The company's Falcon 9 booster lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., carrying the satellite into a geostationary orbit.
AM radio was what folks used to gather around to listen to soap operas, big bands and live drama. Later, it's where baby boomers heard the Beatles. Now, it's largely the province of news and talk — and often hard to hear because of interference. The FCC is proposing some changes it hopes will make the AM band relevant again.
The bill would cut benefits and push back the retirement age for younger workers in an effort to close a $100 billion shortfall. The governor has said he will sign it, but the state's public employee unions bitterly oppose it.
In terms of enacting laws, the current Congress is on course to be the least productive in modern times. Some House members think the lack of legislative activity is a positive development.