• SpaceX successfully launches on voyage to International Space Station
SpaceX successfully launches on voyage to International Space Station

It was the first flight from NASA's legendary Launch Complex 39A since the shuttle program ended nearly six years ago, and SpaceX's first liftoff from Florida since a rocket explosion last summer. The STP-H5 Lightning Imaging Sensor will be mounted to the outside of the space station to help Earth-bound scientists measure the amount, rate, and ...

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  • Why is Valentine's Day celebrated?
Why is Valentine's Day celebrated?

Now, you know the story behind the celebration of this special day. In 1537, England's King Henry VII officially declared February 14 the holiday of St. Thirty percent say they'll have dinner out, and just six percent will enjoy a movie. They won't have to feel left out. I wish more writers told us about this kind of love - the long-term kind.

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  • All three iPhone models in 2017 to feature wireless charging
All three iPhone models in 2017 to feature wireless charging

Apparently this won't be the only thing the iPhone 8 fails to come boxed with, either. Notably, it would borrow the dual-camera system of the larger iPhone 7 Plus, but flip the twin lenses 90-degrees. OLED technology is considered superior to LCD - especially when it comes to mobile devices. Canalys market researcher and analyst Daniel Matte sai...

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  • Trump pledges to honor 'One China' in call with Xi
Trump pledges to honor 'One China' in call with Xi

It also wished the Chinese people a happy Lantern Festival and a successful Year of the Rooster. The Lantern Festival will be celebrated on Saturday. The uprising, which began in Taiwan on February 28, 1947 - two years after the end of Japanese colonial rule - resulted in the massacre of an estimated 18,000 to 28,000 people and marked the beginni...

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  • Penumbral lunar eclipse, comet await sky-watchers Friday night
Penumbral lunar eclipse, comet await sky-watchers Friday night

This diagram illustrates the alignment of sun, earth and moon that occurs during a lunar eclipse . Comet 45P will be visible to the naked eye as it comes closest to Earth about 10:30 p.m. Look for the constellation known as Hercules, and you should be able to spot the blue-green comet which won't return until 2022. However, even though it will...

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  • Trump Administration Lawyers Urge Court To Reinstate Travel Ban
Trump Administration Lawyers Urge Court To Reinstate Travel Ban

The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled a telephone hearing Tuesday afternoon with lawyers from the federal government and states suing Trump. When the 9th Circuit asked Flentje what evidence the executive order had used to connect the seven countries affected by the order with terrorism in the United States, Fle...

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  • Refugee ban and travel block another bad move in American history
Refugee ban and travel block another bad move in American history

In the span of 40 minutes Saturday morning, President Donald Trump sent four tweets to his 23 million followers, most of which were focused on defending his executive order temporarily barring travelers from seven Muslim countries from entering the U.S.

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  • Nintendo President Responds To Weak Nintendo Switch Launch Lineup Complaint
Nintendo President Responds To Weak Nintendo Switch Launch Lineup Complaint

Nevertheless, projected income from investments and a weaker yen allowed it to nearly double its net profit forecast to 90 billion yen. Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd on Wednesday said it plans to release two or three smartphone games every year in the hope of stabilizing earnings still highly dependent on its volatile games console business.

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  • More than meets the eye on Trump's war on NAFTA — BUSINESS REPORT
More than meets the eye on Trump's war on NAFTA — BUSINESS REPORT

It's true that the U.S.'s trade deficit with Mexico is quite significant, approaching $60 billion this past year, but the true benefits of NAFTA are more than mere economics. The best outcome of a NAFTA renegotiation would not be withdrawal, but a series of data-backed updates. If the manufacturers have to paid more for labor force and standards,...

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  • Five Years Later, Google Finally Remembers Google Voice Exists
Five Years Later, Google Finally Remembers Google Voice Exists

Google is updating Voice on Android , iOS , and the web to a "cleaner, more intuitive design that keeps everything organized". Further, you can use the app on smartphones and computers, and you can link your number to any mobile or landline number.

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  • Deleted tweet reveals new Switch UI background and unannounced games
Deleted tweet reveals new Switch UI background and unannounced games

And following the announcement The Binding of Isaac publisher Nicalis tweeted a picture of the games sitting on the home screen of the Nintendo Switch console. The Pro-Controller comes with a price tag of $69.99, the Joy-Con controller with a $29.99 price tag and the spare dock with an $89.99 one. Nintendo Switch games have already st...

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  • Trump At Lincoln Memorial Concert: 'You're Not Forgotten Anymore'
Trump At Lincoln Memorial Concert: 'You're Not Forgotten Anymore'

Other protests are being staged by Disrupt J20 which says it will try to shut down or cause delays at security checkpoints at the inauguration ceremony in Washington. Delphenia Gilbert of Bath Township said she's hoping to work with the Trump administration on behalf of developmentally disabled adults, and Tom Leneghan, a Tremont restaurant a...

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  • Trump EPA pick expresses doubts on climate, defends oil industry funding
Trump EPA pick expresses doubts on climate, defends oil industry funding

Pruitt's remarks today, coupled with President-elect Trump's campaign promises to support the RFS, indicate a clear commitment to ensuring the RFS will not be undermined by the incoming administration", Johnson said in a news release. Our environment matters to the health of the planet, to future generations and to the economic vitality of our com...

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  • SC Gov. Nikki Haley's confirmation hearing to become United Nations ambassador
SC Gov. Nikki Haley's confirmation hearing to become United Nations ambassador

Trump has disparaged the United Nations, calling it a "just a club for people to get together, talk and have a good time", and saying that while the body had "tremendous potential", that if it did not live up to that potential, "it's a waste of time and money".

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  • Mississippi City Officially Declares Third Monday of January MLK Jr. Day
Mississippi City Officially Declares Third Monday of January MLK Jr. Day

Mayor Gilich said that the renamed holiday actually dated back to a city ordinance from 1985 and that is why the tweet said "Great Americans Day" instead of Martin Luther King Day. Trump and many GOP lawmakers have pushed for voter ID laws that would require people to show photo identification before they can cast a vote . Participants then ...

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  • Protesters fight for Obamacare at Cincinnati rally
Protesters fight for Obamacare at Cincinnati rally

Free preventative care, like cancer screenings, and funding that keeps health plans affordable, would also disappear, Warren charged. Last week Congress began the process of dismantling the health care law through a budget resolution. Hawkins said she had a pre-existing condition and says she needs the ACA to survive. I remember what health care ...

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  • Nintendo Switch; release date and price
Nintendo Switch; release date and price

That is the launch date for Nintendo's new console , so these are purported to be launch titles. Nintendo Switch Games: Sun and Moon Sequel? The Japanese financial newspaper has good form when it comes to leaking Nintendo rumours, as it accurately predicted the launch of the Nintendo DSi, the Nintendo 3DS XL as well as the end of the W...

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  • Renshaw to be assessed ahead of day four
Renshaw to be assessed ahead of day four

Misbah opted against naming a final Test team on Monday, admitting there could be changes after his side's woeful last day in the Melbourne Test. While the end looms for the man who has guided his country to more victories than any other Test captain in Pakistani cricket ─ 24 in 52 Tests ─ Australia have other considerations.

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  • Why Do We Have The Electoral College?
Why Do We Have The Electoral College?

Her first one was in 1993 as the first lady, after which Clinton has topped the list every year but 1995 and 1996 (finishing behind Mother Teresa ) and 2001 ( Laura Bush ). A new USA Today/Suffolk University Poll, continues IBD, says Democrats and Independent voters do not want Mrs. Clinton to run again. An article in The Huffington Post, no less,...

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  • Miami's Orange Bowl - The 10 Best
Miami's Orange Bowl - The 10 Best

We'll have up-to-the-minute scoring and stats here throughout the game. The event is free and tickets can be reserved by clicking on this link . For the best mobile experience, use the mobile web version. Florida State fell a point shy in the next year's rematch, losing 18-17 after the Sooners scored a touchdown with 1:33 remaining and converted...

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  • City of Midland offering Christmas tree recycling locations
City of Midland offering Christmas tree recycling locations

New Yorkers participating in Mulchfest will be able to take home a bag of mulch and know that the rest of their tree will be used to nourish city parks. Gift wrapping paper and greeting cards may be recycled in regular curbside collection bins and at all recycling drop-off centers. All drop-off sites will close for the season on Saturday, January...

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  • U.S. allows United Nations to condemn Israeli settlements, Netanyahu furious
U.S. allows United Nations to condemn Israeli settlements, Netanyahu furious

The news agency, citing a senior Israeli official, reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government contacted "high level" members of Trump's transition team after failing to persuade the Obama administration to veto the resolution .

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  • Betting on the Steelers vs. Ravens for Christmas Day
Betting on the Steelers vs. Ravens for Christmas Day

It's going to be an exciting game for the fans. In some instances, they may even be previews of what we have to look forward to this postseason. And it's not like the Browns haven't been trying to get a win for a while. He's poised to top 4,000 passing yards for the first time in his career and now ranks fifth in the National Football League in pas...

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  • AP top 10 stories of 2016 led by presidential election
AP top 10 stories of 2016 led by presidential election

Just ask your neighborhood Paisley, who had a top-10 name among newborns in seven states past year, all of which elected Donald Trump this fall. But, I don't think the founding fathers had any idea that the United States would expand to 50 States and have the population that we now have in our country, ” said Orange County Supervisor of Electio...

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  • Apple now shipping AirPods to customers
Apple now shipping AirPods to customers

I'm loving Apple's new AirPods , especially the wireless convenience and the clever charging case. Once you're listening to music, removing one of the AirPods from your ear will automatically pause your music. Because of the adaptive noise control feature, which lets you set the amount of external noise you want to hear. While most devices...

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