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NORFOLK, Va. | Startup plans to launch small satellites from Virginia coast

NORFOLK, Va. — A California-based startup has announced big plans to go small as it reaches into space, rocketing satellites the size of loaves of bread into orbit from Virginia. The endeavor reflects increasing demand from companies and governments alike to monitor ships, crops and the weather from space. Rocket Lab said Wednesday it will … Continue reading NORFOLK, Va. | Startup plans to launch small satellites from Virginia coast

WASHINGTON | US envoy for NKorea to hold talks in Russia, France, Belgium

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s envoy for North Korea is traveling to Russia, France and Belgium for talks with counterparts there as the U.S. prepares for a second leadership summit with the North. The State Department says envoy Stephen Biegun will hold “working level” meetings in Moscow, Paris and Brussels. It provided no further details … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US envoy for NKorea to hold talks in Russia, France, Belgium

WASHINGTON | Trump says climate change not a hoax, not sure of its source

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is backing off his claim that climate change is a hoax but says he doesn’t know if it’s manmade and suggests that the climate will “change back again.” In an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday night, Trump said he doesn’t want to put the U.S. at a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says climate change not a hoax, not sure of its source

WASHINGTON | Ex-FBI official says his book has been delayed by FBI review

WASHINGTON — Former FBI acting Director Andrew McCabe says his book has been delayed because of an FBI review and he’s concerned he’s been singled out for what he calls “irregular unfair treatment.” McCabe’s book was scheduled for release Dec. 4. He now says in a statement that it’ll come out in February. McCabe says … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ex-FBI official says his book has been delayed by FBI review

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: NASA says 2 astronauts in good condition

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan— The Latest on the failed space launch carrying two astronauts (all times local): 3:30 p.m. NASA says that two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia are in good condition after an emergency landing following booster rocket failure minutes after the launch. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos’ Alexei Ovchinin lifted off as scheduled … Continue reading BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | The Latest: NASA says 2 astronauts in good condition

NEWARK, N.J. | Brother of ‘The Situation’ gets 2 years in federal tax case

NEWARK, N.J. — The brother of “Jersey Shore” reality TV star Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino has been sentenced to two years in prison for tax fraud. A federal judge pronounced sentence on Marc Sorrentino on Friday. Michael Sorrentino was arrested along with his brother in 2014 and also is scheduled to be sentenced Friday. Both … Continue reading NEWARK, N.J. | Brother of ‘The Situation’ gets 2 years in federal tax case

NEWARK, N.J. | ‘The Situation’ faces sentencing for tax evasion

NEWARK, N.J. — Reality TV star Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino is scheduled to find out whether he’ll be headed to prison or headed home. The cast member of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” pleaded guilty to tax evasion in January and is to be sentenced Friday in Newark. Sorrentino’s attorney is seeking probation, while the government wants … Continue reading NEWARK, N.J. | ‘The Situation’ faces sentencing for tax evasion

NEW YORK | Ex-aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces sentencing for corruption

NEW YORK — A judge is set to decide whether a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo receives leniency or a long prison sentence for his conviction on federal bribery and fraud charges. Joseph Percoco was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in Manhattan federal court by U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni. Prosecutors say he … Continue reading NEW YORK | Ex-aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces sentencing for corruption