FORMOSAT-5 carries hope of Taiwan's space technology development

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a member of the team that built FORMOSAT-5, the first remote sensing satellite entirely made in Taiwan, Chen Wei-chun (陳維鈞), director of the Integration &...

UPS adding to electric truck fleet

DETROIT (AP) — UPS says it will soon start using electric delivery trucks that cost the same as conventional diesel- or gas-fueled ones. The company has been developing the trucks wi...

Toyota, Genesis among Consumer Reports' top auto picks

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota has four of the 10 vehicles on Consumer Reports' annual top picks, the most of any brand. The Toyota Corolla and Toyota Camry are the magazine's choice for best...

What's a tax break for car racing doing in the budget deal?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress passed a $1.5 trillion tax cut package just two months ago. Turns out it wasn't enough. Wedged into the new mammoth Senate spending deal is a pack of tax b...

Space sports car now flying toward asteroid belt beyond Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The world's first space sports car is cruising toward the asteroid belt, well beyond Mars. SpaceX chief Elon Musk confirmed the new, more distant route for his...

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___ Stocks rally, wobble, then end lower as turbulence continues NEW YORK (AP) — US stock indexes finish mostly lower after a morning rally faded away. Technology c...

Tesla's losses expected to grow on Model 3 delays

The day after Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk blasted his Tesla Roadster into space, his electric car company's mounting losses are bringing him back to Earth again. Wall Street expec...

SpaceX launches new megarocket with Tesla car on board

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX's new megarocket launched on its first test flight Tuesday from Florida's Kennedy Space Center as thousands jammed surrounding beaches. Some details...

SpaceX launch called 'awesome,' 'monumental,' 'incredible'

Reaction to SpaceX's launch of the most powerful rocket in operation today: ___ "View from SpaceX Launch Control. Apparently there is a car in orbit around Earth."—...

The Latest: SpaceX test flight delayed because of high wind

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on SpaceX rocket launch (all times local): 1 p.m. SpaceX's big new rocket is ready to blast off on its first test flight. But...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. GLOBAL STOCK MARKETS BATTERED Downturn...

Tesla Motors opens new electric charge station in Kaohsiung 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tesla motors has already established a new electric charging station for public use in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The company has plans to expand the number of charging stations t...

Showtime for SpaceX's big new rocket with sports car on top

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It's almost showtime for SpaceX's big new rocket with a cherry-red sports car on top. The Falcon Heavy rocket is poised to blast off Tuesday afternoon fro...

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___ Dow plunges 1,175 points in worst day for stocks since 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market ended a wild day with its biggest drop in six and a half years as t...

SpaceX bucks launch tradition in 1st flight of new rocket

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is bucking decades of launch tradition for the first test flight of its new megarocket. The Falcon Heavy is set to become the world's most powerful...