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January 2, 2017

Chicago murder rate is highest in 19 years

Chicago marked 2016 as the deadliest year in 19 years, data released by the Chicago Police Department shows. Source: cnn-us
January 2, 2017

762 murders. 12 months. 1 American city.

Source: cnn-us
January 2, 2017

Hollywood sign vandalized

The Hollywood sign got a little green over New Years. Source: cnn-us
January 1, 2017

Mariah Carey walks off stage after lip sync fail

Mariah Carey did not have a good end to 2016 during her New Year’s Eve performance in Times Square. Source: cnn-us
January 1, 2017

Liberal groups want delay of Sessions' hearing

Liberal groups are calling for a delay in Sen. Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearings for the post of attorney general, citing gaps in his record that the […]
January 1, 2017

College football: Can anyone stop Alabama?

This season’s College Football Playoff centers on one simple question: Can anyone stop Alabama? Source: cnn-us
January 1, 2017

Former student indicted in killing of teacher and son

A 23-year-old man who as a high school student fathered a child with his teacher has been indicted on undisclosed charges related to the killing of […]
January 1, 2017

Vermont utility finds alleged Russian malware

A Vermont utility company said Friday it had found on a company laptop the same kind of malware that US authorities believe was used by Russian […]
December 31, 2016

21 rescued from California theme park ride

A ride up to see the sights of southern California provided unexpected thrills for a group of people trapped at an amusement park. Source: […]
December 31, 2016

Ronda Rousey suffers lightning-fast defeat

Only 48 seconds after the opening bell, the comeback was over. Source: cnn-us
December 31, 2016

NYC's Second Avenue subway finally rolling out

New York’s Second Avenue subway opens on New Year’s Day after decades of fits and starts. Source: cnn-us
December 31, 2016

3 missing after plane falls off radar

Three people are missing after a small plane vanished from radar off the Hawaiian island of Moloka’i, the US Coast Guard said in a statement Saturday. […]
December 29, 2016

The agony of Earth's hottest year

Sick of the cold? Tired of ice? This little Eskimo village — about 30 miles from the Arctic Circle — would gladly take a dose of […]
December 29, 2016

5,000 rare animals may have been killed

The pangolin, a scaly anteater who sleeps by day and eats insects by night, is more popular than ever in China. But that very demand — […]
December 28, 2016

Trump's victory launches old, worrisome storyline, historians say

After President-elect Donald Trump’s recent victory, some of his supporters celebrated by flying Confederate battle flags from pickup trucks and waving them at rallies. […]
December 28, 2016

Axelrod: There will be another black president

CNN political contributor David Axelrod said Wednesday he believes there will be another president of color after President Barack Obama leaves the White House. […]
December 28, 2016

Versace sued for using 'code' for black customers

A former Versace employee is suing the company for unfair business practices, and one of the allegations in his lawsuit is that the luxury fashion label […]
December 28, 2016

Brawls break out at shopping centers

Disturbances that included gunfire, massive brawls and food-court fights played out at more than a dozen malls across the country in what proved to be a […]
December 27, 2016

The most common cause of death in your county is …

A study published in December in the journal JAMA revealed the major causes of death for counties across the United States. For the study, researchers analyzed […]
December 27, 2016

Fights break out at malls across United States

Disturbances that included gunfire, massive brawls and food-court fights played out at more than a dozen malls across the country in what proved to be a […]
December 21, 2016

The man himself

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December 20, 2016

A particle accelerator in the Middle East

THE hills 30km north-west of Amman, Jordan’s capital, are home to a miracle of scientific diplomacy called Sesame. Proposals to build this device, the world’s most […]
December 20, 2016

A breakthrough in miniaturising lidars for autonomous driving

EXPERIMENTAL self-driving cars continue to make regular forays onto the roads. After a trial in Pittsburgh, Uber, a taxi-hailing-app company, launched several of its “autonomous” vehicles […]
December 20, 2016

Dwyane Wade works on a thorny problem

The Uber driver turned toward me with a look of genuine concern when she confirmed our destination, East 58th Street and South King Drive, and exclaimed, […]
December 19, 2016

Scanning reveals what pregnancy does to a mother’s brain

AS ANY parent will tell you, once you have had children nothing is ever quite the same. Including, it seems, their mothers’ brains. In a paper […]
December 19, 2016

When the coral disappears, so will they

It’s 2 a.m. when the half-moon wakes Hary. He senses its gravitational pull — feels the moon coaxing fish out of a nearby reef and into […]
December 17, 2016

Sutter: What Trump gets wrong on climate

It’s become a favorite joke of late-night comics. Source: cnn-us
December 15, 2016

A long-sought vaccine against opioid drugs may now be on the cards

ANCIENT Egyptians, Sumerians, Greeks and many others knew the powers of opium poppies and employed them extensively. So, too, do modern doctors. Drugs derived from poppy […]
December 13, 2016

The old man and the bee

He was an old man who spent his days alone in the mountains of southern Oregon looking for a bee. He hadn’t seen the bee — […]
December 10, 2016

RNC spokesman Sean Spicer casts doubt on Russian hacking Intel

Republican National Committee communications director Sean Spicer said Saturday reports that the RNC was hacked by the Russians are not true and cast doubt on the […]