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  • Bipartisan effort would create task force to combat metal theft

    Bipartisan effort would create task force to combat metal theft
    SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers for years have been battling ravenous metal thieves, who pull copper wires out of street lights, grab rebar from construction sites, and steal pumps and other costly equipment from farmers' fields. Now, a...
  • Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter switches brains after computer glitch

    Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter switches brains after computer glitch
    NASA’s elderly Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter flipped into “safe mode” on Sunday after an unexpected computing glitch caused the spacecraft to switch from its main computer to its backup. The 8-year-old satellite, which left Earth in...
  • China releases satellite images of possible Malaysia jet crash site

    China releases satellite images of possible Malaysia jet crash site
    A Chinese military agency on Wednesday released satellite imagery of large pieces of debris floating in the South China Sea along the planned flight path of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet with 239 on board, news agencies in Beijing reported. The...
  • Missing Malaysia plane: Satellites picked up 'pings,' source says

    Missing Malaysia plane: Satellites picked up 'pings,' source says
    Satellites picked up faint electronic pulses from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 after it went missing on Saturday, but the signals gave no information about where the stray jet was heading and little else about its fate, two sources close to the...
  • TV Picks: 'Summer Dreams,' 'Billy on the Street,'' 'Live from Space'

    TV Picks: 'Summer Dreams,' 'Billy on the Street,'' 'Live from Space'
    "Summer Dreams" (CBS, Saturday). A vivid, elegantly made, two-hour documentary centering on the NBA Summer League, a 10-day yearly event, held in Orlando, Fla., and Las Vegas, where pro-ball hopefuls and rookies run and dribble, pass and shoot before a...
  • 'Need for Speed' hopes to cruise. Liberty has Sirius change.

    'Need for Speed' hopes to cruise. Liberty has Sirius change.
    After the coffee. Before finding my winter coat. The Skinny: Friday's roundup includes the box-office preview and John Malone's latest financial maneuverings. Also, a look at DreamWorks, which hopes "Need for Speed" can be a hit. I'm out of town this...
  • Satellite firm confirms it received signals from missing Malaysian plane

    While the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has expanded westward amid concerns of foul play, a satellite company confirmed that signals from the plane were registered by its network. British satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat...
  • Dale Gardner dies at 65; spacewalker on first satellite rescue mission

    Dale Gardner dies at 65; spacewalker on first satellite rescue mission
    Wearing a nitrogen-powered jet pack, Dale Gardner stepped from the space shuttle, alone and untethered, 224 miles above Earth. Armed with a 5-foot probe called a stinger, Gardner drifted toward a wayward satellite, the Westar 6, which was spinning...
  • Disney, Dish Network reach truce on ad-skipping AutoHop

    Walt Disney Co. and satellite TV provider Dish Network have signed a new long-term distribution deal that includes an agreement for Dish to disable its controversial ad-skipping feature for ABC network shows. The two companies announced a...
  • Disney-Dish Network pact may alter TV viewing habits

    Walt Disney Co. and satellite TV provider Dish Network's sweeping new agreement could lead to changes in the way consumers watch television. The comprehensive distribution deal, announced late Monday, is expected to become a blueprint on how the...
  • Trice: Already missing 'her voice, her humanity'

    Trice: Already missing 'her voice, her humanity'
    You want to think that when a person has lived a robust life, her death won't sting as much. But on Wednesday when I learned of the great poet Maya Angelou’s passing, that life well-lived didn't make me feel any less heartbroken. One of my first...