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Volcanologists swarm for ‘great science’ as Hawaii’s Kilauea erupts
The volcano that began a new round of eruptions on May 3 is proving to be a bonanza for scientists, who are often left to model volcano behavior in distant laboratories.
Houston police chief 'hit rock bottom' after Santa Fe shooting. Then came a nasty feud with the NRA.
Police Chief Art Acevedo's comments about gun violence and gun control quickly caught the attention of the National Rifle Association's Dana Loesch.
Harvey Weinstein is charged with rape and sex abuse in cases involving 2 women
Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to authorities Friday morning and was arrested and arraigned on charges of first- and third-degree rape and committing a criminal sexual act in the first degree, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's office.
Was the Killer of Sweden’s Leader in 1986 Under Investigators’ Noses All This Time?
A new theory proposes that a man interviewed as a witness in the fatal shooting of Prime Minister Olof Palme was actually the one who pulled the trigger.
E.U. Settles With Russia’s Gazprom Over Antitrust Charges
The settlement could mark the end of a long legal tangle. But countries that have long been squeezed by the energy company complained that it should have been fined.
‘Be Very Careful’: Conversation Cited to Link Qatar to Hack of G.O.P. Donor
A document filed Thursday in a federal court says that an exchange between two influential men amounted to an admission of Qatar’s guilt.
In Malaysia, Calls for New Leaders to Revisit Old Abductions and Deaths
The new government is being urged to re-examine mysterious abductions, deaths of prisoners in custody and politically charged murders.
Oklahoma's governor wouldn't let residents carry a gun without a permit. But it's OK in 12 other states
Oklahomans won't be able to carry guns without a permit or license after the governor vetoed a bill that would have allowed it. The Oklahoma legislation was similar to so-called constitutional carry laws in 12 other states
Vedanta to stick to ops in Indian city despite deadly protests- co executive
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - London-listed Vedanta Resources plans to stick to operations in a southern Indian city despite protests demanding the closure of its copper smelter that killed 13 people this week, a company executive told Reuters on Friday.
On again? Trump says still chance of June 12 North Korea summit
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday said it was possible a planned summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un could still take place on June 12 as originally planned, just a day after he canceled the meeting citing Pyongyang's "tremendous anger and open hosti...
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Woot! It’s going to be a gorgeous, sunny 3-day weekend around Seattle
The sun doesn't always shine on Western Washington during Memorial Day weekend. This long weekend will be different.
YouTube Star Bethany Mota Stars On Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition
YouTube star Bethany Mota goes undercover as a punk rocker on Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition
1 dead, 8 injured in S. Idaho hazardous material situation
DIETRICH, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in south-central Idaho say one person is dead and eight others, including emergency responders, had to be sent to hospitals after apparently encountering excess nitrogen gas. The Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office says emergency crews responded at about 10:15 a....
Tropical weather system strengthens as it moves toward Gulf
MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say a tropical weather system moving toward the Gulf of Mexico is strengthening. The National Hurricane Center said Friday that a low pressure system in the northwestern Caribbean Sea has become better defined overnight and could be a tropical depression or storm by Satur...
Universities study Alaskan-Aleutian subduction zone quakes
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Researchers from Cornell University plan to explore why some areas along the Alaskan-Aleutian subduction zone are hotbeds for earthquakes, while others are relatively quiet. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports that the researchers this week are placing underwater sensors in 75 l...
Can seaweed make cow farts less potent? Scientists want to know
An Australian lab found in 2016 that making seaweed 2 percent of a cow’s feed could inhibiting gas-producing enzymes and cut methane emissions by 99 percent. UC Davis researchers are the first to test the theory on live animals.
Business is blooming at West Seattle Nursery
West Seattle Nursery’s outside manager Jeannine James says West Seattle resident Mark Smith started the nursery in 1983, and it has grown to 36 employees.
Three finalists for Seattle police chief to be named Friday
Mayor Jenny Durkan launched a nationwide search earlier this year after Kathleen O’Toole stepped down as police chief at the end of 2017.
Homeless man probably crushed to death after sleeping in recycling container
Jay F. Parker, 54, a carpenter from New Hampshire, was found among refuse in Cascade Recycling Center, in the area where incoming material is sorted.
Bremerton woman praises deputy who used Taser on her after she receives $50,000 settlement
Despite her injuries — and maybe because of the settlement — the woman and her attorney praised the Kitsap County deputy who sent her tumbling face-first down a flight of stairs.
Roundtable: Biggest snub in NASCAR Hall of Fame history?
Buddy Baker is one of several NASCAR stalwarts who have yet to be selected. Our experts offer up Baker and others who should be in the HOF.
Lowe: Trevor Ariza is easy to miss. He shouldn't be.
The Rockets forward has mastered a role he was never sure he wanted, the overlooked cog in Houston's scoring-and-switching machine.
A mouth-watering summer sports recipe you'll want to make
Chopped winner, Chef Kenneth Temple, shows us how to make a delicious (and spicy) red snapper that is perfect for any summer sports party.
Clawing for his career, Robert Griffin III is back in overdrive as he starts with Ravens
After spending a season out of football, Robert Griffin III is grateful just to have a chance again as he begins anew with the Ravens.
England vs Pakistan, first Test day two latest: live score updates
England vs Pakistan, first Test day two latest: live score updates
'The Alchemist'? LeBron James is better off reading these books right now
LeBron James was spotted reading the best seller Thursday, but, in reality, he should be reading these books with his season on the brink.
Marvin Bagley III returns to Sierra Canyon to graduate with class
Despite playing his freshman season at Duke, Marvin Bagley returned to Sierra Canyon Thursday to graduate with his class.
Real Madrid and Liverpool star Fernando Morientes on his Champions League glory days
Yahoo Sport's Jack Lang caught up with the former Madrid and Liverpool striker and found out about his memories of winning the trophy and scoring a goal in the final.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 19, stays calm as fans beg for call-up: 'God knows the right time'
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is dominating the minor leagues. When will the son of the Hall of Famer get the call to the big leagues from the Blue Jays?
Bucks player says he tried to stay calm during arrest
NBA player Sterling Brown says he tried to remain calm when Milwaukee police used a stun gun to take him down during his arrest for a parking violation
Why DR Congo is confident it will halt Ebola
Despite its vast size and dilapidated health system, DR Congo says it can contain the deadly Ebola virus.
Record fentanyl bust in Nebraska finds enough doses to kill about 26 million people
Nebraska State Patrol seized nearly 120 pounds of the drug fentanyl -- enough to kill about 26 million people.
Survivor of near-fatal tick bite has a lesson for summer
On the eve of Memorial Day weekend, Jennifer Slone wants you to know that bug bites are more than just itchy. They can be deadly.
BBC presenter on finding out her cancer is incurable
5 live's Rachael Bland says she got the call from her doctor when she was on a day out with her son.
Fear and suspicion hinder Congo medics in Ebola battle
DAKAR (Reuters) - With more than twice as many Ebola outbreaks as any other country since the virus was discovered in 1976, Congolese are familiar with its destructive power, yet fear and suspicion of medical authorities are still hindering efforts at containment.
The Healing Edge: Five Blood Transfusions, One Bone Marrow Transplant — All Before Birth
In a bold experiment in fetal therapy, doctors in San Francisco treated a fetus with a severe, often fatal blood disorder. The child was saved, but the long-term prognosis is still uncertain.
Ebola 101: Causes, symptoms, transmission and outbreaks
The deadly Ebola virus is snatching headlines once again as the Democratic Republic of Congo faces its ninth outbreak since its discovery more than four decades ago.
Smoking ban plan for Welsh playgrounds
A strengthening of laws to ban smoking in public places in Wales is being put forward.
Ask Well: Is Shingles Contagious?
People who have never had chickenpox are at risk for developing the illness if they come in contact with a shingles patient’s blisters.
Third Indian state checks suspect cases in outbreak of rare brain-damaging virus
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Officials in a third Indian state were checking on Friday if two people had been infected with the brain-damaging Nipah virus that has killed 12 in southern Kerala, although the government described the outbreak as minor.
Amazon deals for Friday, May 25: Dyson fans, Anker chargers, refurbished Amazon Fire tablets, and more
When the first major heat wave of the summer hits, you'll be glad you bought one of these Dyson fans (both new and refurbished) that are on sale right now. Future you is gonna be so happy. SEE ALSO: Save $50 on a personal air conditioner that cools, humidifies, and purifies the air around you The...
Microsoft Explains Why Windows Defender Isn't Ranked Higher in New Antivirus Tests
In its most recent reports, AV-Test had very few flattering things to say about Windows Defender. Microsoft's security suite was rated as the seventh best antivirus product in the independent test. In total, 15 AV products were tested. Microsoft, however, has now disputed AV-Test's methodology an...
Google, Facebook among first accused of breaking GDPR - CNET
An Austrian privacy group is wasting no time.
The Bollywood song in 'Deadpool 2' gave me the purest joy
A small subsection of Deadpool 2 viewers (or a significant chunk, if you're seeing it in India) got a special Easter egg during the film, in the form of a popular Hindi song that played in Dopinder's (Karan Soni) cab in the second act. We know that Dopinder loves to play Bollywood music in his ta...
Bad Lip Reading hilariously redubs Prince Harry's royal wedding - CNET
God redub the queen! Harry Potter, hot dogs, bikinis and outrageous singing dominate this funny reinterpretation of what really happened last weekend.
You're drowning in these thanks to the GDPR. But they leave out something important.
This car stereo has Android Auto and CarPlay for $137 - CNET
Wait, what? Aren't these things usually $400 and up? Plus: The evil-R2-D2 droid you've been looking for.
Rover’s epic raise, Uber’s Q1 results, and a trio of IPOs
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was fun for a few reasons. First, it was our own Connie Loizos’s first time leading, and it was our very first regular episode that included us recording remo...
A 'Solo' sequel? We need to talk about that ending
Spoiler alert: In case it wasn't obvious from that headline, this article discusses the ending of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Don't read this until you've seen it. Are you ready for Solo II: The Return of Qi'ra? Just to be clear, that's not a Star Wars story that has been announced, and I'd lay od...
Eric Schmidt says Elon Musk is ‘exactly wrong’ about AI
When former Google CEO Eric Schmidt was asked about Elon Musk’s warnings about AI, he had a succinct answer: “I think Elon is exactly wrong.” “He doesn’t understand the benefits that this technology will provide to making every human being smarter,” Schmidt said. “The fact of the matter is that A...
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