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4 years 17 hours ago

UK nuclear submarine grounded in accident

LONDON (AP) - Britain's defense ministry says a nuclear-powered submarine has been involved in an accident off the coast of Scotland. Officials confirmed the vessel involved was HMS Astute, one of Britain's fleet of submarines powered by a nuclear reactor. The defense ministry insisted in a statement that...

4 years 5 months ago

Ash clears, London airports reopen

Britain's two major international airports reopened to some flights today after a no-fly zone was imposed because of a dense cloud of drifting volcanic ash from Iceland. And Europe's air traffic management agency says it appears the cloud is beginning to disperse. Britain's National Air Traffic Service says London's...

4 years 5 months ago

Iceland volcano ash grounding flights again

A cloud of abrasive volcanic ash drifting south from Iceland disrupted flights to and from Ireland and Scotland anew on Wednesday. Two airports serving Glasgow, Scotland's second largest city, were closed until at least 0000 GMT, but Edinburgh airport reopened at 1800 GMT. Airspace in Ireland was to start...

5 years 1 month ago

NASA's moon mission grounded by Obama panel

A White House panel of independent space experts says NASA's return-to-the-moon plan just won't fly. The problem is money. The expert panel estimates it would cost about $3 billion a year beyond NASA's current budget. The plan to revisit the moon by 2020 was proposed five years ago by then-President...

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