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A night of terror in Paris leaves as many as 150 people dead

Updated at 4:00am EST on Nov. 14

A series of shootings and explosions have rocked Paris in at least three separate attacks, with as many as 150 dead, according to some news reports. French president François Hollande declared a state of emergency after the “unprecedented” attacks, calling in the …


Rogers Place update: Headway being made on Edmonton’s downtown arena

EDMONTON – The scheduled opening of Rogers Place in downtown Edmonton is less than a year away and progress on the arena is steady.

The arena at 104th …


Carbon and Earth’s future climate on This Week @NASA – November 13, 2015

Watch live: Scenes from Paris shootings

Live from the scene of a shooting in central Paris where at least 26 people have been killed almost a year on from the Charlie Hebdo attacks

At least 40 people have been killed in violence around Paris and hostages have

been taken at a theatre in the French capital, the Associated Press …


Diwali, The Festival of Lights: Pictures


Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Gives Only Muted Praise to the Apple Watch

Steve Jobs’ former partner discusses the Apple Watch, iPads, and medical marijuana.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak gave a lukewarm endorsement to the latest gadget from the company he helped create: the Apple Watch.

On days he forgets to wear his Apple Watch, he said he sometimes fails to realize it. …

Steve Jobs

A Dead Disease Still Lives in Lab Freezers. What Else Does? – Phenomena: Germination

In the summer of 1977, an influenza epidemic began to spread through China; by fall, it was in Russia, and over the winter, it spread across the Northern Hemisphere. That was very normal, of course. Winter is flu season, and this was not a bad flu, as flu seasons go: It affected mostly people …


APNewsBreak: Medicare spending $9B on hepatitis C drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare spending on breakthrough medications for hepatitis C will nearly double this year, passing $9 billion, according to new government figures. That's raising insurance costs for all beneficiaries, whether or not they have the liver-wasting viral disease.

The price of drugs is …


The Latest: White House says Obama briefed on Paris

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PARIS (AP) -- The latest on shootings and explosions in Paris. (all times local):

10:40 p.m.

A White House official says President Barack Obama has been briefed on the attacks in Paris.

The official says counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco briefed the president. The official …


Pictures of the Week 11.12.15

San Juan

Sleek Valkyrie Private Plane Lets You Fly in Style

So you're thinking about buying yourself a private plane — but who wants a dusty old Cessna or Mooney? Anyone who's anyone is getting a Valkyrie. This ultra-fancy new private plane from Cobalt looks more like a spaceship than a propeller-driven aircraft, and if it comes to a race, the Valkyrie …


Photos: Fatal Shootings, Explosions Rock Paris

Shootings and explosions in several locations in Paris have caused dozens of casualties, and at least 100 hostages have been taken at a theater in the city. There were explosions near the Stade de France stadium.



Strong governance provides the foundation for building a culture of ethical behavior and minimizing business risk. By acting with integrity, we gain …


Dubai Is Buying Jetpacks For Its Firefighters

Sky-high prices are no obstacle to sky-high rescue

The future is already here -- it’s just mostly in Dubai. This week, the city, part of the United Arab Emirates, signed a deal with real-life jetpack maker Martin Aircraft Company to purchase 20 jetpacks for first responders. Why do rescue workers …


Russia plane crash: Russia says 11,000 tourists brought back from Egypt

Russia says it has flown 11,000 tourists home from Egypt in the past 24 hours, and more will return on Sunday.

Moscow announced on Friday that it was suspending all flights to Egypt after a Russian plane crashed in Sinai - having initially dismissed suspicions that a bomb brought down the jet.

Dozens …


Smoke near Westside Pavilion leads to theater, mall evacuation

A movie theater and part of the Westside Pavilion mall was evacuated Sunday morning as authorities were trying to determine the cause of smoke coming out of a nearby underground power vault.

At about 9 a.m., officials received a report of smoke coming out of a sidewalk manhole near the intersection …

Los Angeles

Deadly Taliban infighting erupts in Afghanistan

At least 50 dead in violent clashes in country's south as group split over appointment of new leader stokes tension.

Violent clashes between two rival Taliban groups in southern Afghanistan have resulted in the death of at least 50 fighters from both sides, a police chief told Al Jazeera.

On Sunday, …


Congress dodging war powers despite US mission in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the battle against the Islamic State group, members of Congress talk tough against extremism, but many want to run for cover when it comes to voting on new war powers to fight the militants, preferring to let the president own the battle.

They might not be able to run for …

International Relations

Myanmar’s People Joyful in Voting, Even With Final Results Days Away

YANGON, Myanmar — Among the voters braving long lines at polling stations across Myanmar on Sunday, there was a sense of jubilation at taking part in what many described as the first genuine election in their lives.

“We’ve been suppressed for a very long time by the government,” said U Saan Maw, 63, …


PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode Nov. 8, 2015

Search continues in Brazil even as hope fades

Rising seas could submerge land home to more than half a billion people

If humanity's current business-as-usual path of global warming pollution continues, enough long-term sea level rise could be "locked in" by melting ice sheets — on the order of about 8.9 meters, or 29 feet, to submerge land that more than half a billion people call home, according to a new …


'He didn't deserve to die like that:' 6-year-old killed in police pursuit

(CNN) — The head of Louisiana's state police said "disturbing" body camera footage helped build the case against two officers in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy.

Jeremy Mardis, a first grader, was shot to death as officers pursued his father's vehicle. The boy was buckled in the front …


Bangladesh boy killings: Six sentenced to death

Six men have been sentenced to death in Bangladesh for torturing and killing two 13-year-old boys in separate incidents earlier this year.

Four were found guilty of beating Samiul Alam Rajon to death after they said he tried to steal a rickshaw. Six other men were jailed.

The murder, filmed by one …


Crews work to clear up after 2 Wisconsin train derailments

Crews worked Monday to clear freight cars from rail tracks and contain spilled crude oil and chemicals after two trains derailed in Wisconsin about 200 miles apart over the weekend.

More than a dozen cars of a Canadian Pacific Railway train loaded with crude oil jumped the tracks in Watertown on …


'They Sentenced Me to Die in Prison'

There are 19 years worth of Christmas presents waiting for Kevin Ott if he ever gets out prison.

The Oklahoma man was convicted of trafficking after he was caught with just over 3 ½ ounces of methamphetamine, roughly the weight of a deck of cards, in 1996.

The state's three-strikes law forced a judge …


UFO scares are the price we pay for secret missile tests, expert says

Missile tests like the one the Navy performed off the coast of Southern California on Saturday night present military officials with something of a conundrum.

On the one hand, said Loren Thompson, a military analyst with the Lexington Institute, the military needs to give local aviation officials …


Ben Carson says that Puerto Rican statehood would strengthen the U.S.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson traveled to Puerto Rico on Sunday to support the U.S. territory becoming the 51st state, saying that would strengthen the United States.

Carson attended a political rally of statehood supporters and pledged to advocate for …

Ben Carson

Historic Election Day in Myanmar: Pictures

Aung San Suu Kyi

Opening Day at the Dubai Air Show: Pictures