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One World Observatory: a sneak preview

May 21, 2015

One World Observatory: a sneak preview

New York’s One World Trade Center on Wednesday treated invited guests to a sneak peek at the panoramic views from the observation deck atop the newly opened tower, which rises 1,776 feet (521 meters) above the streets of Lower Manhattan. The “pre-opening” of the ...

May 21, 2015

House Republicans restrict 2016 spending on science by sector

U.S. House Republicans voted Wednesday to place limits on funding for scientific research, including climate change studies, as they passed legislation that more narrowly defines their priorities. Many in the American scientific community criticized the bill, which passed 217 votes to 205 and sets ...

To Russia's annoyance, U.S. hones Ukrainian fighting skills

May 21, 2015

To Russia's annoyance, U.S. hones Ukrainian fighting skills

by Adrian Croft

Tense Ukrainian soldiers with assault rifles creep stealthily around mock houses before bursting in to clear out gunmen, while others practice setting ambushes or infantry assaults — all under the watchful eyes of U.S. Army trainers. Dotted around the vast, wooded Yavoriv military training ...

May 21, 2015

Racist search term points to White House in Google Maps

Google Maps has apologized after it emerged that searches using racist language pinpointed the White House, with the description of “iconic home of America’s president.” The incident surfaced after users noticed that searches combining a racial slur and the word “house” took people to ...

May 21, 2015

Feds investigating if Amtrak engineer was using phone at time of fatal crash

Investigators are combing through phone records, locomotive data, radio transmissions and surveillance video to determine if the engineer in last week’s deadly Amtrak derailment was using his cellphone while at the controls, federal authorities said Wednesday. Union officials offered new details on how the ...