General News

Expansion work closes busiest US-Mexico border crossing

Sep 23, 2017

Detoured traffic into Mexico from the busiest border crossing with the United States was unusually light Saturday as motorists heeded calls to avoid freeways during a weekend shutdown for southbound cars

The Latest: Milo Yiannopoulos to hold rally at UC Berkeley

Sep 23, 2017

Right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos says he plans to hold a rally at the University of California, Berkeley after a student group who planned a week of events with him pulled out

Storm's death toll, humanitarian crisis grow in Puerto Rico

Sep 23, 2017

The death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is now at least 10

Travel

Expansion work closes busiest US-Mexico border crossing

Sep 23, 2017

Detoured traffic into Mexico from the busiest border crossing with the United States was unusually light Saturday as motorists heeded calls to avoid freeways during a weekend shutdown for southbound cars

On the hunt: Lithuanians race to pick wild mushrooms

Sep 23, 2017

Hundreds of Lithuanians have been running around with baskets and buckets in a pine forest in southeastern Lithuania for the national championship of wild mushroom picking

Smithsonian's black history museum popular destination in DC

Sep 23, 2017

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is celebrating its first birthday just as popular as it was on its opening day

Technology

World wonders: Could NKorea fire nuclear missile over Japan?

Sep 23, 2017

While North Korea says its next nuclear test will involve a missile flying over Japan, many experts don't think the country would take such a risk _ but they're not ruling it out

The Sun rises in new play about Murdoch's tabloid revolution

Sep 23, 2017

Rupert Murdoch has power, wealth _ and legions of detractors, who say the media mogul's tabloids and TV stations have fueled crass celebrity culture, phone hacking and fake news

London mayor: Uber to blame for loss of license in city

Sep 23, 2017

The mayor of London says people angry about the decision to strip Uber of its license in the city should blame the ride-hailing company itself, and not transit authorities

News Media

The Sun rises in new play about Murdoch's tabloid revolution

Sep 23, 2017

Rupert Murdoch has power, wealth _ and legions of detractors, who say the media mogul's tabloids and TV stations have fueled crass celebrity culture, phone hacking and fake news

Hannity boycott call fizzling, at least publicly

Sep 22, 2017

A call to boycott Sean Hannity's show on Fox News Channel last month has gained little momentum

All opposed? Jordan Klepper's 'Opposition' spoof sure is

Sep 22, 2017

Jordan Klepper's new Comedy Central series, "The Opposition," aims to lampoon a rash of rabid world views.

Environment And Nature

Storm's death toll, humanitarian crisis grow in Puerto Rico

Sep 23, 2017

The death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is now at least 10

EPA removes waste at Texas toxic sites, won't say from where

Sep 23, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency says it has recovered 517 containers of "unidentified, potentially hazardous material" from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey

On the hunt: Lithuanians race to pick wild mushrooms

Sep 23, 2017

Hundreds of Lithuanians have been running around with baskets and buckets in a pine forest in southeastern Lithuania for the national championship of wild mushroom picking

Cultures

Words With Friends adds 50,000 pop culture words

Sep 19, 2017

The Scrabble-esque mobile game Words With Friends is adding thousands of pop culture words, like BFF, delish and FOMO

In Namibia, 1533 Portuguese shipwreck's relics hidden away

Sep 15, 2017

In Namibia, 1533 Portuguese shipwreck's relics hidden away as archaeologists worry about decay

Norwegians find well-preserved Viking-era sword

Sep 14, 2017

A Norwegian archaeologist says a well-preserved, if rusty, iron sword dating to the Viking era has been found in southern Norway

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