Rebecca Hagedorn-Shrout

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Hubble senses water on five planets, bodes well for finding new Earths

There’s water in them thar planets – five massive “hot Jupiters” spied by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.<p>But if you just thought "Life?!" think again. Despite the presence of water molecules in their atmospheres, none of these five planets is suitable to life as we know it. They are all gas giants, …

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UPS researching delivery drones that could compete with Amazon's Prime Air

Flying parcel-carriers are the next logical frontier for delivery companies<p>Amazon made headlines Sunday night when it announced it was working on small drones that could someday deliver customers packages in half an hour or less. But the e-commerce giant isn’t the only company researching how to …

Teenagers say goodbye to Facebook and hello to messenger apps

Gradual exodus of young people towards WhatsApp, WeChat and KakaoTalk is just as their mums and dads get the hang of social networking<p>Facebook made a startling admission in its earnings announcement this month: it was seeing a "decrease in daily users, specifically among teens". In other words, …

Embattled D.C. Mayor Will Seek Second Term

The mayor of Washington, D.C., whose tenure has been marked by a federal investigation into his 2010 campaign, will seek a second term.<p>Vincent Gray, a Democrat, walked into the office of the D.C. Board of Elections on Monday and signed up for nominating petitions. As the AP reports, while …

Leaked U.N. Document Highlights Drug War Dissent

An internal U.N. document leaked to <i>The Guardian</i> offers a rare glimpse of disagreement about drug policy among member states, several of which are advocating a less violent approach. The document, a draft of a policy statement scheduled to be released next spring, suggests a breakdown in the …

The Iranian Nuclear Deal Is A Good One

This Thanksgiving had an extra reason to be thankful – the new deal between Iran and six superpowers. Last week, the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China (the P5+1 group) reached an interim deal with Iran to stop their nuclear weapons program. Four key provisions were …

At least 1 person missing after corn silo collapses in Washington state

At least one person is missing after a large corn silo has collapsed onto a building in Washington, possibly trapping people inside.<p>Authorities tell Q13 Fox firefighters responded to the structure collapse in Pierce County, which is south of Seattle.<p>South Pierce Fire & Rescue Chief Bob Vellias said …

Woman sues over Catholic hospitals' abortion rule

The suit claims that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' directive on abortions contributed to her painful miscarriage.<p>DETROIT -- A Michigan woman is taking on the nation's Catholic hospitals in federal court, alleging they are forcing pregnant women in crisis into having painful miscarriages …

Thai police remove barricades to police and PM offices

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1033000/1033443_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518086146_affb58671bca0718eefb0e853241ba10<p><b>Thai protesters entered the government's headquarters after police removed barricades from outside both Government House and the police office.</b><p>The …

Asia

NATO says Karzai failure to sign pact would end Afghan mission

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO would have to pull all its troops out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014 if Afghan President Hamid Karzai does not sign a security pact with the United States, alliance chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Monday.<p>An assembly of Afghan elders, the Loya Jirga, last month …

In Ukraine, it's the same president, but perhaps a new revolution

It all looks eerily familiar. Throngs of anti-government demonstrators controlled parts of downtown Kiev on Monday morning, while the police are in a holding pattern and the president of the country tries to figure out how to handle the situation.<p>The reason for the protests? President Viktor …

Google Brings Super-Fast Internet To Africa

In the long-term, Google dreams of one day supplying the entire world, including remote areas of developing countries, with Internet access that comes from solar-powered balloons. But in the meantime, the search giant will settle with fiber optic networks.<p>Google’s Project Link aims to bring …

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This New App Picks A Playlist Based on How You Drive

When you’re peeling out onto the highway, chances are you’re not in the mood for another sad Drake ballad. Now Volkswagen has teamed up with the …

23andMe hit with class action over “misleading” genetic ads

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>Credit: The Cancer Genome Atlas<p>California-based 23andMe, already in the midst of a regulatory firestorm with the FDA, is …

Huawei calling it quits in the U.S. networking market

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Though Huawei has already said it cares not a whit for the U.S. telecom equipment market, its CEO made its stance official …