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7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life

| | Feb 22 2017 - 9:57am | Comments

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life.

  1. | Posted: Feb 14 2017 - 9:45am

    WASHINGTON — Don’t expect designer babies any time soon — but a major new ethics report leaves open the possibility of one day altering human heredity to fight genetic diseases, with stringent oversight, using new tools that precisely edit genes inside living cells.

  2. | Posted: Feb 14 2017 - 9:43am

    WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the central bank still expects to raise interest rates gradually this year. But she said the Fed also recognizes the dangers of waiting too long to tighten credit.

  3. | Posted: Feb 14 2017 - 9:40am

    NEW YORK — A former store clerk was convicted Tuesday of murder in one of the nation’s most haunting missing-child cases, nearly 38 years after 6-year-old Etan Patz disappeared on the way to the school bus stop.

  4. | Posted: Feb 14 2017 - 9:37am

    Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, died Monday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and South Korean television reported that he was assassinated.

  5. | Posted: Feb 14 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is “evaluating the situation” regarding his embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn’s conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., the White House said Monday, deepening the uncertainty surrounding Flynn’s future in the new administration.

  6. | Posted: Feb 14 2017 - 12:05am

    OROVILLE, Calif. — Nearly 200,000 people who were ordered to leave their homes after a damaged California spillway threatened to unleash a 30-foot wall of water may not be able to return until significant erosion is repaired, authorities said Monday.

  7. Posted: Feb 14 2017 - 12:05am

    California dam managers dismissed flood concern 12 years ago

  8. | Posted: Feb 13 2017 - 10:41am

    ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, Mo. — The wife and stepson of a Missouri KKK leader who was fatally shot last week were charged Monday with his murder.

  9. | Posted: Feb 13 2017 - 10:41am

    TOKYO — In many respects, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s trip to Washington and Florida to meet and play golf with President Donald Trump went as well as the Japanese leader could have hoped.

  10. | Posted: Feb 13 2017 - 10:35am

    PORTLAND, Maine — Plow trucks and shovelers in the Northeast attacked the region’s newest winter storm Monday as fresh powder covered ever-growing snow piles and whiteout conditions made roads unsafe, immobilizing millions of residents.

  11. | Posted: Feb 13 2017 - 10:34am

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A military judge called President Donald Trump’s scathing campaign-trail criticism of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl “disturbing” on Monday and questioned whether it would make the public think the soldier can’t get a fair trial for walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009.

  12. | Posted: Feb 13 2017 - 10:32am

    PYONGYANG, North Korea — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch Monday ahead of an urgent meeting of the Security Council.

  13. | Posted: Feb 13 2017 - 12:05am

    OROVILLE, Calif. — Officials have ordered residents near one of the nation’s biggest dams to evacuate the area, saying a “hazardous situation is developing” after an emergency spillway severely eroded.

  14. | Posted: Feb 13 2017 - 12:05am

    ALLENTOWN, Pa.— Stormy Patterson makes a distinction between opinion and action as she surveys each new call to boycott Company A or support Brand B.

  15. | Posted: Feb 13 2017 - 12:05am

    Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has been a defender of free speech and a skeptic of libel claims, an Associated Press review of his rulings shows. His record puts him at odds with President Donald Trump’s disdain for journalists and tendency to lash out at critics.