Alan Alda asks scientists to explain energy to childrenSTONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) ? Alan Alda wants scientists to answer a question for 11-year-old children: What is energy?
Time Warner, AT&T shares fall with concerns over deal clearance
Wall Street signaled skepticism on Monday that AT&T Inc would secure the government approvals needed to carry out its planned $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc, with shares of both companies falling as analysts scrutinized the deal. Time Warner shares were trading some 20 percent below the implied value of AT&T's $107.50 per share cash and stock offer, indicating investors doubt that the companies would be able to complete the transaction. The deal, announced on Saturday, would give AT&T control of cable TV channels HBO and CNN, film studio Warner Bros and other coveted assets and reshape the media landscape.
Court: US agency acted reasonably to protect sealsJUNEAU, Alaska (AP) ? An appeals court panel has ruled that a federal agency acted reasonably in proposing to list a certain population of bearded seals as threatened by the sea ice loss.
Witness: Officers in polygamous towns try to stop evictions
PHOENIX (AP) ? A key witness in the federal government's effort to disband the police department in a polygamous community on the Arizona-Utah border told a judge Monday that officers routinely turn a blind eye to property crimes.
If I only had $85K: Fundraiser for 'Oz' Scarecrow costume
Relief, shattered dreams for migrants leaving Jungle
Abbas Hussein Ali from Sudan was one of the first in line as the evacuation of the squalid Jungle refugee camp began on Monday, overjoyed to finally have a chance at a dignified life. After four long months living in grim conditions in the camp, which has served as a launchpad for migrants desperate to reach Britain, all Ali wants now is "to study". Hammoudi, a young Syrian man from the devastated city of Aleppo, was among those who were dispirited, but who refused to give up on the dream of reaching Britain.
Oklahoma's Stoops edgy about defensive coordinator/brother
Maduro meets pope as Vatican steps into Venezuela crisis
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met Monday with Pope Francis as the Vatican took a more active role trying to defuse a tense political standoff in the South American nation. Maduro spoke with the Pope ...
Man won't get to cover neo-Nazi tattoos during murder trialLAS VEGAS (AP) ? A Las Vegas man who was allowed to use makeup to cover his neo-Nazi tattoos during his robbery trial and conviction in in August will not get to hide them during his upcoming murder trial punishable by the death penalty, a judge has ruled.
US to deploy 330 troops in Norway
The United States will deploy over 300 troops in Norway, the Norwegian government announced Monday, in a move set to upset neighbouring Russia. The 330 Marines, to be stationed on rotation around 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) from the Russian border, will be engaged in training and manoeuvres in almost Arctic conditions, the Norwegian defence ministry said. The announcement comes against a backdrop of increasing tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine and the conflict in Syria, although Norway itself enjoys good relations with its giant neighbour.