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The man set to lead the Philippines has made a bunch of controversial comments

Rodrigo Duterte, the mayor of southern Davao city, has been declared the winner of the election after the withdrawal of his opponents. (Although, the official result hasn't been declared yet.)<p>Ahead of the election, the Associated Press noted that a victory by Duterte would present "a massive …

Asia

Atomic Oxygen Has Been Detected In Mars' Atmosphere

Space Photo credit: The present is the key to the past. Vadim Sadovski/ShutterstockAs far as we know, we’re the only habitable planet in the Solar …

Chemistry

Brazil's ex-president Lula charged in secret Petrobras case, says report

Newspaper says ally and mentor of embattled President Dilma Rousseff is named alongside Senator Delcidio do Amaral in supreme court documents<p>Brazil’s prosecutor general has charged the former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva with participating in a scheme to buy the silence of a former executive …

Brazil

Johnson & Johnson just lost another talcum powder cancer lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson has suffered its second costly court defeat in less than three months over claims its talcum powder caused cancer. And many more cases are looming.<p>A jury in St. Louis awarded $55 million in damages to Gloria Ristesund, who used Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder for more than 35 …

Johnson & Johnson

Seven Muslim women sue Urth Caffe for discrimination after they were ordered to leave

Seven women are suing Urth Caffe in Laguna Beach for discrimination, alleging they were targeted last month for being "visibly Muslim" while wearing head scarves and ordered to leave the restaurant before they finished eating.<p>The April 22 ouster "left us shaken, disrespected and shocked," said …

Orange County

Drone thought to hit plane over London might have been 'plastic bag'

When a drone allegedly collided with a British Airways plane landing at London's Heathrow Airport on Sunday, it was thought to be the first time such …

'This Can't Be Real': Fans, Celebrities Mourn Prince's Death

Tributes to Prince poured in Thursday after his publicist confirmed the prolific pop singer, whose superstardom spanned more than three decades, had died.<p>"He was someone who combined not just rock and roll and R&B and funk, but he combined the traditions of protest music with dance music," Joe …

Music

The Minnesota Twins Turned Their Stadium Purple To Honor Prince

Prince is beloved everywhere the world over, but he is particularly loved in his home state of Minnesota. The Minnesota Twins are in Milwaukee for a series with the Brewers, but their stadium, Target Field, is still currently housing a tribute to the late genius, Prince Nelson Rogers.<p>The Twins’ …

Who Is Merrick Garland? 5 Things You Need to Know About President Obama's Supreme Court Nomination

President Obama has made his pick!<p>The president nominated Judge Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court.<p>Obama previously promised to …

Obama Administration

The UK just announced a tax on sugar — and it’s scary news for Coca-Cola and Pepsi

Chancellor George Osborne announced a tax that will be imposed directly on the soft drinks industry, which will raise an estimated 530 million British pounds (more than $745 million), reports The Independent. Soft drink makers will be taxed according to the volume of sugary beverages they produce …

Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells

It’s the closest we've come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab<p>Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and …

General Hospital

Barack Obama makes nomination for Supreme Court, setting stage for battle with Republicans

US president nominates Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court amid vows from senate Republicans to block any nominee from taking Antonin Scalia's seat<p>Barack Obama on Wednesday announced his anxiously-awaited nominee to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left last month by the death of Antonin …

Barack Obama

Powerful Backstage Photos Of Ballet Dancers Through Eyes Of Russian Ballerina

St. Petersburg is an all-kind-of-arts city. And, first of all, it is a city of Russian Ballet Heritage. Here lives an extremely talented person …

U.S. claims to have killed 150 fighters from Al-Shabaab in Somalia

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In a move to stop what the U.S. military said was an imminent threat against U.S. troops and African peacekeeping forces in Somalia, a U.S. strike in Somalia killed as many as 150 suspected Al-Shabaab fighters, the Pentagon said Monday.<p>The Pentagon initially characterized the …

Extremism

Nancy Reagan funeral plans announced

The funeral for former first lady Nancy Reagan will be held on Friday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation announced Monday.<p>First lady Michelle Obama will be among those attending, the White House said.<p>Prior to the funeral, …

Fan Saves Boy From Getting Struck by Flying Bat at Pittsburgh Pirates Game

A boy at a baseball game was nearly struck in the face by a bat Saturday after it slipped from a player's grip and went whizzing through the air.<p>Luckily, the young spectator was shielded from the blow by a nearby fan who reached out and deflected the flying bat.<p>The whole terrifying incident was …

Baseball

The NFL reacts to Peyton Manning's retirement

Peyton Manning is retiring after 18 seasons in the NFL, and seemingly the entire league is paying tribute.<p>"It was a blessing to coach Peyton Manning," Denver Coach Gary Kubiak said. "Nobody worked harder at the game, and nobody prepared harder than Peyton. His preparation was the best I've ever …

NFL

Boston bombing survivor killed in Dubai car crash

A woman who survived the Boston Marathon bombing in April 2013 and was seen being carried away from the site by a firefighter in an iconic photograph …

Bishop Slams Donald Trump Sign, Taunts at High School Basketball Game

A Roman Catholic Bishop has criticized the waving of an image of Donald Trump along with chants of "Build that wall" at a high school basketball game over the weekend.<p>Bishop Donald J. Hying of the Diocese of Gary, Indiana, said the behavior was "antithetical to the Christian faith."<p>Hying issued a …

Donald Trump

FBI releases video of Oregon occupier's fatal shooting by state police

The FBI released video Thursday that shows Oregon State Police fatally shooting one of the men who occupied an Oregon wildlife refuge. Officials said he was reaching for a handgun that was in a pocket inside his jacket.<p>The shooting happened Tuesday afternoon during a traffic stop on a rural stretch …

Oregon

'Mastermind' of California jail escape has long past

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The alleged mastermind of a brazen California jail break was a small-town paint store manager fresh out of the Marines when …

Crime

Alan Rickman Dies at Age 69

Beloved to audiences worldwide for his roles in Harry Potter, Die Hard, and more.<p>British film and stage actor Alan Rickman—known to audiences worldwide, most recently, for his turn as Professor Severus Snape in the <i>Harry Potter</i> films—has died, after a battle with cancer, it was confirmed by his …

Movies

Former NFL Running Back Lawrence Phillips Found Dead in Prison

Lawrence Phillips, who played football for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and St. Louis Rams, was found dead at Kern Valley State Prison on Wednesday …

Hurricane Alex becomes first Atlantic hurricane to form in January in 78 years

It's January, one of the coldest months of the Northern Hemisphere winter. And yet a decidedly tropical weather phenomenon is taking place: an …

René Angélil dead: Céline Dion's husband dies at 73

René Angélil, musician and husband of Céline Dion, died Thursday morning at his Las Vegas home after a years-long battle with throat cancer, their …

Rene Angelil, Celine Dion's husband and longtime manager, has died of cancer at 73

Rene Angelil, singer Celine Dion's husband, manager and mentor, has died at 73, according to a statement on her website.<p>Angelil died at home in Las Vegas on Thursday morning after "a long and courageous battle against cancer," the statement said. "The family requests that their privacy be respected …

Khloe Kardashian

Ashley Olsen Murder: Italy Charges Man Over Death of U.S. Woman

FLORENCE — A Senegalese migrant has been arrested in the murder of an American woman found strangled in Florence, Italian authorities said Thursday.<p>Thirty-five-year-old Ashley Olsen was found dead on Saturday in her apartment in the Italian city after her boyfriend — who reportedly had not heard …

Crime

Birzeit University rises up against Israel's arrests | Israeli–Palestinian conflict News

<b>Birzeit, Occupied West Bank -</b> National songs echoed throughout the West Bank's Birzeit University campus as students met during a demonstration on December 21 in solidarity with the students and faculty members detained by Israel.<p>The music abruptly stopped, and a young man with a microphone cried …

Israel

Did Delta Force help capture El Chapo? The secretive history of U.S. manhunts in Latin America

Nearly 24 years ago, the United States deployed a small, secretive force to hunt for a drug kinpin whose merchandise had flooded American markets. Pablo Escobar’s cartel was believed to smuggle in at least 80 percent of the cocaine in the United States, and was responsible for a wave of murders in …

Mexico