NASA clears Discovery for Monday morning launch

(AP) -- NASA has cleared Discovery for a Monday morning launch to the International Space Station, the last scheduled liftoff in darkness for the soon-to-retire shuttle program.

Air Force to launch robotic winged space plane

(AP) -- After a decade of development, the Air Force this month plans to launch a robotic spacecraft resembling a small space shuttle to conduct technology tests in orbit and then glide home to a California runway.

Apple's iPad goes on sale

(AP) -- Now that the iPad is in the hands of early adopters, the hard work for Apple Inc. begins.

NYC study: 50 native plants disappearing

(AP) -- Oriental Bittersweet was an exotic foreigner still found mostly in East Asia when the New York Botanical Garden planted its first specimen in 1897.

Amazon routes Kindle books to rival iPad

Amazon.com on Friday released an application that lets people read digitized Kindle books on rival iPad tablet computers poised to debut in the United States.