China proposes deal to ease tensions over North Korean missiles

China warned of a “head-on collision” Wednesday unless North Korea stops launching banned missiles and the United States and South Korea halt their joint military exercises. “The two sides are like two accelerating trains coming toward each other, with neither side willing to give way,” Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in Beijing at his annual…

NASA shares image of unusual Martian sand dunes

Jan 24th 2017 7:43AM Both Earth and Mars have plenty of sand dunes, but while ours are generally light and blend in with their surroundings, those on the Red Planet have a much more varied appearance. NASA recently shared an image of some sandy features located in Mars’ Wirtz Crater and explained what it is…

Orlando police officer fatally shot, manhunt for suspect

Jan 9th 2017 11:09AM Jan 9 (Reuters) – An Orlando, Florida, police officer was fatally shot near a shopping center on Monday, prompting a manhunt for a suspect and causing area schools to be put on lockdown as a precaution. The Orlando Police Department has identified the victim as Master Sgt. Debra Clayton. Local media…

3 bodies recovered after mysterious duck hunting trip

Jan 9th 2017 8:55AM The bodies of three Southeast Texas men and a dog have been recovered in a bay after disappearing while on a duck hunting trip. Police identified the hunters as Starett Burke, Spencer Hall, Chris Ruckman who were found in a bay near Corpus Christi, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The…

Trump Cabinet picks undergo mock Senate hearings

Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees have spent much of the weekend locked in grueling mock hearings to prepare them for the scrutiny they will face before Congress. The president-elect nominates his Cabinet members, but many of the positions require Senate approval, which can involve intense and varying questions. The sessions to prepare the nominees are known…

Here’s what Obama said when asked if he likes Trump

President Obama appears to have avoided expressing his personal feelings about Donald Trump. During an interview on ABC’s “This Week” that aired Sunday, Obama talked about some of the conversations he and Trump have had; then, George Stephanopoulos asked him how the president-elect has impressed him. Obama responded by saying, “You know, he is somebody…

Here’s what Earth looks like from Mars

Jan 8th 2017 7:54AM Thanks to the various space agencies, we’ve a pretty good sense of what some planets like Mars and Pluto look like. Ever wonder what Earth looks like from other planets? NASA released a stunning image Friday showing our home planet as well as the moon from Mars. The agency notes, “From…