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Japanese spacecraft touches down on asteroid to get samples

Japanese spacecraft touches down on asteroid to get samples

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next Image 1 of 2FILE - This computer graphic image provided by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) shows the Japanese unmanned spacecraft Hayabusa2 approaching on the asteroid Ryugu. Hayabusa2 is approaching the surface of an asteroid about 280 million kilometers (170 million miles) from Earth. The JAXA said Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 that Hayabusa2 began its approach at 1:15 p.m. (JAXA via AP, File) prev Image 2 of 2In this photo provided by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), staff of the Hayabusa2 Project watch monitors for a safety check at the control room of the JAXA Institute of Space and Astronautical Science in Sagamihara, near Tokyo, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 is approaching the surface of the asteroid Ryugu about ...
Amid loss of leaders, unknown militant rises in Philippines

Amid loss of leaders, unknown militant rises in Philippines

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This photo provided by Philippine National Police (PNP), shows militant Abu Sayyaf Group leader Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan in the PNP confidential report. Philippine and U.S. official say a little known militant has been named the new leader of the Islamic State group in the southern Philippines. The Philippine interior secretary says the rise of Hatib Sawadjaan, who is blamed for orchestrating a suicide bombing in a cathedral last month that killed 23 people on Jolo Island, shows that ISIS would latch on desperately to any militant who could provide a sanctuary and armed fighters as its last strongholds crumble in Syria. (Philippine National Police via AP) MANILA, Philippines – Philippine and U.S. officials say a little-known militant has been named the new leader of the Islamic Sta
Nicaragua’s Ortega says he will restart talks with opponents

Nicaragua’s Ortega says he will restart talks with opponents

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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018 file photo, Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice President Rosario Murillo, lead a rally in Managua, Nicaragua. Despite the new Feb. 1, 2019 tax rises, Nicaragua has not seen a repeat of last year’s mass protests. And it seems unlikely to, since Ortega forcefully quashed the challenge to his power, including effectively outlawing opposition demonstrations since September. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga, File) MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega says he will restart talks with his opponents, more than six months after breaking off the last dialogue and unleashing a round of arrests.Ortega announced Thursday that he hopes to start a new round of talks next Wednesday. He did not say who would be invited.The previous
Australian who drove into crowd, killed 6, sentenced to life

Australian who drove into crowd, killed 6, sentenced to life

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MELBOURNE, Australia – A man who drove a stolen car into lunchtime crowds in downtown Melbourne and killed six people was sentenced to life imprisonment in what the judge described as "one of the worst examples of mass murder in Australian history."James Gargasoulas, 29, showed little emotion when sentenced Friday in Victoria state's Supreme Court. Under the terms of his sentence, he will spend at least 46 years in jail before he's eligible for parole.Families of the victims filled the courtroom for Justice Mark Weinberg's ruling. Gargasoulas was in a drug-induced psychosis in January 2017 when he killed the six people and injured dozens more in the busy Bourke St. Mall.His victims included a 3-month-old baby who was thrown 60 meters (200 feet) from his stroller an
Single F-35 ‘kills’ dozens of enemy fighters in AirWar live combat ‘scenario’

Single F-35 ‘kills’ dozens of enemy fighters in AirWar live combat ‘scenario’

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closeVideoF-35 'kills' dozens of enemy fighters in AirWar live combat 'scenario'During a recent air-combat Red Flag exercise that included 3,000 personnel from 39 units, including the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, Royal Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force, a 5th generation F-35 stealth fighter was able to 'kill' about 60 enemy fighters using it's long range sensors and weapons. According to Air Force Col. Joshua Wood who was part of the exercise, he had 'never seen anything like it before.'As 60 enemy fighters closed in on a U.S. Air Force 4th Generation fighter aircraft, blinding the jet with electronic warfare attacks, an experienced pilot faced unseen life-threatening attackers closing in -- during an air-combat Red Flag exercise closely re...
China’s Huawei spy risks threaten U.S diplomacy abroad

China’s Huawei spy risks threaten U.S diplomacy abroad

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closeVideoChinese tech giant Huawei accused of violating US sanctions and stealing trade secretsThe Department of Justice announces criminal charges against Chinese tech giant Huawei; Fox Business Network's Susan Li reports.For months, American officials have been warning the Chinese telecommunications giant is obligated to their government and has the capacity – through its developing 5G network – to spy on people in countries where its technology exists.But the issue has spawned into more than just a spy story – and now challenges Washington’s relations with European partners. On Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cautioned that the U.S. would not be able to team up with, nor share, crucial intelligence information that countries that go forth in enabling Huawei Technologies.“
Kelly Rowland, Regina King and More Stars Sizzle at the 2019 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon

Kelly Rowland, Regina King and More Stars Sizzle at the 2019 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon

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Just days before the 2019 Oscars air on Sunday, Feb. 24, celebrities flocked to the 2019 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards.From Kelly Rowland to Regina King to Octavia Spencer, the star-studded event was full of Hollywood talent.At today's luncheon, Essence is honoring Amandla Stenberg, Jenifer Lewis, Kiki Layne and Regina Hall.An eyewitness tells E! News that Eva Marcille was so moved by Stenberg's speech, she was the first to stand up for her ovation.Another notable moment? Layne's Breakout Star acceptance speech, where spoke about how she feels like she isn't alone "in all of this.""It is the very beginning for me and being here in this room and receiving this award, it's showing me that I...
Giada De Laurentiis’ Mother-Daughter Beach Day Will Cure Your Winter Blues

Giada De Laurentiis’ Mother-Daughter Beach Day Will Cure Your Winter Blues

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Giada De Laurentiis is serving more than just food at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival... she is serving looks.The 48-year-old chef and her daughter Jade Marie escaped to the sunny beaches of Miami, Fla. for some quality time on Thursday afternoon. Clad in a plunging blue swimsuit and over-sized sunglasses, the TV personality frolicked in the gentle waves with 10-year-old. Her cherry red nails perfectly complimented her neon swimsuit and pink lip gloss.She later changed into a flowing pink dress with floral designs to host an Italian-themed dinner. Her 1.3 million Instagram followers got a peek at the festivities taking place in the vibrant city on her Story, where videos of yummy plates and more were shared. Later in the week, Gia...
Space Jam 2 Is a Go With LeBron James

Space Jam 2 Is a Go With LeBron James

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UPDATE: Space Jame 2 is heading to theaters! Warner Bros. announced Thursday that the highly-anticipated sequel will open July 16, 2021.______Wave your hands in the air if you feel fine!Space Jam 2 is happening! SpringHill Entertainment has just posted new details about the highly-anticipated follow-up to the hit 1996 movie starring NBA legend Michael Jordan. Now, over 20 years later, Space Jam 2 will star basketball icon LeBron James as "small forward," with Bugs Bunny co-starring as "point guard."The SpringHill Entertainment Instagram post, which shows a locker room, also reveals that Terence Nance will direct the movie and Black Panther's Ryan Coogler will be a producer on the film.James also confirmed the new...
Former NBA standout tweets well wishes to Zion Williamson, but tags national park instead

Former NBA standout tweets well wishes to Zion Williamson, but tags national park instead

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Duke's Zion Williamson (1) falls to the floor with an injury while chasing the ball with North Carolina's Luke Maye (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)Former NBA standout Carlos Boozer was among those who took to social media to wish Duke Blue Devils superstar Zion Williamson well after he suffered a “mild knee sprain” Wednesday night.However, instead of tagging Williamson’s correct Twitter handle, the former two-time All-Star tweeted at Zion National Park – located in Utah and far away from Durham, N.C., where the Blue Devils were taking on their rival North Carolina Tar Heels.NIKE 'WORKING TO IDENTIFY ISSUE' AFTER ZION WILLIAMSON SPRAINS KNEE WHEN SHOE BURSTS OPEN“G
Two similar-looking baseball players take DNA tests to find out if they’re related

Two similar-looking baseball players take DNA tests to find out if they’re related

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closeVideoTwo minor league baseball players named Brady Feigl take DNA tests to find out if they're relatedTwo minor league baseball players named Brady Feigl take DNA tests to find out if they're related amid multiple mix-ups of the two men.Two minor league baseball players were put to the test Wednesday – a DNA test, that is.The pitchers -- both named Brady Feigl -- are part of the Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics’ organization, respectively (whichever way). They also, astonishingly, look alike. They're both 6-feet-4 and sport similar beards and eyewear, according to CBS Sports. However, they swear they are not related to each other.YOUNG NEW YORK YANKEES FAN DELIGHTED HIS TEAM DIDN'T LAND MANNY MACHADOIn 2017, even the college of Brady Feigl -- the one later with
Legendary Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim fatally hits pedestrian on interstate, district attorney says

Legendary Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim fatally hits pedestrian on interstate, district attorney says

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closeVideoLegendary Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim reportedly involved in fatal car accidentLegendary Syracuse men’s basketball Jim Boeheim was involved in a fatal car accident Wednesday night, striking and killing a pedestrian, a New York district attorney told local radio.Boeheim was driving in bad weather when he hit a man who was already outside of his vehicle and involved in a separate crash, Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick told WSYR. There were three other people reportedly involved in the separate crash.FLYING STUFFED ANIMAL COSTS GEORGIA UPSET WIN OVER MISSISSIPPI STATEBoeheim attempted to avoid the vehicle but ended up hitting the man, police said. Boeheim’s accident occurred shortly before 11:30 p.m. Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim yells at an officia
Chances Colin Kaepernick signs with NFL ‘higher now’ after grievance settlement, report says

Chances Colin Kaepernick signs with NFL ‘higher now’ after grievance settlement, report says

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closeVideoColin Kaepernick's grievance with NFL resolved, lawyers sayColin Kaepernick's lawyers have issued a statement saying their client and the National Football league have resolved their grievances.Speculation over Colin Kaepernick’s return to the NFL has reportedly increased in the wake of the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback settling his grievance with the league last week.The chances of Kaepernick landing a job with a team like the New England Patriots or Carolina Panthers are “higher now than at any time since he opted out of his deal with the Niners,” according to a Bleacher Report column published Wednesday.COLIN KAEPERNICK'S GRIEVANCE WITH NFL RESOLVED, LAWYERS SAYKaepernick’s lawyer Mark Geragos predicted Saturday that the Patriots or Panthers would be th
Flying stuffed animal costs Georgia upset win over Mississippi State

Flying stuffed animal costs Georgia upset win over Mississippi State

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closeVideoGeorgia Bulldogs lose game against Mississippi State after flying stuffed animal causes technical foulWith less than a second left in the basketball game against Georgia and Mississippi State, Mississippi State’s Quinndary Weatherspoon got the chance to re-do a missed free throw after a fan threw a stuffed animal on the court, which cost Georgia a technical foul. Weatherspoon banked the free throw the second time around and Mississippi State won the game 68-67.Georgia Bulldogs men’s basketball lost their game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Wednesday after someone sitting in the stands threw a stuffed animal on the court.The bizarre ending occurred with less than a second left in the game, as Mississippi State’s Quinndary Weatherspoon was at the free-throw line trying t
Did volcanic eruptions help kill off the dinosaurs?

Did volcanic eruptions help kill off the dinosaurs?

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The hardened lava flows of the Deccan Traps, in western India, may have played a role in the demise of the dinosaurs. Gerta Keller Did volcanic eruptions help kill off the dinosaurs? By Paul VoosenFeb. 21, 2019 , 2:00 PM What killed off the dinosaurs? The answer has seemed relatively simple since the discovery a few decades ago of a large impact crater in the Gulf of Mexico. It pointed to a massive asteroid strike 66 million years ago that unleashed towering tsunamis and blotted out the sun with ash, causing a plunge in global temperatures. But the asteroid wasn’t the only catastrophe to wallop the planet around this time. Across what is India today, countless volcanic seams
The world’s largest bee vanished decades ago. Now, scientists have spotted it again

The world’s largest bee vanished decades ago. Now, scientists have spotted it again

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© Clay Bolt The world’s largest bee vanished decades ago. Now, scientists have spotted it again By Erik StokstadFeb. 21, 2019 , 2:10 PM In 1981, the world’s biggest bee went missing—again. Wallace’s giant bee (above, right), which lives in the rainforests of Indonesia, is four times larger than a typical honey bee, with giant jaws and a wingspan of 6 centimeters—nearly as long as the short side of a dollar bill. (Those are the females; males are roughly half that size.) Now, the bee, which has been presumed extinct more than once, has been found again in the wild, a conservation group announced today. As part of a project to rediscover lost species around the globe, four entomologists and photographer
Spotting slavery from space, and using iPads for communication disorders

Spotting slavery from space, and using iPads for communication disorders

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ILO in Asia and the Pacific/Flickr In our first segment from the annual meeting of AAAS (Science’s publisher) in Washington, D.C., host Sarah Crespi talks with Cathy Binger of University of New Mexico in Albuquerque about her session on the role of modern technology, such as iPads and apps, in helping people with communication disorders. It turns out that there’s no killer app, but some devices do help normalize assistive technology for kids. Also this week, freelance journalist Sarah Scoles joins Sarah Crespi to talk about bringing together satellite imaging, machine learning, and nonprofits to put a stop to modern-day slavery. In our monthly books segment, books editor Valerie Thompson talks w
Who sniffs the sniffers? Electronic nose takes a whiff of dogs to spot deadly disease

Who sniffs the sniffers? Electronic nose takes a whiff of dogs to spot deadly disease

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Monica Staniek Who sniffs the sniffers? Electronic nose takes a whiff of dogs to spot deadly disease By Elizabeth PennisiFeb. 21, 2019 , 2:35 PM Dogs are champs at smelling, a quality that has been harnessed to sniff out mines and may one day be used to diagnose cancer. But now it’s an electronic nose’s turn to sniff the pooches. The reason: “visceral leishmaniasis,” a disease spread by the sand fly parasite that can cause weight loss, enlarged organs, and fever in people and weight loss, diarrhea, and skin problems in dogs. The number of human cases has doubled in Brazil since 1990, causing several thousand deaths a year. Now, public health officials use a time-consuming, two-part test to identify in
Deal reveals what scientists in Germany are paying for open access

Deal reveals what scientists in Germany are paying for open access

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Deal reveals what scientists in Germany are paying for open access By Kai KupferschmidtFeb. 21, 2019 , 5:30 PM Project Deal, a consortium of libraries, universities, and research institutes in Germany, has unveiled an unprecedented deal with a major journal publisher—Wiley—that is drawing close scrutiny from advocates of open access to scientific papers. The pact, signed last month but made public this week, has been hailed as the first such country-wide agreement within a leading research nation. (Only institutions in the United States, China, and the United Kingdom publish more papers.) It gives researchers working at more than 700 Project Deal institutions access to the more than 1500 journals published by Wiley, based in Hoboken, New Jersey, as well as the publisher