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Trump administration launches national security investigation into steel imports

April 20, 2017 |

The Trump administration directed the Commerce Department on Thursday to expedite an investigation into whether the way other countries sell steel compromises U.S. national security.

In a briefing Thursday morning, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the review would consider how much steel the…


L.A. Times – Business

US Launches Missiles at Syrian Air Base

April 7, 2017 |

The United States has attacked a Syrian air base with roughly 60 cruise missiles in response to a chemical weapons attack it blames on President Bashar Assad. US officials say the Tomahawk missiles were fired from two warships in the Mediterranean Sea, targeting a government-controlled air base in Syria, reports…
Newser

North Korea Launches Missile Into Waters off Korean Peninsula

April 5, 2017 |

North Korea launched a medium-range ballistic missile off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula, a day before U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping for the first time.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

North Korea Launches Missile Ahead of US-China Summit

April 5, 2017 |

North Korea may have just moved up the agenda at President Trump’s first meeting with China’s President Xi Jingping: In what as seen as a provocation ahead of the US-China summit later this week, North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile into the sea Wednesday morning in defiance of UN Security…
Newser

Explosion Launches 1.5-Ton Boiler 500 Feet, Killing 3

April 3, 2017 |

A bizarre and deadly accident happened in St. Louis on Monday when a 1.5-ton boiler exploded, killing one person—with the force of the blast then propelling the boiler out of the building and through the roof of another, with equally deadly consequences. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the…
Newser

SpaceX launches first recycled rocket as CEO Elon Musk seeks 1-day turnaround

March 31, 2017 |

SpaceX on Thursday launched and landed a first-stage rocket booster that had previously flown — a milestone that could signal a new era of low-cost space transportation.

The successful launch of the commercial communications satellite on the recycled Falcon 9 rocket could lower launch costs as…


L.A. Times – Business