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Winners and Losers in the New NASA Budget
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The proposed NASA budget indicates a future of privatized space—and not just the International Space Station.
President Trump’s Plan to End DACA Hits Another Legal Stumbling Block
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A district judge ruled that the President relied on flawed legal positions
She believes in teen parents and helps them stay in school
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Around the time she was accepted at several colleges, Nicole Lewis learned that she was also on her way to becoming a mother. Determined to still earn her degree, she persevered, but the journey was not without challenges.
We Raced Winter Olympic Athletes Against a Snow Leopard. Here’s Who Won
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
We raced Winter Olympic athletes from four sports against a snow leopard to see who can go faster. Watch our simulation to find out
Chloe Kim Shared the Most Hilarious Tidbit in the Middle of Competing. The Internet Adores Her For it
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
She must have a decent celluar data plan
SpaceX Is Launching Its First Internet Satellites
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A launch this Saturday will put two test satellites into orbit.
Trump's Top Spies Just Contradicted the White House on 3 Big Issues
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Disagreements between the White House and the intelligence community persist
Lawyer who made six
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump's personal attorney admits he paid a porn star.
Cash and carry: Woman in China rides through X
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
A woman in southern China accompanied her purse through a train station's luggage x-ray machine rather than part with the bag amid the Lunar New Year holiday rush, Chinese media reported. Video from the digital news platform Pear Video, linked on the Facebook page of the state-run People's Daily newspaper and widely picked up online, showed a guard apparently telling the woman that, yes, small bags need to go in the machine, too. The woman rode through the security screening machine on Sunday in the southern city of Dongguan because she wanted to protect her money, the People's Daily's Facebook post and other media reports said.
Bill and Melinda Gates: Trump's Proposed Cuts to Foreign Aid Will Lead to More Deaths
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
'The world is not a safer place when more people are sick or hungry'
Kim Jong Un Is Reportedly Impressed at the Welcome the North Korean Delegation Got at the Olympics
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The North Korean leader said it was important to continue a reconciliatory mood between the Koreas
Netanyahu: Indictment Recommendations Will ‘End With Nothing’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
He is currently under investigation in two corruption cases
White House story on Porter 'doesn’t add up,' Washington insider says
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A source familiar with how the White House personnel process was handled in prior administrations told Yahoo News that press secretary Sanders’s story “doesn’t add up.”
Why Amazon Just Cut Hundreds of Jobs at Its Seattle Headquarters
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Some see the layoffs as a shift toward using more robots and computers
Trump Backs Supersonic NASA Jet That Will Fly From New York to London in Three Hours
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A sleek, experimental plane that would quietly crack the speed of sound and transform a trans-Atlantic flight into a three-hour hop received critical backing on Monday under NASA's budget request for the fiscal year that starts October 1, 2018. The budget request refers to the Low-Boom Flight-Demonstrator, a plane NASA wants in order to bring back supersonic commercial flights by mitigating their most annoying side effect, the loud sonic boom that accompanies them. Trending: Who is Danielle Herrington?
New Hampshire's Attorney General to Powerball Winner: You Can't Remain Anonymous
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The winner is arguing that revealing her name would be an invasion of privacy
Gun Jam Stopped Accused School Gunman From Shooting More Students, Detective Says
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
He is accused of killing a 6-year-old by at Townville Elementary School
Yes he can fetch, but Angus the dog can't run for Kansas governor
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
(Reuters) - In the dog-eat-dog world of U.S. politics, a 3-year-old wire-haired Vizsla in Kansas was scratching his head, and behind his ears, after being denied a chance to run for governor, his owner said on Tuesday. The Kansas man, who registered his dog named Angus for governor, said the secretary of state's office has halted the campaign to put his pooch in politics. "His platform was going to be free Chuckit balls for life," said Terran Woolley, of Hutchinson.
Leaping elk crashes low
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An elk leaped into a research helicopter that was trying to capture it and brought down the helicopter in a collision that also killed the elk, authorities said Tuesday.
Real immigration debate? New senators schooled in how work got done
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Sen. Chris Coons was pumped. Heading into an unusual, free-for-all debate on immigration, the Democrat from Delaware stopped to praise the “great” open process promised by the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell (R) of Kentucky. “I’ve been here seven years and never seen anything like it,” Senator Coons told a scrum of reporters Monday evening.
Off the slopes, Olympians look up and out for a larger cause
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Olympic gold-medalist snowboarder Kelly Clark was standing in a lift line when she felt a tug on her sleeve. Chloe Kim, then age 8, had spotted her snowboarding hero and was asking to ride up together. Recommended: Test your knowledge of the Winter Olympics!
American Luger Emily Sweeney Knocked Out of Olympics After Terrifying Crash
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
She lost control of her sled
Lions Reportedly Ate a Suspected Poacher
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The lions left just the head
Catholic School Fired Gay Teacher Because She Got Married, Church Says
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"They treated her like a criminal"
Bill and Melinda Gates Took On President Trump and the Privileges of Wealth in Their Annual Letter
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"I wish our president would treat people, and especially women, with more respect."
Teen Said He Killed His Father, Kissed His Bunny, Then Shot Up a Playground
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The teen is charged with killing his dad and a first-grader
Urban renewal with a conservative flair
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Oklahoma’s schools, faced with a budget crunch, are increasingly going to four-day weeks. The starting salary for teachers hasn’t been raised in 10 years. The prisons are so overcrowded, they have asked for an additional $1 billion.
Bending the arc toward national service
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
On Tuesday, French President Emmanuel Macron proposed mandatory “national service” for young people between the ages of 18 and 21. The main purpose: Help France overcome its social divisions and nurture patriotism. In Canada, meanwhile, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced last month that he is setting up a Canada Service Corps that will encourage – not force – young people between ages 15 and 30 to volunteer.
Chloe Kim's Father Proves That Dads and Their Signs Deserve Their Own Olympic Event
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Welcome to the sport of dad coaching
4 Ways to Feel Less Lonely on Valentine’s Day
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
According to a psychotherapist
With Trump's Budget Plan is the "Deep Space Gateway' any Closer to Reality?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
See what the budget says regarding the lunar outpost.
A Koch Brothers Group Is Targeting These Democratic Senators for Voting Against Tax Reform
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Senators Claire McCaskill and Joe Donnelly are both up for tough reelection races
No One Knows How the Senate's Immigration Free
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A rare open debate where any senator can put forth an idea
Songwriter Diane Warren on how she came up with the idea for 'I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Warren, who received her ninth Oscar nomination for the song "Stand Up for Something" from "Marshall," said she was inspired by James Brolin and Barbra Streisand.
How to digitally disentangle after a break up – some new rules
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Seven rules for break up in the digital age.
UV lights in public spaces could kill airborne flu viruses on the spot
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Using overhead ultraviolet lights to stop the spread of flu in its tracks? Yes, please -- and it could soon be here thanks to researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
'Roseanne' star on how the show's set really 'felt like home'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Michael Fishman, who played D.J. Conner, said, "We've always kind of taken naps on that couch."
Russians launch cargo ship to space station after 2
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
An unmanned Russian cargo ship has blasted off for the International Space Station, two days after the original launch was scrubbed
'The United States is under attack': Intel chiefs say Russia targets midterm election
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The heads of six top U.S. intelligence agencies said on Tuesday that Russian interference in American democracy has not diminished since the 2016 presidential race and is continuing heading into this year’s midterms.
Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate's parents donate to his rival
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The parents of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson have donated the maximum amount to the campaign of their son's Democratic rival, Sen. Tammy Baldwin.
Derailed locomotive left to run for a week in Adirondacks
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
JOHNSBURG, N.Y. (AP) — Railway workers in the Adirondacks have been trying to move a derailed locomotive that has been left running for a week.
Costa Rica: Could drug
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
When Sandra was arrested for smuggling drugs into a men’s prison in 2015, she accepted it as part of the familiar cycle of her life. The institution changed names, the soccer field crumbled into a river during a rough rainy season, and the prison population exploded, growing by upwards of 50 percent nationwide between 2006 and 2012. Following Sandra’s most recent arrest, she learned of an even more profound change: her life experiences would be studied and taken into consideration during sentencing, and there were alternatives to going to jail.
See the Newly Unveiled Official Portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Two African-Americans, Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, were commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery for the official Obama portraits.
SpaceX isn’t the only company going to outer space
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Planetary Resources aims to commercialize deep space exploration and mining.
Deja vu: Convicted fraudster pleads in $340K 'psychic' case
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman who claims to be a psychic has been convicted of scamming people — again.
Dog in the race? Pooch barred from race for Kansas governor
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Kansas election officials are putting the brakes on a dog's campaign for governor.
Pair lasts 5½ hours outside in cold to alert pet owners
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
STRATHAM, N.H. (AP) — Two people in New Hampshire say they lasted 5½ hours outside in the cold overnight to make a point to pet owners who leave their animals outside on cold winter nights.
For urban high
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Lyndon Ersery is a junior studying engineering at the University of Missouri. Thanks to some intensive workforce training, he is well on his way to a successful career in the field. A product of the public school system in Kansas City, Mo., Mr. Ersery is familiar with the barriers that students who don’t have access to contacts and internships encounter in trying to explore such a field.
Read the Letter a Black Civil War Soldier Wrote Asking Abraham Lincoln for Equal Pay
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"We have done a Soldier's duty. Why can't we have a Soldier's pay?"
Oxfam's Deputy Chief Executive Has Resigned Over the Charity's Sexual Abuse Scandal in Haiti
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Penny Lawrence, Oxfam's deputy chief executive, said she was "ashamed that this happened on my watch"