Day: February 5, 2018

SpaceX bucks launch tradition in 1st flight of new rocket

SpaceX is bucking decades of launch tradition for the first test flight of its new megarocket. The Falcon Heavy is set to become the world’s most powerful rocket in use today when it blasts off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. None of the usual, no-big-deal-if-it’s-destroyed launch ballast — like steel or concrete slabs, or mundane […]

German Intelligence Accuses North Korean of Smuggling Weapons Through Embassy

German Intelligence Accuses North Korean of Smuggling Weapons Through Embassy © REUTERS/ KCNAEurope23:14 05.02.2018Get short URL101 The director of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has accused North Korea of using their Berlin embassy to acquire and smuggle parts for their missile and nuclear weapons programs. “We determined that procurement activities have been carried out from [the embassy] […]

The Latest: Google spinoff and Uber trade jabs in court

The Latest on the court fight between Google spin-off Waymo and Uber (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Lawyers for Google spin-off Waymo are depicting Uber as a conniving company that relied on stolen trade secrets to catch up in the race to build self-driving cars. Uber’s attorneys are brushing off the allegations as trumped-up claims […]

$300M health system cost to comply with religious rights

A new effort under President Donald Trump to protect the rights of health workers who object to abortions and other procedures will cost the health care system more than $300 million to implement, the government is estimating. Hospitals and other service providers will have to meet new federal requirements for posting notices to employees, drafting […]