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The Best Movies of 2017

Celebrating the finest movies offered up by both the multiplex and the art house.<p>The end of the year is here, meaning it’s now time to definitively celebrate the finest movies that made their way to the multiplex and the art house. Over the past twelve months, moviegoers have been gifted with a …

Lost City of Z

Trump and Russia: A timeline of the investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Russian government interference in the 2016 presidential election and any connections to President Trump's campaign, leading to criminal charges against four people involved in the Trump campaign so far. Here's a timeline of key events:<p>November 9, 2013<p>…

‘Star Wars’ fans petition to have ‘Last Jedi’ removed from franchise

“Let the hate flow through you,” a quote from Emperor Palpatine in <i>Star Wars</i> movie <i>Return of the Jedi</i>, has never been more apt.<p>Story continues …

Calm days bring gains on giant Southern California wildfire

SANTA BARBARA — A respite from powerful winds allowed firefighters to reach 50 percent containment of Southern California’s enormous wildfire, but …

Snapchat goes public at $29bn and makes co-founders tech billionaires

Snap Inc’s IPO pushes Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy’s company ahead of Twitter and potentially creates a serious rival for Facebook<p>Snap Inc, the company behind disappearing messaging app Snapchat, has gone public with stocks soaring 44% on their first day of trading and valuing the company at $28bn.<p>…

New York Terrorist Attack: Truck Driver Kills Eight in Lower Manhattan

Eight people were killed and about a dozen more were injured Tuesday when a motorist in a rented pickup truck deliberately drove down a bike path in lower Manhattan and mowed down several people before crashing into a school bus. Officials said it was a terrorist attack — the deadliest in New York …

Extremism

Where Harvey Hit Hardest Up and Down the Texas Coast

Over 150,000 properties in Texas have been affected by Hurricane Harvey, based on preliminary estimates by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Hurricane Harvey

‘We are all just mind-boggled:’ scenes from the total solar eclipse of 2017

For one brief moment, day became night.<p>And the sun was replaced by a black circle — ringed on all sides with gleaming white fire.<p>As the Great American Eclipse made landfall in the tiny coastal town of Newport, Ore., the rowdy crowd that gathered on its beach was stunned by the sight into an eerie …

Astronomy