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Earth’s mammals have shrunk dramatically over time. A study suggests humans are the reason.
“For 65 million years, it didn’t matter what size you were,” a researcher said — until a new kind of predator arrived on the scene: Homo erectus. In a few centuries, the planet's largest animal might be a cow, the study says.
E. coli outbreak spreads as source of tainted lettuce remains a mystery
The CDC is advising people to avoid romaine lettuce as an outbreak of the bacterial infection spreads.
How legalizing marijuana ruined a famous pot event
‘Ain’t nobody got time for this’: 911 dispatcher sentenced after hanging up on thousands of callers
Skripal poisoning: Salisbury residents told area is safe
The city's decontamination continues as a scientist warns of toxic "hotspots" of Novichok.
Barclays CEO fined in UK over whistleblower scandal
Barclays said on Friday that two UK regulators, the FCA and the PRA, had asked CEO Jes Staley to pay a fine.
Britain says would strongly support Zimbabwe's re-entry to Commonwealth
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Friday it would strongly support Zimbabwe's re-entry to the Commonwealth after elections later this year.
Strong lead for Irish abortion reform despite slip in support
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish voters who favor liberalizing the country's abortion laws maintain a strong lead with five weeks to go until a referendum despite a slip in support over the last three months, an opinion poll showed on Friday.
Rodrigo Duterte, Who Bristles at Foreign Critics, Has Begun Deporting Them
The Philippine president has overseen the deportation or detention of two foreigners who oppose his policies in recent days, including a 71-year-old nun.
First electric Ferrari faster than original: 'It absolutely decimated it'
Purists may be horrified by the thought of an electric Ferrari, but can speed win them over?
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Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years
TOKYO (AP) — A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and authorities set up a no-go zone around the mountain. Mount Io spewed smoke and ash high into the sky Thursday in its first eruption since 1768. Japan’s Meteorological Agency on Friday expanded a no-go zone t...
Justices: Teachers not required to report abuse of their own children
The state Supreme Court said the law requires some connection between the occupation and the suspicion of abuse, and because of that justices ruled a teacher was not obligated to report the suspected abuse in her own home.
Effort to let Anacortes-built trawler fish in U.S. waters runs aground
Caught in a political crossfire, another measure that would permit the $75 million factory trawler to work in U.S. waters has failed to pass the U.S. Senate.
Planning to get high on 4/20? More deputies will be on the lookout for impaired drivers
The King County Sheriff’s Office is cracking down on impaired driving Friday, April 20 — a day also known as “420,” a holiday of sorts for cannabis culture. Extra deputies in Precinct 3, the southeastern portion of the county, will be deployed to look for drivers under the influence of drugs and ...
Atlantic salmon, caught in Skagit 8 months after escape from pen, had eaten a fish
Upper Skagit tribal fishermen caught an Atlantic salmon in the Skagit River, 8 months after the net-pen break at Cypress Island, which freed 300,000 Atlantics. Experts say it’s not a sign that the newcomers are colonizing local rivers, though.
‘Offended’ Seattle U professor admits taking copies of student newspaper after it published photo of performer in drag
Staff members of the student newspaper The Spectator defended publishing the photo, saying that they stand with the LGBTQA community.
At Woodland Park Zoo, a new roof from ‘the oldest roofing known’
The thatched-roof project in the African Village replaces the original roof installed in 2001. The village will reopen sometime in May.
Department of Defense employee from Port Orchard pleads guilty to sexual abuse
Officials say Michael Cerera admitted that while he was a civilian employee of the Department of Defense in Yokosuka, Japan, he engaged in sexual contact with a female co-worker when she was asleep.
It’s official: Mariners, opponents will soon no longer be able to chew tobacco at Safeco Field
The King County Board of Health voted unanimously Thursday to prohibit smokeless tobacco in field and clubhouse areas, which means half of all MLB stadiums now have bans on the habit.
Dozens of bars boycott heralded Melvin Brewing over sexual-misconduct allegation, ‘bad-boy’ culture
In a reversal of fortune for a heralded brewery, Melvin Brewing has fallen into a #MeToo-style storm, with Seattle bars boycotting its products after a sexual-misconduct allegation in Bellingham, complaints of offensive content on its website and overall “bad-boy” culture.
Embiid's return gives 76ers the edge to be conference champions
Joel Embiid's return to Philadelphia's lineup unlocks peak 76ers, and The Process continued to develop in South Beach.
Harvey defiant after loss: I'm a starting pitcher
Mets right-hander Matt Harvey was roughed up for six runs in six innings Thursday night against the Braves, and afterward manager Mickey Callaway said he wasn't sure whether Harvey would make his next scheduled start.
Exclusive: What's next for Guardiola's Manchester City
So what next for Manchester City? Where do they and Pep Guardiola go from here? Guillem Balague reveals all as the Cityzens eyes up a dynasty.
Players claimed off NHL waivers making most of 2nd chances
The playoffs are filled with players that were put on waivers only to find a revamped role with a new team
Gossip: Manchester United 'demand £140m for Paul Pogba', West Ham 'want permanent Joe Hart deal', Juventus 'target Alvaro Morata'
Latest football transfer gossip as Manchester United name their price for Paul Pobga and West Ham are set for an unlikely bid to sign Joe Hart on a permanent deal.
Betts, Benintendi lead sizzling Red Sox past Angels, 8-2
The Boston Red Sox completed a dominant sweep of the AL West-leading Los Angeles Angels with an 8-2 victory
What gets a manager fired? One really bad stretch
The line for losing a job is clear in most professional sports _ cross the front office, wrangle with the star player, flame out in the playoffs, or put together one historically bad run at the start of a season
Once long shot, expansion Vegas now best bet in NHL playoffs
The expansion Vegas Golden Knights were long shots at the start of the year to make the playoffs
With new arena near, Bucks seek elusive playoff series win
The Milwaukee Bucks have reached another key juncture as their new downtown arena nears completion _ they're trying to win a playoff series for the first time since 2001
Former NFLer Chris Borland helps others adjust to retirement
Chris Borland knows all about the challenges of early retirement, having stepped away from a promising football career after one year because of concerns over head injuries
Turning to Marijuana for a Runners’ High and More
Some runners turn to marijuana to provide a mental or physical boost.
Their DNA helps them dive deep on one breath, study says
The free-diving Bajau people of Southeast Asia, or "sea nomads," can hold their breath for minutes at a time -- thanks to genetics and their unusually large spleens, a study suggests.
Frenchman Is First in World to Get 2 Full Face Transplants
Jérôme Hamon, a bookseller who has a genetic disease, underwent a second transplant after his body rejected the first because he had taken an antibiotic for a cold.
Ex-MP Tessa Jowell first to donate data to medical database
Former Culture Secretary Baroness Tessa Jowell hopes better cancer treatments can be developed.
U.S. appeals court blocks Indiana 'selective' abortion law
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday declared unconstitutional an Indiana law signed by then-Governor Mike Pence that banned women from having abortions because of the gender, race or disability, including Down's syndrome, of their fetuses.
Prince’s Overdose Death Results in No Criminal Charges
The authorities in Minnesota said that no one would be prosecuted in the musician’s 2016 death from a fentanyl overdose, though a doctor will pay a civil settlement.
Muscular dystrophy doesn't stop Adam living life to the full
Adam has a rare muscle-wasting disorder, but he isn't letting that stop him enjoying life.
F.D.A. Panel Recommends Approval of Cannabis-Based Drug for Epilepsy
Epidiolex was developed to treat two rare and devastating forms of the disease. It contains a chemical compound found in marijuana but not the one that makes people high.
Rodents and filth cited in FDA report on farm linked to egg recall
An inspection report released Thursday by the US Food and Drug Administration indicates that the North Carolina farm linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella from contaminated eggs had an ongoing rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions and poor employee practices.
Chinese Doctor Arrested, Then Applauded, for Criticizing a Popular Elixir
A doctor who suggested an alcohol-based tonic was dangerous was detained for 3 months, and then freed as a public hero.
Tech bribes: What's the WORST one you've ever been offered?
Bros gig, smellies, branded socks... Here are our tales. Tell us yours Some tickets to a Bros reunion gig in return for a favourable article? £1,500 to do a straight rewrite of a press release? Or some "free" man perfume from Kaspersky called Eau d'Eugene. Just what would you accept as a bribe gi...
Tim Cook: People don't want iOS and MacOS merged
If you've had some kind of fantasy about MacOS features on your iPad, Tim Cook is putting that dream to rest. Despite rumours of allowing developers to create apps that work on iOS and MacOS, the Apple chief told the Sydney Morning Herald they're two experiences that should be kept separate. SEE ...
There is no perceived IT generation gap: Young people really are thick
Grumble grumble where's me suet pudding in Bovril etc Something for the Weekend, Sir? Blank faces abound. No, not all are blank: some are horrified, revolted even. What did I say?…
Apple unleashes FoundationDB as an open source project
Secretive company talks up the need for open community Apple has open-sourced FoundationDB, a distributed ACID-compliant NoSQL datastore, three years after acquiring the company that developed the technology.…
Ariana Grande references Manchester in uplifting 'No Tears Left To Cry' video
Ariana Grande is back with her first single of 2018, and it contains references to the Manchester attack which took place at the pop star's concert last May. "No Tears Left To Cry" was released on Friday, and as noted by the BBC, the music video contains a nod to the solidarity that came after th...
Return to Westworld with GameSpot's weekly catch-up show - CNET
Every week, we step inside the maze to explore the mind-bending mysteries and tantalising twists of the hit HBO show.
Audit Approved of Facebook Policies, Even After Cambridge Analytica Leak
Nicholas Confessore reports via The New York Times: An auditing firm responsible for monitoring Facebook for federal regulators told them last year that the company had sufficient privacy protections in place, even after the social media giant lost control of a huge trove of user data that was im...
CEO insisted his email was on server that had been offline for years
When the dotcom bubble burst, the surviving techies learned the true meaning of just-in-time training ON-CALL Welcome again to On-Call, The Register’s Friday column in which readers share tales of tricky tech support tasks.…
Spotify reveals songs that inspire Time's 100 Most Influential - CNET
The streaming service has a new playlist of songs chosen by 35 of Time's 2018 100 Most Influential.
ZTE to USA: Sure, ban us, but you cannot afford such victories
We’ve done everything you asked - even implemented SAP - pleads Chinese vendor ZTE has hit back at the United States’ newly-imposed ban on American companies selling to the Chinese networking vendor.…
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