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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:56
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Rescuers search through debris following an earthquake in Pescara Del Tronto, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):
The Latest: Fewer casualties likely in quake damaged hotel
Republican vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, talks to supporters and volunteers at Manufacturing Methods in Leland, N.C., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. (Ken Blevins/The Star-News via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):
The Latest: Trump gets support from leader of 'Brexit' drive
FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2016, file photo, U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo takes the ball during a women's Olympic football tournament match against New Zealand in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Solo has been suspended form the team for six months for what U.S. Soccer termed conduct "counter to the organization's principles." The suspension is effective immediately. U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said Wednesday, Aug. 24, that comments Solo made after the U.S. lost to Sweden during the Rio Olympics were "unacceptable and do not meet the standard of conduct we require from our National Team players." (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio, File)CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. women's goalkeeper Hope Solo was suspended Wednesday for six months by U.S. Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans' early departure from the Rio Olympics.
Hope Solo suspended from national team for 6 months
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombians will vote in October on a peace deal that could end 50 years of war with Marxist FARC rebels, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday, after negotiators reached a final accord at talks. "The plebiscite for peace will take place on Sunday, October 2 of this year," Santos said in a televised speech after negotiators from the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) formally announced the deal in Havana. (Reporting by Bogota newsroom)
Colombians to vote on FARC peace deal on Oct. 2, Santos says
Humberto de la Calle, right, head of Colombia's government peace negotiation team, shakes hands with Ivan Marquez, chief negotiator of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, left, while Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, center, applauds after signing an agreement in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Colombia's government and the country's biggest rebel group reached a deal for ending a half-century of hostilities in what has been one of the world's longest-running armed conflicts. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — Colombia's government and the country's biggest rebel group reached a deal Wednesday evening for ending a half-century of hostilities in what has been one of the world's longest-running armed conflicts.
Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half-century war
The New York State Department of Health unveiled a Zika Prevention Kit for pregnant women during the rollout of a Zika Information hotline and website, in New YorkBy Julie Steenhuysen and Zachary Fagenson CHICAGO/MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott said on Wednesday the federal government had so far not delivered all the Zika antibody tests and laboratory support he had requested as the state battles the spread of the virus. On Wednesday, the Florida Department of Health reported a second non-travel related case of Zika in Palm Beach County, bringing the state's total to 43 cases. Federal health officials warned pregnant women last week not to travel to Miami Beach after Florida confirmed the mosquito-borne Zika virus was active there, becoming the second area in Miami to be affected after Wynwood.
Florida governor complains U.S. not doing enough to fight Zika
This photo provided by Soe Thura Lwin shows a damaged temple in Bagan, Myanmar, on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. A powerful earthquake measuring a magnitude 6.8 shook central Myanmar on Wednesday, damaging scores of ancient Buddhist pagodas in Bagan, a major tourist attraction, officials said. (Soe Thura Lwin via AP)YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Rescue workers surveyed the damage Thursday after a powerful earthquake shook Myanmar, killing at least four people and damaging 185 ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former capital of Bagan, a major tourist site.
Powerful earthquake shakes central Myanmar
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor who was accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has sued the business, alleging it should not have allowed a child to use the high-powered weapon.
Family of gun instructor killed by girl with Uzi sues range
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office shows Mohamed Roble, a survivor of the 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse. Roble was charged Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, with providing and conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. The charges come after authorities say he traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State group, departing the U.S. just a few weeks after collecting more than $91,000 in settlement money for his injuries. (U.S. Attorney's Office via AP, File)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A survivor of the 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse that killed 13 people now faces terror charges after authorities say he traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State group, departing the U.S. just a few weeks after collecting more than $91,000 in settlement money for his injuries.
Minneapolis bridge collapse survivor faces terror charge
This undated photo posted on Facebook on April 30, 2016, shows Micah Johnson, who was a suspect in the slayings of five law enforcement officers in Dallas, July 7, 2016, during a protest over recent fatal police shootings of black men. Johnson, the Army reservist who killed five Dallas police officers, had kept an unauthorized grenade in his room on an Afghanistan base in 2014, according to a report released Friday, July 29, by Army officials investigating a sexual harassment complaint against him. (Facebook via AP)The Army reservist who killed five Dallas police officers last month showed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after returning home from Afghanistan in 2014, but doctors concluded that he presented no serious risk to himself or others, according to newly released documents from the Veterans Health Administration.
Soldier who killed 5 Dallas officers showed PTSD symptoms
Olympic gold medal swimmer Katie Ledecky, left, hands her medals to Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper, right, to hold before she threw out the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON (AP) — Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky threw out the ceremonial first pitch Wednesday night before the Washington Nationals hosted the Baltimore Orioles.
Katie Ledecky throws out first pitch as Nats host Orioles
By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kidnapped and kept in chains for more than seven years in a jungle camp controlled by Colombia's FARC rebels, Alan Jara knows how hard it is to forgive and reconcile with the past. One of countless victims in Colombia's five-decade war, Latin America's longest, Jara was released by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in 2009. Jara eventually decided to forgive his captors.
Colombia's war victims urge forgiveness as society splits over peace deal
U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by phone with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday to congratulate him on finalizing details of a peace agreement to end the country's 50-year-old guerrilla war with FARC rebels, the White House said. "The president recognized this historic day as a critical juncture in what will be a long process to fully implement a just and lasting peace agreement that can advance security and prosperity for the Colombian people," the White House said in a statement.
Obama congratulates Colombian leader on peace deal with FARC rebels
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in TampaBy Steve Holland JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump backed away farther from his hardline stance on deporting millions of illegal immigrants, saying in remarks broadcast on Wednesday he would be willing to work with those who have followed U.S. laws while living in the country. Trump's comments came in the second part of an interview conducted on Tuesday with Fox News anchor Sean Hannity. Trump, who defeated 16 rivals for the Republican presidential nomination in part based on his opposition to illegal immigrants, said he would not permit American citizenship for the undocumented population and would expel lawbreakers.
Trump takes another step back from hardline stance on illegal immigration
Marquez Tolbert cries Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 as he listens in Atlanta to testimony in the trial of Martin Blackwell who is accused of pouring boiling water on him and a friend Anthony Gooden, right, as they slept. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA (AP) — A judge sentenced a Georgia man to 40 years in prison Wednesday for throwing scalding water on a gay couple sleeping in an apartment, leaving them with severe burns that required surgery.
Man gets 40 years for pouring scalding water on gay couple
Business
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:56
Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
A man is reflected on a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in TokyoTOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks slipped on Thursday, taking their cue from an overnight drop on Wall Street, while the dollar marked time ahead of Friday's speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen at the global central bankers' meeting.
Asia slips on weaker Wall Street, dollar marks time before Yellen
Fugitive U.S. millionaire Jacob "Kobi" Alexander sits with his wife Hanna, as he awaits the start of his extradition hearing in WindhoekBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former chief executive officer of Comverse Technology Inc pleaded guilty to securities fraud on Wednesday and was ordered detained a decade after fleeing the United States for Namibia to avoid prosecution. Jacob "Kobi" Alexander, the Woodbury, New York-based software developer's founder, entered the plea in federal court in Brooklyn, after ending his fight to avoid extradition. Benjamin Brafman, Alexander's lawyer, said he was "bitterly disappointed." It was unclear if Alexander would appeal.
Ex-Comverse CEO pleads guilty to fraud, a decade after fleeing to Africa
The Hewlett-Packard (HP) logo is seen as part of a display at the Microsoft Ignite technology conference in ChicagoBy Aishwarya Venugopal (Reuters) - HP Inc , the hardware business of the former Hewlett-Packard Co, reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit as demand recovered for its notebooks. However, HP forecast current-quarter profit below analysts' estimates, reflecting weak sales of its printers as companies cut costs across industries. HP's shares fell nearly 6 percent in extended trading on Wednesday. Third-quarter revenue from the company's computer business rose 7.5 percent from the second quarter as sales of notebooks improved. ...
HP Inc beats estimates, weak printer demand weighs on forecast
Photo illustration of the Swift bank logoU.S. banking regulators said on Wednesday they are focused on cyber security risks and controls for U.S. financial institutions after attacks earlier this year involving the global financial network known as SWIFT. In a letter responding to questions from Representative Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat from New York, the regulators also said the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of the Comptroller of the Currency was drafting guidance on interbank messaging and wholesale payment systems. "As part of ongoing supervision activities, the OCC's onsite examination teams regularly address emerging issues, such as the recent reports of cyber-attacks involving SWIFT," said the letter from banking regulators including the Federal Reserve Board and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
U.S. banking regulators focused on cyber security after SWIFT attacks
Billionaire US investor Ross poses for a photo after an interview in SingaporeThe fine is the latest in a string of actions taken by the SEC against the private equity sector, as it seeks to improve transparency and crack down on undisclosed fee collection by some fund managers. In exchange for promises to deliver annual returns higher than 15 percent, U.S. buyout firms typically charge their investors an array of fees for their services. For instance, private equity firms usually charge a management fee worth around 1.5 percent of the total cash managed.
SEC fines Wilbur Ross firm $2.3 million over fees
People are reflected in mirrors at an entrance to a department store in TokyoBy Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) - Three years of so-called "Abenomics", Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's bold stimulus program, has failed to dislodge a deflationary mindset among businesses and consumers. As the world's third-largest economy falters again - with a stronger yen gnawing at overseas profits and domestic consumption sapping companies' confidence to invest or sufficiently raise wages - firms that increased their prices in the hope of a sustained recovery are rethinking their strategy. "There's a sense the economy is stalling and companies' earnings are bad this year, so I'm holding off from spending on big items," she said.
Japanese seek bargains as economy limps, Abenomics loses shine
An employee walks in front of an electronic board at the Indonesia Stock Exchange in JakartaBy Fransiska Nangoy JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian stocks are on a roll - with 18 percent gains this year and a boost from President Joko Widodo's economic reforms - and yet, investors worry about buying more of a market hitting historic peaks. The Jakarta Composite Index is Asia's second-best performer in dollar terms this year but its winning streak has turned share valuations uncomfortably rich. The ratio of the average price to 12-month forward earnings for Indonesia's MSCI index , or the PE ratio, is 16.44 - well above its historical average of 12.4 and at its highest since 1999.
Indonesian stocks dally at record peak as investors fear tipping point
A Wal-Mart Stores Inc company distribution center in BentonvilleA U.S. appeals court on Wednesday said cash-strapped Puerto Rico cannot force Wal-Mart Stores Inc's affiliate on the island to pay a special corporate tax that the retailer claimed was discriminatory and violated the U.S. Constitution. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston upheld a lower court order blocking Puerto Rico from imposing its alternative minimum tax against Wal-Mart Puerto Rico Inc. Wal-Mart argued it was the only company that fit that description and effectively taxed on items from its own distribution centers but not those bought from Puerto Rican vendors.
Puerto Rico cannot enforce a Wal-Mart tax: U.S. appeals court
The sign outside the Bed Bath & Beyond store is seen in WestminsterCHICAGO/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. retailer Bed Bath & Beyond on Wednesday said it ordered an external audit of textiles from Welspun India , after Target Corp last week accused the Indian manufacturer of passing off cheap sheets as premium Egyptian cotton for two years. This could compound the woes of Welspun, which supplies to several large U.S. retailers and has seen its shares plummet nearly 43 percent since Target's announcement on Friday. It also harms Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to spur global companies to increase manufacturing in India.
More U.S. retailers probing phony Egyptian cotton
Crude oil storage tanks are seen from above at the Cushing oil hub in CushingThe U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said crude inventories rose 2.5 million barrels last week, versus analysts' forecasts for a draw of 500,000 barrels. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures settled down $1.33, or 2.8 percent, at $46.77 per barrel. Brent crude futures fell 91 cents, or 1.8 percent, to close at $49.05.
U.S. crude down 3 percent after big stockpile build
FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2011 file photo, Occupy DC protesters watch morning commuters walk through McPherson Square in Washington. The income gap between the rich and everyone else is large and getting larger, while middle-class incomes stagnate. That's raised concerns that the nation's middle class isn't sharing in economic growth as it has in the past. And it sparked the Wall Street protests that spread to other cities in the country. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)The issue:
WHY IT MATTERS: Income inequality
FILE - This March 28, 2012 file photo shows Janis Haddon,of Atlanta, holding a glove with a message outside the Supreme Court in Washington as the court concluded three days of hearing arguments on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. America’s health care system is unsustainable. It’s not one problem, but three combined: high cost, uneven quality and millions uninsured. Major changes will keep coming. Every family will be affected. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)The issue:
WHY IT MATTERS: Health care
FILE - This May 11, 2007 file photo shows a Wall Street sign in front of the flag-draped facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading Thursday, May 22, 2014, extending gains from a day earlier. Investors cheered earnings news from several retailers, including Best Buy, Dollar Tree and L Brands. Sears fell sharply after reporting disappointing results. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)Major stock indexes shifted higher in midday trading Thursday, getting a lift from an encouraging report on Chinese manufacturing and some positive earnings from Best Buy, Dollar Tree and other retailers. The market also got a boost from data showing modest improvement in sales of previously occupied homes.
US stocks edge higher in midday trading
Giant butt-shaped aircraft crashes because butts weren't meant to flyThe world's apparently largest aircraft crashed during a test flight in England. But all the internet could see was that it looks like a heinie.
Giant butt-shaped aircraft crashes because butts weren't meant to fly
Can a social network curb racial profiling?Nextdoor became a magnet for racial profiling. An update aims to reduce such incidents, but what responsibility does the community message board have to do so?
Can a social network curb racial profiling?
World News
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:56
World News Headlines - Yahoo News
Afghan security forces arrive at the site of an attack at American University of Afghanistan in KabulKABUL (Reuters) - An attack at the American University in the Afghan capital, Kabul, is over after security forces killed two gunmen, a police official at the scene told Reuters on Thursday. A security guard was killed and more than 20 people wounded in the attack that began on Wednesday evening with a large explosion and gunfire. Police said earlier they had rescued some 500 students from the walled compound. (Reporting by Mirwais Harooni; Writing by Lincoln Feast; Editing by Paul Tait)
Attack at American University in Kabul over: Afghan police
Magnitude 6.2 quake rattles Rome, central ItalyBy Steve Scherer ACCUMOLI, Italy (Reuters) - Rescue teams were working through the night to try to find survivors under the rubble that remained of central Italian towns flattened by an earthquake that hit in the early hours of Wednesday, killing at least 159 people. One hotel that collapsed in the small town of Amatrice probably had about 70 guests, and only seven bodies had so far been recovered, said the mayor of the town that was one of the worst hit by the quake.
Italy rescuers toil through night seeking quake survivors as death toll hits 159
A Turkish army armoured vehicle is pictured in Karkamis on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern Gaziantep provinceBy Humeyra Pamuk and Jeff Mason KARKAMIS, Turkey/ANKARA (Reuters) - Syrian rebels backed by Turkish special forces, tanks and warplanes entered one of Islamic State's last strongholds on the Turkish-Syrian border on Wednesday, in Turkey's first major U.S.-backed incursion into its southern neighbor. A column of at least nine Turkish tanks crossed into Syria with the group of largely Arab and Turkmen rebels to drive Islamic State out of Jarablus and surrounding villages. President Tayyip Erdogan said the operation was targeting both Islamic State and the Kurdish YPG militia, whose gains in northern Syria have alarmed Turkey.
Turkish tanks roll into Syria, pushing Islamic State out of key border town
Colombia's lead government negotiator Humberto de la Calle and Colombia's FARC lead negotiator Ivan Marquez shake hands after signing the protocol and timetable for the disarmament of the FARC in HavanaBy Nelson Acosta HAVANA (Reuters) - Colombia's government and leftist FARC rebels signed a final peace deal on Wednesday to end a 50-year-old guerrilla war, one of the world's longest conflicts which took the resource-rich country to the brink of collapse. "We have arrived at a final agreement... for an end of the conflict and the construction of a stable and lasting peace in Colombia," said Cuban representative Rodolfo Benitez, reading from the statement before the agreement was signed by lead negotiators for the rebels and the government. The historic accord foresees the demobilization of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), whose cocaine-funded rebels fought the government in a war that killed at least 220,000 people.
Colombia, FARC sign final deal to end five decades of bloodshed
A boy receives treatment in Bab al-Hawa hospitalBy Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syrian government troops were responsible for two toxic gas attacks and Islamic State militants used sulfur mustard gas, a joint investigation by the United Nations and the global chemical weapons watchdog found on Wednesday, according to a confidential report seen by Reuters. The year-long U.N. and Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) inquiry - unanimously authorized by the U.N. Security Council - focused on nine attacks in seven areas of Syria, where a separate OPCW fact-finding investigation had already determined that chemical weapons had likely been used.
U.N./OPCW inquiry blames Syria government for gas attacks, likely sanctions fight looms
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the Sunchon Chemical Complex in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in PyongyangNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a test-fire of a submarine-launched ballistic missile and declared it "the greatest success" that put the country in the "front rank" of nuclear military powers, official media reported on Thursday. North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Wednesday which flew about 500 km (300 miles). The South Korean government and experts said the launch showed technical progress in the North's SLBM program.
North Korea's Kim declares missile launch from sub 'greatest success'
By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombia's government and rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) announced late on Wednesday they had reached a final peace accord to end a 52-year-old guerrilla war, bringing an end to one of the world's longest conflicts. The deal, opposed by two former Colombian presidents, still needs to be voted on in a plebiscite. Colombia's president Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday that Colombians would decide to approve or reject the peace accord in a plebiscite vote on Oct. 2. ...
Factbox: Colombia takes grim count of war that drove millions from homes
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Defending champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic advanced to the Connecticut Open quarterfinals, beating Canada's Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday night.
Petra Kvitova tops Eugenie Bouchard in Connecticut Open
FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2016, file photo, U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo takes the ball during a women's Olympic football tournament match against New Zealand in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Solo has been suspended form the team for six months for what U.S. Soccer termed conduct "counter to the organization's principles." The suspension is effective immediately. U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said Wednesday, Aug. 24, that comments Solo made after the U.S. lost to Sweden during the Rio Olympics were "unacceptable and do not meet the standard of conduct we require from our National Team players." (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio, File)CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. women's goalkeeper Hope Solo was suspended Wednesday for six months by U.S. Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans' early departure from the Rio Olympics.
Hope Solo suspended from national team for 6 months
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombians will vote in October on a peace deal that could end 50 years of war with Marxist FARC rebels, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday, after negotiators reached a final accord at talks. "The plebiscite for peace will take place on Sunday, October 2 of this year," Santos said in a televised speech after negotiators from the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) formally announced the deal in Havana. (Reporting by Bogota newsroom)
Colombians to vote on FARC peace deal on Oct. 2, Santos says
Humberto de la Calle, right, head of Colombia's government peace negotiation team, shakes hands with Ivan Marquez, chief negotiator of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, left, while Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, center, applauds after signing an agreement in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Colombia's government and the country's biggest rebel group reached a deal for ending a half-century of hostilities in what has been one of the world's longest-running armed conflicts. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — Colombia's government and the country's biggest rebel group reached a deal Wednesday evening for ending a half-century of hostilities in what has been one of the world's longest-running armed conflicts.
Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half-century war
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Rescue workers surveyed the damage Thursday after a powerful earthquake shook Myanmar, killing at least four people and damaging 185 ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former capital of Bagan, a major tourist site. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.8 quake on Wednesday was centered about 25 kilometers (15 miles) west of Chauk, a town south of Bagan. It was located fairly far below the Earth's surface at a depth of about 84 kilometers (52 miles), it said. Deep earthquakes generally cause less surface damage. At least 185 brick pagodas in Bagan were damaged, the state newspaper reported.
Top Asian News 12:33 a.m. GMT
This photo provided by Soe Thura Lwin shows a damaged temple in Bagan, Myanmar, on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. A powerful earthquake measuring a magnitude 6.8 shook central Myanmar on Wednesday, damaging scores of ancient Buddhist pagodas in Bagan, a major tourist attraction, officials said. (Soe Thura Lwin via AP)YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Rescue workers surveyed the damage Thursday after a powerful earthquake shook Myanmar, killing at least four people and damaging 185 ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former capital of Bagan, a major tourist site.
Powerful earthquake shakes central Myanmar
People in Seoul watch a TV broadcast showing North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un during a missile launch on August 24, 2016North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has declared a recent submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test the "greatest success", Pyongyang's state media said on Thursday. The results of Wednesday's launch proved the North had joined the "front rank of the military powers fully equipped with nuclear attack capability" and that the US mainland and the operational theatre in the Pacific were now "within the striking range" of the North's army, KCNA news agency reported Kim as saying. The missile flew 500 kilometres (around 300 miles) towards Japan, marking what weapons analysts called a clear step forward for North Korea's nuclear strike ambitions.
North Korea leader says missile test was 'greatest success': KCNA
Gov. Larry Hogan, second from right, and Japanese Ambassador to the United States Kenichiro Sasae, second from left, pose for a photo as they sign a Memorandum of Cooperation between Maryland and Japan at the Maryland governor's residence in Annapolis, Md., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The ambassador said Japan has authorized $2 million to help study building a high-speed magnetic-levitation train between Washington and Baltimore. Maryland first lady Yumi Hogan is standing far right. Maryland Secretary of State John Wobensmith is standing far left. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Japan's ambassador to the U.S. says his country has authorized $2 million to support a feasibility study on building a high-speed train between Baltimore and Washington.
Japan authorizes $2M to study high-speed train in Maryland
Technology
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:56
Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
The Hewlett-Packard (HP) logo is seen as part of a display at the Microsoft Ignite technology conference in ChicagoBy Aishwarya Venugopal (Reuters) - HP Inc , the hardware business of the former Hewlett-Packard Co, reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit as demand recovered for its notebooks. However, HP forecast current-quarter profit below analysts' estimates, reflecting weak sales of its printers as companies cut costs across industries. HP's shares fell nearly 6 percent in extended trading on Wednesday. Third-quarter revenue from the company's computer business rose 7.5 percent from the second quarter as sales of notebooks improved. ...
HP Inc beats estimates, weak printer demand weighs on forecast
Fugitive U.S. millionaire Jacob "Kobi" Alexander sits with his wife Hanna, as he awaits the start of his extradition hearing in WindhoekBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former chief executive officer of Comverse Technology Inc pleaded guilty to securities fraud on Wednesday and was ordered detained a decade after fleeing the United States for Namibia to avoid prosecution. Jacob "Kobi" Alexander, the Woodbury, New York-based software developer's founder, entered the plea in federal court in Brooklyn, after ending his fight to avoid extradition. Benjamin Brafman, Alexander's lawyer, said he was "bitterly disappointed." It was unclear if Alexander would appeal.
Ex-Comverse CEO pleads guilty to fraud, a decade after fleeing to Africa
Photo illustration of the Swift bank logoU.S. banking regulators said on Wednesday they are focused on cyber security risks and controls for U.S. financial institutions after attacks earlier this year involving the global financial network known as SWIFT. In a letter responding to questions from Representative Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat from New York, the regulators also said the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of the Comptroller of the Currency was drafting guidance on interbank messaging and wholesale payment systems. "As part of ongoing supervision activities, the OCC's onsite examination teams regularly address emerging issues, such as the recent reports of cyber-attacks involving SWIFT," said the letter from banking regulators including the Federal Reserve Board and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
U.S. banking regulators focused on cyber security after SWIFT attacks
Telecom Italia new logo is seen at the headquarter in Rozzano neighbourhood of MilanFrench telecoms operator Orange denied on Wednesday having reached a deal with Vivendi that would include taking stakes in the media giant's pay-TV Canal Plus and in Telecom Italia, following an online report by French magazine Challenges. Rumours of a potential deal between Vivendi, which owns 24.7 percent of Telecom Italia, and Orange, have regularly surfaced over the past few months as traditional media groups try to find new ways to compete against newcomers such as Netflix and Amazon. "Orange obviously discusses with all content players in a sector that is constantly evolving, but the group formally denies having reached any secret deal with Vivendi including Canal Plus and Telecom Italia," a spokesman for Orange said by phone.
Orange denies media report on deal with Vivendi on Telecom Italia
An illustrative photo shows Blackberry smartphoneA U.S. appeals court on Wednesday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit accusing BlackBerry Ltd of fraudulently inflating its stock price by painting an upbeat picture of the prospects for its BlackBerry Z10 smartphone line that was misleading. While the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said the lawsuit failed to state a plausible claim, it ordered a lower-court judge to reconsider whether to let the plaintiffs amend their complaint in light of what they said was new evidence. Neither BlackBerry nor a lawyer for lead plaintiffs Todd Cox and Mary Dinzik responded immediately to requests for comment.
U.S. appeals court sends BlackBerry lawsuit back to lower court
Hundreds of Pokemon Go enthusiasts caused a stampede in Taipei on Sunday (August 21) in a rush to 'catch' rare Pokemons. The streets in Beitou were packed with people playing the location-based game and hunting for the virtual monsters through their smartphones. Many rushed to the spot where the characters apparently appeared. "There is Snorlax, Gyarados... Aerodactyl is a bit more common," said one player, naming the characters that caused the commotion. So-called Pokestops are often established in parks, causing many to gather there. ...
Hundreds of Pokemon Go fans hit the streets of Taipei
Apple proposes new job-related emoji, including astronaut and pilotApple has been quite opinionated regarding emoji standards of late, and today its latest recommendations have been approved by the Unicode Consortium. The iPhone maker suggested earlier this month that Unicode adopt new job-related emoji for firefighters, pilots, painters, astronauts, and judges, with options for both male and female versions of each profession. For those unaware, the Unicode Consortium is the tech industry non-profit responsible for standardizing emoji across operating systems and hardware.
Apple proposes new job-related emoji, including astronaut and pilot
Wi-Fi Assistant is a feature that Google has been offering to Project Fi users for a year. The optional setting will connect your device to over a million public Wi-Fi hotspots that Google has verified as being fast and reliable, giving you more seamless connections in places where the cell service is lacking. Starting today, the option is rolling out to anyone using a Nexus device in the United States, Canada, Mexico, UK and Nordic countries. For anyone eligible, this is an upgrade well worth taking. DON'T MISS:  How I get a new iPhone for $125 a year There's obvious privacy concerns about auto-connecting to public Wi-Fi, however. Previous studies by researchers have shown that people will connect to basically any Wi-Fi network, and if Google is programmed to trust a network with a specific name, hackers could build a similar-looking network that your device would connect to automatically. But Google does have one trick up its sleeve: when you connect to a public Wi-Fi hotspot, Google will establish a VPN connection with its own servers, which should protect your data. It's likely not foolproof, as there's other attacks that can be done on public Wi-Fi other than sniffing packets, but it's far more secure that most public Wi-Fi, which mostly involves praying no-one can be bothered to hack you. So, if you regularly do online banking or send nuclear launch codes from your mobile device, you'll want to use a VPN, or disable Wi-Fi Assistant outright. But for anyone who struggles for cell signal, Wi-Fi Assistant is a decent way to save a little time every day.
Google just made public Wi-Fi suck a little bit less
Giant butt-shaped aircraft crashes because butts weren't meant to flyThe world's apparently largest aircraft crashed during a test flight in England. But all the internet could see was that it looks like a heinie.
Giant butt-shaped aircraft crashes because butts weren't meant to fly
FILE - In this July 9, 2016 file photo, actress Leslie Jones arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Ghostbusters." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leslie Jones, the black "Saturday Night Live" and "Ghostbusters" actress-comedian, is again the target of racist and sexist online attacks.
'SNL' star Leslie Jones' personal site offline after hacking
Can a social network curb racial profiling?Nextdoor became a magnet for racial profiling. An update aims to reduce such incidents, but what responsibility does the community message board have to do so?
Can a social network curb racial profiling?
The developer of the world's largest aircraft says the blimp-shaped airship sustained damage after it made a bumpy landing Wednesday on its second test flight in eastern England. Hybrid Air Vehicles said it is trying to figure out what caused the rough landing of the 302-foot (92-meter) Airlander 10 during its 100 minute flight Wednesday in Bedfordshire, north of London. "The Airlander experienced a heavy landing and the front of the flight deck has sustained some damage, which is currently being assessed," the company said. "Both pilots and the ground crew are safe and well and the aircraft is secured and stable at its normal mooring location." A hybrid of blimp, helicopter and airplane, the Airlander is able to stay aloft for days at a time. It is designed to use less fuel than a plane, but carry heavier loads than conventional airships. The aircraft was initially developed forthe U.S. military for use in surveillance in Afghanistan. Related:  Was Cincinnati Zoo right to delete Twitter account? FBI investigating possible cyberbreach of New York Times reporters' email accounts World's largest pyramid is hidden in a mountain in Mexico
World’s largest aircraft damaged on 2nd test flight
Why Heath Ledger's Joker was the best Batman bad guyNo joke! A new video makes a convincing argument as to why the Clown Prince of Crime makes the perfect antagonist for the Dark Knight.
Why Heath Ledger's Joker was the best Batman bad guy
Google Fiber flips the switch on super-fast internet in Salt Lake CityResidents are invited to check whether their address is served by 1-gigabit service, which costs $70 per month.
Google Fiber flips the switch on super-fast internet in Salt Lake City
Britain's official international terrorism threat level is currently set at "severe", meaning an attack is considered highly likelyFacebook, Twitter and Google are not doing enough to prevent their social networks from being used by extremists for a recruitment drive, a panel of British MPs said Thursday. Failure to act would lead to the sites becoming "the 'Wild West' of the internet," the Home Affairs Committee warned. The report was published after the number of counter-terrorism arrests in Britain increased 35 percent between 2010 and 2015, although the country has not seen a mass casualty extremist attack since 2005's London bombings.
Facebook, Twitter failing on extremist content: UK MPs
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in TampaBy Steve Holland JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump backed away farther from his hardline stance on deporting millions of illegal immigrants, saying in remarks broadcast on Wednesday he would be willing to work with those who have followed U.S. laws while living in the country. Trump's comments came in the second part of an interview conducted on Tuesday with Fox News anchor Sean Hannity. Trump, who defeated 16 rivals for the Republican presidential nomination in part based on his opposition to illegal immigrants, said he would not permit American citizenship for the undocumented population and would expel lawbreakers.
Trump takes another step back from hardline stance on illegal immigration
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton holds a rally at John Marshall High School in Cleveland, OhioBy Chris Kahn NEW YORK (Reuters) - If the U.S. presidential election were held today, Democrat Hillary Clinton would win the key swing states of Florida, Ohio and Virginia and have a 95 percent chance of beating Republican Donald Trump to become America’s first female president, according to the Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project. The project, which combines opinion polls with an analysis of voting patterns under different election scenarios, shows Clinton currently beating Trump in the popular vote by six percentage points and ahead in 19 states, including most of the larger-population ones that heavily influence the outcome of the election. At the moment, Clinton would win at least 268 votes in the Electoral College, the body that ultimately chooses the next president, just two shy of what she needs to win the White House.
Exclusive: Clinton leads Trump in key swing states, would likely win election - poll
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves to the crowd with her husband, former president Bill Clinton at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaThe Clinton Foundation, the family philanthropy of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, should shut down or transfer operations to another charity despite its good work to avoid perceptions of "pay-for-play," The Washington Post and USA Today said in editorials on Wednesday. Despite plans announced earlier this week to reorganize the Clinton Foundation if Hillary Clinton wins the Nov. 8 election, USA Today said the global charity must close for the Democratic candidate to avoid any appearance of unethical ties. "The only way to eliminate the odor surrounding the foundation is to wind it down and put it in mothballs, starting today, and transfer its important charitable work to another large American charity such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation," the paper's editorial board wrote.
Chorus grows for Clintons to shutter charitable foundation
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in TampaRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to slap tariffs on Chinese products to show Beijing that the United States is "not playing games anymore" when it comes to leveling the field on trade. Addressing a rally in Tampa, Florida, Trump said that if he was elected in November, he would instruct the U.S. trade representative to bring cases against China both in the United States and at the World Trade Organization. Tariffs would be necessary in some cases "because they have to understand that we're not playing games anymore," he added.
Trump targets China trade, says plans serious measures
Hundreds of protesters surrounded the Hyatt Regency in a normally sleepy suburb of San Francisco. Some even attempted to charge through police barricades into the lobby. The source of their frustration: Donald Trump.
Party faithful: Inside look at the California GOP convention
ER visits are up, and heavier use among young adults reported, but the decreased stigma surrounding recreational pot blunts findings.
What Colorado has learned from legalizing marijuana so far
The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals awarded a 12-year-old U.S. Marine Corps dog named Lucca the prestigious Dickin Medal.
Marine Corps dog who lost leg in Afghanistan awarded gallantry medal
Virginia state trooper Chad Dermyer, a Marine veteran and father of two, is the 16th law enforcement officer to be killed by a gunman this year — a 129 percent increase over the first three months of 2015. “The numbers are very chilling,” said Jim Pasco, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Spate of police officers fatally shot is ‘very chilling’
President Obama outlined a number of new actions aimed at combating the country’s deadly opioid epidemic on Tuesday.
Obama seeks to loosen restrictions on opioid abuse medication
$99,999 Payout to Homeless Woman Highlights Social Security's StrugglesWanda Witter, 80, who up until last week was homeless and living on D.C.’s streets, has received $99,999 in Social Security retirement benefits, but she could be just one of many people owed cash because of the “tangled mess” at the Social Security Administration, according to the social worker who helped her.
$99,999 Payout to Homeless Woman Highlights Social Security's Struggles
President Obama Pledges to Rebuild Louisiana After Surveying Flood Damage“Sometimes when these kinds of things happen, it can seem too much to bear, but what I want the people of Louisiana to know is that you’re not alone on this,” he said. The president praised the Federal Emergency Management Agency for its efforts coordinating a federal response, which he said has already reached $127 million in assistance. “Now, federal assistance alone won’t be enough to make people’s lives whole again, so I’m asking every American to do what you can to help get families and local businesses back on their feet,” Obama said.
President Obama Pledges to Rebuild Louisiana After Surveying Flood Damage
Major Mitt Romney 2012 Donors Shun Donald Trump in Favor of Down-Ballot RacesSeveral top Republican donors have made hefty contributions this election cycle — just not to the top of the GOP ticket. An ABC News analysis of several of Mitt Romney’s biggest donors in 2012 revealed that they have so far declined to help fund Donald Trump’s campaign, his joint victory fund or super PACs backing him, instead shifting their contributions to congressionalelection campaigns. Hedge fund manager Paul Singer, an outspoken critic of Trump, donated $1 million to Restore Our Future, a super PAC that backed Romney in 2012, and $5 million this election cycle to Conservative Solutions, a super PAC supporting Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
Major Mitt Romney 2012 Donors Shun Donald Trump in Favor of Down-Ballot Races
Republican vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, talks to supporters and volunteers at Manufacturing Methods in Leland, N.C., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. (Ken Blevins/The Star-News via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):
The Latest: Trump gets support from leader of 'Brexit' drive
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno Republican running for the Legislature said Wednesday he will end his campaign after alleging his online accounts were hacked and nude photos of him were sent to GOP leaders as part of an extortion plot.
Candidate for Nevada office to withdraw amid extortion claim
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. is still probing the extent of a recent cyber leak of what purports to be hacking tools used by the National Security Agency.
US intelligence still sorting out purported NSA hack
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United States goalkeeper Hope Solo fails to stop a penalty during a penalty shoot-out in the quarter-final match of the women's Olympic football tournament between the United States and Sweden in Brasilia Friday Aug. 12, 2016. The United States was eliminated by Sweden after a penalty shoot-out.(AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local):
The Latest: US goalie Solo calls Sweden "a bunch of cowards"
PGA: PGA Championship - Second Round(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy has set his sights on finishing a so-so season on a strong note as he prepares this week for The Barclays, the first of four FedExCup events that conclude the 2015-16 U.S. PGA Tour. "I'm trying to judge my year on wins," McIlroy told reporters on Wednesday at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York. Obviously the two missed cuts at the majors were very disappointing, especially the way I missed the cuts." The Northern Irishman missed the cut by two strokes at the U.S. Open in June and by just one shot at the PGA Championship last month.
McIlroy eyes FedExCup boost to transform his season
PGA: PGA Championship - Sunday Round(Reuters) - World number one Jason Day and second-ranked Dustin Johnson launch their title bids at The Barclays on Thursday amid longer-term hopes of securing the PGA Tour's season-ending FedExCup and Player of the Year honors. The Barclays, won last year by Australian Day, is the first of four lucrative FedExCup events that conclude the 2015-16 schedule with a playoff bonus of $10 million going to the overall champion. Once the season is over, the PGA Tour rank and file will vote for their Player of the Year where Day, a three-times winner in 2016, and American Johnson, a double champion this year, are the top two contenders.
Day and Johnson command spotlight at Bethpage
World number one Jason Day and second-ranked Dustin Johnson launch their title bids at The Barclays on Thursday amid longer-term hopes of securing the PGA Tour's season-ending FedExCup and Player of the Year honours. The Barclays, won last year by Australian Day, is the first of four lucrative FedExCup events that conclude the 2015-16 schedule with a playoff bonus of $10 million going to the overall champion. Once the season is over, the PGA Tour rank and file will vote for their Player of the Year where Day, a three-times winner in 2016, and American Johnson, a double champion this year, are the top two contenders.
Golf-Day and Johnson command spotlight at Bethpage
US golfer Jason Dufner watches his drive from the 6th tee during his third round on day three of the 2016 British Open Golf Championship at Royal Troon in Scotland on July 16, 2016World number one Jason Day headlines the marquee trio at this week's The Barclays tournament which kicks off the first round of the PGA Tour playoffs. Defending champion Day is joined by Dustin Johnson and Adam Scott at the event which will cut the FedEx Cup playoff field to 100 and give others a chance to bid for spots in the Ryder Cup. Also in the field of 121 is Justin Rose who is fresh off winning the gold medal in the Rio Olympics.
Day aims to defend Barclays' crown as playoffs begin
By John Tilak and Jessica DiNapoli TORONTO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former chairman of Performance Sports Group Ltd, Graeme Roustan, told Reuters he has hired investment banks Jefferies Group LLC and Canaccord Genuity to explore a possible bid for the troubled maker of hockey gear. Roustan said he believes he can turn around the money-losing company, which is under investigation by securities regulators in the United States and Canada. The company is conducting an internal investigation into its accounting practices, which has delayed the release of its annual report.
Performance Sports ex-chairman may bid for hockey-gear maker
MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays(Reuters) - Baltimore Orioles ace Chris Tillman is headed to the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation, the team said on Tuesday. Tillman was scheduled to pitch on Thursday against Washington but felt pain in his shoulder during a bullpen session and received a cortisone shot. "I thought once it got loose it would really go away, but it never really did, and that was my first time actually experiencing it while throwing," Tillman told reporters after the Orioles' 8-1 win over the Nationals on Tuesday.
Orioles' Tillman to be sidelined with ailing shoulder
Former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant gestures as he speaks during a public appearance in Manila on June 25, 2016Los Angeles (AFP) - Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant will be honoured Wednesday with a ceremony in Los Angeles, the city where he played his entire 20-year professional career.
Los Angeles pays tribute to Kobe Bryant
PGA: WGC - Bridgestone Invitational - First RoundBy Larry Fine FARMINGDALE, New York (Reuters) - Scotsman Russell Knox sits fourth on the FedExCup points list but may need a strong showing at The Barclays, which opens the lucrative PGA Tour playoffs this week, to join the European Ryder Cup team. Knox has won twice this season and had a pair of runner-up finishes but landed outside the group of nine automatic qualifiers because his win at the WGC-HSBC Champions in China did not earn him Ryder Cup points as he was not a European Tour member at the time. European captain Darren Clarke will announce on Aug. 30 three picks to complete a team that will go for an unprecedented fourth win in a row against the U.S. in the biennial event at Hazeltine in Minnesota starting on Sept. 30.
Knox could be record-tying sixth European Ryder rookie
Golf - Men's Individual Stroke PlayBy Larry Fine FARMINGDALE, New York (Reuters) - Justin Rose, still feeling the glow of winning Olympic golf gold at the Rio Games, says he hopes the experience will carry him on a strong run after claiming a prize he considers "at the top". Rose prevailed in Rio in a tight, final-round duel with British Open champion Henrik Stenson and the Briton said the reaction to his victory has been overwhelming. "The whole experience...exceeded my expectations and certainly winning has blown me away in terms of the reach that it has and the global audience that it has," Rose told reporters at Bethpage Black, where The Barclays will kick off the FedExCup playoffs on Thursday.
Golf - Rose, after golden Olympic run, returns to regular job
Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky leaves after his appeal hearing at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte PennsylvaniaBy David DeKok BELLEFONTE, Pa. (Reuters) - Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky is innocent and should get a new trial, his defense lawyer told reporters following a three-day hearing in a Pennsylvania state court. "There were so many flaws in his trial," attorney Alexander Lindsay said. The former Penn State assistant football coach was convicted of 45 counts of sexual assault in 2012 and is serving 30 to 60 years in prison.
Sandusky is innocent, deserves new trial, lawyer says
BMW PGA ChampionshipEurope's Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke has hailed his "fantastic blend of youth and experience" following the confirmation of his nine automatic qualifiers for next month's event at Hazeltine, Minnesota. On Sunday, England's Matt Fitzpatrick became the ninth and final qualifier to seal his spot in the team that is seeking a record fourth successive triumph over the United States. Fitzpatrick will be one of at least five rookies lining up alongside more seasoned campaigners like Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson in the biennial contest that starts on Sept. 30.
Ryder Cup captain Clarke salutes Europe's 'fantastic' mix
Europe's Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke has hailed his "fantastic blend of youth and experience" following the confirmation of his nine automatic qualifiers for next month's event at Hazeltine, Minnesota. On Sunday, England's Matt Fitzpatrick became the ninth and final qualifier to seal his spot in the team that is seeking a record fourth successive triumph over the United States. Fitzpatrick will be one of at least five rookies lining up alongside more seasoned campaigners like Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson in the biennial contest that starts on Sept. 30.
Golf-Ryder Cup captain Clarke salutes Europe's 'fantastic' mix
(Reuters) - Dominican rookie Gary Sanchez continued the blistering start to his New York Yankees career by blasting two home runs in Monday's 7-5 loss to Seattle. The 23-year-old, who was called up to the Major Leagues on Aug. 3, now has eight homers in his first 19 games, setting a Yankees record for the fastest to reach that total. A highly touted prospect as a catcher, the Yankees signed Sanchez as an international free agent when he was 16.
Sanchez making an impression with Yankees
NFL: NFC Championship-Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks(Reuters) - Green Bay linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers along with Pittsburgh’s James Harrison have agreed to meet with NFLinvestigators regarding allegations of doping, the league said on its website on Monday. The NFL had set an Aug. 25 deadline for four players, including free agent Mike Neal, to come forward for questioning or face possible suspension. The accusation against the players was made in a report by Al Jazeera America in December.
Players agree to interviews over PED report
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FILE - This May 18, 2013 file photo shows Hannah Hooper, left, and Christian Zucconi of Grouplove performing as part of Party in the Park at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. Grouplove's, “Ways to Go,” was the most viral track on Spotify, from Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/RobbsPhotos/Invision/AP, file)The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Oct. 20 to Sunday, Oct. 26 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks
Britney Spears has had a rollercoaster life but has found more stability since starting a residency show in Las VegasThe turbulent life of Britney Spears -- who went from teenage pop idol to tabloid fodder -- is becoming a television biopic. Lifetime, a US network geared toward women, said Wednesday it had given the green light to a two-hour film on the singer's life, tentatively called "Britney," to air next year. Starring as Spears, one of the most recognizable musicians of her generation, will be Natasha Bassett, a rising actress from Australia, a Lifetime representative said.
Britney Spears biopic coming to TV
In this Aug. 23, 2016 photo, Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, made famous by the television show "Whale Wars" discusses a recent legal battle over anti-whaling activities, at his home office in Woodstock, Vt. Japan's Institute of Cetacean Research and a whale ship operator announced this week they'd reached an agreement with Sea Shepherd Conservation Society over those anti-whaling activities. Watson said the settlement only prevents the group's U.S. organization from interfering with Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)WOODSTOCK, Vt. (AP) — The founder of a radical conservation group made famous by the television show "Whale Wars" says a settlement over anti-whaling activities only prevents the group's U.S. organization from interfering with Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean.
US anti-whaling group to stop interfering with Japanese
FILE - In this July 9, 2016 file photo, actress Leslie Jones arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Ghostbusters." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leslie Jones, the black "Saturday Night Live" and "Ghostbusters" actress-comedian, is again the target of racist and sexist online attacks.
'SNL' star Leslie Jones' personal site offline after hacking
Paisley Park, the private estate and studio complex of the late rock superstar Prince, will open for daily public tours starting Oct. 6, the trust company overseeing his estate announced Wednesday, and ...
Paisley Park, home of Prince, opens for public tours Oct. 6
French writer Michel Butor, pictured on December 5, 1964 in Paris, has died at the age of 89his book editor Gallimard announced on August 24, 2016French writer Michel Butor, one of the leading figures of the experimental 1950s "Nouveau Roman" literary movement, died on Wednesday aged 89, his family told Le Monde newspaper. The story chronicles the thoughts of a man on a train journey from Paris to Rome to see his mistress. Butor died at the Contamine-sur-Arve hospital in western France, near the Swiss border, Le Monde said.
French writer Michel Butor dies aged 89: family
Judge to rule on tribe's oil pipeline request by Sept. 9A ruling in the request by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to stop a four-state oil pipeline under construction near their reservation will come by Sept. 9, a federal judge said Wednesday. The tribe is challenging ...
Judge to rule on tribe's oil pipeline request by Sept. 9
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Trust overseeing Prince's estate says studio complex Paisley Park to open to public for tours in October.
Trust overseeing Prince's estate says studio complex Paisley Park to open to public for tours in October
FILE - In this March 12, 2016 file photo, actor Bob Odenkirk attends the 33rd Annual Paleyfest: "Better Call Saul" in Los Angeles. Odenkirk has a book deal to write essays about his life and comic journey. Random House announced Wednesday, Aug. 24, that the still-untitled book will explore Odenkirk’s career working at Chicago’s Second City to writing and acting on “Saturday Night Live,” “Late Night with Conan O'Brien,” “Mr. Show,” “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — "Better Call Saul" star Bob Odenkirk has nabbed a book deal to write essays about his life and comic journey.
Bob Odenkirk to write a book of essays about his life
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the legal proceedings against a Texas-based oil pipeline (all times local):
The Latest: Judge to rule on pipeline injunction by Sept. 9
FILE - In this July 29, 2013 file photo, Aisha Hinds arrives at the CBS, CW and Showtime TCA party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hinds has been cast to portray Harriet Tubman in the second season of the WGN series, "Underground." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Harriet Tubman hasn't just been chosen to appear on the new $20 bill. She'll also be playing a major role in the WGN America drama series "Underground" for its second season.
Aisha Hinds cast as Harriet Tubman in 'Underground' drama
FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2016 file photo, Wiz Khalifa performs during his "The High Road Tour" at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, N.J. A lawyer representing 17 people injured when a railing collapsed at the Aug. 5, concert is suing the performers and the venue's owner. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers representing 17 people injured when a railing collapsed at a Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert in New Jersey have filed a lawsuit against the venue's operator and the performers claiming they didn't take enough precautions to ensure concertgoers would be safe.
Lawsuit filed over railing collapse at Snoop Dogg concert
FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2016 file photo, Wiz Khalifa performs during his "The High Road Tour" at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, N.J. A lawyer representing 17 people injured when a railing collapsed at the Aug. 5, concert is suing the performers and the venue's owner. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Snoop Dogg concert railing collapse lawsuit (all times local):
The Latest: Concert venue operator won't comment on lawsuit
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The rape trial of former "Sons of Guns" reality TV star Will Hayden and former owner of Red Jacket Firearms has been rescheduled for December.
Rape trial for former "Sons of Guns" star reset for December
This book cover image released by Minotaur shows, "The One Man," a novel by Andrew Gross. (Minotaur via AP)"The One Man" (Minotaur), by Andrew Gross
Review: 'The One Man' is heartfelt and compelling
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FILE - This March 28, 2012 file photo shows Janis Haddon,of Atlanta, holding a glove with a message outside the Supreme Court in Washington as the court concluded three days of hearing arguments on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. America’s health care system is unsustainable. It’s not one problem, but three combined: high cost, uneven quality and millions uninsured. Major changes will keep coming. Every family will be affected. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)The issue:
WHY IT MATTERS: Health care
The New York State Department of Health unveiled a Zika Prevention Kit for pregnant women during the rollout of a Zika Information hotline and website, in New YorkBy Julie Steenhuysen and Zachary Fagenson CHICAGO/MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott said on Wednesday the federal government had so far not delivered all the Zika antibody tests and laboratory support he had requested as the state battles the spread of the virus. On Wednesday, the Florida Department of Health reported a second non-travel related case of Zika in Palm Beach County, bringing the state's total to 43 cases. Federal health officials warned pregnant women last week not to travel to Miami Beach after Florida confirmed the mosquito-borne Zika virus was active there, becoming the second area in Miami to be affected after Wynwood.
Florida governor complains U.S. not doing enough to fight Zika
Nearly half a million children around Lake Chad face "severe acute malnutrition" due to drought and a seven-year insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, UNICEF said on Thursday. Of the 475,000 deemed at risk, 49,000 in Nigeria's Borno state, Boko Haram's heartland, will die this year if they do not receive treatment, according to the United Nations' child agency, which is appealing for $308 million to cope with the crisis. At the start of 2015, Boko Haram occupied an area the size of Belgium but has since been pushed back over the last 18 months by military assaults by the four countries.
Without aid, 49,000 children will die this year in northeast Nigeria: U.N.
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at a gathering of law enforcement leaders at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New YorkBy Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on pharmaceutical company Mylan NV to voluntarily drop the price of its severe allergy treatment drug EpiPen, which has increased in price by more than 400 percent in the past decade. "That's outrageous - and it's just the latest troubling example of a company taking advantage of its consumers," Clinton said in a statement. "It's wrong when drug companies put profits ahead of patients, raising prices without justifying the value behind them." Clinton frequently said during the primary that she would fight pharmaceutical companies - part of an attempt to counter criticism that she was too closely tied to the insurance industry.
Clinton calls for lower price on allergy drug EpiPen
Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen inside Oxitec laboratory in Campinas, BrazilCosta Rica has registered its first case of a baby born with microcephaly linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the country's health ministry said on Wednesday. The health ministry described the case as "imported" in a statement, as the mother of the child is Nicaraguan and was thought to have contracted the virus in the neighboring Central American country. The Zika virus was first detected in Brazil last year and has since spread across the Americas.
Costa Rica registers first microcephaly birth linked to Zika
In Syria -- ravaged by a civil war that has left more than 290,000 people dead and displaced millions since March 2011 -- average life expectancy has been cut by six yearsThe conflict and civil strife that has erupted across the eastern Mediterranean region since the Arab Spring began in 2010 has shortened lifespans and damaged health, according to a study released Thursday. Yemen, Tunisia and Egypt all lost about three months in life expectancy between 2010 and 2013, with deteriorating conditions threatening health gains made over the previous two decades, researchers said. In Syria -- ravaged by a civil war that has left more than 290,000 people dead and displaced millions since March 2011 -- average life expectancy has been cut by six years, they reported in the journal The Lancet Global Health.
Post Arab Spring, lifespan drops across region: study
LONDON (AP) — The ongoing violence in Syria has taken years off of people's life expectancy, according to a new analysis published in the journal Lancet on Wednesday.
Violence has taken years off of life expectancy in Syria
People inspect the damage after an airstrike in the rebel held Douma neighbourhood of DamascusBy Magdalena Mis LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Arab Spring uprising and subsequent conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa have lowered life expectancy in countries such as Syria, Yemen, Tunisia and Egypt, jeopardizing two decades of health gains, experts said on Wednesday. Between 2010 and 2013, Yemen, Tunisia and Egypt lost some 3 months of the average person's life expectancy, while the war in Syria has erased 6 years off average life expectancy, they said in a research published in The Lancet Global Health journal.
Middle East, North Africa conflicts threaten two decades of health gains: research
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to the crowds outside Rideau Hall after the Cabinet's swearing-in ceremony in OttawaBy Andrea Hopkins OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was knocked off message as he marshaled his cabinet back to work this week, distracted by recent spending miscues involving top ministers in the first major wobble of his Liberal government. While Trudeau's popularity remains sky-high 10 months after being elected to a shock majority government, his inexperienced cabinet - much touted for its gender equality and racial diversity - may be his Achilles heel, under scrutiny for questionable expense claims and charges of entitlement. "These stories underline a potential vulnerability for the party, since they feed into the narrative of Liberal entitlement," said a senior Liberal party member who declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the situation.
Cabinet missteps test Canadian PM Trudeau's teflon image
People stand by a road following a quake in AmatriceBy Steve Scherer ACCUMOLI, Italy (Reuters) - Rescue teams were working through the night to try to find survivors under the rubble that remained of central Italian towns flattened by an earthquake that hit in the early hours of Wednesday, killing at least 159 people. One hotel that collapsed in the small town of Amatrice probably had about 70 guests, and only seven bodies had so far been recovered, said the mayor of the town that was one of the worst hit by the quake.
Italy rescuers toil through night seeking quake survivors as death toll hits 159
Desperate and Distressed, Traumatized Syrians Go Online for Mental Health CareThe ongoing violence in Syria has taken a physical and mental toll on many, including one 9-year-old boy, who began to look up "ways to commit suicide" online, according to Dr. Hussam Jefee-Bahloul, who assisted with his care. Growing up, "Adam" (Jefee-Bahloul identifies the boy as Adam for his safety) had been irritable and nervous even before the crisis, but when the violence started, his mental health started to deteriorate further. "While being seen and treated with some medications, he developed adverse reactions and got more restless," Jefee-Bahloul said of Adam.
Desperate and Distressed, Traumatized Syrians Go Online for Mental Health Care
Walnuts sit in a trailer after being harvested in LompocBy Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) - Eating a handful of nuts five times per week may reduce inflammation, a condition that contributes to heart disease, diabetes and many other chronic illnesses, say the authors of a recent U.S. study. This inflammation-dampening effect might be the secret to the health benefits of nuts, the study team writes in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Past research has linked eating nuts to lower rates of heart disease and diabetes, but the exact reason was unknown, senior study author Dr. Ying Bao, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, told Reuters Health.
Regular nibbling on nuts linked to low inflammation
Excess fat linked to cancers including gastric, liver and ovarian cancer.
Research Shows Links Between Obesity and 8 Additional Cancers
Freshly caught Gulf of Mexico white shrimp steamed for lunch at the Ditcharo Seafood Dock in Buras, LouisianaBy Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - For adults with type 2 diabetes, following a Mediterranean diet including at least two servings of fatty fish per week may lower the risk of diabetic retinopathy, according to an observational study from Spain. The researchers analyzed data on people participating in a larger randomized trial known as PREDIMED, which ran from 2003 to 2009 in Spain and tested a Mediterranean diet with added extra virgin olive oil or nuts against a usual comparison diet for preventing heart problems over time. About 3,600 adults aged 55 to 80 who took part in PREDIMED had type 2 diabetes and the analysis focused on them.
Getting enough omega-3 may cut risk of diabetic retinopathy
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves to the crowd with her husband, former president Bill Clinton at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaThe Clinton Foundation, the family philanthropy of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, should shut down or transfer operations to another charity despite its good work to avoid perceptions of "pay-for-play," The Washington Post and USA Today said in editorials on Wednesday. Despite plans announced earlier this week to reorganize the Clinton Foundation if Hillary Clinton wins the Nov. 8 election, USA Today said the global charity must close for the Democratic candidate to avoid any appearance of unethical ties. "The only way to eliminate the odor surrounding the foundation is to wind it down and put it in mothballs, starting today, and transfer its important charitable work to another large American charity such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation," the paper's editorial board wrote.
Chorus grows for Clintons to shutter charitable foundation
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The planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Solar System, is seen in an undated artist's impressionScientists have discovered a planet that appears to be similar to Earth circling the star closest to the sun, potentially a major step in the quest to find out if life exists elsewhere in the universe, research published on Wednesday showed. The relative proximity of the planet, known as Proxima b, gives scientists a better chance to eventually capture an image of it, to help them establish whether it has an atmosphere and water, which is believed to be necessary for life. Future studies may reveal if any atmosphere contains tell-tale chemicals of biological life, such as methane, according to a paper published in this week's issue of the journal Nature.
Scientists find Earth-like planet circling sun's nearest neighbor
Concept portrayal of China's Mars rover and landerChina has showed off its first images of a rover it plans to sent to Mars in mid-2020, which is designed to explore the planet surface for three months, state media said, the latest aim of China's ambitious space program. China in 2003 became the third country to put a man in space with its own rocket after the former Soviet Union and the United States. It has touted its plans for moon exploration and in late 2013 completed the first lunar "soft landing" since 1976 with the Chang'e-3 craft and its Jade Rabbit rover.
China shows first images of Mars rover, aims for 2020 mission
By Umberto Bacchi LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A test has been developed that could help diagnose bacterial infections including meningitis in minutes, but it could take several years before a cheap testing device is available to developing countries, scientists said on Wednesday. The new test could save lives, allow treatment of disease - which is difficult to diagnose - to start much sooner and reduce the risk of life-changing after effects, an international team of researchers led by Imperial College London said. "We would very much hope this could become something cheap enough to be applied even in resource poor regions," Imperial College Professor Michael Levin told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Scientists hope new test could help contain meningitis outbreaks
Artist rendering of NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is seen in an undated handout imageBy Ben Gruber CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA scientists are putting the finishing touches on a spacecraft designed to rendezvous with Asteroid Bennu in 2018 to find clues about the origins of life. "We are days away from encapsulating into our rocket faring and lifting this spacecraft on to the Atlas V vehicle and beginning the journey to Bennu and back," Dante Lauretta, the principal investigator of the mission told Reuters at the Kennedy Space Center. The $1 billion mission, known as OSIRIS-REx, is scheduled for launch on Sept. 8, 2016 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
What are the origins of life? There's a rocket for that
NASA astronaut Jeff Williams works inside the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module attached to the International Space StationTwo NASA astronauts completed a six-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Friday to install a parking spot for upcoming commercial space taxis, which will end U.S. reliance on Russia for rides to the orbiting outpost. Station commander Jeff Williams and flight engineer Kate Rubins floated outside the station's airlock and headed toward the berthing slip once used by NASA's now-retired space shuttles, a NASA TV broadcast showed.
U.S. astronauts prepare station for commercial space taxis
Italy Earthquake: Complex Geology Drives Frequent ShakingPowerful earthquakes like the 6.2-magnitude temblor that rocked central Italy early this morning (Aug. 24) are surprisingly common in the region, geologists say. The shaking was caused by movement in the Tyrrhenian Basin, a seismically active area beneath the Mediterranean Sea. Here, the ground is actually spreading apart, said Julie Dutton, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey.
Italy Earthquake: Complex Geology Drives Frequent Shaking
The rates of divorce filings may peak twice a year, a new study from one state suggests. In a 14-year study of divorce filings in Washington state, researchers found that the rates of such filings consistently peaked in March and August. "People tend to face the holidays with rising expectations, despite what disappointments they might have had in years past," study co-author Julie Brines, an associate sociology professor at the University of Washington, said in a statement.
It's Splitsville: Divorce May Be Seasonal, Study Finds
If your job causes stress and anxiety in your life, it may seem obvious that it may be bad for your health. A new study shows that people who had low levels of job satisfaction in their 20s and 30s may have an increased risk of mental health problems in their 40s. "We found that there is a cumulative effect of job satisfaction on health that appears as early as your 40s," lead author Jonathan Dirlam, a doctoral student in sociology at The Ohio State University, said in a statement.
Mental Toll of Bad Jobs Lasts Decades
Spaceflight Is Entering a New Golden Age, Says Blue Origin Founder Jeff BezosEarly Monday (Nov. 23), the private spaceflight company Blue Origin made a major stride in the pursuit of fully reusable rockets, when it launched an uncrewed vehicle into space and then soft-landed the rocket booster on the ground. "It was one of the greatest moments of my life," said Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin's founder, speaking about the landing in a press briefing yesterday (Nov. 24). "And my teammates here at Blue Origin, I could see felt the same way.
Spaceflight Is Entering a New Golden Age, Says Blue Origin Founder Jeff Bezos
Turkey and Football: How Astronauts Celebrate Thanksgiving in SpaceThanksgiving in space will be a lot like the holiday down here on the ground — minus the gravity, of course. Like most Americans, NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren have Thanksgiving (Nov. 26) off, and they'll spend the day aboard the International Space Station (ISS) watching football and enjoying a turkey-centric feast, agency officials said. Kelly and Lindgren gave viewers a look at that feast in a special Thanksgiving video this week, breaking out bags of smoked turkey, rehydratable corn, candied yams and potatoes au gratin.
Turkey and Football: How Astronauts Celebrate Thanksgiving in Space
This artist rendering provided by the European Southern Observatory shows a view of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. The double star Alpha Centauri AB also appears in the image to the upper-right of Proxima itself. Proxima b is a little more massive than the Earth and orbits in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri, where the temperature is suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface. (European Southern Observatory via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — After scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where life might exist, astronomers have found one right next door.
Jackpot: Scientists find Earth-like planet at star next door
The planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Solar System, is seen in an undated artist's impressionThe relative proximity of the planet, known as Proxima b, gives scientists a better chance to eventually capture an image of it, to help them establish whether it has an atmosphere and water, which is believed to be necessary for life. Future studies may reveal if any atmosphere contains tell-tale chemicals of biological life, such as methane, according to a paper published in this week's issue of the journal Nature. The planet, located about 4.2 light-years from Earth, or 25 trillion miles (40 trillion km), is the closest of some 3,500 planets that have been discovered beyond the solar system since 1995, according to the paper.
Scientists find Earth-like planet circling sun's nearest neighbor
The planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Solar System, is seen in an undated artist's impressionScientists have discovered a planet that appears to be similar to Earth circling the star closest to the sun, potentially a major step in the quest to find out if life exists elsewhere in the universe, research published on Wednesday showed. The relative proximity of the planet, known as Proxima b, gives scientists a better chance to eventually capture an image of it, to help them establish whether it has an atmosphere and water, which is believed to be necessary for life. Future studies may reveal if any atmosphere contains tell-tale chemicals of biological life, such as methane, according to a paper published in this week's issue of the journal Nature.
Scientists find Earth-like planet circling sun's nearest neighbour
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Atlantic puffin chicks on Machias Seal Island in the Gulf of Maine have had the worst breeding season ever recorded, with the majority of chicks starving to death in burrows, scientists said.
Scientists: Puffin chicks starving with less food available
Alien Megastructure? 'Tabby's Star' Continues to Baffle ScientistsNearly a year after first making headlines around the world, "Tabby's star" is still guarding its secrets. In September 2015, a team led by Yale University astronomer Tabetha Boyajian announced that a star about 1,500 light-years from Earth called KIC 8462852 had dimmed oddly and dramatically several times over the past few years. Boyajian and her colleagues suggested that a cloud of fragmented comets or planetary building blocks might be responsible, but other researchers noted that the signal was also consistent with a possible "alien megastructure" — perhaps a giant swarm of energy-collecting solar panels known as a Dyson sphere.
Alien Megastructure? 'Tabby's Star' Continues to Baffle Scientists
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Ed Feulner (AP)Ed Feulner, a major figure in the conservative movement, will help the nominee prepare for a possible presidency.
Key conservative joins Trump transition team
Donald Trump (Getty Images)The GOP nominee's career-long knack for giving the public what it wants made his pivot predictable.
Why Trump's immigration pivot is no surprise
Hillary Clinton and the Army training slide. (AP; U.S. Army W.T.F! Moments via Facebook)The Army has pulled the slide, which listed Clinton among a group of "insider" threats to national security.
Army training slide called Clinton a threat
An artist's impression of the planet Proxima b, orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima CentauriScientists reveal an Earth-size body orbiting the star nearest our sun — and hope one day it will be explored by robots.
Habitable planet is found right next door
Dr. Ben Carson: ‘Elderly’ presidential candidates like Trump and Clinton should release medical historyThe former GOP candidate and retired surgeon says Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton should disclose current medical records.
Dr. Carson pressures 'elderly' candidates
Donald Trump at a rally in New Hampshire. (Getty Images)The candidate has recently shown signs that he's willing to roll back his hard-line stance on immigrants.
Is Donald Trump softening on immigration?
Trump campaign says polls are wrong. (AP)Kellyanne Conway argued polls are missing the “undercover Trump voter,” who is embarrassed to admit support for him.
Trump campaign says polls are wrong
Clinton campaign slams "utterly flawed" foundation report. (AP)The Democratic nominee's team argues that the Associated Press report "relies on utterly flawed data."
Clinton slams 'utterly flawed' report
One of the biggest problems with Obamacare is only getting worseThe high-profile exit of large insurers has eliminated significant competition within the exchange market, a study finds.
One Obamacare problem is getting worse
Photos: Quake leaves devastation in its wakeA victim is pulled out of the rubble following an earthquake in Amatrice Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. . (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Photos: Quake leaves devastation in its wake
Friends and family of Daniel Harris during a candlelight vigil on Aug. 22 in Charlotte, N.C. (David T. Foster III/The Charlotte Observer via AP)The family of Daniel Harris says he was unarmed and that his death resulted from a tragic misunderstanding.
Trooper's fatal shooting of deaf driver probed
Mitt Romney on Nov. 4, 2012. (Charles Dharapak/AP)Declaring Trump "unhinged," many Democrats who vilified Romney four years ago have changed their tune.
Horrified by Trump, Dems nostalgic about Romney
James Smith, left, and Ike Jenkins, who is not a Donald Trump fan, in East Cleveland, Ohio. (Bill Barrow/AP)Many rank-and-file black voters dismiss his overtures as racially charged pitches aimed exclusively at whites.
Blacks question Trump's outreach attempts
Rescuers at a collapsed house following a quake in Amatrice, central Italy, on Aug. 24. (Emiliano Grillotti/Reuters)"There are houses that aren't here anymore.,” the mayor of Amatrice says after a 6.2-magnitude quake struck the area.
Quake destroys buildings in Italy; dozens dead
Donald Trump campaigns in Virginia. (Getty Images)The GOP nominee is making outreach efforts in the African-American and Latino communities.
Trump meeting with black, Latino activists
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