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U.S., Philippines Add Muscle to Military Drills

Joint exercises expand as South China Sea tensions escalate<p>MANILA—The U.S. military and Philippines armed forces kicked off their biggest joint exercises in 15 years on Monday, at a time of distress in Manila over China’s island-building program in the South China Sea.<p>The annual exercise—called …

U.S. Stocks Edge Lower

Investors watch earnings reports, oil prices<p>U.S. stocks stalled Thursday following two sessions of gains, as a stream of positive earnings reports and well-received initial public offerings failed to lift major benchmarks higher.<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 6.84 points, or less than …

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South Korean President Promises To Raise Sewol Ferry, One Year After Tragedy

Speaking on the first anniversary of a catastrophe that killed 304 people, President Park Geun-hye pledged Thursday to salvage the Sewol ferry, which capsized and sank during a trip to a resort island. Nine bodies are believed to remain inside the ship.<p>"Most of the victims were actually students …

Pilot who landed gyrocopter at U.S. Capitol blogged about why

<b>(CNN) —</b> Before landing a gyrocopter on the Capitol lawn Wednesday, Doug Hughes wrote about his intentions and the reasons behind them on a website called the thedemocracyclub.org.<p>"The point of the flight is to spotlight corruption in DC and more importantly, to present the solution(s) to the …

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How to piss off someone from Montana

Move here and try to turn Montana into the place you just came from.<p>Or move here and pretend you’ve always been a Montanan. A few years ago the …

How It Works: The Large Hadron Collider

To chaotically combine particles, you need a lot of space ... and a lot of power<p>The world’s most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), famously upended physics with the discovery of the long-sought Higgs boson in 2012. But it was only operating at half power. Since then, …