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February 19, 2017

SpaceX rocket launches from NASA’s moon pad

As an extra special treat, SpaceX landed the booster rocket back at Cape Canaveral following liftoff, for only the third time. A minute or two later, the SpaceX Dragon supply ship successfully reached orbit, generating more applause. This is SpaceX’s first launch from Florida since a rocket explosion last summer. …

Iraqi forces launch push to retake western Mosul from ISIS

Change text size for the story BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces have launched an operation to retake the western half of Mosul from the Islamic State group. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of the operation early Sunday morning on state television, saying government forces were moving to “liberate …

Man dies after breaching security at Honolulu airport

Sakahara says one law enforcement officer with the Securitas firm was injured and has been taken to the hospital for treatment. Print this story Tweet The man then became unresponsive. State Transportation Department spokesman Tim Sakahara tells the Star-Advertiser that efforts to revive him were made by the Honolulu Fire …