Brandon Hunter

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Authorities suspend search for missing worker after blast

KENNER, La. (AP) — Authorities have suspended the search Monday for a Texas man who disappeared when an oil and gas platform exploded on a lake near …

Oil & Gas Industry

Trump Poised to Drop Some Limits on Drone Strikes and Commando Raids

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is preparing to dismantle key Obama-era limits on drone strikes and commando raids outside conventional battlefields, according to officials familiar with internal deliberations. The changes would lay the groundwork for possible counterterrorism missions in …

Middle East

Russia says will target U.S.-backed fighters in Syria if provoked | Reuters

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia warned the United States on Thursday it would target U.S.-backed militias in Syria if Russian troops again came under fire, as the United States disclosed an unusual face-to-face meeting between U.S. and Russian generals meant to avoid such clashes.<p>A boy runs …

Middle East

Arkansas High School Teacher Accused of Having Sex With 4 Students

A former high school art teacher in Arkansas has been accused of having sex with four students.<p>Jessie Lorene Goline, who taught at Marked Tree High …

Report: Drug company faked cancer patients to sell drug

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> When Insys Therapeutics got approval to sell an ultra-powerful opioid for cancer patients with acute pain in 2012, it soon discovered a problem: finding enough cancer patients to use the drug.<p>To boost sales, the company allegedly took patients who didn't have cancer and made it …

Medicine

Amazing Real Time 4K Footage of the Moon Crossing the Sun During 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

In Warm Springs, Oregon on August 21, 2017, photographers ByoungJun Jeong, Young Sam Choi and director Professor JunHo Oh from the Korea Advanced …

Final phase trials for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy to treat PTSD

After decades of research and advocacy, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), led by Rick Doblin, has moved into the …

A new publisher is accused of cheating the NYT bestseller list to promote its book

<i>Handbook for Mortals</i>, the debut novel from Lani Sarem, hit bookstores last week and quickly reached the number one spot on <i>The New York Times</i> Young Adult Hardcover Bestseller list. The novel is about a young woman named Zade Holder with some special powers who joins a magic show in Las Vegas, where …

Writing

Yellen: Financial rules have made economy stronger, changes should be 'modest' | Reuters

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (Reuters) - Reforms put in place after the 2007 to 2009 crisis have strengthened the financial system without impeding economic growth and any changes to these rules should remain modest, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday in her fullest defense yet of the regulations …

Economy

This Gorgeous Island Is the Least-visited Country in the World and We Don’t Understand Why (Video)

The waters are rising though, so act fast.<p>With beautiful beaches, low crime, and expansive natural beauty, the island of Tuvalu is an ideal getaway …

Floyd Mayweather Reportedly May Bet $5 Million on Himself to Beat Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather is reportedly so confident in himself before Saturday's bout against Conor McGregor he is considering betting $5 million on the fight.<p>RJ Bell of Inside Las Vegas reported the news Tuesday, citing a "trusted Vegas source" who said Money is thinking about putting the bet on himself …

Boxing

How to Make a Pinhole Viewer for the Total Solar Eclipse, and What to Do While You Wait for Totality

Travel-friendly gadgets and game plans to entertain eclipse-chasers during the long partial phases on August 21.<p>Solar eclipses take time. What you …

Barack Obama Tweets Poignant Message About Racism in Wake of Charlottesville Tragedy

Former chief executive takes a page from Nelson Mandela to offer a message about the nature of hate and love<p>Following a violent day of protest in …

Over 50,000 digitized pieces of vinyl can now be listened to on Internet Archive

Get familiar with the Great 78 Project<p>New York’s ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) has been preserving audiovisual materials since 1985, and a little over a year ago, it partnered with the Internet Archive to bring its Great 78 Project to the public. Along with audiovisual digitization vendor …

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Tech<p>Facebook announced Friday it will require political ads on its platform to state who is paying for the message and would verify the identity...<p>il …

South China Sea: Chinese military tells US ship 10 times to turn around

A US warship has sailed close to an artificial island created by China in the South China Sea as part of a “freedom of navigation” operation.<p>The USS John S McCain destroyer sailed within six nautical miles of Mischief Reef, part of the disputed Spratly Islands south of the Paracel Islands.<p>A place …

China

NASA’s Scientific Balloon Program Reaches New Heights

NASA's Balloon Program is preparing sensitive new instruments, including one designed to investigate the birth of our universe and another with …

Space

Tribes want Dakota pipeline shut, but offer fallback plan

American Indian tribes fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline are asking a judge to shut down the line while more environmental review is conducted, but they've also presented a fallback plan should the judge disagree.<p>The "alternative relief" that Standing Rock Sioux attorney Jan Hasselmen …

Environment

The Best Vacation Is This $97, 30-Stop Train Trip And Don’t Let Anyone Tell You Different

You know that feeling you get when you walk into a Target on a warm August day and are confronted — I use this word because it is particularly aggressive — by a sea of signs proclaiming that school will be back in session before you know it? Even if you haven’t been in school for years, <i>decades</i>, you …

Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke Are Just as Cute Together in Real Life

<b>Game of Thrones</b> fans are understandably freaking out about Jon Snow finally meeting Daenerys Targaryen on the show, but honestly, it's just as fun to …

News Wrap: Trump signs Russia sanctions bill, calling it ‘seriously flawed’