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  • 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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