Jeff Bezos company planning human test space flights by 2017

KENT, Wash. (AP) — Private space travel company Blue Origin expects its first test flights with people in 2017, company founder Jeff Bezos said during a tour of the venture's research and development site outside Seattle.

  • Written by DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press

Sanders is surprise victor in Michigan; Trump keeps winning

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Bernie Sanders breathed new life into his longshot White House bid with a crucial win in Michigan's primary Tuesday night, chipping away at Hillary Clinton's dominance in the Democratic presidential race. Republican Donald Trump swept to victory in Michigan, Mississippi and Hawaii, overcoming fierce efforts to blunt his momentum.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press

Database of problem police officers may get test in Ferguson

DALLAS (AP) — In the wake of Michael Brown's death, the federal government wants to require the Ferguson Police Department to check all new hires against a database of officers who have been stripped of their law enforcement licenses for misconduct.

  • Written by NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press

George Martin, guided the Beatles to global fame, dies at 90

LONDON (AP) — George Martin, the Beatles' urbane producer who quietly guided the band's swift, historic transformation from rowdy club act to musical and cultural revolutionaries, has died, his management said Wednesday. He was 90.

  • Written by JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press HILLEL ITALIE, Associated Press