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US spy satellite launched into orbit from California

A classified satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office has launched into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy rocket
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In this photo released by United Launch Alliance, a classified satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office is launched into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy rocket on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California's Santa Barbara County. It was the last launch of a Delta 4 from the West Coast. (United Launch Alliance via AP)
September 24

Artemis I launch attempt scrubbed as possible hurricane looms

It comes after two previous launch attempts were delayed.
September 24
The NASA moon rocket for the Artemis mission stands on Pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center, on Sept. 21, 2022.
September 24

NASA delays moon rocket launch due to potential hurricane

NASA is skipping next week's launch attempt of its new moon rocket because of a tropical storm that's expected to become a major hurricane
September 24
FILE - The NASA moon rocket stands on Pad 39B before a launch attempt for the Artemis 1 mission to orbit the moon at the Kennedy Space Center, Friday, Sept. 2, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. On Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, a storm in the Caribbean is threatening to delay NASA's third attempt to launch the rocket. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
September 23

Fight to end virus pandemic takes place on UN's sidelines

While the coronavirus pandemic was not the main focus of the U.N. General Assembly, the conversations were still happening on the sidelines
September 23
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the 77th session of the General Assembly at U.N. headquarters Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 23

Artemis I launch attempt set for Tuesday, possible hurricane could delay plans

Tropical Depression Nine heads towards Florida and may make landfall as a major hurricane next week.
September 23
Tropical Depression Nine heads towards Florida and may make landfall as a major hurricane next week.
September 23

Afraid and anxious, young protesters demand climate action

Young activists have staged a coordinated “global climate strike” to highlight their fears about the effects of global warming and demand more aid for poor countries hit by wild weather
September 23
Environmental activists hold up posters read " we are worried about the climate crisis " during a protest calling for the government to take immediate action against climate change in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
September 23

Approaching storm may delay launch try for NASA moon rocket

NASA's new moon rocket could face more launch delays, this time by tropical weather
September 23
FILE - The NASA moon rocket stands on Pad 39B before a launch attempt for the Artemis 1 mission to orbit the moon at the Kennedy Space Center, Friday, Sept. 2, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. On Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, a storm in the Caribbean is threatening to delay NASA's third attempt to launch the rocket. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
September 23

Tesla recalls 1 million vehicles

Windows on affected Tesla vehicles may cause bodily injury when automatically closing, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, cautioned.
September 23
VIDEO:  Tesla recalls 1 million vehicles
September 23

2 more whales die in Australia as stranding deaths reach 200

Two more whales have died in Australia after a handful that had been refloated a day earlier stranded themselves again
September 23
September 22

Tonga volcano blast was unusual, could even warm the Earth

Scientists are still trying to understand the effects of the Tongan volcano eruption earlier this year
September 22
September 22

Why is a NASA spacecraft crashing into an asteroid?

A NASA spacecraft is about to clobber a small, harmless asteroid millions of miles away
September 22
This illustration made available by Johns Hopkins APL and NASA depicts NASA's DART probe, foreground right, and Italian Space Agency's (ASI) LICIACube, bottom right, at the Didymos system before impact with the asteroid Dimorphos, left. DART is expected to zero in on the asteroid Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, intent on slamming it head-on at 14,000 mph. The impact should be just enough to nudge the asteroid into a slightly tighter orbit around its companion space rock. (Steve Gribben/Johns Hopkins APL/NASA via AP)
September 22

Why Puerto Rico's power grid is struggling 5 years after Hurricane Maria

Days after Hurricane Fiona, power had not been restored for most people.
September 22
People walk on a street with power lines downed by the passing of Hurricane Fiona in Penuelas, Puerto Rico, Sept. 19, 2022.
September 22

6.8 magnitude earthquake shakes Mexico, no damage known yet

A powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake has struck Mexico, causing at least two deaths, damaging buildings and setting off landslides
September 22
Soldiers walk on a damaged road, a day after an earthquake near Chinicuila, Michoacan state, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. A magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook Mexico’s central Pacific coast on Monday, centered 37 kilometers (23 miles) southeast of Aquila near the boundary of Colima and Michoacan states and at a depth of 15.1 kilometers (9.4 miles). (AP Photo/Armando Solis)
September 22

Gates Foundation prods UN, honors inspiration as Goalkeepers

Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates combined characteristic optimism with sobering questions about persistent gender inequality and hunger at an event the Gateses’ foundation convened on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly
September 22
FILE - Climate activist Vanessa Nakate of Uganda poses for a portrait in New York outside the United Nations headquarters, Sept. 14, 2022. Nakate was a recipient of a Goalkeepers Global Goals Award given by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. The awards recognize the work of four people whose work has helped make progress toward the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. (AP Photo/Robert Bumsted, FILE)
September 22

Saudi Arabia plans to send female astronaut to space in 2023

Saudi Arabia plans to launch a training program with the goal of sending its own astronauts, including a woman, into space next year
September 22
FILE - Saudi Arabia's Prince Sultan bin Salman talks at the Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates about his 1985 experience as the first Arab and Muslim to travel to space aboard NASA's Discovery shuttle, March 8, 2016. Saudi Arabia announced Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, plans to launch a training program with the goal of sending its own astronauts, including a woman, into space next year. The kingdom is actively promoting science and technology as part of its wide-ranging Vision 2030 plan to overhaul its economy and reduce its dependency on oil. (AP Photo/Aya Batrawy, File)
September 22

32 pilot whales rescued out of 230 stranded in Australia

Wildlife experts have rescued 32 of 230 whales that were found stranded on the wild and remote west coast of Australia’s island state of Tasmania
September 22
Rescuers attempt to move a stranded whale to open water at Macquarie Harbour on the west coast of Tasmania of Australia, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. A day after 230 whales were found stranded on the wild and remote west coast of Australia's island state of Tasmania, only 35 were still alive despite rescue efforts that were to continue Thursday. (Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania via AP)
September 22

2 tech giants plan to cut staff, report says

Google and Meta plan to cut costs by reducing staff, the Wall Street Journal reported.
September 22
VIDEO:  2 tech giants plan to cut staff, report says
September 22

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has caused buildings to sway in Mexico’s capital

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has caused buildings to sway in Mexico’s capital
September 22
September 21

Climate Migration: Indian kids find hope in a new language

A flood in 2019 in an Indian state started eight-year-old Jerifa, her brother Raju, 12, and their parents on a journey that led the family from their Himalayan village to a poor neighborhood in Bengaluru
September 21
September 21

Some 230 whales beached in Tasmania; rescue efforts underway

A day after 230 whales were found stranded on the wild and remote west coast of Australia’s island state of Tasmania, only 35 are still alive despite rescue efforts that were to continue Thursday
September 21
This photo released by Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania, shows whales stranded on Ocean Beach at Macquarie Harbour on the west coast of Tasmania of Australia, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. (Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania via AP)
September 21

GLIMPSES: Zelenskyy calls out opponents of his video address

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivered the lone video speech at the U.N. General Assembly
September 21
September 21

Space station gets 3 new residents after Russian launch

The International Space Station is welcoming three new residents following a smooth Russian launch
September 21
The Soyuz-2.1a rocket booster with Soyuz MS-22 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. The Russian rocket carries NASA astronaut Frank Rubio, Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
September 21

NASA fuels moon rocket in test, hit again with pesky leaks

NASA's new moon rocket sprouted more fuel leaks in a test ahead of a possible launch attempt next week
September 21
FILE - The NASA moon rocket as stands on Pad 39B for the Artemis 1 mission to orbit the Moon at the Kennedy Space Center, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA is fueling its moon rocket in a leak test ahead of a launch attempt as early as next week. Wednesday, Sept. 21 demo will determine whether the 322-foot rocket is ready for its first test flight, a lunar-orbiting mission with mannequins in lieu of astronauts. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
September 21

Webb telescope captures Neptune's rings in new images

The telescope also captured seven of Neptune's 14 moons.
September 21
The rings of Neptune and a series of bright spots in the southern hemisphere of the planet that represent high-altitude methane-ice clouds are visible in an image taken by the James Webb Space Telescope and released by NASA on Sept. 21, 2022.
September 21

Neptune and rings shine in photos from new space telescope

NASA has released new glamour shots of Neptune, and the planet and its rings haven’t looked this good in decades
September 21
This composite image provided by NASA on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, shows three side-by-side images of Neptune. From left, a photo of Neptune taken by Voyager 2 in 1989, Hubble in 2021, and Webb in 2022. In visible light, Neptune appears blue due to small amounts of methane gas in its atmosphere. Webb’s Near-Infrared Camera instead observed Neptune at near-infrared wavelengths, where Neptune resembles a pearl with thin, concentric oval rings. (NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI via AP)
September 21

Security breach at American Airlines

The company says hackers obtained personal customer data and employee information.
September 21
VIDEO:  Security breach at American Airlines
September 20

FTC reviewing Amazon's $1.7 billion deal to buy iRobot

Both Amazon and iRobot said they would cooperate.
September 20
FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, photo, an iRobot Roomba vacuum, left, and Braava Jet floor cleaner are displayed at the company's headquarters in Bedford, Mass. The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Amazon’s $1.7 billion acquisition of iRobot. In a regulatory filing Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, iRobot said both it and Amazon received a request for additional information in connection with an FTC review of the merger. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
September 20

NTSB wants all new vehicles to check drivers for alcohol use

The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that all new vehicles in the U.S. be equipped with blood alcohol monitoring systems that can stop an intoxicated person from driving
September 20
September 20

What to know about the redesigned ABC News app

The app features a new video player and "dark mode," ABC News said.
September 20
New ABC News app interface.
September 20

New York City subway trains getting security cameras

Security cameras, which are already ubiquitous on New York’s streets, will soon be installed in all of the city’s nearly 6,400 subway cars as officials work to rebuild riders’ faith in the system’s safety
September 20
FILE - A video surveillance camera hangs from the ceiling above a subway platform, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. All subway cars in New York will soon be equipped with security cameras in an effort to keep riders safe and solve crimes happening in train stations, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday, Sept. 20. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit received about $5.5 million in state and federal funding for purchasing and installing cameras on about 6,355 subway cars. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 20

Hertz to order up to 175K GM electric vehicles over 5 years

Hertz plans to order up to 175,000 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and BrightDrop electric vehicles from General Motors over the next five years
September 20
This May 23, 2020, photo shows rental vehicles parked outside a closed Hertz car rental office in south Denver. Rental car company Hertz plans to order up to 175,000 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and BrightDrop electric vehicles from General Motors over the next five years. The deal includes electric vehicle deliveries through 2027 and will span a variety of vehicles such as SUVs, pickups and luxury automobiles. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)
September 20

Since 1985, 3 major quakes on same day; scientists wonder why

Three earthquakes have struck Mexico on Sept. 19 -- in 1985, 2017 and now 2022.
September 20
A resident walks through a street cordoned off amid debris from the previous day's earthquake in Coalcoman, Michoacan state, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. The magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook Mexico’s central Pacific coast on Monday, killing at least one person. (AP Photo/Armando Solis)
September 20

Mexico's earthquake coincidence drives anxiety for many

The parents of children killed when a school collapsed during Mexico’s 2017 earthquake were celebrating a Mass in their memory, And then the ground began to shake again, as people cried out: “No, not again
September 20
A resident walks through a street cordoned off amid debris from the previous day's earthquake in Coalcoman, Michoacan state, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. The magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook Mexico’s central Pacific coast on Monday, killing at least one person. (AP Photo/Armando Solis)
September 20

Hackers accessed data on some American Airlines customers

Hackers gained access to personal information of some customers and employees at American Airlines
September 20
FILE - Two American Airlines Boeing 737s are shown at the gate, Thursday, July 7, 2022, at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Hackers gained access to personal information of some customers and employees at American Airlines. The airline said Tuesday, Sept. 20, that information on a “very small number” of people was compromised after a phishing attack that breached some employee email accounts. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
September 20

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The top 10 apps on the Apple Store for week ending 9/18/2022
September 20
September 20

Potential issues with Apple’s new iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max

Some users say they are experiencing buzzing and shaking when using camera apps.
September 20
VIDEO:  Potential issues with Apple’s new iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max
September 19

S. Korea requests Interpol's help in Terraform Labs probe

South Korean prosecutors have asked Interpol to issue a fugitive alert for the founder of Terraform Labs as they investigate a $40 billion crash of the firm’s cryptocurrency that devastated retail investors around the world
September 19
FILE - A screen, right, showing the falling values of the Luna is seen at a cryptocurrency exchange in Seoul, South Korea, May 27 2022. South Korean prosecutors have asked Interpol, Monday, Sept. 20, 2022, to issue a fugitive alert for the founder of Terraform Labs as they investigate a $40 billion crash of the firm’s cryptocurrency that devastated retail investors around the world. (Ryu Hyo-lim/Yonhap via AP, File)
September 19

Stolen Grand Theft Auto footage dumped online in hack

Video game producer Rockstar Games says early development footage from the next version of its popular title Grand Theft Auto was stolen in the hack of its network
September 19
FILE - A "Grand Theft Auto V" billboard is displayed at Figueroa Hotel on Sept. 10, 2013, in Los Angeles. Video game producer Rockstar Games said Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, that early development footage from the next version of its popular title Grand Theft Auto was stolen in the hack of its network. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
September 19

NASA Mars lander captures strikes by 4 incoming space rocks

A NASA lander on Mars has captured the vibrations and sounds of four meteoroids striking the planet's surface
September 19
This undated photo released by NASA shows craters that were formed by a Sept. 5, 2021, meteoroid impact on Mars, the first to be detected by NASA’s InSight. Taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, this enhanced-color image highlights the dust and soil disturbed by the impact in blue in order to make details more visible to the human eye. NASA lander on Mars has captured the vibrations and sounds of four meteorites striking the planet's surface. Scientists reported Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, that Mars InSight detected seismic and acoustic waves from a series of impacts in 2020 and 2021. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona via AP)
September 19

United Arab Emirates to launch first lunar rover in November

The United Arab Emirates will launch its first lunar rover in November
September 19
FILE - In this photo made available from the twitter account of UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai, Emirati officials brief Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum about a possible moon mission, Sept. 29, 2020, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The UAE will launch its first lunar rover in November 2022, the mission manager Hamad Al Marzooqi said Monday. Al Marzooqi told The National, a state-linked newspaper, that the “Rashid” rover, named for Dubai's ruling family, would be launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida sometime between Nov. 9 and Nov. 15. (Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Twitter account via AP, File)
September 19

Valery Polyakov, took longest single trip to space, dies

The Soviet cosmonaut set the record for the longest single spaceflight.
September 19
FILE - Valery V. Polyakov, the cosmonaut who set a world record for spending time in space on the MIR space station from Jan. 8, 1994, to March 22, 1995, enjoys a visit to the Philopappos Hill in Athens, with the ancient Parthenon in the background, on Oct. 16, 1995. Polyakov has died at age 80, Russia's space agency announced Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Aris Saris, File)
September 17

Chinese astronauts go on spacewalk from new station

Two Chinese astronauts have completed a spacewalk from a new space station that is due to be completed later this year
September 17
In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a screen at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing shows Chinese astronaut Cai Xuzhe conducting extravehicular activities, also known as a spacewalk, around the space station lab module Wentian, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. (Guo Zhongzheng/Xinhua via AP)
September 17

Serious breach at Uber spotlights hacker social deception

The ride-hailing service Uber says all its services are operational following what security professionals are calling a major data breach
September 17
FILE - An Uber sign is displayed at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. Uber said Thursday, Sept. 15, that it reached out to law enforcement after a hacker apparently breached its network. A security engineer said the intruder provided evidence of obtaining access to crucial systems at the ride-hailing service. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
September 17

Court rules in favor of Texas law on social media regulation

A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of a Texas law targeting major social media companies like Facebook and Twitter
September 17
FILE - This combination of photos shows logos for social media platforms Facebook and Twitter. A federal appeals court on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, ruled in favor of a Texas law targeting major social media companies like Facebook and Twitter in a victory for Republicans who accuse the platforms of censoring conservative speech. (AP Photo/File)
September 17

Cheetahs make a comeback in India after 70 years

Seven decades after cheetahs died out in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released eight cats that were transported from Namibia to their new home: a national park in the heart of India
September 17
A cheetah lies inside a transport cage at the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in Otjiwarongo, Namibia, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. The CCF will travel to India this week to deliver eight wild cheetahs to the Kuno National Park in India. (AP Photo/Dirk Heinrich)
September 16

Women rideshare drivers facing sexual assault and harassment

ABC News' Kyra Phillips reports on how female Lyft and Uber drivers are facing harassment and assault from passengers and how the apps are responding.
September 16
VIDEO: Women rideshare drivers facing sexual assault and harassment
September 16

First Latina astronaut inspires the next generation in new book

ABC News' Linsey Davis spoke with the first Latina astronaut, Dr. Ellen Ochoa, about her bilingual children's book "Dr. Ochoa's Stellar World: We Are All Scientists."
September 16
VIDEO: First Latina astronaut inspires the next generation in new book
September 16

Uber expands electric car service to 25 North American markets

Upscale vehicle options now include Teslas and the Ford Mustang Mach-E.
September 16
VIDEO:  Uber expands electric car service to 25 North American markets
September 16

Warming, other factors worsened Pakistan floods, study finds

A new study says human-caused climate change juiced the rainfall that triggered Pakistan's floods by up to 50%
September 16
September 16

Hacker claims to breach Uber, security researcher says

Uber says it has reached out to law enforcement after the apparent breach of its network
September 16
FILE - An Uber sign is displayed at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. Uber said Thursday, Sept. 15, that it reached out to law enforcement after a hacker apparently breached its network. A security engineer said the intruder provided evidence of obtaining access to crucial systems at the ride-hailing service. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)