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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's claims in his State of Union address

WASHINGTON (AP) — The AP is fact-checking remarks from President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech. Here's a look at some of the claims we've examined (quotations from the speech as delivered or as released by the White House before delivery):<p>WAGE GAINS<p>TRUMP: "After years and years of wage …

Immigration

Kremlin Dismisses Mueller’s Russia Investigation as ‘Laughable’

Russia poured scorn on U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into alleged Kremlin meddling in the presidential election after details of …

Russia

Can Anything Move Faster Than the Speed of Light?

One commonly known fact in physics is that you cannot move faster than the speed of light. While that's <i>basically</i> true, it's also an …

Four Women Now Allege George H.W. Bush Sexually Harassed Them

Author Christina Baker Kline and former Maine Senate candidate Amanda Staples shared their stories Thursday.<p>Four women have now come forward with stories of alleged sexual harassment from former president <b>George H.W. Bush.</b><p>On Thursday night, following the stories of <b>Heather Lind</b> and <b>Jordana Grolnick</b>, …

George W. Bush

Trump: military option for North Korea not preferred, but would be 'devastating' | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Tuesday that any U.S. military option would be “devastating” for Pyongyang, but said the use of force was not Washington’s first option to deal with the country’s ballistic and nuclear weapons program.<p>“We are totally prepared for …

North Korea

Here's how much the highest-paid women in every US state earn

Money is power, and men still have more of both. Especially at the top.<p>Despite the multimillion-dollar incomes of women like actress Emma Stone and former Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer, most still lag behind men in terms of pay.<p>The highest-paid women in every US state earn an average of …

Demographics

Tillerson dials back rhetoric after Trump's North Korea 'fire and fury' threats

<b>(CNN) —</b> US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has sought to allay fears of a military confrontation with North Korea after President Donald Trump warned he could unleash "fire and fury" on the pariah state.<p>Tillerson defended Trump's comments but said there was no sign that the threat level from North …

North Korea

This "map" could change the way we treat cancer

Researchers plan to use it to develop new drugs.<p>There are countless ways for a person to develop cancer, and this tangle of biological routes leading to illness can make it more difficult for researchers to develop treatments and cures. Scientists have already done a lot of work on sequencing the …

Cancer

Associated Press News

Stephen Hawking Wants Humans to Reach Other Worlds Via a Beam of Light

Stephen Hawking reiterated his belief that humans need to explore space to avoid the dangers of our own finite world at a recent arts and science festival in Norway.<p>Humanity should focus its efforts on exploring other worlds that we might inhabit, and to get there, Earthlings may need to ride on a …

Space Travel

Detecting Hazardous Radiation From Afar Now Possible

An experiment by South Korean researchers can be scaled up to detect radiation kilometers away from source Photo: UNISTDetecting radioactive …

Nature Communications

NASA Launch Will Dot the Sky With Colorful Clouds

<i>Update 6/29/17: After a month of cloudy skies, resulting in 11 delays, the launch finally took place this morning at 4:25 AM EST. Take a look at the</i> …

Why Is the Speed of Light So Slow?

In 2015, a team of Scottish scientists announced they had found a way to slow the speed of light. By sending photons through a special mask, the …

Private Companies, Not Governments, Are Shaping the Future of Space Exploration

Space Race 2.0<p>Sixty years ago, the Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite into orbit. The event served as the starting pistol in what …

FDA Approves New Treatment For Chronic Knee Pain

In this new treatment, doctors insert specialized needles that emit radio frequency into the knee, which freezes the nerves to stop the pain.

Pain

Associated Press News

Kabul blast: Attack kills 90 near diplomatic area in Afghanistan

<b>Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) —</b> A huge suicide bomb ripped through a secure area of Kabul at the height of the Wednesday morning rush hour, killing at least 90 people and wounding 400, Afghan officials said.<p>The blast, which came a few days into the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, was one of the deadliest …

Extremism

House Passes Measure to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday narrowly approved legislation to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act, as Republicans recovered from their earlier failures and moved a step closer to delivering on their promise to reshape American health care without mandated insurance …

Health Care

Military lawyers sue Pentagon over carcinogens at Gitmo housing

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Lawyers who work at a camp at Guantanamo Bay filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that the Pentagon failed to properly investigate health hazards at facilities there that contain carcinogens.<p>The lawyers, who work at the facilities for several weeks in a year, say the US Navy failed …

Guantanamo Bay

Iraq retakes Mosul airport amid cautious advances against IS

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Closely supported by the U.S.-led international coalition, Iraqi forces secured a series of cautious advances on …

Middle East

Self-driving car insurance won't cover you if you fail to install software updates

Self-driving car insurance won’t cover people who fiddle with software or fail to install updates, according to proposals from the UK government.<p>In …

Microsoft's AI writes code by looting other software

Artificial intelligence has taught itself to create its own encryption and produced its own universal 'language'. Now it's writing its own code using …

Artificial Intelligence

The Supreme Court could be headed for another 4-4 split over a controversial civil rights lawsuit

The eight justices could be headed to a 4-4 split, with conservatives skeptical of allowing the case to move forward and liberals more supportive of the boy's family. The court is reviewing an April 2015 ruling by the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that threw out the civil …

13 surprising sperm killers

Sperm killers are everywhere. They saturate you in the shower, seep into your skin in the checkout line, and even ooze into the convenience food you grab on the run. No matter the point of entry, many everyday chemicals are zapping their sperm counts and even silently scrambling DNA sperm data for …

Can food poisoning permanently damage your DNA?

A bad bout of food poisoning will knock you off your feet, but a few days later you'll hopefully be back to your old self like nothing ever happened. …

Scientists Uncover Genes That May Help Combat Aging and Disease

“Late-Life Cyclers”<p>Scientists and physicians alike agree that the circadian cycle, an organism’s “biological clock,” plays an important role in …

Trump lays out tougher approach to illegal immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump the presidential candidate made no secret of his desire to crack down on illegal immigration, but once elected, he …

Immigration

Border-Shooting Lawsuit May Divide U.S. Supreme Court Justices

U.S. Supreme Court justices indicated they are divided in a case over a shooting across the Mexican border, hinting they may split 4-4 and leave high …

Men 'feel threatened by intelligent women'

Despite claiming to find intelligent women attractive, men choose not to date someone who is smarter than themselves, according to new research<p>The next time a man tells you that he's attracted to intelligent women, you might want to ask him whether he's ever actually dated one.<p>No, that's not a …

Psychology

As Syria truce holds. al-Qaida affiliate denounces it

BEIRUT (AP) — With much of Syria calm for the past 24 hours, a powerful al-Qaida-linked group sharply criticized the U.S.-Russian-brokered cease-fire, saying Tuesday its real aim was to keep President Bashar Assad in power.<p>The extremist group was in talks with other rebel factions for a possible …