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Space-X's Falcon 9 rocket with 10 satellites  launches at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.  The two-stage rocket lifted off  to place 10 satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications Inc.  About nine minutes later, the first stage returned to Earth and landed successfully on a barge in the Pacific Ocean south of Vandenberg.  (Matt Hartman via AP)

SpaceX launches first rocket since explosion in Florida

- Associated Press

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit, marking the company’s first launch since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad more than four months ago.

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Dakota Access company seeks to block pipeline study

- Associated Press

The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a federal judge to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion pipeline's disputed crossing of a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota.

New prescription: Doctor offices that look like Apple stores

- Associated Press

After a relative suffered a heart attack a few years ago, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun got an unsettling look at a health-care system that he diagnosed as an inefficient and outdated mess.

Providence police buying tool to retrieve vehicle data

Associated Press

Providence police are buying a tool that can remove information from data recorders in modern vehicles in order to aid in crash investigations and educate the public about roadway dangers.

FILE - In a Oct. 27, 2007 file photo, former astronaut Neil Armstrong, left, is congratulated by fellow ex-astronaut Gene Cernan following the dedication ceremony of the Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. NASA announced that former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, surrounded by his family. He  was 82. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Gene Cernan, last astronaut to walk on the moon, dies at 82

- Associated Press

Astronaut Gene Cernan traced his only child's initials in the dust of the lunar surface. Then he climbed into the lunar module for the ride home, becoming the last person to walk on the moon.

Spurred by Oso landslide, Washington puts topo maps online

- Associated Press

Washington's Department of Natural Resources is following through with a key safety recommendation that arose in the aftermath of the Oso mudslide, as it starts to post intricate topographical maps online.