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Puerto Rico’s power company to slash energy reserves amid cash shortfall
Officials warned that the move could destabilize the island's fragile electrical grid, which is still experiencing frequent blackouts. Nearly 250,000 customers remain without power.
A video of a shivering, abandoned puppy went viral. It has a happy ending.
A Florida police officer said she did not have designs to adopt another pet, but “I looked at her and I said, ‘I love her, I’m taking her home.’”
Winter Olympics: Great Britain's Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland advance in ice dance
Great Britain's Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland safely progress to the final day of the ice dance competition.
Australian lawmaker's online gun picture post sparks police review
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian federal police were on Monday investigating a social media post by a government lawmaker that showed him aiming a gun and taunting left-wing green supporters.
5G is helping make Pyeongchang the most high-tech Olympics ever
Big companies like Samsung and Intel are showing off self-driving vehicles, virtual-reality viewing stations and super-fast video streaming.
All 65 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crash
DUBAI (Reuters) - All 65 passengers and crew were feared dead in a plane crash in central Iran on Sunday after the domestic flight came down in bad weather in a mountainous region.
Duchess of Cambridge opts for green as black dresses sweep BAFTAs
The Duchess of Cambridge's outfit at the BAFTAs Sunday may have contained a subtle nod of solidarity to those speaking out on gender issues.
Uber Eats driver sought in shooting death of customer, Atlanta police say
An Uber Eats driver is suspected of shooting and killing a customer Saturday night in Atlanta, police said.
Russian athlete suspected of failing drugs test
The Russian delegation at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, has been notified that one of its athletes failed a drug test.
Mexico identifies remains as belonging to missing federal agents
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Mexican attorney general's office said on Sunday that human remains found last week belong to two federal agents from its organized crime unit who were last seen in an online video earlier this month that appeared to show their kidnapping.
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Museum to discuss efforts to see if bones belong to pirate
YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Researchers are set to discuss their efforts to determine whether human bones recovered from a Cape Cod shipwreck are those of the infamous pirate Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy. The Whydah Pirate Museum in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, says it also will publicly display the bones f...
Portland Puppet Museum is straight out of a storybook
From the outside, with flowers bursting from the window boxes and marionettes peeking from behind the blinds, the Portland Puppet Museum could easily pass for Geppetto’s workshop.
Wind and waves close westbound I-90 lanes
Big winds, high waves closed the I-90 floating bridge for several hours as Puget Sound and the surrounding area was buffeted by wild weather Sunday.
State sues Bellevue judicial candidate Nathan Choi over alleged violations
Nathan Choi never filed campaign contribution or spending reports, the Attorney General’s complaint says.
Animal overpass on I-90 now visible to Spokane motorists
State poised to complete animal overpass of I-90 near Spokane, part of a $1 billion project to save wildlife habitat along the freeway corridor
Wind, waves close westbound I-90 bridge over Lake Washington
Once the winds subside and the bridge is inspected, it can be reopened, the Washington State Department of Transportation said in a news release.
Woman dies from injuries suffered in snowplow crash
Female passenger dies when car slams into snow plow near Wenatchee.
America long has needed the corrective lens of ‘Black Panther’
The new Marvel Studios movie shows Africans and African Americans as complex, whole people — and that is a contribution to American storytelling that should benefit any viewer.
Virus in escaped fish common, not harmful to salmon in Washington waters, state says
Atlantic salmon from Cooke Aquaculture’s Cypress Island escape tested positive for fish virus that can spread to wild Pacific salmon, though it isn’t known to cause harm to fish in Washington waters.
Cooke Aquaculture inspection finds problems at 2 other Atlantic salmon pens
A new inspection has found deficiencies at more Cooke Aquaculture Atlantic salmon net pens in Puget Sound. The inspection report follows Washington state’s decision to terminate the company’s leases at five other pens.
2018 Winter Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin doesn't know if Ester Ledecka used her skis
The Czech skier surprised everyone with her gold medal in the super-G, and stories flew after the race she used borrowed skis.
French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis devastated after embarrassing wardrobe malfunction
Gabriella Papadakis battled on after mishap appeared to reveal the lower part of her breast to viewers at home and on replays in the arena.
Durant hilariously complimented himself on 'great defense' on Curry
Kevin Durant and LeBron James double teamed Steph Curry at the end of the All-Star Game.
LeBron James wins third career NBA All-Star Game MVP, tying Michael Jordan
LeBron last won the All-Star Game MVP in 2008.
Philadelphia 76ers' J.J. Redick offers extended apology after video showed racial slur
J.J. Redick appeared to use a racial slur in a video wishing Chinese fans happy new hear.
Best of the NBA All-Star Game: Team Steph vs. Team LeBron
American couples all near the top after short program of 2018 Winter Olympics ice dancing
Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the favorites for gold, wowed the crowd with an 83.67. They already have a gold medal here in the team event.
Women's hockey tournament will expand at 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing
Field will grow to 10 teams; joint North-South Korea team could remain a part.
LeBron lifts team to All-Star win, captures MVP
James scored 29 points and was selected MVP of the NBA All-Star Game for the third time after leading "Team LeBron" to a win over "Team Stephen" at Staples Center.
Gus Kenworthy's Twitter kiss post stirs emotional reaction on social media
Smooch before his slopestyle final run could make deep, positive impact beyond his Winter Olympic accomplishments.
Intergenerational care: Where kids help the elderly live longer
On the surface, Nightingale House in London looks like any other residential home for the elderly. With almost 200 residents, it's one of the the largest care homes in the country.
Other viruses cause Zika-like damage to fetuses,
'I forgot my mum had died'
After waking from a coma following a brain injury, Peter was forced to grieve all over again.
Man Crashes Truck Into New Jersey Planned Parenthood, Injuring 3, Police Say
A suspect was charged after three people, including a pregnant woman, sustained minor injuries in the crash. The authorities would not comment on a motive.
Using Art to Tackle Diabetes in Youth
The Bigger Picture campaign uses spoken-word poems and music videos to highlight how Type 2 diabetes impacts communities.
Gilead wins reversal of $2.54 billion hepatitis C drug patent verdict
(Reuters) - A federal judge in Delaware has overturned a jury's verdict requiring Gilead Sciences Inc to pay a record $2.54 billion because its hepatitis C drugs Sovaldi and Harvoni infringed a patent held by rival Merck & Co Inc.
The New Old Age: America at Home: Grandparents in the Attic, Children in the Basement
Multigenerational and shared housing arrangements are on the rise, reversing a decades-long trend.
Still Talking After All These Years
At the annual meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the seminars covered the quantum hologram (huh?) and President Trump.
AstraZeneca's immunotherapy drug wins key lung cancer approval
LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's immunotherapy drug Imfinzi has won crucial approval from U.S. regulators for use in lung cancer, opening up a multibillion-dollar market for a medicine that has so far lagged behind competitors.
Teens raised on lockdown drills feel the weight of the Florida shooting
Fergie performed a jazzy rendition of the national anthem. It did not go well.
Alright, where do you even start with a performance like this. Pop star and Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie opened the NBA All-Star game with her rendition of the national anthem, and by goodness, it was an interesting rendition to say the least. SEE ALSO: 'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman hand...
Curling faces a doping scandal, yes you read this correctly
It's hardly the most physically demanding of sports, but a Russian curling athlete has left the Winter Olympics under suspicion of doping. Alexander Krushelnitsky, who won a bronze medal in the mixed doubles curling event with his wife last Tuesday, has been suspected of testing positive for meld...
How mobile photography technology has evolved over two decades of phone cameras
Picture this: The sun is sinking below the horizon, and you know from the start that it's going to be a stunner of a sunset — one for the books (or at the very least, for Facebook). You scramble for your phone to capture the vivid hues of the cotton-candy-coloured skies, but the image simply does...
An open letter to disappointingly short-lived technology
Dear 2018, We’ve got a bone to pick with you. By now, there are a number of cutting-edge technologies we had expected to see gracing our streets, nightstands, and desks. And to be honest, you have failed to deliver. Sure, we may be flirting with casual private space travel and rumors of the singu...
Google's robo-CTRL-ALT-DEL failed, hung networks and Compute Engine for 90 minutes
And then along came a good old flesh and blood human! Chalk up another one for good old humans: Google's admitted that an automation failure was the root cause of a 93-minute outage of its Compute Engine in the us-central1 and europe-west3 zones of its cloud on January 18th, 2018.…
Man eats all the food in 'Lord of the Rings' in tribute to his late father
Second breakfast. Elevenses. Luncheon. Afternoon tea. Dinner. Supper. It was all consumed by one dedicated Lord of the Rings fan, who created a themed 14-course menu that mirrors the food eaten by characters in Peter Jackson's epic film trilogy — and it was all for a very important reason. SEE AL...
Bitcoin for buying juice? Only in Australia - CNET
Australian juice company Boost is giving away four bitcoins -- one a week, for four weeks -- to those that buy some juice and enter a code in the Boost app.
Google Trains AI To Write Wikipedia Articles
The Register: A team within Google Brain -- the web giant's crack machine-learning research lab -- has taught software to generate Wikipedia-style articles by summarizing information on web pages... to varying degrees of success. As we all know, the internet is a never ending pile of articles, so...
Put your vital signs on show with this ultrathin, stick-on skin display
There's a glut of devices out there designed to tell all sorts of things about your bodies, but few you'd want stuck to your body for very long. Perhaps with that in mind, engineering researchers at the University of Tokyo and Dai Nippon Printing have developed an ultrathin display which sticks t...
There's finally a board game powered by Amazon Alexa
Your next family game night could include Amazon Alexa. Game manufacturer Sensible Objects has released When in Rome, the first board game to incorporate Alexa. Through your Amazon Echo device, Alexa teaches you the rules, keeps track of the score, and guides you through the game. SEE ALSO: Th...
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