WASHINGTON | Robot recreates the walk of a 290-million-year-old creature

WASHINGTON—January 16, 2019— How did the earliest land animals move? Scientists have used a nearly 300-million-year old fossil skeleton and preserved ancient footprints to create a moving robot model of prehistoric life. Evolutionary biologist John Nyakatura at Humboldt University in Berlin has spent years studying a 290-million-year-old fossil dug up in central Germany’s Bromacker quarry … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Robot recreates the walk of a 290-million-year-old creature

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland

United States – The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister discussed a number of global and bilateral issues, including Russia and Venezuela. They expressed their concerns about the arbitrary detentions and politically motivated … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland

CAIRO | Weather front brings sandstorms, hail, rain to Middle East

CAIRO —January 16, 2019— A harsh weather front brought sandstorms, hail and rain to parts of the Middle East on Wednesday, with visibility down in the Egyptian capital as an orange cloud of dust blocked out the sky and pedestrians covered their faces from the wind gusts. The winter’s first snow fell on the Syrian … Continue reading CAIRO | Weather front brings sandstorms, hail, rain to Middle East

LOS ANGELES | Carell, ‘Office’ producers reteam for ‘Space Force’ comedy

LOS ANGELES —January 16, 2019— Steve Carell is starring in a new workplace comedy that could be out of this world. Netflix said Wednesday that Carell is re-teaming with “The Office” producers Greg Daniels and Howard Klein on the series “Space Force.” It’s about the people assigned to create a sixth branch of the armed … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Carell, ‘Office’ producers reteam for ‘Space Force’ comedy

NAIROBI, Kenya | The Latest: Kenya attack toll rises to 21, plus 5 militants

NAIROBI, Kenya—January 16, 2019— The Latest on the extremist attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Kenyan police say the death toll from the extremist attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi has climbed to 21, plus the five militants killed. National police chief Joseph Boinnet … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | The Latest: Kenya attack toll rises to 21, plus 5 militants

DETROIT | Kia to recall vehicles to fix problem that can cause fires

DETROIT —January 16, 2019— Kia says it will ignore the partial U.S. government shutdown and recall more than 68,000 vehicles to fix a fuel pipe problem that can cause engine fires. The problem stems from previous recall repairs due to engine failures. The Korean automaker also says it will do a “product improvement campaign” to … Continue reading DETROIT | Kia to recall vehicles to fix problem that can cause fires