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The weather on Mars, courtesy of new lander

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — And now for the weather on Mars: NASA’s newest lander is offering daily reports on the red planet’s frigid winter. Starting Tuesday, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is posting the highs and lows online , along with wind speed and atmospheric pressure from ...

Perfect popcorn

By America’s test Kitchen Via Associated Press Microwave popcorn is a great idea—in theory. But most packaged options have a long list of unnatural ingredients and don’t taste very good. This fun recipe turns a plain old brown paper bag—the kind you might use to hold your ...

Cheesy nachos are sure to get your party started

By America’s test Kitchen Via Associated Press These nachos are a cinch to make and can turn after-school snack time for a few kids into something of a fiesta. Or double the recipe and use a 13-by-9-inch baking dish, and you’ll have enough nachos to really get the party started! If you ...

Queso dip is best with fresh corn, but frozen’s OK in off-season

By katie workman Associated Press I’ve always loved the saying, “everything in moderation, including moderation.” This is how I think about cooking and eating in general; I usually like to cook and eat pretty healthily, but sometimes I like to just roll around in cream and butter and ...

Trump orders creation of Space Force, but within Air Force

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Pentagon to develop plans to create a new Space Force within the Air Force, accepting less than the full-fledged department he’d wanted. Before signing a document instructing the defense secretary to draft proposed ...

Hiker stuck in quicksand at Utah park feared he would die

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who was stranded for hours in frigid weather with his leg sunk up to the knee in quicksand at a creek in Utah’s Zion National Park said Tuesday that he feared he was would lose his leg and might die because the quicksand’s water was so cold. Ryan Osmun, 34, ...

Police: More than a dozen people rescued from SeaWorld ride

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police say more than a dozen people trapped on a ride at SeaWorld in San Diego have been rescued. San Diego police tell FOX5 News that around six gondolas stopped functioning Monday night after a big gust of wind tripped a circuit breaker on “Bayside Skyride.” ...

Memorial speaks to North Korea’s ties to summit host Vietnam

BAC GIANG, Vietnam (AP) — In a rice field in northern Vietnam, 14 headstones are an enduring symbol of the wartime friendship of Vietnam and North Korea. They mark the original burial ground of North Korean pilots who died while secretly fighting alongside Vietnamese comrades against U.S. Air ...

Approaching storm prompts Philadelphia school closures

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say all public and Roman Catholic schools in Philadelphia will be closed Wednesday with the approach of a winter storm. Philadelphia Public Schools announced the closure decision Tuesday afternoon but said a decision on whether administrative offices will be ...

Man pleads guilty in rape, murder of teen

DOYLESTOWN (AP) — A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty on Tuesday in the rape, murder and dismemberment of a 14-year-old girl, and the victim’s adoptive mother has agreed to plead guilty and serve a life sentence. Jacob Sullivan, 46, pleaded guilty to all charges in the 2016 death of Grace ...