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The Latest: UAE says Iran is main obstacle to Arab peace

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local):<p>9 p.m.<p>The foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates says Iran's …

Middle East

Russia weaponized Twitter to sway election

Afghan leader: Abolishing militant havens in Pakistan is key

NEW YORK (AP) — Abolishing militant hideouts in Pakistan is critical to establishing peace in neighboring Afghanistan, the Afghan leader said Thursday before meeting President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.<p>Neither Trump nor Afghan President Ashraf Ghani mentioned …

Afghanistan

McLaren has made a bionic suit with F1 tech

The F1 team made a bespoke armour plate for an ageing billionaire customer<p>McLaren might be known for building Formula 1 cars, but it’s just made a …

In the Himalayas, Kung Fu Nuns Teach Young Women How to Defend Themselves

LADAKH, India — On portable foam mats on a northern Indian plateau in view of the Himalayas, rows of girls and young women kick their legs in the air simultaneously. One. Two. Three.<p>Nuns walk throughout the rows, eyeing the girls’ form and offering constructive criticism on their newly learned …

Self Defense

The Secret Cuban Weapon Blamed For Hurting US Diplomats Sounds Unlikely, Experts Say

"I feel a sonic weapon is very unlikely,” said one expert. “They don’t work very well.”<p>News reports have blamed US diplomats based in Cuba losing their hearing in the last year on a "health attack" blamed on a mysterious, silent "sonic weapon."<p>Medical and technical experts contacted by BuzzFeed …

U.S. Dept. of State

U.N. Human Rights Chief Condemns Trump’s Attacks on Media

GENEVA — The United Nations human rights chief said on Wednesday that President Trump’s repeated denunciations of some media outlets as “fake news” could amount to incitement to violence and had potentially dangerous consequences outside the United States.<p>The rebuke by Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the …

Rights & Freedoms

Mel B dumps water on Simon Cowell on 'America's Got Talent'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Simon Cowell has been left all wet by a joke he made at the expense of fellow "America's Got Talent" judge Mel B.Cowell was giving …

America's Got Talent

Gravitational Waves Reveal The Unexpectedly Weird Behaviour Of Distant Black Holes

Last year's gravitational wave discovery may have felt like the end of an era -- a momentous occasion in which a precise experiment finally ended a …

The Items French Girls Never Wear on an Airplane

<i>When she’s not working as a journalist, It girl Sabina Socol also shares her fashion expertise in our</i> <b>French Girl</b> <i>column. Come back each month for her</i> …

This Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken Is Better than Takeout

When a craving for cashew chicken hits, you probably call for takeout from your favorite Chinese restaurant. But ordering in all the time can get …

Apparently We've All Just Been Cooking Mashed Potatoes Wrong

...according to Food Network chef Tyler Florence.

Mashed

Monica Lewinsky pens essay on Prince Harry, Brad Pitt, Jay-Z and male vulnerability

Monica Lewinsky wrote an essay published in Vanity Fair on Wednesday praising Prince Harry, Brad Pitt and Jay-Z for exploring what she called the “new frontiers of male vulnerability.”<p>“In the last few months, thanks to public declarations from these three men, the ennui of manufactured celebrity …

Brad Pitt

Astronomers just discovered the smallest star ever

We typically think of stars as colossal balls of fusion-driven fire that absolutely dwarf everything else, but researchers just made a discovery that …

3 Vitamins For Hair, Skin And Nails That Dermatologists Swear By

Now that summer is officially here, we’re going to be spending most of our time outside. That means hitting the beach, going for hikes, and doing …

Here’s how Amazon’s Echo Show works

Amazon just unveiled a brand new Echo device — I would even call it the second generation Amazon Echo. In many ways, it works like the original Amazon Echo. But there’s a screen and a couple of nifty new features.<p>As you can see in Amazon’s own video at the top, the main feature is going to be video …

Five highlights from Amazon’s Echo Show announcement you may have missed

Amazon just formally revealed the Echo Show, its newest Alexa-infused product that, for the first time, adds a screen to the mix. But in the flood of information about the new device, chances are you might have missed a few of the more interesting details about the screen touting virtual</b> …

A Wave of Ultra-Hot Gas Twice as Big as The Milky Way Has Been Found Rippling Through Space

This thing is a monster.<p>Scientists have found a huge wave of ultra-hot gas rippling through the nearby Perseus galaxy cluster. And when we say huge, …

Russian Navy Activity in Europe Now at Cold-War Levels: Admiral

The American warships that launched cruise missiles at Syria last week were sailing in waters experiencing levels of Russian naval activity not seen since the Cold War, a top U.S. military official said.<p>The USS Ross and the USS Porter fired 59 Tomahawk missiles from the Mediterranean Sea, which …

Military

Rape victims should marry their rapists, Malaysian MP tells parliament

Rape victims can ward off a “bleak future” by marrying their rapists, an MP and former judge has suggested in the Malaysia parliament.<p>Former sharia judge Datuk Shabudin Yahaya made the comments at the Houses of Parliament during a debate over a bill on sexual offences against children.<p>While he …

Asia Pacific

The One Fiber You Should Eat For Weight Loss, According To A Nutritionist

Even someone with minimal knowledge about nutrition knows that fiber is good for you. But did you know that there are two types of fiber--soluble and …

Self-healing phone screen can fix itself in 24 hours

The days of scratched and cracked smartphone screens could soon be numbered after researchers created a "stretchy" screen that can repair itself.<p>Researchers at the University of California Riverside have designed a new polymer that can heal itself, opening up the ability to fuse cracks and paper …

University of California, Riverside

South Asia braces for another heat wave

Megacities in South Asia are likely to face deadly heat waves this year as well, scientists have warned. At least 2,000 people died in India and …

A Teenager Just "Delighted" NASA By Pointing Out a Significant Error in Their Data

A British school student recently contacted NASA to point out that there was an error in data recorded on the International Space Station (ISS), …

The science whiz who dazzled Obama has schizophrenia. His family faces crushing expenses.

When Joey Hudy went to the White House in 2012, the eighth grade science whiz captivated President Barack Obama — and the world — with his large, orange marshmallow cannon.<p>He and Obama primed the homemade contraption and then blasted its sugary ammo across the room, much to the dismay of the Secret …

Mental Health

12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying—and 17 You Should Eat More

The best and worst choices in every food group, according to registered dietitians.

Break Out of Your Scrambled Egg Rut With These International Recipes

There are many ways to scramble an egg, but it can still be easy to find yourself in a scrambled egg rut. To help you mix it up and keep it …

Breakfast

Who’s robbing you blind? It’s not just hackers — Visa, MasterCard and the banks could have given you a fraud-safe credit card but didn’t

Each year millions of Americans suffer from credit card fraud. So why did card issuers cut corners on card safety?<p>You would think there are some very good reasons to improve the security of credit cards in America: 15 billion and 13.1 million, to be precise. Those are the number of dollars stolen …

Gold Sinks Like A Stone, Which Stocks To Buy?

Gold falls close to $1250.<p>Is it dollar strength, ECB QE taper or other factor?<p>Which stocks to watch for buying opportunities?<p>Finally, gold (NYSE: …

Investing

Clown sightings are being reported across the US — here's where they are showing up

As Halloween approaches it appears reports of menacing clowns terrorizing citizens in the US have reached epic proportions.<p>Reports of clown sightings across the country, now in the dozens, have continued unabated since clowns were first spotted in Greenville, South Carolina, in August. That's where …