Syrian army bombards rebels trying to seize Aleppo

Syrian government forces carried out heavy air strikes on rebel positions in and around the northern city of Aleppo on Friday, aiming to repel a major Islamist-led offensive on areas controlled by President Bashar al-Assad. Thursday's attack, the mo

Iran nuclear talks in endgame, negotiators push on sticking points

VIENNA A year and half of nuclear talks between Iran and major powers were creeping towards the finish line on Friday as negotiators wrestled with sticking points including questions about Tehran's past atomic research. Iran is in talks with the United ...

ISIS says it destroyed archaeological pieces from Palmyra

The Islamic State group says it has destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a smuggler. An ISIS statement says the six busts were found when the smuggler was stopped at a checkpoint. The iss

Aetna to buy Humana for $37 billion, creating nation’s No. 2 health insurer

Aetna will spend $37 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal healthcare overhaul. lRelated Put aside politics and improve healthcare, Obama says · Nati

‘All clear’ after false alarm over gunshots at Washington Navy Yard

WASHINGTON Police issued an "all clear" on Thursday after a false alarm about gunshots fired at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, the site of a mass shooting that took 12 lives two years ago. The report about shots and a possible gunman triggered a

Hawthorn edges Collingwood by 10 points in AFL thriller as players honour Phil …

Hawthorn has edged Collingwood in a Friday night classic at the MCG, finishing with its nose in front for a 10-point win amid emotional scenes after the death of Adelaide coach Phil Walsh earlier in the day.

Vietnam Communist Party chief, gearing up for US visit, expects to host Obama …

HANOI, Vietnam – The powerful head of Vietnam's Communist Party will pay the first visit to the United States next week, and he expects President Barack Obama to make a maiden visit to Vietnam later this year. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Tron

Iran nuclear talks in endgame, negotiators push on sticking points

VIENNA A year and half of nuclear talks between Iran and major powers were creeping towards the finish line on Friday as negotiators wrestled with sticking points including questions about Tehran's past atomic research. Iran is in talks with the United

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange’s Asylum Plea Rejected by France

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange made an apparent appeal for asylum in France on Friday — the day of his 44th birthday — only to be immediately rejected by the French government. In an open letter published by French daily Le Monde, the Australian 

Aetna to buy Humana for $37 billion, creating nation’s No. 2 health insurer

Aetna will spend $37 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal healthcare overhaul. lRelated Put aside politics and improve healthcare, Obama says · Nati

‘All clear’ after false alarm over gunshots at Washington Navy Yard

WASHINGTON Police issued an "all clear" on Thursday after a false alarm about gunshots fired at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, the site of a mass shooting that took 12 lives two years ago. The report about shots and a possible gunman triggered a

Obama to host Vietnam’s Trong at White House Tuesday

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will hold talks with Vietnam Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong at the White House on Tuesday, the White House said on Friday. Trong will be Vietnam's first party general secretary to visit the United S

Iran nuclear talks in endgame, negotiators push on sticking points

VIENNA A year and half of nuclear talks between Iran and major powers were creeping towards the finish line on Friday as negotiators wrestled with sticking points including questions about Tehran's past atomic research. Iran is in talks with the United

Elon Musk-Backed Group Attempts to Avert Judgment Day With AI Rules

The Terminator is back, and with him, the running quips (usually tongue-halfway-in-cheek) that the machines are getting closer and closer to taking over. A consortium of artificial intelligence researchers is trying to wrest that narrative away, while ...

Hacker plunders Plex, demands bitcoin payoff to avert FULL EXPOSURE

Hackers - or just a hacker - have pillaged the forum and blog server of TV software biz Plex, gaining access to IP addresses, private messages, emails and encrypted forum passwords. In response, Plex is requiring customers to change their passwords.

How to Use EPA SunWise Fourth of July App

Nothing is worse than ending a fun outdoor weekend with a nasty and painful sunburn. The EPA made an app to try to save your skin. Simply add in your zip code and the app will tell you how high the UV is. It also gives you a description of what the d

Scientists unveil how the Ice Age mammoth thrived in cold

A group of woolly mammoths, the huge Ice Age mammals that lived and roamed the frigid tundra steppes of northern Asia, Europe and North America, are seen in this undated illustration provided courtesy of Giant Screen Films. Photo: Reuters. Washington: ...

‘Irreversible change’ to sea life from CO2

A major report warns that life in the seas will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions from industrial society are drastically cut. Twenty-two experts in the journal Science say the oceans are heating, losing oxygen and becoming more acidic - all ...

‘Square’ seahorse tails can inspire future ‘armored’ robots

A new research has suggested that cylindrical tail of seahorse, which is organized into square prisms and surrounded by bony plates connected by joints, can inspire the future technological breakthrough in robotics. By: ANI | July 3, 2015 5:42 pm.

Pamela Geller Files Lawsuit To Get Muhammad Cartoons on D.C Metro

Pamela Geller has been unapologetic for her anti-Islamic stance ever since achieving public recognition after the American Freedom Defense Initiative came under attack for holding a Draw Muhammad cartoon contest. On Wednesday, Geller continued he

NYT Bans Mohammad Cartoons – Runs This Instead . . .

Earlier this week the New York Times published a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made completely out of condoms. The decision to publish Niki Johnsons “artwork” called “Eggs Benedict” stands in sharp contrast to the Mohammad cartoons that ran in the ...