Aerospace and defense industry

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo U.S. Air Force F-35 A-fighter jets from 31st Test Evaluation Squadron at Edwards AFB fly over Levi's Stadium before an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders in Santa Clara, Calif. Raytheon Co. and United Technologies Corp. are merging in a deal that creates one of the world's largest defense companies. The merger was announced Sunday, June 9, 2019. United Technologies makes engines for Lockheed Marti Corp.'s F-35 stealth fighter. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
June 10, 2019 - 11:25 am
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Raytheon and United Technologies will join to create a massive aerospace and defense company in a sector that is already rapidly consolidating. The combined company, which will count among its portfolio of weaponry the F-35 fighter jet engines, Patriot and Tomahawk missile...
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Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan responds to reporters' questions regarding an incident in the East China Sea where an American guided-missile cruiser and a Russian destroyer came within 165 feet (50 meters) of each other, during a meeting with visiting Greek Defense Minister Evangelos Apostolakis at the Pentagon, Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 07, 2019 - 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Friday told Turkey that it is cutting off Ankara's purchase of F-35 fighter jets if the Turkish government goes ahead with plans to buy a Russian missile defense system, ratcheting up what has been a lengthy, heated dispute between the two NATO allies. In a sharp...
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FILE - This March 25, 2009 photo provided by NASA shows the International Space Station seen from the Space Shuttle Discovery during separation. NASA announced Friday, June 7, 2019 that it will open the International Space Station to private astronauts, with the first visit as early as next year. The round-trip ticket will cost an estimated $58 million. And accommodations aboard the orbiting outpost will run about $35,000 per night, for trips of up to 30 days long. (NASA via AP)
June 07, 2019 - 2:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — You've heard about the International Space Station for years. Want to visit? NASA announced Friday that the orbiting outpost is now open for business to private citizens, with the first visit expected to be as early as next year. There is a catch, though: You'll need to raise your...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2019, file photo, a makeshift memorial rests at the edge of a police cordon in front of a municipal building that was the scene of a shooting in Virginia Beach, Va. The Virginia Beach killing is one of 11 mass workplace killings dating back to 2006 in the U.S., according to a database of mass killings maintained through a partnership between AP, USA Today and Northeastern University. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
June 06, 2019 - 5:39 pm
A postal worker on disability retirement for psychological issues returned to her workplace years later and killed six people. A Connecticut beer delivery worker irate over being forced to resign opened fire as he was being escorted out of the building, killing eight co-workers. Just a week ago, a...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, signs are posted at an entrance to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Richland, Wash.The state of Washington believes the federal government is unlikely to meet legal deadlines for emptying underground tanks holding radioactive waste at Hanford. The state Department of Ecology says it is prepared to take the U.S. Department of Energy back to federal court to get the cleanup back on track. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes, File)
June 05, 2019 - 4:55 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. government on Wednesday will reclassify some of the nation's most dangerous radioactive waste to lower its threat level, outraging critics who say the move would make it cheaper and easier to walk away from cleaning up nuclear weapons production sites in Washington...
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June 05, 2019 - 7:34 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday launched a rocket from a mobile platform at sea for the first time, sending a five commercial satellites and two others containing experimental technology into space. The Long March 11 rocket blasted off from a launch pad aboard a commercial ship in the Yellow Sea...
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Britain's Prince Charles, centre left and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, second left are greeted by US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, outside Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America to the UK, in Regent's Park, for the Return Dinner as part of his state visit to the UK, in London, Tuesday June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
June 04, 2019 - 4:12 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Europe (all times local): 9:09 p.m. President Donald Trump says he doesn't think Meghan Markle is "nasty" — just that the American-born Duchess of Sussex was "nasty about" him. Attempting to clean up a diplomatic spat during his UK state...
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May 30, 2019 - 3:17 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's major projects are busting budgets and schedules like never before. That's the word from a congressional watchdog agency. The U.S. Government Accountability Office reported Thursday that NASA's major projects are more than 27 percent over baseline costs and the...
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President Donald Trump talks with Japanese Emperor Naruhito during a State Banquet at the Imperial Palace, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 27, 2019 - 7:12 pm
TOKYO (AP) — All the pomp and pageantry in the world couldn't paper over the tensions between President Donald Trump and Japan's Shinzo Abe on two of their most pressing issues: North Korea and trade. The president and prime minister tried mightily to minimize their differences during Trump's four-...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2018, file photo, a Vietnamese passenger boat sails past U.S. aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson as it docks in Danang bay, Vietnam. A U.S. sailor has pleaded guilty to espionage and sentenced to three years after admitting he took classified information about a Navy's nuclear-powered warship and planned to give it to a journalist and then defect to Russia officials said Friday, May 24, 2019. Jeff Houston of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service or NCIS said that U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephen Kellogg III wished to publish an expose on waste within the military and admitted he wanted to share the information with Russians. Kellogg, who joined the Navy in 2014 served aboard the USS Carl Vinson from 2016 to 2018. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh, File)
May 24, 2019 - 4:18 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. sailor has pleaded guilty to two counts of espionage and was sentenced to three years after admitting he took classified information about the Navy's nuclear-powered warships and planned to give it to a journalist and then defect to Russia, officials said Friday. U.S. Navy...
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