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Jun 23, 2016

Census: Asians remain fastest-growing racial group in U.S.

Asians remain the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, according to new information from the Census Bureau. The nation’s Asian population grew at 3.4 percent between July 2014 and 2015, with migration responsible for the majority of the growth, government officials said Thursday. ...

Nose job: Smells are smart sensors' last frontier

Jun 23, 2016

Nose job: Smells are smart sensors' last frontier

Phones or watches may be smart enough to detect sound, light, motion, touch, direction, acceleration and even the weather, but they can’t smell. That’s created a technology bottleneck that companies have spent more than a decade trying to fill. Most have failed. A powerful ...

Jun 23, 2016

NATO couldn't repel Baltic invasion by Russia: U.S. general

NATO would currently be unable to protect the Baltics against a Russian attack, the commander of U.S. ground forces in Europe, Gen. Ben Hodges, said in a news report Wednesday. “Russia could take over the Baltic states faster than we would be able to ...

Jun 23, 2016

Texan put baby in fridge after leaving her in hot car

A Texas man charged with causing the death of his 6-month-old daughter by leaving her in a hot car put the baby in a refrigerator after finding her in desperate condition in the back of his vehicle, a document released on Wednesday said. Michael ...

Back in the USSR? Ukraine rebels aim to 'bring up patriots'

Jun 23, 2016

Back in the USSR? Ukraine rebels aim to 'bring up patriots'

In camouflage uniforms and red caps, a group of young people gather in the Ukrainian rebels’ de facto capital of Donetsk to sing patriotic songs and discuss the conflict. They are members of Patriot, a youth club set up by separatist authorities in the ...

Putin heads to China to cement ties, but obstacles remain

Jun 23, 2016

Putin heads to China to cement ties, but obstacles remain

With President Vladimir Putin heading to China this weekend, officials in both countries extoll a blossoming “strategic partnership” between the two former communist rivals. But despite Moscow’s push to strengthen ties with Beijing amid a bitter strain in relations with the West, Russia-China trade ...

A purr-fect union? Cats battle over Brexit on social media

Jun 23, 2016

A purr-fect union? Cats battle over Brexit on social media

The fur is flying on social media as Britons prepare to vote Thursday on whether the United Kingdom should remain in the European Union. The hashtags #CatsAgainstBrexit and #CatsForBrexit flooded Twitter this week, as pro- and anti-independence citizens tweeted feline photos and messages imploring ...