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CBS NEWS Coverage of Breaking Space News: Update: Updated at 06:20 PM EDT, 04/30/11: Thermostats fail to respond in initial low-temperature tests; more troubleshooting planned

-- Posted at 03:24 PM EDT, 04/30/11: Engineers troubleshoot electrical glitch -- Updated at 06:20 PM EDT, 04/30/11: Thermostats fail to respond in initial low-temperature tests; more troubleshooting planned By WILLIAM HARWOOD CBS News KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL--Engineers troubleshooting an electrical glitch that grounded the shuttle Endeavour Friday have verified that a cockpit fuse panel is working normally, officials said Saturday, indicating the problem likely is either an open circuit in a hydraulic system fuel line heater thermostat or trouble inside an avionics box in the shuttle's aft engine compartment. Initial thermostat tests were consistent with a problem in the avionics box, but engineers could not immediately rule out a connector problem or some other wiring issue elsewhere in the system. If the problem can be isolated to an open circuit in a suspect thermostat, a replacement possibly could be installed in time to support a second launch attempt Mond

CBS NEWS Coverage of Breaking Space News: 03:40 PM EDT, 04/30/11: Shuttle engineers troubleshoot electrical glitch

03:40 PM EDT, 04/30/11: Shuttle engineers troubleshoot electrical glitch By WILLIAM HARWOOD CBS News Engineers troubleshooting an electrical glitch that grounded the shuttle Endeavour Friday have verified that a cockpit fuse panel is working normally, officials said Saturday, indicating the problem likely is either an open circuit in a hydraulic system fuel line heater thermostat or a controller assembly in the shuttle's aft engine compartment. If the problem can be isolated to an open circuit in a suspect thermostat, a replacement likely could be installed in time to support a second launch attempt Monday, at 2:34:00 p.m. EDT (GMT-4). If the problem is traced to the aft load control assembly -- ALC-2 -- avionics box that routes power to the heaters, launch likely would be delayed until at least May 8, after the planned May 6 launch of an Atlas rocket carrying an Air Force missile early warning satellite. And that assumes the problem can be traced to a fault in A

MarketWatch | Weekly Roundup: The week's Top 10 Videos.

Weekly Roundup APRIL 30, 2011 The week's top 10 videos on MarketWatch By MarketWatch In case you missed them here are the most popular videos that appeared on MarketWatch for the week of April 25-29: IMF sees China topping U.S. in 2016 According to the latest IMF official forecasts, China's economy will surpass that of America in real terms in 2016 - just five years from now. Brett Arends looks at the implications for the U.S. dollar and the treasury market.   Watch Video Report. The near-mythical white iPhone Analysts are paid to parse, reparse and revel in every incremental detail of all things Apple. So of course, they're talking about the near-mythical white iPhone. Here's what they have to say, Matt Phillips tells digits.   Watch Video Report. Silver prices: too hot to rationalize buying Silver's "almost vertical ascent" is just one of many signals suggesting the metal's rally is reaching a top, says Ri

NYT Today's Headlines: Top News | Quotation of The Day | U.S.| Opinion | World | U.S. Politics | Business | Technology | Sports | Arts | New York Region | Editorials | OP - ED | On This Day

Today's Headlines April 30, 2011 TOP NEWS U.S. Moves Cautiously Against Syrian Leaders By MARK LANDLER The divergent American responses to the crises in Libya and Syria illustrate the starkly different calculations that the United States faces in these countries. Parties Seeking to Blame Each Other's Policies for Gas Prices By JOHN M. BRODER Democrats and Republicans are hoping to capitalize on growing public ire when Congress returns next week to a flaring brawl over oil profits and tax breaks. Groups Form to Aid Democrats With Anonymous Money By JIM RUTENBERG An outside effort to help President Obama and Congressional Democrats will use the very sort of anonymous, unlimited donations that the president has so deplored. • NYTimes.com Home Page » QUOTATION OF THE DAY "I am a royalist for the day." KATHY GUNN, 54, watching the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on a screen at a London cafe.

The WashingtonPost Today's Headlines: Today's Highlights | Politics | Style | Sports | World | Live Discussions | Business

TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS ‘I’ve never seen devastation like this’ President Obama visited storm-battered Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Friday and promised federal assistance. (By Stephanie McCrummen, Perry Bacon Jr. and Michael E. Ruane) U.S. freezes Syrian intelligence assets The measures come amid reports of dozens more deaths across the country as Syrians rallied in several cities on “Day of Rage.” (By Joby Warrick and Liz Sly) A new era in the monarchy, sealed with a kiss Thirty years after the weeding of Charles and Diana, their son Prince William and his new bride made their own bit of history. (By Anthony Faiola) Pentagon reports ‘tangible progress’ in Afghanistan The Pentagon painted a guardedly optimistic picture Friday of the war in Afghanistan in a new report. (By Craig Whitlock) Endeavour launch delayed NASA officials on Friday scrubbed the planned launch of the space shuttle Endeavour for at least 72 hours because of mechanical problems. (By Man

NYT: ALERT FGC BOLSA - FGC FINANCIAL MARKETS : Foreign Exchange Swaps to Be Exempt From New Rules

Alert Name: FGC BOLSA - FGC FINA April 30, 2011  BUSINESS DAY Foreign Exchange Swaps to Be Exempt From New Rules By REUTERS (NYT) The Treasury Department said that forcing these derivatives through clearinghouses and onto exchanges was not necessary because of existing procedures in the foreign exchange market. More Articles On This Topic »

The Economist: Selected New Articles: Babbage | Banyan | Democracy in America | Free Exchange | Clausewitz | Prospero | Auidio | Daily Chart | Online Debate

Babbage looks at the spy in your pocket Banyan says China is likely to be the first country to grow old before it gets rich Democracy in America defends liberals who argue against market-based health-care reform Free exchange wonders if the Federal Reserve is willing to tolerate some inflation Clausewitz parses the changes in Barack Obama's national-security team Prospero talks with Mark Rylance, star of the play "Jerusalam" Audio: We discuss what will happen next week Daily Chart: Prince William and Catherine Middleton are indicative of a broader trend in British society Online debate: The house is evenly split on Britain's alternative vote. What do you think?

From The Desk of Nick Nicolaas: Mining Interactive: Tasman Board Approves Expansion of Phase 3 Drilling Program at Norra Karr Heavy Rare Earth Element and Zirconium Project

TASMAN METALS LTD. TSXv - TSM; Frankfurt - T61 (WKN A0Y GN1); Pinksheets – TASXF ‘ The Tasman Metals Rare Earth Story’ NORRA KARR, SWEDEN TASMAN BOARD APPROVES EXPANSION OF PHASE 3 DRILLING PROGRAM AT NORRA KARR HEAVY RARE EARTH ELEMENT AND ZIRCONIUM PROJECT Following the encouraging results achieved thus far in the Phase 3 drilling program at Norra Karr, the Board of Directors has approved an extension to the program with an additional 11 holes for a total of 33 drillholes. This additional drilling will be used to better define internal boundaries to mineralization, plus deepen holes that were finished in mineralization during the Phase 1 and 2 programs completed in 2009/2010. The data from the Phase 3 program will contribute to a re-calculation of mineral resources at Norra Karr, with the aim of raising resources from inferred to indicated status, and defining further resources at depth. Mark Saxon, Tasman Metals President & CE