- 2017-10-19 01:31:07Z
China's president radically changed his country, and the Communist Party, through skill, determination - and a series of lucky breaks.
A million people in Puerto Rico lack water and three million are still without power
As Hindus across India celebrate Diwali this week, scientists fear a ban on firecrackers and other emergency anti-pollution measures deployed by authorities may not be enough to prevent a repeat of last year's "airpocalypse" in Delhi. Each year, as winter descends on the Indian capital, a perfect storm of seasonal crop stubble burning, dense cloud cover and smoke generated by millions of firecrackers used in Diwali celebrations turns Delhi's skies a putrid yellow. This time they are taking few chances, as India's environmental watchdog shut down a coal-fired power plant on Wednesday and banned the use of diesel generators in Delhi.
Scientists have identified a crater on the lunar surface that could shield humans from radiation and other natural threats.
EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at an office park in northeastern Maryland (all times local):
'Things may not be getting better, but they're not getting worse."
A White House spokesperson says the check has been sent
The open request for proposals has caused a frenzy at city halls around the country
Even ones as far away as Alaska.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt is about to take a major step toward reshaping the agency's scientific advisory committees. This action, to come in the form of a directive next week, will effectively replace scientists on scientific advisory committees with representatives of the industries the EPA regulates. Apparently conflict of interest means different things to different people. Typically staffed by top experts, the EPA's scientific advisory committees are tasked with ensuring that the scientific information the agency uses in its rule-making is the best-available data on the topic. SEE ALSO: EPA chief denies carbon dioxide is main cause...
Tough words for "One Belt, One Road" and praise for a deepening defense partnership.
Cities are competing for the chance to host Amazon's second headquarters
Typically, special elections for Congress aren't all that interesting. But there is nothing typical about Judge Roy Moore.
Radee Labeeb Prince is believed to be involved in a shooting in Wilmington
Former FEMA leader Michael Brown says some in Puerto Rico "haven't learned" the lessons of Katrina
It's not clear why she was worried
Sessions said he urged Comey's firing for the handling of the Clinton email probe
Trump alone has picked a political fight on an issue all presidents have faced
It came from outer space. Deep beneath the surface of the ocean lies a alien base, dormant. Its mission is unclear, but it seems to continue to protect the inhabitants of the nearby Mexican city.
Trump has been under fire this week for his handling of the death of four American soldiers in Niger
Two scientists believe they have found a possible cause of dyslexia, the disability that affects reading skills-and it could be treatable. Albert Le Floch and Guy Ropars wrote that, in dyslexic people, the light receptor cells in the eyes were arranged the same on both sides. When the patterns of cells are symmetrical, it can produce "mirror" images of the world and confuse the brain, the press statement explained.
President Donald Trump still can't seem to move past last year's FBI investigation into 2016 election opponent Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.
Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., announced their accord Tuesday after weeks of negotiations and five days after Trump said he was halting federal subsidies to insurers. Under the lawmakers' agreement, the payments would continue for two years while states were given more leeway to let insurers sidestep some coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obama's health care law.
Archaeologists working on the Greek island of Thirassia have uncovered what they believe to be an ancient monument of unknown origin, which may shed light on the earliest cultures to inhabit the area. Experts from the the Ionian University, the University of Crete and the Cycladic Antiquities Bureau made the discovery as they continued their excavations on the prehistoric settlement in Thirassia, one of the Santorini islands. In the area, they uncovered a series of different stone structures built on the mountainous island in terraces.
Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder, talks about space exploration and the future of space travel.
Investigators are also expected to meet with communications director Hope Hicks and White House lawyer Don McGahn
As Chinese leader Xi Jinping delivered his three-plus-hour speech at the Communist Party congress, delegates ranging from men in suits to military officers and former presidents dutifully turned every page as they read and listened to his words. On the internet, government bureaus peppered social media with their favourite phrases from Xi's speech, while photos circulated of children watching Wednesday's congress in classrooms. The carefully orchestrated address was in keeping with the cult of personality that state media have crafted around the Chinese leader, who is expected to consolidate his already formidable power at the week-long conclave.
A Florida congresswoman blasted the president for making allegedly "insensitive" remarks about a U.S. soldier killed in Niger earlier this month
In their own version of the viral #MeToo campaign, French women are sharing their accounts of sexual harassment online
Critically endangered Swift Parrots are under threat from squirrel-like sugar gliders in a battle for space in Australia's ancient forests, scientists said Wednesday as they race to save the rare birds. Swift Parrots are migratory and only breed in the southern island state of Tasmania. The marsupials, which launch themselves from tree to tree and rarely descend to the ground, eat the nesting birds as well as their eggs and chicks, the Australian National University scientists said.
The soldiers, killed in an ambush by 50 ISIS-affiliated fighters, were the first U.S. combat casualties in Niger
The rare acknowledgement of economic difficulties opened the party's twice-a-decade national congress
She was speaking at a forum in the South Korean capital Seoul
Her husband Joshua did not give a reason for her admittance
Police have taken the relative into custody
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A 19-year-old accused of stabbing his two young siblings to death and wounding his father in Colorado told investigators he carried out the attack so he could be alone in the house, documents say.
Thanks to harsh demands from the U.S.
The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA)-which develops and builds America's nuclear arsenal-has completed production of the U.S. Navy's Arming Fuzing Subsystem for the W76-1/Mk4A Life Extension Program (LEP) warhead.
Former Vice President Joe Biden believes that President Donald Trump does not understand how the U.S. government works.
Health care companies saw the biggest increases in value
Sun-choking debris cast off by volcanoes more than 2,000 years ago starved headwaters feeding the Nile river and hastened the downfall of ancient Egypt's last kingdom, researchers said Tuesday. Eruptions in the 3rd- and 1st-century BC -- including one of the biggest blasts in the last 2,500 years -- coincided with crop failures, large-scale revolts, and the withdrawal of Egyptian armies from the battlefield, they reported in the journal Nature Communications. "Volcanic eruptions may have had a central role in the eventual collapse of the Ptolemaic dynasty," the journal noted in a summary.
After President Donald Trump blocked them
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Isauro Aguirre allegedly tortured and killed Gabriel Fernandez.
During this period, the moon is appropriately referred to as the "dark moon." As we mentioned last week, the moon has been waning ever since reaching fullness on October 6. At first, the dark moon has a similarly purifying energy.
He apologized for being complicit and staying silent
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The stock market is continuing an epic tear
The fall of ancient Egypt over 2,000 years ago may have been triggered by volcanic eruptions, scientists have discovered. In a multi-disciplinary study looking at historical texts and geological records, an international team of scientists has found a link between massive eruptions and social revolt in the Ptolemaic Kingdom (305-30 BC), the powerful dynasty that ruled following the campaigns of Alexander the Great. The research, published in Nature Communications, looks specifically at how volcanic eruptions would have impacted the Nile.