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WASHINGTON | US: 2 airstrikes killed 37 al-Shabab militants in Somalia

WASHINGTON  — The U.S. military says it killed a total of 37 Islamic extremists in two airstrikes in Somalia. U.S. Africa Command, which carries out counterterrorism missions in Somalia and elsewhere in Africa, said in a statement Tuesday that both airstrikes were conducted on Monday. It said 27 members of the al-Shabab extremist group were … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US: 2 airstrikes killed 37 al-Shabab militants in Somalia

Mass survey shows Germans are clinging to their cars

BERLIN — Germanys remains a nation of auto lovers, with use of car-sharing services, bikes and public transport on the rise, mainly in large cities. The Transport Ministry released results from a survey of over 150,000 households showing cars accounted for 57 percent of all journeys last year, just 1 percentage point less than in … Continue reading Mass survey shows Germans are clinging to their cars

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | US, Russian astronauts safe after emergency landing

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan— Two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia were safe Thursday after an emergency landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan following the failure of a Russian booster rocket carrying them to the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos’ Alexei Ovchinin lifted off as scheduled at 2:40 p.m. (0840 GMT; 4:40 a.m. … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | US, Russian astronauts safe after emergency landing

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: Astronauts to be flown to Moscow after emergency

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan— The Latest on the failed space launch carrying two astronauts (all times local): 5:20 p.m. NASA says two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia will be flown to Moscow after they made an emergency landing. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos‘ Alexei Ovchinin landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan Thursday following the failure … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: Astronauts to be flown to Moscow after emergency

CLEVELAND | Kipnis hits grand slam in 9th, Indians beat White Sox 4-1

CLEVELAND — Jason Kipnis hit a grand slam with one out in the ninth inning and the Cleveland Indians rallied for a 4-1 win over the Chicago White on Wednesday night. Kipnis hit a 3-2 pitch from Ian Hamilton into the right field seats for his 1,000th career hit and was doused with buckets of … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Kipnis hits grand slam in 9th, Indians beat White Sox 4-1