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'Doom' player uncovers a secret that's been hidden for 24 years

Video games are often filled with secrets. They just don't usually stay hidden for this long.<p><i>Doom</i> series co-creator John Romero took to Twitter on …

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4th immigrant teen in custody says US preventing abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fourth pregnant immigrant teenager in federal custody is telling a judge that the Trump administration is preventing her from …

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First Gene Therapy For Inherited Disease Gets FDA Approval

The Food and Drug Administration Tuesday approved the first gene therapy to treat an inherited disease.<p>The treatment is called Luxturna, a genetically modified virus that ferries a healthy gene into the eyes of patients born with retinal dystrophy, a rare condition that destroys cells in the retina …

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‘Phenomenal’ trial results may lead to a treatment for Huntington's disease, experts say

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Reporter covering neuroscience and mental health<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The discovery of a drug that may treat the fatal disease known as Huntington's is being hailed as “historic” by Louise Vetter, president and CEO of the Huntington's Disease Society of America, and …

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Israeli, French leaders tangle over US Jerusalem decision

JERUSALEM (AP) — The French and Israeli leaders sparred verbally Sunday over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, while new …

U.S. Will Keep Older Cluster Munitions, a Weapon Banned by 102 Nations

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will allow the United States military to once again arm itself with older cluster munitions, a type of weapon that has been banned by 102 countries largely because of concerns that they disproportionately harm civilians.<p>The change, detailed in a memo released on Friday, …

Puerto Rico JUST met the halfway mark to restoring power. Then the lights went out again.

On Wednesday morning, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló tweeted that power was back to 50 percent of utility customers. Shortly thereafter, a …

A Million Black Americans Face Health Risks From Living Near Industry

More than a million black people face an increased risk of cancer and asthma thanks to air pollution resulting from oil refineries or natural gas …

Explorer declares himself 'king' of unclaimed no man's land

An Indian adventurer has declared himself the ruler of an unclaimed strip of land in North Africa and is encouraging interested parties to apply for citizenship.<p>Suyash Dixit travelled hundreds of miles to Bir Tawil, an 800 square mile piece of uninhabited land between Egypt and Sudan that neither …

Scott Thompson: U.S. domestic terrorism bigger than foreign

There has been another mass shooting the United States — should anyone be surprised?<p>This time, a Texas church was shot up by a heavily armed domestic …

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Woman Fired For Flipping Off Donald Trump's Motorcade

A photo of Juli Briskman giving the middle finger to the president went viral. Her employer was not pleased.<p>WASHINGTON ― You may have seen this photo of President Donald Trump’s motorcade winding down a wooded road last week as a woman on a bicycle pedaled by ― giving the middle finger to Trump.<p>The …

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Puerto Rico Power Authority Moves to Cancel Whitefish Contract After Plea From Governor

U.S. news<p>SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The head of Puerto Rico’s power authority moved on Sunday to cancel a controversial contract with Whitefish Energy, the small Montana company under scrutiny for the deal worth hundreds of millions to help restore power to the hurricane-ravaged island.<p>The …

Court orders Arizona tribe to recognize same-sex marriages

PHOENIX (AP) — A tribal court has cleared the way for gay couples to marry on an American Indian reservation in the Phoenix area after a two-year …

'Every Woman Has a Story.' How Women Are Turning Their Rage Into Political Action

Nearly everyone at the Women’s Convention had a story.<p>One woman told a packed conference room that she had been abducted and raped as a child, and …

Roger Stone plans to sue Twitter for suspending his account

Roger Stone, the longtime Republican strategist and an informal adviser to President Donald Trump, plans to file an antitrust lawsuit against Twitter after the company permanently suspended his account on Saturday.<p>"I am going to sue Twitter on multiple grounds," Stone told Business Insider on …

FBI al Qaeda infiltrator: ‘I am appalled at what these animals are doing’

An undercover Muslim FBI operative opened up in an interview on Sunday about his experience working in terror cells in an effort to relay information …

Ex-Presidents and Trump Show Unity at Hurricane Benefit Concert

In a rare show of political unity, the five living former United States presidents appeared on the same Texas stage on Saturday night to help raise money for hurricane recovery efforts.<p>The joint appearance by the former presidents — Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George Bush and Jimmy …

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The Secret Netflix Codes That Let You Unlock Hidden TV And Movie Categories

If you were getting bored of the normal Netflix genres -- dramas, comedies, horror movies -- then read on for this life hack.<p>By just tacking a number …

Hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico submits bid for Amazon HQ2

Even Puerto Rico is making a bid for Amazon HQ2.<p>Embed from Getty Images<p>The U.S. territory that is still struggling to recover from a devastating …

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Fire in Moscow 'Sindika' mall prompts mass evacuation

Russian authorities evacuated about 3,000 people and deployed firefighting helicopters to battle the large blaze in Moscow's Sindika shopping center. …

Puerto Rico has a long way to go before being 'OK'

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Americans watched the devastation unfolding in Puerto Rico last week I read, listened, tweeted and posted information on my social media timelines. Then came the text bubbles on my cell phone screen:<p>"Is your family ok?" they asked.<p>"I'm praying for you," they said.<p>I felt conflicted about …

One farm in Puerto Rico is still running thanks to a $300,000 investment in solar power

BARRANQUITAS, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - While his competitors wait for diesel to restart generators knocked out by Hurricane Maria, flower grower Hector Santiago is already back in business because of solar panels powering his 40-acre (16.2-hectare) nursery in central Puerto Rico.<p>The U.S. territory …

Biological clock discoveries by 3 Americans earn Nobel prize

NEW YORK (AP) — Three Americans won a Nobel Prize on Monday for discovering key genetic "gears" of the body's 24-hour biological clock, the mechanism …

SAS ‘launches mission to kill Osama bin Laden’s terror leader son Hamza’

The SAS is apparently being sent to ‘kill or capture’ Osama bin Laden’s son.<p>Hamza bin Laden, 28, is said to be the new man in charge at al-Qaida, …

Donald Malarkey, WWII paratrooper portrayed in HBO's 'Band of Brothers,' dead at 96

WWII paratrooper portrayed in 'Band of Brothers' dead at 96<p>Donald Malarkey, a World War II paratrooper who was awarded the Bronze Star after parachuting behind enemy lines at Normandy to destroy German artillery on D-Day, has died. He was 96.<p>Malarkey was one of several members of "Easy Company" to …

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Death toll from Mexico quake rises to 361 as search continues at collapsed building site

The death toll from Mexico's magnitude 7.1 earthquake rose to 361 on Sunday after another casualty was confirmed in the capital, where a search continued at a collapsed seven-story office building in a central neighbourhood.<p>National Civil Defence chief Luis Felipe Puente reported on Twitter that …

NASA missions detect massive aurora and radiation spike on Mars

Earlier this month, NASA probes in orbit and on the Martian surface detected an incredibly bright global aurora as a powerful solar storm struck …

Pictures of Puerto Rico in Hurricane Maria’s Aftermath

Puerto Rico, home to 3.5 million people, almost half of whom live at or below poverty, suffered a crushing blow from Hurricane Maria.<p>These are some …