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Planetary system older than once thought possible -- 11.2 billion years old

The oldest planetary system ever found has been spotted by astronomers. The ancient star and five small, Earth-like planets are about 11.2 billion years old.<p>Until now, scientists questioned whether rocky planets could have formed so long ago, just 2.6 billion years after the big bang. Now they have …

Universe

'Deflategate': Employee reportedly took balls in bathroom for 90 seconds

More details have emerged about the alleged role a<p>New England Patriotslocker room attendant played in the "deflategate" scandal.<p>On Monday, Fox Sports reported there is video showing the attendant taking footballs the Patriots provided before the<p>AFCtitle game against Indianapolis from the game …

NFL

Vehicle, bodies recovered in Craigslist disappearance

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> Two bodies, one male and one female, were recovered Monday in the case of a Marietta, Georgia, couple, who went missing after contacting a car seller on Craigslist.<p>The bodies have not yet been identified, said Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson. He said the couple's car was also …

Crime

U.S. airstrikes kill 3 top ISIS leaders

U.S. airstrikes have killed two top-level and one mid-level ISIS leader, a senior U.S. military official tells CNN.<p>Haji Mutazz was Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's deputy in Iraq; Abd al Basit was his military emir in Iraq; and Radwan Talib was his Mosul emir. Their deaths resulted from multiple strikes …

U.S. set to blame North Korea for Sony hack

The U.S. is ready to blame North Korea for the crippling hack attack at Sony Pictures, as the studio said Wednesday it would cancel next week's planned release of its controversial comedy "The Interview."<p>U.S. investigators say an announcement pinning the blame on hackers working for the Pyongyang …

What’s So Scary About A Nuclear-Armed Drone?

In one word: Everything<p>It's a plane designed for the war no one wants to fight. The Long Range Strike Bomber is the Air Force’s secretive and long-running project to develop the next generation of nuclear-armed bombers, designed to unload hell in hostile skies. And there's a chance that it'll be …

Military

Portugal Ties US on Late Goal: Photo Gallery

Vladimir Putin finalises divorce

Speculation has been rife for years that the Russian president’s marriage has been on the rocks, so too that he is in a relationship with 30-year-old athlete Alina Kabaeva<p>The name of Vladimir Putin's ex wife Lyudmila Putina, 56, has been removed from the Russian president's official biography on …

Associated Press News

Americans agree: legal weed is coming

How Americans think about weed is changing. A recent Pew Research Center survey found that 75 percent of Americans believe selling and using marijuana will eventually be legalized. Of the people surveyed, both the majority of people for and against legalized weed agree that it is coming.<p>The …

Turkish court deems country's Twitter ban unconstitutional

After Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan instituted a ban -- “wiping out” the social network -- the country’s constitutional court says not so fast.<p>Though Turkey's Prime Minister, Tayyip Erdogan, recently used his power to block Twitter in the country, local courts have piped up in opposition to this …

Internet

Senators get rough with Barra

The Senate Commerce Committee counts at least four former prosecutors among its membership. On Wednesday, it showed.<p>Senators of both parties teamed up to relentlessly question General Motors CEO Mary Barra, raising the possibility of criminal charges against the nation’s largest automaker as they …

Afghans set to defy the Taliban in presidential vote

Lyse Doucet @bbclysedoucet on Twitter<p><b>There's nothing like an election when it's not certain who will win, when candidates campaign like every vote counts, and voters are engaged.</b><p>That's Afghanistan in 2014.<p>This third presidential race since the fall of the Taliban is also certain to be marred by …

Afghanistan

4 dead, including shooter, at Fort Hood

Authorities have identified the man who opened fire at Fort Hood in Texas on Wednesday, killing three people before committing suicide, as Specialist Ivan Lopez.<p>Sixteen more people were injured Wednesday when he opened fire at Fort Hood, the sprawling Army post in Texas still on edge after a mass …

Magnitude 7.6 Aftershock Hits Chile Day After Massive Quake

A strong magnitude 7.6 aftershock struck Chile's northern coast Wednesday night, just one day after it was hit by a massive magnitude 8.2 earthquake, …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Malaysia flight MH370: No time limit on search, says Tony Abbott

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1065000/1065095_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1526924906_a511b10d842b07967a53c54ac4c39c22<p><b>Rescue crews have put no time limit on the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said.</b><p>Mr Abbott …

Airplanes

Russia sets terms for Ukraine deal as 40,000 troops mass on border

Russia on Sunday night repeated its demand that the US and its European partners accept its proposal that ethnic Russian regions of eastern and southern Ukraine be given extensive autonomous powers independent of Kiev as a condition for agreeing a diplomatic solution to the crisis over its …

Death Toll From Washington Mudslide Rises to At Least 21

The number of people confirmed dead in the Oso mudslide that devastated the Washington state town has risen from 18 to 21, Snohomish County authorities said Sunday evening.<p>Of the 21 victims confirmed by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner, six were unidentified Sunday, according to Jason …

Apple sues Samsung for $2bn as tech rivals head back to court

The smartphone world's fiercest rivalry is heading back to court again this week in the heart of the Silicon Valley, as Apple and Samsung begin a new trial - accusing each other, once again, of ripping off designs and features.<p>The trial will mark the latest round in a long-running series of …

Eight Dead and 18 Still Missing After Massive Washington State Mudslide

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The death toll from yesterday's mudslide in Oso, Washington is now four eight, with at least 18 …

Cyclone Nears Search Area for Missing Plane

As authorities search for the vanished Malaysian Airlines plane, a cyclone in the Indian Ocean is nearing the designated search area off the coast of …

Apple reportedly discussing the possibility of a TV streaming service with Comcast

The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports that Apple is now in talks with Comcast about the possibility of a collaborative television streaming service. The plan, according to the report, is for Comcast to provide preferential streaming treatment to an Apple-built set-top box like the existing Apple TV.<p>The …

Apple Maps gains 3D flyover support in three new cities in Europe and Australia

Apple added 3D flyover support in its Maps application for Mac and iOS to three new cities this weekend: Perth, Australia; Saint-Tropez, France; and Cordoba, Spain. This addition comes just a few months after Apple added flyover support for Cape Town and others as the company continues to expand …

4chan user devises a way to bank through GameStop

Forget Bitcoin banking. One intrepid 4chan user has found a newer, cooler way to bank: spending his entire paycheck on pre-ordering games from GameStop, and then "withdrawing" money when he needs to by canceling one of his pre-orders.<p>"GameStops are just as prevalent as banks in my town and I work …

What happened? MH370 and other aviation mysteries

<b>(CNN) —</b> The puzzling disappearance of a Malaysian jetliner last year is not the first time a plane has vanished without a trace.<p>As investigators analyze new debris from an Indian Ocean island to determine whether it's wreckage from the missing MH370, here are nine cases of plane disappearances and …

Cartel hitman testifies to 800 murders, daily quotas at kingpin's trial

The ongoing trial of a man accused of killing three U.S. Consulate workers and family members in Juarez is revealing the shocking depravity of one of Mexico’s most violent gangs, including the charge that it had a daily murder quota calibrated to instill fear in police and the public.<p>Jesus Ernesto …