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Musk’s SpaceX Successfully Launches Another Reused Rocket
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. successfully launched another reused rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida as it continues its mission to drive down flight costs through refurbishment ...
India's Supreme Court Rules Sex With Child Brides Is Rape
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A clause had permitted men to have sex with underage wives as young as 15
Air pollution kills over 500,000 Europeans a year: report
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Air pollution causes more than 500,000 premature deaths across Europe each year despite "slowly" improving air quality on the continent, the EU's environment authority said Wednesday. Although data from the Copenhagen-based European Environment Agency (EEA) reveals some encouraging signs, in large part the result of new technologies, air pollution remains the leading environmental cause of premature death in the region. In its latest report, the EAA said 520,400 premature deaths in 41 European countries were caused by air pollutants generated by the burning of fossil fuels in 2014, compared with 550,000 in 2013.
10 Suspects Face Hazing Charges in Death of LSU Freshman at Fraternity
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
One suspect will also be charged with negligent homicide
President Trump Mused About Revoking NBC's License. Republicans in Congress Cheered
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"It's frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write"
Floods, landslides kill 37 in Vietnam, scores missing
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
At least 37 people were killed and another 40 are missing as floods and landslides ravaged northern and central Vietnam, disaster officials said Thursday. Heavy rains lashed swathes of the country this week, with northern Hoa Binh province the hardest hit with 11 dead and 21 missing. At least 37 people were killed across six provinces, Vietnam Disaster Management Authority said, as authorities scrambled to find dozens of people still missing.
These Are the Wineries Affected by Wildfires in California
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Wildfires in California have killed at least 10 and devastated wine country
Most Americans Think President Trump's North Korea Tweets Are Making Things Worse
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"The instability of it all makes me very nervous"
Barack and Michelle Obama Say They're 'Disgusted' by Allegations Against Donor Harvey Weinstein
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"We should celebrate the courage of women who have come forward"
How robo advisers put Richard Thaler’s Nobel
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Attention to investing behavior can improve your financial life, writes Dan Egan.
President Trump Is Meeting With Justin Trudeau Amid Trade Tensions. Watch Live Here
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Trump has threatened to pull to U.S. out of NAFTA
Puerto Rico toll hits 44 as governor asks Congress for more aid
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico has risen to 44 three weeks after the storm ripped through the island, Governor Ricardo Rossello said Wednesday. In a statement in which he also asked Congress for more financial assistance, Rossello updated the toll released on Tuesday after another person died due to a fractured skull. As a result, Rossello added that he has asked President Trump for an additional $4.9 billion under the Community Disaster Loan program.
The heartwarming signs giving hope to those devastated by California's fires
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It's the little things that can mean the most.  Whether it's a sign thanking first responders or a reminder to treat each other kindly, posters going up throughout Northern California's wine country are giving a small dose of support to those reeling from the firestorm. SEE ALSO: How California's firestorm spread so mind-bogglingly fast: From 'Diablo' winds to climate trends The area north of San Francisco has been ravaged by flames, which have killed more than 20 people since Sunday night. One of the fires in Napa County burned more than 40,000 acres. Another nearby fire, the Tubbs Fire in the heart of wine country, killed 11 people, making it the sixth most deadly fire in the state's history, according to state fire officials. At least 3,500 homes and businesses, including wineries, were lost. But despite the bleak numbers and charred landscape, tiny moments of hope and love made it through. Saw this on the way in to work early this morning...much appreciated and a great way to start the day! Thank Y❤️U! #AtlasFire #NapaStrong pic.twitter.com/YgsU70bCL8 — CHP Napa Area (@CHP_Napa) October 11, 2017 Northern California is on fire. We here in Ukiah are safe, but many friends and family of Black Oak have lost everything, and there's sure to be more loss in the coming days. Cal-Fire are doing their best to fight these raging blazes and protect homes and lives, and to them we are immensely grateful. For more information about the fires in Mendocino County, check the Cal-Fire website or the Ukiah Daily Journal Facebook page. If you'd like to donate to the Mendocino County Disaster Relief Fund, click the link in our bio. . . . —————————- . . . #redwoodfire #thankyoucalfire #tubbsfire #mendocinocounty #donate #cafe #coffee #specialtycoffee #thirdwavecoffee #singleorigin #manmakecoffee #coffeesesh #caffeine #coffeeprops #coffee_inst #coffeegram #coffeeholic #baristadaily #coffeelover #freshcoffee #blackoakcoffeeroasters A post shared by Blackoakcoffeeroasters (@blackoakcoffeeroasters) on Oct 10, 2017 at 7:35am PDT #truestory #napa #napafire #sonoma #sonomafire #prayers picture shared @onedrfulife #staysafe A post shared by HipLatina (@hip_latina) on Oct 9, 2017 at 10:18pm PDT Now is the time to buy #Sonoma and #Napa wines to help out our Left Coast neighbors to the south - they are burning and have lost so much . Help me support these suffering wine regions and the people who have and are losing so much to the flames. With America's help, like a Phoenix, they will rise! #winecountrystrong #sonomastrong #napastrong Buy Sonoma and Napa wines at @16tonswine #16tons A post shared by Julia Crowley (@winejulia) on Oct 10, 2017 at 5:22pm PDT Emmanuel Perez took a touching photo of this sign thanking the firefighters for their work.#Californiawildfireshttps://t.co/JJctZKoSgE pic.twitter.com/YmCP90FScn — KTVU (@KTVU) October 11, 2017 We are sending prayers of guidance, protection and safety to all who are suffering through this tragic fire. We have a place to stay and a gift bag of medicine for anyone that has been evacuated. We love you . Stay strong. #love #safety #protection #angels #cannabis #sonomafire #napafire #mendocinofire A post shared by Emerald Pharms☀️ (@emeraldpharms_ig) on Oct 10, 2017 at 12:23pm PDT Signs and posters and thoughts and prayers are all beautiful ways to help, but those wanting to help in other ways can donate to affected communities or get more involved if nearby. Local news outlet 7x7 has compiled a list of places, organizations, and websites to help the burned community. Stay #WineCountryStrong. WATCH: These dogs traveled from all over the U.S. to bring some much needed comfort to Las Vegas
A Thousand
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The fumes from that eruption may answer a long-held question about the planet's history.
21 dead in 'catastrophic' California wildfires
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
More than 200 fire engines and firefighting crews from around the country were being rushed to California on Wednesday to help battle infernos which have left at least 21 people dead and thousands homeless. "This is a serious, critical, catastrophic event," California fire chief Ken Pimlott told reporters. Pimlott said that after a respite on Tuesday winds were kicking up again on Wednesday and the winds and dry conditions were hampering efforts to contain the blazes.
Wildfire Smoke Can Be Terrible For Your Health. Here’s How to Stay Safe
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
As wildfires rage in California, here's a look at the health risks of air pollution and how to protect yourself.
SpaceX just landed the 12th Falcon 9 rocket of 2017
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Update October 11th, 7:04PM ET: The first stage of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that was used today successfully made it to space and back. It marks the 12th time SpaceX has successfully landed the first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket this year, the 18th overall, and the second this week. Original story: It’s round two for SpaceX this week: the company is launching its second Falcon 9 rocket in three days, this time from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
21 Dead as Wildfires Rage Through California
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Authorities raised the death toll to 21
Canada's Justin Trudeau: We'll Show You 'Can Be a Minister and a Mom'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Canadian Prime Minister is finding that gender parity comes with new problems of its own
'My Father Certainly Wouldn't Have Left Her.' California Wildfire Kills Couple Married for 75 Years
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"My father certainly wouldn't have left her"
Chad extends key conservation area in national park
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
N'Djamena (AFP) - Chad is to boost protection for a key haven for endangered wildlife in the south of the country under an agreement with a conservation group. African Parks is to take over management and protection of a territory of high ecological value that lies around the vast Zakouma National Park in southern Chad. The programme will help beef up security at the Siniaka Minia and Bahr-Salamat reserves around the park, as well as vital corridors used by fauna, African Parks said in a statement.
President Trump Denies Reports That He Wants More Nuclear Weapons
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
He denied the claim that he wanted to expand it "tenfold"
It's not just Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood: Women in nearly every industry have experienced sexual abuse
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Sexual harassment isn't just about Hollywood, not by a long shot — it's an insidious and wide-reaching problem.  Over the last few years, women have come forward in the sciences, trucking, retail, tech, and many other industries to tell their stories of harassment and assault on the job or at school. These stories go far beyond Harvey Weinstein, the high-powered Hollywood producer who was fired after allegedly harassing and assaulting women for decades. (Weinstein has apologized for his behavior but denied allegations of rape through a spokesperson.) SEE ALSO: Want to stop men like Harvey Weinstein from ruining women's lives? The solution is simple. Despite the fact that these reports come from a variety of fields, almost all of them have a similar theme: Women who eventually came forward had been harassed, assaulted, or shamed by men in positions of power. That power allowed these men to intimidate women with little consequence. (The harassment is mostly, though not exclusively, directed at women.) Even when universities or other institutions caught wind of the harassment, the investigations often concluded without any direct action taken. Every woman I know has either been talked down to, had her opinion dismissed, been ignored in meetings, or received inappropriate comments. — Sabrina Siddiqui (@SabrinaSiddiqui) October 11, 2017 Here's just a small sampling of some of the stories of sexual assault and harassment in many industries: Advertising More Than 50% of Women in Advertising Experience Sexual Harassment, Study Finds: "In March, the male chief executive of ad agency J. Walter Thompson was sued by a female subordinate who accused him of an 'unending stream of racist and sexist comments, as well as unwanted touching.' Gustavo Martinez, who has denied the allegations, resigned shortly after the lawsuit was filed." Read more from The Wall Street Journal.  Agriculture Rape in the fields (documentary): "FRONTLINE and Univision partner to tell the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America’s fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families. This investigation is the result of a yearlong reporting effort by veteran FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley, and the Center for Investigative Reporting." Watch the documentary from Frontline. Astronomy Famous Berkeley Astronomer Violated Sexual Harassment Policies Over Many Years: "After a six-month investigation, Geoff Marcy — a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, who has been mentioned as a potential Nobel laureate — was found to have violated campus sexual harassment policies between 2001 and 2010. Four women alleged that Marcy repeatedly engaged in inappropriate physical behavior with students, including unwanted massages, kisses, and groping." Marcy later resigned from his position at Berkeley.  Read more from Buzzfeed. Biology Chicago Professor Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Investigation: "A prominent molecular biologist at the University of Chicago has resigned after a university recommendation that he be fired for violating the school’s sexual misconduct policy. His resignation comes amid calls for universities to be more transparent about sexual harassment in their science departments, where women account for only one-quarter of senior faculty jobs." The professor, Jason Lieb, 43, made unwelcome sexual advances to several female graduate students at an off-campus retreat of the molecular biosciences division, according to a university investigation letter obtained by The New York Times, and engaged in sexual activity with a student who was 'incapacitated due to alcohol and therefore could not consent.'" Read more from the New York Times. Construction What It’s Like To Be One Of The Only Female Construction Workers In America: "'These men I worked with asked me out on dates, which was totally inappropriate, commented on my body, commented on my abilities,' she said. That was the hardest part. 'What bothered me the most was the sexual harassment and feeling intimidated.'" Read more from ThinkProgress. Education Former Vanderbilt Grad Student Files $20 Million Lawsuit Claiming Sexual Harassment By Professor: "The professor 'would routinely call her ugly, fat and ... stupid in front of other students.'" "The suit alleges he knew the graduate student was a recovering alcoholic and told her he wished she 'would start drinking again because she would be more fun,' and that '... she would be less stressed out if she had more sex.'" Read more from Business Insider. Finance Ex-Wall Street titan Sallie Krawcheck reveals the jaw-dropping sexual harassment she endured — and why she didn’t report it: "In 1987, at her first job after college at investment bank Salomon Brothers, Sallie Krawcheck came to work every day to a photocopy of a penis on her desk. "...'The first time it happened, I didn't know what it was,' Krawcheck tells CNBC. 'I was like, 'What is this strange, artistic, squishy-looking distorted thing?'" "When it happened day after day, however, Krawcheck got the message." Read more from CNBC. Fitness Bikram Yoga Founder Accuser Awarded Over $7M in Sexual Harassment Suit Feels 'Vindicated': "She convinced the jury that the 69-year-old guru repeatedly sexually harassed her and subjected her to obscene comments about women. She also claimed she was fired after she tried to investigate another woman’s sexual harassment and rape allegations against him." Read more from ABC News. Food Bad Recipe: Farm-to-Table Chef Accused of Sexual Harassment by 22 Former Employees: "Want a side of sexual harassment with your dinner? Twenty-two former employees who say it's a permanent part of the seasonal menu at Juventino, a successful restaurant in Brooklyn's Park Slope area, are sharing their stories on the internet in hopes they can give a voice to women everywhere who think that being groped, humiliated and worse comes with the service industry territory." Read more from Jezebel. Geology field work Years ago, two women allege, their team leader sexually harassed them in Antarctica. Now they are taking action: "Boston University (BU) is investigating sexual harassment complaints made against a prominent Antarctic geologist by two of his former graduate students. The women allege that David Marchant, then an assistant professor, harassed them during different research expeditions starting two decades ago, while they were isolated in small groups in the Antarctic. In supporting documents and interviews, several other women report similar treatment from Marchant in that period." Read more from Science. Health care $168 Million Awarded in California Sex Harassment Suit: "In a two-year period, however, Chopourian filed about 18 written complaints covering patient safety to sexual harassment to the fact that meals and break rules were not being followed. Her last filed complaint was received by human resources July 31, 2008. She was terminated Aug. 7, 2008." Read more from ABC News. Improv comedy Women in improv comedy detail a culture of sexual harassment, silence: "Sexual harassment in Chicago's improv comedy community has, until now, been a problem kept under wraps, current and former performers told the Tribune — discussed by women only in private among themselves. But that changed earlier this week when a Facebook post from Charna Halpern, founder and owner of iO Theater, opened a floodgate of impassioned responses. In them, women recounted unwanted sexual advances, inappropriate remarks and a persistent fear of retaliation if they spoke up." Read more from the Chicago Tribune. Indie films After a sexual harassment scandal shattered the indie film world, women fought back: "Devin Faraci – a prominent but controversial figure as editor-in-chief of Birth.Movies.Death – was accused on Twitter of a sexual assault that happened years before but was never reported. Though no charges were filed, Faraci didn't deny the woman's allegation and stepped down, keeping a mostly low profile. "Then, on Sept. 11, just 10 days before Fantastic Fest, his byline was spotted in festival program blurbs." Read more from Mashable . Journalism Most Female Journalists Have Been Threatened, Assaulted, or Harassed at Work. Here's Why We Don't Talk About It: "Sixty-four percent of the 875 respondents said they had experienced “intimidation, threats, or abuse” in the office or in the field. Most of the abuse was perpetrated by the journalists’ bosses, superiors, and co-workers. Forty-six percent of female journalists said they had experienced sexual harassment at work, including 'unwanted comments on dress and appearance.' That harassment was also overwhelmingly perpetrated by colleagues." Read more from Slate. Law enforcement New York City Settles Harassment Suit by 3 Female Police Officers: "The lieutenant, Alexander Rojas, 44, had been accused in the lawsuit of groping the officers, exposing himself, showing them explicit videos and photographs of himself, and making sexually explicit comments. "The lawsuit also accuses the lieutenant of retaliating against them after they rejected his advances by giving them less favorable hours and assignments. In one episode, Lieutenant Rojas hit one officer in the chest as he was grabbing files out of her hands, the suit claims." "... Lieutenant Rojas, who has retired from the New York Police Department, has denied the allegations in the lawsuit." Read more from the New York Times. Military Sexual Assault Reports in U.S. Military Reach Record High: Pentagon: "Service members reported 6,172 cases of sexual assault in 2016 compared to 6,082 last year, an annual military report showed. This was a sharp jump from 2012 when 3,604 cases were reported." Read more from NBC News.  Nonprofits Ex-Employees Allege Sexual Harassment at Women’s Networking Group: "Four former employees of the National Association of Professional Women, a women’s networking group, have sued the organization and three of its executives, claiming that a manager had sexually harassed them and that their paychecks had been docked in violation of New York State labor law." Read more from the New York Times. Politics These women have accused Trump of sexual harassment: "According to Leeds, a flight attendant upgraded her to first-class, escorting her to an open seat next to Trump. Once they were airborne, Trump raised the seat divider, grabbed her chest, and attempted to move one of his hands up her skirt, she said." Read more from CNN . Public Relations The fight to end sexual harassment in progressive politics: "After FitzGibbon's staffers reported more than a half-dozen incidents of sexual harassment and at least two dozen incidents of sexual assault to the firm's human resources, according to The Huffington Post, the firm quickly shut down, with little notice to the staff that had been its backbone." Read more from Mashable. Publishing Amazon Publishing Chief Larry Kirshbaum Accused of Sexual Assault: "Larry Kirshbaum, one of the most influential figures in the publishing world, stands accused of twice sexually assaulting his former mistress in 2010." Read more from The Atlantic . Retail 21 Harrowing Stories Of Sexual Harassment On The Job: "At a breakfast diner chain my manager put his arm around me and tried to kiss me one morning when I handed him a coffee. When I reported it, human resources required him to watch a sensitivity video and gave me a ten-cent raise. [At that diner] a cook trapped me in the cooler and groped me; a customer followed me to the parking and almost wouldn’t let me leave; and another cook pushed me into my car after my shift and unbuckled his pants. Food service is hell. " Read more from The Huffington Post. Tech Uber fires more than 20 employees after sexual harassment investigation: "The firings stem from an investigation by Perkins Coie, an international law firm that often works with startups and Fortune 500 companies. The firm had investigated 215 human resources-related problems within the company. These included cases of sexual harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination.  It took no action on 100 of these cases and is still investigating 57 other cases. It has decided on more than 20 terminations, according to Bloomberg, while 31 employees are in counseling and seven received written warnings." Read more from Mashable. Trucking Unhappy Trails: Female Truckers Say They Faced Rape and Abuse in Troubled Training Program: "For more than three weeks, Tracy kept telling herself she could handle his attentions. "'But it got really bad,' she says. The trainer started making ominous remarks, things like, 'I only have a few more days left and then I’m going to have you.'" Read more from Jezebel. WATCH: Emma Watson takes her fight for gender equality to universities
'Horrific Pain.' Killer Didn't Know Teen Was Still Alive When He Set Her On Fire, Prosecutor Says
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Jessica Chambers had burns on 93% of her body when she was found
Dramatic footage shows sheriff driving straight through blazing California fire
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
With a fire raging in front of them, most people would drive the other way. But dash cam footage from a Sonoma County sheriff reveals that the responders to the Northern California fires did just the opposite in order to help those in need. SEE ALSO: Terrifying photos show deadly wildfires rampaging across California, fed by wicked winds The clip was recorded on Franz Valley Road, where the fires began encroaching on Sonoma County on Sunday night. As the Sheriff department notes on Facebook, the deputy shot the video to depict the conditions facing fire responders.  "We are proud of all who have risked harm to help each other out in times of peril," wrote the Sonoma Sheriff Facebook page in the video's caption. At least 17 people in Northern California have died from the fires sweeping through Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, and Yuba counties, with hundreds more injured. CA Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency as more than 15 separate fires rage.  A winter with record rainfall in California, followed by five hot and dry summer months, provided the perfect fodder for a massive firestorm this fall. All the extra foliage that grew as a result of 2017's wet weather served as the perfect fast-burning kindling once it was dried out by the summer heat. Plus, warm, high speed winds grew the fire and supercharged its travel from east to west. Here's how the wildfire grew so massive so quickly.
Barcelona is now Europe's capital of confusion
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The tourist mecca of Barcelona and the surrounding region has declared independence from Spain — something Madrid refuses to recognize. No one knows how this will end — or even what country they are living in.
Hillary Clinton Finally Spoke Out Against Longtime Donor Harvey Weinstein
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"I was shocked and appalled," she said 5 days after sexual harassment allegations
A mysterious hole nearly the size of South Carolina has opened in Antarctica's ice
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A massive hole called a polynya recently appeared in Antarctica's frozen sea ice. The...
Watch SpaceX launch and land its third used Falcon 9 rocket this afternoon
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It’s round two for SpaceX this week: the company is launching its second Falcon 9 rocket in three days, this time from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The vehicle for this mission has flown before: once back in February, when it lofted cargo to the International Space Station and then landed at SpaceX’s ground-based Landing Zone 1. Now, the vehicle has been prepped for flight again, and will attempt another landing, targeting one of the company’s drone ships in the Atlantic.
'Painful Reality of Our Sport.' Renowned Climber Kills Himself After Surviving Avalanche That Killed His Girlfriend
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Hayden Kennedy wrote in a blog, "Climbing is either a beautiful gift or a curse"
Will Weinstein's disgrace change anything for women?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Years of whispered gossip exploded onto the public arena this week, first on the front page of the New York Times, and then in the pages of the New Yorker. As with O’Reilly and Ailes before him, it was not the facts of his actions that led to Weinstein’s downfall — for years their companies had been paying out settlements to their accusers — but rather the critical mass of publicity after famous faces spoke out.
How a president's foreign trip comes together
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Ahead of President Trump’s November trip to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines in November, Yahoo News spoke to Steve Atkiss, a veteran of the George W. Bush administration.
Obama's joke writer on the jokes a president can't tell
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
David Litt, the author of “Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years,” talks about jokes Barack Obama couldn't tell, and describes an encounter with Harvey Weinstein.
Barcelona is now Europe’s capital of confusion
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The tourist mecca of Barcelona and the surrounding region has declared independence from Spain—something Madrid refuses to recognize. No one knows how this will end—or even what country they are living in.
Presidential supporters: We are OK with an immigration deal
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
On Sunday, the president seemed to give in to the pressure, presenting Congress with a long list of immigration enforcement demands in return for any legislation that would allow these young people – about 800,000 of them – to stay legally in the US. The list includes a southern border wall, which was reportedly not part of the loose framework worked out over a presidential dinner with congressional Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer last month. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test?
Michael Douglas: The World Should Listen to the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Before it's too late
Amazon's Thinnest Kindle Ever is Getting a Big Upgrade
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The new Kindle Oasis has a larger screen and a waterproof design
Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Others Come Forward With Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Harvey Weinstein
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The new allegations include sexual assault, which Weinstein denies
US spacewalkers install 'new eyes' at space station
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Two US astronauts installed a high-definition video camera at the International Space Station Tuesday and made more progress on repairs to the lab's robotic arm, NASA said. NASA spokesman Rob Navias described the camera equipment as offering "new eyes" to the orbiting outpost, as live video showed astronaut Randy Bresnik in sharp detail, floating in his white spacesuit. Another camera outside the ISS, nicknamed "Old Yeller" because of its yellow hues, is set to be replaced on the next spacewalk October 18.
Facebook’s Zuckerberg apologizes for VR Puerto Rico ‘tour’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologizes for ‘tone-deaf’ virtual reality ‘tour’ of hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico
Trump allegedly asked for 10 times more nukes before Tillerson called him a 'moron'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
We now know one of the reasons Rex Tillerson reportedly called the president a "moron": President Donald Trump reportedly asked the military to multiply its stockpile of nuclear weapons by a factor of about 10 at a meeting this past Summer, according to NBC.  Increasing the United States's nuclear arms would run contrary to what the nation's nuclear policy has been for decades, and would break international treaties designed to reduce the world's number of nuclear weapons. SEE ALSO: White House social media guy reveals who’s really writing some of Trump’s tweets It is perhaps the worst-kept secret of all time that Trump and Tillerson are about a sideways glance away from trying to strangle each other. Tillerson has reportedly nearly resigned from his post as secretary of state, and Trump seems to go out of his way to undercut anything Tillerson says. Trump also challenged Tillerson to an IQ test in an interview with Forbes.  The president can't seem to decide whether he wants us to know if the "Tillerson called Trump a moron" rumor is true or not. Trump attacked the initial NBC report as "fake news," and, according to tweets sent Wednesday morning, he doesn't like NBC's report about his nuclear weapons comments, either. In the tweets, he again threatened to rip a hole in the First Amendment.  Fake @NBCNews made up a story that I wanted a "tenfold" increase in our U.S. nuclear arsenal. Pure fiction, made up to demean. NBC = CNN! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2017 With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2017 Who knows how this ends, but you can be sure people are putting money on whether Tillerson walks out the door before the year's up. WATCH: Cenk Uyguy explains how Donald Trump could be a two-term president.
Nobel Prize winner Richard Thaler says this could be ‘the riskiest moment of our lives’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
But when it comes to the current state of the stock market, he’s just as confused as anybody else.
Scientists Suspect Martian 'Cradle of Life' Is This Ancient Seafloor
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Sometimes life just needs "rocks, heat, and water."
A 'Reality Show' White House: How Donald Trump Proved Bob Corker's Criticism Right
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The clash with a Republican senator was more dangerous than President Trump's typical spats.
Trump threatens NBC broadcast license after report he wanted increase in U.S. nukes
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
“With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License?” Trump tweeted. “Bad for country!”
Teacher who won $1M prize is accused of stealing $28 leash
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
EDGECOMB, Maine (AP) — A Maine teacher who pleaded guilty to shoplifting a $14.99 blouse after winning the $1 million Global Teacher Prize is accused of violating her conditions of release by stealing a $28 dog leash.
Oklahoma prisons selling inmates cold case playing cards
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma authorities are hoping to solve unsolved killings and other cold cases by selling decks of playing cards that feature the cases to prisoners.
Is Harvey recovery changing the way Texas defines fiscal responsibility?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Standing outside the Greenspoint Mall in North Houston, under a swelling mass of gray clouds, Nicole Turner reflects on the month she’s had. Then hurricane Harvey brought 52 inches of rain in four days. Recommended: How much do you know about Texas?
Readers response: Is meaningful gun control an impossibility?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Is meaningful gun control essentially an impossibility in Washington? This time, there may be bipartisan support for a narrow ban on bump-stocks, a device used by the shooter that essentially can turn semi-automatic weapons into automatic weapons. No gun should be sold that can be modified into a fully automatic weapon.” Suzy Sharpe, of Sacramento, Calif., agrees: “I am relieved (although do not own any guns myself) that my single-mom daughter owns a handgun and a shotgun in the neighborhood where she lives,” Ms. Sharpe writes.