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NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

Today at 10:04 p.m.

— John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.

  • Japan minister at shrine honoring war criminals

    A Japanese Cabinet minister on Sunday visited a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead including war criminals, in what has repeatedly caused friction with Japan's neighbors.

  • Hate crime charge in NY attack on Sikh professor

    A man accused of pulling the beard of a Sikh professor before a group of young men who had called the professor "Osama" and a "terrorist" attacked him, has been arrested and charged with a hate crime, police said Saturday.

  • Beijing auto show opens amid market slowdown

    Global and Chinese automakers are looking to the Beijing auto show to help boost sales in a slowing, intensely competitive market.

  • Man detained after threats at LA Times building

    A man suspected of making threatening statements about a shooting and forcing the lockdown of the Los Angeles Times building was being held Saturday for a mental health evaluation, police said.

  • US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

    The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia's buildup of forces near its border with Ukraine and its annexation last month of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.

  • Hometown favorite wants to win Boston, for Boston

    Shalane Flanagan grew up in nearby Marblehead with a reverence for the Boston Marathon and dreamed, like many locals and foreign runners alike, that she would win the race someday.

  • Mayor's menu filled up: 1 day, 24 restaurants

    The mayor of a small town in the Philadelphia suburbs can offer a guarantee to his constituents: He won't be going to bed hungry.

  • AP News in Brief at 10:58 p.m. EDT

    Divers find bodies in sunken ferry as death toll approaches 50; over 250 missing; kin furious

  • Hundreds paddle out for surf icon Hobie Alter

    Hundreds of surfers and rowers have honored Hobie Alter's request by paddling out in the Pacific in his memory.

  • Fox executive fired over Flight 370 charity email

    A veteran Fox executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane's passengers has been fired.

  • Mrs. Obama to appear on May episode of 'Nashville'

    Michelle Obama is going a little bit country.

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