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KAMPALA, Uganda | At least 34 die in Uganda mudslides triggered by heavy rains

KAMPALA, Uganda  — At least 34 people died in mudslides triggered by torrential rains in a mountainous area of eastern Uganda that is prone to such disasters, a Red Cross official said Friday. More victims were likely to be discovered when rescue reams access all the affected areas in the foothills of Mount Elgon, said … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | At least 34 die in Uganda mudslides triggered by heavy rains

KAMPALA, Uganda | 34 die in Uganda mudslides triggered by heavy rains

KAMPALA, Uganda — At least 34 people have died in mudslides triggered by torrential rains in a mountainous area of eastern Uganda that is prone to such disasters, a Red Cross official said Friday. More victims are likely to be discovered when rescue reams access all the affected areas in the foothills of Mountain Elgon, … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | 34 die in Uganda mudslides triggered by heavy rains

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Walk on the wild side: Dutch jogger runs into lion cub

THE HAGUE, Netherlands  — A jogger’s run through the Dutch countryside turned into a walk on the wild side when he discovered a lion cub in a field. Police say the young cub was found Sunday in a cage dumped in a field near Tienhoven between the central cities of Utrecht and Hilversum. Police have … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Walk on the wild side: Dutch jogger runs into lion cub

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | Scrawny dwarf planet, named Goblin, found well beyond Pluto

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — A scrawny dwarf planet nicknamed the Goblin has been discovered well beyond Pluto. A round frozen world just 186 miles (300 kilometers) across, the Goblin was spotted by astronomers in 2015 around Halloween, thus its spooky name. But it wasn’t publicly unveiled until Tuesday following further observations. Scott Sheppard of the … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | Scrawny dwarf planet, named Goblin, found well beyond Pluto

MOSCOW | Scientists find perfectly preserved ancient foal in Siberia

MOSCOW— Russian scientists have found the carcass of an ancient foal perfectly preserved in the Siberian permafrost. The fossil discovered in the region of Yakutia has its skin, hair, hooves and tail preserved. Yakutia is also famous having wooly mammoth fossils found in the permafrost. Scientists from Russia’s Northeast Federal University who presented the discovery … Continue reading MOSCOW | Scientists find perfectly preserved ancient foal in Siberia

CHICAGO | Democrats’ attempted hacker? A test from Michigan Democrats

CHICAGO— A would-be hacking attempt into the national Democratic Party’s massive voter file wasn’t that at all. It turns out to be the work of a technology company hired by Michigan Democrats, all in the name of testing how secure the party can keep information on tens of millions of Americans. “This was an unauthorized … Continue reading CHICAGO | Democrats’ attempted hacker? A test from Michigan Democrats

MATTITUCK, N.Y | Graffiti painted on home and lawn of ‘Top Chef’

MATTITUCK, N.Y — Police are investigating after political and religious symbols were painted on “Top Chef” producer and restaurateur Tom Colicchio’s home and lawn on Long Island. Colicchio and his wife, Lori Silverbush, tweeted they discovered the graffiti on Tuesday. Police say “TRUMP” was written in red paint on the mailbox. “Cuomo=Death to America” with … Continue reading MATTITUCK, N.Y | Graffiti painted on home and lawn of ‘Top Chef’

BERLIN | Mom was Neanderthal: Fossil shows mix of humankind’s cousins

BERLIN  — Scientists say they’ve found the remains of a prehistoric female whose mother was a Neanderthal and whose father belonged to another extinct group of human relatives known as Denisovans. The 90,000-year-old bone fragment found in southern Siberia marks the first time a direct offspring of these two groups has been discovered, according to … Continue reading BERLIN | Mom was Neanderthal: Fossil shows mix of humankind’s cousins