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San Francisco's last remaining gun store plans to close

San Francisco - San Francisco's last gun store has announced plans to shut down at the end of the month, a victim of what it claims is too much regulation but appears more likely to be increased competition from big-box stores.

'Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation' crushes competition

It was a good weekend for Tom Cruise and "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation." The film not only won, it beat expectations.

EU launches Mediterranean migrant military mission

Luxembourg - EU foreign ministers formally approved Monday the launch of the first phase of a military operation to target people smugglers in the Mediterranean, officials said.

NASA's Messenger spacecraft takes final plunge into Mercury

Cape Canaveral - NASA’s long-trekking Messsenger spacecraft plunged to its destruction April 30 after running out of fuel on its 4,105th orbit of the planet Mercury.

Op-Ed: Old Lagoon uncovered tells of San Francisco's forgotten paradise Special

San Francisco - Last month San Francisco commemorated the 108th anniversary of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire. Yet, few people can imagine what San Francisco was like in its early days as Yerba Buena village or even before that.

We may go to Jupiter by 2025 and find life there

NASA hopes to launch a mission to Jupiter's moon Europa, the solar system's most likely heavenly body to hold alien life, by 2025.

NASA to explore lunar atmosphere with unmanned 'LADEE'

As part of an unmanned mission, NASA is set to send the car-sized Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) to the Moon to learn about it's atmosphere, and how it may be similar to that of other planets in the solar system.

Russia's space creatures back from month long space mission

A Russian capsule carrying mice, lizards and other small animals returned to Earth on Sunday after spending a month in space for what scientists said was the longest experiment of its kind. Half the mice died while all of the gecko's survived.

NASA's NuSTAR mission lifts off to seek out black holes

Pasadena - NASA has launched an X-ray space telescope to study black holes and other hard-to-see objects in our galaxy in more detail.

Video: Space Shuttle Discovery flies final mission

The Space Shuttle Discovery has just made its last flight over the U.S.A on its way to its new home at the National Air and Space Museum.

U.S. students hitch a ride on NASA's Grail mission to the moon

Tours, multi-media events, and education programs for the youth are nothing new for NASA. Science is relevant to the entire world; NASA’s desire to incorporate it into the everyday lives of children and youth from the United States is commendable.

Op-Ed: A short story of one trip Special

Mission - Last long weekend (BC Day) and pretty stable weather prompted me to explore more area on the western side of Stave Lake. The goal was to get to Devils Lake and possibly further until the end of the trail at Florence and Morgan lakes.

Op-Ed: Mission in Libya becomes Obama’s albatross

Washington - As US military operations in Libya have settled into a drawn out war, President Obama will look back on his own Ides of March moment where he announced Libya as his next target, carelessly dooming his chance for a second term in office.

Yemen al-Qaeda branch poses greatest terror threat to West, U.S.

The relatively new branch of al-Qaeda operatives based in Yemen have evolved from Osama bin Laden's ideology of attacking targets of significance in favor of striking whenever and wherever opportunity is present, a media report states.

Will PM Stephen Harper extend Canada's mission in Afghanistan?

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is considering the possibility of extending Canada's role in Afghanistan. If the campaign is extended, Harper would most likely agree to take on a non-combat training role of Afghanistan's soldiers.

NASA planning manned mission to asteroid

NASA scientists are planning to send a manned mission to an asteroid by 2025 in preparation for the Mars Missions. The mission may protect Earth from future collisions with asteroids.

NASA's WISE Mission Releases Stunning Cosmic Images

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) captured magnificent cosmic activities such as the wispy comet, a bursting star-forming cloud, Andromeda galaxy and a faraway cluster of hundreds of galaxies.

NASA Moon Crash Doesn't Yield Water Discovery Yet

Two impacts on the moon's surface in search of water have failed to find evidence of water. The photos and video footage merely displayed a fuzzy bright flash.

Church group heading west to aid flooded communities Special

Pemberton, NJ – A group of 56 volunteers, including 23 from Pemberton, will hit the road tomorrow to help two Midwest communities rebuild after devastating floods last year.

Canadian astronaut lifts off

Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk is on his way into space aboard the International Space Station in a Soyuz rocket today. Also traveling with Thirsk are Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko and European Space Agency astronaut Frank De Winne.

Earth-Like Planet Seeker Kepler Sends Back First Pictures

Star Trek’s “M Class,” or earth-like planet, may no longer be science fiction. A NASA mission is actively “hunting” earth-like planets within our own galaxy.

NASA to launch Kepler mission tomorrow

Are we alone on Earth? Or are there many more Earths like ours, inhabited by humans, or lesser evolved forms? NASA is launching its Kepler mission tomorrow Friday, 6 March, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to muse on these mysteries.

Orthodox primates speak on mission, human unity and respect for creation

The primates of the Orthodox Churches, meeting recently in Istanbul, have called on Orthodox Christians to be active in mission, to promote the unity of the human race, and to care for creation.

The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team Has New Mission; The US

Starting October 1 the 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has a new post, the United States of America. They will be the ones on call to deal with natural or man made emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks.

White House Finally Admits 'Mission Accomplished' Sign Was A Mistake

Five years ago today, President Bush appeared on a Navy aircraft carrier and proclaimed that he had "Major combat operations in Iraq have ended" in Iraq. Now the White House admits the "Mission Accomplished" sign placed behind Bush was a bad idea.

UN Security Council Extends Mission Mandate in Afghanistan

The Security Council today renewed the mandate of the United Nations political mission in Afghanistan and widened its scope to include leading international civilian efforts to provide political outreach, support reconciliation programmes

NASA aims to put man on Mars by 2037

NASA says it aims to put a man on Mars by 2037. This year marks the half-century of the space age ushered in by the October 1957 launch of the Sputnik-1 by the then Soviet Union.

Russia plans manned Moon mission by 2025

Russia plans to a manned mission to the Moon by no later then 2025 and wants to build a permanent base there shortly after, the head of Russian space agency Roskosmos said Friday.

Germany: To the Moon (alice), to the moon?

Although it will only be an unmanned mission, Germany says it will be ready to launch a spacecraft into orbit around the earth's moon by 2013.

U.N. urged to take action on asteroid threat

An asteroid named Apophis, has a 1 in 45,000 chance of striking Earth on April 13, 2036. EVERYBODY PANIC?
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Fire station in Mission  BC  close to Stave Lake.
Fire station in Mission, BC, close to Stave Lake.
NASA astronauts Greg Chamitoff (left) and Michael Fincke (right)  both STS-134 mission specialists  ...
NASA astronauts Greg Chamitoff (left) and Michael Fincke (right), both STS-134 mission specialists, are attired in Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuits
Cover photo of the draft of the Mission Streetscape Plan (2009) provided by the Dept. of Public Work...
Cover photo of the draft of the Mission Streetscape Plan (2009) provided by the Dept. of Public Works, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Dept. of Public Works
Space shuttle Atlantis  bright-white  iconic frame illuminates the darkness as it touches down on th...
Space shuttle Atlantis' bright-white, iconic frame illuminates the darkness as it touches down on the Shuttle Landing Facility's Runway 15 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the final time. Securing the space shuttle fleet's place in history, Atlantis marked the 26th nighttime landing of NASA's Space Shuttle Program and the 78th landing at Kennedy. Main gear touchdown was at 5:57:00 a.m. EDT, followed by nose gear touchdown at 5:57:20 a.m., and wheelstop at 5:57:54 a.m. On board are S
Orchard explains their purpose to you.
Orchard explains their purpose to you.
Orchard with permission
Rising from fire and smoke  NASA s twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission lau...
Rising from fire and smoke, NASA's twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission launches atop a United Launch Alliance Delta 2 Heavy rocket. Leaving from Space Launch Complex 17B on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the spacecraft launched at 9:08:52 EDT Sept.10, 2011.
CREDIT: NASA/Darrell McCall
CLOSEUP: The dwarf planet Pluto as photographed by the LORRI and Ralph instruments aboard the New Ho...
CLOSEUP: The dwarf planet Pluto as photographed by the LORRI and Ralph instruments aboard the New Horizons spacecraft on July 13.
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Abandoned country hutch in northern part of Mission  BC.
Abandoned country hutch in northern part of Mission, BC.
Hatzic Lake (east of Mission) panorama  a composite of six vertical shots stitched in Photoshop.
Hatzic Lake (east of Mission) panorama, a composite of six vertical shots stitched in Photoshop.
FRONTIER: SpaceX s Dragon space capsule approaches the International Space Station on a resupply mis...
FRONTIER: SpaceX's Dragon space capsule approaches the International Space Station on a resupply mission in 2012.
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