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Correction: Israel-Jesus Tomb Restoration story

In a story March 20 about renovations at the tomb of Jesus, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Edicule is revered by Christians as the site where Jesus rose to heaven. Tradition says the...

Tillerson to skip NATO meeting next month

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will skip a NATO meeting in April but travel to Russia the same month, officials said Tuesday, fuelling fears about Washington's commitment to the alliance. Tillerson will be replaced by his deputy...Show More Summary

There Are More Than 2,000 Billionaires, Forbes Reports

Business magazine Forbes posted its list of the wealthiest billionaires in the world and their net worth on Monday.

As part of Asia pivot, Netanyahu pushes Israeli hi-tech in China

By Yuval Ben-David and Michael Martina JERUSALEM/BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy may be 35 times larger than Israel's, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is hoping to use that to advantage during a three-day visit to Beijing as he looks to reorient Israel's economy towards Asia over Europe and the United States. Show More Summary

ALMA Spots A Dark Radio 'Hole'

This is the first time the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array has been used to image and measure what’s known as the Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect.

iPhone 8 Camera Will Be All About AR, and Glasses Are Next

While other smartphone makers are focusing on wide-angle lenses and a wider array of modes, expect Apple to push in a bold new direction with the iPhone 8. According to a new report, Apple has amassed a team that is focusing on augmented reality not just for the tenth anniversary iPhone but also a new dedicated device. Show More Summary

Survivors recount Ghana tree fall tragedy that killed 20

Frank Adansi-Bonnah sat on his bed Monday in the Kintampo Municipal Hospital in central Ghana, his lips covered in bruises and cuts, and his arm in a sling. Eighteen students died at the picturesque spot in the Brong-Ahafo region, some 450 kilometres (281 miles) by road from the capital, Accra. Show More Summary

White House defends President Trump’s golf habit and argues it’s different than Obama’s

In response to a question from Yahoo News, White House press secretary Sean Spicer insisted that President Trump uses his golf course time productively.

Comey Says FBI Investigating Russia Interference

FBI Director James Comey is publicly confirming for the first time that the FBI is investigating Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. (March 20)

Republicans revamp U.S. health bill, boost benefits to older Americans

By Susan Cornwell and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Republicans are working on changes to their healthcare overhaul bill to provide more generous tax credits for older Americans and add a work requirement for the Medicaid program for the poor, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday. Show More Summary

Merkel says Germany could ban Turkish campaign events

Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Monday that Germany could ban future campaign events by Turkish politicians on its soil unless Ankara stops "Nazi" jibes aimed at Berlin. Turkey and the European Union -- especially its top economy Germany,...Show More Summary

Trump’s Children In Aspen For Vacation

Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr., along with his wife Vanessa, were spotted on the streets of Colorado ski-resort town Aspen on Sunday.

TSMC says to decide on U.S. chip plant next year

Taiwan's TSMC, the world's largest contract chipmaker and a major Apple Inc supplier, on Monday said it would take a decision next year on whether to build a U.S. chip plant. In January, TSMC Chairman Morris Chang had said the company did not rule out the idea of building a U.S. Show More Summary

SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth

A SpaceX reusable cargo ship splashed down in the Pacific Ocean safely on Sunday, ending a mission to supply astronauts on the International Space Station, the company said. The Dragon capsule -- the only such vessel capable of returning...Show More Summary

FBI chief Comey on Trump wiretapping claims: ‘I have no information that supports those tweets’

At a House Intelligence Committee hearing Monday morning, FBI Director James Comey said there was no evidence to support President Trump’s claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped his campaign. “With respect to the president’s...Show More Summary

Export bans hit Brazil's meat industry after scandal

Brasília (AFP) - The fallout from Brazil's rotten meat scandal gathered force Monday when China, a huge market, suspended imports and the European Union called for a partial ban. A charm offensive by President Michel Temer, who evenShow More Summary

What Judge Gorsuch (and the rest of us) can expect at his confirmation hearing

A whole 13 months after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia left a vacancy on the Supreme Court, the Senate will hold confirmation hearings starting on Monday to probe the judge nominated to replace him. “It’s a fascinating process because clearly he has strengths in intellect and articulateness that make him an appealing candidate,” Mr. Blumenthal told The New York Times.

Faster Wi-Fi Over Optical Network

Using rays of light to transfer data, a researcher in the Netherlands managed download speeds of up to 42.8 Gbps over a distance of about 8.5 feet.

IBM and Wanda form China cloud computing partnership

IBM and a unit of China's Dalian Wanda Group, a property and entertainment conglomerate, agreed on Sunday to team up to provide cloud services to Chinese companies, the U.S. technology provider said. Through a newly formed venture, Wanda Cloud Company, they will offer select IBM cloud infrastructure and platform as a service (IaaS and PaaS) technologies in China, IBM said.

Slain NYC medic's son: 'I know she didn't die in vain'

NEW YORK (AP) — The eldest son of a fire department medic fatally run over by a stolen ambulance urged her colleagues and loved ones Saturday to be humbled rather than sad in her memory.

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