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Science

Are we alone? Alien pollution might reveal the answer

Earthlings often wonder if life exists on other planets, and researchers said Wednesday that hunting…

Dinosaur trackways uncovered in Canada suggest tyrannosaurs hunted in packs

The collective noun is a terror of tyrannosaurs: a pack of the prehistoric predators, moving…

Neil deGrasse Tyson: US must ‘sink lower’ before Congress will opt to protect the planet

In an exclusive interview with Salon, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson talked about his role as…

Scientists urge US to change its ‘national vision’ to curb coastal risks

(Reuters) – A group of top scientists has called for a fundamental change to how…

Tech News

US power giant Southern Company hopes to build more nuclear power reactors

(Reuters) – Southern Co, one of the biggest U.S. power companies, said it hopes to…

Facebook shares set to reach record high as market likes earnings

(Reuters) – Shares of Facebook Inc were set to open at a record high on…

Media

Iowa editor gets fired over anti-’gaystapo’ rant, then sues for religious discrimination

An Iowa newspaper editor who was fired after posting an anti-LGBT blog post is irate…

Jon Stewart loves the dummies at CNN so much, he wants you to help him buy it

Reacting to news that media mogul Rupert Murdoch is attempting to purchase media conglomerate Time…

U.S. News

Mother, daughter die of burns after family’s food truck explodes in Philadelphia

By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – A mother and daughter have died from burns they…

Dallas judge risks his political future by seeking to house 2,000 immigrant children

By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) – Images of protesters trying to stop buses loaded…

Idaho teen held in Gitmo-like conditions as he awaits trial for killing father, brother: ACLU

An Idaho teen accused of brutally murdering his father and disabled younger brother has been…

Excommunicated Mormon feminist tells elders: ‘Do the right thing and reinstate me’

By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) – A Mormon feminist excommunicated from her religion…

GOP-led House committee votes to authorize lawsuit against Obama

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday took a step…

World

Iraqi ‘Islamic State’ jihadists deny ordering genital mutilation of all women

Jihadi extremists who have taken over the Iraqi city of Mosul have denied ordering families to have their daughters undergo female…

Iraqis protest mistreatment of minority Christians by jihadists

Hundreds of people demonstrated Thursday in Arbil, capital of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region, to condemn the forced displacement of Iraqi…

Ukraine prime minister resigns over parliament coalition break up

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Thursday resigned in protest at the disbanding of the ruling parliamentary coalition. “I announce…

Baby among nine dead as Israeli shell hits UN school in Gaza

At least nine people were killed, including a baby, when an Israeli shell slammed into a UN-run school in the…

Sudanese Christian woman spared death sentence meets Pope Francis in Italy

A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal,…

Iran leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urges Palestinians to keep fighting Israel

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Palestinians Wednesday to keep fighting Israel and to extend a conflict that has…

British experts examine second MH17 black box

British investigators have started examining the second black box from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which was shot down over Ukraine,…

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