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- 2018-02-22 08:34:27Z
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.
Kent Whitaker said he forgave his son Bart Whitaker, who is on death row and scheduled to be executed this week.
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.
Students working on science experiment will be a part of the Mission 12 Program on the international space station with a group of astronauts.
Students called for stricter gun control measures and honored the victims of last week's massacre in Parkland, Florida
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
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
"I'm not a crisis actor, I am somebody that had to witness this," David Hogg said
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.
"They could very well end the attack very quickly"
The massive youth uprising is a shift from the typical gun violence debates
More walkouts are already being planned for March 14
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reflections from a staffer who spent over 33 years working for the evangelist
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."
Tucker 1023 was burned beyond recognition.
European countries no longer top the charts
Nest's indoor security camera is getting the Google Assistant
This week the Duke of Cambridge popped by Triumph Motorcycles to take a photo atop one of the classic rides.
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.
"A little child shall lead them," said civil-rights pioneer Barbara Johns
It's unlikely the giant structure will be used for more than a single launch.
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.
As well as providing a blueprint for their methods, the indictment may further diminish public trust in platforms that provide information
"People don't recognize it as a disease."
New research explains that dogs may have evolved to eat faeces as a way to prevent the spread of disease.
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...
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.
"They're voting to have shootings continually happen," said Noah Kaufman, 16
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.
The vice president's office said that North Korea had "dangled a meeting" in hopes of enticing Pence to ease up on pressure
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.
"I am joining forces with you"
A project designed to outlive us all.
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...
President Trump directed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to craft regulations banning bump stocks "very soon."
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.
Tougher laws now have the highest favorable percentage ever recorded by Quinnipiac
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.
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.
Olympic ice dance gold medalists Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue keep the focus on the PyeongChang performance in response to dating questions.
Controversy continues for the herbal supplement
Madison Chock and Evan Bates, who are part of Team USA's ice dancing competitors, are partners both on and off the ice rink.
"I think most younger South Koreans are not in any kind of thrall about what this means for unification"
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 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.