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SpaceX Plans to Launch Satellites

Posted On November 11, 2014

(Undated) -- A rocket company wants to provide global access to the internet by launching hundreds of small satellites. Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, says the company is in the early stages of the project, which plans to use a large formation of microsatellites to provide unfettered internet access at low cost. A source…

South Korean Ferry Captain Gets 36 Years

Posted On November 11, 2014

(Gwangju, SK) -- The captain of a capsized South Korean ferry is going to jail for 36 years. The court also gave a 30-year sentence to the ferry's chief engineer, who was found guilty of homicide for not aiding two injured crew members. Over 300 people died when the ferry capsized in April.

No Other Properties Currently Threatened By Lava

Posted On November 11, 2014

(Pahoa, HI) -- Officials on Hawaii's Big Island say after lava claimed its first home, no other properties are threatened for now. The lava has been flowing from the Kilauea volcano since June. It's moving at a rate of three-to-five yards per hour. The family living in the now-lost home was able to move their…

ISIS Commander Death Not Yet Confirmed

Posted On November 11, 2014

(New York, NY) -- U.S. officials won't comment on reports that the commander of ISIS may be dead. Arizona Senator John McCain says even so, the U.S. must have a strategy against ISIS.   Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes says American intelligence has not yet confirmed the status of Abu Bakr…

U.S. And China Reach Breakthrough On Technology Deal

Posted On November 11, 2014

(Beijing) -- U.S. officials are announcing they've reached a breakthrough with China on the International Technology Agreement.   U.S. Trade Representative Mike Froman said in Beijing Tuesday it's the first time since 1996 that an agreement has been reached to get rid of such tariffs. The I-T-A now eliminates more that 200 tariff lines on…