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Sheep learned to recognize photos of Obama and other celebrities, neuroscientists say

Of the roughly 1.1 billion sheep on Earth, roughly 1.1 billion have no idea who Barack Obama is. But there are at least eight sheep who can recognize the former president by his face. After a few days of training at the University of Cambridge in England, the animals learned to select the former …

University of Cambridge

Racist messages at Air Force Academy were written by student who claimed to be targeted

In late September, five black cadet candidates found racial slurs scrawled on message boards on their doors at the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School. One candidate found the words "go home n---" written outside his room, his mother posted on social media, according to the Air Force …

Manafort Voluntarily Turns Himself In To FBI

Former Trump campaign director Paul Manafort turned himself over to the FBI Monday morning.<p>Manafort walked into the FBI’s field office in Washington, …

Police: Overpass plunge that killed driver was a suicide attempt

An incident that left a driver dead when her vehicle was struck by a person who had plunged from an Interstate 66 overpass Saturday is being investigated as an attempted suicide, Virginia State Police said Sunday.<p>Police said a 12-year-old boy jumped from the Cedar Lane overpass and landed on an SUV …

Crime

Spain Dismisses Catalonia Government After Region Declares Independence

BARCELONA, Spain — Spain’s leader fired the government of the rebellious Catalonia region Friday, dissolved the regional parliament and ordered new elections after Catalan lawmakers illegally declared an independent nation.<p>The showdown escalated the biggest political crisis in decades to hit Spain, …

Trump releases some, but not all, JFK assassination records

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump on Thursday agreed not to release the full tranche of records relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, acquiescing to last-minute requests from national security agencies that some of those records remain secret.<p>The US government released …

Surveillance

New science suggests the ocean could rise more — and faster — than we thought

Climate change could lead to sea level rises that are larger, and happen more rapidly, than previously thought, according to a trio of new studies that reflect mounting concerns about the stability of polar ice.<p>In one case, the research suggests that previous high end projections for sea level rise …

IOWA CITY - A 19-year-old man faces prison time after police say he had sexual activity with two underage girls.

Lee Hermiston<p>The Gazette<p>Officer Tom Daubs ‘having a blast’ as Marion’s school resource officer<p>Four Cedar Rapids children recognized by fire …

Why North Korea has a cultural and psychological advantage against the US in nuclear warfare

When the New Yorker's Evan Osnos went to North Korea, the "most telling moment" for him came when his minder, Pak Sung Il, a father of two, told him that "nuclear war with the United States would be survivable."<p>Asked why North Korea would entertain the idea of nuclear war with the US if it would …

Soseki Sushi Cafe opens, brings grab-and-go sushi coffee to Iowa City

Soseki Sushi Cafe and Sake Bar may be new to Iowa City, but the talents behind the counter-service sushi restaurant are far from new to sushi …

Cedar Rapids

Beautiful Saturn: Ringed Planet Shines in New Cassini Photo

Another gorgeous Saturn photo has emerged from the Cassini archives.<p>The newly released image, which NASA's Cassini spacecraft took on Aug. 12, shows …

Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson said Trump stumbled recalling her husband's name

Weeks after her husband was killed in action in Niger, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson said she is still seeking answers to two questions that haunt her: Why couldn’t President Trump remember her husband’s name during a condolence call, and why has her family not been provided with the details …

Donald Trump

A teenage girl was ‘brainwashed’ before she was abducted by her teacher, her father says

During the 38 days that Tad Cummins and 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas were missing, as an extensive manhunt spread from Tennessee across the country, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation received more than 1,500 tips. But for five weeks, investigators came up empty. The 50-year-old teacher and the …

Crime

Rock dropped from overpass kills passenger in car; teens charged

<b>(CNN) —</b> Five teenagers from Michigan have been charged with second-degree murder after being accused of throwing a rock off an overpass that killed a man, according to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office.<p>Kenneth White, 32, was a passenger in a van that was traveling along I-75 near Flint, Michigan, …

A father reported his 3-year-old missing. Then he told police he’d watched her die.

The father of a 3-year-old Texas girl missing since Oct. 7 told police that he watched his daughter choke on milk and die, and then removed her body from the home, according to an arrest affidavit.<p>The graphic statements from Wesley Mathews were revealed in an arrest warrant released by police in …

Crime

Global pollution is the world's biggest killer and a threat to survival of mankind, study finds

Pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the world, accounting for three times more deaths in 2015 than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined, according to a sweeping global study published Friday in <i>The Lancet</i> medical journal.<p>The report by the Lancet …

8th child reported killed by recalled Ikea dresser

An eighth child has been killed by an Ikea dresser that was recalled more than a year ago because of its propensity to tip over.<p>Two-year-old Jozef …

Bush, Obama blasts will be water off Trump's back

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Presidents club is turning on its newest member.<p>Breaking the code of silence that retired commanders in chief normally maintain about their successors, both George W. Bush and Barack Obama delivered clear jabs at the current occupant of the Oval Office on Thursday.<p>President Donald …

For some, #MeToo sexual assault stories trigger trauma not empowerment

<b>(CNN) —</b> It only took two words to open the floodgates: "Me too."<p>Since actress Alyssa Milano asked those who have been sexually harassed or assaulted to use the phrase on social media Sunday, Twitter says that over 1.2 million tweets have used #MeToo, while Facebook has had millions more.<p>"I'm not …

Iowa City bans smoking, chewing tobacco in all city parks

×<p>Iowa City bans smoking, chewing tobacco in all city parks<p>The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports the council voted 6 to 1 on Tuesday to finalize the ban.<p>…

Public Health

Sex traffickers are targeting American c

Sex trafficking is a billion-dollar-a-year industry in the U.S. And traffickers are preying on young girls across the nation — our daughters, sisters …

Dear Stressed Students

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Royalty selection process full of flaws - Eye of the Tiger

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Hillary Clinton calls Trump's North Korea threats 'dangerous' and 'short-sighted'

SEOUL — Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic US presidential candidate, said on Wednesday that "cavalier" threats to start a war on the Korean Peninsula were "dangerous and short-sighted," urging the United States to get all parties to the negotiating table.<p>Clinton also called on China to take a …

How Trump botches the politics of ‘Merry Christmas’

President Trump has once again turned a holiday greeting into a political football.<p>At the Values Voter Summit on Friday, as evidence of his defense of “Judeo-Christian values,” the president promised to roaring cheers from the crowd that “we will be saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.” The onslaught of …

Accused Ped Mall shooter to be tried separately on gang activity charge

<b>IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) --</b> UPDATE:<br>A new ruling says Lamar Wilson, the man accused of shooting and killing another man on the Pedestrian Mall in …

Portugal and Spain wildfires: Dozens dead and injured

<b>A wave of wildfires in central and north Portugal which started at the weekend has killed at least 31 people, civil defence authorities say.</b><p>Dozens of the 145 fires still raging are considered serious, a spokeswoman said.<p>To the north, fires which broke out across the border in Spain's Galicia region …

Limbaugh: Trump's comments on NFL 'starting to make me nervous'

Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday voiced concerns about President Trump's comments on NFL players taking a knee during the …

Jerry Jones Says Any Cowboys Player Who 'Disrespects' the Flag Won't Play

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will not tolerate any players kneeling during the national anthem.<p>Jones said after Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers that anyone who "disrespects the flag" won't be allowed to play, per Mike Finger of the <i>San Antonio Express-News</i>.<p>"We cannot in any way give the …

Proxy War Over Iran Nuclear Deal Divides U.S., Europe at UN

As President Donald Trump prepares to announce whether he’ll certify Iran’s compliance with the deal to curb its nuclear program, U.S. and European …