SPACEX ROCKET LEG BREAKS

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SpaceX says its Fal­con 9 rocket top­pled over upon land­ing on a float­ing ocean barge be­cause one of its sup­port legs didn’t lock as planned.

The Cal­i­for­nia com­pany hopes to re­duce launch costs by reusing rock­ets rather than hav­ing them fall into the ocean.

U.S. em­bassy says Amer­i­cans miss­ing in Iraq

B bagh­dad» The U.S. Em­bassy con­firmed Sun­day that “sev­eral” Amer­i­cans have gone miss­ing in Iraq, af­ter lo­cal me­dia re­ported that three Amer­i­cans had been kid­napped in the Iraqi cap­i­tal.

U.S. Em­bassy spokesman Scott Bolz said, “We are work­ing in full co­op­er­a­tion with Iraqi au­thor­i­ties to lo­cate the miss­ing Amer­i­cans.”

Bolz did not iden­tify the miss­ing Amer­i­cans or say what they were do­ing in Iraq.

State Depart­ment spokesman John Kirby said, “The safety and se­cu­rity of Amer­i­cans abroad is our high­est pri­or­ity.”

No new bird flu in­fec­tions re­ported B

hunt­ing­burg, ind.» No ad­di­tional turkey farms in a south­ern In­di­ana county have tested pos­i­tive for bird flu since an out­break at 10 farms, where nearly 250,000 tur­keys will be killed as a re­sult, au­thor­i­ties said Sun­day.

That 100 farms tested over 24 hours came back neg­a­tive was a sign that con­trol mea­sures ap­pear to be work­ing, said Denise Der­rer, spokes­woman for the In­di­ana State Board of An­i­mal Health.

She called the cur­rent bird flu out­break one of the worst to ever strike In­di­ana, adding it could take sev­eral weeks be­fore it is known for sure that it has been con­tained. The in­fec­tions were re­ported Fri­day and Satur­day.

Baby born in Hawaii first with Zika virus B

honolulu» Health of­fi­cials say a baby born in a Hawaii hos­pi­tal is the first in the United States born with Zika virus.

The U.S. Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Preven­tion said Sun­day it’s also the first in­fant born in the coun­try with mi­cro­cephaly as­so­ci­ated with Zika virus. It’s a birth de­fect where a baby’s head is smaller than ex­pected. Ba­bies with the con­di­tion of­ten have smaller brains that might not have de­vel­oped prop­erly.

The mother likely had the mos­quito-borne virus while liv­ing in Brazil and her new­born ac­quired the in­fec­tion in the womb.

Nei­ther the baby nor the mother is in­fec­tious.

Search for miss­ing Marines con­tin­ues B

honolulu» The on­go­ing search for 12 Marines who are miss­ing af­ter two he­li­copters crashed off Hawaii en­tered the third day with no plans Sun­day morn­ing to call off or sus­pend the mas­sive ef­fort, the Coast Guard said.

Res­cuers have been

Peo­ple walk along a street cov­ered with snow as they head to a sub­way sta­tion in Tokyo on Sun­day. Tokyo had its first snow of the sea­son amid cold tem­per­a­tures, with snow­fall reach­ing six cen­time­ters (2.4 inches) in down­town ar­eas. Kazuhiro Nogi, Getty Im­ages

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