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4 years 3 weeks ago

Solar plane completes historic 24-hour flight

An experimental solar-powered plane landed safely Thursday after completing its first 24-hour test flight, proving that the aircraft can collect enough energy from the sun during the day to stay aloft all night. Pilot Andre Borschberg eased the Solar Impulse onto the runway at Payerne airfield about 30 miles...

4 years 4 months ago

US Apple iPad sales to begin April 3

Apple says its much-anticipated iPad tablet will hit U.S. store shelves on April 3. Apple had originally said the device would be released worldwide in March. Apple Inc. said Friday the Wi-Fi models will go on sale first. iPads that can connect to Wi-Fi as well as 3G cellular...

4 years 5 months ago

US men's hockey team tops Switzerland

The US Men's Hockey team took their Olympics opener from Switzerland Tuesday afternoon, 3-1. Bobby Ryan, Ryan Malone and David Backes all got the puck past Swiss goalie Jonas Hiller. Team USA will next be in action against Norway on Thursday.

4 years 5 months ago

Bode Miller wins Olympic medal

American Bode Miller has broken his personal streak of major championship mishaps by taking the bronze medal in the Olympic downhill skiing event. Didier Defago of Switzerland took gold, while Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal won silver. Get this-- 0.07 seconds separated gold from silver, while another 0.09 seconds...

4 years 10 months ago

U.S., Iranian diplomats hold rare 1-on-1 talks

U.S. and Iranian delegates met for rare one-on-one talks as world powers began high-stakes discussions Thursday to demand a halt to Iran's nuclear activities, a U.S. official said. Under Secretary of State William Burns met with Saeed Jalili, Tehran's chief negotiator, according to U.S. spokesman Robert Wood. Western...

4 years 10 months ago

Feds reviewing humpback whale status

The federal government is considering taking the humpback whale off the endangered species list in response to data showing the population of the massive marine mammal has been steadily growing in recent decades. Known for their acrobatic leaps from the sea and complex singing patterns, humpback whales were nearly...

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