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SpaceX Launches For NASA, No Luck With Rocket Landing At Sea

By Marcia Dunn CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (AP) — The private SpaceX company sent a supply ship soaring flawlessly toward the International Space Station, but the booster rocket ended up in pieces in the Atlantic following a failed attempt to land on a barge. “Close, but no cigar this time,” the company’s billionaire founder, Elon Musk, [...]

Farmer Gives Historic Building New Life In Smith Center

By Tim Unruh SMITH CENTER, Kan. (AP) — When Nathan Jacobs figured out where he wanted to raise his three daughters, it turned out to also be among his favorite places — home with his family, friends and the warmth of a welcoming community. As a bonus, the 33-year-old farmer is helping his hometown and [...]

Singapore Investor Focuses On Rehabbing Indianapolis Homes

By Jeff Swiatek INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) — Clara Tan Lisin is funneling Asian money into Indianapolis to repair dozens of homes in some of the city’s most down-and-out neighborhoods. It’s been a difficult year and a half for Lisin, who heads a Singapore company called CTL Global Holdings. She’s lost $500,000 or so to contractors [...]

Engineering Chair Taps China For Energy Lessons

By Jeff Wiehe FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — It’s one of the fastest-growing industries in the country and frequently produces back-and-forth, myth-vs.-reality arguments between its strongest advocates and foes. And while fossil fuels are not going away anytime soon, the idea that one day we will be using renewable energy as our primary power source [...]

Terre Haute Schools Tout Investment In Technical Education

By Sue Loughlin TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) – The Vigo County School Corp. is a leader in career-technical education in Indiana, district officials say, and many students are pursuing career pathways that will lead to good-paying jobs, if they pursue additional training after high school. But not everyone is aware of what the district’s CTE [...]