Barack Obama gets his groove back

Washington (CNN) Barack Obama is hanging as loose as the pinky and thumb salute of his native Hawaii. With his White House on a roll and his place in history solidifying by the day after a series of important policy victories, he's letting America

UPDATE 2-Uber announces suspension of UberPOP in France

(Releads with official statement). PARIS, July 3 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies will suspend its UberPOP ride-hailing service in France, the U.S. company said on Friday, after it faced often-violent protests and local authorities denounced it as an

Iran hints at way around nuke talks roadblock

VIENNA -- Iran is prepared to allow weapons inspectors some managed access to its military sites, a senior official from Tehran said Thursday, but will not allow "anytime, anywhere" inspections of its military installations. Determining the scope of ...

Syrian regime hits rebel offensive in Aleppo with heavy airstrikes

The fighting marks the most intense rebel attack in three years in the bitterly contested city. By Ryan Lenora Brown, Correspondent July 3, 2015. Save for later Saved. close. A man walks with the aid of a crutch past damaged buildings in the old city

China air force uses drone for first time in Xinjiang quake

BEIJING China's air force dispatched a drone to the site of an earthquake in the far western region of Xinjiang on Friday to help in monitoring work, in what it said was the first time it had used an unmanned aircraft for such a task. China

Kim Jong-un gives half-brother Kim Jong-nam job in North Korea foreign ministry

It seems Kim Jong-un does have a softer side having apparently given his illegitimate half-brother a job - despite the fact he was persecuted by their father. North Korea's leader took control of the secretive state after his father and the country

IS group says it destroyed archaeological pieces smuggled from historic town …

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

France rejects asylum request by Wikileaks founder Assange

PARIS France swiftly rejected on Friday a request for asylum by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The founder of the transparency website had appealed directly to President Francois Hollande, days after Wikileaks published documents showing 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 ...

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

Hacker plunders Plex, demands bitcoin payoff or he’ll bare ALL

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

Boffin: Will I soon be able to CLONE a MAMMOTH? YES. Should I? NO

Poll It will definitely be possible within the foreseeable future to bring back the long-extinct woolly mammoth, a top geneticist has said. However, in his regretful opinion such a resurrection should not be carried out. The assertion comes in the wake ...

CO2 emissions threaten ocean crisis

Scientists have warned that marine life will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions are drastically cut. Writing in Science, experts say the oceans are heating, losing oxygen and becoming more acidic because of CO2. They warn that the 2C maximum 

Seahorse’s Amazing Tail Could Inspire Better Robots

Slinky snake robots could get a better grip when climbing, thanks to new research on how a seahorse's tail works, according to a new study. Seahorses are of special interest to robot researchers because of their unusual skeletal structure, which ...

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

Beatles cartoonist swings through Iowa

In the early 1960s, when a television producer asked the graphic artist Ron Campbell if he might like to make a cartoon about an upstart group called The Beatles, the artist was skeptical. "I mean, Jiminy Cricket was OK, but for the most part, insec

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 ...

NYT Passes on Muhammed Cartoons, But Prints Condom Pope

When asked by the Examiner why the Times would happily run a several-hundred-word article on a portrait of Pope Benedict made out of condoms, currently being exhibited somewhere in Wisconsin, they explained that, unlike the Muhammed cartoon

McClatchy Cartoons for the week of June 28, 2015

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A cartoonist takes on the BP oil spill

BP has agreed to pay a record $18.7 billion to settle federal and state claims against it for its role in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, sidestepping years of litigation with a promise to pour funds for nearly two decades into efforts to repair va

5 current kids cartoons that adults need to be watching

Cartoons are like any other medium: they run the gamut from “Oh God I can feel myself getting dumber from watching this” to “This show better get nominated for an Emmy.” The latter category has recently been dominated by animation created specifical