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What Americans Don't Know About Science

On a recent survey, just 74 percent of Americans said that the Earth revolves around the sun.<p>Every two years, the National Science Foundation releases a report on the state of science in the U.S. and around the world. It includes survey data for how Americans answer basic scientific questions such …

Amazon's Bezos rescued by Ecuadorian Navy

Amazon.com founder and new Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos was flown from the Galápagos by an Ecuadorian Navy helicopter after suffering a kidney stone attack on New Year's Day, according to a summary of reports from local newspapers.<p>The Galápagos Digital website said local media reported Bezos …

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Tips for Staying Safe in the Extreme Cold

Today on America’s News HQ, Dr. David Samadi shared some tips on how to stay safe and healthy in the dangerously cold weather.<p>He warned that it can …

NSA Trying To Develop Computer Program To Break Encryption Software: Report

Jan 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency is trying to develop a computer that could ultimately break most encryption programs, whether they are used to protect other nations' spying programs or consumers' bank accounts, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.<p>The report, which the …

Green Bay Weather Threatens to Outfreeze NFL Ice Bowl Record

The Green Bay Packers are preparing to host what could be the coldest game in National Football League history, eclipsing their own record that was …

U.S. Northeast Digs Out From Quick Moving Winter Storm

Wind-driven snow whipped through New York’s streets and piled up in Boston as a fast-moving storm brought near-blizzard conditions to parts of the …

Obama Calls on Congress to Restore Expired Unemployment Benefits

President Barack Obama urged Congress to make the restoration of unemployment benefits a priority as both he and lawmakers return to work after a …

Kerry cites some progress in Mideast diplomacy

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is citing some progress as a result of his Mideast shuttle diplomacy.<p>He says "we are not there yet, but we are making progress" toward a framework for a peace deal.<p>Kerry was in the West Bank on Saturday for a second day of talks with …

'Polar vortex' could send wind chill to 65 below zero in Midwest

Parts of the U.S. may see days of record-low temperatures beginning Sunday as forecasters expect a deep freeze to bring wind chill as low as 65 below zero in parts of the Midwest. Temperatures will hover around zero throughout the East Coast region early next week.<p>"It's going to be very cold and …

Apple reaches China Mobile deal

BEIJING — Apple and China Mobile announced a long-anticipated agreement Monday to bring the iPhone to the world's biggest phone company.<p>The deal might help to boost iPhone sales in a market where Apple Inc. faces intense competition. The iPhone already is available in China through two smaller …

Rand Paul celebrates ‘Festivus’ with ‘airing of grievances’ against DC

Attention, "Seinfeld" fans. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul announced via his Twitter account that he is honoring "Festivus" by "airing his grievances" against D.C. on Monday.<p>Festivus, the holiday fabricated by the hit TV sitcom, has lived on as an annual staple in popular culture. The sort-of holiday is …

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Was Year's Biggest Winner, With Fortune Jumping $15 Billion

Las Vegas Sands chief exec Sheldon Adelson hit the jackpot in 2013. The gambling tycoon’s net worth soared $15 billion, or 68%, through Friday, December 20. He is now worth just over $37 billion, and he’s climbed from the nation’s 11th richest this Fall to number 5 at the moment. Put another way, …

Raúl Castro: U.S. And Cuba Can Have 'Civilized Relationship'

Cuban President Raúl Castro says the U.S. and Cuba could have a "civilized relationship."<p>BBC Mundo reports that in a rare speech, Castro said that over the past year U.S. and Cuban officials have met to talk about immigration and restarting mail service between the two countries.<p>That proves, Castro …

Report: Trump spends $1M on 2016 research

Donald Trump has spent $1 million on "electoral research," according to a report.<p>Trump told a GOP county dinner in Michigan last week that "everybody" tells him to "run for president." And just like he did before the 2000 and 2012 elections, Trump is musing about running for president.<p>“The …

No rest for 'Flag Man' who pays tribute to fallen soldiers

Larry "The Flag Man" Eckhardt cannot be stopped. If a soldier dies in combat and is returned home to be buried within driving distance of his Little York, Ill., home, Eckhardt will be there.<p>And he will be there with more than 2,300 American flags. Most are the size you’d hang on the porch – three …

Gomez calls Markey 'pond scum'

Massachusetts GOP Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez called his opponent, longtime Rep. Ed Markey, “pond scum” during an interview with an NPR reporter on Thursday.<p>“I don’t think there’s anything more offensive,” Gomez said, according to a YouTube clip of the exchange, which took place after an event …

Justice Department defends actions in James Rosen case

The Justice Department on Friday defended the decision to seek a search warrant for Fox News reporter James Rosen's email and confirmed that Attorney General Eric Holder was consulted about the move.<p>Court documents first published Sunday by the Washington Post showed that a Gmail account Rosen used …

Jony Ive's iOS 7 redesign reportedly eliminates 'heavy textures' for a flat, 'black and white' design

Rumors have been flying around about a major visual redesign to Apple's iOS ever since Jony Ive took on an interface design role following the departure of senior VP and mobile software head Scott Forstall. Most of those rumors have focused on a new, "flat" design that would remove many of the …

Jony Ive’s new look for iOS 7: black, white, and flat all over

With the grand unveiling of Apple’s next operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch approaching, sources have provided detailed descriptions of what users and developers alike could expect from the software’s fresh look.<p>As we reported in April, Apple Senior Vice President of Industrial …

North Korea fires short-range missiles

North Korea has launched three short-range guided missiles, according to a report by the South Korean news agency Yonhap.<p>Citing defense ministry sources in Seoul, Yonhap said the missiles had crashed into the Sea of Japan, off the eastern coast of the Korean peninsula.<p>Two rockets were launched this …

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Obamacare repeal now about the IRS

Republicans have hated Obamacare for years, and on their 37th repeal vote Thursday, they found a reason to hate it even more: the IRS.<p>They’ve warned about its role in Obamacare before, but this time, they used its targeting of conservative groups as a fresh warning about how it might apply the law …

IRS official who oversaw unit targeting Tea Party now heads ObamaCare office

The IRS official who led the tax-exempt organizations unit when Tea Party groups were targeted is now in charge of the IRS office responsible for ObamaCare, two Capitol Hill sources told Fox News.<p>The acknowledgement comes after the administration announced that the official’s successor Joseph Grant …

Obamacare: 3 years in, it faces steep challenges

Supporters worry about cascading problems as key provisions go into effect.<p>WASHINGTON -- The Affordable Care Act is sure to survive the latest vote by the House of Representatives Thursday to repeal it — since the Senate doesn't plan to take it up and President Obama would veto a repeal bill if it …

Obama pushes back on three fronts

President Barack Obama took a firm stance Thursday in response to questions on the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative political groups and the Justice Department’s examination of leaks to The Associated Press, as his administration continued its effort to seize control of the …

Police Chief Asks Citizens for Ammo, Gets 1,500 Round Loan Amid Strong Response

As the "Great Ammunition Shortage" continues, police departments across the country are struggling to supply their arsenals. One police chief turned …

Benghazi Emails Directly Contradict White House Claims

The White House on Wednesday released 94 pages of emails between top administration and intelligence officials who helped shape the talking points …

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