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Kim Jong Un's Jogging Bodyguard Unit Make Another Appearance in Singapore
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The jogging guardians caught the world's attention at April's inter-Korea summit
The Trump Administration Dropped Asylum Protection for Survivors of Domestic Violence
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"The asylum statute does not provide redress for all misfortune"
Trump and Kim sign joint statement promising 'complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un issued the statement at a historic summit in Singapore. Here's what it says.
Trump says he's 'prepared to start a new history' with Kim, but offers few details about their future
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
While President Trump and Korean leader Kim Jong Un's joint statement praised their meeting as “an epochal event of great significance,” some experts on the volatile region had clear misgivings the summit didn’t yield more substantive results. North Korea’s promise to eliminate its nuclear arsenal did not include a commitment to verifiable, irreversible denuclearization nor any explicit agreements on exactly what would be destroyed and how the process could be monitored.
California's Gavin Newsom wants to lead the way to a post
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Gavin Newsom, the charismatic former mayor of San Francisco, is almost certain to become the next governor of California and a major force in the Democratic Party. Can he deliver on his progressive agenda while moving the party into a post-Bernie, post-Hillary future?
George Conway rips Trump's claim that Mueller's appointment is unconstitutional
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
George Conway, the conservative lawyer and husband of President Trump’s counselor, Kellyanne Conway, is publicly dismissing her boss’s claim that special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is unconstitutional.
Watching coverage of the Trump
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended their historic meeting in Singapore by signing a joint statement. The document promised “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula” without detailing exactly what that would entail.
14 boys, no regrets: Michigan family happy the way they are
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
A Michigan couple has 14 boys and no regrets, regardless of what online opinion-givers have to say about it. Some comments focus on whether Schwandt and his wife, Kateri, 43, are capable of giving each child enough attention, a criticism their fourth son, Brandon, dismisses. It's our life," said Brandon Schwandt, a 19-year-old hockey standout who recently signed to play with a junior team in Florida.
Distillery has new bourbon flavored by beaver secretion
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
TAMWORTH, N.H. (AP) — Beaver-flavored whiskey, anyone?
China's forced evictions: One migrant family's story
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
One morning in mid-March, Wang Tianle and his mother visited the site of his old school in northern Beijing. Things started to change in 2015, when the municipal government announced plans to cap the city’s population at 23 million by 2020.
The Story of President Trump and Kim Jong Un's Singapore Summit in Five Photos
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
From the first handshake to a thumb's up, these are the moments we'll remember from the historic meeting.
U.S. Olympic Skier Bode Miller’s Toddler Daughter Drowns in a Pool
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The 19-month-old daughter of U.S. Olympic skier Bode Miller drowned in a Southern California swimming pool, authorities said Monday
Sharks can have bellybuttons – and other facts about their incredible diversity
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
New research shows just how different male and female sharks can be.
The NASA Engineer Making STEM Sing
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Growing up, Dajae never saw anyone like her represented in the world of STEM. But after attending Missouri University of Science and Technology as a college athlete, she discovered a love for engineering. Today, she's an engineer at the NASA facility in Pasadena, California, working hard to ensure that other young women are given the opportunities to pursue their own careers in STEM. Using music, she rhymes and raps about math and science, making STEM fun and accessible for the next generation.
Trump says he’s ‘prepared to start a new history’ with Kim, but offers few details about their future
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
While President Trump and Korean leader Kim Jong Un's joint statement praised their meeting as “an epochal event of great significance,” some experts on the volatile region had clear misgivings the summit didn’t yield more substantive results. North Korea’s promise to eliminate its nuclear arsenal did not include a commitment to verifiable, irreversible denuclearization  nor any explicit agreements on exactly what would be destroyed and how the process could be monitored.
Chinese vase found in shoebox sells for $19 million
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
An 18th century Chinese vase found in a shoebox in an attic in France sold for 16.2 million euros ($19 million) at auction in Paris on Tuesday. The price was more than 20 times the estimate of 500,000 euros to 700,000 euros auctioneers Sotheby's had put on the item. It was the highest price reached for a single item sold by Sotheby's in France.
President Trump and Kim Jong Un Just Agreed to Work Toward Denuclearization. Read the Full Text Here
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The document included a commitment to "complete denuclearization" in Korea
Three New Alien Planets the Size of Earth Discovered
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The tally of planets beyond our solar system that are about the same size as Earth just got a little higher thanks to three new planets discovered about 160 light-years away.
Gunman Kills Four Child Hostages Then Himself After Florida Standoff
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The suspect was identified as 35-year-old Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr.
Sage grousing: Senators charge Interior is holding up conservation grants
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Democratic senators are demanding to know why the Department of Interior has been delaying the disbursement of grants and cooperative-agreement funding for conservation projects. According to a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, written by Democrats Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and Mazie K. Hirono of Hawaii and signed by 10 colleagues, a political appointee has been put in charge of vetting payments of more than $50,000.
Scientific Mystery: Ancient Baobab Trees in Africa Dying at ‘Shocking’ Rate and No One Knows Why
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The ancient baobab trees first sprouted on the African savannah about 1,500 years ago, inspiring awe and becoming an icon on the continent. Recognizable for their swollen trunks, one grew so large that a pub was constructed inside, attracting tourists from around the globe. Then, two years ago, the tree began to split apart, and eventually, it completely fell to pieces.
Kim Jong Un Promises 'Major Change' After First Ever Summit Between Leaders of U.S. and North Korea
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Denuclearization talks are first ever between leaders of U.S. and North Korea.
Trump and Kim sign joint statement promising ‘complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un issued the statement at a historic summit in Singapore. Here's what it says.
At Trump
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Don't expect Trump to hold Kim's feet to the fire at the Singapore summit
Elon Musk's flamethrowers are now available to own
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Elon Musk's The Boring Company has released the first batch of its 'Not A Flamethrower' and some buyers are already selling theirs on eBay for up to $20,000.
President Trump Wants North Korea to Give Up Nuclear Weapons. Here's Just How Hard That Would Be
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
No country that has amassed such an arsenal has ever given it up
Trump teases 'signing' with Kim Jong Un in Singapore
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
After months of saber-rattling that gave way to flirtation, President Trump finally met face-to-face with Kim Jong Un at a hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore on Tuesday morning. The two men walked along a white colonnade, meeting in front of a bank of 12 alternating U.S. and North Korean flags where they shook hands. According to the Shanghai Media Group, the 35-year-old Kim arrived at the summit venue seven minutes earlier than Trump, 71, to show respect to his elder.
Dennis Rodman breaks down on CNN while discussing Trump
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The former basketball star gets emotional when recalling his diplomatic efforts in North Korea.
Pickle Juice Slushies Are Here to Remind Us That Nothing Is Sacred Anymore
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Sonic is now serving up Pickle Juice Slushes for customers seeking both a savory kick and a nice cold slushie experience all in one.
U.S. Hits Russian Firms With Sanctions, Citing Cyberattacks
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
They sanctions were a response to last year's NotPetya attack and intrusions into the U.S. energy grid
Paris Bistros and Terraces Seek UN Protected Status
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"Our most beautiful love and friendship stories were often born in bistros and on terraces"
Supreme Court Allows Ohio to Purge Thousands of Voters After 2 Years of Inactivity
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The four liberal justices dissented.
Richard Nixon Is the Reason President Trump's Aides Have to Repair Documents He Rips Up
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The law to preserve presidential documents was implemented because of Watergate
NASA’s Opportunity rover, caught in fierce Martian dust storm, sends message back home
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
With so much interest in what NASA's Curiosity rover has been up to recently — with the whole "maybe finding evidence of life" and whatnot — it's easy to forget that it isn't the only rover making tracks on the Red Planet. Opportunity, the much older rover that has been on Mars since early 2004, is still doing its thing, but an intense dust storm is making life difficult for the aging robot. The storm that is currently blanketing Opportunity is absolutely massive in size, with NASA estimating that it covers a whopping 7 million square miles. Conducting research is pretty tough with dust and debris flying around, but being caught in the storm isn't just a bummer from a scientific standpoint; Opportunity's power comes from batteries linked to solar panels, and those solar panels don't work well when the skies aren't clear. In an update on Sunday, June 10th, NASA offered some reassuring news, saying that Opportunity had managed to send a brief message home earlier in the day despite the increasing peril. "Data from the transmission let engineers know the rover still has enough battery charge to communicate with ground controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California," NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory explained. "Science operations remain suspended." But Opportunity isn't out of the woods yet. NASA describes the situation as "a dark, perpetual night" shrouding the rover's current home in Perseverance Valley. It's unclear when the storm will eventually subside, but even if the storm ultimately doomed Opportunity it would have already vastly outlived its original mission. The rover's initial mission timeline was just 90 days, but it's currently approaching its 15th full year of operation. Still, there's no reason to count Opportunity out just yet. The rover has already survived one other harsh dust storm in its past on Mars. That storm, which covered the majority of the planet in 2007, also hampered its ability to gather vital sunlight and the rover was forced to remain in a low-power standby state around the clock. Let's hope the skies clear soon.
Germany hits Mercedes with mass diesel recall
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Germany ordered Monday the recall of some 774,000 vehicles from Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler across Europe, citing illegal "defeat devices" designed to conceal high levels of harmful emissions from regulators' tests. "The federal government will order an immediate official recall because of illegal defeat devices," Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer said in a statement. The move mostly affects Vito vans and diesel-powered versions of GLC 4x4s and C-class sedans, Scheuer added.
Some lava evacuees may return to homes during 'stable' flow
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
HONOLULU (AP) — Officials on Hawaii's Big Island let some people back into their homes and scaled down emergency operations Monday as lava flowed into the ocean on a path that wasn't threatening new areas.
Suicide Hotline Calls Spiked 25% After Kate Spade's Death
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Calls to the lifeline can spike following celebrity suicides because of a “collective sense of loss"
An Air Force Officer Who Disappeared 35 Years Ago Has Been Found in California
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
William Howard Hughes, Jr., a captain, was 33 years old when he vanished in 1983
Can ranked
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Electoral reform experts believe ranked-choice voting has the potential to shake up the two-party system without destabilizing American politics. It is seen as a way to give voters more choices, reduce polarization, and make room for candidates to run as independents.
Trump finds time to tweet before meeting with Kim Jong Un
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The president fired off a series of messages on Twitter just hours before meeting North Korea's leader.
Larry Kudlow suffers heart attack, Trump says
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The White House economic adviser had spent the past day defending his remarks over the president's appearance at the G7 meetings in Canada.
Trump meets Kim Jong Un in Singapore
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
After months of saber-rattling that gave way to flirtation, President Trump finally met face-to-face with Kim Jong Un at a hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore on Tuesday morning.
Plane taxis to Orlando gate _ after alligator crosses tarmac
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Most times it's bad weather or bird strikes that delay flights. This time it was an alligator.
The chatter of birds, frogs, monkeys, and bugs can help illuminate the evolution of human language
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
If you listen closely to the sound of birds chirping, you’ll hear that they’re taking turns. The same goes for croaking frogs and dolphin whistles. Fireflies flirt in alternating flashes, called “courtship dialogues.” And monkey parents will refuse to respond to offspring if they’re interrupted. Scientists have long observed that creatures seem to convey a…
Oprah Winfrey Is Now an Exhibit in a Smithsonian Museum
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Smithsonian debuted an exhibit dedicated to Oprah Winfrey at its National Museum of African American History and Culture on Friday.
Don't Forget the Dark Side of Living in South Korea
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
South Korea may not be a dictatorship but it has its own human rights problems
Could the Next Flu Pandemic Come from Dogs?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
You've heard of the swine flu and the bird flu," but now scientists are concerned about dog flu — and, in particular, dog flu jumping to humans. Specifically, the researchers found that flu viruses can jump from pigs to dogs and that, once in dogs, these "pig" flu viruses can mix with dog flu viruses — in turn, producing new flu viruses. For example, scientists think the 2009 H1N1 (swine flu) pandemic happened when a bird flu virus jumped to pigs, exchanged some of its genes with pig flu viruses, and then jumped to humans.
This Wily Wolverine Threw Scientists for a Loop
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
We were not expecting a familiar face as we cracked open the wooden box trap we'd carefully set on the remote north slope of Alaska. With feet large enough to act like snowshoes, strong musculature and a honed set of teeth and claws, wolverines can take down an animal as large as a caribou in the middle of winter, but they'll also hunt small rodents, such as ground squirrels, when they're looking for a tasty morsel. Scientists from the WCS Arctic Beringia program are studying wolverines' movements and diets, as well as the creatures' relationship with the spring snow, in which they den and raise their kits.
Decapitated Snake Head Bites Man. But How?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Shortly after a man killed a rattlesnake in his backyard, the rattlesnake's severed head bit and injected venom into the man, seriously injuring him, according to news reports. The zombie-like incident happened when Jennifer Sutcliffe and her husband were working in their backyard near Corpus Christi, Texas, over Memorial Day weekend, according to KIII, an ABC-affiliated station. Because snakes don't need to internally maintain their body temperature, they don't need as much energy — which is burned up using oxygen — as warm-blooded "endotherms" do, said David Penning, an assistant professor of biology at Missouri Southern State University who wasn't involved in the Texas case.