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Baboons Work Together To Escape From Biomedical Testing Facility

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:16

Four baboons held at a Texas biomedical research facility briefly escaped on


Heartsick Boy Asks If Atheist Dad Is In Heaven. Pope Francis Reveals The Answer With A Hug.

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:33

A tearful little boy grappling with big existential questions after the death


Lawyer: El Chapo's mental health is deteriorating

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:32

NEW YORK (AP) — Notorious Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is having psychological problems that could hinder his ability to fight U.S. drug-trafficking charges, his lawyer and wife said Tuesday.


Passenger dies after Southwest plane with shattered window makes emergency landing in Philadelphia

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:03

A Southwest Airlines flight heading from New York's LaGuardia Airport to


Jerry Brown: California Won't Roll Back Auto Emissions Standards

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:54

WASHINGTON ― California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Tuesday expressed confidence


NYC Removes Statue Honoring 19th Century Surgeon Who Experimented On Female Slaves

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:01

New York City workers removed a Central Park statue on Tuesday commemorating


Scientists Accidentally Create A Plastic-Eating Enzyme

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:50

A Japanese waste dump is an unlikely location for what may be a huge


Iraq sentences French woman to life in jail for joining IS

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:23

Iraq on Tuesday sentenced a French woman to life in prison for belonging to the Islamic State group, raising to more than 180 the number of such convictions of foreign women since the country's defeat of IS. Djamila Boutoutaou, a 29-year-old of Algerian origin, told a Baghdad court that she left France with her husband, a rapper. Boutoutaou, who appeared in court wearing a brown headscarf, said she and her two children had been forced to live in a "cave".


Did China Just 'Activate' Its Latest Carrier-Killer (or Guam Express) Missile?

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:19

Anti-ship precision strike missile DF-26 fully combat ready amid Pentagon's raid on Syria. Did China Just 'Activate' Its Latest Carrier-Killer (or Guam Express) Missile? The US-led coordinated strikes on Syria last week, in response to the Assad regime’s suspected use of chemical weapons, has given the Chinese military more impetus to develop its own precision airborne strike systems.


Is the F-35 Now the Ultimate Drone Killer?

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 09:30

An F-35 used sensors, on-board computers and targeting systems to find, track and destroy two airborne drones at once. Previous test data and observers have confirmed the F-35 identified and targeted the drone with its mission systems sensors, passed the target ‘track’ information to the missile, enabled the pilot to verify targeting information using the high off-boresight capability of the helmet mounted display and launched the AIM-9X from the aircraft to engage the target drone, a statement from the F-35 JPO said. When a single F-35 used sensors, on-board computers and targeting systems to find, track and destroy two airborne drones at the same time with air-to-air missiles, the emerging 5th Gen fighter transitioned into a new era for offensive attack missions.


This Trend In Dating Is The 'Worst Decision Any Single Can Make'

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 09:01

If you're single and looking for love, you've probably had nights that played


Starbucks in Los Angeles accused of racism in bathroom incident

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 07:41

Another incident of alleged racial bias at Starbucks is stirring outrage. A black man claims he was denied access to a bathroom at a Los Angeles store, even though a white man was given the entry code. Neither were paying customers. Michelle Miller reports.


Armenia's ex-president set to keep power as opposition blocks govt buildings

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 06:46

Opposition demonstrators blockaded government buildings in Armenia's capital Tuesday as parliament was set to confirm the pro-Moscow former president as the real power in the country. Parliament is expected to elect ex-president Serzh Sarkisian as prime minister under a new parliamentary system of government that will allow the 63-year-old to maintain his chokehold on the country. The ruling party pressed ahead with the vote despite opposition rallies that saw several dozen protesters hurt in clashes with police in the capital Yerevan on Monday.


Syria says false alarm set off its air defenses

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 06:42

A false alarm led to Syrian air defense missiles being fired overnight and no new attack on Syria took place, Syrian state media and a military commander said on Tuesday. Syrian state TV reported overnight that anti-aircraft defenses had shot down missiles fired at an air base in the Homs area, and a media unit run by the Lebanese group Hezbollah said missiles had also targeted an air base near Damascus. The incident underscored fears of a further escalation in the Syrian conflict after a U.S., British and French attack on Syrian targets on Saturday and an air strike on an air base the previous week that Damascus blamed on Israel.


See Emma Watson's Glorious 'Harry Potter' Reunion With Costars

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 06:34

They can still make magic together.


Power to the party: Why political reforms can be bad for democracy

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 05:00

Over the last half-century, political power has devolved from party functionaries to ordinary citizens voting in primaries. That has made the system more democratic — but also more susceptible to manipulation by populist demagogues. Some political scientists think it’s time to take another look.


'Very Angry Badger' Seizes Part Of 500-Year-Old Scottish Castle

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 04:55

It's like something from a Monty Python sketch: Portions of a 16th-century


U.S. strike on China's ZTE another blow for Qualcomm

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 04:15

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - A move by the United States to ban American firms selling components to the Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp will also hit a target closer to home: Qualcomm Inc, a U.S. company that is a major supplier of chips for ZTE's phones. The U.S. Department of Commerce slapped a seven-year ban on sales to ZTE on Monday for breaking terms of an agreement reached last year after it was caught illegally shipping goods to Iran. Caught in the crossfire is Qualcomm, whose products account for the lion's share of chips inside ZTE smartphones.


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