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North Korea 2 mins ago

North Korea Conducts ‘Important Test’ at Once-Dismantled Site

North Korea said Sunday that it carried out a “very important test” at its long-range rocket launch site that it reportedly rebuilt after having partially dismantled it at the start of denuclearization talks with the United States last year. The announcement comes amid dimming prospects for a resumption of negotiations, with the North threatening to seek “a new way” if…

  • NATO 2 mins ago

    America’s Influence, Once So Dominant, Waning Under Trump

    It’s whispered in NATO meeting rooms and celebrated in China’s halls of power. It’s lamented in the capital cities of key U.S. allies and welcomed in the Kremlin. Three years into Donald Trump’s presidency, America’s global influence is waning. In interviews with The Associated Press, diplomats, foreign officials and scholars from numerous countries describe a changing world order in

  • Hong Kong 1 hour ago

    Thousands March as Hong Kong Protests Near Half-Year Mark

    Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators crammed into Hong Kong’s streets on Sunday, their chants echoing off high-rises, in a mass show of support for a protest movement that shows no signs of flagging as it enters the seventh month. Chanting “Fight for freedom” and “Stand with Hong Kong,” a sea of protesters formed a huge human snake winding for

  • Election 2020 2 mins ago

    Andrew Yang Keeps It Fun, But Messages Are Serious

    Of all the many Democrats running for president, Andrew Yang is having the most fun. Unburdened by expectations and unbothered by political convention, the tech entrepreneur has spent months cruising around the country, mixing his dark warnings about America’s new tech economy with doses of humor and unscripted bluntness. He has crowd-surfed, skateboarded and made memorable quips at nationally

  • Miami Art Basel 9 hours ago

    NYC-Based Performance Artist Eats $120,000 Banana Duct-Taped to Wall at Miami Art Basel

    A $120,000 work of art consisting of a banana duct-taped to a wall was ripped from its perch and eaten by a performance artist Saturday afternoon, NBC News reported. New York City-based artists David Datuna posted video of his gastronomical action, which he proclaimed was an “art performance” he has titled “Hungry Artist.” The banana piece, “Comedian” by Maurizio Cattelan, was…Get

  • carbon footprint 4 mins ago

    Climate Scientists Try to Cut Their Own Carbon Footprints

    For years, Kim Cobb was the Indiana Jones of climate science. The Georgia Tech professor flew to the caves of Borneo to study ancient and current climate conditions. She jetted to a remote South Pacific island to see the effects of warming on coral. Add to that flights to Paris, Rome, Vancouver and elsewhere. All told, in the last three…

  • India 3 hours ago

    Devastating Factory Fire Kills at Least 43 in Indian Capital

    Authorities said an electrical short circuit appeared to cause a fire that killed at least 43 people in a factory in central New Delhi early Sunday, as relatives of the workers who were trapped inside examined photos on police officers’ phones to identify the dead. Assistant New Delhi police commissioner Anil Kumar Mittal said that “the fire appears to have…

  • Minnesota National Guard 11 hours ago

    Minnesota National Guard Identifies Soldiers Killed in Black Hawk Crash

    Authorities on Saturday identified three soldiers who died when a National Guard helicopter crashed in Minnesota, NBC News reported. They were named as Chief Warrant Officer 2 James A. Rogers Jr., 28; Chief Warrant Officer 2 Charles P. Nord, 30; and Sgt. Kort M. Plantenberg, 28, the Minnesota National Guard said. The three were assigned to a general support aviation battalion…Get

  • Kennedy Center 1 min ago

    ‘Sesame Street’, Ronstadt to Receive Kennedy Center Lifetime Honors

    Actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt and the disco-funk band Earth Wind and Fire awaited their turn in the spotlight Sunday night as part of the latest group of recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievements in the arts. Also in this year’s class are conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and long-running children’s TV show “Sesame Street.” Once again, the

  • pensacola 9 hours ago

    Base Shooter Watched Shooting Videos Before Attack: Official

    The Saudi student who fatally shot three sailors at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday. Officials investigating the deadly attack were working Saturday to determine whether it was motivated by terrorism, while

  • Supreme Court Dec 7

    Supreme Court Keeps Federal Executions on Hold

    The Supreme Court on Friday blocked the Trump administration from restarting federal executions next week after a 16-year break. The justices denied the administration’s plea to undo a lower court ruling in favor of inmates who have been given execution dates. The first of those had been scheduled for Monday, with a second set for Friday. Two more inmates

  • caroll spinney 1 min ago

    Sesame Street Puppeteer Caroll Spinney Dies at 85

    Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut, according to the Sesame Workshop. Spinney, of Woodstock, Connecticut, had been living with Dystonia for some time, according to officials. Sesame Street posted on Facebook that “since…

  • Alaska 16 hours ago

    5-Year-Old in Alaska Carried Toddler Half a Mile in Temperature 31 Degrees Below Zero

    A 5-year-old child left alone with a toddler sibling in Alaska became afraid when the power went out and carried the 18-month-old half a mile to a neighbor’s house in temperature 31 degrees below zero, state troopers said Friday. Alaska state troopers received a request for a welfare check on the two children in the village of Venetie on Tuesday…Get

  • Iran 24 hours ago

    Iran Frees Chinese-American Scholar for US-Held Scientist

    A Princeton scholar held for three years in Iran on widely criticized espionage charges was freed Saturday as part of a prisoner exchange that saw America release a detained Iranian scientist, a rare diplomatic breakthrough between Tehran and Washington after months of tensions. The trade on the tarmac of a Swiss airport saw Iranian officials hand over Chinese-American graduate student…

  • boxing 15 hours ago

    Ruiz-Joshua Title Fight Raises Fears of Saudi Arabia ‘Sportswashing’ Human Rights Record

    Anthony Joshua’s status as boxing’s rising star might not have been the only reputation on the line in Saudi Arabia this weekend, NBC News reports. British fighter Joshua on Saturday reclaimed his three heavyweight titles in a unanimous points decision. He had lost them to Mexican-American underdog Andy Ruiz Jr., who stunned the sporting world with a seventh round victory at…Get

  • Saturday Night Live 7 hours ago

    ’SNL’ Continues Trudeau Open Mic Moment in NATO Cafeteria Skit

    With a helping hand from late-night television hosts, the “Saturday Night Live” Cold Open shifted focus from the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump to his reception at the NATO summit in London. “This week, during the NATO conference in London, foreign leaders were caught on a hot mic making fun of President Trump,” an on-screen intro for the Cold…

  • Fact Check 17 hours ago

    Fact Check: Trump and the People He Forgets He Knew

    When certain associates and acquaintances of President Donald Trump get into hot water, he forgets he ever knew them. Various figures from the Russia investigation and the Ukraine matter as well as a British prince have fallen out of familiarity with the president in this way. For a few days, the stock market suffered a similar fate when it dipped…

  • Donald Trump 24 hours ago

    ‘All Roads Lead to Putin’: Impeachment Ties Ukraine, Russia

    House Democrats are bringing the impeachment focus back to Russia as they draft formal charges against President Donald Trump. Speaker Nancy Pelosi is connecting the dots — “all roads lead to Putin,” she says — and making the argument that Trump’s pressure campaign on Ukraine was not an isolated incident but part of a troubling bond with the Russian president…

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