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Astronomers discover 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby star

<b>(CNN) —</b> Astronomers have found at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the same star 40 light-years away, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The findings were also announced at a news conference at NASA Headquarters in Washington.<p>This discovery outside of our solar …

Science

TNT’s Ernie Johnson Movingly Talks Faith in Jesus, Hope for America Despite Post-Election Divide

A slew of sports media outlets have covered the presidential election results and while many lashed out at President-elect Donald Trump, TNT’s NBA …

Take the 365 things I love about you challenge

I confess: I was irritated. I’d had a silly squabble with my wife one morning and driven to my office in a fog of grumpiness.<p>To be clear, no vows were at stake. It was a dumb dispute over preference, not principle.<p>I rolled into the parking lot and pulled my chair up to my desk. For an hour I …

Relationships

'Bionic' eye on the future: From 'Star Trek' visors to 'Mission Impossible' contact lenses

Could bionic eyes restore sight to the blind and give the U.S. military super sight?<p>Bionic implanted eyeballs, “Star Trek”-style visors, telescopic contact lenses ... these are just a few of the many exciting projects underway to both restore and provide enhanced sight.<p>Significant strides have been …

Star Trek

Mexican man accused of rape had 19 deportations, removals

A Mexican man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl on a Greyhound bus that traveled through Kansas had been deported 10 times and voluntarily removed from the U.S. another nine times since 2003, records obtained by The Associated Press show.<p>Three U.S. Republican senators — including Kansas' Jerry …

Immigration

Jeremy Sprinkle cited by police after attempting to shoplift 8 items from Belk store

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Arkansas tight end Jeremy Sprinkle was issued a citation for unlawful concealment during the team’s Belk shopping spree on Tuesday …

Kim Jong Un orders North Koreans to celebrate his grandmother on Christmas

Kim Jong Un is the Grinch who stole Christmas.<p>North Korea’s tubby tyrant wants the few Christians in the hermit state to spread cheer only to celebrate his grandma, Kim Jong Suk – not the birth of Jesus.<p>Jong Suk — who was born on Christmas Eve in 1919 — was an anti-Japanese guerrilla and Communist …

North Korea

Legends & Lies: Forgotten Heroes

Markets

Magazine wants you to solve DB Cooper case

A man identifying himself as Dan Cooper hijacked a Northwest Orient jet, jumped from the airliner with $200,000 in ransom money and a parachute, and seemingly disappeared in 1971 in what Fox 13 calls "one of the most enduring FBI mysteries"—one a magazine hopes to solve.<p>True Ink has begun …

FBI

Time travellers could use parallel dimensions to visit the past, scientists claim

There are multiple timelines playing out in parallel universes, according to a team of researchers.<p>The sensational claim was made by a team of physicists, who believe that the parallel universes can all affect one another.<p>Professor Howard Wiseman and Dr. Michael Hall, from Griffith University’s …

Quantum Mechanics

Underground Church movement grows in Iran despite regime's efforts

Despite the Iranian regime’s best efforts to stop the spread of Christianity, a large underground church movement is growing.<p>Hundreds of Iranian citizens have been converting to Christianity, and many are being baptized in large ceremonies in underground churches held in private homes across the …

Middle East

Watters' World: History of Christmas edition

Markets
United States

How Trevor Noah went from biracial youth in S. Africa to leading light on U.S. TV

NEW YORK — Trump. Trump. Clinton. The Obamas dancing like dorks.<p>Such is the stuff of a recent pre-election morning meeting at “The Daily Show” headquarters. Trevor Noah enters, water bottle and orange in hand, and wedges himself in among the writers, his back never pressing against the sofa.<p>“Can we …

Comedy

Say Cheese: 24 Melty, Gooey, Cheesy Recipes That'll Make You Smile

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>I'm always incredibly impressed by the Serious Eats staffers (and readers) who participate in Vegan Month each year, but personally, I just don't know if I could do it. It's not that I'd pine away over the meat, or …

Cooking

Historic recognition: George Washington's family tree is biracial

George Washington's adopted son was a bit of a ne'er-do-well by most accounts, including those of Washington himself, who wrote about his frustrations with the boy they called "Wash."<p>"From his infancy, I have discovered an almost unconquerable disposition to indolence in everything that did not …

Genealogy

World's hottest pepper challenge goes predictably wrong

Food

Holocaust heroine's will, lost photos, unearthed in Scotland

A Holocaust heroine’s last will and testament has been unearthed in church archives in Scotland, offering a glimpse into the incredible life of Jane Haining, who died in Auschwitz in 1944.<p>The handwritten will and previously unpublished photographs were recently found in a box in the Church of …

World History

Rare, gold Roman coin discovered in Jerusalem

A rare and remarkable Roman coin made of gold and featuring the image of Nero has been discovered in Jerusalem, archaeologists announced on Tuesday.<p>Over 1,900 years old, the coin likely dates to the year 56 or 57 AD, around 13 years before the Romans destroyed Jerusalem.<p>"The coin is exceptional, …

Archaeology

Army Ranger Vet Tells Colin Kaepernick What He Should Be Doing Instead of Sitting Out Nat'l Anthem

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick caused a huge controversy after choosing to sit down during the National Anthem on Friday night.<p>When Kaepernick …

Flight attendants reveal shocking passenger requests

The most annoying passengers on a flight are usually people who talk a lot, fall asleep on you, or have too many bags-- so you need to check yours.<p>What all of these issues have in common is that they affect you, the passenger. Travelers on a plane rarely think about what crew members have to deal …

Flying

Larry the Downing Street cat not unloved, says No 10

<b>Number 10 has denied claims in a new book that Larry the Downing Street cat is disliked by the prime minister and his family.</b><p>It is alleged in journalist Matthew d'Ancona's book that Larry is merely a public relations prop.<p>But a Downing Street spokesman said Larry was "very popular with everyone" in …

Downing Street

Larry the cat joins David Cameron in Downing Street

<b>David Cameron has welcomed a cat to Downing Street in an effort to deal with No 10's rat problem.</b><p>The four-year old tabby, called Larry, was at London's Battersea Dogs and Cats Home before moving in to the UK Prime Minister's home.<p>The arrival follows weeks of speculation about potential pest control …

United Kingdom

Larry the cat escapes Downing Street eviction

<b>Larry the cat is to keep his job - and home - in Downing Street after it was confirmed he would be spared eviction when David Cameron leaves on Wednesday.</b><p>The furry feline has been a familiar face on the steps outside Number 10's black door since he moved in, in 2011.<p>And the "chief mouser" will stay …

Downing Street

Micah Johnson: Dallas killer 'changed' by military experience

<b>The gunman who killed five police officers in Dallas was "changed" by his experience in the US military, his mother has said.</b><p>Micah Johnson went from being an extrovert to a "hermit", Delphine Johnson told The Blaze website.<p>"The military was not what Micah thought it would be," she said. "He was …

Law Enforcement

Eagle carries off policeman's adopted kangaroo

<b>An Australian police officer has fought off eagles to save the life of his adopted baby kangaroo.</b><p>The officer Sen Con Scott Mason, from Cue in Western Australia, first rescued Cuejo the joey in March after his mother was hit and killed by a truck.<p>Cuejo had a second brush with death on 27 April when …

Western Australia

Eagle tries to carry off Australian boy

<b>A wedge-tailed eagle tried to fly away with a terrified boy at a popular wildlife show in central Australia.</b><p>A crowd of stunned onlookers watched the enormous bird latch its talons on to the screaming boy's head during a show at Alice Springs Desert Park.<p>Witnesses said the bird attempted to pick him …

Birds

Watters' World: Hillary's emails edition

Government

7 huge movies that were never made

On average, 600 films are made every year in Hollywood.<p>Some of them go on to win the awards, some become the blockbuster hits and some flop. But there are also many films that go unnoticed because they never make it to the big screen.<p>They may have all the right pieces from the best actors to the …

Universal Studios
World War II