to watch as the private spaceflight company SpaceX's Dragon capsule "chases" the International Space Station across the sky.  Both the unmanned Dragon spacecraft and the space station will be visible as separate entities, appearing as "stars" sailing across the evening’s twilight sky. Dragon is expected to arrive at the space station on Easter Sunday (April 20) at around 7:14 a.m. EDT (1114 GMT), meaning that by Sunday evening, both will appear as a singular bright moving "star." You can watch Dragon arrive at the station live on Space.com via NASA TV Sunday. Initially, SpaceX's Dragon will trail the orbiting outpost by about 25 minutes. More »

  • SpaceX launches Dragon capsule to ISS
    SpaceX launches Dragon capsule to ISS Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Private US firm SpaceX launched its unmanned Dragon capsule to the International Space Station on Friday, its third trip carrying supplies and equipment to the orbiting lab. More »

  • Cargo ship heads to space station
    Cargo ship heads to space station Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The SpaceX company has returned to orbit, launching fresh supplies to the International Space Station after more than a month's delay. More »

  • SpaceX launches supplies to space station
    SpaceX launches supplies to space station Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The SpaceX company returned to orbit Friday, launching fresh supplies to the International Space Station after more than a month's delay. More »

  • SpaceX Launches Robotic Cargo Mission to Space Station
    SpaceX Launches Robotic Cargo Mission to Space Station Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    SpaceX launched a robotic capsule into orbit today (April 18), kicking off the company's third contracted cargo mission to the International Space Station for NASA, along with an ambitious rocket reusability test. SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft blasted off at 3:25 p.m. EDT (1925 GMT) today from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, riding into space atop the company's Falcon 9 rocket. Dragon is scheduled to rendezvous with the orbiting lab on Sunday (April 20), when it will offload nearly 5,000 lbs. (2,268 kilograms) of food, scientific experiments and supplies. SpaceX also aimed to return the rocket's first stage softly to Earth, to help develop and demonstrate reusable-rocket technology, which company representatives say could dramatically reduce the cost of spaceflight in the future. More »

  • Next Up for NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Telescope: Finding Earth's …
    Next Up for NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Telescope: Finding Earth's … Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has just spotted Earth's cousin. On Thursday (April 17), astronomers announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, the first Earth-size alien planet ever found in its host star's "habitable zone" — that just-right range of distances that could allow liquid water, and perhaps life, to exist on a world's surface. While the discovery is a watershed moment, Kepler-186f still falls short of the ultimate prize in exoplanet science: a true "alien Earth." That's because the newfound world orbits a red dwarf, a star much smaller and dimmer than our own sun. "One of the things we've been looking for is maybe an Earth twin, which is an Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of a sunlike star," said Kepler scientist Tom Barclay, a member of the team that found Kepler-186f. More »

  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned
    NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more. More »

  • Quest for extraterrestrial life not over: experts
    Quest for extraterrestrial life not over: experts Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The discovery of an Earth-sized planet in the "habitable" zone of a distant star, though exciting, is still a long way from pointing to the existence of extraterrestrial life, experts said Friday. More »

  • NASA's Spacecraft LADEE Crashes into the Dark Side of Moon
    NASA's Spacecraft LADEE Crashes into the Dark Side of Moon Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    NASA - or to give the organisation its full title, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the United States - has deliberately crashed its £166m lunar explorer into the dark side of the moon - at a speed of approximately 3,600mph. NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) was guided into a low orbit by technicians having completed a six-month orbit of the moon in which it analysed the moon's dusty atmosphere. It transmitted invaluable information about the moon back to NASA's Ames Research Centre in Moffett Field, California. Travelling at three times the speed of a flying bullet and being the size of a vending machine, LADEE's impact would have been spectacular if anyone had been around to see it, explains  project scientist Rick Elphic: More »

  • Storms threaten 2nd launch try to space station
    Storms threaten 2nd launch try to space station Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX returned to the launch pad Friday in hopes of finally delivering supplies to the International Space Station, but stormy weather threatened to interfere. More »