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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Faraway space snowman is pitted and has bright ‘collar’

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Jan 25, 2019—The space snowman visited by NASA on New Year’s Day is pitted all over and has a bright “collar” between its two fused spheres. These are the newest details to emerge about Ultima Thule, the most distant object ever explored. A close-up picture taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft right before … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Faraway space snowman is pitted and has bright ‘collar’

NEW YORK | US flu season poised to be milder than last year’s harsh one

NEW YORK —Jan 11, 2019— It’s early, but the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter’s unusually brutal one, U.S. health officials said. In most parts of the country, most illnesses right now are being caused by a flu strain that leads to fewer hospitalizations and deaths as the kind … Continue reading NEW YORK | US flu season poised to be milder than last year’s harsh one

NEW YORK | Lab revokes honors for controversial DNA scientist Watson

NEW YORK —Jan 11, 2019—James Watson, the Nobel Prize-winning DNA scientist who lost his job in 2007 for expressing racist views, was stripped of several honorary titles Friday by the New York lab he once headed. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory said it was reacting to Watson’s remarks in a television documentary aired earlier this month. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Lab revokes honors for controversial DNA scientist Watson

ALBANY, N.Y. | The Latest: Limo co. operator had packed bags when arrested

ALBANY, N.Y. — The Latest on the limousine crash in upstate New York that killed 20 people last weekend (all times local): 7:45 p.m. A prosecutor says the New York limousine company operator charged with criminally negligent homicide in a crash that killed 20 people had packed bags with him when he was arrested. Nauman … Continue reading ALBANY, N.Y. | The Latest: Limo co. operator had packed bags when arrested

BEIJING | China criticizes US B-52 bomber missions as ‘provocative’

BEIJING — China on Thursday labeled a recent mission by nuclear-capable U.S. B-52 bombers over the disputed South China Sea as “provocative,” and said the U.S. was solely responsible for a recent downturn in relations between their militaries. Defense Ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang also reiterated at a monthly briefing China’s objections to a recent U.S. … Continue reading BEIJING | China criticizes US B-52 bomber missions as ‘provocative’