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  • Concorde crash: US mechanic and Continental guilty, says French court

    Concorde crash: US mechanic and Continental guilty, says French court

    Continental Airlines and an American mechanic were convicted of manslaughter and fined for the 2000 Concorde crash. But none of the French defendants were found guilty.

  • 12 things I learned about pro football history

    Chapter & Verse 12 things I learned about pro football history

    I thought I knew a lot about pro football but "The Ones Who Hit the Hardest" was full of surprises.

  • 4G phones loom, as Verizon tests its new network

    4G phones loom, as Verizon tests its new network

    4G phones? Verizon Wireless to launch 4G service on Sunday. 4G phones are still TBA.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Earth from above

    Europe: Man-made lights highlight particularly developed or populated areas of the Earth's surface, including the seaboards of Europe. Large cities are often located near rivers or oceans so that they can exchange goods cheaply by boat. This image is a composite of hundreds of pictures made by the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP), which currently operates four satellites carrying the Operational Linescan System (OLS) in low-altitude polar orbits.

  • Why US astronauts are celebrating Thanksgiving early

    Three American astronauts will host a Thanksgiving dinner for their three Russian crew mates aboard the International Space Station on Nov. 24 because half of the crew returns to Earth Thursday.

  • Top 5 high-profile captures by Somali pirates

    Top 5 high-profile captures by Somali pirates

    After 388 days as prisoners of Somali pirates, Paul and Rachel Chandler were released Nov. 14. They were among 1,052 hostages taken in 2009, in addition to the 773 hostages taken in the first nine months of 2010, according to a recent report by the International Maritime Bureau. Click through the following slides to read about the Chandlers' ordeal and other high-profile captures.

  • Girls and high school sports: complaints tag laggard schools

    Girls and high school sports: complaints tag laggard schools

    Twelve school districts, ranging from New York to Houston, are cited in civil rights complaints filed Wednesday. They show gaps in the level of female participation in athletics compared with girls' level of enrollment, says the National Women's Law Center.

  • What does China want with south Texas? Hint: cleaner energy know-how

    What does China want with south Texas? Hint: cleaner energy know-how

    Drilling shale to capture oil and gas is a technology that China, which burns a lot of coal, is eager to learn. That's why it's a partner in a south Texas 'fracking' project.

  • Energy's checkered past and elusive future

    Editor's Blog Energy's checkered past and elusive future

    Every energy source is a Faustian bargain. We trade comfort and convenience for deforestation, soot, radioactive waste, oil spills. But perhaps the most unsettling resource we tapped to light our homes was the one that the petroleum age displaced: the slaughter of whales for their oil.

  • Astronauts cast their votes 220 miles above Earth

    Astronauts cast their votes 220 miles above Earth

    Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have had the option to vote for their local county elections from orbit. The ballots are prepared by county officials and beamed up from Mission Control.