Ex-Cardinal McCarrick Charged With Sexually Assaulting Teen, Report Says

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Charges stem from an incident involving a 16-year-old boy during a wedding reception at Wellesley College in the 1970s, the Boston Globe newspaper reports

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick Charged With Sexually Assaulting Teen, Report Says

6 days ago

Charges stem from an incident involving a 16-year-old boy during a wedding reception at Wellesley College in the 1970s, the Boston Globe newspaper reports

NTSB Opens Public Docket for Tempe, Arizona Train Derailment

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​​​WASHINGTON (July 29, 2021) — The National Transportation Safety Board opened the public docket Thursday for its ongoing investigation of the July 29, 2020, train derailment, and fire near Tempe, Arizona.The docket​ for this investigation includes more than 1,300 pages of factual information, including reports on operations, mechanical, track and engineering, metallurgical testing, hazardous materials, risk assessment, and bridge and structures, and emergency response efforts. The docket also includes interview transcripts, photographs, and other investigative materials.The docket contains only factual information collected by NTSB investigators; it does not provide the final report, nor does it contain analysis, findings, recommendations, or probable cause determinations. As such, no conclusions about how or why the derailment happened should be drawn from the information within the docket. The NTSB will issue a final report at a later date that will include analysis, findings, recommendations, and probable cause determinations related to the derailment.The derailment happened when a westbound Union Pacific Railroad freight train traveled over a wooden trestle leading up to a steel superstructure bridge over Tempe Town Lake. Twelve cars of the train derailed, and the train struck the bridge which then collapsed. Three cars carrying hazardous material released about 2,200 gallons of flammable material but did not catch fire; however, lumber spilled from the derailed equipment did ignite. No injuries were reported in connection with the accident.​​(This aerial photo taken on June 29, 2020, shows the derailed train, damaged trestle, debris, and fire suppression efforts. Photo courtesy of UP)The public docket for this investigation is available online at https://go.usa.gov/xFKgy.Additional material may be added to the docket as it becomes available.        ​

USAID Chief to Visit Ethiopia to Press for Tigray Aid

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Trip by Samantha Power next week aims to 'press for unimpeded humanitarian access to prevent famine in Tigray and meet urgent needs in other conflict-affected regions of the country,’ a statement says

With Turmoil at Home, More Nicaraguans Flee to the US

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Customs and Border Protection figures show a big jump in arrivals from the Central American country, which is in turmoil with arbitrary arrests and the restriction of fundamental rights ahead of elections in November

With Turmoil at Home, More Nicaraguans Flee to the US

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Customs and Border Protection figures show a big jump in arrivals from the Central American country, which is in turmoil with arbitrary arrests and the restriction of fundamental rights ahead of elections in November

Turtles indicate temp's role in sex chromosome imbalance

by Fred Love-Iowa State, 6 days ago

New research with a kind of softshell turtle could clarify the function of sex chromosomes in a vast number of organisms, say researchers.

AI spots early eye changes that signal diabetic retinopathy

by Kevin Fryling-Indiana, 6 days ago

New biomarkers in the eyes could help manage diabetic retinopathy, the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in US adults.

With Turmoil at Home, More Nicaraguans Flee to the US

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Customs and Border Protection figures show a big jump in arrivals from the Central American country, which is in turmoil with arbitrary arrests and the restriction of fundamental rights ahead of elections in November

Top UN Humanitarian Official Visits Ethiopia

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Some 5.2 million people in the Tigray region, about 90% of the population, need humanitarian assistance, the U.N. said

US Senate Starts Debate on Infrastructure Spending

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Legislation would fund road and bridge repairs, upgrade internet service and expand public transit

Tunisia's president dismisses prime minister, suspends parliament

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Biden Asks Congress to Extend COVID Eviction Ban Set to Expire This Week

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Current moratorium protects millions of US renters and their families reeling from economic hardships of coronavirus pandemic

Tokyo Sees Record Surge in Coronavirus Infections During Olympic Games

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People roam Tokyo streets despite stay-at-home requests

Biden Asks Congress to Extend COVID Eviction Ban Set to Expire This Week

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Current moratorium protects millions of US renters and their families reeling from economic hardships of coronavirus pandemic

Tokyo Sees Record Surge in Coronavirus Infections During Olympic Games

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People roam Tokyo streets despite stay-at-home requests

Russian Module Docks With International Space Station

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New section arrives eight days after launch from Russia’s space facility in Kazakhstan following years of delays

Japan's Hamada and Wolf Win Gold Medals to Match Record Haul

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It was the first time in 21 years that a Japanese judoka had dominated the -100 kg category at the Olympics

African Death Toll From COVID-19 Increasing

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Continent's death toll from COVID-19 has jumped 17 percent in past month

Turkey Faces Dilemma as Afghan Refugees Start Arriving 

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Ankara is extending border wall with Iran as analysts warn of rising social and political tensions if more Afghan refugees enter Turkey

As COVID Vaccine Disparity Widens, Fears Mount Over Economic Impact

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Questions mount as to how the vaccinated and unvaccinated worlds will live together as inoculation programs in developing and poorer nations lag behind

U.S., Vietnam Discuss COVID-19 Aid, New Program to Find War Dead > U.S. Department of Defense > Defense Department News

by Jim Garamone, 6 days ago

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III travels to Vietnam to discuss the COVID-19 aid being provided by the U.S. and a new accounting initiative to help find those who died during the Vietnam War.

African Death Toll From COVID-19 Increasing

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Continent's death toll from COVID-19 has jumped 17 percent in past month

Light from a black hole's far side proves Einstein right

by Taylor Kubota-Stanford, 6 days ago

Researchers have detected, for the first time, light from the back side of a black hole. The finding fulfills a prediction from Einstein's work.

Former US President Obama Joins NBA Africa as Minority Owner and Adviser

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Obama to use any profits from venture to fund his foundation’s youth and leadership programs in Africa

Vaccines Save 50 Million Lives, But COVID Threatens Future Gains, Say Scientists

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Researchers warn access to life-saving vaccines against 10 infectious diseases has been hampered by pandemic

Malta Government Carries Responsibility for Journalist's Murder, Inquiry Finds

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Prosecutors believe top businessman Yorgen Fenech, who had close ties with senior government officials, masterminded the murder

US: Economy Advanced 6.5% from April to June

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But surging delta variant of coronavirus is now threatening to impair business activity in some regions of US and, as a result, analysts say economy could cool somewhat in coming months

Blinken: Talks About Return to Iran Nuclear Deal 'Will Not Go On Indefinitely'

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  During visit to Kuwait, top US diplomat says Biden administration is willing to continue negotiations, but that Iran needs to make a decision

Earth's frozen areas are shrinking 33K square miles a year

by Texas A&M University, 6 days ago

The world's ice is shrinking by 33,000 square miles a year, according to the first ever global asessment of the Earth's cryosphere.


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