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Outraged Pulse Club Owner Slams Made-for-TV Reenactment of Attack

The owner of the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando has slammed Univision for planning to air a detailed reenactment of the shooting massacre at the club that left 49 people dead and more than 50 injured last June.<p>The episode titled "Baño De Sangre," or "Blood Bath," is set to run on the broadcast …

Grieving

Le Pen refuses headscarf, nixes talks with Lebanon cleric

BEIRUT (AP) — France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen refused to don a headscarf for a meeting with Lebanon's top Sunni Muslim cleric on Tuesday and walked away from the scheduled appointment after a brief squabble at the entrance.<p>The debacle topped Le Pen's three-day visit to …

Middle East

What's the Oldest Thing Alive Today?

The oldest living thing on Earth today is … well, it's controversial.<p>Let's back up. Figuring out the oldest thing alive requires defining "alive." …

Biology

Alexa, more cowbell: 18 silly (but fun) Amazon Echo commands

Amazon's amazing Alexa AI assistant keeps getting smarter and smarter. Here are 18 dumb ways you can waste all that wonderful computing power.<p><b>VIDEO:</b> …

Smart Homes

Activision admits taking ‘Call of Duty’ to space was a bad idea

Right from the very start it was clear that Activision’s Call of Duty franchise had taken a bit of a wrong turn with Infinite Warfare. The initial …

Wyoming proposal would require utilities to use fossil fuels

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A group of Wyoming lawmakers is bucking the U.S. trend of supporting renewable energy with a plan to do the opposite: Fine utilities if they provide energy produced by wind or the sun.<p>Blustery Wyoming ranks among the top states for wind-energy potential, but the coal, oil and …

Renewable Energy

Strange messages coming from the stars are ‘probably’ from aliens, scientists say

Scientists have heard hugely unusual messages from deep in space that they think are coming from aliens.<p>A new analysis of strange modulations in a …

Paranormal

World Health Organization Warns Tuberculosis Is Not Under Control

The World Health Organization says global governments are not on track to meet their goals for reducing tuberculosis deaths and infections.<p>At the World Health Assembly in 2014, leaders from around the world agreed to the twin goals of reducing deaths from the respiratory infection by 90 percent and …

Public Health

A new kind of fake tree has spinning leaves that can generate wind power for your house

But turbines are rarely colorful or aesthetically pleasing — and they're certainly not something many people would want in their front yard. A new kind of fake tree comprised of leaf-shaped mini turbines could change that.<p>The WindTree, created by a french company called NewWind, has 54 spinning …

Renewable Energy

Hungary PM claims EU migrant quota referendum victory

<b>Hungarian PM Viktor Orban has declared victory in a referendum on mandatory EU migrant quotas, despite a low turnout that rendered it invalid.</b><p>Nearly 98% of those who took part supported the government's call to reject the EU plan.<p>But only 40.4% cast valid ballots - short of the required 50% …

North Africa

Syrian ambassador laughs when asked if his government bombed Aleppo hospitals

A video showing Syria's ambassador to the United Nations laughing when asked if his government had bombed two hospitals in Aleppo has sparked outrage.<p>When Al Jazeera diplomatic editor James Bays asked Bashar Jaafari, the Syrian government's top negotiator, if his country's military had bombed two …

Human Rights