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NASA counts down to landing of Martian quake-sensor, InSight

Top Stories - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 21:08

NASA is counting down to a nail-biting touchdown Monday of the $993 million Mars InSight, the first spacecraft to listen for quakes and study the inner workings of another rocky planet. No one is on board the spacecraft, which launched nearly seven months ago and has traveled some 300 million miles (482 million kilometers). The lander is the first to reach Mars since 2012, when NASA's Curiosity rover touched down to scour the surface and analyze rocks for signs that life forms may once have inhabited Earth's neighbor, now a frigid and dry planet.


Correction: Mansion Fire-Deaths-The Latest story

Top Stories - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 19:23

COLTS NECK, N.J. (AP) — In some versions of a story Nov. 21 about the death of a family of four, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of a man charged with setting fire to his own home. He is Paul Caneiro, not Caniero. Additionally, the last name of one of the dead family members was misspelled. She is Jennifer Caneiro, not Jennifer Caniero.


Trump Avoids Visiting Troops In Harm’s Way, Talks To Them From His Country Club Instead

Top Stories - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 17:09

For the second straight year as president, President Donald Trump chose not to


Hundreds searching for remains of California wildfire victims

Top Stories - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 16:53

Hundreds of volunteers and police officers spent the Thanksgiving holiday combing through the wreckage of California's deadliest wildfire, searching for the remains of victims killed in the blaze as rains looked set to complicate their work. The Camp Fire killed at least 83 people and 563 are still unaccounted for in and around Paradise, a community of nearly 27,000 people that was largely incinerated when the flames swept through two weeks ago, according to authorities. "We haven't taken the day off," Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said in a video message posted online on Thanksgiving.


Hillary Clinton: Europe Needs Tougher Immigration Laws To Stave Off Nationalism

Top Stories - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 16:05

Hillary Clinton said she thinks Europe needs to "get a handle" on reforming


California Fire Fallout: Public Confused By, May Mistrust Government As DNA Samples Wanted To ID Victims

Top Stories - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 14:07

Following the devastation of the California wildfires, authorities are seeking DNA samples from relatives of those who are missing in order to identify victims. Meanwhile, the DNA testing of the remains that have been found “has been surprisingly easy,” said Annette Mattern.


Indian island police struggle to get body of American

Top Stories - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 13:59

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities were struggling Thursday to figure out how to recover the body of an American who was killed after wading ashore on an island cut off from the modern world.


James Comey Responds To Subpoena From Republicans: 'Let's Invite Everyone To See'

Top Stories - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 12:50

Former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch


Hamas photos of alleged Israeli force spark censor warning

Top Stories - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 12:36

Israel's army censor warned Thursday against publishing photos released earlier in the day by Hamas of eight people it claimed were part of a recent Israeli special forces operation in the Gaza Strip that turned deadly. The armed wing of Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the Gaza Strip, called for information on the people in the photos as it continued an investigation into the botched Israeli mission. Hamas also distributed images of two vehicles purportedly linked to the covert operation, but provided no further details on the identities of the people pictured.


FedEx driver who fatally punched man after he hurled racist slurs will not face criminal charges

Top Stories - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 12:00

A FedEx delivery driver who punched a man who shouted racial slurs at him will not face criminal charges after the man later died, officials announced. Timothy Warren was driving his truck through a Portland, Oregon, neighbourhood when Joseph Magnuson began to shout at him to tell him that he was going too fast. Mr Warren stopped his truck and tried to explain to Mr Magnuson that he was exhausted and just wanted to finish his work.


Yahoo News Explains: Who were the first Pilgrims in America?

Top Stories - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 11:34

If you remember anything from history class, you already know a small group of people boarded the Mayflower in 1620 in hopes of a better life in America. A couple of the crew members had actually been to America before to fish or to explore. A man on the Mayflower, Stephen Hopkins, had tried to settle in the New World 10 years earlier but got shipwrecked in Bermuda.  Shakespeare’s renowned play “The Tempest” was allegedly based on that wreck.


Next McLaren supercar to debut next month

Top Stories - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 11:17

McLaren has released teasers of what we can safely assume is the convertible version of the McLaren 720S Spider, which is to be unveiled December 8 -- who needs warm weather to ride a drop-top anyway? From the single image and 13-second video that the company shared Wednesday of what looks to be a convertible derivative of the McLaren 720S Spider, we can see pretty much see the entire exterior and get a taste of the interior. Despite the specs not being announced yet, we're reasonably confident that this car will have impressive power -- it is a supercar, after all.


At tense Ankara news conference, EU rebukes Turkey over detentions

Top Stories - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 10:45

Johannes Hahn, the EU commissioner responsible for relations with countries that aspire to join the bloc, emphasized the importance of political dialogue. Journalists and civil society must be able to do their important work," Hahn told reporters, standing alongside Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. Hahn was referring to jailed rights activist Osman Kavala and 13 academics detained last week in an investigation accusing them of a bid to unseat the government through mass protests in 2013.


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Throws Support Behind Nancy Pelosi For House Speaker

Top Stories - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 10:27

Incoming Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) announced her support


Polish leader suing Walesa for blaming him for plane crash

Top Stories - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 09:53

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two of Poland's most famous foes, former President Lech Walesa, and the country's de facto leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, faced off in court Thursday, exchanging wry comments.


23andMe vs. AncestryDNA: What's the difference?

Macworld - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 09:00
23andMe and AncestryDNA are the two most popular DNA tests in the world. But there are some key differences you should know before buying one or the other.

Chief of Russia's military intelligence agency dies

Top Stories - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 08:53

Russia's military intelligence chief who oversaw a series of notorious operations abroad has died after a long illness, with Moscow praising him Thursday as a "great man" and a patriot. Igor Korobov, 62, had headed the defence ministry's Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) since 2016 and was the target of US sanctions. Korobov's 57-year-old first deputy, Vice Admiral Igor Kostyukov, has been appointed acting GRU chief and is likely become his successor, state news agency TASS said, citing a military source.


What Betsy DeVos' New Rule Means For Sexual Assault Survivors At Community Colleges

Top Stories - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 08:00

Last week, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released a proposed regulation


China Copied This Russian Jet Fighter (And It Has All Sorts of Problems)

Top Stories - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 07:59

Cheaters never prosper, says Russia.


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