• Leonard Nimoy's death draws reaction on Earth — and in space

    News services
    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    A sample of some of the reaction to the death of Leonard Nimoy,  the actor known and loved by generations of "Star Trek" fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock. Nimoy died Friday at age 83. - "I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his...

  • $150K dress worn by Lupita Nyong'o at Oscars reported stolen

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The theft of a $150,000 pearl-covered gown worn by Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars doesn't surprise Hollywood stylists who have personally experienced the seedy side of red carpet fashion. Style expert and fashion commentator Mary Alice Stephenson has for years heard...

  • 'Jihadi John' raised in UK, studied computers, reports say

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    LONDON ( — The world knows him as "Jihadi John," the masked, knife-wielding militant in videos showing Western hostages being beheaded by the Islamic State group. A growing body of evidence suggests he is a London-raised university graduate, described by one man who knew him as kind,...

  • Regulators OK 'net neutrality' rules for Internet providers

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile now must act in the "public interest" when providing a mobile connection to your home or phone, under rules approved Thursday by a divided Federal Communications Commission. The plan, which...

  • First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

    The Guardian
    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years. Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body and claims the procedures needed to carry out the operation are not far off. Canavero...

  • Militants abduct more Christians, smash ancient artifacts

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria in the past three days, bringing the total number abducted by the extremist group to over 220, activists said Thursday. At the same time, the extremists also released a video showing...

  • Watch: Loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix; social media explodes

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    SUN CITY, Ariz. — Two quick-footed llamas that dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community were captured by authorities Thursday, causing a stir in the streets and on social media. Television footage showed a large, white llama and a smaller, black llama...

  • Judge rules for NFL star Adrian Peterson, paving way for reinstatement

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    A federal judge has cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be reinstated. U.S. District Judge David Doty issued his order Thursday, less than three weeks after hearing oral arguments. Doty overruled NFL arbitrator Harold Henderson's previous denial...

  • Life-saving train design is rarely used

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the collision between a Southern California commuter train and a truck abandoned on the tracks was this: No one died and only eight people on board were admitted to hospitals. Officials with the Metrolink train system credit...

  • Spacewalking astronaut safe after water leaks into helmet

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A spacewalking astronaut ended up with unwanted water in his helmet Wednesday after breezing through a cable and lube job outside the International Space Station. The leak was scarily reminiscent of a near-drowning outside the orbiting complex nearly two...

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