Susan R Riggs Sturniolo

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What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …


ISIS seizes key Iraqi city of Ramadi: What happens next?

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS forces pushed east Monday from their fresh victory in Ramadi as the Iraqi government rushed reinforcements to shore up defensive lines meant to stop the terror group's advance.<p>Iraqi and U.S. officials promised eventual defeat for the self-proclaimed Islamic State, but the loss of the …


Typhoon Neoguri Pounds Japan’s Okinawa at Speeds of 108 Miles Per Hour

Iraq analyzing video purported to show ISIS leader delivering sermon

Iraqi officials are working to determine the authenticity of a video that purportedly shows the leader of the Islamic extremist group that has seized large swaths of the country delivering a sermon this week in the nation's second-largest city, authorities said Sunday.<p>The 21-minute video said to …

United Kingdom

France Beefs Up Security on Flights to U.S.

France is ramping up security measures on all outgoing flights to the U.S. following terrorism warnings.<p>“At the request of American authorities, …

Hurricane Arthur Moves Away From U.S. East Coast

Study Finds "Extreme" Climate Change in National Parks

Global warming threatens visitor experience and national treasures, scientists say.<p><b>Many national parks in the United States have already experienced "extreme" climate change over the past few decades, and the trend is likely to accelerate unless bold steps are taken, government scientists warn in a</b> …

Climate Change

Hurricane Science: How Storms Like Arthur Form and Grow

It comes down to warm ocean water and the Earth's eastward rotation.<p>As Hurricane Arthur, the season's first hurricane, gathers strength off the U.S. southeast coast, thousands of Americans who were looking forward to baseball games, barbecues, and beaches are preparing for a windy, water-soaked …


Watch Historic Meeting of Two Monster Asteroids in the Sky This Weekend

Changing Planet<p>This mosaic synthesizes some of the best views the Dawn spacecraft had of the giant asteroid Vesta. Dawn studied Vesta from July 2011 to September 2012. This week sky-watchers get to view this giant and its cousin asteroid, Ceres. Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCAL/MPS/DLR/IDA<p><b>Ceres</b> …


Princess Diana's Most Underrated Style Moments