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UK offers guarantee over evidence in Grenfell…

Britain’s attorney general has offered a guarantee not to use oral comments from witnesses testifying before the Grenfell Tower Inquiry in subsequent prosecutions over the fire that killed 72 people

Alligator Emerges From Flooded Road To Snack On…

An alligator in Texas took advantage of the all-you-can-eat worm buffet that followed a heavy rainfall.

Egypt Holds Military Funeral To Bury Former…

Footage broadcast by state TV showed soldiers marching down the street ahead of a horse-drawn carriage carrying Mubarak's coffin.

Harry, Back in UK, Doesn't Want to Be Called…

Just Harry, please: On his first trip back to the UK since he and wife Meghan agreed to the terms of their exit as senior royals, that's how Prince Harry asked to be introduced—Harry, minus the "prince." As Good Morning America reports, he also flew commercial for the trip...

Sharpton: Do not judge Sanders by 'socialist tag'

Rev. Al Sharpton is reminding black voters in South Carolina that civil rights leaders faced the same political flak for being alleged socialists that Democratic 2020 candidate Bernie Sanders faces today and he urged them to ignore the label. (Feb. 26)

Microsoft Confirms Xbox Series X Specs

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On education, Sanders lauded for substance…

Bernie Sanders has moved to the front of the Democratic presidential race thanks in part to a policy platform that includes proposals for free college and support for public schools

A Big Breakfast Burns More Daily Calories, Study…

A Big Breakfast Burns More Daily Calories, Study Says New research can be found in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Subjects used were young males in healthy condition and with a normal BMI (body mass index). Compared to those who combined a small morning meal with a large dinner, subjects who ate a big breakfast burned twice as many calories throughout the day. Scientists say its due to the amount of energy for processing food in the morning. They add the term for this is “diet-induced thermogenesis." Researchers add that the burned calories are only 15 percent of the total amount shed per day. This means watching what you eat is still necessary when looking to lose weight.

Biden Leads Bernie In South Carolina

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders are locked in a tight contest in South Carolina. That's according to a new NBC News/Marist poll ahead of the state's Democratic primary Saturday. Biden gets the support of 27 percent of likely Democratic primary voters in South Carolina. Sanders gets 23 percent, which is well within the poll's margin of error of plus-minus 6 percentage points. Tom Steyer has 15%. Pete Buttigieg has 9% in the new poll.

Maria Sharapova Calls It Quits

"I'm saying goodbye." And with that, Maria Sharapova on Wednesday ended a 19-year tennis career that included five Grand Slam singles titles, an Olympic silver medal, and a suspension for her use of a banned substance. The 32-year-old Russian was the highest-earning women’s athlete from 2004 to 2015 , the year...

Blast of winter impacts travel

Snow is rolling through the Midwest. Blake Naftel is near Battle Creek, Michigan, reporting live and showcasing snow-covered highways.

Uber and Lyft Cause More Pollution Than Trips…

Uber and Lyft Cause More Pollution Than Trips They Displace, Study Says The new report comes from the Union of Concerned Scientists. On average, the analysis says they are linked to 69 percent more climate pollution. In urban areas, biking and public transportation are being replaced more and more by Lyft and Uber. This puts more cars on the roads, which equals more carbon emissions. The group says that Uber and Lyft should encourage users to utilize the car pool option more often. Another solution is for the ride-sharing companies to invest more in electric cars. Lyft and Uber have made attempts, such as offering bike and scooter services. Uber is also looking into giving cash incentives to drivers with electric cars. In 2018, Lyft revealed future plans to make its transportation carbon neutral.

Spain cancels Plácido Domingo´s part in two ope…

The Spanish government has canceled the participation of tenor Plácido Domingo in Madrid’s La Zarzuela light opera theater in May in light of the latest developments in the sexual misconduct allegations against the legendary singer

SC's influential Rep. Clyburn endorses Biden

U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking black member of Congress and the kingmaker of South Carolina's Democratic political orbit, has endorsed Joe Biden's presidential campaign. (Feb. 26)

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Biden Gets the Endorsement He Needed Ahead of…

South Carolina has been described as a "must-win" state for Joe Biden , and he just got a major boost in his quest to take the state's primary on Saturday. Rep. Jim Clyburn, the House majority whip and a longtime Biden ally, has endorsed the former vice president. Clyburn had been...

The Honda Classic is much more than 'The Bear…

PGA National’s signature test is a three-hole span on the back nine called “The Bear Trap.”

Tiny Beetles' Catapulting Jumps Caught On Camera

Scientist captured a tiny beetle’s remarkably fast and high jumps on camera.

U.S. Soldier Stationed In South Korea Has The…

U.S. Forces Korea said the 23-year-old soldier has quarantined himself inside his off-base residence.

Trump, CDC Seem to Have Different Takes on…

On Tuesday, CDC officials warned of the likely inevitable spread of COVID-19 (aka coronavirus) in the US, and that "disruptions to everyday life may be severe." On Wednesday, President Trump took issue with the gravity of the situation, saying that the country is in "great shape"—and blaming two news...

ShowBiz Minute: Duffy, Disney, Harry

Singer Duffy says rape, captivity, led to her public retreat; Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down in surprise announcement; The Duke of Sussex has asked that people refer to him simply as "Harry." (Feb. 26)

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Amy Klobuchar needs black voters, but some feel…

Amy Klobuchar's relationship with African American voters and her lack of familiarity to them could be her downfall as the race for the Democratic presidential nomination moves to states such as South Carolina, where black voters are key to victory

20 Percent of Snow on Island in Antarctica Melted…

20 Percent of Snow on Island in Antarctica Melted in 9 Days Nearly two weeks after Antarctica recorded the hottest temperature on record, about 20% of seasonal snow accumulation in Eagle Island has melted. According to NASA Earth Observatory, February's warm temperatures were caused by a combination of meteorological elements. NASA Earth Observatory Strong, gusty winds that cause a down-slope windstorms on mountains, also known as foehn winds, are also credited with the increased temperatures. Rajashree Tri Datta, via NASA Earth Observatory February's heatwave was the third major melt event following warm spells in November 2019 and January 2020, and it is causing grave concern. Mauri Pelto, via NASA Earth Observatory

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U.S. CDC Confirms 53 Coronavirus Cases

The CDC said on Monday there were 14 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the US. This is apart from the 39 cases among those evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship. It also excludes anyone who traveled to the city of Wuhan in China. The 14 confirmed cases included two new cases from Humboldt and Sacramento County in California. 21 of the cases are from repatriated Americans, according to Reuters. The CDC is preparing for the possibility of the spread of the virus through U.S. communities.

Report: First Female Green Beret Is Coming

The US Army may soon have its first female Green Beret. The enlisted National Guard soldier is set to graduate from the yearlong qualification course as a Special Forces engineer sergeant in the coming weeks, reports the New York Times , which cites officials as saying her success is essentially guaranteed....

That was close! DOT worker nearly run over

During a storm on Feb. 13, a DOT worker in the Capital District in New York was nearly hit by an oncoming car after stopping to help with a flat tire.