Embattled national security adviser’s fate uncertain

Embattled national security adviser’s fate uncertain

By JILL COLVIN and JULIE PACE source AP News WASHINGTON (AP) — Embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn’s fate as one of President Donald Trump’s senior aides is uncertain following reports that he discussed U.S. sanctions with a Russian envoy before Trump’s inauguration. A top White House official sidestepped repeated chances Sunday to publicly defend

Thousands evacuate as officials eye California dam spillway

Thousands evacuate as officials eye California dam spillway

By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ and DON THOMPSON source AP News OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Thousands evacuated their Northern California homes Sunday evening after authorities warned an emergency spillway in the country’s tallest dam was in danger of failing and unleashing uncontrolled flood waters on towns below. About 150 miles northeast of San Francisco, Lake Oroville

Kashmir clashes: Eight dead as troops surround gunmen

Kashmir clashes: Eight dead as troops surround gunmen

source BBC News India Feb 12, 2017 At least eight people have died in Indian-administered Kashmir during and after a gun battle between the security forces and militants, officials say. The violence began when security forces entered a village in the southern Kulgam district overnight on Saturday in pursuit of suspected militants. The exchange of

White House declines to publicly defend embattled Flynn

White House declines to publicly defend embattled Flynn

By JILL COLVIN source AP News PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A top White House aide sidestepped repeated chances Sunday to publicly defend embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn following reports that he engaged in conversations with a Russian diplomat about U.S. sanctions before Trump’s inauguration. The uncertainty comes as Trump is dealing with North

MEET ASTEROID 2017 BQ6 — A GIANT, SPINNING BRICK

MEET ASTEROID 2017 BQ6 — A GIANT, SPINNING BRICK

by Bob King   source Universe Today To radar imager Lance Benner at JPL in Pasadena, asteroid 2017 BQ6 resembles the polygonal dice used in Dungeons and Dragons. But my eyes see something closer to a stepping stone or paver you’d use to build a walkway. However you picture it, this asteroid is more angular than most imaged by radar.