North Korea may be closer to full ICBM test: U.S. think tank

Jul 30, 2014

North Korea may be closer to full ICBM test: U.S. think tank

Fresh satellite images suggest North Korea might be wrapping up engine trials on an intercontinental ballistic missile, fueling speculation of a full-scale flight test to come, a U.S. think tank said Wednesday. Development of a working ICBM would be a game-changing step, bringing the ...

Dems cash in on anti-Obama chatter

Jul 30, 2014

Dems cash in on anti-Obama chatter

Impeaching President Barack Obama may be highly unlikely, but election-year chatter about it among conservatives has helped Democrats raise $1 million on Monday alone, their campaign chief said Tuesday. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner’s announcement of a lawsuit against Obama opened the door ...

Jul 30, 2014

OkCupid toyed with users' love lives as an 'experiment'

OkCupid — a top U.S. matchmaking website — intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp. service said on Monday, weeks after Facebook Inc. admitted to misleading users in a psychological study. OkCupid co-founder Christian Rudder made a case for the practice ...

Global nuclear power contribution falls to lowest level since 1980s

Jul 30, 2014

Global nuclear power contribution falls to lowest level since 1980s

Atomic power’s share of the global electricity supply is at the lowest level since the 1980s following the shutdown of Japan’s reactors after the Fukushima disaster, and may fall further without major new plant construction. The forecast is one of the main conclusions of ...

Last U.S. crew member of Hiroshima bomber dies at 93

Jul 30, 2014

Last U.S. crew member of Hiroshima bomber dies at 93

The last surviving member of the U.S. crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and moving the world into the atomic age, has died. Theodore VanKirk died Monday of natural causes at the retirement home where ...

Bloodiest day yet in Gaza war leaves 128 Palestinians dead

Jul 30, 2014

Bloodiest day yet in Gaza war leaves 128 Palestinians dead

Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory’s only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on the bloodiest day of the 22-day conflict. Despite devastating ...