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Science Jul 18White House approves sonic cannons for Atlantic energy exploration
The Obama administration opened the way to gas and oil exploration off the U.S. Atlantic coast bygiving final approval Friday to the use of sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits beneath the ocean floor.
World Jul 16Can we control the global AIDS epidemic by 2030?
AIDS related deaths and HIV infections worldwide are decreasing, a UN agency reported Wednesday, and—with greater funding—it is possible to control the global epidemic by 2030.
World Jul 14Church of England gives green light to women bishops
The Church of England approved legislation on Monday to allow women priests to be ordained as bishops.
World Jul 10More than half the world’s population lives in urban areas, UN report finds
The world's urban population has ballooned to 3.9 billion, or 54 percent of the total population, in 2014, the United Nations reported today. By 2050, this proportion is expected to increase to 66 percent.
Nation Jul 04Richard Mellon Scaife, billionaire newspaper publisher, dies at 82
As heir to the Mellon banking and oil fortune, the notoriously reclusive Scaife,…
Nation Jul 01Navy pins first female four-star admiral
Vice Adm. Michelle Howard has become the first female four-star admiral in the Navy’s 236-year history. Howard was also promoted to vice chief of naval operations, the service’s No. 2 officer. The promotion ceremony took place Tuesday morning at Arlington…
World Jun 278 things you didn’t know about Franz Ferdinand
Who was the man whose death would trigger one of the most brutal wars in modern history?…
Economy Jun 26Ikea to boost average minimum wage in U.S.
Swedish furniture retailer Ikea will boost average minimum wage for its U.S. retail employees by 17 percent to $10.76 per hour, the company announced Thursday.
World Jun 20At least 12 killed in Bulgaria floods
At least 12 people were killed and an unknown number still missing, officials say, after heavy flooding and torrential rains paralyzed parts of Bulgaria today. In the worst-hit Black Sea resort town of Varna, floodwaters rose up to 3.2 ft.,…
World Jun 19German researcher hauled to surface of alpine cave
An injured German cave researcher was hauled the final 180 meters to the surface of the country’s deepest cavern Thursday morning, ending a more than week-long multinational rescue operation.