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Boeing blames incomplete testing for astronaut capsule woes

February 28, 2020, 11:01pm Nation & World

Boeing acknowledged Friday it failed to conduct full and adequate software tests before the botched space debut of its astronaut capsule late last year. Read story

Ruling that blocks sending migrants to Mexico suspended

February 28, 2020, 10:59pm Nation & World

A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel voted unanimously Friday to suspend an order it issued earlier in the day to block a central pillar of the Trump administration’s… Read story

The astronomical difference a Leap Day makes: We’ll have earliest spring since 1896

February 28, 2020, 9:49pm Nation & World

The birds have been chirpier than normal for a February, the snow drops and daffodils are showing no fear, and when was the last time you saw salt brine on a road near you? Read story

Census hiccups in Alaska may offer preview for rest of U.S.

February 28, 2020, 9:47pm Nation & World

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — More than a month into the start of the 2020 census in rural Alaska, some workers going door to door have grown frustrated by not knowing when they will get their next assignments. Others have bought gear to protect against the brutal cold only to find out they’re not getting paid back. And a smartphone app to log hours worked is difficult to use in the field,… Read story

Brewery gunman accused of punching woman, gun crime in 90s

February 28, 2020, 8:08pm Nation & World

MILWAUKEE — The man police say killed five co-workers at one of the nation’s largest breweries before killing himself was accused of pointing a gun at an SUV and punching a woman in the face in the early 1990s, court documents show. Read story

Wayfaring sea turtles survived cold; now pneumonia threatens

February 28, 2020, 6:45pm Nation & World

WEST ORANGE, N.J. — A dozen sea turtles that nearly froze when they were too far north last fall as water temperatures abruptly plunged in New Jersey survived that ordeal but remain threatened by the pneumonia most of them developed afterward. Read story

Parents slam Serbia bill in chilling ‘missing babies’ cases

February 28, 2020, 4:30pm Nation & World

BELGRADE, Serbia — Mirjana Novokmet does not believe that a special law that is set for approval in the Serbian parliament will help uncover what happened to her first child back in 1978. Read story

Used to giving orders, Kansas abortion foes can’t cut a deal

February 28, 2020, 2:45pm Nation & World

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Abortion opponents who've become used to giving orders to Kansas lawmakers on the exact wording of new restrictions are stymied now that they face compromising to get a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the state constitution on the ballot. Read story

Court temporarily halts Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

February 28, 2020, 1:57pm Latest News

SAN DIEGO — Dealing a significant blow to a signature Trump administration immigration policy, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that the government can no longer make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through the U.S. immigration courts. Read story

Northern California city at epicenter of coronavirus mystery

February 28, 2020, 12:45pm Nation & World

VACAVILLE, Calif. — Residents of a Northern California community are at the epicenter of what officials are calling a turning point in the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus, as investigators try to retrace the steps of a hospitalized woman they believe to be the first in the U.S. to be infected without traveling internationally or being in close contact with anyone who had it. Read story