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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – The world’s most powerful rocket, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, roared into space through clear blue skies in its debut test flight on Tuesday from a Florida launch site where moon missions once began, in another milestone for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s private rocket service. The 23-story-tall jumbo rocket, carrying a cherry red Tesla Roadster from the ...

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Saudi man in Oklahoma charged with lying about al Qaeda training

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Saudi man who attended flight school in Oklahoma was charged on Tuesday with visa fraud for allegedly having lied about attending an al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan in 2000, the U.S. Justice Department said. A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment against Naif Abdulaziz M. Alfallaj, 34, after his fingerprints turned up on documents ...

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Eli Zabar sues to block eviction from Manhattan food store

NEW YORK (Reuters) – E.A.T. may soon be O.U.T. if Eli Zabar’s landlords successfully evict him from one of his food stores on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, according to a new lawsuit filed on Tuesday. Zabar, one of New York City’s best-known food retailers, is seeking at least $5 million of damages from his landlords, who he said are trying ...

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New York man gets 18 years prison for Islamic State support

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York City man was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to aid Islamic State and assaulting a federal law enforcement officer. Munther Omar Saleh, 22, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Margo Brodie in Brooklyn, according to John Marzulli, a spokesman for federal prosecutors. ...

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SpaceX Falcon heavy rocket blasts off from Florida in debut test fligh

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – A new SpaceX jumbo rocket built to be the world’s most powerful launch vehicle in operation blasted off from Florida on Tuesday in its debut test launch in a milestone for Silicon Valley billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s rocket company. The 23-story tall Falcon Heavy, carrying a cherry red Tesla Roadster automobile into space as a ...

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Former USA gymnastics coach under investigation: Michigan sheriff

(Reuters) – A former coach of the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team, John Geddert, was under investigation, a sheriff in Michigan said on Tuesday, coming on the heels of a sexual abuse scandal surrounding a team doctor. The Eaton County Sheriff’s Office said people have made complaints against John Geddert, without providing details. Geddert was not immediately available for comment. Former ...

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U.S. safety board blames two commuter crashes on sleep disorders

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. investigative agency said on Tuesday that two New York City area commuter train crashes were the result of engineers with undiagnosed sleep disorders. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) criticized the lack of safety systems in both crashes that could have prevented the incidents. The board said two recent crashes had almost identical probable causes. ...

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