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Judges delay ruling on diesel bans for German cities
Judges delay ruling on diesel bans for German cities

German judges Thursday pushed back a decision on whether German cities can ban old diesel cars to reduce air pollution, with potentially dramatic consequences for a key industry and transport policy in Europe's largest economy. The court "wants to deliberate very thoroughly" on the question, presiding judge Andreas Korbmacher said, adding that the ruling will be announced on Tuesday. While a decision from the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig in favour of anti-pollution plaintiffs would not order any vehicles off the road, it could open the way for cities to do so in zones where the air is particularly contaminated by diesel exhausts.

Dad who survived son
Dad who survived son's murder plot that killed mom, brother wants his life spared

Kent Whitaker said he forgave his son Bart Whitaker, who is on death row and scheduled to be executed this week.

Florida Sheriff Rebukes NRA Spokeswoman Who Claims She's 'Fighting' For Shooting Survivors
Florida Sheriff Rebukes NRA Spokeswoman Who Claims She's 'Fighting' For Shooting Survivors

During a heated CNN-hosted town hall event on Wednesday night, National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch told survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting that she was "fighting" for them.

Student experiment selected to be part of Mission 12 at International Space Station
Student experiment selected to be part of Mission 12 at International Space Station

Students working on science experiment will be a part of the Mission 12 Program on the international space station with a group of astronauts.

After Parkland, Students Across the U.S. Are Holding Protest Walkouts Over Gun Violence
After Parkland, Students Across the U.S. Are Holding Protest Walkouts Over Gun Violence

Students called for stricter gun control measures and honored the victims of last week's massacre in Parkland, Florida

Social media network CEO: How Google censors my company
Social media network CEO: How Google censors my company

Bill Ottman, co-creator of Mind.com, talks to Tucker in latest example of how Big Tech has become a bigger threat to civil liberties than even the federal government. #Tucker

Neurologist Repeatedly Raped Patient, Police Say
Neurologist Repeatedly Raped Patient, Police Say

Dr. Ricardo Cruciani was taken into custody and will be arraigned in New York on multiple counts of rape and other sex crimes, police said

Florida Shooting Survivors Are Being Targeted by Conspiracy Theories. Here's What to Know
Florida Shooting Survivors Are Being Targeted by Conspiracy Theories. Here's What to Know

"I'm not a crisis actor, I am somebody that had to witness this," David Hogg said

Want to do some science? Here
Want to do some science? Here's a smartphone microscope you can 3D print

The 3D-printable microscope design can be attached to most smartphones to turn it into a fully functional microscope, strong enough to visualize specimens as small as a two-hundredth of a millimeter.

President Trump Suggests Arming Teachers During Listening Session With School Shooting Survivors
President Trump Suggests Arming Teachers During Listening Session With School Shooting Survivors

"They could very well end the attack very quickly"

'We Just Had a Gun to Our Heads.' The Florida Shooting Survivors Are Transforming America
'We Just Had a Gun to Our Heads.' The Florida Shooting Survivors Are Transforming America's Gun Debate

The massive youth uprising is a shift from the typical gun violence debates

Hundreds of Students Skip Class to Rally for Gun Control at U.S. Capitol
Hundreds of Students Skip Class to Rally for Gun Control at U.S. Capitol

More walkouts are already being planned for March 14

Russia criticizes Western pressure to turn away from Moscow
Russia criticizes Western pressure to turn away from Moscow

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday criticized Western policies toward his country, blasting the European Union for failing to maintain good relations with Moscow despite the divisions over Ukraine and many other issues.

'Abhorrent' Hoax Facebook Posts Are Claiming the Florida School Shooting Survivors Are 'Crisis Actors'

Facebook said Wednesday that it will remove posts circulating on the social network wrongly claiming that survivors of last week's deadly Florida school shooting are "crisis actors" working on behalf of a liberal agenda. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are giving a megaphone for trolls to shout to millions.

Florida School Shooting Survivors Are Rallying for Gun Control. Here
Florida School Shooting Survivors Are Rallying for Gun Control. Here's What to Know

This week, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. - where a 19-year-old gunman opened fire and killed 17 people one week ago - traveled roughly 450 miles northwest to state capital Tallahassee to make their voices heard. Nearly 100 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School made the trek, which was organized in part by 17-year-old high school junior Jaclyn Corin, along with other students who are part of the Never Again movement. According to the Naples Daily News, the students split into small groups to meet with both Democratic and Republican lawmakers.

Florida School Shooting Survivors Get Little More Than
Florida School Shooting Survivors Get Little More Than 'Thoughts and Prayers' From Lawmakers at the State Capitol

Thousands of chanting students, including survivors of the Florida school shooting, rallied at the state Capitol on Wednesday, demanding changes to gun laws and threatening to remove Republicans who refuse to address new gun-control measures. A week after the massacre that killed 17 people, the students took their message into the gun-friendly halls of power in Tallahassee. Florida lawmakers have rebuffed gun restrictions since the GOP took control of both the governor's office and the Legislature in 1999.

'Baby Steps.' Here Are the Gun Control Proposals President Trump and Congress Are Considering

It's become a grim but familiar ritual for gun control activists: there's a mass shooting in America, cries for action on gun laws follow, and efforts for reform are ultimately stymied by a gridlocked government. Trump directed the Justice Department Tuesday to develop regulations that would ban bump stocks, devices that are used to make legal semi-automatic weapons fire similarly to machine guns. "The key in all of these efforts, as I said in my remarks the day after the shooting, is that we cannot merely take actions that make us feel like we are making a difference," Trump said at the White House.

The Billy Graham I Knew
The Billy Graham I Knew

Reflections from a staffer who spent over 33 years working for the evangelist

Here's How To Stop The Next Nikolas Cruz
Here's How To Stop The Next Nikolas Cruz

Someone close to him called the FBI to report his "desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting."

The Sad Story of the Tucker 48 Killed in a Fire
The Sad Story of the Tucker 48 Killed in a Fire

Tucker 1023 was burned beyond recognition.

These Surprising Countries Now Have the Most Powerful Passport in the World
These Surprising Countries Now Have the Most Powerful Passport in the World

European countries no longer top the charts

You Can Now Talk to Your Nest Security Camera
You Can Now Talk to Your Nest Security Camera

Nest's indoor security camera is getting the Google Assistant

Prince William Is Looking for Adventure on a Motorcycle Because Future Kings Can Have Fun Too
Prince William Is Looking for Adventure on a Motorcycle Because Future Kings Can Have Fun Too

This week the Duke of Cambridge popped by Triumph Motorcycles to take a photo atop one of the classic rides.

Elderly Who Stay Sharp into Old Age Smoke, Drink and Think Positively
Elderly Who Stay Sharp into Old Age Smoke, Drink and Think Positively

At an annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Austin, Texas last weekend, scientists from across the country came together to discuss their latest findings on the brains of super-agers, Science Alert reported. Super-agers are a small demographic of the elderly population that retain cognition on par with their far younger counterparts, sometimes up until the day that they die. "It's not so long ago that we thought the only trajectory there was was to get old and senile," said Emily Rogalski, from Northwestern University, at the annual meeting, The Guardian reported.

Students Calling for Gun Control Can't Vote Yet. But Age Hasn't Stopped Young Activists in the Past
Students Calling for Gun Control Can't Vote Yet. But Age Hasn't Stopped Young Activists in the Past

"A little child shall lead them," said civil-rights pioneer Barbara Johns

NASA's $1 Billion Mobile Launcher Leans a Little
NASA's $1 Billion Mobile Launcher Leans a Little

It's unlikely the giant structure will be used for more than a single launch.

Huge 10.5-billion-year-old Cosmic Explosion Is the Most Distant Supernova Ever Discovered
Huge 10.5-billion-year-old Cosmic Explosion Is the Most Distant Supernova Ever Discovered

Astronomers have confirmed that a huge cosmic explosion-which took place 10.5 billion years ago-is the most distant supernova ever detected. When massive stars come to the end of their life cycles, they self-destruct in a cataclysmic final explosion known as a supernova. In the case of DES162nm, it is thought the event was caused by vas quantities of material falling into a rapidly rotating neutron star - one of the densest objects in the Universe-which was formed in the aftermath of a massive explosion.

Robert Mueller's Indictment Could Be a Win for Russia's Trolls
Robert Mueller's Indictment Could Be a Win for Russia's Trolls

As well as providing a blueprint for their methods, the indictment may further diminish public trust in platforms that provide information

Chris Cornell's Wife Opens Up About His Death: Addiction Is Not a Choice
Chris Cornell's Wife Opens Up About His Death: Addiction Is Not a Choice

"People don't recognize it as a disease."

Explaining coprophagy - why do dogs eat their own poo?
Explaining coprophagy - why do dogs eat their own poo?

New research explains that dogs may have evolved to eat faeces as a way to prevent the spread of disease.

New Fish Species Found in Deep Sea East of Australia
New Fish Species Found in Deep Sea East of Australia

New fish species were found among tens of thousands of fish collected from the deep sea east of Australia in May 2017 , ABC reported. Scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation ( CSIRO ) said more than 42,000 fish of over 100 different species was sourced from reserves off Tasmania and Queensland last year. Among the findings was a peculiar "faceless" fish with no eyes and its mouth under its head. "The discoveries provide us with a glimpse into how our marine fauna fits into the interconnected abyssal environment worldwide and for the scientists, adds another piece to the puzzle of what affects evolution in the deep sea," Museums Victoria...

Top experts warn against
Top experts warn against 'malicious use' of AI

Artificial intelligence could be deployed by dictators, criminals and terrorists to manipulate elections and use drones in terrorist attacks, more than two dozen experts said Wednesday as they sounded the alarm over misuse of the technology. In a 100-page analysis, they outlined a rapid growth in cybercrime and the use of "bots" to interfere with news gathering and penetrate social media among a host of plausible scenarios in the next five to 10 years. "Our report focuses on ways in which people could do deliberate harm with AI," said Sean O hEigeartaigh, Executive Director of the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk.

Florida Lawmakers Vote Against Taking Up Bill to Ban Assault Weapons
Florida Lawmakers Vote Against Taking Up Bill to Ban Assault Weapons

"They're voting to have shootings continually happen," said Noah Kaufman, 16

Kin of
Kin of 'world's ugliest animal' among fish hauled off Australia abyss

More than 100 rarely seen fish species were hauled up from a deep and cold abyss off Australia during a scientific voyage, researchers said Wednesday, including a cousin of the "world's ugliest animal" Mr Blobby. "The discoveries provide us with a glimpse into how our marine fauna fits into the interconnected abyssal environment worldwide and for the scientists, adds another piece to the puzzle of what affects evolution in the deep sea," he said.

North Korea Canceled a Planned Meeting With Mike Pence at the Last Minute, U.S. Says
North Korea Canceled a Planned Meeting With Mike Pence at the Last Minute, U.S. Says

The vice president's office said that North Korea had "dangled a meeting" in hopes of enticing Pence to ease up on pressure

Some fear California drought cuts could erase water rights
Some fear California drought cuts could erase water rights

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A proposal to make California's drought-era water restrictions permanent could allow the state to chip away at long-held water rights in an unprecedented power grab, representatives from water districts and other users told regulators Tuesday.

These Celebrities Are Matching George and Amal Clooney's $500,000 Donation to March for Our Lives
These Celebrities Are Matching George and Amal Clooney's $500,000 Donation to March for Our Lives

"I am joining forces with you"

The 10,000-Year Clock Being Built in a Mountain
The 10,000-Year Clock Being Built in a Mountain

A project designed to outlive us all.

Bigleow aims to launch its own expandable space station as NASA plans pullback from ISS
Bigleow aims to launch its own expandable space station as NASA plans pullback from ISS

Bigelow Aerospace - which currently has an inflatable capsule attached to the International Space Station (ISS) - announced bold plans to populate low-Earth orbit with inflatable space capsules. The announcement on Tuesday comes soon after the Trump administration proposed a NASA budget that would cease funding the Space Station after the year 2024. The company's CEO, Robert Bigelow - who is convinced aliens have visited Earth - announced the creation of a new company called Bigelow Space Operations, which will sell and manage the company's inflatable capsules.  Last week, NASA announced it will allow private companies to play a leading role in maintaining the massive, aging...

The Trump Administration Will Look Into Banning Bump Stocks
The Trump Administration Will Look Into Banning Bump Stocks

President Trump directed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to craft regulations banning bump stocks "very soon."

Physicists create a new type of light, and it
Physicists create a new type of light, and it's heavier than before

Physicists at MIT and Harvard University may have just invented a whole new type of light by forcing groups of photons to bound together to form a completely new kind of photonic matter.

More Americans Than Ever Support Stricter Gun Control Laws, Poll Finds
More Americans Than Ever Support Stricter Gun Control Laws, Poll Finds

Tougher laws now have the highest favorable percentage ever recorded by Quinnipiac

Most Massive Black Holes Ever Found in the Universe Discovered 3.5 Billion Light Years Away
Most Massive Black Holes Ever Found in the Universe Discovered 3.5 Billion Light Years Away

Scientists have detected a set of gargantuan black holes that are likely the most massive ever discovered in the universe. The "ultramassive" black holes are located up to 3.5 billion light years from Earth. To make their findings, astrophysicists from the University of Montreal and the Institute of Space Sciences (ISS) in Spain examined 72 galaxies in the middle of some of the universe's most massive and brightest galaxy clusters.

Infrasound microphones could predict volcano eruptions before they strike
Infrasound microphones could predict volcano eruptions before they strike

Researchers have created low-frequency microphones that could potentially help to predict the eruption of certain volcanoes around the world by listening to infrasound frequencies.

Here's How Internet Darlings Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir Respond to Those Relationship Theories
Here's How Internet Darlings Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir Respond to Those Relationship Theories

Olympic ice dance gold medalists Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue keep the focus on the PyeongChang performance in response to dating questions.

Kratom Is Linked to a Salmonella Outbreak Across 20 States, CDC Says
Kratom Is Linked to a Salmonella Outbreak Across 20 States, CDC Says

Controversy continues for the herbal supplement

Everything You Need to Know About Madison Chock and Evan Bates' Relationship
Everything You Need to Know About Madison Chock and Evan Bates' Relationship

Madison Chock and Evan Bates, who are part of Team USA's ice dancing competitors, are partners both on and off the ice rink.

The Olympics Brought North and South Korea Together. But Hope for a Unified Korea Is 'Withering Away'
The Olympics Brought North and South Korea Together. But Hope for a Unified Korea Is 'Withering Away'

"I think most younger South Koreans are not in any kind of thrall about what this means for unification"

President Trump Tweeted He's Been Tougher on Russia Than Obama. That's Not True
President Trump Tweeted He's Been Tougher on Russia Than Obama. That's Not True

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Tuesday to argue that he's been tougher on Russia than his predecessor Barack Obama. That's not true.

EU nations should seize chance to boost renewable energy: study
EU nations should seize chance to boost renewable energy: study

EU member states should take advantage of falling costs for renewable energy to invest more in the sector and make it account for a third of total energy output by 2030, an new report said Tuesday. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) study said the European Union could make renewables account for 34 percent of total production by 2030, up from the current target of 27 percent and twice what it was in 2016. EU energy commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete welcomed the EU-commissioned report's timing, which coincides with decreases in costs for solar and wind power.

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