• Survey: Fraud-free elections, free speech, key to democracy

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A survey of U.S. political science professors a month into Donald Trump’s presidency shows that fraud-free elections tops a list of 19 principles as most essential to democracy, as do free speech and a free press.

  • DC-based for decades, Apollo 11 capsule to go on road trip

    CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — The Apollo 11 command module, which traveled more than 950,000 miles to take Americans to the moon and back in 1969, is going on a road trip, leaving the Smithsonian for the first time in more than four decades.

  • 7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life.

  • Russian supply ship launched to International Space Station

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A navigation error forced SpaceX to delay its shipment to the International Space Station on Wednesday, following an otherwise smooth flight from NASA’s historic moon pad.

  • SpaceX launches rocket from NASA’s historic moon pad

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA’s long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the lunar landings nearly a half-century ago.

  • Roaming telescope brings Kenyan kids views of night sky

    MOLO, Kenya (AP) — Thousands of schoolchildren in Kenya are getting a rare opportunity to look at the stars.

  • Finding poison in N. Korea attack may be hardest part

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A paranoid dictator’s estranged brother. Two young female assassins. A crowded international airport. And a mysterious poison that kills within hours.