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The Latest: Protesters hound Buttigieg on minimum wage

February 24, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic primary contest (all times local):2:55 p.m.Pete Buttigieg has been hounded by protesters during a march with McDonald’s workers in Charleston, South Carolina, who are striking for a $15 minimum...

Pioneering black NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson dies

By BEN FINLEY | February 24, 2020

Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits for NASA’s early space missions and was later portrayed in the 2016 hit film “Hidden Figures,” about pioneering black female aerospace workers, has died. She...

Debris found in fuel tanks of 70% of inspected 737 Max jets

February 22, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — Debris has been found in the fuel tanks of 70% of grounded Boeing 737 Max jets that have been inspected by the company, Boeing confirmed on Saturday.Inspectors found the debris in 35 out of about 50 jets that were inspected. They are...

The Latest: Warren says Bloomberg NDA refusal disqualifying

February 20, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on presidential campaign developments (all times local.):6:30 p.m.Elizabeth Warren says that if Mike Bloomberg isn’t willing to release his former employees from any non-disclosure agreements they’ve signed, he should...

‘Black in Space’ looks at final frontier of civil rights

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS | February 20, 2020

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In 1959, Ronald Erwin McNair walked into a South Carolina library. The 9-year-old aspiring astronaut wanted to check out a calculus book, but a librarian threatened to call the police if he didn't leave. McNair was black.Years...

Boeing asks lawmakers to suspend preferential tax rate

By RACHEL LA CORTE | February 19, 2020

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state lawmakersintroduced bills Wednesday,at The Boeing Co.’s request, to suspend the aerospace giant's preferential business and occupation tax rate unless the United States and European Union reach an agreement on...

Russia will replace 2 cosmonauts set for launch to space

February 19, 2020

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's space agency said Wednesday that two cosmonauts scheduled to launch to the International Space Station will be replaced with alternates for medical reasons.Roscosmos said crew members Nikolai Tikhonov and Andrei Babkin will be...

Devices found in missiles, Yemen drones link Iran to attacks

By JON GAMBRELL | February 19, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A small instrument inside the drones that targeted the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry and those in the arsenal of Yemen's Houthi rebels match components recovered in downed Iranian drones in Afghanistan and Iraq,...

The Latest: Klobuchar revisits flub about Mexico’s leader

February 18, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):7:35 p.m.Amy Klobuchar is trying to make amends for not being able to name Mexico’s president recently -- but she's still making a small mistake.The Minnesota senator...

Trump opposes possible ban on sale of jet engines to China

By PAUL WISEMAN | February 18, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signaled Tuesday via Twitter that he opposes efforts to block the sale of jet engines to China. Trump's tweets appeared intended to thwart a proposal from within his own administration to limit exports of engines...

Biden in Vegas takes on Sanders’ gun votes in fiery speech

By MICHELLE L. PRICE and STEVE PEOPLES | February 16, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Biden, standing on a Las Vegas stage roughly 1,000 feet from the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, took on White House rival Bernie Sanders for his past vote to exempt gun manufacturers from liability...

The Latest: Sanders claims Bloomberg will not excite voters

February 16, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):10:40 p.m.Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders laced into billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a Democratic Party dinner in Las Vegas while Bloomberg was campaigning...