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NASA to try again to get saucer flying

<b>(CNN) —</b> This one is for the UFO lovers. If all goes according to plan -- after a series of delays -- NASA will test a saucer-shaped craft that could hold the key to a future human mission to Mars.<p>The test flight has been delayed several times by weather at the test site at the U.S. Navy's Pacific …

Space Science

Oklahoma officials say pastor killed by troopers had shoved one to ground

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Monday that a man shot and killed by authorities on a flooded highway grabbed a trooper and shoved him to the ground, offering details of the deadly confrontation for the first time since his family questioned the initial police account of the incident.<p>Nehemiah …

Beijing's ban on indoor smoking begins

The law makes smoking in offices, restaurants, hotels and hospitals illegal, with venues where the ban is flouted liable to fines of up to 10,000 yuan ($1,600).<p>Venues which repeatedly ignore the law could have their licenses revoked, while individuals caught smoking in specified areas could be …

Taliban attack police headquarters in east Afghanistan

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban militants stormed a police headquarters in an Afghan city after a suicide bomb attack at its gate and wounded at least nine policemen, officials said on Monday.<p>The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack on the police compound in the eastern city of …

Extremism