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We’re learning more about the comet that a European Space Agency paired up with its Rosetta probe last fall. For one thing, it has “goosebumps” on steep cliff faces. It’s also highly porous.
A group of prominent scientists uses the clock as a symbol of imminent disaster for humanity. It moved toward catastrophe — midnight — because of climate change and nuclear proliferation worries.
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has died, according to his state TV. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud was 90 years old; when he was born, Saudi Arabia was not a country, let alone an oil-producing power.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he didn’t give the game balls a thought during Sunday’s win over the Indianapolis Colts. “I didn’t alter the ball in any way,” he said.
Gordon announced today that he won’t race full-time after this year. Now 43, Gordon has been part of competitive racing since he was 5 years old.
A bill that would prohibit using federal money to pay for “any abortion” or for “health benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion” has been approved by the House.
A White House spokeswoman, said the U.S. wanted “to avoid the appearance of influencing a democratic election.” Israel’s election is March 17. Netanyahu is due to address Congress March 3.
His comments come amid reports that 11 of 12 footballs used by the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game were underinflated — an apparent advantage. The NFL is investigating the matter.
The European Central Bank chief said the bank will buy 60 billion euros’ worth of bonds each month until either September 2016 or inflation reaches about 2 percent.
Johnson, who holds dual U.S.-U.K. citizenship, had called the IRS bill “outrageous” and said he wouldn’t pay it. But The Financial Times reports he has settled the approximately $44,000 bill.