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Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed...More >>
Ferguson's streets remained peaceful as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest that erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.More >>
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A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations.More >>
Israeli aircraft fired two missiles at a 12-story apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the building, sending a huge fireball into the sky and wounding at least 22 people, including 11 children,...More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:06:15 GMT
Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.More >>
Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.More >>
VANDENBERG, CA -
The United Launch Alliance launched a rocket into space on Wednesday morning from the air force base in Vandenberg, California.
THE ULA Delta II rocket was carrying the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 payload for NASA. It lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 at 2:56 a.m.
The launch marked the 51st Delta II mission for NASA and Delta II's return to flight.
The rocket is carrying a remote sensing satellite that will measure global atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, also known as Greenhouse gasses.
The measurements and information will help create a global map that pinpoints locations where carbon dioxide is emitted and absorbed.
Scientists will also gain a better understanding of climate change.
The launch and research is costing NASA 467.7 million dollars.