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Remembering Charles Manson's victims: Rich, famous, fringe and random

In the dearly five decades since the notorious murders stunned Los Angeles, there has been endless fascination and revulsion surrounding<p>Charles Mansonand his cult “family.”<p>And Manson did not fade quietly during his decades behind bars, but continued to make headlines with interviews, bad conduct in …

Crime

Scientists Glimpse Houston's Flooded Future In Updated Rainfall Data

After Hurricane Harvey, some Texas residents, politicians and scientists are wondering whether the whole U.S. system for predicting floods is any good.<p>The storm's deluge flooded parts of southeast Texas that had rarely, or never, been underwater before. Some areas got more than 50 inches of rain in …

Extreme Weather

Dubai pushes the pedal to the metal on driverless cars

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Already home to the world's biggest skyscraper, Dubai has another tall order to fill: By 2030, its leader wants 25 percent of all trips on its roads to be done by driverless vehicles.<p>Monday's announcement by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum came without …

Driverless Cars
Government

Ted Cruz and John Kasich's plan to stop Trump is months too late – and hypocritical

Two members of the establishment are trying to unseat a populist candidate by appealing to a party they helped ruin<p>In nearly simultaneous statements Sunday night, Ted Cruz and John Kasich announced plans to coordinate their campaigns to play to each other’s regional strengths and, hopefully, deny …

Hawking: Gravitational Waves Could Revolutionize Astronomy

Black hole theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has some thoughts on the discovery of gravitational waves.

Stephen Hawking

Einstein is proved right again, but plenty more to discover

Albert Einstein rewrote the rules of time and space in 1915. Cue a century of other scientists making sure he dotted his i's and crossed his t's.<p>Last week, a team of scientists announced a major confirmation of Einsteinian genius: They detected the first direct evidence of gravitation waves created …

'Poisonous and grossly irresponsible' conspiracy theories are floating about Justice Antonin Scalia’s death

The predominantly right-wing conspiracy theorists who believe foul play might have been involved point out that Scalia's cause of death has not been officially determined and an autopsy was not ordered.<p>Some note that Scalia, who died at 79, was pronounced dead over the phone and was allegedly found …

Antonin Scalia

Trump sees 'unusual' circumstances in Scalia's death amid conspiracy theories

Asked by radio host Michael Savage about suggestions the supreme court justice was murdered, candidate points to report of pillow found on Scalia’s face<p>Donald Trump has suggested there might be something to conspiracy theories doing the rounds among far-right websites that supreme court justice …

Kim Jong Un Will Receive A Peace Prize Once Awarded To Gandhi

No, it's not coming from a North Korean group.<p>A peace and humanitarian prize that was previously awarded to Mahatma Gandhi and Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi will soon be given to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.<p>An Indonesian organization announced plans last week to give North Korea's Supreme Leader …

China tries £20m hi-tech raindance as country roasts in heatwave

Dry ice to be fired at clouds to entice precipitation as crops threatened by drought, after temperatures pass 40C<p>China is spending £20m to artificially trigger rain, helping farmers whose crops are suffering because of the scorching summer weather.<p>In scenes reminiscent of the 1985 Kate Bush song …

Google brings ‘Find my iPhone’-like service to Android

Forgetful and unlucky Android phone and tablet owners will be happy to hear that their lost or stolen devices will now be trackable with a free service much like Apple's "Find my iPhone."<p>The Android Device Manager, announced by Google in a blog post Friday, will let you quickly locate your phone or …

Apps