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Fear, boredom, adventure fill each day on quarantined ship

By FOSTER KLUG | February 13, 2020

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Fear. Surprising moments of levity. Soul-crushing boredom.Life on the Diamond Princess, the cruise ship quarantined in a Japanese port with scores of cases of a new virus, means experiencing all these things, according to interviews...

Astronaut craves salsa and surf after record 11 months aloft

By MARCIA DUNN | January 28, 2020

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After nearly 11 months in orbit, the astronaut holding the record for the longest spaceflight by a woman can't wait to dig into some salsa and chips, and swim and surf in the Gulf of Mexico.NASA astronaut Christina Koch told...