Antoinette Gregory

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What if the sun disappeared?

We wouldn’t know the sun was gone for eight-and-a-half minutes. Then Earth would head off in a straight line, into eternal night.<p>If the sun …

Archaeologists discover 800,000-year-old footprints on an English beach

A team of archaeologists has discovered a crucial clue to human ancestry in a set of 800,000-year-old footprints left in a beachside sediment bed in England. The prints offer an important look into early human habitation in northern Europe, with height estimates suggesting the prints were left by a …

Soldiers lynch man at army ceremony in CAR

A group of soldiers in the Central African Republic's capital have lynched a man they suspected of having been a rebel, minutes after hearing Catherine Samba-Panza, the new interim president, promise to restore security at a ceremony to reinstate the divided country's armed forces.<p>Witnesses from …

Children tortured and raped by Assad's forces - report

Children have endured 'unspeakable' and 'unacceptable' suffering during Syria's civil war, UN's Ban Ki-moon says<p>Children in Syria have been tortured, maimed and sexually abused by President Bashar Assad's forces and recruited for combat by the rebels fighting to topple him during the country's …

Ukraine's Forever Revolution

Why the country's political crisis will persist, even if the protesters win.<p>KIEV, Ukraine — Another Sunday, another massive demonstration in Kiev.<p>As they have for the last two-plus months, tens of thousands of protesters poured into the center of the Ukrainian capital this past weekend. In the …

Turkey cracking down on Internet usage

ISTANBUL — Turkey's Parliament voted Wednesday to empower authorities to censor the Internet at will, a move intended to silence dissent in a way many warn would turn the clock back on the country's democracy.<p>"One man can order a website to be closed, it's really anti-democratic," said lawyer …

Hackers Run Rampant in Sochi as Journalists Pour In

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Russia has ramped up physical security for the Winter Olympics in Sochi – bringing some 50,000 …

Olympic Threat: US Warns Airlines About Toothpaste Tube Bomb

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning to U.S. and some foreign airlines traveling to Russia for the Olympic Games to be on the …

America Is Running Low on Road Salt. Thanks, Winter.

This winter, with its polar vortices and frequent storms, has driven up demand for road salt so much that municipalities are starting to run low on …

2014 GOP Grudge Match Starts in Texas

Bad blood is one way to describe it. Soon that political plasma will begin to boil, as the pending 2014-midterm elections will launch a grueling two-year process to determine which major Republican faction wins control of the party.<p>Will the grassroots or the GOP establishment prevail?<p>The war …

Four U.S. congressmen urge North Korea to free missionary Bae | Reuters

(Reuters) - The last surviving members of the U.S. Congress to have served in the Korean War have sent a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un asking him to release imprisoned American missionary Kenneth Bae.<p>U.S. Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY) (front), a Korean War veteran, speaks during …

Asteroid Miners Reach K Street Orbit

A Seattle-area com­pany de­vel­op­ing tech­no­logy to mine as­ter­oids for valu­able raw ma­ter­i­als like plat­in­um is ex­pand­ing its Belt­way …

Jay Leno mocked Bill Cinton more than any other politician: study

As <b>Jay Leno</b>‘s tenure as host of “The Tonight Show” comes to an end, George Mason’s Center for Media and Public Affairs has numbered the top 20 targets of his political jokes through all 22 years.<p>Credit: Getty Images<p>Studying 43,892 Leno jokes about public figures and public affairs beginning in 1992, …

It's Not The 2000s Anymore: Politics Edition

Has Clay Aiken been sitting like this for 11 years?

From 'American Idol' to Congress? Clay Aiken seeks new golden ticket

This might be the very definition of a long shot: Democrat and former "American Idol" contestant Clay Aiken, whose biggest political action to date has been a fight for gay marriage, jumps into the race against a Republican congresswoman in a strongly Republican district, in the South no …

Tea Party

Why is This London Commuter in an Obama Ad?

A new advertisement by a pro-Obama lobby group features stirring images of Americans hard at work. But among the factory and office workers is a …

Are People Selling Guns On Facebook?

Facebook says no. At least one large gun-community page suggests otherwise.<p>"S&W 500! Paid 1200, 25 rounds spent! I'm in Texas and newmexico. Looking to trade for a nice AK or AR of same value," reads a recent Facebook post by a gun enthusiast named Cody, who has included a photo of himself …

Bill Clinton to give election pep talk to Senate Democrats

WASHINGTON--Many Senate Democrats facing tough reelection battles this fall aren't welcoming President Obama to the campaign trail, given his low approval ratings.<p>But Wednesday night they'll roll out the red carpet for former President Clinton, hoping the Comeback Kid can offer some tips for the …

Fatal new bird flu strain worries scientists

A new strain of the bird flu virus has proven fatal for the first time after it jumped from birds to humans and is worrying scientists.<p>The latest strain, previously unknown in humans, called H10N8, killed a 73-year-old Chinese woman in December and Chinese authorities last week confirmed a second …

Syrian military drop devastating 'barrel bombs' on city

Footage released online puports to show Syrian military helicopters dropping improvised "barrel bombs" on Darayya in south Damascus during the Geneva II peace summit<p>Footage has emerged showing the Syrian regime using explosive "barrel bombs" on civilian neighbourhoods, killing hundreds, while its …

Vatican blasts back at UN report on pedophile priests, abortion

The Vatican blasted back at a UN-authored Rights of Children report, saying its criticism of the church's stand on homosexuality is driven by critics of the church's "non-negotiable" teachings.<p>The U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child, whose members have included such nations as Saudi Arabia, …

Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz

Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz<p>An ongoing series of photos transforming celebrities into fantastic Disney characters by famed photographer …

10 New Books You Need to Read This Year

From biographies to technical studies and step-by-step guides, here are 10 books that you should look for in the next few months.<p>Of course, we think you can learn a lot online. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive, there is often no substitute for the kind of thoughtful analysis you can get …

Body Language

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa sells for record $39.8 million

This might not come as a shock, but ultra-rare vintage cars are only going to get more expensive as time rolls on, particularly if there's a prancing horse on the car's nose. For example, in 2011, a Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa sold for $16.39 million. In February 2012, a 1964 250 GTO sold for nearly …