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Democrats' chances of taking the House suddenly look a lot better

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The blue wave that crashed Virginia's suburbs on Tuesday could also -- if it extends into the 2018 midterm elections -- carry Democrats into control of the House.<p>Ralph Northam's victory in the Virginia governor's race highlighted a night of Democratic wins in mayoral and …

New Jersey

Bing now shows fact checks in search results

Following Google’s lead earlier this year, Bing has added fact checking tags to search results.<p>A fact check label might now appear below results from Snopes, PolitFact, and other fact checking organizations, making it much easier to see their ruling on any given claim. Rather than having to click …

Fact Checking

What Would the World Look Like if There Were Only 100 People?

Almost all of them would live in Asia, and few of them would own cars.<p>In this new video from RealLifeLore, we learn what the world's population would look like if it were compressed to 100 people, while the same proportions of people kept the same attributes they have now. There are a lot of …

North America

RECON Marine Who Hunted Down Al-Qaeda After 9/11 Drops the Reason the MOAB Has Shaken ISIS to the Core

On Thursday, the U.S. military dropped a 21,000-pound bomb on ISIS in the Achin District of the Nangarhar Province in Afghanistan. The blast killed a …


Texas Mid-Air Crash Caps off Bad Year for Plane Collisions

Investigators are trying to determine what caused a mid-air collision between two private planes over Texas. The tragedy caps off the worst year for mid-air collision fatalities in nearly 20 years.

Extreme Weather

With its new S7 phone, Samsung looks even more like Apple

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple and Samsung phones, which have been looking more and more alike over the past few years, are much closer to virtual twins with Samsung's latest Galaxy S7.<p>The convergence began two years ago when iPhones got larger, mimicking Samsung's once-innovative, plus-sized "phablets." …


Late-night TV talk shows find a way to build buzz -- and ad dollars

The television landscape has completely transformed since Johnny Carson gave his final farewell on NBC's<p>"The Tonight Show"in 1992. But even in the age of streaming video and DVRs, late-night TV is getting more attention than it has seen in years.<p>Viewers are eagerly awaiting next month's debut …

Earth elements dictate whether plate tectonics can happen

And plate tectonics may be essential for life. A new theory of Earth’s composition suggests another factor to consider in the search for habitable …


Modern humans got to Americas in one 'wave' - Futurity

DNA suggests ancestors of Native Americans arrived in the Americas as part of a single-migration wave from Siberia no earlier than 23,000 years ago.

iBesties Dolls Encourage Girls to Be Tech-Savvy Entrepreneurs

If you walk down the doll aisle at any toy store, you’re bound to see plenty of princesses and pop stars, but where are the CEOs and technology …

Bionic eye fitted to British pensioner in world first

Ray Flynn was fitted with the bionic eye in June and can make out faces for the first time since he lost his vision to age related macular degeneration<p>A British pensioner has become the first person in the world to be fitted with a bionic eye to fix the most common form of blindness in a landmark …

Hack of connected car raises alarm over driver safety

SAN FRANCISCO — Don't send your old clunker of a retro-mobile to the automotive junk yard just yet. It may be the safest machine on the road.<p>In an article published Tuesday, <i>Wired</i> magazine reports on how it engaged two hackers to see if they could take control of a Jeep Cherokee from the comfort of …

Common Sense