More tough talks ahead as US, Cuba seek to normalize relations

July 20 is the date when the United States and Cuba officially restore diplomatic ties. But that moment, historic as it is after a break of more than five decades, doesn't mean the tough conversations are over. Full normalization between the two ...

Sea tragedy in Philippines: 35 dead, 20 missing

Shortly after leaving port on Thursday, crewmen of the ferry MB Nirvana asked their nearly 200 passengers and crew to put on life jackets because of huge waves. Within seconds, the boat overturned, many passengers screaming in panic, he said. At lea

Justice Department reaches $18.7 billion agreement in principle with BP

The blockbuster $18.7 billion oil spill settlement unveiled Thursday between the U.S. government and oil company BP gave the Justice Department what it wanted: the biggest environmental fine ever levied against a corporation. It also gave BP what it 

Tunisia attack: Minute’s silence to be held for victims

A minute's silence will be held across the UK at midday to remember the 38 people - including 30 Britons - killed in the Tunisia beach attack a week ago. Flags will be flown at half-mast over Whitehall and Buckingham Palace, while play at Wimbledon ...

The iPhone 6S is hard to show off as it looks exactly like the...

That's why people who buy the highly anticipated iPhone 6S, which is expected to be released this autumn, might be a little disappointed. Photos released by 9to5Mac.com suggest the upcoming phone will have many new features and upgrades, but sadly it ...

MasterCard is testing a new way for you to pay with your face

MasterCard announced on Thursday that it's looking to add a layer of biometric security to its credit cards and all user will need to do is simply take a selfie. The system will create a digitized map of your face, convert that map into a hash and

Anki Overdrive is a toy racetrack with the feel of a video game

Anki Overdrive is a vehicular combat game with one slight distinction from more familiar titles like Twisted Metal or Jak X: Combat Racing. Anki Overdrive is not a video game. Integrating concepts from popular science-fiction racing games, Anki ...

Fossil of lizard that walked on water found

WASHINGTON: Scientists have discovered a 48-million-year-old fossil of a 'Jesus lizard', known for its ability to walk on water, in the US State of Wyoming. Modern relatives of the Jesus lizard live in an area stretching from central Mexico to northern ...

Oceans face ‘acidification 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 maximu

New Horizons spacecraft sees strange black spots on Pluto’s equator

Recent images taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft reveal four mysterious dark spots that appear to be evenly spaced along Pluto's equator. lRelated NASA's New Horizons spacecraft zooms in on Pluto · Science · NASA's New Horizons spacecraft ...

Sprint, T-Mobile chiefs duke it out on Twitter

The CEOs of Sprint and T-Mobile locked horns Thursday in a flurry of hostile tweets, with each accusing the other of over-hyping and misrepresenting their service plans. “I am so tired of your Uncarrier bulls–t when you are worse than the other two ...

Genome study reveals how the woolly mammoth thrived in the cold

WASHINGTON Woolly mammoths spent their lives enduring extreme Arctic conditions including frigid temperatures, an arid environment and the relentless cycle of dark winters and bright summers. An exhaustive genetic analysis of these bygone Ice Ag

Sea horse’s square tail could inspire future armored robots

With an equine head and a prehensile tail, the sea horse seems as odd as it is adorable -- but these strange little creatures are tougher than they look. Scientists studying the animal's square-shaped tail have discovered that it's better able to ...

Facebook’s Internet For All Project May Involve Laser-Shooting Drones

Facebook's co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Wednesday the laser communication system which will act as the bridge between the world wide web and the next billion of people living off the internet grid.

Damian Lillard making trip to LA hoping to recruit LaMarcus Aldridge to stay …

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) lays in the ball as the Portland Trail Blazers face the Memphis Grizzlies in game 3 of the NBA playoffs on April 25, 2015, in Portland. Bruce Ely / Staff. Bruce Ely | The Oregonian/OregonLive · Print Email.

Johnson: St. Louis remains the one that got away from Flames

Martin St. Louis, right, signs the jersey of young hockey player Austin Cowley in June 2000. Later that summer, he was released from the Flames and went on to a Hall of Fame-calibre career with Tampa Bay and New York. Lorraine Hjalte / Calgary H

Fantasy owners must adjust Antonio Gates’ value after suspension

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates enjoyed a fantasy football revival in 2014, catching 69 passes for 821 yards and 12 touchdowns in 16 games. He'll have to wait before building on that success. On Thursday, the NFL announced that Gates has 

Cardinals Fire Rising Front-Office Star Amid Hacking Investigation

As the F.B.I. continues its investigation into a breach of the Houston Astros' database, the St. Louis Cardinals have fired their scouting director, Chris Correa, who once worked under Jeff Luhnow before Luhnow left the Cardinals to be Houston's ...

Rafael Nadal loses his edge on grass courts

WIMBLEDON, England — After having reached the final here in five consecutive appearances in the last decade, Rafael Nadal suffered his fourth consecutive loss at Wimbledon to a player ranked outside the top 100. It begs the question: Is Nadal done on ...

Sources: LaMarcus Aldridge, Lakers to meet again; Heat join fray

Highly coveted free agent LaMarcus Aldridge will take a second meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers and will have dinner with Pat Riley of the Miami Heat, sources told ESPN.com. Aldridge's meeting with the Lakers will focus on just talking basketball

Jared Dudley traded to Wizards from Bucks

After losing Paul Pierce to the Los Angeles Clippers in free agency, the Washington Wizards reached a deal to acquire forward Jared Dudley from the Milwaukee Bucks, two people familiar with deal told USA TODAY Sports. They requested anonymity ...