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    US nuclear lab’s future up in the air after recent fire

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A recent fire has put a national laboratory’s ability to operate safely into question. The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board announced Friday that it will hold a hearing next month to discuss the future of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported (http://bit.ly/2qmP0CY). The board is […]
  • FILE - In this May 21, 2107 file photo people watch a TV news program showing a file image of a missile launch conducted by North Korea, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. With North Korea’s nuclear missile threat in mind, the Pentagon is planning a missile defense test next week that for the first time will target an intercontinental-range missile. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File) National News

    US plans test of defense system to shoot down an ICBM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Preparing for North Korea’s growing threat, the Pentagon will try to shoot down an intercontinental-range missile for the first time in a test next week. The goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S. homeland, officials said Friday The American interceptor has a spotty track record, […]
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    US science agency: Selfies with seal pups a no-no

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. officials are warning people not to take selfies with seals, no matter how tempting. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fisheries office says seal pupping season is underway in New England and that means people might see seal pups on the beach during Memorial Day weekend. But they say there […]
  • FILE - This Jan. 28, 2013 file photo, seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones, describes how an early warning system would provide advance warning of an earthquake, at a news conference at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif. President Donald Trump's budget proposal would cut federal funding for an earthquake early warning system for California, Oregon and Washington state, a development that seismology experts and some local leaders say would be the end of the project. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File) AP

    Trump’s budget cuts West Coast quake warning system funding

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump’s budget proposal would cut federal funding for an earthquake early warning system for California, Oregon and Washington state, a development that seismology experts and some local leaders say would be the end of the project. The system being developed in conjunction with various universities is intended at providing […]
  • A woman poses next to French designer Gael Langevin's InMoov robot after he unveiled it at a technology fair in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, May 26, 2017. Based on an idea developed from a prosthetic hand Langevin made in 2011, the first-ever made on a 3D printer, the robot can be programmed to speak English, Spanish, French, Russian and Dutch, with a basic model costing about 1,500 euros, $1,665. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) AP

    French designer shows off DIY robot in public for 1st time

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A French designer has shown his humanoid DIY robot to the public for the first time. The life-size plastic model responded to English-language commands Friday, picking up and dropping a small ball and swiveling its head to follow people. Designer Gael Langevin unveiled the robot at a technology fair in Romania […]
  • Specialist Meric Greenbaum works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, May 26, 2017. Stocks are opening a bit lower after a six-day winning streak. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Money

    More records, barely, as stocks rise for 7th day

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks made the tiniest of gains Friday as media companies and sellers of beauty products and food ticked higher. Major indexes added to their winning streak and record highs. Stocks spent the day flipping back and forth between small gains and losses. Beauty products maker Ulta rose after a strong […]
  • FILE - This Feb. 3, 2015, file photo, Eagle Mountain Republican Rep. David Lifferth appears on the house floor at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Utah lawmakers say they hope a new, unique law cuts down on the expanding and increasingly troubling forms of cyber harassment by giving authorities the ability to send the online bullies to jail. Last year, Utah legislators considered a similar bill, but stripped out the personally identifiable information portion because some committee members were concerned with how broad some terms in that section were, said than Republican Rep. Lifferth, who sponsored the 2016 bill. Lifferth's bill was never passed because lawmakers say they ran out of time. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) AP

    Utah law that could send online bullies to jail criticized

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers hope a new, unusual law cuts down on increasingly troubling forms of cyber harassment by giving authorities the ability to send online bullies to jail for a year. Law enforcement, school officials and support groups back the effort, but some lawyers and a libertarian-leaning group have balked at […]
  • Facebook CEO and Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg delivers the commencement address at Harvard University commencement exercises, Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Cambridge, Mass., (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Lifestyle

    In His Words: Mark Zuckerberg addresses Harvard Class of ’17

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a commencement speech at Harvard University on Thursday, 12 years after dropping out to focus on what’s now the world’s biggest social network. Here’s his prepared remarks, as provided by Facebook: President Faust, Board of Overseers, faculty, alumni, friends, proud parents, members of the ad board, and graduates of the […]
  • Harvard University President Drew Faust, left, and Facebook CEO and Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg, right, speak while standing for a photograph before the start of Harvard University commencement exercises, Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) AP

    Dear, Harvard: 10 memorable quotes from Zuckerberg’s speech

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to Harvard with a message on fighting inequality and taking risks in the name of innovation. Zuckerberg, who, like the graduates, is a millennial, started Facebook in his Harvard dorm room in 2004. He dropped out the following year and returned Thursday to receive an honorary degree. Here are 10 […]
  • This image made available by NASA on Thursday, May 25, 2017, and made from data captured by the Juno spacecraft shows Jupiter's south pole. The oval features are cyclones, up to 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) in diameter. The cyclones are separate from Jupiter's trademark Great Red Spot, a raging hurricane-like storm south of the equator. The composite, enhanced color image was made from data on three separate orbits. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Betsy Asher Hall/Gervasio Robles via AP) AP

    Monstrous cyclones churning over Jupiter’s poles

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Monstrous cyclones are churning over Jupiter’s poles, until now a largely unexplored region that is more turbulent than scientists expected. NASA’s Juno spacecraft spotted the chaotic weather at the top and bottom of Jupiter once it began skimming the cloud tops last year, surprising researchers who assumed the giant gas […]
  • In this photo taken Wednesday, May 24, 2017, members of the Amish community gather at the Logan County Justice Center in Russellville, KY, for a hearing. A trial date has been set for 13 members of the local Amish community who have been cited for violating a ordinance requiring horses to wear bags to catch their droppings. (Aaron Mudd /Daily News via AP) National News

    Trial set for Amish community members over horse droppings

    RUSSELLVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Members of an Amish community in Kentucky may take their cases to court after being cited for violating an ordinance requiring horses to wear bags to catch their droppings. The Bowling Green Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2qfjV47 ) 13 members of the Swartzentruber Amish sect in Auburn appeared in court Wednesday and […]
  • In this Sept. 14, 2014 photo, honeybees work in a hive located in an apple grove at Hartland Orchard, a family farm near the the Blue Ridge Mountains in Markham, Va.  A U.S. survey of beekeepers released on Thursday, May 25, 2017 found improvements in the outlook for troubled honeybees. Winter losses were at the lowest levels in more than a decade with only 21 percent of the colonies dying.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) AP

    Survey finds US honeybee losses improve from horrible to bad

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a glimmer of hope for America’s ailing honeybees as winter losses were the lowest in more than a decade, according to a U.S. survey of beekeepers released Thursday. Beekeepers lost 21 percent of their colonies over last winter, the annual Bee Informed Partnership survey found. That’s the lowest winter loss level […]
  • Chinese Go player Ke Jie reacts as he plays a match against Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, during the Future of Go Summit in Wuzhen in eastern China's Zhejiang Province, Thursday, May 25, 2017. A computer beat China's top player of go, one of the last games machines have yet to master, for a second time Thursday in a competition authorities limited the Chinese public's ability to see. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT AP

    Computer wins 2nd game against Chinese go champion

    WUZHEN, China (AP) — A computer beat China’s top player of go, one of the last games machines have yet to master, for a second time Thursday in a competition authorities limited the Chinese public’s ability to see. Ke Jie lost despite playing what Google’s AlphaGo indicated was the best game any opponent has played […]
  • Facebook CEO and Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg delivers the commencement address at Harvard University commencement exercises, Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Cambridge, Mass., (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Lifestyle

    Zuckerberg urges Harvard grads to build a world of ‘purpose’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg returned Thursday to Harvard, where he launched Facebook and then dropped out, telling graduates it’s up to them to bring purpose to the world, fight inequality and strengthen the global community. “Change starts local. Even global changes start small — with people like us,” the Facebook CEO said. He […]
  • FILE -- In this Nov. 1, 2006 file photo, a Qatari employee of Al Jazeera Arabic language TV news channel walks past the logo of Al Jazeera in Doha, Qatar. Hackers allegedly broke into the website of Qatar's state-run news agency and published a fake story quoting the ruling emir, authorities there said Wednesday, May 24, 2017, as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates responded by blocking Qatari media, including broadcaster Al-Jazeera. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File) AP

    Qatar hack, bloody Bahrain raid follow Trump’s Mideast trip

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar found itself on the defensive once again Thursday as more Arab nations blocked access to websites of its flagship Al-Jazeera news network, just days after U.S. President Donald Trump’s Mideast visit positioned America squarely with Sunni Arab countries against Shiite power Iran. Bahrain and Egypt joined Saudi Arabia […]