'We need hundreds': Fire victims' families urged to give DNA
'We need hundreds': Fire victims' families urged to give DNA

Authorities are using a rapid DNA test that produces results in just two hours to help identify the scores of people killed in the Northern California wildfire.

Congress to probe Ivanka Trump's private email use in WH
Congress to probe Ivanka Trump's private email use in WH

New revelations about the extent of Ivanka Trump's personal email use in the White House will be under scrutiny from House Democrats.

2 hrs 26 mins ago
Smoke spreading from California fires sparks health concerns
Smoke spreading from California fires sparks health concerns

Recurring wildfires are sparking concern among medical experts about potentially major health consequences.

November 15th, 1:09 PM EST
The Latest: Dozens of evacuees remain at makeshift shelter
The Latest: Dozens of evacuees remain at makeshift shelter

Authorities are using a rapid DNA test that produces results in just two hours to help identify the scores of people killed in the Northern California wildfire.

2 hrs 56 mins ago
Ousted Sri Lankan PM's party asks Facebook to protect users
Ousted Sri Lankan PM's party asks Facebook to protect users

The ousted Sri Lankan prime minister's party is urging Facebook to safeguard the identity of the party's supporters on the social media platform.

November 18th, 3:41 AM EST
Transit riders, drivers brace for influx of Amazon employees
Transit riders, drivers brace for influx of Amazon employees

New York and Washington's clogged streets and creaky subway systems are about to feel more pain as 50,000 more people descend on the two metro areas when Amazon opens its second headquarters there.

November 15th, 2:49 AM EST
Electronic driving systems don't always work, tests show
Electronic driving systems don't always work, tests show

Testing by AAA shows that electronic driver assist systems on the road today may not stay in their lanes or spot stationary objects in time to avoid a crash.

November 15th, 12:39 AM EST
Britain says Russian contractors have no say in visa process
Britain says Russian contractors have no say in visa process

Britain's Home Office says that the company contracted to collect visa applications in Russia has "absolutely no involvement with the decision-making process.".

November 17th, 6:11 AM EST
UNESCO launches Holocaust education website
UNESCO launches Holocaust education website

The U.N. culture and education agency is teaming up with the World Jewish Congress to launch a website to counter Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism.

November 19th, 7:21 AM EST
Democrats gear up for more digital spending in 2020
Democrats gear up for more digital spending in 2020

One of the largest outside Democratic groups says ramped-up spending on digital advertising played a key role in battleground races where seats were taken away from Republicans during the recent midterms.

November 17th, 2:10 AM EST
Big tech firms pledge training for workers in Southeast Asia
Big tech firms pledge training for workers in Southeast Asia

Microsoft, Google and other major technology companies have promised to help provide training in digital skills for around 20 million people in Southeast Asia by 2020 to make sure the region's working-age population is a fit for the future job market.

November 19th, 6:51 AM EST
Backlash at Chinese university shows limits to surveillance
Backlash at Chinese university shows limits to surveillance

A Chinese university's plan to conduct a blanket search of student and staff electronic devices has come under fire.

14 hrs 26 mins ago
Facebook says it's better at detecting rule violations
Facebook says it's better at detecting rule violations

Facebook says it is making progress on deleting hate speech, graphic violence, fake accounts and rooting out other violations of its rules, including detecting them before they are seen by users.

November 15th, 2:19 PM EST
Markets Right Now: Tech rout erases market's gain for year
Markets Right Now: Tech rout erases market's gain for year

Stocks are opening sharply lower on Wall Street as a rout in major technology companies continued.

8 hrs 46 mins ago
Report: Ivanka Trump used personal email for government work
Report: Ivanka Trump used personal email for government work

Report: Ivanka Trump sent hundreds of emails about government business from a personal email account last year.

22 hrs 36 mins ago
Take a weight off: Tears, joy as kilo gets historic update
Take a weight off: Tears, joy as kilo gets historic update

The so-called "Grand K" kilogram, a cylinder of polished platinum-iridium alloy that has been the world's sole true kilo since 1889, is to be retired.

November 16th, 3:09 AM EST
Fight over dinosaur fossils comes down to what's a mineral
Fight over dinosaur fossils comes down to what's a mineral

A fight over who owns the fossils of two dinosaurs that appear to have died while locked in battle hinges on the legal definition of "mineral".

November 16th, 4:40 PM EST
NASA accepts delivery of European powerhouse for moonship
NASA accepts delivery of European powerhouse for moonship

NASA has accepted delivery of a key European part needed to power the world's next-generation moonship.

November 16th, 11:30 AM EST
Space station gets 2 cargo deliveries in record 15 hours
Space station gets 2 cargo deliveries in record 15 hours

International Space Station gets two cargo deliveries in 15 hours, a new record.

November 19th, 1:22 PM EST
Russian, US officials say space cooperation remains strong
Russian, US officials say space cooperation remains strong

Russian, US space officials have hailed joint work in space, saying that their cooperation has remained strong despite political tensions.

November 19th, 1:42 PM EST
Climate change protesters block off 5 London bridges
Climate change protesters block off 5 London bridges

Hundreds of protesters have turned out in central London and blocked off the capital's main bridges to demand the government take climate change seriously.

November 17th, 9:30 AM EST
The scoop on how your cat's sandpapery tongue deep cleans
The scoop on how your cat's sandpapery tongue deep cleans

The science behind cat grooming: High-tech scans give a peek at how their sandpapery tongues clean through all that fur.

November 19th, 3:12 PM EST
Swimmer in Australia dies after being stung by stingray
Swimmer in Australia dies after being stung by stingray

A swimmer in Australia has died of a heart attack after he was stung by a stingray.

November 17th, 11:00 PM EST
Scientists work to save wild Puerto Rican parrot after Maria
Scientists work to save wild Puerto Rican parrot after Maria

Biologists are trying to save the last of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots after more than half the population of the bright green birds with turquoise-tipped wings disappeared when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico.

18 hrs 26 mins ago
Fashion show blends Cuban private enterprise, US sponsorship
Fashion show blends Cuban private enterprise, US sponsorship

Models strutting in paint-stained shirts and leather construction boots have shed light on an unusual blend of Cuban private enterprise and American corporate sponsorship.

November 16th, 1:20 PM EST
Rain could hamper search for victims of California wildfire
Rain could hamper search for victims of California wildfire

Rain in the forecast could bring relief for those working to tame a devastating Northern California fire and frustration for those searching for remains of victims.

November 19th, 12:21 AM EST

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