Astronomer: 'Magic' nights make Hawaii best…

Backers of a proposed giant telescope insist that Hawaii is the best place for their $1.4 billion instrument despite protests by Native Hawaiian opponents

North Korea tests new 'super-large' rocket…

North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un has supervised the test-firing of "newly developed super-large multiple rocket launcher"

British airports to introduce 3D screening for carry-on bags

Putting small containers of liquids in plastic bags could soon be a thing of the past for airline passengers in Britain after the government announced plans to introduce 3D screening equipment for carry-on luggage at all major airports

Strip down, saddle up: Naked bikers hit…

Strip down, saddle up: Hundreds of naked bicyclists take to Philadelphia's streets for annual ride promoting positive body image

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Russian capsule carrying robot fails space…

A Russian space capsule carrying a humanoid robot has failed to dock as planned with the International Space Station

Books not bets: Nevada casino hotel to serve as…

University of Nevada, Reno officials have leased a downtown casino hotel tower for a year and turned it into a dorm for 1,300 students after a July 5 gas explosion shut down their two biggest residence halls. There's been less opposition than expected

Putin orders Russia to respond after US missile…

President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian military to find a quid pro quo response after the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty

Walmart, Tesla pause in legal fight over fiery…

Walmart and Tesla pause in lawsuit over fiery rooftop solar panels

He Got a Joke Vanity Plate. The Joke Was on Him

A California man's 2016 decision to get a vanity license plate set him on a path into a "Kafkaesque loop," reports Wired in a look at Joseph Tartaro's predicament. The computer security researcher began brainstorming possibilities that related to his industry, including "null pointer." He liked the NULL, and thought...

Appeals court insulates Qualcomm from FTC's…

An appeals court is temporarily protecting mobile chip maker Qualcomm from key parts an antitrust ruling against the company

Rolling Stones get name on little Martian rock…

There is now a "Rolling Stones Rock" on Mars, and it's giving Mick and the boys some satisfaction

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80 Charged in Massive Love Scam Run Out of LA

The feds say elderly women and businesses were the perpetrators' targets, and that they managed to squeeze at least $6 million out of their victims in what prosecutors are calling "one of the largest cases of its kind in US history." CNN reports on the arrests Thursday of two Nigerian...

Sanders touts $16 trillion climate plan in…

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a $16.3 trillion climate plan before touring a Northern California town ravaged by wildfire

FAA puts out a call for pilots to test changes in…

AP sources say federal officials are recruiting airline pilots to test changes that Boeing made to its 737 Max jet after two crashes

Norway: Dutch cybersecurity expert likely died in accident

Police in Norway believe a missing Dutch cybersecurity expert who had worked for the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks "most likely perished as a result of an accident" in a fjord

Texas governor expresses concern about private…

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has raised concern about private firearm sales but didn't commit to crack down on them or act on gun control issues

Judge: If I Could Legally Have You Castrated, I…

"If the law allowed me to have you castrated, I would." So said a judge Wednesday in explaining why Ryan Alden would get life behind bars plus nearly 150 years, the Oklahoman reports. The 39-year-old Oklahoma man, who hid cameras in people's homes, had pleaded guilty to felonies including manufacturing...

The Latest: 7 go to hospital after Hawaii emergency landing

Hawaiian Airlines says seven people were taken to the hospital with smoke-related symptoms after a flight from Oakland, California, to Honolulu made an emergency landing when smoke was reported in the plane

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North Dakota agency disregarded policy on spill…

North Dakota's Health Department disregarded its own policy in updating the volume of 2015 pipeline spill at a natural gas processing plant, and it remains unclear whether promised quarterly inspections of the site have been done as cleanup continued

GameStop Jumps After Famed Investor Shows Faith

GameStop has been having a brutal year. The video game retailer has lost roughly 70% of its value—but all it took was a little faith from a famous investor to send stock back up. When Barrons reported Wednesday that Michael Burry is going long on the company, shares jumped...