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Researchers say they have found indirect evidence that gravitational waves rippled through the fabric of space time in the first sliver of a second after the Big Bang.
In letters sent to Wal-Mart and other store chains, officials ask the companies to follow the example of drugstore chain CVS, which has announced it’s ending tobacco sales.
When the 4.4 magnitude temblor struck Monday morning, KTLA-TV anchors Chris Schauble and Megan Henderson were live on the air. They did what the experts recommend: “drop, cover and hold on.”
‘Impair Ou Pair?’ To combat smog, officials restricted car use Monday. For the most part, only cars with odd-numbered license plates could be on the streets. On Tuesday, even-numbers get their turn.
The church’s controversial founder, Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., is “on the edge of death,” his son says. The pastor’s death, he adds, would bring a crisis to his followers, who see death as God’s judgment.
There’s still no sign of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which went missing on March 8. Was the informal “good night” from the jet a sign it had been taken over or that the crew is involved?
The president says the U.S. will not recognize Crimea’s moves to split from Ukraine. The U.S. and its allies imposed more sanctions on Russia, which stands accused of interfering in Ukraine’s affairs.
Fred Phelps is in hospice care and has been excommunicated from the church he founded in Topeka, his son Nathan wrote in a statement he posted to Facebook on Saturday night.
Some of the serious clashes between Russia and Ukraine are being carried out online. Crimea’s referendum website was hit Sunday.
The search area for the Boeing 777 was widely expanded Saturday; investigators are now asking more than a dozen nations to help find the jetliner that went missing last weekend.