Aerospace and defense industry

This Dec. 2, 2019 photo made available by NASA shows the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) attached to the International Space Station. After a series of spacewalking repairs, NASA says the cosmic particle detector has resumed full scientific operation on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (NASA via AP)
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January 31, 2020 - 3:11 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The cosmic detector that required a series of difficult spacewalking repairs is back in action. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer is working better than ever, Samuel Ting, the Nobel laureate who oversees the instrument, said Friday. The $2 billion spectrometer — the...
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January 31, 2020 - 9:52 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland signed a $4.6 billion deal with the United States on Friday for the purchase of 32 of its most advanced fighter jets to enhance air defense on NATO's eastern flank at a time of increased Russian military activity. Polish President Andrzej Duda said it was an “...
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Fire and smoke damage is seen on the exterior of a residential building in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Los Angeles firefighters rescued terrified residents from the rooftop of a 25-story high-rise apartment building where a fire broke out on a sixth-floor balcony and sent choking smoke billowing through the upper levels. (AP Photo Damian Dovarganes)
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January 30, 2020 - 1:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 25-story West Los Angeles apartment tower that caught fire, forcing firefighters to pluck stranded people from the rooftop and a ledge, had no sprinklers even though the same building burned seven years ago, authorities said. Flames swept through apartments on the seventh floor...
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This photo from video provided by abc7 Los Angeles shows a Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter rescuing a resident from the rooftop of a 25-story high-rise apartment building, where a fire broke out on a sixth-floor balcony and sent choking smoke billowing through the upper levels Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. One person was critically injured. Two people were taken to hospitals and six others had smoke inhalation. A fire also broke out at the same building in 2013. (ABC7 Los Angeles via AP)
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January 29, 2020 - 11:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters made a dramatic ladder rescue of a man about to jump from a burning Los Angeles apartment building on Wednesday and helicopters plucked people from the roof of the 25-story high-rise as other terrified residents fled through smoke-choked stairwells to safety. Six...
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This undated photo provided by Group 3 Aviation shows helicopter pilot Ara Zobayan, who was at the controls of the helicopter that crashed in Southern California, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, killing all nine aboard including former Lakers star Kobe Bryant. Location is not provided. (Group 3 Aviation via AP)
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January 28, 2020 - 10:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant didn’t have a recommended warning system to alert the pilot he was too close to land but it’s not clear it would have averted the crash that killed nine because the pilot may have lost control as the aircraft plunged into a fog-shrouded...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 14, 2019 file photo, U.S. astronaut Christina Koch, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), speaks with her relatives through a safety glass prior the launch of Soyuz MS-12 space ship at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Koch told The Associated Press on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, her 319th consecutive day in space _ that taking part in the first all-female spacewalk was the highlight of her mission. She's been living on the International Space Station since March and returns to Earth on Feb. 6, landing in Kazakhstan with two colleagues aboard a Russian capsule. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Pool)
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January 28, 2020 - 9:56 pm
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 The Associated Press on Tuesday — her 319th...
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January 28, 2020 - 3:03 am
PARIS (AP) — Airbus says it has reached potential settlement agreements with financial investigators in the U.S., Britain and France. British and French authorities are investigating alleged fraud and bribery related to Airbus’ use of outside consultants to sell planes. U.S. authorities are also...
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January 27, 2020 - 4:56 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — China is the second-largest arms producer in the world behind the United States but ahead of Russia, a Swedish arms watchdog said Monday. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, or SIPRI, said the research is the most comprehensive picture of Chinese...
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This photo provided by NASA shows the view from NASA's Andrew Morgan's helmet cam as Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano works outside the International Space Station during a spacewalk Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. The astronauts worked to complete repairs to a cosmic ray detector outside the International Space Station. (NASA via AP)
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January 25, 2020 - 1:58 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts plugged a leak in a cosmic ray detector outside the International Space Station on Saturday, completing a series of complex repairs to give the instrument new life. The $2 billion Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer could resume its hunt for elusive...
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In this photo taken on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, Yevgeny Kovalev, one of the Auschwitz concentration camp's survivors, shows the camp's identification number tattooed on his arm, during an interview with the Associated Press at his flat in Moscow, Russia. Kovalev was arrested by the Nazis as a teenager and sent to the Auschwitz death camp is still amazed 75 years later that he survived the ordeal. The 92-year-old was speaking ahead of the 75th anniversary on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 of the camp's liberation in 1945. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
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January 24, 2020 - 2:35 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The 75 years since Yevgeny Kovalev was a teenage prisoner in Auschwitz have been marked by tormented memories and a wonder that he's still alive. “Remembering all that is always like torture for me, can you imagine that? I'm even wondering myself how I could survive those times,” the...
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