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/ Apr 28, 2017

California says oceans could rise higher than thought

New climate-change findings mean the Pacific Ocean off California may rise higher, and storms and high tides hit harder, than previously thought, officials said. The state’s Ocean Protection Council on Wednesday revised upward its predictions for how much water off California will rise as ...

Touching new U.S. stamp changes view of eclipse

/ Apr 28, 2017

Touching new U.S. stamp changes view of eclipse

The U.S. Postal Service is going all out for this summer’s total solar eclipse, with a first-of-its kind stamp. Just touch the stamp with your finger, and the heat transforms the image of the blacked-out sun into the moon. Remove your finger, and the ...

Arkansas holds fourth execution in eight days

/ Apr 28, 2017

Arkansas holds fourth execution in eight days

Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in eight days Thursday night, wrapping up an accelerated schedule of lethal injections that was set to beat the expiration date of one of the drugs. Kenneth Williams, 38, was pronounced dead at 11:05 p.m., 13 minutes after the ...

Translators, couriers of diversity

Apr 28, 2017

Translators, couriers of diversity

Translators play a vital role in saving the world’s languages, their work allowing 6,000 to 7,000 spoken tongues to exist, and 3,000 rare dialects to survive. “Without translation, there is no history of mankind,” said linguist Astrid Guillaume, of the Sorbonne University in Paris. ...

Apr 28, 2017

Russian naval ship sinks in Black Sea; entire crew rescued

A Russian naval reconnaissance ship sank Thursday after colliding with a freighter off Istanbul, but all crew members were rescued, the Defense Ministry said. Turkey’s coastal safety authority said all 78 personnel from the Russian frigate Liman were safe, as were all crew aboard ...

Protesters storm Macedonia parliament, rough up opposition leader

/ Apr 28, 2017

Protesters storm Macedonia parliament, rough up opposition leader

Demonstrators stormed Macedonia’s parliament Thursday and attacked MPs, including the opposition leader, in protest over a vote for a new parliamentary speaker. Zoran Zaev, who leads the main opposition Social Democrats, was seen with blood on his face amid the chaos, while Interior Minister ...