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Delta 4 Launches New GPS Satellite Into Orbit

Updated: 02/21/2014 - A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying an upgraded Global Positioning System navigation satellite is poised for launch from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station this evening. Liftoff from complex 37 is targeted for 8:40 p.m. EST (GMT-5), the opening of a 19-minute launch window. Forecasters are predicting an 80 percent chance of good weather.

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Hearing Held On Birmingham Plane Crash

Posted: 02/20/2014 - Federal investigators are holding a hearing today to determine what may have led to last year's fatal UPS plane crash in Birmingham.

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US Biathlon Athlete Gives Up Spot for Twin Sister

Posted: 02/19/2014 - An American athlete from Colorado earned a spot on Team USA's biathlon team, but she gave it all up for a teammate she felt deserved to be at the games even more - her twin sister.

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Do You Love Your Mail?

Posted: 02/19/2014 - Do you love getting mail just as much as you like sending it?

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Fla. Lottery Scratch-Off Games Set New Record

Posted: 02/18/2014 - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Lottery reports that more people bought tickets for its scratch-off games last week than ever before in history.

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Verdict in Florida Again Raises Self-Defense Issue

Posted: 02/16/2014 - JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The verdict in the city of Jacksonville is again raising the issue of self-defense and race in Florida, just seven months after George Zimmerman was acquitted of killing a black teenager, Trayvon Martin, about 125 miles south of here.

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US News: Winter Still Has a Grip on US; Female Pair - Serial Killers?; Union Loses VW Vote in Tenn;

Posted: 02/15/2014 - Another round of heavy snow for New England... Pa. woman admits Craigslist killing in interview - claims to have killed dozens of men... Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga vote against unionizing... Obama signs debt ceiling measure into law... Body found in airplane wheel well at Va.'s Dulles... Army may have `lost focus' on character of soldiers... Calif. water politics complicate Brown's decisions... Calif. wine-grape growers celebrate bumper crop... Push to get young adults to buy health insurance... Scholars: Roosevelt the best first lady, Obama 5th...

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World News: Syria Update: 'Stranded at Sea 1 yr' Story Update: Brazil Dry, Britain Stormy; Greece Quake

Updated: 02/15/2014 - Syria peace talks in doubt... Syrian activist group says 140,000 killed so far... Father of man who died at sea still seeks answers... Ancient dog burial site found in Mexico City... More than 140 Brazilian cities ration water... 2 killed as storms keeping battering Britain... Taliban mark 25th anniversary of Soviet withdrawal... 4.6 magnitude quake hits Greek island...

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Day in History: "U.S." Grant: Castro: Nylon: 1st 911 debuts in Ala

Posted: 02/15/2014 - Today in History - In 1862, the Civil War Battle of Fort Donelson in Tennessee ended as some 12,000 Confederate soldiers surrendered; Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's victory earned him the nickname "Unconditional Surrender Grant." In 1937, Dr. Wallace H. Carothers, a research chemist for Du Pont who'd invented nylon, received a patent for the synthetic fiber. In 1959, Fidel Castro became premier of Cuba a month and a-half after the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista. In 1968, the nation's first 911 emergency telephone system was inaugurated in Haleyville, Ala. In 1969, country singers George Jones and Tammy Wynette were married in Ringgold, Georgia. They had said they were secretly married six months earlier.

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