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NASA Astronaut Shane Kimbrough, Crewmates Launch to Space Station to Continue Research

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) By NASA — Three crew members representing the United States and Russia are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:05 a.m. EDT Wednesday(2:05 p.m. Baikonur time). NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough gives a thumbs-up shortly after launching Oct. 19, 2016, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome…

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FAA Bans All Samsung Galaxy Note7 Phones from Airplanes

WASHINGTON (FNN NEWS) By USDOT – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), today announced it is issuing an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices from air transportation in the United States. Individuals who own or possess…

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Dynamic Communities Reports Record Attendance at Summit 2016

TAMPA, Fla., (FNN NEWS) By Dynamic Communities — Dynamic Communities, the supporting organization behind the Dynamics AX User Group (AXUG), Dynamics CRM User Group (CRMUG), Dynamics GP User Group (GPUG) Dynamics NAV User Group (NAVUG), and the Power BI User Group (PBIUG), announces record attendance at Summit 2016 in Tampa, FL. The User Group Summit kicked off…

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Spirit AeroSystems Delivers Key Components for 500th Boeing 787 Dreamliner

WICHITA, Kan., (FNN NEWS) By Spirit AeroSystems Inc.  — Spirit AeroSystems Inc. (NYSE: SPR) today announced it has successfully delivered key components to Boeing for the 500th 787 Dreamliner. Spirit builds the 787 forward fuselage and engine pylons at its Wichita, Kan., facility and the wing fixed leading edge and wing moveable leading edge in Tulsa, Okla.,…

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Lockheed Martin Conducts First Underwater Unmanned Aircraft Launch from Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

NEWPORT, R.I., (FNN NEWS)  By Lockheed Martin — In a testament to the versatility and adaptability that its unmanned systems bring to complex missions, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) successfully launched Vector Hawk, a small, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), on command from the Marlin MK2 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) during a cross-domain command and control event…

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Registration is Open for Annual Spaceport America Drone Summit in New Mexico November 11-13, 2016

SPACEPORT AMERICA, N.M., (FNN NEWS) By Spaceport America — Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport located in southern New Mexico in the USA has partnered with the New Mexico Filmmakers Give Back, theInternational Cinematographers Guild and the AMA – Academy of Model Aeronautics to bring together drone enthusiasts from across the USA and beyond to…

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32nd Annual NAMM TEC Awards Nominees Showcase the Best in Pro Audio and Sound Production

CARLSBAD, Calif., (FNN NEWS) By The NAMM Foundation — The NAMM Foundation has announced nominees for its 32ndAnnual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards in the categories of Outstanding Technical and Creative Achievement. Stand-up comedian and actor Sinbad will return for his third straight year as host. The NAMM TEC Awards are bestowed annually in celebration of…

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Samsung Recalls Galaxy Note7 Smartphones Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards

WASHINGTON (FNN NEWS) By U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission — Recall Summary Name of Product: Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones sold prior to September 15, 2016 Hazard: The lithium-ion battery in the Galaxy Note7 smartphones can overheat and catch fire, posing a serious burn hazard to consumers. Remedy: Replace, Refund Consumers should immediately stop using and power down the…

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Visit Orlando’s New Mobile App a First for Travelers

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) /via PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The No. 1 most visited destination in the U.S. – known for innovative vacation experiences – unveiled another “first” for visitors today with the beta launch of a destination mobile app that uses WayBlazer’s IBM Watson-enabled technology. The new app taps Watson’s artificial intelligence to understand conversational language…

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Twitter Announces Partnership With Campus Insiders To Livestream College Games

SAN FRANCISCO (FNN SPORTS) — Twitter today announced a new digital media rights partnership with Campus Insiders, highlighted by the live streaming of more than 300 college sports events. “Twitter is the fastest way to see what’s happening in sports,” said Anthony Noto, Twitter’s chief financial officer. “Our partnership with Campus Insiders will bring live streaming video of…

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The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities’…

WASHINGTON, DC -- The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) announced its 2017 HBCU All-Stars at the Annual Summit hosted at the White House on Monday, September 18, 2017. The 62 All-Stars are undergraduate, graduate, and professional students recognized for their outstanding accomplishments. …

Trump’s comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation from league executives and star players alike on Saturday. Wading into thorny issues of race…

AARP Launches Campaign to Root Out Social Media Scams

WASHINGTON (FNN NEWS) -- AARP -- With scams and fraud schemes proliferating on social media, the AARP Fraud Watch Network has launched a campaign to educate Americans about social media hazards and provide information about how they can protect themselves. "Scammers have been using email and telephone calls to target unsuspecting victims for years.  Now, with…

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Orlando City Soccer Falls 3-0 to Portland Timbers

PORTLAND, Ore. (FNN SPORTS) – In the final match of a four-game road trip, Orlando City SC (9-13-8, 35 points) fell, 3-0, to the Portland Timbers (13-10-8, 47 points) on Sunday at Providence Park. “We felt we had to win all of our remaining matches. So I think the chances look really grim,” Lions head coach Jason Kreis said. “But…

Orlando Pride Clinch First-Ever Playoff Berth

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) -- A day after earning a point in its final regular season home game, Orlando Pride’s (10-6-7, 37 points) ticket to the 2017 National Women’s Soccer League postseason has been booked. The Pride’s place in the final four of the table was secured after Seattle Reign FC fell 1-0 against FC Kansas City on Sunday night at Memorial Stadium. With…

“I-4 for Puerto Rico” Hurricane Relief Drive Kicks-Off, Saturday, September…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) -- Randy Ross --  What began as a relief effort for Texas in “I-4 for Texas” 3 weeks ago, morphed into “I-4 for Florida” following hurricane Irma, and is now “I-4 for Puerto Rico.” The donation drive kicks-off Saturday, September 23rd, with multiple drop points for the convenience of donors.  “Our community is stepping up yet again. …

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Discovery Village at the Forum Celebrates Brand New Independent Living…

FORT MYERS, Fla., (FNN NEWS) -- Discovery Village At The Forum, one of the top senior living communities in Southwest Florida, hosted a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on August 2nd to celebrate the completion of the area's newest, and most luxurious, independent living community. Discovery Village at the Forum's new independent living community is owned and operated by award-winning Discovery…

Medicaid cut in GOP health bill worries the nursing home…

Amy Bernard and her brother kept their mother out of a nursing home as long as they could, until Parkinson's and dementia took their toll and she was seriously injured in a fall. Bernard is happy with her mother’s nursing home care, but it comes at a steep price: $7,000 per month, an amount that would…

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