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World May 05Clashes in Ukraine leave 4 dead, 30 wounded
The Associated Press and other news outlets reported heavy gunfire and explosions around the eastern city of Slovyansk, where Kiev's army mounted its first major offensive Friday against armed pro-Russian insurgents.
World May 02Pro-Russia forces shoot down 2 Ukrainian helicopters, 38 killed in Odessa building fire as fighting erupts in Ukraine
In an effort to regain control of the eastern city of Slovyansk, the Ukrainian government launched its first major offensive against pro-Russian separatists Friday, the Associated Press reports. The fighting has claimed at least three lives so far.
Science May 02Star cluster flung from distant galaxy at 2 million mph
Astronomers have discovered a cluster of several thousand stars that was ejected out of a distant galaxy at a stellar speed of more than two million miles per hour. The group of “runaway stars,” named HVGC-1 for “hypervelocity globular cluster,”…
Science Apr 30On tiny racetrack, scientists test self-driving cars of the future
In a robotics lab at George Washington University, there’s a small-scale race track, complete with a loop-the-loop. A battery-powered car hurls itself around the room, flipping over jumps and around the vertical spiral. “They are really robust, so when a…
Arts Apr 24Andy Warhol computer artwork rescued from Amiga floppy disks
Previously unknown Andy Warhol artwork, made on a 1985 Commodore Amiga computer, was recently extracted from obsolete floppy disks.
Science Apr 24‘Hidden Serpent’ fossil reveals origin of giant flying reptiles
Scientists have discovered fragments of the earliest known pterodactyloid -- ancient winged creatures with long skulls and necks, and short tails -- that existed on earth about 163 million years ago, longer than previously thought, according to a new study…
Economy Apr 24Number of first-time jobless claims rose more than expected last week
Although the new figures are higher than expected, economic experts told Reuters that this uptick of jobless claims "probably reflected difficulties adjusting the data for seasonal fluctuations given a late Easter this year," and is not necessarily an indication…
Nation Apr 18Cities crack down on homeless living in vehicles
At least 70 cities in the nation have passed laws that ban people from living in their vehicles. In Palo Alto, Calif., people living in their cars face a fine as high as $1,000 or a six-month jail sentence. These…
World Apr 18Easter preparations commence across the world
Penitents of "Los Negritos" brotherhood parade during a Holy Week procession in Sevilla, Spain.
Politics Apr 178 million Americans have signed up for health care, Obama says
Video by PBS NewsHour President Barack Obama announced Thursday that the number of Americans who have signed up for health care under the Affordable Care Act has grown to eight million, adding that 35 percent of enrollees are…