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"Shields Up!" the Cassini craft's Twitter feed announced Wednesday. If all goes well, new images of the ringed planet will reach Earth early Thursday.
April 26, 2017
Six years ago, China held 22 marathons; this year, more than 400 are scheduled. But it's long-distance running with Chinese characteristics, and some twists including cigarettes and fruity soap.
April 26, 2017
The not-yet-named carrier is the second in China's arsenal. It took less than four years to build.
April 26, 2017
Appliance makers and home builders are in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the energy efficiency program. Energy Star is among 50 EPA programs that would be eliminated under the president's budget plan.
April 26, 2017
The Trump administration is set to unveil a set of guidelines on how the president wants to tackle a tax overhaul. It does a lot. But it doesn't stand much of a chance, as is, in Congress.
April 26, 2017
Long before it became a "superfood" in the U.S., schisandra was made into soups and jams and prized as a medicinal plant. Now the berry is at the center of a dramatic new approach to conservation.
April 26, 2017
Researchers tested more than 3,000 people at Munich's Oktoberfest beer festival. They found getting drunk was associated with abnormal heart rhythms.
April 26, 2017
Scientists recently tracked eight baby whales using special sound and movement recorders. The sounds the babies made turned out to be far different from the eerie songs of adult male humpbacks.
April 26, 2017
The phrase didn't originate with the Trump campaign. Advocates of tougher laws on political money and lobbying have used it for years.
April 26, 2017
Portugal's economy has rebounded dramatically since its European Union bailout in 2011. Wages are up and unemployment down. What's surprising is that this happened only as austerity was canceled.
April 26, 2017
Prosecutors say Terrill Thomas, 38, had been left alone in his county jail cell for seven days without water. The medical examiner's office says he died of "profound dehydration" in the 2016 incident.
April 26, 2017
Arguments before the Supreme Court Tuesday morning were interrupted by a ringing cellphone. Amused colleagues watched as Justice Stephen Breyer reacted quickly to turn off the device.
April 26, 2017
The Interior Secretary says, under the policy, his department will review protective designations since 1996 of 100,000 acres or more, particularly their size.
April 25, 2017
Raj Panjabi must use the award "to solve a timely, pressing problem." Here's what he plans to do.
April 25, 2017
Wildlife authorities say DNA identifying the predator was found in the home, mixed with blood from the pet. The cat entered through an open door and snatched the dog from the foot of the owner's bed.
April 25, 2017
Democracy 21 says President Trump's son-in-law should recuse himself from certain duties. Kushner's lawyer says her client "has consistently said that he would follow government ethics requirements."
April 25, 2017
Randolph Alles is currently at Customs And Border Protection. He will take over an agency stretched thin and beset by poor morale and other issues.
April 25, 2017
The last TV and movie strike a decade ago cost Hollywood hundreds of millions of dollars and left a hole in viewers' schedules.
April 25, 2017
Mexicans made up half of the 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. last year, according to new estimates by the Pew Research Center. There are growing numbers from Central America and Asia.
April 25, 2017
The president's immigration policies have been dealt another setback. A federal judge ruling will stop the administration from penalizing sanctuary cities as a lawsuit winds through the courts.
April 25, 2017

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