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CIA rendition lawsuit in Supreme Court’s hands

WASHINGTON — Five detainees seeking to sue a Boeing subsidiary allegedly involved in secret CIA flights that landed them in foreign torture chambers took their case to the US Supreme Court on Thursday. The detainees are asking the court to reinstate their claims of compensation for “unlawful abduction, arbitrary detention…

Boeing inks deal to put tourists in space by 2015

WASHINGTON — US aerospace giant Boeing has forged an alliance with marketing firm Space Adventure to put tourists into low-level orbit in a futuristic capsule by early 2015. The announcement is a boost to President Barack Obama’s vision of a private space industry after he scrapped NASA’s ambitious but costly…

US jails Chinese-born engineer 15 years for spying

A Chinese-born aerospace engineer was jailed for more than 15 years Monday after being convicted of selling technology related to the US space shuttle program to China, officials said. Dongfan “Greg” Chung, 73, was convicted last year of stealing trade secrets from Boeing and Rockwell during a three-decade career where…

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