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It's 200 times more powerful than a typical supernova and 570 billion times brighter than our sun. First spotted in June, this stellar monster is wowing astronomers, who wonder what's at its heart.
Jan. 14, 2016
Brazil was riding high when it was awarded the 2016 Olympics seven years ago. But the country is now in economic turmoil and facing a rash of problems as it prepares for the games in August.
Jan. 14, 2016
For the first time since the most recent Ebola outbreak began, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone have each reported zero cases of Ebola for 42 days in a row. But the risk of small flare-ups remains.
Jan. 14, 2016
The World Health Organization declared West Africa officially Ebola-free on Thursday. But more cases are likely, and scientists say they have a lot of unanswered questions.
Jan. 14, 2016
A total of 14 detainees have been transferred to Kuwait, Ghana, Saudi Arabia and Oman in the past two weeks. That leaves 93 detainees at the military prison in Cuba.
Jan. 14, 2016
The consequences of housing segregation can be severe. But they can also be intimate and nebulous, and show up at the most awkward times.
Jan. 14, 2016
British actor Alan Rickman, who starred in the Harry Potter movie series as Severus Snape and in such hits as Die Hard and Love Actually, died Thursday. He was 69.
Jan. 14, 2016
Despite the long odds, Alex managed to intensify into a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. Parts of the Azores are now under a hurricane warning.
Jan. 14, 2016
The Revenant, Bridge of Spies, and Mad Max: Fury Road are among the most-nominated films in this year's Oscars race. The nominees were announced Thursday morning.
Jan. 14, 2016
Rickman appeared in many blockbuster films during his prolific career, from 1988's Die Hard with Bruce Willis to 2003's Love Actually and the Harry Potter films.
Jan. 14, 2016
Police say two victims died in the attack, along with five attackers. At least one of those killed is believed to be a foreigner.
Jan. 14, 2016
There are three winning tickets for the Powerball's record $1.6 billion jackpot. The six winning numbers were 08 27 34 04 19 and Powerball 10.
Jan. 14, 2016
In a study of students at a Colorado university, attractiveness in women was linked to better grades. But, the difference disappeared for online classes.
Jan. 14, 2016
With less than three weeks to go before voting begins, watch for skirmishes to break out at Thursday's Republican debate — from attacks on Donald Trump to establishment candidates vying for position.
Jan. 14, 2016
He lost his sight in his youth. So he never married. But he's lived an independent life for decades — despite the best efforts of goats to raid his crops.
Jan. 14, 2016
Miami-Dade County is considering building a ferry terminal that would serve carriers offering regular service to Cuba. It's a sign that in a city that's home to Cuban exiles, times have changed.
Jan. 14, 2016
Two of the 2015 Nobel prize winners for medicine discovered a drug that is driving down this parasitic disease in Ghana.
Jan. 14, 2016
At least 3 suicide bombers exploded themselves in a Starbucks cafe in downtown Jakarta on Thursday while two gunmen attacked a police post nearby, a witness told The Associated Press.
Jan. 14, 2016
It could take a while before Powerball officials know if there are any other winning tickets. The six winning numbers were 08 27 34 04 19 and Powerball 10.
Jan. 13, 2016
A national survey finds that U.S. mothers are having their first child later than ever — it's a 45-year trend. The big reason seems to be a steady drop in the number of teen moms.
Jan. 13, 2016

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