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Report: Ukraine military dolphins to switch nationalities, join Russian navy

Just when you thought this divorce couldn't get any messier.<p>Weeks after Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea region, it plans to take custody of dolphins in the nation as well.<p>Not just any dolphins. These highly trained military mammals detect risks such as sea mines or enemy scuba divers trying to slip …

Obama awards Medal of Honor to 24 veterans, cites 'unimaginable' valor

WASHINGTON - It took decades, congressional legislation and a review of thousands of war records, but two dozen veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam received the Medal of Honor on Tuesday from President Obama at an emotional White House ceremony.<p>"As one family member has said, this is long …

Poll: GOP 2016 pick a 4-way split

Republican voters remain undecided over their favorite candidate for the 2016 presidential election while Democrats are rallying heavily behind Hillary Clinton as their front-runner, according to a new poll released Tuesday.<p>The Public Policy Polling survey shows that Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. …

Tiger Genome Sequenced, Shows Big Cats Evolved to Kill

Gene map of endangered Amur tiger seen as aid to preserving big cats in the wild.<p><b>The first sequenced tiger genome shows that big cats evolved to kill.</b><p><b>Genes for strong muscle fibers and for meat-eating appear narrowly shared, researchers reported, among species as distinct as the African lion and</b> …

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Luxembourg prince marries commoner in laid-back civil service

Unlike the pomp surrounding the nuptials of other European royalty lately, Prince Felix of Luxembourg married his girlfriend in a low-key civil ceremony Tuesday.<p>The prince, 29, married Claire Lademacher in her native Germany just outside her hometown of Frankfurt. The civil service was witnessed by …

Valentina Tereshkova, 76, first woman in space, seeks one-way ticket to Mars

Having reached the age of 76, it might be expected that Valentina Tereshkova would be planning a life of quiet gentility: a bit of gardening, perhaps, or catching up on reading. Far from it. The <i>grande dame</i> of astronautics has no intention of retiring gracefully, she has revealed. Indeed, she has a …

Navy Yard Shooting Suspect Only Gunman in Rampage

Investigators believe Aaron Alexis, a former Navy reservist, was the lone gunman in the shooting spree at the Navy Yard in Washington D.C. earlier …

A Scarier Bird Flu: CDC Chief Warns of Looming H7N9 Threat

An uncontainable virus, killer measles, and the plague top the list of the CDC’s worries. By Eliza Shapiro.<p>Be afraid. Be very afraid.<p>While the U.S. …

Yemen Child Marriage Law: Human Rights Minister Wants To Set Minimum Age At 18

Following reports that an 8-year-old girl in Yemen was killed after having intercourse with her 40-year-old husband, the nation's human rights minister is looking to pass a law banning child marriage.<p>Hooria Mashhoor asked Yemen's parliament to pass a law outlawing the practice, BBC reported. She …

Florida pastor Terry Jones arrested on way to burn Qur'ans

A Florida pastor was arrested on Wednesday as he drove to a park to set fire to nearly 3,000 Qur'ans to mark the September 11 terrorist attacks.<p>Sheriff's deputies in Mulberry, Florida, arrested Terry Jones, 61, and his associate pastor, Marvin Sapp Jr, 44, on felony charges of unlawful conveyance …

Yemeni child bride, eight, 'dies on wedding night'

An eight-year-old Yemeni girl has died of internal bleeding on her wedding night after marrying a man five times her age, a social activist and two local residents said, in a case that has caused an outcry in the media and revived debate about child brides.<p>Arwa Othman, head of Yemen's House of …

Chinese boy whose eyes were gouged out given implants

A six-year-old Chinese boy whose eyes were gouged out has been receiving implants at a hospital in southern China from a Hong Kong surgeon who volunteered his services after learning about the brutal attack.<p>The implants are a precursor to fitting Guo Bin – known as Bin Bin – with prosthetic eyes …

Workers in female-dominated professions do more housework

If you want a husband who shares housework more equitably, marry a nurse, a teacher or hair stylist—or someone who’s in a female-focused career.<p>Men in predominantly female jobs will perform 25% more household chores than a partner who works in a male-dominated profession like an electrician or …

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Ted Cruz Gets An Early Start For 2016

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is already winning over Iowans more than two years before the caucuses.<p>Ted Cruz claimed he was in Iowa to escape the August …

NASA Finds A Pink Planet That Challenges Current Theories

About 57 light years from Earth, astronomers have discovered a large new planet, colored a deep magenta. It’s the second planet whose color has been directly observed by astronomers, the first being HD 189733b. That alone would make this find noteworthy. But equally noteworthy is the fact that the …

Navy steps up efforts to protect burrowing owls at weapons base

Five juvenile burrowing owls flapped across a salt marsh at the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station on a recent weekday, matching the loops and curves of dragonflies and moths before snatching their prey midair.<p>Soon, the owls will be feasting on larger prey, including lizards, rodents and birds. That …

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Bicyclist First in U.S. Guilty of Vehicular Homicide

A bicyclist who struck and killed a 71-year-old pedestrian in San Francisco has been convicted of felony manslaughter, the first conviction of its …

Paul touts strength on minority rights

Sen. Rand Paul says he’s fully committed to bringing minorities to the Republican Party, brushing off the resignation of an aide who came under scrutiny for controversial remarks about secessionists and Spanish-speaking immigrants.<p>Speaking with Yahoo News in key presidential primary state Iowa, …

DOJ to challenge SCOTUS decision

The Obama administration announced Thursday that it will attempt an aggressive end-run around the Supreme Court’s recent ruling striking down a key part of the Voting Rights Act.<p>In a speech to a National Urban League conference in Philadelphia, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the …

PPP: Paul leads GOP 2016 primary

Sen. Rand Paul has surged in a poll released Thursday of possible 2016 Republican candidates for president, while Sen. Marco Rubio has dropped to sixth place overall.<p>According to the survey by Democratic firm Public Policy Polling, the Kentucky GOP Senator leads the field with 16 percent of …

Juror says Zimmerman 'got away with murder'

The lone minority member of the jury that acquitted George Zimmerman says Zimmerman "got away with murder" in the killing of teenager Trayvon Martin.<p>In an interview with ABC News that aired Thursday evening, the woman identified as Juror B-29 said she feels she owes an apology to Trayvon's parents …

IRIS telescope snaps first photos of mystery region of the sun

NASA's newest solar observatory has taken its first photos of the lowest layers of the solar atmosphere, a mysterious and little-understood region of the sun.<p>The images, taken just 21 hours after mission controllers first opened the telescope’s door, reveal new details of the sun’s lower atmosphere …

'I risked my life, for what?': Iraq War veterans chilled by country's slide into civil war

As they watch Iraq’s mounting body count and potential slide into civil war, some Iraq War veterans are more intensely questioning why they went, what it all meant, and whether the deaths of 4,486 U.S. troops on that foreign soil were worth the permanent cost.<p>Others are concerned about the impact …

Plan B To Hit Shelves, Protected From Generics

As expected, the Food and Drug Administration has granted an additional three years of protection from generic competition to the makers of the most popular form of the emergency contraceptive pill, Plan B One-Step.<p>The decision is one of the last formal pieces of business as the drug makes its way …

Ancient Mars Was Snowy, New Model Suggests

<b>Dreaming of a white</b> <b>Mars? You may be in luck. Networks of valleys branching across the surface of Mars may have been carved out by melting snow, according to a new study.</b><p>Researchers have been debating for years whether the water that once flowed on the red planet's surface formed by either water …

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Newly-discovered ridiculously strong shrew species helps explain strange spine design

In equatorial Africa is a small shrew that can bear the weight of an adult human for minutes at a time, and then walk away unharmed. This animal, the armored shrew, has become known as the hero shrew for its amazing strength. But researchers have been puzzled as to why the creature evolved that way …