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Private rocket makes it into orbit - Los Angeles Times

By germanifa01 - September 29th, 2008, 3:08, Category: General



An Internet entrepreneur's latest effort to make space launches more affordable paid off Sunday when his commercial rocket, carrying a dummy payload, was lofted into orbit from the South Pacific. It was the fourth attempt by Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, to launch its

AL Central up in air after Twins, White Sox win - CBS Sportsline
The AL Central is still up in the air and the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers are stuck in a game that means everything to one team and very little to the other. The Minnesota Twins? They get to sit back and watch. Minnesota and Chicago each won on what should have been baseball's final regular

Bailout deal faces tough sell in Congress - Detroit News
WASHINGTON -- The House braced for a difficult vote set for today on a $700 billion rescue of the financial industry after a weekend of tense negotiations produced a plan that congressional leaders portrayed as greatly strengthened by new taxpayer safeguards. The 110-page bill, intended to ease a

Bomb hits bus carrying soldiers in Lebanon, 5 dead - Reuters India
TRIPOLI, Lebanon (Reuters) - A suspected car bomb blast ripped through a bus carrying soldiers in northern Lebanon on Monday, killing at least five people and wounding 17, local media reported. Witnesses said the blast occurred in the Buhsas area at the southern entrance to the city of Tripoli

The candidates embrace measure - & take credit - Philadelphia Daily News
WASHINGTON - Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain yesterday gingerly embraced a newly negotiated congressional deal for a $700 billion bailout of the hobbled financial industry. "This is something that all of us will swallow hard and go forward with. The option of doing nothing is simply