Aerospace and defense industry

FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019 photo made available by NASA, Boeing, NASA, and U.S. Army personnel work around the Boeing Starliner spacecraft shortly after it landed in White Sands, N.M. On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, NASA officials said they have identified 80 corrective actions for safety, mostly involving software, that must be implemented before the Starliner capsule launches again. The previous count was 61. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
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July 07, 2020 - 5:20 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has added more safety fixes for Boeing’s space capsule before it can fly astronauts following a pair of close calls during last year’s test flight. In closing out the seven-month investigation, NASA officials said Tuesday they have now identified 80 corrective...
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FILE - This undated file aerial view shows the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M. Several groups are asking state and federal officials to hold semi-annual public meetings as Los Alamos National Laboratory prepares to resume and ramp up production of key components for the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile. (Albuquerque Journal via AP, File)
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July 07, 2020 - 1:04 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials at one of the nation’s premier nuclear labs are investigating the potential exposure of employees to plutonium. Los Alamos National Laboratory confirmed Monday that 15 workers were being evaluated after a breach involving a gloved box that was being used to handle...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020, file photo, Southwest airlines employee Oscar Gonzalez, right, assists a passenger at the ticket counter at Love Field in Dallas. In a report, Thursday, July 2, 2020, the government is recommending that travelers wear face coverings during air travel and says airlines should consider limiting capacity on planes to promote social distancing. But it stopped short of making new requirements. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
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July 02, 2020 - 6:30 pm
Federal officials said Thursday that airlines should consider limiting capacity on planes to promote social distancing, but they are not considering making the airlines do it. The officials also recommended — but did not move to require — that travelers wear face coverings in airports and on planes...
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People gather near the bodies of victims of a landslide near a jade mining area in Hpakant, Kachin state, northern Myanmar Thursday, July 2, 2020. Myanmar government says a landslide at a jade mine has killed dozens of people. (AP Photo/Zaw Moe Htet)
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July 02, 2020 - 4:04 pm
HPAKANT, Myanmar (AP) — At least 162 people were killed Thursday in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, the worst in a series of deadly accidents at such sites in recent years that critics blame on the government's failure to take action against unsafe conditions. The Myanmar Fire...
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In this Thursday, June. 18, 2020, photo, West Quincy Pawn Shop owner Lionel Hammond poses for a photo in the gun section of the store which Hammond pointed out has a noticeably low stock in West Quincy, Mo. At West Quincy Pawn Shop, Hammond said sales have been off the charts and that he can't keep merchandise on the shelves as buyers are using their governmental stimulus money to buy firearms, jewelry, televisions and other electronics. (Jake Shane/Quincy Herald-Whig via AP)
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July 01, 2020 - 4:41 pm
Historic numbers of background checks to purchase or possess a firearm were done in June, a trend in a year marked by uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic, a subsequent economic recession, protests over racial injustice and calls to reduce police funding. FBI numbers released Wednesday show...
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In this image taken from NASA video, commander Chris Cassidy, right, and NASA astronaut Bob Behnken perform their second spacewalk in under a week Wednesday, July 1, 2020, to replace old batteries outside the International Space Station. (NASA via AP)
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July 01, 2020 - 1:49 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts completed their second spacewalk in under a week Wednesday to replace old batteries outside the International Space Station. Commander Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken quickly tackled the big, boxy batteries. For every two outdated batteries coming out, a new and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2019, file photo, Douglas Haig, left, and his attorney, Marc Victor leave the Lloyd George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas, after pleading guilty to illegally manufacturing tracer and armor-piercing bullets found in a high-rise hotel suite where a gunman took aim before the Las Vegas Strip massacre two years ago. Haig is a 57-year-old aerospace engineer who used to reload bullets at home in Mesa, Airz., and sell them at gun shows. Douglas Haig has been sentenced to 13 months in federal prison after selling home-loaded bullets to the gunman who killed 58 people in the Las Vegas Strip shooting in Oct. 2017. Haig, 57, also was sentenced Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Las Vegas to three years of supervised release after pleading guilty last November to illegally manufacturing ammunition. (Elizabeth Page Brumley/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)
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June 30, 2020 - 4:59 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Arizona man was sentenced Tuesday to 13 months in federal prison for selling home-loaded bullets to the gunman who unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, killing 58 people in the Las Vegas Strip in October 2017. Douglas Haig, 57, also was sentenced to...
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Striking shipbuilders picket outside an entrance to Bath Iron Works, Monday, June 22, 2020, in Bath, Maine. The vast majority of picketers did not wear pandemic facemarks. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
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June 30, 2020 - 2:57 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The stakes are growing in a strike against Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works during a global pandemic as company-provided health insurance is running out for 4,300 shipbuilders who've left their jobs. Striking workers from Machinists Union Local S6 will be responsible for...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 file photo, visitors are seen at the booth of Airbus during the opening trade day of the Singapore Airshow 2020 in Singapore. European aircraft manufacturer Airbus says it plans to shed 15,000 jobs over the next year, with jobs mostly being lost in Europe. Airbus is struggling with the financial hit of the coronavirus pandemic. It said Tuesday, June 30 that it doesn't expect air traffic to recover to pre-COVID levels before 2023 and potentially as late as 2025. (AP Photo/Danial Hakim, file)
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June 30, 2020 - 2:03 pm
PARIS (AP) — European aircraft manufacturer Airbus said Tuesday it plans to eliminate 15,000 jobs over the next year, mostly in Europe, as it struggles with the financial hit of the coronavirus pandemic. “With air traffic not expected to recover to pre-COVID levels before 2023 and potentially as...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max being built for Norwegian Air International taxis for a test flight, at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash. Key senators say the Federal Aviation Administration is stonewalling their attempt to get documents that might explain how the agency approved the Boeing 737 Max, which remains grounded more than a year after two deadly crashes. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker, a Republican from Mississippi, said Wednesday, June 17, 2020 that the FAA has failed to respond to more than half of his committee’s requests for documents. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
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June 30, 2020 - 4:50 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle said Tuesday it has cancelled its 97 outstanding orders for planes from U.S. manufacturer Boeing. Norwegian said in a statement it had terminated the purchase agreements of five 787 Dreamliners and 92 737 MAX aircraft. The Oslo-based...
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