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  • new storyThe Latest: Security Council expected to condemn North Korea story has photos
    Updated: Feb-07-16 12:21 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):

  • Storms may brew, but in N. Korea pride over new satellite 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 2:17 am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea - Hours after the rest of the world already knew, North Korea's state media triumphantly announced in a special news bulletin to the nation Sunday it had successfully launched a satellite into orbit, calling it a major milestone in the nation's history and the "greatest gift of loyalty" to the country's young leader, Kim Jong Un.

  • N. Korea praises launch, others see as covert missile test story has photos
    Updated: Feb-06-16 11:13 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland.

  • Analysis: AP bureau chiefs in Koreas on planned launch 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 10:43 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - It's another big, splashy step for the North Korean government: a planned rocket launch the world will see as a banned test of long-range missile technology that comes only weeks after testing what it said was a hydrogen bomb.

  • Obama, Xi discuss NKorea amid signs of rocket launch preps story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 4:45 pm

    WASHINGTON - The presidents of the U.S. and China agreed Friday that a planned rocket launch by North Korea would violate U.N. sanctions, the White House said, amid signs the isolated nation was moving closer to blastoff.

  • Experts say launch won't bring N. Korea much closer to ICBM story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 3:48 am

    TOKYO - Japan has deployed PAC-3 missile batteries in the heart of Tokyo to shoot down any incoming rocket debris. South Korea is reportedly mobilizing two Aegis-equipped destroyers. The U.S. is already gunning to punish Pyongyang for what it says will be a ballistic missile test in the guise of a space launch.

  • Seoul, Tokyo threaten to intercept N. Korean rocket debris story has photos
    Updated: Feb-04-16 4:37 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea and Japan vowed to shoot down any debris that falls on their territories from a long-range rocket that North Korea plans to fire this month, with Seoul saying Thursday that it has detected launch preparations by Pyongyang.

  • North Korea's rocket plans seen as disrespectful of China 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 11:42 pm

    BEIJING - The timing couldn't have appeared worse. North Korea announces it will launch a long-range rocket smack in the middle of a top Chinese envoy's visit to Pyongyang. In diplomatic terms, it was yet another sign of disrespect for North Korea's chief ally.

  • US official says activity detected at NKorean launch site 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 6:38 pm

    WASHINGTON - North Korea may be preparing to launch a rocket or missile, according to a U.S. defense official and expert analysis of commercial satellite imagery published Thursday.

  • Pentagon defends use of Russian engines to launch satellites story has photos
    Updated: Jan-27-16 4:22 pm

    WASHINGTON - Senior Pentagon officials on Wednesday sought to defend the use of Russian-made rocket engines to send U.S. military satellites into space, telling exasperated lawmakers they are moving quickly to end the practice and rely on American-made rockets for the launches.

  • Blue Origin sends reusable rocket up again, safe landing 
    Updated: Jan-23-16 5:51 pm

    VAN HORN, Texas - A private space company completed another successful unmanned rocket launch in West Texas with the same vehicle as November and with a safe landing.

  • Latest: SpaceX: ice buildup may have led rocket to tip over story has photos
    Updated: Jan-18-16 2:09 am

    LOS ANGELES - The latest on the launch of an ocean-monitoring satellite from California (all times local):

  • Support leg breaks as SpaceX rocket lands on ocean barge story has photos
    Updated: Jan-17-16 4:41 pm

    LOS ANGELES - After successfully delivering a U.S.-European ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit, a Space X rocket made a hard landing on a floating barge in the roiling Pacific, breaking a support leg and toppling over Sunday.

  • Cancer 'moonshot' aims to speed fight against No. 2 killer story has photos
    Updated: Jan-14-16 7:21 pm

    WASHINGTON - Harking back to America's triumphant race into space, the Obama administration is launching what it calls a "moonshot" effort to cure cancer.

  • NASA adds 3rd company as space station shipper; shuttle back story has photos
    Updated: Jan-14-16 6:22 pm

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - NASA is adding a third company to its short list of space station suppliers, a Nevada business that will bring back a mini version of the shuttle.