Most distant world ever explored gets new name: Arrokoth
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 21:12:03 -0500

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The most distant world ever explored 4 billion miles away finally has an official name: Arrokoth.

That means "sky" in the language of the Native American Po...  Full Story

Lawsuit aims to kill stalled $2B methanol refinery project
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 19:07:52 -0500

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday aims to keep one of the world's biggest methanol refineries from being built along the Columbia River in Washington state.

Plans for the ...  Full Story

MLB checking into report '17 Astros stole signs, broke rules
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 20:39:02 -0500

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Major League Baseball has expanded its investigation into the Houston Astros after The Athletic website reported the team stole signs during home games in 2017 by usi...  Full Story

Review: Elizabeth Banks takes a shot at 'Charlie's Angels'
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 20:15:23 -0500

If you're watching a big studio film featuring a female ensemble, there is a 50% chance that there is going to be some monologue about how men underestimating women is both a truism and an ad...  Full Story

Special South African gin is infused with elephant dung
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 07:10:17 -0500

MOSSEL BAY, South Africa (AP) — The makers of a South African gin infused with elephant dung swear their use of the animal's excrement is no gimmick.

The creators of Indlovu Gin, Les a...  Full Story

Separating fact from fiction in Trump's impeachment hearings
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 21:09:57 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has been fulminating for weeks over the impeachment inquiry, which he sees as a persecution cooked up by Democrats and "Never Trumpers."

In rea...  Full Story

Google's health care ambitions now involve patient data
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:22:11 -0500

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google announced a partnership with a large U.S. health care system aimed at modernizing its information system and providing new tools for doctors, in the tech giant's l...  Full Story

Northwestern paper's apology sparks journalism debate
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 20:22:31 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — Student editors at the newspaper covering Northwestern University have faced two waves of criticism over their coverage of protests in response to an event featuring former Att...  Full Story

As Hong Kong descends into chaos, China mulls its options
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 20:51:37 -0500

BEIJING (AP) — A sharp escalation of violence in Hong Kong is once again raising the question of how China's central government will respond: Will it deploy its armed forces, or allow the cha...  Full Story

Philanthropists give $106M to fund brain research alliance
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:41:06 -0500

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Billionaire philanthropists Joan and Sandy Weill announced Tuesday they are donating $106 million to launch a research initiative at three West Coast universities aimed a...  Full Story