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Scottish Man Donated His Voice So People Using Speech Aids Can Keep Regional Accents

Coinneach, who is from the Outer Hebrides, took part in a project that develops new voices for speech aids.<p>Last week Coinneach MacLeòid spent one …

Motor Neurone Disease

Is the internet good or bad for society? Americans are having a tough time deciding.

More and more people are mixed on the internet’s impact.<p>More people are giving the internet mixed reviews, according to data from Pew Research, which found an increase in the percentage of people who think the internet has had both positive and negative impacts on society.<p>The percentage of people …

An off-duty police officer thought a man stole Mentos. So he drew his gun.

For a moment, after the off-duty officer produced his pistol, Jose Arreola considered how he might die over a $1.19 pack of Mentos.<p>Arreola had already paid for the mints in an Orange County gas station March 16 and slid them into his pocket. The officer behind him, clad in black shorts and a …

Orange County

Putin set to be inaugurated for fourth term as president of Russia

<b>Vladimir Putin is due to be sworn in for a fourth term as president of Russia on Monday after winning the last election in March.</b><p>He has been in power for 18 years, whether as president or prime minister, and opponents have likened his tenure to the reign of a tsar, or emperor.<p>Riot police confronted …

The British ambassador to the U.S. thinks Trump won’t gut the Iran deal

On Sunday's “Face the Nation,” Kim Darroch offered fans of the Iran deal a reason to hope.<p>The British ambassador to the United States told host Margaret Brennan that he believes the 2015 accord will be saved.<p>President Trump is famously opposed to the agreement, which offered Iran relief from major …

South Asia

4 Anti-Inflammatory Foods That Will Help You Get Flat Abs Fast, According To Nutritionists

Not sure what to eat to get flat abs fast? A diet filled with anti-inflammatory, protein-packed foods can balance your gut bacteria, help prevent …

Students demand action on gun violence with nationwide walkout

PARKLAND, Fla. — They solemnly spilled onto the high school football field, holding signs protesting gun violence and wearing shirts that read "March for our lives." They waved at a crowd of onlookers who had gathered to show support.<p>Exactly one month after 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman …

High School

Box Office: Jennifer Lawrence's 'Red Sparrow' Soars, Bruce Willis' 'Death Wish' Struggles

There is an old saying that true movie stardom is when a movie star can open a bad movie that has little to offer beyond said star power. Well, with the caveat that I liked <i>Red Sparrow</i> more than most of my peers, I think that may apply for Jennifer Lawrence. With the “eventually they will hate you” …

Bruce Willis

French farmers furious over call for mates for lonesome Pyrenean bears

A bitter dispute over the re-introduction of bears in the French Pyrenees intensified this week as sheep farmers opposed conservationists’ calls for new females to mate with two lonely male bears.<p>Bears were re-introduced from Slovenia in the 1990s after hunters all but wiped out France’s native …

Wildlife

Paris metro: Pregnant Frenchwoman fined for walking wrong way

<b>Social media has reacted with outrage after a pregnant Frenchwoman was fined €60 (£54; $74) for walking the wrong way at a Paris metro station.</b><p>The ticket was issued when she tried to shorten her journey by walking counter to a one-way system at Concorde.<p>Paris metro operator RATP said the system was …

Putin’s ‘Invincible’ Missile Is Aimed at U.S. Vulnerabilities

MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia threatened the West with a new generation of nuclear weapons Thursday, including what he described as an “invincible” intercontinental cruise missile and a nuclear torpedo that could outsmart all American defenses.<p>The presentation by Mr. Putin, which …

Russia

Costly dollar hedges tarnish U.S. bonds for overseas investors

LONDON (Reuters) - Yields on U.S. government debt are at their highest in over four years, and yet they are failing to attract many European investors due to the uncertain outlook for the dollar and the prohibitive cost of hedging their currency risks.<p>Expectations of more rate U.S. interest rate …

Nearly 6,000 pedestrians killed in 2017 crashes, new report says

U.S. pedestrian deaths totaled nearly 6,000 in 2017 for the second straight year amid mounting signs that walkers and drivers are dangerously distracted, according to a new study.<p>Although reasons for the recent rise have not been scientifically determined, experts suspect that smartphones and …

Traffic Safety