- Science/Space and Astronomy
- 2017-11-19 10:02:28Z
It's double Trump trouble in a London underground parking garage when the president's sons meet up with Kate McKinnon's Julian Assange for an episode of "The Mueller Files" on the cold open of "Saturday Night Live."
CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, for the second time in as many days, delivered on Saturday a stern warning to Ethiopia over a dam it is building after the two countries along with Sudan failed to approve a study on its potential effects.
Ryan Seacrest is denying the misconduct allegations that have been brought against him by a former wardrobe stylist.
After shaking up the auto world with its electric cars, Tesla is tackling a new frontier in "green" transportation with the unveiling of a futuristic all-electric semi truck. Elon Musk, the South African-born inventor and entrepreneur, showcased the new vehicle Thursday in Hawthorne, California, site of Tesla's design bureau and the headquarters of the billionaire's aerospace company SpaceX. With a sleek, aerodynamic profile, the Tesla Semi is billed as quicker and more economical than today's diesel-powered trucks.
A Palestinian rammed his car into two Israeli civilians in the occupied West Bank Friday before trying to stab soldiers and being shot, the Israeli army said. In a statement the army said the attacker drove his car into the two Israelis near the Gush Etzion junction in the southern West Bank, leaving them both injured. A spokeswoman for the hospital said the Palestinian was 17 and in critical condition.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley called Venezuela "an increasingly violent narco-state" that threatens the world, speaking Monday at an informal Security Council meeting on the South American nation that was boycotted by Russia, China, Egypt and Bolivia.
In an era of TV dinners, fast food and on-the-go snacking, the pleasure of languidly savouring a meal has become a luxury largely consigned to special occasions. But a new study suggests that taking the time to stop and enjoy each mouthful could be the secret of a healthy heart, and a slimmer waistline. Research by Japanese scientists has found that people who eat slowly and mindfully are less likely to pile on the pounds or develop metabolic syndrome - the name for a cluster of dangerous health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity which can damage the heart. For the new study, researchers followed more than 1,000 middle-aged men and women for five years, monitoring...
Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is to invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that brings together industry and government to seek treatments for the brain-wasting disease. The investment - a personal one and not part of Gates' philanthropic Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - will be followed by another $50 million in start-up ventures working in Alzheimer's research, Gates said. With rapidly rising numbers of people suffering from Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, the disease is taking a growing emotional and financial toll as people live longer, Gates told Reuters in an interview.
President Donald Trump used a series of public appearances in the Philippines on Monday to heap praise upon the island nation's strongman president, Rodrigo Duterte, and shut down reporters who tried to press the leaders on the country's human rights abuses.
CODY, Wyo. (AP) - U.S. Marine Corps veteran and Cody resident Bill Buntyn knew he had something special when he purchased an old German banner in 1983 at a military surplus auction in Ohio.
Carrying Polish flags and throwing red smoke bombs, tens of thousands of people on Saturday joined a march in Warsaw organised by far-right nationalists to mark independence day, while counter-protesters rallied against fascism. The annual march also attracted a considerable number of supporters of the governing conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party to honour the reestablishment of Poland's independence in 1918. It's 50 to100,000 mostly football hooligans hijacking patriotism," said 50-year-old Briton Andy Eddles, a language teacher who has been living in Poland for 27 years.
BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanon's president called on Saudi Arabia Saturday to clarify the reasons why the country's prime minister has not returned home since his resignation last week, announced from the kingdom, as the United States and France expressed their support for Lebanon's sovereignty and stability amid heightening tensions between Beirut and Saudi Arabia.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota's House speaker suspended the committee chairmanship of state Rep. Tony Cornish after two women accused him of sexual harassment, the second allegation against a sitting lawmaker in as many days.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear an expedited argument in a case challenging the state's congressional map, setting the stage for a potential decision on the constitutionality of the map ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
Actor Terry Crews has reportedly filed a police report against a Hollywood executive just weeks after claiming that he was sexually assaulted at a party.
Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil on Thursday demanded the return of prime minister Saad Hariri from Saudi Arabia, where he announced days ago his shock resignation. "Today we demand the return to the nation of our Prime Minister Saad Hariri," tweeted Bassil. The foreign minister is the son-in-law of Lebanese President Michel Aoun, who has not yet accepted Hariri's resignation and is awaiting his return before taking any decision.
Addressing business leaders in Beijing's Mao-era Great Hall of the People on Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump said that his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping can "easily" force North Korea to stop its escalating nuclear and missile tests.
Zimbabwe's former vice president yesterday vowed to return home to "fight" for democracy as he revealed he had fled the country after being sacked and labelled a "traitor". Emmerson Mnangagwa, 75, left his government office on Monday, several hours before Robert Mugabe, 93, the president, dismissed him and accused him of being "deceitful" and "disloyal". The ex-vice president, reported to be in either Mozambique or South Africa, released a five-page statement via his family in Harare in which he said he would return to Zimbabwe to campaign against Mr Mugabe in elections next year. "I will fight tooth and nail against those making a mockery of Zanu-PF founding principles, ethos and...
It's never too late to make sure future votes are secure from foreign interference. Here's how.
Maybe Chris Evans' dog Dodger deserves a spot on Broadway.
Rescued migrants disembark from the Spanish navy ship Cantabria in Salerno, Italy. Two men have been arrested and charged in Italy as investigators look into the deaths of 26 Nigerian women and girls, who are suspected to have been murdered while attempting to cross the Mediterranean. The bodies of the women were brought to the southern Italian port of Salerno by the Spanish ship Cantabria on Sunday, and prosecutors opened an investigation over suspicions that the women, some as young as 14, may have been abused and killed.
"It was surreal to me": Stephen Willeford, the man who shot the Texas church gunman, describes his experience https://t.co/DYea03zUpz-
The gunman who carried out a massacre at a small-town Texas church on Sunday was involved in a family dispute, authorities said. "There was a domestic situation going on," Freeman Martin, a spokesman for the Texas department of public safety, said at a press conference on Monday near the scene of the shooting in Sutherland Springs, about 35 miles east of San Antonio. Martin said the named gunman, Devin Kelley, sent threatening texts to his mother-in-law.
Derek Hough & Girlfriend Hayley Erbert Have Been Dating Since 2015
A former Kenyan lawmaker and businessman on Monday filed a petition challenging a presidential election won by President Uhuru Kenyatta, in the latest legal battle to hit the drawn-out poll process. The former MP, John Harun Mwau, wants the Supreme Court to annul the October 26 election re-run, which was called after the court overturned the results of an initial poll on August 8 in a historical decision. Kenya was plunged into crisis after the opposition contested the August 8 vote, which the Supreme Court annulled citing widespread "irregularities and illegalities".
Howard Dean: 'Jared Kushner will be indicted for money laundering' and 'the next step will be Trump family'#TrumpRussia pic.twitter.com/qGIc7SO61r-
A church outgrows its old building. It finds a vacant warehouse in a middle-class neighborhood, close to the highway and convenient for its congregants. Mortgage money is raised, plans are drawn up, the sale is approved. All that remains is a technicality: securing a zoning-code exemption.
Republican Senator Rand Paul suffered minor injuries after being attacked at his home in the southern state of Kentucky by a neighbor who tackled him from behind, according to a news report Saturday. State troopers arrived at Paul's home in Warren County on Friday afternoon in response to a report of an assault and arrested 59-year-old Rene Boucher, Kentucky State Police said in a statement. "Upon their arrival, it was determined that Rene Boucher had intentionally assaulted Paul, causing a minor injury," the statement said.
President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted a mystifying response to the temporary deletion of his Twitter account by a rogue employee.
House Republicans released their long-awaited redo of the tax code, which they promised would dramatically reduce the federal tax bill for most American households and give a big break to busines...
Demonstrators in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro were met by hundreds of counter-protesters
U.S. pharmacy operator CVS Health Corp's move to buy health insurer Aetna Inc could shore-up CVS' vulnerable pharmacy business and spur another round of dealmaking in an industry fearing Amazon's arrival, analysts said. Shares of Aetna, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, closed down 3 percent on Friday after closing 12 percent higher on Thursday on reports of the deal. CVS Health was down 5.9 percent.
The publication of thousands of classified US Government files on the death of President John F. Kennedy has unearthed some fascinating details and colourful anecdotes surrounding the assassination. Some of the more intriguing revelations include a mysterious call made to a British newspaper minutes before the shooting and the FBI warning the Dallas police there were threats against Lee Harvey Oswald the day before he was gunned down by nightclub operator Jack Ruby while in police custody. Yet the files do not appear to have revealed anything that sheds real light on the enduring mysteries around the murder of the 35th US President. This is unsurprising in light of the fact that...
Sen. John McCain praised Jeff Flake, his fellow Republican Senator from Arizona, after he announced that he would not seek re-election in the coming midterms.