U.S. stocks are rising after a surprise interest rate cut in China and hints that the European Central Bank will step up its economic stimulus efforts.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For only the second time in the history of the International Space Station, the long-term crew will include two women. But after years of training, the last thing they want to dwell on is the fact they are women.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford says its new aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup will get up to 26 mpg on the highway, making it the most fuel efficient gas-powered full-size pickup.
VIENNA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will hold a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday evening, a U.S. official said, hours after his spokeswoman said he would leave the nuclear talks for meetings in Paris. The U.S. official did not elaborate or say when the meeting would start. European Union envoy Catherine Ashton would also take part in the meeting. Iran and six world powers aim to reach a deal to end a 12-year dispute over Tehran's nuclear program by a Nov. 24 deadline. (Reporting by Fredrik Dahl; Editing by Janet Lawrence)
Pledging to fix America's "broken" immigration system, President Barack Obama offered five million undocumented migrants protection from deportation, allowing families to emerge from the shadows and seek work permits. In a move that infuriated his Republican critics and drew unspecified pledges to counter it, Obama said nearly all undocumented people living in the country for more than five years and who have a child who is a US citizen or legal permanent resident can apply for a three-year work authorization. "There are actions I have the legal authority to take as president -- the same kinds of actions taken by Democratic and Republican presidents before me -- that will help make our immigration system more fair and more just," Obama said in a 15-minute speech broadcast from the White House.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans sued the Obama administration on Friday over its implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law, saying he had overstepped his legal authority in carrying out the program.
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff who has clashed with the federal government and made waves for cracking down on illegal immigration sued President Barack Obama to challenge his new changes to the immigration system.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Eleven people died in a stampede on Friday, during a religious service held at a sports stadium in Zimbabwe.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Cosby's appearances at Casinos in Las Vegas and Tucson, Arizona have been canceled amid widening allegations of sexual assault.
SKUKUZA, South Africa (AP) — The rhino crashes forward, pounding the earth with its broad feet. Then, as a dart's sedative takes hold, it staggers and slouches to the ground, where South African rangers prepare to move the oversized beast by truck to an area they hope is safe from poachers.
Republicans says Obama overstepped his legal authority in carrying out the ACA.
Republicans have no clear plan yet on how to respond to Obama's executive action.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The first of several packages mailed by a man who shot three people at a Florida State University library was delivered in Texas, a law enforcement official said Friday.
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — Ruby Holt spent most of her 100 years on a farm in rural Tennessee, picking cotton and raising four children. She never had the time or money to go to a beach.
For decades, those who accused Cosby did so in the context of a world inclined not to believe them.
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi van in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus.
By Daniel Wallis FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Riot police arrested at least two demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, for a second night running as tensions simmer ahead of a grand jury decision in the case of a white officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager in August. The grand jury is deciding whether to charge officer Darren Wilson in the slaying of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb in a case that has exposed fresh strains in often-troubled race relations in the United States. ...
By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday urged police to show restraint in dealing with any protests that may follow a grand jury's decision on whether to bring charges against the white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. Holder also said the Justice Department was providing new guidance to law enforcement authorities about how to approach maintaining public safety while safeguarding the free speech rights of protesters. The St. ...
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Florida State University reopened its main library on Friday, the day after a gunman injured three people when he opened fire in the lobby of the building where hundreds of students were studying for final exams. Normal activities resumed on the North Florida campus, where one student was critically injured by an alumnus who fired a semi-automatic handgun in the lobby of Strozier Library around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday and then was shot dead outside by law enforcement officers. ...
By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday filed a long-anticipated lawsuit challenging the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law over employer-based coverage and payments to insurers, according to court documents. The lawsuit, filed in a federal court in Washington against the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Treasury, targets a decision to delay implementation of the law's employer mandate, which requires employers with more than 50 employees to offer healthcare coverage. ...
It's a sad day for Aereo and all those who believed in it. The startup, which allowed people to stream live broadcast television to their computers and mobile devices, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, just months after shutting down operations.
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Mike Rubenstein has created a low-cost robot called AERobot, specifically designed to teach middle school and high school kids the fundamentals of robotics.
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It's been a long week, and everyone is jonesing for that Thanksgiving break to put on their fattest pants and slip into football/food/movie comas. So we'll keep it simple. Here's a GIF of Benedict Cumberbatch being flirty with you, and the week's most noteworthy television.
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A 5-year-old has passed the Microsoft Certified Professional Exam, making him perhaps the youngest IT pro in the world.
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Benedict Cumberbatch may be the star of The Imitation Game, but the film's truly central figure is the code-breaking computer Christopher.
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Big engines like the 707-horsepower monster Dodge put in the Challenger Hellcat or Volvo’s little four-cylinder that makes 425 ponies get all the attention these days. But there are millions of tiny engines doing tiny things (think garden trimmers, leaf blowers, that sort of thing) that we never give much thought to. But just as there are engineers pondering how to make big engines more powerful, so too are there engineers pondering how to make tiny engines more powerful.
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This Week in Wild Animals for November 21, 2014 Starfish were deflating. Polar bears were going bald. Fur seals were raping penguins. A 400-pound tortoise named Benjamin Franklin made an appearance outside a Walmart. This Week in Wild Animals is a public service for human beings compiled by Jon Mooallem, author of the book Wild […]
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How can urban planners make cities more livable for everyone?
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The colugo is the most accomplished mammalian glider of all—on account of being essentially a giant flap of skin—capable of soaring an incredible 200 feet from tree to tree.
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With the Xperia Z3, Sony once again makes a fantastic piece of hardware that's marred by horrible software.
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