Read: The full transcript of President Obama’s speech rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline

Read: The full transcript of President Obama’s speech rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline

Newsweek

President Barack Obama rejected the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on Friday during a press conference at the White House. The pipeline has been a point of contention for the last seven years, as politicians argued of its economic benefits and environmental drawbacks. The pipe TransCanada hoped to build would have been 1,179 miles long between Alberta,…

Astronauts carry out marathon spacewalk to recharge space station cooling system

Astronauts carry out marathon spacewalk to recharge space station cooling system

Reuters Two U.S. astronauts spent nearly eight hours spacewalking outside the International Space Station on Friday, grappling with an escape of potentially hazardous ammonia as they switched out a cooling system, NASA said. Station commander Scott Kelly and flight engineer Kjell Lindgren left the station’s airlock around 6:30 a.m. EST for what turned out to

Egypt using infrared scans to see if Queen Nefertiti is buried near King Tut

Egypt using infrared scans to see if Queen Nefertiti is buried near King Tut

Agence France-Presse Infra-red scanning of King Tutankhamun’s tomb could support a British archeologist’s theory that Queen Nefertiti — or another ancient Egyptian royal — is also buried there, Egypt’s antiquities minister said Thursday. Archaeologists have never discovered the mummy of the legendary beauty, but renowned British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves said in a recent study that

New ad accuses Repub David Vitter of skipping vote honoring veterans for ‘prostitute’s call’

New ad accuses Repub David Vitter of skipping vote honoring veterans for ‘prostitute’s call’

Arturo Garcia Louisiana Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Bel Edwards’ latest campaign ad attacks incumbent Sen. David Vitter over his connection to the “D.C. Madam” controversy, NPR reported. “The choice for governor couldn’t be more clear,” the ad states. “John Bel Edwards, who answered his country’s call and served as a ranger in the 82nd Airborne

Monsanto tells Mexican honey farmers: Don’t blame our soya seeds for your crop issues

Monsanto tells Mexican honey farmers: Don’t blame our soya seeds for your crop issues

Reuters Monsanto Co on Friday denied that plantings of its genetically modified soybeans have impacted bees, led to deforestation or caused damage to the honey production industry in two Mexican states. Mexico’s Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked a move to allow the planting of genetically modified soya seeds in the southern Mexican states of Campeche

Martin O’Malley comes out swinging against Sanders and Clinton’s progressive bonafides

Martin O’Malley comes out swinging against Sanders and Clinton’s progressive bonafides

Arturo Garcia Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley attempted to cast himself on Friday as the only real Democrat running for the party’s presidential nomination during a forum hosted by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, as O’Malley sniped at both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Maddow noted that President Barack Obama had announced earlier in the day that

Bernie Sanders rips Clinton: Don’t just ‘talk the talk’ on fixing ‘corrupt’ campaign finance system

Bernie Sanders rips Clinton: Don’t just ‘talk the talk’ on fixing ‘corrupt’ campaign finance system

Arturo Garcia Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) accused Hillary Clinton on Friday of lacking substance when she criticizes what he called the country’s “corrupt” campaign finance system during a Democratic presidential candidate forum. “I don’t think it’s good enough just to talk the talk on campaign finance reform,” Sanders told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. “You’ve gotta