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The U.S. military wants more plutonium triggers for nuclear warheads
The only U.S. facility capable of producing the triggers at the moment, Los Alamos National Laboratory, is just coming back on line after suspending production years ago because of safety concerns.
Theresa May to warn EU leaders of Russian threat to democracy
The EU summit is also expected to see leaders agree on the terms for a Brexit transition period.
'We're made out to be so vulnerable, we're not,' says former F1 'grid girl'
For Melissa James, becoming a Formula One "grid girl" was the pinnacle of her career. James grew up watching motorsports, so working at the world-class race was a dream come true. But it was short lived.
The best places to visit in Mexico
Considering a trip to Mexico but don't know where to start? Whether it's the hustle and bustle of Mexico City or a quiet retreat such as Isla Holbox, we can help.
Man jumps or falls from public gallery onto floor of Dutch parliament: newspaper
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A man was injured on Thursday after apparently jumping or falling several meters from the public gallery into the chamber of the Dutch parliament, local media reported.
Syria war: First rebels leave defeated Eastern Ghouta town
The Ahrar al-Sham rebel faction agreed an evacuation deal with troops besieging the Eastern Ghouta.
3 big things revealed by Donald Trump's tweet that he could knock out Joe Biden
On Thursday morning at 6:19 a.m. ET, the President of the United States tweeted this: "Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically, and yet he threatens me, for the second time, with physical assault. He doesn't know me, but he would go do...
In the post-truth era, photographers use lies to spread facts
In an age when images are frequently edited or misrepresented online, new photographers are challenging the maxim that the camera never lies.
Fred Savage accused of on-set harassment and battery
A costume department employee who worked on the Fox series "The Grinder" has accused actor Fred Savage of harassment, discrimination and assault and battery.
Republican Rick Saccone concedes 8 days after Pennsylvania special election
Democrat Conor Lamb announced Wednesday that his Republican opponent, Rick Saccone, has conceded in the close special election last week for Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District.
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Washington foster-care group homes fail to meet health, safety requirements, audit finds
Sixteen of 20 foster-care group homes inspected in 2016 failed to conduct required background checks on scores of employees and 11 didn’t meet food-safety standards, according to the U.S. Office of Inspector General.
Sea lions gobbling fragile fish in US Northwest survival war
NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — The 700-pound sea lion blinked in the sun, sniffed the sea air and then lazily shifted to the edge of the truck bed and plopped onto the beach below. Freed from the cage that carried him to the ocean, the massive marine mammal shuffled into the surf, looked left, looked right...
30 treated for gas exposure as Indonesia volcano belches
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Thirty people were treated for sulfur gas poisoning after Mount Ijen in eastern Java belched toxic fumes from its crater, Indonesia’s disaster agency said Thursday. Spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said more than 170 residents of several villages on the volcano’s slopes ha...
Eyman takes on Atlantic salmon net-pen ban, seeks referendum
Gov. Jay Inslee is scheduled to sign legislation banning Atlantic salmon net pens in Washington on Thursday, as Tim Eyman moved to take the issue to a public vote.
Washington’s governor signs anti-censorship bill for student journalists into law
Students journalists in Washington state will have the final call on what to publish in their newspapers after Gov. Jay Inslee signed the New Voices Act into law.
Sen. Patty Murray’s bipartisan health care effort left out of spending bill
A bipartisan effort to include legislation that would help shore up individual health-insurance markets will likely not be included in the proposed spending bill Congress is crafting.
A fire has damaged a Bellevue mosque — again. Here’s what we know
The blaze at the Islamic Center of Eastside Wednesday afternoon comes after a man set fire to the mosque in January 2017.
Brake lines cut on some Seattle bike-share bikes
Officials are asking riders to test the brakes on bike-share bicycles before using them.
Thousands lose right to vote under states’ ‘incompetence’ laws
Laws in 39 states and Washington, D.C., allow judges to strip voting rights from people with mental disabilities ranging from schizophrenia to Down syndrome who are deemed “incapacitated” or “incompetent.”
Washington state’s electric-vehicle sales-tax break to end
The current exemption expires in June 2019 or once 7,500 electric vehicles have been registered with the state — whichever comes first. That number hit 6,843 as of last week, according to the state department of licensing.
Sources: UConn to hire Rhode Island's Hurley
Dan Hurley, who guided Rhode Island to the NCAA tournament in each of the past two years, has agreed on a six-year deal to become the new head coach at UConn, sources told ESPN.
March Madness: What is Thursday's NCAA tournament Sweet 16 schedule?
Everything you need to know as the 2018 NCAA men's basketball tournament Sweet 16 tips of.
Barcelona star Gerard Pique recalls awkward Manchester United encounter with Roy Keane: 'I almost s**t myself.'
Gerard Pique, who arrived at Manchester United as a youngster from Barcelona, was preparing for a match in the dressing when his mobile phone began to ring.
Euro 2016 humiliation helped England, claims Dele Alli
England were dumped out of Euro 2016 in embarrassing fashion by Iceland, but Dele Alli says the experience has helped the team grow.
West Ham ban pitch-invading fans for life
West Ham have issued lifetime bans to five supporters who invaded the pitch during the Premier League match against Burnley on March 10.
Tennis: Serena Williams out of Miami Open after straight sets defeat to Naomi Osaka
The Japanese went all the way in last week's BNP Paribas Open, defeating Maria Sharapova and world number one Simona Halep along the way, and she added Williams' scalp in supreme style. The 20-year-old was dominant from the off and clinched a 6-3 6-2 victory over the 23-time grand slam champion ...
International football: 10 things to look out for in this round of friendlies
The most important things to keep an eye on this weekend as the international break gets started ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
Gossip: Man Utd 'target £50m Varane', United and City 'battle for Boateng', Liverpool 'lead Jorginho race'
Latest football transfer gossip as Manchester United want Raphael Varane and Jerome Boateng, while Liverpool are confident of signing Jorginho and Mark Hughes is ready to splash the cash (if he doesn't get relegated).
Not everyone playing by the spirit of NBA tanking guideline
While tanking is easy to spot, the NBA is finding it's not so easy to stop
Humiliation in New Zealand as England bowled out for 58 - their sixth lowest Test total ever
England are facing certain defeat in the First Test after being bowled out in just 95 minutes on the opening morning
Federal Agency Courted Alcohol Industry to Fund Study on Benefits of Moderate Drinking
Scientists and National Institute of Health officials waged a concerted campaign to obtain funding from the alcohol industry for research that may enshrine alcohol as a part of a healthy diet.
What the sugar content in your muffin looks like
BBC presenter Victoria Derbyshire measures out the sugar that can be found in a typical muffin.
Wales A&E performance worst on record
Around a quarter of patients in A&E departments last month waited longer than four hours.
Denmark to build wild boar fence on German border
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark said Thursday it will build a 70 kilometer (43.5 mile) fence on its German border to keep out wild boars that can carry the deadly infection African swine fewer to farm pigs and threaten the country's large pork industry.
Scientists develop brain scanner in a helmet
(Reuters) - British scientists have developed a lightweight and highly sensitive brain imaging device that can be worn as a helmet, allowing the patient to move about naturally.
A blueberry muffin 'could have day's worth of sugar'
Health experts say the researchers' findings show how easy it is to consume "huge" amounts of sugar.
Cut calories by 15% to stay young, study says
Maybe there's no need for a fountain of youth after all. New research suggests that cutting calories by 15% for two years can slow the metabolic process that leads to aging and protect against age-related diseases.
Endo, others to pay $270.8 mln to resolve Lidoderm U.S. antitrust cases
(Reuters) - Endo International Plc and two other companies have agreed to pay $270.8 million to resolve class action lawsuits alleging Endo paid a generic drug manufacturer to delay launching a cheaper version of its Lidoderm painkiller patch.
Chronic fatigue trial results 'not robust', new study says
A new analysis of the controversial PACE trial suggests the effects of exercise therapy have been exaggerated.
Tai chi recommended to fight fibromyalgia
A study suggests the martial art has benefits similar to or greater than aerobic exercise.
Man perfectly responds to a Twitter request made by a woman 7 years ago
Exchanges like this are what Twitter was made for. SEE ALSO: 19 of the funniest British tweets so far in 2018 Way back in summer 2011 @_ZeeTaughtMe posted the following open request. .somebody remind me in seven years not to have kids. — itsneishabby (@_ZeeTaughtMe) June 23, 2011 Flash forward ...
This kangaroo just wants to touch a golf flag and who can blame him
Flags are just so flappy and fun. SEE ALSO: It's not often you see koalas swim, so here's one paddling across a river In Australia on Wednesday a kangaroo was spotted on Noosa Golf Course, apparently mesmerised by a flapping golf flag. A ‘dancing’ kangaroo, mesmerised by a flag, has delighted go...
Henry Cavill pays tribute to his moustache in a glorious Instagram video
There are many famous moustaches out there, but not many can boast their own special effects team. Henry Cavill's can, though. Or rather, it could. SEE ALSO: This photo of 'Superman' Henry Cavill holding a tree is baffling the internet As the below Instagram video reveals, Cavill's moustache is n...
UK Daily Deals for March 22 include electric toothbrushes, tech and gaming products, OLED TVs, Amazon devices, and more
Easter is a great time to snag a bargain from Amazon as they hold their annual Amazon Easter sale. However, there is only one day left, so if you have't had a look already, It might be worth taking some time out and heading over to Amazon to see what you can pick up on the cheap. SEE ALSO: 8 Rea...
WekaIO pulls some Matrix kung fu on SPEC file system benchmark
Like a bat out of parallel... Startup type WekaIO has walked all over IBM's Spectrum Scale parallel file system with a doubled SPEC SFS2014 benchmark score for its Matrix software running on Supermicro servers.…
What it's like to wear Facebook's $199 VR headset, Oculus Go - CNET
Oculus Go feels comfy and totally fine. But can Facebook win over more eyes right now based on price alone?
Margot Robbie wells up when her brother surprises her in an interview
Sibling mockery is everywhere. SEE ALSO: The 'Best Actress' losing nominees hugging it out might be the sweetest moment from this year's Oscars Margot Robbie gave an interview to MTV Australia on Monday for Peter Rabbit. This wasn't your average interview however. MTV had a surprise in store in ...
Mozilla pulls ads off Facebook over data access concerns
Mozilla has announced it’s suspending its advertising on Facebook in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica privacy controversy — saying it has concerns the current default privacy settings remain risky, and having decided to take a fresh look at Facebook’s app permissions following the latest user ...
Little girl uses the Cambridge Analytica controversy to ask her dad for a puppy
When you really, really want something, you do everything within your power to make it happen. This little girl was so desperate for a puppy, she studied her journalist's father's reading habits to ensure her request for a puppy would be seen. She knew her father was following the Cambridge Anal...
Chrissy Teigen had the best response to this tweet about women who don't take their husband's last name
Another day, another perfect Twitter response from Chrissy Teigen. She's pretty much turned blunt comebacks into an art form. SEE ALSO: 19 times Chrissy Teigen got hilariously angry with stuff on Twitter This time it was started with the following viral tweet, which asked why some women refuse t...
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