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Spacewalkers install bird-tracking antenna

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Spacewalking cosmonauts set up an antenna for tracking birds on Earth and sent a series of tiny satellites flying from the International Space Station yesterday.

Russian Sergey Prokopyev used his gloved right hand to fling four research satellites into space.

The first mini satellite safely tumbled away as the space station soared 250 miles above Illinois.

Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Daryl Weathers remembers trying to pull men from the sea off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands after a U.S. Navy destroyer hit a mine left by the Japanese following the only World War II battle fought on North American soil.

The explosion, which ripped the stern off the USS Abner Read, also covered many of the men in oil, which prevented some from being rescued.

Priests molested 1,000 children in Pennsylvania, report says

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after she’d had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the boy’s mouth with holy water. One boy was forced to say confession to the priest who sexually abused him.

Spacecraft now hurtling toward sun

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a NASA spacecraft yesterday hurtled toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its mysteries by getting closer than any object sent before.

If all goes well, the Parker Solar Probe will fly straight through the wispy edges of the sun's corona, or outer atmosphere, in November.