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FEBRUARY 9, 2019 NASA has called on American firms to help develop human lunar landers NASA is planning to take the "next giant leap in deep space exploration" as it looks to send astronauts to the moon who are able to stay there. The space agency's administrator, Jim Bridenstine, called for American firms to help develop human lunar landers...
FEBRUARY 9, 2019 Iran's religious leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks to Iranian Air Force officers and personnel in Tehran DUBAI - Iranians will chant “Death to America” as long as Washington continues its hostile policies, but the slogan is directed at President Donald Trump and U.S. leaders, not the American nation, Iran’s supreme leader said on Friday. “As long as America...
FEBRUARY 9, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. - A top Saudi official appealed to U.S. lawmakers who are considering sanctions on Saudi individuals connected to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi to let a judicial process run its course before taking action. "I wish the Congress would take a step back, look at the overall relationship, look at the steps that Saudi Arabia...
FEBRUARY 9, 2019 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks with reporters during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill on Feb. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republicans have vilified Nancy Pelosi for years as a San Francisco liberal and now they're trying to portray her as a captive of resurgent left-wingers in her Democratic...
FEBRUARY 8, 2019 Brief Scorecard: India 162 for 3 (Rohit 50, Pant 40*) beat New Zealand 158 for 8 (de Grandhomme 50, Taylor 42, Krunal 3-28) by seven wickets AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - It wasn't quite an edge-of-the-seat thriller, but a stream of India fans - upwards of 12,000 - who made Eden Park seem more like Eden Gardens went home...
FEBRUARY 8, 2019 TOKYO, JAPAN - All medals for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be made from metal collected by recycling electronic waste, games organisers said on Friday. Tokyo's organising committee in 2017 launched a project to collect assorted electronic waste - including old smartphones and laptops -- from the public to collect metal for the medals. Recycled metal has also been...
FEBRUARY 7, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia told a top aide in a conversation in 2017 that he would use “a bullet” on Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist killed in October, if Mr. Khashoggi did not return to the kingdom and end his criticism of the Saudi government, according to current and former American...
FEBRUARY 7, 2019 Representative Kay Granger, Republican of Texas, said it was unlikely that Congress would reach a border security agreement this week. - Sarah Silbiger/NY Times WASHINGTON, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California said on Wednesday that she would be willing to endorse any bipartisan border security agreement that emerges from House-Senate negotiations, leaving the success of those talks...
FEBRUARY 6, 2019 Mari Keels transfers the front end of a General Motors Chevrolet Cruze during assembly at Jamestown Industries, in Youngstown, Ohio. Jamestown Industries hopes its efforts to secure new business will allow its Youngstown plant to keep going even after GM stops manufacturing the Cruze in Ohio in March. (Tony Dejak/AP). David Green scored a coveted seat in...
FEBRUARY 6, 2019 Brief Scorecard: New Zealand 219 for 6 (Seifert 84, Hardik 2-51) beat India 139 (Dhoni 39, Southee 3-17) by 80 runs WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - A New Zealand wicketkeeper-opening batsman surging down the track to belt the ball down the ground or pulling off outrageous scoops. Sounds familiar? Tim Seifert channeled his inner Brendon McCullum and turbo-charged New...