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This Carl Sagan Prediction from 1995 Is Surprisingly Correct

"When awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few..." … [Read more...]

The Pentagon Prepares Pre-Emptive Strike Plan for North Korea

The Pentagon has prepared a specific strike plan for a pre-emptive attack on North Korea, should the President order one. … [Read more...]

Chief suspect in 'kidnap' of model Chloe Ayling says he was not involved in any crime

The chief suspect in the alleged kidnap of a British model in Milan has said he did not knowingly take part in any crime. Lukasz Pawel Herba says his involvement stems from wanting to raise money to treat his leukaemia and that he was hired by a group of Romanians to rent properties around Europe to store garments they were selling, according to reports. He is also said to have told investigators … [Read more...]

Qatar offers visa-free entry to 80 nationalities

Qatar, isolated by its neighbours in a diplomatic crisis, on Wednesday introduced a visa-free entry programme for 80 nationalities to stimulate air transport and tourism. "The visa exemption scheme will make Qatar the most open country in the region," tourism department official Hassan al-Ibrahim told a news conference in Doha. Interior ministry official Mohamed Rashed al-Mazrouei said that … [Read more...]

The Truth About In-Flight Turbulence

A rundown of statistics, recent incidents, and what pilots and airlines do to avoid hitting potholes in the sky. … [Read more...]

The Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole is Proving Einstein Correct

As if he needs it. … [Read more...]

Violence erupts in Kenya after losing candidate charges presidential election ‘hacked’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYViolence erupts in Kenya after losing candidate charges presidential election 'hacked'USA TODAYNAIROBI, Kenya — At least three people were killed as violent protests broke out Wednesday after the losing presidential candidate charged that Tuesday's election results were hacked to hand a victory to incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta. Supporters of Raila ...and more » … [Read more...]

Former Google Engineer Fired For Anti-Diversity Memo Stands By His Words

James Damore, software engineer, was fired from Google for challenging the company's diversity program and stated that women lag behind in the tech world due to their biology. … [Read more...]

Diplomacy fails to defuse India, China border crisis: sources

By Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's diplomatic efforts to end a seven-week military standoff with China have hit a roadblock, people briefed on the talks said, prompting Chinese state-run media to trumpet rhetoric of "unavoidable countermeasures" on the unmarked border. China has insisted that India unilaterally withdraw its troops from the remote Doklam plateau claimed by both … [Read more...]

The Latest: Regional diplomats reject Venezuela's assembly

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local): … [Read more...]

Mormon leader ousted in rare excommunication

The Mormon church excommunicated one of its senior leaders Tuesday, without providing a reason for the rare dismissal. The removal of James Hamula as a "general authority" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was the first time a top leader had been ousted in nearly 30 years, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. The Mormon Church is headquartered Salt Lake City, Utah. … [Read more...]

Donald Trump 'given daily dossier of positive news about himself'

Donald Trump has reportedly been given a dossier of positive news coverage about himself twice a day since entering the White House. Consisting of about 20-25 pages, the packet is filled with screenshots of positive cable news headlines, admiring tweets, transcripts of positive TV interviews, praise-filled news stories, and sometimes just pictures of the president on TV looking powerful, Vice News … [Read more...]

The Great American Eclipse – when is it, where is it , and how to watch it 

On Monday, August 21 the sun, moon and Earth will line up in an act of cosmic serendipity that will turn day across the 2,680-mile width of the United States. It will be the first time that has happened in nearly a century, and never will a total solar eclipse be so heavily viewed and studied. From Oregon in the west, to South Carolina in the east, there will be festivals and flamboyant eclipse … [Read more...]

'El Chapo' moves to hire top-flight NY mafia defender

Drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman wants to dump his US public defenders for a quartet of top-flight criminal defense lawyers, including attorneys who got an infamous New York mafia boss out of prison. Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals who twice escaped prison in his native Mexico, has moved to hire Jeffrey Lichtman, Marc Fernich, Eduardo Balarezo and William Purpura, three … [Read more...]

3-Year-Old Died After Being Left in Day Care Van All Day, Employee Facing Charges: Police

A day care worker will be charged in the death of a 3-year-old left in a hot van, police said. … [Read more...]

Hikers Stunned as They Suddenly Come Face-to-Face With Mountain Lion: 'What Are We Supposed to Do?'

The animal looked like it was ready to pounce. … [Read more...]

A Woman Is Suing Costco For A Chicken Salad That Ruined Her Life

She's still recovering two years later. … [Read more...]

Trump Camp Turns Over Thousands of Documents

Rachel Maddow reports breaking news from Bloomberg News that among thousands of documents turned over to the Senate Judiciary Committee investigating Trump-Russia, roughly 20,000 of them are from the Trump campaign. … [Read more...]