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The Woman Harassed by the Capital Gazette Shooter Felt ‘Traumatized and Terrorized’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The alleged shooter had a grudge against the Gazette for reporting on his harassment case
Margarita
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
Mark Hough had barely taken a sip of his Friday afternoon margarita when he heard twigs snapping and leaves rustling in his lush Altadena, California, backyard.
Backdrop for Putin summit: A pattern of Trump disrespecting allies?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
President Trump has wanted to hold a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin for a long time, essentially from Day 1 of his tenure. The president seemed to relish his recent one-two punch of a contentious meeting with America’s chief economic partners at the G7 summit in Quebec, Canada, followed immediately by the historic and ebullient one-on-one in Singapore with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un.
15 of the Best Juicy Peach Recipes
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
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Drinking Coffee May Help You Live Longer, Study Says
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Whether it's caffeinated, decaf, ground or instant
Honeybees finding it harder to eat at America's bee hot spot
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bees are having a much harder time finding food in the region known as America's last honeybee refuge, a new federal study found.
Satellite Images Show North Korea Is Expanding a Missile
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The expansion efforts came after the North Korean leader made a similar denuclearization pledge during his April 27th meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in
Japan’s Latest Attempt at Private Spaceflight Fails on Liftoff
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The MOMO-2 was funded by Takafumi Horie, Japan's would-be Elon Musk.
Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at restaurants, bars
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Looking for a plastic straw to sip your soda? Neither are plastic utensils in the latest push to reduce waste and prevent marine plastic pollution. Seattle is believed to be the first major U.S. city to ban single-use plastic straws and utensils in food service, according to Seattle Public Utilities.
U.S. beats Belgium to win (Quidditch) World Cup
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
Already bored of the soccer World Cup with its single ball, earth-bound players and tiresome reliance on the laws of physics? More than 6,000 km away from Moscow, in the Italian city of Florence, the United States swept to victory on Sunday in a much more magical contest - the Quidditch World Cup, based on the game dreamt up in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books.
Indiana police: Orange 'Trump
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
PERU, Ind. (AP) — Police say orange-colored ecstasy pills bearing an image resembling President Donald Trump's face are making the rounds in northern Indiana.
US withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council puts funding in doubt, Glimmers of hope for refugees, UN’s resolution on Palestinians was mostly a wi
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“On ... June 18, the UNHRC opened its 38th session in Geneva,” writes Ken Makabenta. “Before the day was over, the body was facing questions about its future.... In a series of developments [recently], the rug has literally been pulled from under the feet of the UNHRC and its army of special rapporteurs.... [Among those developments], the United States formally withdrew from UNHRC.... [T]he US under Donald Trump is forcing the [United Nations] to change.
Iran protests: why Rouhani's foes are backing off their hard line
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Protests erupted anew in Iran over the weekend, with thirsty residents of the parched city of Khorramshahr raising popular pressure on President Hassan Rouhani by quickly turning their demand for water into anti-regime anger. “Under the name of religion, the thieves robbed us of everything!” echoed one chant, along with calls for the deaths of Mr. Rouhani and Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The Khorramshahr protests, a week after three days of protests in Tehran, were the latest sign of popular discontent over Iran’s faltering economy, sliding currency, and the prospect of tough new US sanctions.
As Americans celebrate Independence Day, what does it mean to be a patriot?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
For as much as “patriotism” blooms in the national debate, there is little agreement on what it is. As an increasingly riven country chooses up tribal sides, patriotism is being used as a litmus test, but Americans can’t agree on what color passes. National Football League (NFL) players who knelt during the national anthem were accused of not being patriots.
A Youth Soccer Team Has Been Trapped in a Thai Cave for More Than a Week. Here's Why It's Taking So Long to Find Them
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
More than a thousand people are trying to rescue the 12 boys and their coach
SpaceX Capsule Brings AI Robot to Space Station
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A SpaceX capsule arrived at the International Space Station carrying an Artificial Intelligence robot on Monday. The robot Cimon is slightly bigger than a basketball. It will assist German astronaut Alexander Gerst with science experiments. (July 2)
Tear it up on Mars in ‘Red Rover,’ the driving sim built on NASA data
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
During the festive holiday season in 2016, Alan Chan spent his week’s vacation time off work exploring Mars. In virtual reality, at least. And thanks to his hard work, now you can too.
Brits Are Running Low on Crumpets and Beer as CO2 in Short Supply
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A shortage of carbon dioxide has disrupted beer and crumpet production in Britain, coinciding with summer heat and the World Cup.
French director red
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A French director said Monday he would abandon filming at a Mediterranean wetlands after a pilot sparked a panic among a huge flock of pink flamingos, causing hundreds of them to abandon their eggs. The pilot of an ultralight aircraft was scouting locations for Nicolas Vanier's film "Give Me Wings" in the Camargues region this month when he zeroed in on the only wild flock of flamingos in France. "A flight plan had indeed been given to the pilot indicating the precise areas to avoid," Vanier told AFP, adding that the operator was not directly employed by his production company.
Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at businesses
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Looking for a plastic straw to sip your soda? It's no longer allowed in Seattle bars and restaurants. Neither are plastic utensils in a push to reduce marine plastic pollution. Businesses that sell food ...
Bali volcano hurls lava in new eruption
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — The Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali erupted Monday evening, ejecting a 2,000-meter-high (6,560-foot-high) column of thick ash and hurling lava down its slopes.
'I Am Here to Salute My President': Mexicans Celebrate Lopez Obrador's Left
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The festivities on Sunday night were the culmination of a 30-year struggle by the Mexican left to win the presidency
Shocking photos show the extent of second wildfire in the north of England
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A second fire has been declared a major incident in the north of England, just days after an "apocalyptic" fire raged a week on Saddleworth Moor, near Manchester.  SEE ALSO: Striking photos show the 'apocalyptic' blaze engulfing UK moorland The blaze at Winter Hill, near Bolton, has been burning for five days and reports say up to 100 firefighters from across the country have been called in to deal with the fire.  Firefighters tackle a wildfire on Winter Hill near Bolton.Image: Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty ImagesLancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) declared a major incident on Sunday morning after the Winter Hill wildfire merged with a separate hillside fire to the northwest of Bolton due to strong winds.  Firefighters tackle a wildfire on Winter Hill near Bolton. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)Image: PA Images via Getty ImagesAccording to the BBC, 17 fire engines were on the scene at Winter Hill "overnight from Sunday into Monday" and LFRS said "full firefighting operations" were in operation at day break.  Per a LFRS tweet, the number of fire engines at the scene was increased as of first thing this morning. "At first light this morning, the number of fire engines at the scene increased to 22 from 17 overnight," reads the tweet.  Firefighters beat out wildfires on Winter Hill near Rivington in Lancashire, north west England on July 1, 2018. - Firefighters in northern England launched a "large-scale attack" on a new moorland blaze July 1, 2018, as emergency responders continued to battle another nearby wildfire that has been burning all week. (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby / AFP) (Photo credit should read LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images)Image: AFP/Getty ImagesThe fire service tweeted footage taken from the top of Winter Hill early this morning, where crews were "beating down hot spots."  One local fire station tweeted that it had "lost count of how many hours" they had spent "up on the hills and the moors." They thanked locals for their support that has spurred them on, "be it a kind word shouted from a passing car or donated refreshments."  Like all the other crews, we’ve lost count of how many hours we’ve been up on the hills and the moors.To see first hand the generosity and kindness of the public supporting us is truly humbling. Be it a kind word shouted from a passing car or donated refreshments it spurs us on — Tarleton Fire Station (@TarletonFire) July 1, 2018 Lancashire Police warned members of the public to avoid Winter Hill as the fires raged on, but one man had to be rescued after collapsing at Pike Tower.  Firefighters tackle a wildfire on Winter Hill near Bolton. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)Image: PA Images via Getty Images"We’re really concerned that members of the public are heading up onto the moors. We really appreciate your offer to help but public safety is a priority and we ask people to stay away," read one tweet posted by LFRS.  Firefighters tackle a wildfire on Winter Hill near Bolton. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)Image: PA Images via Getty ImagesResidents have been warned to keep windows and doors shut until the fire is under control.  WATCH: A tiny satellite could be the key to cleaning up our space trash
Russia Says This One Topic Is Off the Table for Trump's Meeting With Putin
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The pair are set to meet later this month
Genius Eating Tricks to Boost Your Appearance
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
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Video: Officers sing patriotic tune in 'Cop Pool Karaoke'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
BOSTON (AP) — Two Boston police officers are showing that America is the land that they love with their Fourth of July version of "Carpool Karaoke."
US withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council puts funding in doubt, Glimmers of hope for refugees, UN’s resolution on Palestinians was mostly a wi
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“On ... June 18, the UNHRC opened its 38th session in Geneva,” writes Ken Makabenta. “Before the day was over, the body was facing questions about its future.... In a series of developments [recently], the rug has literally been pulled from under the feet of the UNHRC and its army of special rapporteurs.... [Among those developments], the United States formally withdrew from UNHRC.... [T]he US under Donald Trump is forcing the [United Nations] to change.
There’s Never Been a Map of the Coral Reefs—Until Now
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Scientists are using a cool new technology to map coral and figure out which types can withstand warmer oceans and climate change.
Astronomers capture amazing images of a planet being born for the very first time
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The planet has been called PDS 70b, and was captured by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile.
How to Win Every Argument
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
And why we should all agree that people disagree in the wrong way
These Scientists Created a Worldwide Network to Measure World Forest Health
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Want to understand how healthy the world is? Take a look at the forests. That’s the mission of the Forest Global Earth Observatory, which connects scientists in 27 countries.
The science of superstition – and why people believe in the unbelievable
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
This is the real reason you believe in superstitions.
Do you really know what your kids are doing on their phones?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Anita Vogel reports on the latest trends in 2018.
Lava hurls from Bali volcano in new eruption
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — The Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali erupted Monday evening, ejecting a 2,000-meter-high (6,560-foot-high) column of thick ash and hurling lava down its slopes.
Person, 'feeling guilty,' pays 44
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
MINERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A person has cleared their conscience by paying a 44-year-old parking ticket.
US withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council puts funding in doubt, Glimmers of hope for refugees, UN’s resolution on Palestinians was mostly a wi
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“On ... June 18, the UNHRC opened its 38th session in Geneva,” writes Ken Makabenta. “Before the day was over, the body was facing questions about its future.... In a series of developments [recently], the rug has literally been pulled from under the feet of the UNHRC and its army of special rapporteurs.... [Among those developments], the United States formally withdrew from UNHRC.... [T]he US under Donald Trump is forcing the [United Nations] to change.
AI can have values if not a conscience
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Today the rapid growth of artificial intelligence (AI) raises fundamental questions: “What is intelligence, identity, or consciousness? What is being called artificial general intelligence, machines that would mimic the way humans think, continues to elude scientists.
The psychology of believing in free will
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Your beliefs about free will can have a powerful effect on how you behave.
China aims to outstrip NASA with super
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
China is working on a super-powerful rocket that would be capable of delivering heavier payloads into low orbit than NASA, a leading Chinese space expert was quoted as saying Monday. By 2030, the Long March-9 rocket under development will be able to carry 140 tonnes into low-Earth orbit -- where TV and earth observation satellites currently fly -- said Long Lehao, a senior official from the Chinese Academy of Engineering, according to the official Xinhua news agency. This compares to the 20 tonnes deliverable by Europe's Ariane 5 rocket or the 64 tonnes by Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy, which in February catapulted one of the US entrepreneur's red Tesla Roadster cars towards Mars.
Restless Democratic Newcomers Could Bring Big Change to the House
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
If the newcomers give Democrats control of the House, they will be a force to be reckoned with
PillPack gives Amazon access to consumer health data
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Dr. Nicole Saphier weighs in on the privacy concerns.
Motive Remains Unclear in the Idaho Mass Stabbing at a 3
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
9 people were injured, including the birthday girl and five other children
So Long TNT, There's a New Explosive in Town
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Bis-oxadiazole could replace TNT and other explosives in military ordinance.
John Oliver tackles gene editing, biohackers, and wolf
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
If you don't quite understand what gene editing is, or you watched the Rock's latest movie and think we're just a few lab accidents away from 30-foot wolves taking over the planet, John Oliver is here to help. Gene editing is often talked about with both excitement and alarm, Oliver said on Sunday's Last Week Tonight. Many think it's "either going to kill all disease or kill every last one of us," but gene editing has actually been in existence for awhile.
Evacuations Ordered as Winds Fuel Northern California Fires
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The fast-moving blaze that broke out Saturday in western Yolo County charred at least 34 square miles of dry brush
A Controversial Philippine Mayor Has Died After Being Shot in the Chest by a Sniper
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A Philippine mayor known for parading drug suspects on “perp walks” has been shot dead in Tanauan City, Batangas province, about 40 miles south of Manila.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins Won't Support a Supreme Court Nominee Who Would Overturn Roe v. Wade
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
“A candidate for this important position who would overturn Roe v. Wade would not be acceptable to me"
In some midterm races, addiction is a crisis that transcends party politics
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Democrats and Republicans may have different proposals to confront the opioid epidemic, but this doesn’t appear to have created a national trend toward either party. Instead, in the midterms, the opioid issue is more likely to play out locally — candidate by candidate — as people look for solutions rather than politics. Yahoo News turned to a competitive race in New Hampshire to see this up close.
US withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council puts funding in doubt, Glimmers of hope for refugees, UN’s resolution on Palestinians was mostly a wi
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“On ... June 18, the UNHRC opened its 38th session in Geneva,” writes Ken Makabenta. “Before the day was over, the body was facing questions about its future.... In a series of developments [recently], the rug has literally been pulled from under the feet of the UNHRC and its army of special rapporteurs.... [Among those developments], the United States formally withdrew from UNHRC.... [T]he US under Donald Trump is forcing the [United Nations] to change.
Author Junot Díaz Says he Was 'Shocked' by Sexual Misconduct Allegations
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist has denied the allegations from 3 women