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State police use shotguns to deflate wayward military blimp

MUNCY, Pa. (AP) — State police used shotguns Thursday to deflate a wayward military surveillance blimp that broke loose in Maryland and floated for hours before coming down into trees in the Pennsylvania countryside.<p>Curious residents trickled into a staging area as the military began gathering up …

Military

Russian warplanes intercepted near US carrier off Korean peninsula

Fighter jets from South Korea and the US intercept two Russian warplanes<p>Fighter jets from South Korea and the United States intercepted two Russian warplanes after they flew near a US aircraft carrier operating off the Korean peninsula, officials said on Thursday.<p>White House spokesman Josh Earnest …

Military
Afghanistan

Remembering Sept. 11 in Pictures

Fire Fighting

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend | Inc.com

Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few continuing education courses. However, for a busy entrepreneur, being away from the office for a …

Self-improvement

Exclusive: Apple ups hiring, but faces obstacles to making phones smarter | Reuters

(Reuters) - Apple has ramped up its hiring of artificial intelligence experts, recruiting from PhD programs, posting dozens of job listings and greatly increasing the size of its AI staff, a review of hiring sites suggests and numerous sources confirm.<p>Customers enter the Apple store on 5th Avenue …

Machine Learning
North Africa

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

James Webb Space Telescope

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Neuroscience

Search for Nefertiti's burial site given green light

<b>(CNN) —</b> A British archaeologist has been given the go-ahead by Egyptian authorities to search Tutankhamun's tomb for the final resting place of Nefertiti.<p>Nicholas Reeves, along with Mamdouh Eldamaty, the country's Minister of Antiquities, and a group of experts will enter the boy king's burial …

Archaeology

Al Qaeda leader Zawahiri pledges allegiance to new Taliban chief: websites | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, in an online audio message, pledged allegiance to the new head of the Afghan Taliban in a move that could bolster his accession after the death of Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad Omar.<p>A photo of Al Qaeda's new leader, Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahiri, …

Afghanistan

Baghdad truck bombing kills 62; Islamic State claims responsibility

A massive truck bomb ripped through a popular Baghdad food market in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood early Thursday, killing at least 62 people, police officials said.<p>Islamic Stateclaimed responsibility for the blast, saying it targeted a gathering place of Shiites, and vowed more attacks.<p>The …

Chinese Port City Tianjin Searches for Clues After Devastating Blasts

Dozens dead and hundreds injured as videos showed flaming debris raining down<p>BEIJING—Authorities on Thursday raised the death toll from explosions in the northeastern coastal city of Tianjin to at least 50, with some 700 others hospitalized, as they searched for the cause of twin blasts large …

China

Damage to Navajo Nation water goes beyond money

<b>(CNN) —</b> On the Navajo reservation, the leader of the community of Shiprock worries about the corn, melons, squashes and other crops that could be lost if water from the San Juan River can't be drawn for irrigation.<p>The New Mexico farmers stopped drawing water from the river following the August 5 …

Pollution

What the Iran-Deal Debate Is Like in Iran

The agreement has divided Iranians into camps that could shape the future of the country.<p>The nuclear deal with Iran has sparked a vigorous debate not only in the United States, but in Iran as well. The discussion of the agreement among Iranians at times echoes the American discussion, but is also …

South Asia

Around St. Louis, bloodshed rises in year since Michael Brown was killed

One person was shot during protests to mark the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death.<p>One person was shot during protests to mark the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death.<p>A line of black hearses left a Baptist church near here and crawled through the streets of St. Louis with …

Justice

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes

The Resurrection of America's Slums

After falling in the 1990s, the number of poor people living in high-poverty areas has been growing fast.<p>Half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty, the number of Americans living in slums is rising at an extraordinary pace.<p>The number of people living in high-poverty …

Income Inequality

Batman killer James Holmes will not be executed

Aurora cinema massacre gunman sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of release<p>James Holmes, a neuroscience postgraduate student who murdered 12 people and injured 70 in one of America's worst mass shootings, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.<p>A jury of nine women and …

Samsung teases Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, and what could be a new tablet

Every Samsung Unpacked event is preceded by a litany of teasers, and the one scheduled for next week in New York is no exception.<p>Samsung has already kicked off the teaser campaign for the Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, but a countdown page that the company put up on its Philippines site reveals …

Electronics Industry

ASUS' photo-centric ZenFones head to India first

Back at Computex in June, we got a first glimpse of ASUS' upcoming ZenFone Selfie and the then-unnamed ZenFone 2 Laser, both being the first phones to switch back to Qualcomm's chipset after ASUS' streak of Intel-powered mobile devices. Today, the company has finally chosen India as the first …

Mobile Technology

Plane window, other debris found on Reunion Island, Malaysia transport minister says

A Malaysian recovery team on the French island of Reunion has collected an aircraft window and other plane parts but could not immediately confirm whether they belonged to Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said Thursday.<p>They were among "many items collected" from the …

Hiroshima: Grief, horror of atomic bomb remembered 70 years on

<b>Hiroshima, Japan (CNN) —</b> In the center of Hiroshima, yards from where the world's first atomic attack bomb exploded 70 years ago, stands a dome-shaped bell tower of modest proportions. It is decorated with the bronze statues of three children.<p>Their slender arms reach out, spreading wide towards the …

Hiroshima

Pablo Escobar’s Favorite Hitman Is on Facebook and Spilling Dirt

Popeye Vásquez admitted to killing about 300 people as a righthand man to Pablo Escobar. Now he’s out of prison, on Facebook and Univisión, and …

Coping With Bad News

For physicians who treat sick children, professional “masks,” such as white coats and detached demeanors, can be both a help and a hindrance.<p>Nancy Hutton, a professor at the medical school of Johns Hopkins University, has one of the hardest jobs in medicine: She specializes in pediatric hospice and …

Johns Hopkins University

How Obama's new emissions rules will likely shape the White House race

With Monday's release of landmark rules to combat global warming, President<p>Obamais putting into place what probably will be the last piece of his ambitious second-term agenda – one that highlights deep divisions in the country and helps shape the race to succeed him.<p>On immigration, healthcare, …

Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Cannabis

The man with the toughest job in the world

When Staffan de Mistura became UN special envoy, his past successes brought hope for peace. A year later, with no solution in sight, he faces heavy criticism. Has his innovative diplomacy failed or is it simply mission impossible?<p>In July 2014, Staffan de Mistura, a 68-year old Italian-Swedish …

Middle East