• NASA's 1st female astronaut candidate, Jerrie Cobb, dies
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    NASA's 1st female astronaut candidate, Jerrie Cobb, dies

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's first female astronaut candidate, pilot Jerrie Cobb, has died.

  • Southern California tickled by tiny tremors every 3 minutes
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    Southern California tickled by tiny tremors every 3 minutes

    There's a whole lot of shakin' going on in Southern California — 10 times more than seismologists had thought. Using a more accurate way of finding teeny tiny earthquakes, scientists counted 1.8 million of the temblors in Southern California from 2008 to 2017, according to a report in Thursday

  • Stocks mixed as strong U.S. retail sales offsets weak European manufacturing data
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    Stocks mixed as strong U.S. retail sales offsets weak European manufacturing data

    The U.S. benchmark S&P 500 index inched forward as healthcare shares, which have been under pressure from Democratic proposals to extend Medicare coverage to more Americans, trimmed their declines. Strong March retail sales data, which registered their greatest increase in 1-1/2 years, and upbeat results

  • Explainer: How the EU will vote and why it matters
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    Explainer: How the EU will vote and why it matters

    BRUSSELS/STRASBOURG (Reuters) - A poll for the European Parliament showed that last-minute British participation in next month's elections to the European Union's legislature means eurosceptic groups will gain ground but pro-EU parties will keep a majority. Some 400 million people in the European

  • Police official: Short-circuit likely caused Notre Dame fire
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    Police official: Short-circuit likely caused Notre Dame fire

    Paris police investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a police official said Thursday as France paid a daylong tribute to the firefighters who saved the world-renowned landmark. A French judicial police official told The Associated Press that

  • Mueller's Russia report details Trump actions to impede inquiry
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    Mueller's Russia report details Trump actions to impede inquiry

    (Advisory: Story includes language that might offend some readers.) By Sarah N. Lynch and Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on his inquiry into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election detailed a series of actions by President Donald Trump to impede

  • Publishers hurry to release book editions of Mueller Report
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    Publishers hurry to release book editions of Mueller Report

    With the Mueller Report finally out, at least in redacted form, publishers are hurrying to release book editions. Two Mueller Report books already are in the top 100 on Amazon.com. Digital and paper publications will be released over the next few days by Scribner, Melville House and Skyhorse among

  • Rapper Kodak Black arrested at border in upstate New York
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    Rapper Kodak Black arrested at border in upstate New York

    Kodak Black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as the rapper tried to cross from Canada into the United States near Niagara Falls, law enforcement officials said Thursday. Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was driving two other people in a Cadillac Escalade with temporary California registration

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    Cuomo: Netflix expanding in NYC, adding jobs, sound stages

    New York officials say Netflix will expand its operations in New York City, adding 127 jobs in its Manhattan marketing and development office and building six sounds stages in Brooklyn. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the San Jose, California-based entertainment video-streaming service will

  • Review: In 'La Llorona,' a creepy folktale made banal
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    Review: In 'La Llorona,' a creepy folktale made banal

    La Llorona, a woman who according to Mexican legend murdered her own children and now wanders the earth looking for them, snatching other unsuspecting tots and drowning them, gets her close-up in a major Hollywood film, Warner Bros.' "The Curse of La Llorona ." It's a pretty terrifying

  • Trump tried to choke Russia probe, oust Mueller, report says
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    Trump tried to choke Russia probe, oust Mueller, report says

    Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller's report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller's removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. Trump was largely

  • Uganda's top court upholds ruling on extending president's rule
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    Uganda's top court upholds ruling on extending president's rule

    A 4-3 majority decision affirming the validity of 2017 constitutional amendments was widely expected in the East African country where critics say judicial independence has been eroded under President Museveni's 33-year rule. Parliament, which is controlled by the ruling party, voted overwhelmingly

  • Pinterest, Zoom shares surge in market debut after IPOs
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    Pinterest, Zoom shares surge in market debut after IPOs

    The successful debut bodes well for the U.S. IPO market as it readies for the much-awaited listing of ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies, particularly after smaller rival Lyft Inc's struggles to hold onto its gains since its flotation earlier this month. "All of the gyrations that you read

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    Pakistan PM Khan appoints new finance minister in major re-shuffle

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan made a sweeping cabinet re-shuffle on Thursday and named Abdul Hafeez Sheikh as the new finance minister to replace Asad Umar, who stepped down earlier in the day. Khan made 10 ministerial appointments, including Sheikh who has already served

  • U.N. envoy sees troop withdrawal in Yemen's Hodeidah within weeks
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    U.N. envoy sees troop withdrawal in Yemen's Hodeidah within weeks

    Martin Griffiths said he had received on Sunday the formal acceptance of the Saudi-backed government and the Iran-aligned Houthi group to implement a first phase of troop redeployments, while discussions were still underway for the second phase. The United Nations has struggled to implement a pact agreed

  • Corporate deal-making dips in 1Q on trade, economy fears
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    Corporate deal-making dips in 1Q on trade, economy fears

    Lingering trade spats and fears of a global economic slowdown stunted corporate deal-making worldwide during the first quarter. Large, international deals that drove the acquisitions market for years nearly disappeared, pushing deal values down by 15% from a year ago. Deal values in Asia plunged as

  • 'A good day': Trump claims victory with Mueller report out
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    'A good day': Trump claims victory with Mueller report out

    Before the world glimpsed the redacted version of the special counsel's report , President Donald Trump tried once more to frame the moment as a political victory. The 448-page report does include an account of how the president attempted to seize control of the investigation into Russian interference

  • Amazon and Google end spat, bring YouTube to Amazon devices
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    Amazon and Google end spat, bring YouTube to Amazon devices

    Amazon and Google are ending their nearly 2-year spat, agreeing to bring their video streaming apps to each other's devices. Back in 2017, Google pulled its popular YouTube video app from Amazon's Fire TV after the online shopping giant refused to sell some Google products. Amazon has since

  • The Latest: Short-circuit 'likely caused' Notre Dame fire
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    The Latest: Short-circuit 'likely caused' Notre Dame fire

    A French judicial police official said investigators think an electrical short-circuit most likely caused Notre Dame Cathedral fire. The official, who spoke anonymously about the ongoing investigation, said investigators still don't have the green light to work in the cathedral and search in the

  • UK condemns U.S. application of Cuba sanctions to foreign companies
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    UK condemns U.S. application of Cuba sanctions to foreign companies

    Britain said it was concerned by new attempts by the United States to require foreign companies to abide by U.S. sanctions on Cuba that have been rejected by Britain and other European countries. "The extraterritorial application of ... sanctions, which we consider to be illegal under international

  • Montrealer sentenced to life in US airport terror attack on police officer
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    Montrealer sentenced to life in US airport terror attack on police officer

    FLINT, Mich. — A Montreal man convicted of terrorism for nearly killing an airport police officer in Michigan was sentenced Thursday to life in prison.U.S. prosecutors said Amor Ftouhi drove 1,600 kilometres from Montreal to the airport in Flint, Mich., where he yelled "God is great" in Arabic

  • NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks
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    NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

    North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of "tactical guided weapon," its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations. The test, which didn't appear to be of a banned mid- or long-range

  • Time-lapse shots of Notre-Dame spire may yield clues on blaze
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    Time-lapse shots of Notre-Dame spire may yield clues on blaze

    Europe Echafaudage was one of five companies contracted to restore Notre-Dame's 90-metre (295-foot) spire, which collapsed in the blaze, crashing through the cathedral's vaulted ceiling. Footage from the camera, which was placed on the northern belltower and is now in the hands of investigators

  • Jason Momoa shaves signature beard to promote recycling
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    Jason Momoa shaves signature beard to promote recycling

    LOS ANGELES — "Aquaman" is clean-shaven. Actor Jason Momoa on Wednesday released a video in which he shaved off his signature beard and moustache in order to promote recycling. The 39-year-old says he wanted to do it to "bring awareness that plastics are killing our planet." He

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    BMW adds nearly 185,000 vehicles to recall over fire risk

    DETROIT — BMW is adding nearly 185,000 vehicles in the U.S. to a 2017 recall for possible engine fires.Two years ago the company recommended that the vehicles be parked outdoors until problems are fixed.The recall expansion covers a dozen 3 Series, 5 Series and Z4 models from the 2006 model year.BMW