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  • North Korea missile test ends in failure

    April 15, 2017 7:38 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says that North Korea has attempted to launch a missile from an eastern coastal city, but the launch appeared to end in failure. The statement Sunday said it wasn't clear what kind of missile was involved. North Korea launched a... more »
  • US comment terse on latest North Korea missile

    April 4, 2017 10:15 PM

    SEOUL, South Korea - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says "the United States has spoken enough about North Korea" in reaction to North Korea's latest missile launch. The State Department issued a terse statement from America's top diplomat acknowledging "yet another" launch and saying "We have no further comment."... more »
  • Officials: US expects next North Korean missile launch soon

    March 21, 2017 9:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - American defense officials say they expect another North Korean missile launch in the next several days. The officials say the U.S. has increased its surveillance. The increased scrutiny follows the sighting of a North Korean missile launcher that is being moved around. The construction of VIP seating in... more »
  • SpaceX launches rocket from NASA's historic moon pad

    February 19, 2017 1:39 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's historic moonshot pad is back in business. A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off Sunday morning from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A. It was visible for just seconds before ducking into clouds on its way to the International Space Station, with a load of supplies.... more »
  • SpaceX cancels rocket launch from NASA moon pad

    February 18, 2017 11:44 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - SpaceX will have to wait at least another day to launch from NASA's historic moon pad. Last-minute rocket trouble forced SpaceX to halt Saturday's countdown at Florida's Kennedy Space Center. The unmanned Falcon rocket remains at Launch Complex 39A, waiting to soar on a space station... more »
  • SpaceX launches first rocket since explosion

    January 14, 2017 1:30 PM

    LOS ANGELES - SpaceX has launched a Falcon 9 rocket for the first time since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad more than four months ago. The two-stage rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on Saturday morning to place 10 satellites into... more »
  • Zipcar pilot program launched in downtown BR

    December 14, 2016 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE – City leaders and representatives launched the Zipcar pilot program on Wednesday morning in downtown Baton Rouge. Zipcar, a car-sharing service, allows members to reserve cars on-demand 24/7. Members can reserve a car by the hour or by the day for up to seven days. Reservations for... more »
  • SpaceX shooting for mid-December launch, 1st since blast

    December 1, 2016 7:42 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL - SpaceX is shooting for a mid-December launch, its first since a dramatic rocket accident on the pad. Iridium Communications Inc. said Thursday that 10 of its satellites will be aboard the SpaceX Falcon rocket tentatively scheduled to take off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on... more »
  • Apple expected to show new iPhone at event next week

    August 29, 2016 2:04 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is expected to show off a new iPhone next week when the company holds its fall product launch event in San Francisco. The tech giant announced the date for the Sept. 7 launch by sending out invitations to technology journalists and industry analysts on Monday. Apple... more »
  • SpaceX lands rocket at sea 2nd time after satellite launch

    May 6, 2016 9:22 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - SpaceX has done it again. For the second month in a row, the aerospace company landed a rocket on an ocean platform, this time following the launch of a Japanese communications satellite. A live web broadcast showed the first-stage booster touching down vertically early Friday on... more »
  • SpaceX says 2-foot strut snapped, brought down rocket

    July 20, 2015 5:32 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - SpaceX suspects a 2-foot steel strut snapped inside its rocket and led to last month's launch accident at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The company's founder and chief executive, Elon Musk, said Monday that these struts had flown many times before without any problem. But two minutes into... more »
  • West Feliciana on the hunt for more boat landings Play Video

    May 8, 2015 7:23 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Parish leaders are in the market for more boat landings because the parish is expecting heavy traffic this summer. "We only have one spot. And we need three, perhaps four to handle the traffic that's going to be coming in the future," said Parish President Kevin... more »
  • SpaceX launches cargo capsule, fails to nail rocket landing

    April 14, 2015 10:26 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - SpaceX has successfully launched a shipment of groceries to the International Space Station, including the first espresso maker in orbit. But its attempt to land the leftover booster on an ocean platform did not go nearly as well. SpaceX founder Elon Musk said after Tuesday's liftoff... more »
  • NASA launches 4 spacecraft to solve magnetic mystery

    March 13, 2015 1:53 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - NASA launched four identical spacecraft Thursday on a billion-dollar mission to study the explosive give-and-take of the Earth and sun's magnetic fields. The unmanned Atlas rocket - and NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale spacecraft - soared into a clear late-night sky, right on time, to cheers and applause.... more »
  • Britain starts public trial of driverless cars

    February 11, 2015 2:39 PM

    LONDON - Britain has begun testing driverless cars in four cities, launching the first official trials ahead of a series of planned rule reviews to accommodate the new technology. Transport Minister Claire Perry says the project was "still in the early days" but said the new technology can be "a... more »
  • SpaceX aims for pre-dawn launch to the space station

    January 6, 2015 4:39 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - A SpaceX rocket stands poised at Cape Canaveral, Florida, for a pre-dawn flight to the International Space Station. The unmanned Dragon capsule contains more than 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments ordered up by NASA. That's the primary objective for SpaceX. But the California-based company... more »
  • Wal-Mart launching mobile checking account

    September 24, 2014 6:08 AM

    PASADENA, CA - Wal-Mart is launching a mobile checking account for its customers that will eliminate some of the fees charged by banks. The company said Wednesday that the GoBank checking account through Green Dot Corp. has no minimum balance requirements or overdraft fees. A monthly membership charge of $8.95... more »
  • Hundreds visit La. job-matching site

    August 20, 2014 6:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials say more than 700 job seekers visited the Louisiana's new online service for matching employers' needs with workers' skills. On Monday, LouisianaJobConnection.com became available for the first time to job applicants. By that time, LJC Executive Director Kristi Barnett Williams says more than 600 employers... more »
  • SEC Network to debut tomorrow at 5 p.m.

    August 13, 2014 4:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At 5 p.m. CST tomorrow, the SEC Network will light up screens in Baton Rouge and across the nation as coverage of Southeastern Conference sports adopts a new schedule: 24/7/365. The Aug. 14 launch comes after lengthy negotiations by TV service providers with intensive collaboration between... more »
  • Bayou Sorrel boat launch improvements begin

    October 15, 2013 11:57 AM

    BAYOU SORREL - Construction improvements for the boat launch at Bayou Sorrel are underway. The launch is located in the heart of the Atchafalaya Basin. Cost of construction for the project is $683,000 with almost all of it coming from the Department of Natural Resources' Atchafalaya Basin Program.... more »
  • "Grand Theft Auto V" to launch on Sept. 17

    January 31, 2013 2:27 PM

    NEW YORK - Video game publisher Take-Two says the next installment of the long-awaited "Grand Theft Auto" series will launch worldwide on Sept. 17. The game was scheduled to go on sale this spring. Take-Two said Thursday that it is delaying the game to give developers more time to work... more »

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