Alan Yuhas, The Guardian Asteroid platinum and the briny water on Mars may soon be available for plunder, Republicans and Democrats have agreed, advancing a bill that would grant space resource rights and could challenge an international treaty on outer space. The US Senate passed the Space Act of 2015 this week, sending its revisions
Reuters An 8-year-old boy accidentally shot a 10-year-old male relative with a handgun on Chicagos South Side, police said on Friday. The older boy was shot in the ribs on Thursday morning about 9 a.m. in a Chicago residence, Chicago police officer Jose Estrada said. The boy was hospitalized in guarded condition. Estrada said the
Alan Yuhas, The Guardian Utah state officials have announced they will fight a judges order that a baby girl be taken away from her married lesbian foster parents and placed with a heterosexual couple. Utahs Division of Child and Family Services said on Thursday that it would go to an appeals court if state juvenile
Agence France-Presse Thousands of men around the world are to be sterilised Friday in what organisers dubbed a global vasectomy-athon, to encourage men to take a bigger role in family planning and combat resistance to the procedure. Some 750 doctors in 25 countries are to perform the procedure on more than 3,000 volunteers to mark
The Conversation The smell of cinnamon wafts through the air. My guard is down; resistance is futile. Like a zombie, I roll my luggage across the airport food court and stand in line to pay too much for what I dont even want, a diet-killing Cinnabon. I have been phished, at least thats how two
Agence France-Presse A German court has sentenced an 87-year-old grandmother to 10 months in jail for Holocaust denial after a trial in which she insisted that Auschwitz was not historically proven to be a death camp. That is only a belief, said Ursula Haverbeck, dubbed Nazi-Oma (Nazi grandma) by the media on Friday. Haverbeck is
The Conversation Perhaps on the outside looking in, the events at the University of Missouri appear baffling. Theyre not. I taught there from 1996 to 2008. The recent racist incidents and lackadaisical administration response, which sparked the amazing display of student solidarity, is part and parcel of a long-established pattern. Long history of racism Founded
Reuters The New York Police Department said it had bolstered security at high-profile locations around the largest U.S. city on Friday in response to what officials believe were coordinated attacks in Paris which have killed at least 140 people. After news of the carnage, officers from the NYPDs Counterterrorism Response Command and other special units
Reuters A large, private Christian university in Arizona has decided to extend full spousal benefits to the married partners of its gay and lesbian employees despite continued adherence to religious principles reserving marriage solely for heterosexual couples. Grand Canyon University officials said on Friday the benefits will now be extended to same-sex couples throughout the
Agence France-Presse French President Francois Hollande was on his way to the Bataclan concert where around 100 people were killed during a hostage-taking late Friday, the presidents office said. Hollande was travelling with Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and Justice Minister Christiane Taubira.
Arturo Garcia A terrorist attack against the Bataclan concert hall in Paris left 100 people dead before security forces shot and killed two of the reputed culprits, Agence France-Presse reported. The venue, which hosted a performance by the American band Eagles of Death Metal, was the scene of one of several attacks on Friday night.
Agence France-Presse One of the attackers at a Paris concert hall where at least 15 people were killed Friday fired into the crowd shouting Allahu akbar (God is greatest), a witness said. France has declared a state of emergency after at least 39 people have been killed in attacks across seven locations across the capital.