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Latest images of Christmas Eve asteroid

Near-Earth asteroid 2003 SD220 will pass safely, at more than 28 times the moon’s distance, on Christmas Eve. Will it cause earthquakes? Of course …

Christmas Eve

Russia is sending France a puppy to replace 'Diesel,' the police dog killed during a raid on jihadists

Russia's interior minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev said he had written to his French counterpart Bernard Cazeneuve offering to send a puppy named Dobrynya to replace Diesel, a Belgian Shepherd killed in a huge raid north of Paris last Wednesday.<p>Kolokoltsev said that as "a sign of solidarity with the …

Judge Orders Chicago Police To Release Graphic Video Of Officer Shooting Teen 16 Times

The teen's mom is worried the footage is so horrific it will start riots.<p>The Chicago Police must release a hotly contested video showing a white officer repeatedly shooting a black teen, a judge ordered on Thursday.<p>The dash cam footage showing the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in October …

Law Enforcement

Texas man accused of prostituting 4-year-old girl on Craigslist

The ad allegedly appeared in Craigslist’s “casual encounters” section.<p>Andrew Turley, the 28-year-old Houston man accused of posting the notice, was offering the chance to “play with daddy’s little girl” in return for money. Then, he allegedly exchanged more than 60 e-mails with undercover Houston …

Crime

Floris Schoonderbeek's Groundfridge chills food without electricity

<b>Dutch Design Week 2015:</b> this spherical refrigerator by Dutch designer Floris Schoonderbeek is buried underground, keeping food cool without using …

Awards

Flash floods trap visitors, rangers in Death Valley National Park

Severe thunderstorms over Death Valley National Park knocked down power lines late Sunday, sent mud barreling into a historic building and forced visitors and rangers to hunker down overnight in a volcanic crater.<p>The flooding left about 20 visitors and three park rangers stranded in Ubehebe Crater, …

Weather

Smart sidewalks bring free Wi-Fi to U.K. streets

You’ll never be without an Internet connection in U.K. towns and cities in the future, thanks to Wi-Fi-emitting sidewalks. Chesham in Buckinghamshire …

Buckinghamshire

You can now get a flu vaccine via a 'jet injector,' which shoots it straight into your arm without a needle

Though it may look like something from a sci-fi movie, the PharmaJet Needle-free Jet Injector is inspired by vaccination guns that have been used since the 1960s, according to the US National Library of Medicine.<p>The first ones were powered by electricity or foot pumps and administered smallpox …

Public Health

Russia Shows Off Robotic Cockroach

Say, is this house bugged?<p>The secret roach’s name was Death's Head, aka Blaberus Cranifer, and it came from Russia on a mission. It is a small, mechanical beast, styled after the death's head cockroach. According to Russian state-owned Sputnik news site, it was built in seven months by a group at …

China shows off rising power in marking WWII defeat of Japan

BEIJING (AP) — With fighter jets roaring overhead, China's leader presided Thursday over a massive parade of tanks, missiles and troops that …

China

Google Wants To Speed Up Your Internet With OnHub Wi-Fi Router

A router equipped for the future of the web<p>Google—aside from being a portal to the entire internet—is also becoming an internet provider from land and air.<p>Now the company is extending that strategy to hardware. With OnHub, a Wi-Fi router designed to be placed on a table or countertop in the center …

Wi-Fi

Associated Press News

Miley Cyrus Wants To Release Her Next Album For Free

When you get to the money, it ain't nothing but money.

Miley Cyrus

Inflatable ‘space elevator’ invented by scientists

It is an idea that every small child has had at some point. Instead of sending up rockets into space, why not simply build a huge lift.<p>Now a Canadian firm has been granted a patent for a ‘space elevator’ which will shoot cargo 12.4 miles into the stratosphere from where it can be launched more …

Space Travel

China’s Air Problem Is Worse Than You Think

A new study finds that air pollution kills 4,000 people per day in China.<p>Over the past 10 years of living in and then writing about China, I’ve struck these big three recurring themes:<p>That it is impressive and notable for the U.S. and China to have managed relations as well as they have over the …