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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | Astronaut quits halfway through training, 1st in 50 years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— For the first time in 50 years, an astronaut-in-training is quitting NASA. Astronaut candidate Robb Kulin has resigned halfway through his two years of training at Johnson Space Center in Houston. NASA spokeswoman Brandi Dean said his departure is effective Friday and that he is leaving for personal reasons that the space … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | Astronaut quits halfway through training, 1st in 50 years

ALFRED, Maine | Man run down, 50 years after killing girl in hit-and-run

ALFRED, Maine — A woman with a history of drunken driving convictions drove her car onto a baseball field in Maine during a game, striking and killing a Vietnam War veteran who confessed five years ago to killing a 4-year-old girl in an alcohol-fueled 1968 hit-and-run, police said. Screaming bystanders and ballplayers fled as Carol … Continue reading ALFRED, Maine | Man run down, 50 years after killing girl in hit-and-run

50 years after key Vietnam battles, Mattis seeks closer ties

WASHINGTON/January 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A half-century after the Tet Offensive punctured American hopes of victory in Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is visiting the former enemy in search of a different kind of win. He’s looking for incremental progress as partners in a part of the world that the Pentagon has identified as vital for the … Continue reading 50 years after key Vietnam battles, Mattis seeks closer ties