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After Maria and Irma: Caribbean Tourism, Island by Island

After two major hurricanes tore through the Caribbean in less than two weeks, some of the most idyllic — and tourism-dependent — destinations have been devastated.<p>Ferocious storms are nothing new to these islands, but Hurricanes Maria and Irma were some of the most powerful Atlantic basin storms …

The Worst Hurricane We've Seen in 85 Years Just Got Worse — This Is Terrifying

Just days after Hurricane Irma swept through the Atlantic moving north and narrowly missing Puerto Rico, a new hurricane is in town and this one is …

Why Hurricane Maria Surprised Forecasters By Getting So Strong So Fast

Hurricane Maria, currently headed for Puerto Rico, stunned forecasters by rapidly intensifying from a Category 1 storm to a Category 5 within a …

China's currency hits highest level since Trump's election

China's currency has spiked to its strongest level against the dollar since the aftermath of President Trump's election in November.<p>The yuan jumped as much as 0.5% against the greenback on Thursday, bringing its gains in the past four trading sessions to 1.2%.<p>A stronger yuan is likely to please …

Ex-FBI chief Comey to testify next week in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI Director James Comey will testify next Thursday before a U.S. Senate panel investigating Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, in a hearing that could add to difficulties facing President Donald Trump.<p>In his first public appearance since Trump fired …

President Trump Donated $78K to the National Park Service. But That's Just a Fraction of What He Wants to Cut

President Trump's donation is a fraction of what he wants to cut from the NPS<p>President Donald Trump donated his first quarter salary to the National …

Nasa is building a deep space gateway for manned missions to the Moon and Mars- Technology News, Firstpost

Nasa is getting serious about taking up longer manned missions, including revisiting the Moon and <b>sending the first pioneers to Mars</b>. The space agency …

Dolphins 'shake and toss' octopus prey, research finds

<b>Octopuses can be a perfect meal for dolphins, but they can also pose a deadly choking hazard.</b><p>So dolphins have developed elaborate behaviours to turn larger prey into more bite-size pieces, according to marine biologists in Australia.<p>The researchers filmed dolphins shaking octopuses and tossing them …

Label the limits of forensic science

This week marks a chance to curb the misuse of crime-scene evidence in US courts and spare innocent people from going to jail, says Robin Mejia.

Forensics

Trump Slump in Travel: Fact or Fiction?­­­

Travel<p>Is an unwelcoming political climate really creating a “Trump Slump” in the annual $250 billion business and leisure travel industry in the United States?<p>­­­­­­­­“Yes,” “No,” and “Maybe So,” say travel industry experts and number crunchers who point to a variety of hard and soft data points to …

Visitors to the U.S. may have to hand over their phones and Facebook passwords before they get a visa

The Trump administration mulls “extreme vetting.”<p>Coming to America? You may have to hand over your phone — and your Facebook password — before you do.<p>The Trump administration may ask visa applicants to hand over their phones, along with social media logins and passwords, the Wall Street Journal …

Trump administration cuts off funding to UN Population Fund over concerns about abortion

The Trump administration is cutting off US funding to the United Nations agency for reproductive health under an abortion-related provision in law that Democratic and Republican administrations have used as a cudgel in the global culture wars.<p>The UN Population Fund will lose $32.5 million in …

The Latest: Government calls ruling flawed, vows court fight

The Latest on legal challenges to the Trump administration's revised travel ban (all times Pacific unless noted):<p>7:20 p.m.<p>The Justice Department calls a ruling by a federal judge in Hawaii that halts President Donald Trump's revised travel ban "flawed in reasoning and in scope."<p>The agency said in a …