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Xi Jinping's Party Congress Speech Leaves No Doubts Over His Leadership Role
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Chinese president's unrivaled primacy will continue for the next five years — and possibly beyond
Dow Jones Hits All
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Health care companies saw the biggest increases in value
Richard Branson: Elon Musk is 'absolutely fixated' on goi...
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder, talks about space exploration and the future of space travel.
Lego unveils 'Women of NASA' set with astronauts, scientists
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Lego has unveiled a set of figures celebrating the women of NASA
Trump accuses congresswoman of fabricating what he said to dead soldier's widow
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Florida congresswoman Frederica Wilson’s account of what the president said to a military widow on Tuesday was disputed by the president on Wednesday, but the congresswoman fired back.
Trump resumes Twitter attacks on Comey and ‘Crooked Hillary’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday morning in order to denounce former FBI Director James Comey and take an apparent swipe at his own Justice Department.
Sheriff's cadet uses dad's patrol car to pull over his ex
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Officials say the 22-year-old son of a Florida sheriff's lieutenant took his father's unmarked car and used it to pull over his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend.
Newlyweds' pot
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
LEECHBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania borough has granted a second reprieve to a newly married couple fighting for the right to keep their pet pot-bellied pig.
Massacre fears spark race to save rare Australia parrot
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Critically endangered Swift Parrots are under threat from squirrel-like sugar gliders in a battle for space in Australia's ancient forests, scientists said Wednesday as they race to save the rare birds. Swift Parrots are migratory and only breed in the southern island state of Tasmania. The marsupials, which launch themselves from tree to tree and rarely descend to the ground, eat the nesting birds as well as their eggs and chicks, the Australian National University scientists said.
How to behave at a zoo – according to science
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The animals can see you as a threat, so make them feel at home.
The Story Behind That 2,000
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The photo of an ancient Thracian chariot alongside the bones of two horses and a dog has quickly risen to the top of Reddit today (Oct. 13), with more than 65,000 likes. A team of archaeologists led by Veselin Ignatov, of the Istoricheski muzej Nova Zagora, a museum in Bulgaria, discovered the 2,000-year-old wooden chariot in 2008. In 2009, Ignatov and his team also found a brick tomb, containing the remains of a man dressed in what appears to be armor, near the chariot.
Thunder and lightning: scientists pair gravitational waves, light
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
By Scott Malone CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Scientists in the United States and Europe have for the first time paired the detection of gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, with light from the same cosmic event, according to research published on Monday. The waves, caused by the collision of two extremely dense neutron stars some 130 million years ago, were first detected in August by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatories, known as LIGO, in Washington state and Louisiana as well as at a third detector, named Virgo, in Italy. Starting two seconds later, observatories across earth and in space detected a burst of light in the form of gamma rays from the same part of the southern sky, which analysis showed was likely from the same source.
In Virginia race, Gillespie throws immigrants under the bus
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Ed Gillespie, an architect of the GOP outreach to Hispanics, is running for governor of Virginia with commercials demonizing Hispanic immigrants as gang members. His turnaround is reminiscent of another Southern centrist who made coded appeals to conservative white rural voters to win office: Jimmy Carter.
Baltimore workers remove "fatberg" of grease from sewer pipe
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
BALTIMORE (AP) — A "fatberg" that may have taken beyond half a century to grow below Baltimore has been removed.
The White House Is Using John Kelly's Dead Son to Criticize Obama
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"You could ask General Kelly did he get a call from Obama"
Hillary Clinton Says Threats of War With North Korea Are 'Dangerous and Short
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
She was speaking at a forum in the South Korean capital Seoul
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Declares Marawi 'Liberated' From ISIS Terrorists
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
More than 1000 people, including over 800 militants, have died in five months of fighting
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JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA)—which develops and builds America’s nuclear arsenal—has completed production of the U.S. Navy’s Arming Fuzing Subsystem for the W76-1/Mk4A Life Extension Program (LEP) warhead.
John McCain Is Worried the U.S. Is Going Back 'to the 1930s'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
McCain, echoing the sentiments of his Monday night speech, said he is worried the U.S. is reverting to the nationalism of the 1930s.
Donald Trump Warns John McCain: 'At Some Point I Fight Back'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
McCain replied that he had "faced tougher adversaries"
Here's Why There Probably Won't Be a New Deal on NAFTA This Year
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Thanks to harsh demands from the U.S.
North Korea Is So Desperate for Hard Currency That It's Legalized Racetrack Gambling
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Experts call the move a way for Pyongyang to generate income as the effects of economic sanctions bite
Why President Trump Held That Press Conference
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Morning Must Reads: October 17
President Trump Says Rep. Tom Marino Is Withdrawing His Name for Drug Czar
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It comes after two reports detailed Marino's ties to certain opioid legislation
U.S. Not Ruling Out Direct Talks with North Korea, Officials Say
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Talks between the adversaries have long been urged by China
Senators Say They've Reached a Bipartisan Deal to Save Obamacare Health Subsidies
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
After President Donald Trump blocked them
Curious what traits your unborn child will have? Send HumanCode your spit
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Want to know what your unborn child will look like? BabyGlimpse is a DNA-powered service which promises to let couples discover the genetic-related traits their children may inherit for $349.
Cannibal Chimp Snatches Newborn and Eats It in First
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A male chimpanzee has been observed snatching a seconds-old newborn then eating it. This behavior has never before been documented by scientists, who say it could explain why female chimpanzees normally hide themselves away during the late stages of pregnancy. In December 2014, scientists were studying a group of chimpanzees at Mahale Mountains in Tanzania.
President Trump Just Spoke About Everything From Puerto Rico to Robert Mueller. Read the Transcript
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The President took questions for nearly 40 minutes
Judge Declares Mistrial in Case of Man Charged With Burning 19
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The jury could not reach a verdict on Quinton Tellis
What cosmic crash confirmed: Einstein was as good as gold
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The best ever view of two neutron stars crashing confirmed several theories that had not yet been proven.
Trump's tax reform pitch to conservatives comes with a 'sense of urgency'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The president will use the speech before the audience of conservatives to make the case that his tax cuts will spur “massive economic growth,” senior administration officials said in a conference call with reporters. While the White House officials said they’re “very confident and excited” the plan will boost the economic fortunes of the middle class, they also acknowledged it has critics on both sides of the aisle and comes with high stakes for the president.
'I Am Deeply, Deeply Hurt.' Mayim Bialik Denies Victim Blaming Harvey Weinstein Accusers
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"I really do regret that this became what it became"
Wildfire toll hits 45 in Portugal
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Overnight rain and calmer winds on Tuesday helped firefighters tame a spate of deadly wildfires that broke out over the weekend, devouring homes and killing 41 people in Portugal and another four in northern Spain. Portugal's civil protection agency said the 15 biggest fires, which had raged through the centre and the north of the country, had been brought under control, but the death toll rose. "We've gone from 37 dead to 41," civil protection agency spokeswoman Patricia Gaspar told AFP.
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JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
She was punishing the 9-year-old child for "being out of control"
What The Latest In Gravitational Waves Tells Us About Neutron Stars
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A recent discovery confirms a long-standing hypothesis: that neutron star collisions helped form the chemistry of our universe.
Biden: World leaders call me to interpret Trump
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Former Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that 14 world leaders have sought him out to seek insight into President Trump.
After brutal Syrian war, how ready is region to do business with Assad?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
After more than six years of bloodshed and destruction, Bashar al-Assad’s hold on the presidency of Syria seems assured for now, which leaves neighboring countries beginning to ponder if, how, and when relations can, or should, be restored with Damascus. The issue for Syria’s neighbors is more than a tactical one.
How Stockton, Calif., has resisted political polarization
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
When customers walk into Farmers Feed Co., Mike Fleming’s first priority is to make them feel at ease. “When they see me – I’m a white guy – actually speaking Spanish, they see me kind of being vulnerable and putting myself out there for them,” says Mr. Fleming, whose family-owned pet and farm supply business has stood at 1302 East Miner Street near downtown Stockton since 1941. It’s an approach to immigrant communities that popular narratives don’t often associate with Trump supporters – and Fleming did vote for the president last November.
Review: Google's Pixel 2 Is the Best Android Phone for Anyone Tired of Samsung
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Google is playing catch up to Apple and Samsung with the Pixel 2
The Dow Jones Tops 23,000 for the First Time
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The stock market is continuing an epic tear
Scientists defy gravity for weightless experiments
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A team of scientists in France have broken free from Earth's gravitational pull to conduct experiments in zero-gravity that make it possible to test devices and equipment that could be used on future space missions. Elly Park reports.
Bowe Bergdahl Has Pleaded Guilty to Deserting an Army Base in Afghanistan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban in 2009 and held for years
Human remains found in large Australian croc
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Human remains were found Tuesday in a large crocodile that police believe killed an elderly woman who wandered away from her aged-care home in northeast Australia. Clothing and a walking stick belonging to Anne Cameron, who suffered from dementia, were discovered by a creek near the tourist town of Port Douglas in Queensland state last week. Police made the grisly find after a 4.3-metre (14-foot) animal was removed by wildlife officers from the Mowbray River.
Trump ambassador promises Russia he'll be 'practical'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman is promising his hosts to be “practical” when it comes to relations damaged by Moscow’s invasions of Georgia and Ukraine, and by alleged meddling in the 2016 election.
Senators reach bipartisan deal to restore Obamacare payments
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
 Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., on Tuesday announced a deal to stabilize Obamacare markets that President Trump has tentatively blessed
New York police round up wandering cow in Brooklyn park
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
New York City police wrangled a cow on the loose in a Brooklyn park on Tuesday after the animal became a spectacle for tourists and New Yorkers alike when it was spotted roaming the streets and enjoying the park facilities. Officers used soccer goals to fence the animal in on a baseball diamond, but the cow barreled through one of the nets, knocking down a police officer. Police eventually trapped the cow between two vehicles parked on either side of baseball field's bench area after an officer appeared to fire a tranquilizer dart at it.
Police round up unusual suspect: young bull on soccer field
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police have rounded up an unusual suspect — a young bull on a soccer field.
Sweet Surrender: Detroit
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 21-year-old man wanted for probation violations surrendered at a suburban Detroit police station — with a dozen doughnuts for officers.
Newspaper lands easy scoop: Corvette crashes into its office
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, odd news
PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey newspaper has scored an easy scoop.