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Trump team scolds John Lewis' 'deeply disappointing' Trump comments

Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Monday that he was “disappointed” to hear Rep. John Lewis call into question the legitimacy of President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration.<p>And it is precisely because of Lewis’s stature as an icon of the civil rights movement that Pence and other …

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Widow of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen arrested

<b>(CNN) —</b> Noor Salman, the wife of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, was arrested in the San Francisco area Monday. She faces federal charges that include obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting her husband's material support to ISIS.<p>Salman is expected to appear in court Tuesday in Oakland, …

Pay celebs to text or video message you with TipTalk

It has never been worth it for celebrities to respond to their endless digital fan mail — until now. TipTalk lets them set a price for a private text, photo or video response. The idea is that in their downtime, they could forge deeper relationships with their audience while earning enough to …

In breakthrough, scientists detect gravitational waves Einstein predicted

It was just a tiny, almost imperceptible "chirp," but it simultaneously opened humanity's ears to the music of the cosmos and proved Einstein right again.<p>In what is being hailed as one of the biggest eureka moments in the history of physics, scientists announced Thursday that they have finally …

Aleutian Quake Zone Could Shoot Big Tsunamis To Hawaii, California

Two teams of geologists say portions of the seafloor along the Aleutian Islands in southwestern Alaska could produce tsunamis more devastating than anything seen in the past century. They say California and Hawaii are directly in the line of fire.<p>Tsunamis — the giant waves generated by undersea …

How can some stars be older than the universe itself?

The Night Sky, October 2015: the majestic M13 cluster in the constellation of Hercules seems to defy common sense<p>People who glance casually up at the stars seldom think of them as they appear in this picture: vast and tightly packed profusions of red, green, blue, purple and gold.<p>This tremendous …

6 scientific tips to improve your writing

A new book uses insights into the reading brain to give writers clear-cut, science-based guidelines on how to write anything well, from an email to a …

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California governor vetoes drone bill

SAN FRANCISCO — California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation Wednesday that would have restricted the flying of drones lower than 350 feet over private property without the owner's permission.<p>While drone technology raises novel issues, Brown said in his veto message the bill "could expose the …

Caring parents make for happier adults, research finds

The legacy of controlling parents last far into adulthood, scientist have discovered<p>Children brought up by caring parents rather than controlling ones, grow up to be happier and more satisfied throughout their adult lives, a study suggests.<p>New research has found that parents who invade their …