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China opposes North Korea's nuclear tests and has signed up for international sanctions. But China still conducts extensive trade and worries about a major crisis that would send refugees its way.
Sept. 9, 2016
On Saturday, Tennessee and Virginia Tech will meet at the speedway for a game before an anticipated 150,000 fans — an all-time record for college football. The racetrack had just a few weeks to prep.
Sept. 9, 2016
Flying people to an asteroid is really hard, so NASA wants to bring part of it to them. But some former astronauts say the $2 billion plan was born of politics and budget cuts, and makes little sense.
Sept. 9, 2016
A computer program can map cancer progression in much the same way historical explorers drew maps of the Earth without satellite imaging. Small bits of data can be pieced together to form a picture.
Sept. 9, 2016
Helicopters managed to extract 65 people from the gondolas late on Thursday — but then night fell, and the remaining trapped tourists had to wait until morning to be rescued.
Sept. 9, 2016
The Federal Aviation Administration is warning owners of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone not to turn their phones on or charge them during flights — and not to put the devices in checked bags, either.
Sept. 9, 2016
South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff estimates the yield was 10 kilotons, which is almost twice that of the January test and would be the country's largest blast yet.
Sept. 8, 2016
Brown signed two laws designed to be the most ambitious initiative on climate change in the country. The business community says the laws don't consider the economic impact on the state.
Sept. 8, 2016
The decision by the Justice Department to not retry McDonnell ends a four-year legal drama that upended a promising political career.
Sept. 8, 2016
Children in Baton Rouge, La., are back in class after a three-week interruption. But life is still upended: Many students are displaced and still living in shelters, and don't know where they'll go.
Sept. 8, 2016
Camp 5, built in 2003 when it seemed the Guantanamo Bay facility was there to stay, will be converted, in part, into a medical clinic. It was where 'non-compliant' detainees once were held.
Sept. 8, 2016
A review of studies on the effects of using marijuana while pregnant found no harms to newborns. But other studies have found an increased risk of thinking problems and ADHD in older children.
Sept. 8, 2016
The FCC has seen the future of cable TV, and it looks like the apps on your smartphone. The agency will vote later this month on a proposal to free consumers from the set-top box.
Sept. 8, 2016
Alarmed Russians are sharing photos on social media of the red Daldykan River, located above the Arctic Circle. The Russian government thinks a pipeline leak from a local factory could be to blame.
Sept. 8, 2016
Donald Trump announced that his team raised $90 million last month. That's a lot, but it's less than two-thirds of Hillary Clinton's $143 million.
Sept. 8, 2016
With Apple doing away with the ubiquitous headphone jack on its new iPhones, lots of people are puzzled about how they'll be able to charge their phones and listen to wired headphones simultaneously.
Sept. 8, 2016
Coffee can teach us many things, including engineering. At the University of California, Davis, it's now the topic of the most popular elective class on campus, and an ambitious new research center.
Sept. 8, 2016
The Associated Press reports that Hawaiian fishing boats rely on hundreds of undocumented workers who can't step foot on shore and aren't protected by labor laws — all thanks to a legal loophole.
Sept. 8, 2016
"I had to learn as a young woman to control my emotions. And that's a hard path to walk," Clinton said in a quote posted on the popular Facebook page Humans of New York.
Sept. 8, 2016
The former secretary of state under Republican George W. Bush used a personal computer connected to a private phone line to get around State Department servers.
Sept. 8, 2016

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