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Virus, unrest highlight AP's pictures of the year in Asia

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The second year of the pandemic was remarkably tumultuous for Asia, which continued to be gripped by terrible losses while seeing widespread social and political unrest and f...

Swaggering Pats stifle Falcons 25-0 for 5th straight victory

ATLANTA (AP) — Led by a defense that is downright nasty, the New England Patriots are suddenly playing with the swagger of their Tom Brady years. Mac Jones threw a 19-yard scoring pa...

Sunrise special: Solar eclipse thrills world's northern tier

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The top of the world got a sunrise special Thursday — a “ring of fire” solar eclipse. This so-called annular eclipse began at the Canadian province of On...

First supermoon of 2021 to appear over Taiwan tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Stargazers in Taiwan will have the rare opportunity to see the first of the only two supermoons of 2021 tonight (April 27), according to the Taipei Astronomical Museum. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2020. There are 346 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 20, 20...

The moon landing was a giant leap for movies, too

NEW YORK (AP) — In 1964, Stanley Kubrick, on the recommendation of the science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, bought a telescope. "He got this Questar and he attached one of his ca...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. People in Pu...

The moon landing was a giant leap for movies, too

NEW YORK (AP) — In 1964, Stanley Kubrick, on the recommendation of the science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, bought a telescope. "He got this Questar and he attached one of his ca...

Partial lunar eclipse to be visible in Taiwan July 17

Taipei (CNA) - Astronomy buffs across Taiwan will be able to see a partial lunar eclipse in the early hours of July 17, with cloudy to clear skies forecast, the Central Weather Bureau said Friday. ...

Space rock left big crater on moon during full lunar eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A space rock left a massive crater on the moon during January's total lunar eclipse. Spanish scientists reported Tuesday the meteoroid hit the moon at 38,...

Taiwan to see partial lunar and solar eclipses in 2019

TAIPEI (CNA) —The two most exciting celestial events in Taiwan this year will be a partial lunar eclipse in July and a partial solar eclipse in December, according to the Taipei Astronomical Mus...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2019. There are 334 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 31, ...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Anti-governm...

Telescopes capture moment of impact during eclipse of moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers managed to capture the moment of an impact during this week's eclipsed moon. Spanish astrophysicist Jose Maria Madiedo of the University of Hu...

Curtain rising Sunday night on total lunar eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The celestial curtain will be rising soon on a lunar extravaganza. Sunday night, the Earth will slide directly between the moon and the sun, creating a to...