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DESTRUCTION THWARTED Feds: Texas man tries to bomb Confederate statue

The Richard Dowling statue is shown near the entrance to Hermann Park in Houston on Monday.  (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP) A Texas man was arrested Monday after he allegedly tried to destroy a Con

Say goodbye to flat tires thanks to a self-healing rubber from Harvard

It's a situation drivers are all too familiar with: cruising along the road when suddenly a tire goes flat. Curse words, struggles, and inconvenience ensue. Researchers at Harvard University have developed

Japan minister sees unity with Trump, pressure on N. Korea

TOKYO –  Japan's new foreign minister says he sees no major shifts or divisions with the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump's administration.   Taro Kono, who was appointed earlier this

Is someone hacking our 7th Fleet? Navy to investigate after USS John S McCain collision

A top U.S. Navy admiral on Monday called for a swift and thorough investigation into Monday's collision of the USS John S. McCain into an oil tanker near Singapore-- marking the second deadly mishap that occurred in

Ford in talks to launch joint-venture electric car company in China

Ford Motor Co. is in discussions with a Chinese automaker about creating a joint venture to build electric cars in China.   The American automaker has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Anhui Zoty

Smoking marijuana can triple your chances of dying from high blood pressure

The health effects of marijuana are far from conclusive, as we reported. Now, a new study provides evidence that pot might be hurting your heart: Using marijuana can raise your risk of dying from hypertension, researcher

Families from all over the US flocked to Charleston for the 2017 solar eclipse

Millions gazed at the eclipse along the path of totality with it ending its coast-to-coast journey in Charleston, SC. Nearly 3,000 visitors from all over the country viewed the celestial event from the deck of USS Yorkto

CLINTON BUREAUCRACY? Postal workers' illegal aid prompts wider probe

Republican lawmakers are casting a wider net in their search for wrongdoing at federal agencies in past election cycles, after learning the Postal Service violated the law by allowing employees to do union-funded work fo

Dozens injured in train crash in suburban Philadelphia, officials say

More than 40 people were injured after a regional rail train crashed into another train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal early Tuesday morning, officials said.   The crash occurred early around 12:15 a.m. a

GRIM DISCOVERY Remains of Navy sailors found on USS McCain

Remains of some of the Navy sailors who went missing after a collision between USS John S. McCain and a tanker near Singapore were found in a compartment aboard the destroyer, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet Adm. Sco

US Air Force prepping mysterious X-37B space plane for September launch

The United States Air Force's X-37B program is readying its next robotic mini-shuttle for launch, this time atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The liftoff is scheduled to take place in early September, according

Dental professor tackling opioid epidemic in classroom following son's overdose death

A long-time professor at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Dentistry is changing the way students perceive prescribing opioids after his own son died of a heroin overdose in 2014. Dr. Omar Abubaker, the

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