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  • Body of wife of Nobel-winning professor found in Illinois landfill

    March 15, 2018 11:57 AM 17

    Ei-ichi Negishi, who won chemistry prize in 2010, taken to hospital after found walking nearby Authorities in northern Illinois are investigating after the body of the wife of a Nobel Prize-winning chemistry professor was found in a landfill, hours after the two were reported missing in Indiana. The Ogle County Sheriff's Office said in a news release

  • Sister of Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof charged with carrying weapons at school

    March 15, 2018 11:56 AM 10

    Morgan Roof, 18, was charged Wednesday with two counts of carrying weapons on school property and possession of marijuana, according to records. On her Snapchat post disparaging National Walkout Day, Roof said she hoped “it’s a trap and y’all get shot.” After Wednesday’s incident, Morgan Roof is not allowed to return to school, WLTX-19 reported. “A student

  • Student walkouts protesting gun violence range from sombre tributes to angry rallies

    March 14, 2018 11:10 PM 11

    Activists hoped Wednesday would be the biggest demonstration of student activism yet in response to last month’s massacre in Florida. Stoneman Douglas freshman Daniel Duff, who survived the shooting by hiding in a closet but lost seven of his friends, is the cousin of Collin and Kyleigh Duff, who go to Parkland High in Pennsylvania. The Duff siblings

  • Facebook blocks Britain First, a far-right anti-Muslim group promoted by Donald Trump

    March 14, 2018 6:41 PM 12

    “We do not do this lightly, but they have repeatedly posted content designed to incite animosity and hatred against minority groups,” Facebook said in a statement. Facebook said Wednesday that it had taken down several pages associated with “Britain First,” a far-right group whose leaders were recently convicted of hate crimes and whose inflammatory

  • Trial begins for widow of Orlando nightclub shooter who shot and killed 49

    March 14, 2018 4:45 PM 11

    Noor Salman, 31, is charged with aiding and abetting her husband, Omar Mateen, in planning the 2016 attack on the Pulse nightclub in which 49 people were killed. She faces life in prison if convicted. U.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron said the trial could last five weeks or more. Jurors were asked whether they could be impartial in the wake of the Parkland

  • Trump floats idea of U.S. ‘space force’ in case a war breaks out in Earth’s orbit

    March 14, 2018 4:41 PM 12

    But some space experts a military space force may make it harder to keep Earth’s orbit a place of peace. He said some people may argue that a space force would “compromise the sanctity of considering space to be off limits from warfare.” Ever since the Space Age started with the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik, there has been a military and national

  • Burma says it’s ready to accept the UN’s help with Rohingya return

    March 14, 2018 2:52 PM 10

    Burmese government officials said the “time is now appropriate to invite” UN agencies to get involved in the repatriation and resettlement of Rohingya refugees. Antagonism between Rakhine’s Buddhist community and Rohingya Muslims led to communal violence in 2012, forcing at least 140,000 Rohingya from their homes into squalid camps for internally displaced

  • Stephen Hawking helped elevate Canada’s profile in physics community

    March 14, 2018 1:02 PM 10

    During his second visit to the Sudbury facility, Hawking spoke to his hosts about the need for physics to be accessible to ordinary people. “I hope I have helped to raise the profile of science and to show that physics is not a mystery but can be understood by ordinary people,” he said at the time. “I believe everyone can and should have a broad picture

  • Survivors of Nepal plane crash: ‘It is a miracle that I am alive’

    March 14, 2018 12:45 PM 14

    KATHMANDU, Nepal—Survivors of this week’s plane crash at Nepal’s main airport said Wednesday that it was a miracle they survived an accident that killed 49 of the 71 people on board. Shorna Huggain of Bangladesh, who was a passenger on the US-Bangla Airlines flight when it crashed Monday while attempting to land at Kathmandu’s airport, said her husband

  • Melania Trump convening tech giants to tackle cyberbullying

    March 14, 2018 12:31 PM 9

    Amazon, Facebook, Google, Snap and Twitter will attend March 20 meeting U.S. first lady Melania Trump is bringing together tech giants to talk about ways to fight cyberbullying and promote internet safety, representatives of three companies said Tuesday. Among the companies expected to attend the March 20 meeting: Amazon, Facebook, Google, Snap and Twitter