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Toll for Gaza protests rises to 61 as baby dies from tear gas, with more protests expected

GAZA CITY — Gaza residents buried their dead Tuesday as the death toll of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces at the Gaza boundary fence climbed to at least 60 after several succumbed to injuries overnight, according to local health officials.<p>Monday’s demonstrations, which coincided with the …

Israel

Supreme Court Ruling Favors Sports Betting

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struck down a 1992 federal law on Monday that effectively banned commercial sports betting in most states, opening the door to legalizing the estimated $150 billion in illegal wagers on professional and amateur sports that Americans make every year.<p>The decision seems …

Sports Law

Doctors Replaced a Soldier's Lost Ear Using a Wild Medical Technique

This was a first for the U.S. Army, but not the world.<p>Army Pvt. Shamika Burrage almost died in 2016. The 19-year-old was returning back to base after …

Medicine

Lava spewing from Hawaii volcano destroys dozens of homes

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — As lava crawled down Leilani Road in a hissing, popping mass, Cheryl Griffith stood in its path and placed a plant in a crack in the ground as an offering to the Native Hawaiian volcano goddess, Pele.<p>Griffith lives in Leilani Estates, a subdivision on the Big Island where …

Geology

Ontario woman arrested, jailed in U.S. for driving with a Canadian licence

An Ontario woman is looking for an apology from the Georgia police officer who arrested, handcuffed and charged her because she was driving with a …

Facebook ready to take on Tinder with new dating app feature

Facebook wants to help people change their relationship status.<p>Mark Zuckerberg announced a new feature for the social network on Tuesday focused on dating, taking a jab at dating apps like Tinder and Bumble.<p>"Today, we are announcing a new set of features, coming soon, around dating," Zuckerberg …

DARPA Is Researching Time Crystals, And Their Reasons Are 'Classified'

Mystery! Here's what you need to know.<p>The US military likes to stay at the forefront of the cutting edge of science - most recently investigating …

Saudi Arabia's missile defenses look to have 'failed catastrophically' at trying to stop a large Houthi strike

Saudi Arabia's missile interceptors may have "failed catastrophically" in their attempts to shoot down several missiles headed toward Riyadh over the weekend, according to one expert.<p>Seven ballistic missiles launched from the Yemeni Houthi rebel group were intercepted on Sunday, according to the …

Bitcoin Could Become Illegal Almost Everywhere, After Shocking Discovery in The Blockchain

There's something hidden inside it.<p>The Bitcoin world is coming to grips with a shocking revelation that could potentially threaten the very existence …

Bitcoin

A dusting of salt could cool the planet

<b>THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS—​</b>A last-ditch remedy for a climate disaster might be waiting in your kitchen. If efforts to control greenhouse gases fail, …

Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists

Carbon-free fusion power could be ‘on the grid in 15 years’<p>The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years.<p>The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private …

Physics

Newly Discovered Penguin Mega-colony Is So Huge It Was Spotted in Space

Satellites captured the never-before-seen population in action.<p>Every day, Landsat satellites orbit the planet, capturing images of things like …

Antarctica

Putin threatens US arms race with new missiles declaration

President says Russia has new line of nuclear-capable weapons that can breach US defences<p>Vladimir Putin has announced that Russia has developed and is testing a new line of strategic nuclear-capable weapons that would be able to outmanoeuvre US defences, in a possible signal of a new arms race …

Russia

How the sushi boom is fuelling tapeworm infections

As eating raw fish has become more popular, gruesome tapeworm tales have emerged. But how worried should sashimi lovers be – and how else might we become infected?<p>The good news, said A&E doctor Kenny Bahn, was that the patient who had turned up at the emergency department was not dying. That is …

World Health Organization

Untouched 'Frozen Tomb' Discovered in Siberia

Archaeologists working in southern Siberia have identified an untouched, frozen burial mound that they say might contain the graves of Scythian …

Archaeology

Huge reserves of water ice discovered on Mars could speed manned missions

Huge ice sheets more than 300 feet deep have been discovered on Mars, making it possible that human astronauts could have access to almost limitless water, scientists said Thursday.<p>"Astronauts could essentially just go there with a bucket and a shovel and get all the water they need," said one of …

Space Science

Scientists are making carbon fiber from plants instead of petroleum

Cheaper, plant-based carbon fiber could be used to make lighter cars that consume less fuel.<p>Carbon fiber is the Superman of materials. Five times stronger than steel and a fraction of the weight, it is used in everything from tennis rackets to golf clubs to bicycles to wind turbine blades to …

Five women accuse actor James Franco of inappropriate or sexually exploitative behavior

It should have been a pure moment of triumph for James Franco. He collected one of Hollywood’s top prizes at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, validating an untraditional career in which he’s been a bankable leading man, Ivy League academic and eccentric auteur.<p>But as he stood on the ballroom …

The Mystery of Mary Trump

Donald Trump reveres his father but almost never talks about his mother. Why not?<p><b>When Donald Trump moved into the Oval Office</b> in January, he placed on the table behind the Resolute Desk a single family photo—of Fred Trump, his father. Sometime in the spring, White House communications director Hope …

Donald Trump

New Yorkers defiant after deadliest terror attack in the city since 9/11

<b>(CNN) —</b> The suspect in New York's deadliest terror attack since 9/11 has been charged with federal terrorism offenses in Tuesday's attack that left eight people dead, authorities said.<p>Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, a 29-year-old Uzbekistan native who was living in New Jersey, is charged with …

Extremism

Does Trump have the power to go to war?

<b>US senators are asking cabinet secretaries about the campaign against extremist groups in Niger and other places - and whether a new law authorising the use of military force should be written.</b><p>Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis are speaking on Monday about the …

Meet the Press

The Man Who Thought He Could Fix Afghanistan

To get something done in Afghanistan, you need to know Scott Guggenheim. But even the ultimate fixer isn’t sure anyone can solve the country’s problems.<p>KABUL—On November 9, 2016, Scott Guggenheim, a longtime American adviser to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, rose early with the sun, got into an …

Trump Draws Attention to Tom Steyer's $10 Million Impeachment Campaign

A billionaire former hedge fund manager set a trap for Donald Trump on Friday, and the president fell right into it.<p>Tom Steyer, the found of San …

Donald Trump

How the Catalan crisis could send shockwaves across Europe

Mariano Rajoy has played a tough hand well, but Carles Puigdemont could yet emerge a champion of European renewal<p>The battle for Catalonia just got personal. Until now the main protagonists, Carles Puigdemont, the Catalan president, and Mariano Rajoy, Spain’s prime minister, have avoided a head-on …

Europe

Hackers hid malicious code in popular CCleaner software

Hackers penetrated computer-optimization software CCleaner in a way that could have let them control millions of devices, Piriform, the company that makes the program, said Monday.<p>A malicious program was planted inside the popular, free software, which is downloaded as often as 5 million times per …

Innovation

Donald Trump Is Demanding An Apology. Don Lemon Has The Perfect Response.

CNN anchor has a reminder for the president.<p>President Donald Trump demanded an apology from ESPN after the network’s Jemele Hill called him a “white supremacist.” But CNN anchor Don Lemon told TMZ Sports that Trump ought to rethink that:<p>“I think when the president worked for NBC at ‘The Apprentice’ …

1,000-Year-Old Tomb of Maya King Discovered in Guatemala

Archaeologists digging under a Maya palace in Guatemala say they have opened the tomb of a royal and found a jade mask and bones, both painted bright …

Archaeology

Here's why hurricane season has been exceptionally disastrous — and why new storms are still showing up

Tropical Storm Nate is picking up strength as it churns through the Caribbean and is likely to become a hurricane before hitting the Gulf Coast, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm has already killed 22 and is forecast to make landfall near New Orleans this weekend.<p>It's easy to …

Michael Jordan Issues Statement on Trump Comments

Charlotte Hornets owner and Basketball Hall of Famer Michael Jordan says he supports athletes that choose to express themselves in tackling social …

Before Alejandro Villanueva stood alone, he discussed Colin Kaepernick at training camp

<i>As demonstrations during the national anthem filled NFL stadiums Sunday, few players stood out like Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva. The Steelers chose to remain in their locker room for the anthem. Villanueva stood just outside the tunnel, in clear view of the crowd, with</i> …