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French President Macron Meets Privately With Pope Francis at Vatican
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Pope Francis and French President Emmanuel Macron held private talks Tuesday in a meeting that went overtime at the Vatican.
'No Justification' for Officer to Shoot Unarmed Pittsburgh Teen Antwon Rose, DA Says
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The East Pittsburgh police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenage boy, Antwon Rose, last week, sparking protests and outrage across the city, has been charged with criminal homicide.
Body Found at Home of New York Giants Cornerback Janoris Jenkins
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The body's identity has not yet been released
Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth Cracked Up at Prince Harry's Self
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Prince Harry made Meghan Markle and the Queen laugh in a sweet moment at the Queen's Young Leaders event at Buckingham Palace.
'No Justification' for Officer to Shoot Unarmed Teen Antwon Rose, DA Says
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"Unless you see a genuine threat, it's inappropriate, in fact it's criminal, to take someone's life." District Attorney Stephen Zappala said
Strawberry Moon 2018: How to See the Full Strawberry Moon This June
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Hot on the heels of the summer solstice, June’s full Strawberry Moon — appearing at the beginning of the sunniest and warmest months of the year — is slightly unusual this month.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Is Retiring, Giving Trump Another Nominee
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The longtime justice was often a swing vote on close decisions
'The McConnell rule': Some Dems say the vote for Justice Kennedy's replacement should be delayed
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Justice Anthony Kennedy’s surprise announcement on Wednesday that he is retiring from the Supreme Court reverberated throughout Washington, where President Trump and his fellow Republicans are now poised to cement conservative control of the high court.
Appellate judge on D.C. Circuit seen as early favorite on Trump's Supreme Court shortlist
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Bloomberg and the Los Angeles Times are both reporting that the favorite is Brett Kavanaugh, 53, a federal appellate court judge based in Washington, D.C., who previously clerked for Kennedy.
Both sides on abortion agree: Roe is in play now
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement after 30 years as a moderate swing vote on the Supreme Court poses a real threat to abortion rights in the United States, advocates and constitutional scholars agree. But exactly how that threat will play out is uncertain.
Democrats have a risky long shot at blocking Trump's next Supreme Court pick
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The Democrats are reeling from the announcement that Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring. They could try to use the so-called quorum rule to block Republicans from tipping the balance of the court — but they probably won't.
Who will pick up Kennedy's bipartisan legacy on the court? No one.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Justice Anthony Kennedy could please, and enrage, partisans on both sides with his even-handed approach. His successor is unlikely to do the same.
Man charged after running in underwear on Atlanta airport runway
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
A teenager has been criminally charged after running half-naked across an Atlanta airport runway and jumping onto the wing of a Delta Air Lines plane that had just landed. Officials on Wednesday said Jhyrin Jones, 19, conducted his escapade after scaling a 12-foot high fence topped with barbed wire at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the world's busiest, the previous afternoon. Police took about five minutes to apprehend Jones, who had been barefoot and wearing only underwear, after being alerted by an airport employee, Atlanta Police Major Timothy Peek told reporters.
Court ruling a blow, not a knockout, to public unions
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
The decision, which affirmed broad free-speech rights for workers, appears certain to undercut the clout of unions representing government employees that have emerged as a bastion of labor activism. It also could inspire follow-on actions by supporters and foes of organized labor in both the public and private sector. The plaintiff, Mark Janus, who works for Illinois's state government, argued that being called on to pay unions' fees violated his free-speech rights.
15 Totally Unique Hot Dog Recipes
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
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15 Easy, Delicious Potato Salad Recipes
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
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Henry McMaster, Backed by President Trump, Wins South Carolina Governor Primary
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The incumbent governor was one of Donald Trump's earliest supporters
House Defeats GOP Immigration Bill Despite Trump's Support
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Republican-led House has killed the broad, GOP-written immigration bill.
Authorities Swarm JetBlue Plane After False Hijacking Alarm at JFK Airport
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A false hijacking alarm prompted authorities to board a JetBlue Flight before it could leave John F Kennedy Airport in New York.
Rick Scott's ties to Trump may now be an asset in Florida's Senate race
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The president's approval rating edges up in the Sunshine State, giving Rick Scott some breathing room.
In Merkel's moment of crisis, a chance to seize middle ground on migration?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
In a corner of Germany celebrated for its bucolic charm, this Bavarian town’s lack of rolling, pastoral fields, and half-timbered houses doesn’t exactly make it a tourist destination – that is unless you ask party officials of the ruling Christian Social Union (CSU). The governor repeatedly uses the phrase “asylum tourism” for the migrants who trekked through the province during the refugee crisis in 2015 . Such harder-line proposals have divided Germany’s government, with Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) calling it counter to the open borders that are the essence of Europe.
A plan to help veterans from 'the first minute' they leave the service
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
The occasion of Chris Carter’s 23rd birthday in 2015 brought together his parents, friends, and fellow soldiers in sorrow rather than celebration. During Mr. Carter’s first tour in 2011, he lost a close friend in a bomb explosion and glimpsed the broken bodies of another soldier and an Afghan interpreter killed in the blast. After learning the news, his mother, Beth Zimmer Carter, traveled to Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Wash., where he was stationed.
Did This Migrant Woman Murder Kim Jong Un's Half Brother? Her Lawyer Says Evidence Is Feeble
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Two migrant women are accused of poisoning Kim Jong Nam in an airport terminal
China's Veterans Are Taking to the Streets, Posing a Challenge to Xi Jinping's Nationalist Image
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The nationalist drumbeat rings hollow for retired soldiers who feel left behind
Is there a new volcano on Hawaii?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A mysterious cone has developed due to unusual volcanic activity on Hawaii.
Marchers Block Traffic in Pittsburgh as They Protest Police Shooting of Unarmed Black Teen Antwon Rose
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Marchers carried signs that said "3 Shots in the Back/ How Do You Justify That?"
Reaction to Supreme Court decision upholding Trump’s ‘travel ban’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Donald Trump's controversial travel ban restricting entry to people from five Muslim-majority countries, delivering the president a major victory in a tortuous legal battle.
Ocasio
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s defeat of Rep. Joe Crowley in Tuesday’s Democratic primary was a political stunner, an upset that sent shock waves from New York’s 14th congressional district to Washington, D.C., and beyond.
Russian pop singer linked to Trump says music video was 'satire'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A surreal new You Tube video released by a Russian pop singer who is a key figure in the investigations into ties between the Kremlin and the 2016 Trump campaign was a “satire” making fun of “some of the things I’ve been accused of,” the singer said Wednesday.
House arrest? Home abandoned on Delaware road puzzles police
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware's capital city would like to know who dropped a house onto a two-lane road.
Soccer World Cup spurs Chinese sporting ambitions
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“I’ve watched every World Cup since 1990, when Argentina was really good,” Zhou said by way of explanation. “Chinese soccer breaks my heart,” he said when asked about the national team’s failure to qualify for this year’s World Cup tournament in Russia. “China has more than one billion people,” he continued.
Commercial flight crews show higher cancer rates: study
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Flight crews have higher than average rates of certain cancers, according to a study of more than 5,000 US-based flight attendants. "We report a higher lifetime prevalence of breast, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers among flight crews relative to the general population," said Irina Mordukhovich, a researcher at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and co-author of a study published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Health. Out of 5,366 flight attendants who took part in the study, just over 15 percent reported ever having been diagnosed with cancer.
U.S. Veterans Remember the Dead as Coffins Await Korean War Remains
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
One representative of veterans' families says repatriation of remains would heal "a wound that has existed ... for decades"
Seized Cash and Luxury Goods Linked to Malaysia's Former Prime Minister Are Valued at $273 Million
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Malaysian police seized $273 million worth of goods from properties linked to former leader Najib Razak in a money-laundering investigation
California pot shops slash prices ahead of new testing rules
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Bargain basement bud is on the menu in California, but you need to act fast to cash in on the cheap weed. Regulations being phased in six months after the state broadly legalized marijuana require that pot sold after Saturday meet strict quality standards, so retailers unloading untested inventory are offering blowout prices. At Firehaus, a shop along an LA freeway, a fire sale of sorts unfolded this month with a 50 percent off "summer blowout" sale advertised on a popular marijuana app and texted and emailed to regular customers.
How to reunite 2,000 families: The government has no clue
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump’s recent executive order on keeping migrant families at the southwest border together has sent several federal agencies scrambling to figure out how to reverse course on a policy that has already separated more than 2,000 children.
Shifting views of seniors: less burden, more asset
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
President Trump is the most obvious example. On the Supreme Court, five of nine justices are over 65. Just eight decades ago, when the Social Security system began, 65 was codified as the start of “old age.” Now many people of that vintage may feel in the prime of life.
Primaries Expose Division Among Democrats, While Republicans Unite Behind President Trump's Picks
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A stunning defeat forced Democrats to confront their own internal divisions
How tech companies are successfully disrupting terrorist social media activity
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Companies, such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft are working together to take down terrorist propaganda.
Origami
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Satellite structures inspired by the ancient Japanese art of origami could be in orbit around the earth by next year, cutting the weight and cost of launches. The Oxford Space Systems origami design is a finalist in the prestigious MacRobert engineering prize. Amy Pollock reports.
Former Twitter executive: Trump is in denial over social media threat to midterms
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
It’s mainly internet companies themselves that are working to keep our next election from being manipulated: So says Adam Sharp, in a new edition of Yahoo News' “Bots & Ballots” podcast.
How Alexandria Ocasio
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The upset was a stunning blow for Crowley and a clear marker of the energy on the far left this year
California Judge Orders Immigrant Families to Be Reunited Within 30 Days
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
If younger than 5, they must be reunified within 14 days
Tropical forests see high loss of tree cover for 2nd year
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
SAO PAULO (AP) — Colombia saw a dramatic increase in forest degradation last year and levels in Brazil remain historically high, according to new satellite data released Wednesday.
10 Delicious Grilled Corn on the Cob Recipes
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
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Ancestry websites that tell you if you're a viking are 'complete bunkum', says expert in ancient DNA
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Ancestry companies who say they can link you back to the Vikings is “complete bunkum”, according to a scientist who worked on the DNA of Cheddar Man. Dr Tom Booth, a bio-archaeologist who specialises in ancient DNA, warned people against basing their identities on the results from such companies, saying that results can become unclear past three centuries. “What I really don’t like about these companies is that they market themselves as linking you to medieval populations, which is complete bunkum, you can’t do that.” He said results begin to get “too cloudy” around three centuries into the past, adding: “The adverts that show they can tell you whether you are Viking or Saxons, I’ve got a problem with that because they can’t. “Because everyone in the 9th century, if they’ve successfully passed on a descendant, is your ancestor.” Dr Booth worked alongside Dr Selina Brace to understand the DNA testing of Britain’s oldest known skeleton, Cheddar Man. Dr Booth worked alongside Dr Selina Brace to understand the DNA testing of Britain’s oldest known skeleton, Cheddar Man Credit: Tom Barnes/Television Stills Speaking at Chalke Valley History Festival on Monday, Dr Booth spoke about the significance of modern DNA testing on ancient bones and how this technology had allowed scientists to discover the identity of the skeleton. He warned against people “constructing their entire identities around tests” from DNA companies saying it was “not a good way to go”. Ancestry companies are more limited in their capabilities to trace results as they are often relying solely on saliva samples.  In the research of Cheddar Man, scientists were able to drill bone and analyse teeth, giving them much more detailed results.
Myanmar Military Officials Implicated in Crimes Against Humanity for Role in Rohingya Violence
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Amnesty International has identified 13 individuals implicated in atrocities
Meanwhile Barbie Has a Career As a Robotics Engineer Who Wears Flats Now
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The iconic doll is no longer just a plastic fashionista
President Trump Is Using 'Harassment' of Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Raise Campaign Money
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
In a fundraising email, Trump described protests against his staff as "vicious bullying"