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    Russia intercepts a US spy plane when the landing gear of the observation flight malfunctioned and forced the aircraft to make an unplanned landing in a Russian airstrip near the Chinese border. The two countries calmly handled the emergency landing of the US military aircraft in western Siberia, according to the Pentagon. The OC-135B observation aircraft had taken off from a Russian airfield at Ulan Ude for a scheduled observation flight conducted under the terms of the Open Skies Treaty. The US and Russia treaty allows both countries to fly unarmed observation aircraft over each other's territory. The flights are intended to [...]
    United States one true wolf - A theory?that the red wolf may be a coyote is true, according to genetics.?The United States study confirmed that just a quarter of its genes come from the one true gray wolf. Eastern wolves used to live in the northeastern United States, but now remain only in southeastern Canada, the Los Angeles Times reports.?These animals qualify as a distinct species from their western cousins, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The discovery may be important for the future of North American wolves and could help scientists understand how the animals evolved from one true [...]
    1.7 million cancer -?A very?old foot bone from the ancient site of Swartkrans could hold evidence of one the earliest signs of malignant?cancer. The discovery becomes the oldest to date at 1.7 million years-old and could change history for what we know. Scientists don't know the exact species to which the foot bone belongs to, but it is clearly that of a hominid, or bipedal human relative. "Modern medicine tends to assume that cancers and tumors in humans are diseases caused by modern lifestyles and environments. Our studies show the origins of these diseases occurred in our ancient relatives millions of years [...]
    A corpse flower is attracting a lot of attention at the New York Botanical Garden. Some cruise ship passengers made to the area and saw the plant for the first time. Visitors say that seeing this incredible flower, known as the Amorphophallus titanium, is like no other, with all the elements of fascination. The plant can grow six feet tall or more and is surrounded by a sinister-looking cape. There is also the stench that pulsates that could even make a ship pirate retch. But even that doesn't ward off visitors who want to see this amazing corpse flower for what it [...]
    Donald Trump's RNC ratings won the convention race over Hillary Clinton's DNC audience by a margin of two million viewers. Trump's ratings was quite a shock to the Democrats who boasted a larger gathering in Philadelphia.? According to TV ratings firm Nielsen, Trump's speech at the RNC one week earlier averaged 32.2 million viewers across the same channels. Clinton's Thursday night DNC acceptance speech averaged 29.8 million viewers. Trump's victory is even greater because his speech spurred more live viewership than Clinton's on the fourth night.? "We beat her by millions," Trump said on Friday at a rally. The Republican candidate's communications director [...]
    Carnival Cruise Line has once again announced another ship called the Horizon that will begin sailing in March 2018. The Carnival Horizon will offer several activities such as the SkyRide and IMAX Theatre. Horizon will be a new 133,500-ton ship that will be part of the Vista-class. Carnival Vista, the first ship of its class, was entered into service in May. Some passengers have described the Vista as a floating resort at sea. Horizon will offer many of the hugely popular indoor and outdoor dining, bar, entertainment and activity options including SkyRide, the IMAX Theatre, WaterWorks aqua park, Seuss at Sea program [...]
    Chelsea Manning faces "administrative offenses" following her suicide attempt in prison earlier this month. She could also be in solitary confinement at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth where she is serving out her 35-year sentence. Manning, a transgender woman who formerly went by the name Bradley Manning, used to work as an intelligence analyst in Iraq. She was convicted in 2013 in military court of six Espionage Act violations and 14 other offenses. If convicted, she could face solitary confinement for the remainder of her sentence, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU also included a charge sheet?that Manning [...]
    Jeff Bezos net worth in 2016 soars?to a new high of $66.5 billion, becoming the world's third richest person. The company's?second quarterly earnings beat analyst estimates, adding $2.6 billion to the CEO's fortune. Jeff Bezos is now trailing Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Zara founder Amancio Ortega. He bumped Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett from the top three to spot number four in net worth, with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg following in fifth.? Amazon posted record second-quarter earnings of $857 million, or $1.78 per share, on $30.4 billion in revenue, surpassing early profit estimates of $1.2 per share on $29.5 billion in [...]
    Consumer Reports says supplements can be harmful with dangerous side effects that can also interact with a person's medication. A report shows that an estimated 23,000 people end up in the emergency room each year after taking supplements. According to Consumer Reports, 15 supplement ingredients have been identified that are potentially harmful. The risks include organ damage, cancer, and cardiac arrest.? "The severity of these threats often depends on such factors as pre-existing medical conditions as well as the quantity of the ingredient taken and the length of time a person has been exposed to the substance," the report says. "Many of [...]
    Heath Ledger's last words?were made public by the late actor's father that became a chilling reminder of drug abuse. The father, Kim Ledger, said Heath was warned not to mix prescription drugs while filming by his sister the night before he was found dead.? Heath Ledger's sister Kate told him "you can't mix drugs that you don't know anything about," Kim told an Australian news site during an interview. But even after being warned by his sister, Heath brushed off the concerns and told her his last words, "Katie, Katie, I'll be fine." The next morning, the Oscar-nominated actor was found dead [...]