Lisa Karen Walker

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AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. troops in Afghanistan may once again engage Taliban fighters, not just al-Qaida terrorists, under new guidelines quietly approved by President Barack Obama, administration officials say.<p>The armed forces were to limit their operations in Afghanistan to counterterrorism …

Webb Space Telescope promises astronomers new scientific adventures

Inside a very big and very clean room at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., nearly 30 workers dressed in white protective suits, goggles and blue booties cluster around the parts of a time machine.<p>These parts — gold-covered mirrors, tennis-court-size sun shields, delicate …

Airbus seeks patent for 'flying doughnut'

European aircraft manufacturer seeks patent for futuristic plane design that resembles a polo mint<p>Forget the sleek pencil shaped jet airliner, the future is the flying doughnut.<p>Airbus, the company which created the stubby cigar-shaped Airbus A380 superjumbo, has come up with an even more radical …

Aviation

Charles Manson Obtains License to Marry His 26-Year-Old Prison Visitor

Mass murderer Charles Manson has gotten a license to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison.<p>The marriage license, obtained Monday by The …