Zachary Linscott

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Carter, McCain tangle over Pentagon's Islamic State strategy

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter told senators Wednesday that adding a significant U.S. ground force to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria would be counterproductive, saying that would "Americanize" the fight and result in backlash.<p>There about 3,500 U.S. troops in Iraq, mainly …

Middle East

President Obama's Favorite Song of the Year Was by Kendrick Lamar

Best presidential taste of all time?<p><i>Photo via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>It's been established that Barack Obama has pretty great music taste. We've known for years he's been a fan of artists like Otis Redding or Frank Ocean, so it shouldn't be a surprise that he had a great pick for favorite song of the …

Mystery Of The Bright Spots On Ceres May Have Just Been Solved

NASA also released stunning new flyover images of the dwarf planet.<p>The mysterious bright spots on Ceres may no longer be so mysterious.<p>The bright spots captured the public imagination when they were first spotted by NASA's unmanned Dawn spacecraft as it approached the dwarf planet in March. There …

Astronomy

North Korea's Kim Jong Un Claims Country Has Hydrogen Bomb

BEIJING — North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un says his country has developed a hydrogen bomb, but senior defense and intelligence officials poured cold water on that claim Thursday in interviews with NBC News.<p>There is no evidence that North Korea has made such a weapon, they said. And while the …

North Korea

Viking hoard found in field sheds light on England's origins

LONDON (AP) — A trove of Viking jewelry and Saxon coins unearthed by an amateur treasure-hunter in a farmer's field may help rescue an English king …

Archaeology