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Blake Shelton ‘Has His Heart Set On A Country Birthday Celebration’ With Gwen Stefani

Party time! Blake Shelton is all set to celebrate his 41st birthday on June 18, and there are two things thathe definitely desires. We’ve got …

Country Music

Sun Likely Has a Long-Lost Twin

Nemesis is apparently real, even if its bad reputation is undeserved.<p>For decades, some scientists have speculated that the sun has a companion whose …

Universe

Baby dropped from 10th floor of Grenfell Tower 'caught by man on ground'

A baby was caught by a member of the public after being dropped from Grenfell Tower as it was engulfed with flames, a witness said.<p>Samira Lamrani said she saw a woman try to save a baby by dropping it from a window "on the ninth or 10th floor" to waiting members of the public below.<p>"People were …

Grenfell Tower

Venezuelans flee to the US in search of better lives

<b>(CNN) —</b> The decision to come to the United States wasn't an easy one. Carolina, a 33-year-old mother of three, said it was perhaps one of the toughest decisions of her life -- one taken after many sleepless nights in her Barquisimeto, Venezuela, apartment.<p>Holding back tears, she remembers a night …

Venezuela

Michigan Case Adds U.S. Dimension to Debate on Genital Mutilation

As more details emerge about the first-ever charges of female genital mutilation in the United States, the case is opening a window onto a small immigrant community, while stirring impassioned discussion about genital cutting among women who have experienced it.<p>At a hearing in Michigan this past …

New Jersey

U.S. forces help quell ISIS-linked siege that left 13 Philippine marines dead

U.S. special forces are helping the Philippine army quell a nearly three-week siege by Islamic State-linked militant groups in Marawi where 13 Philippine marines were killed, officials said Saturday.<p>The U.S. is assisting with surveillance for the local troops, but not putting boots on the ground, a …

Asia Pacific

California Gov. Jerry Brown: Congress 'Doesn't Believe in Science'

BEIJING — California Gov. Jerry Brown accused Congress of "going back to some medieval period" as he brought his offensive against climate change to China on Wednesday.<p>The Democrat's visit came just days after President Donald Trump announced America's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. …

Jerry Brown

Italian forces ignored a sinking ship full of Syrian refugees and let more than 250 drown, says leaked audio

MILAN — Almost four years ago, 268 Syrian refugees — including 60 children — lost their lives in a shipwreck about 60 miles south of Lampedusa, a small Italian island that sits between Sicily and Tunisia. It was considered one of the worst tragedies of the European refugee crisis, but a leaked …

Coast Guard

Kuwait woman detained for filming maid's suicide attempt without helping

Human rights groups call for investigation after woman posted video to social media of her maid falling from seventh floor in an apparent suicide attempt<p>Kuwaiti police have detained a woman for filming her Ethiopian maid falling from the seventh floor in an apparent suicide attempt without trying …

Human Rights

One of Jupiter's asteroid 'moons' is orbiting backwards

As a rule, you can safely assume that moons and asteroids will all orbit in the same direction. If they didn't, interactions with their host would likely send them flying off course. However, it's now clear that there are exceptions to this rule: researchers have discovered that an asteroid is …

Report accuses Syria of 'slaughter' of people trapped by war

The Syrian government committed "slow-motion slaughter" of unknown numbers of Syrians trapped in besieged and hard-to-reach areas by willfully denying them food and health care, according to a new report Tuesday from a civil rights group.<p>Physicians for Human Rights says in the report that the …

Neolithic flint mine to open to public for the first time

A Neolithic flint mine has been made accessible to the public for the first time.<p>One of only 10 known flint mines in the United Kingdom, Grime's Graves, near Thetford, in Norfolk, is the only one to allow access.<p>The Neolithic site has more than 400 mines, some of them dating back 5,000 years, and …

Archaeology

What if fast radio bursts were powering alien starships?

Strange signals from billions of light-years away may have a natural cause. If they're artificial, they'd require some awesome engineering, say scientists.<p>One of the weirdest phenomena astronomers have run across in the past decade is something called "fast radio bursts" -- millisecond-long flashes …

Star Trek

Pope Francis: better to be an atheist than a hypocritical Catholic

Pope Francis has delivered another criticism of some members of his own church, suggesting it was better to be an atheist than one of many Catholics who he said lead a hypocritical double life.<p>In improvised comments in the sermon of his private morning mass in his residence, he said: “It is a …

Christianity

Guinea: 5 killed amid student protests over teacher strikes

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — At least five people were killed Monday when police in Guinea clamped down on hundreds of students who demonstrated with …

Latin America

Monticello Restoration Project Puts An Increased Focus On Jefferson's Slaves

Thomas Jefferson wrote the famous words "all men are created equal," but he also owned more than 600 slaves over the course of his life.<p>His Virginia plantation called Monticello is being renovated to shed more light on the enslaved people who lived and worked there.<p>One of the most notable of those …

Genealogy

Sanctuary restaurants vow to protect undocumented workers

The Trump administration's crackdown on immigration has rattled the restaurant industry and the millions of foreign-born workers it relies on.<p>But it's the industry's undocumented workforce that is feeling particularly vulnerable.<p>Many of these workers live in fear of getting deported andare too …

Immigration

Friction in the vacuum?

(Phys.org)—When three physicists first discovered through their calculations that a decaying atom moving through the vacuum experiences a …

Physics

Trump leaves the White House bubble and shifts to campaign mode, hoping for momentum

As his month-old administration struggles to make good on its promises,<p>President Trumpis seeking momentum by using some of the tactics that propelled his candidacy from its beginnings.<p>On Thursday, he held a free-for-all news conference in which he sparred with reporters and defended his short …

Donald Trump

Woman falls to her death inside World Trade Center Oculus

NEW YORK (AP) — A 29-year-old New Jersey woman plunged about 30 feet to her death off an escalator inside the famed World Trade Center transit hub …

World Trade Center

Michael Bublé says doctors 'optimistic' on 3-year-old son's cancer treatment

Singer Michael Bublé updated his fans Friday about his 3-year-old son's cancer treatment, saying Noah has been “progressing well” and that doctors are hopeful about his recovery.<p>"We are so grateful to report that our son Noah has been progressing well during his treatment and the doctors are very …

The Strangest Moon In The Solar System

In 1671, Giovanni Cassini gazed through a telescope at Saturn, and discovered a number of incredible wonders: the famed gap in its rings, detailed band structures in its atmosphere, and a number of moons. The second Saturnian moon ever discovered — Iapetus — was immediately caught doing something …

Astronomy

Austrian house where Hitler was born to house charity agency

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian government officials have decided to transform the home where Adolf Hitler was born into a base for a charity, not tear down …

Disability

Entangled Wormholes Could Pave the Way for Quantum Gravity

Theoretical physics is full of mind-boggling ideas, but two of the weirdest are quantum entanglement and wormholes. The first, predicted by the …

Patriots coach Bill Belichick on Microsoft's Surface: 'I just can't take it anymore'

He's going back to paper<p>Patriots coach Bill Belichick thinks Microsoft’s Surface tablet makes his job harder. So hard in fact that he’s "done with the tablets" and is converting back to paper pictures, Belichick told reporters on a conference call today, according to <i>Fox Sports</i>. It isn’t an issue …