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Princess Diana would have wanted her children to 'marry for love': Part 2
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Though they shared a similar passion for charity and ability to connect with people, aristocratic Princess Diana and self-made Meghan Markle were worlds apart.
Gymnast Who Was Abused by Larry Nassar Says MSU Must Do More Than Pay $500 Million. It Must Change
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"No amount of money can ever change what we had to go through"
Santa Fe High School Students Protested Gun Violence a Month Before 10 People Were Killed at Their School
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"Santa Fe High School says #NeverAgain"
Readers write: Celebrating workers, the hearts of parents, libraries in danger, direction for White House
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
The Feb. 26 Home Forum essay, “Why I’m so grateful to Steve,” is excellent! I work with guys like Steve, and they need to be celebrated! They do hard, gross work that no one else wants to do or understands how to do. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test? In his March 5 Home Forum essay, “An unquiet realization about libraries,” writer Christopher Andreae refers to the fact that some public libraries in Scotland are threatened with closure.
Trump’s ‘diplomatic vandalism’ on the Iran nuclear deal, Trump’s nuclear deal move hurts America’s reputation, Putin’s pushy foreign polic
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
“Donald Trump’s torpedoing of the Iran nuclear deal on highly specious and misleading grounds is an act of wanton diplomatic vandalism fraught with dangers...,” writes Simon Tisdall. “Many in Tehran will see the sweeping reimposition of US sanctions as a declaration of war.... This aggressive bid to further isolate Iran appears designed to ultimately enforce regime change.
Prince William, Prince Harry, Kate and Meghan are the new royal 'fab four': Part 3
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The four, who share great camaraderie and commitment to making a difference, are being compared to Prince Charles, Prince Andrew and their wives Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson.
Watch a NASA astronaut get stumped over how to use a GoPro
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
When a NASA astronaut on the International Space Station went outside to check the spacecraft, he couldn't use a GoPro video camera. In conversation with Mission Control, the astronaut showed he needs more practice with GoPros.
The Official Royal Wedding Order of Service for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Ceremony Is Here
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The official order of service for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding was announced. Here's what to expect at Windsor Castle.
'We are on the list,' says community worker invited to the royal wedding: Part 6
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Chosen for their good deeds, 1,200 members of the public have been invited to attend the wedding celebration on the grounds of Windsor Castle.
‘I Felt My Heart Drop.’ Parkland Students React After 10 Killed in Texas School Shooting
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
'Our motto is Never Again, but it’s continuously happening'
Trump Nominates New Veteran Affairs Secretary in Surprise Announcement
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Trump caught Robert Wilkie off-guard by spilling the news at a White House event
Read President Trump's Remarks on the Texas School Shooting
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"Very sad day. Very very sad"
The Latest: More dead whales found in San Francisco Bay Area
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on two dead whales being found in the San Francisco Bay Area (all times local):
Meghan Markle Should Walk Down the Aisle Alone and Not Pass From One 'Owner' to Another
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Feminists should not be embracing traditions that reinforce female servitude, writes British historian and author Diane Atkinson
Passenger Plane Crashes After Leaving Havana With 110 On Board
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
There were three survivors in Cuba's worst aviation disaster in decades
Mosquito Spit Alone May Significantly Alter Your Immune System for Days After a Bite
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
When mosquitoes bite you, hundreds of different proteins present in their saliva enter your bloodstream, in addition to any pathogens they may be carrying. Some of these proteins help the mosquito to suck blood from you. But they may also have more wide-ranging effects, increasing the severity of any diseases that the mosquitos are carrying by causing a significant immune response that can last for days after a bite, according to new research. In a new study, published in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, scientists from Baylor College of Medicine examined the effects of mosquito bites on human immune cells.
Why Historians Aren't Really Sure Whether Meghan Markle Will Be the First British Royal of Color
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The evidence that would be needed to answer the question is lost
Vega Stealer malware: What to know
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
How the latest strain of malware, ‘Vega Stealer’ may be stealing your data from Chrome and Firefox.
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano just exploded
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Hawaii's volcanologists got it right. Although Hawaii's volcanoes rarely erupt explosively, a perfect stage had been set for such an eruption to occur this week, and it did. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted explosively at 4:15 a.m. Hawaii time on Thursday morning. An imposing ash cloud reached 30,000 feet into the sky, presenting danger to aircraft and potential respiratory issues for islanders, depending on where the ash lands.  SEE ALSO: Deep beneath the Pacific, another active Hawaiian volcano waits to emerge There have been no reported deaths or injuries from the explosion. The explosion occurred at the famous Halema‘uma‘u crater in the middle of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which was closed down over the weekend as scientists warned that the volcano could erupt explosively at any point, hurling ash, "lava bombs," and massive boulders into the air.  Another such eruption could happen at any point. USGS scientists use Ash3D computer simulations to show how far ash might travel and how much ash might fall to the ground. This graphic shows today's simulation (May 17) for the explosive eruption at Kīlauea’s summit. https://t.co/Ds1pWnFRVw pic.twitter.com/hGCoTBon1X — USGS Volcanoes (@USGSVolcanoes) May 17, 2018 "At any time, activity may again become more explosive, increasing the intensity of ash production and producing ballistic projectiles near the vent," the USGS wrote on their Volcano Hazards website.   The USGS released a preliminary simulation of where the volcano's ash might land, but notes it's "Not an official forecast." Scientists expected an explosive eruption for a specific reason: A large lava lake had drained over the last week and a half, lowering some 1,000 feet beneath the crater's rim.  Once the lava dipped below the island's water table (the point at which the ground is saturated with water), this could allow water to seep uninhibited into the lava, creating lots of steam.  Everyone, we know you are hungry for images & video of the explosive eruptions at the summit of #Kilauea. Our scientists are all occupied with monitoring our instrumentation (which has to take priority on limited bandwidth over streaming video) and dealing with media requests. — USGS Volcanoes (@USGSVolcanoes) May 17, 2018 The problem, however, is that the retreat of lava left a thousand of feet of vulnerable rocky walls without any support, and rocks started tumbling down into the depth of the vent.  Scientists warned that if these rocks plugged up the vent, steam-derived pressure could build up, stoking an explosion of ash, gas, and rocks. Now, this appears to have happened.  But unlike volcanoes that are expected to erupt explosively, this Kilauea eruption shouldn't be deadly, as long as people stay away from the vicinity and avoid ash-choked air. Truly explosive volcanoes — like Mount Vesuvius or Mount St. Helens — can blast out speeding avalanches of scorching rock, ash, and gas. Called "pyroclastic flows," these are unquestionably and historically deadly. WATCH: It takes absolute precision to construct Earth's largest telescope, which will peak into far-off alien worlds
Why Calling Donald Trump an 'Animal' Doesn't Fix Anything
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The President and his opponents share a bad instinct
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding Reception Venue Is Also a Graveyard
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The last American divorcée to marry a royal is buried there
What to Know About the Santa Fe High School Shooting Suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A 17-year-old male student was arrested by police after at least 10 people were killed
Check out our new breaking news feature in Newsroom
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
It seems you don’t have the latest version of the Newsroom app. Click here to upgrade so you can get the new and improved breaking news experience just in time for the royal wedding!
16 Summer Pasta Salad Recipes You Need
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, health
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Here Are the Wedding Gifts World Leaders Have Promised Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
World leaders are going all-out for the newest royal couple
Student Who Took on ‘Crushing’ Debt Angry After Betsy DeVos Scales Back Investigations of For
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
“I don’t know how you can sleep at night"
Get the latest version of the Newsroom app
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
It seems you don’t have the latest version of the Newsroom app. Click here to upgrade the app so you can test your knowledge with our new quiz game.
Polar power play: Who will prevail at the rooftop of the world?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Mr. Rafaelsen is the mayor of Kirkenes, a small port at the northern tip of Norway, 250 miles inside the Arctic Circle. Kirkenes is the end of the line for a passenger ship that trundles daily up the coast through scenic coastal fjords.
Alyssa Milano: How I Came to Terms With My Anxiety Disorder
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
'I am joining the people nationwide who are standing up, sharing their stories'
Egypt Opened a Gaza Border Crossing for the Month of Ramadan
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The move comes days after 59 Palestinians were killed along the Gaza border
10 Confirmed Dead, 10 Wounded: The Latest on the Santa Fe, Texas School Shooting
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, has been taken into custody
'It smelled like sulfur:' Ash falls near Hawaii volcano
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii residents covered their faces with masks after a volcano menacing the Big Island for weeks exploded, sending a mixture of pulverized rock, glass and crystal into the air in its strongest eruption of sandlike ash in days.
Harry and Meghan's Wedding Is a Reminder That Britain Doesn't Need the Royals
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"The monarchy is at the heart of Britain's rotten constitution"
Earth Had Its 400th Consecutive Month Of Above
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The last time we had a cooler-than-average month was in 1984.
Full coverage: Shooting at Santa Fe, Texas, high school; 10 dead
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
There was another school shooting Friday, this time at Santa Fe High School near Houston, Texas. The shooter, a 17-year-old male who attended the school, is in custody and at least 10 people are dead. We’re closing down our live blog but for the latest updates visit the Yahoo News homepage.
The new calm in combatting Ebola
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
During the last outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa four years ago, panic spread faster and farther than the disease itself. Public fears even hindered efforts to end the epidemic, which claimed 11,000-plus lives. With a new outbreak this month in Congo, health officials are now applying a key lesson: Guard against mass hysteria.
A Pregnant Rhino in San Diego Could Help Save a Related Subspecies
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Researchers hope Victoria can help save a related subspecies, the northern white rhino
Mysterious ‘Planet 9’ could be lurking at the edge of our solar system
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
New evidence hints there could be an unseen planet out there
Trump Says the Justice Department Is 'Out to Frame' Him
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"Really bad stuff!"
U.S. Air Force Apologizes for Tweet Comparing Air Strikes to 'Yanny' and 'Laurel' Meme
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
"The Taliban Forces in Farah city #Afghanistan would much rather have heard #Yanny or #Laurel than the deafening #BRRRT they got courtesy of our #A10"
8 to 10 Dead, Possible Explosives Found: The Latest on the Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The suspect has been arrested, authorities say
What the fascinator?! Why guests at the royal wedding wear hats
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
20/20 EXTRA: Deborah Roberts visits Christine A. Moore Millinery in New York City to see how hats are made for events like the royal wedding.
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Multiple people were killed on Friday in a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, a law enforcement source said, in the latest gun violence in a country still shaken by the massacre at a Florida high school in February.
Live updates: Shooting at Santa Fe, Texas, high school; at least 8 dead
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
There was another school shooting Friday, this time at Santa Fe High School near Houston, Texas. The shooter is said to be in custody, and early reports indicate that multiple people were killed.
Obama cyber chief: Iran may ramp up cyberattacks after Trump ditched nuclear deal
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The former top White House cyber chief under President Obama is warning that Iran may soon start to ramp up cyberattacks on the United States in the wake of President Trump’s decision to pull out of the nuclear deal with that country. Iranian hackers associated with that country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard were indicted by U.S. officials in March 2016 for launching a wave of massive denial of service attacks on major U.S. banks and other financial institutions, shutting down computer networks and causing millions of dollars in lost business.
'Not looking good': How Trump has responded to mass shootings
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Another mass shooting, another tweet from President Trump.
After four years of Western sanctions, Russia digs in for long haul
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Russians have been living under Western sanctions for four years now, and they have undeniably survived. Anti-Russia sanctions appeared to be a straightforward admonition four years ago, when Russia annexed Crimea and intervened to back Ukrainian rebels in their war against the new Kiev government. The message to Moscow conveyed by the first rounds of sanctions was: Correct these specific behaviors and we'll discuss removing the sanctions.
Chinese private firm launches first space rocket
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A suborbital rocket was launched into space Thursday by a start-up in China's burgeoning commercial aeronautics industry, as private firms snap at the heels of their dominant American rivals. OneSpace, the Beijing-based company behind the launch, is one of dozens of Chinese rivals jostling for a slice of the global space industry, estimated to be worth about $339 billion by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and currently dominated by SpaceX and Blue Origin in the US. Its nine-metre (30-foot) "Chongqing Liangjiang Star" rocket took off from an undisclosed test field in China's northwest and reached an altitude of 273 kilometres (170 miles) before falling back to Earth, the company said in a statement.
Bill Gates says he had to twice explain the difference between HIV and HPV to Trump
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Footage of Bill Gates talking about some of the more awkward conversations he's had with Donald Trump has been obtained by MSNBC. SEE ALSO: Here's what happened when Trump asked Bill Gates to be his science advisor In the video above, which the Guardian reports was taken at a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation meeting, Gates talks about the handful of occasions he's met Trump since the President was elected. "He knew my daughter Jennifer, because Trump has this horse show thing down in Florida, in fact he went up and talked to Jen and was being super nice," says Gates. "And then, like 20 minutes later, he flew in in a helicopter to the same place. So clearly he'd been driven away but he wanted to make a grand entrance in a helicopter." He goes on to describe it as "kind of scary" how much Trump knew about his daughter's appearance, before speaking about some meetings they had later to discuss science and innovation. "Both times he wanted to know if there was a difference between HIV and HPV," Gates continues, "so I was able to explain that those are rarely confused with each other." HPV — short for human papillomavirus — and HIV — short for human immunodeficiency virus — are two very different viruses, despite their similar acronyms.   HIV is a virus that attacks a person's immune system and can lead to AIDS. There is no cure for HIV, but it can be controlled if treated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On the other hand, HPV is a virus with many different strains that can lead to warts, or even cervical cancer. According to the CDC, nearly 80 million Americans have HPV. The footage was released on Thursday night, and Trump has yet to post any angry tweets about it. Chances are that'll change when he wakes up, though. Miriam Kramer contributed to this story. WATCH: I copied the daily habits of the world's most successful people
How Silicon Valley stops leaks
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
President Trump calls out White House leakers. The 'CyberGuy' Kurt Knutsson talks Silicon Valley secrets.