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Asteroid Impacts May Have Triggered Tsunamis On Ancient Mars

In a study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research Planets, a team of scientists has identified a crater that they say was created by an asteroid that triggered one such event.

Iran to sanction 15 US companies for Israel ties

Iran said Sunday it will impose sanctions on 15 US companies for supporting Israel's "terrorist actions" as part of reprisals for the increasing pressure being announced by Washington lawmakers. The decision, which is largely symbolic...Show More Summary

China's Premier Li arrives in New Zealand for talks

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China's premier has arrived in New Zealand for high-level talks at a time that both countries are pushing to expand free trade.

With asylum grant, did the US just reward hate speech?

When Singapore’s first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, passed away in 2015, 16-year-old Amos Yee made an obscenity-filled YouTube video denouncing the late leader as a “tyrant.” That and other postings earned him a four-week jail sentence...Show More Summary

Powerful winds, large hail take aim at Southern Plains

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Golf ball-sized hail and powerful winds are expected to roll through parts of the Southern Plains late Sunday, marking the latest round of turbulent weather across the Midwest and South, forecasters said.

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry was hoisted to the surface last week nearly three years after it capsized and sank in violent seas off the country's southwestern coast, an emotional moment for the nation as it searches for closure to one of its deadliest disasters. Show More Summary

Britain's UKIP loses sole MP as he quits party

Britain's anti-immigration, anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) lost its only MP on Saturday when Douglas Carswell quit the party, just days before Prime Minister Theresa May is to launch the formal Brexit process. Carswell defected...Show More Summary

Student stranded for 5 days near Grand Canyon grew desperate

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Texas college student stranded for five days near the Grand Canyon says she was making farewell videos for her family as she grew desperate for help.

Where does the Gorsuch nomination process go next?

After four days of hearings, the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch is set to move through the Senate in the next few weeks. There are two big questions that will be addressed in very short order.

Top Democrats claim ‘victory’ as GOP health bill fails

After the GOP replacement for Obamacare was dramatically pulled at the last minute, Democrats took a victory lap, mocking President Trump and claiming a win for their party and the American public.

House Minority Leader Pelosi responds to the White House pulling the American Heath Care Act bill

On Friday, March 24, 2017, after the White House decided to pull the American Health Care Act from consideration, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke with the press about what the Democrats view as a political victory.

Spicer chides Republicans who cast ‘free votes’ on repealing Obamacare but oppose new plan

On Thursday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer scolded Republicans who voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act during the Obama administration but are not supporting President Trump's new health care plan.

London attacker: 'Jack the lad' turned killer

Khalid Masood, the Briton behind this week's terror attack on parliament, was a Muslim convert with a history of violence who was known to security services but only as a "peripheral" figure. Police said the 52-year-old father, who also...Show More Summary

Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — The wounded warrior is now a cop — and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs.

Venezuela's latest shortage: gasoline

Battered by an economic crisis, Venezuelans are used to waiting in long lines for scarce goods, but many found themselves queuing Thursday for something the ailing oil giant was supposed to have in spades: gasoline. Drivers had to wait...Show More Summary

Gambia to set up truth and reconciliation commission

Gambia said on Thursday it would set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and offer reparations to victims of former President Yahya Jammeh's government, which is accused of the torture and killing of perceived opponents. Justice...Show More Summary

Hamas militant shot dead in Gaza Strip, group blames Israel

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - A senior Hamas militant was shot dead near his home in the Gaza Strip on Friday, the group said, blaming Israel for the killing. Mazen Fuqaha, a militant from the occupied West Bank whom Israel released in a prisoner swap in 2011 and exiled to the Gaza Strip, was shot several times, said Hamas police. Show More Summary

NBC Special Report: Trump Blames Democrats for Health Bill Defeat

President Trump says his plan to replace Obamacare failed because of a lack of support from Democrats.

Indian Mother, Son Found Dead At New Jersey Home

The family hailed from the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and had reportedly been living in the U.S. for nine years.

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