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Experts assumed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had the capability to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile even before the July 4th test. Now, they know for sure: Pyongyang's missiles can reach as far as Alaska. But experts don't think Kim wants to fire the missiles randomly. "This notion that the program is unsophisticated is no longer true, and I don't think the strategy is unsophisticated, either," said Vipin Narang, an MIT professor who has written two books about nuclear strategy.
An enormous iceberg, over 2,000 square miles in area - or nearly the size of Delaware - is poised to detach from one of the largest floating ice shelves in Antarctica and float off in the Weddell Sea, south of the tip of South America. Scientists have been expecting the break from the Larsen C ice shelf, monitoring the progress of a crack which extended to over 100 miles long in recent months. The latest update from scientists with NASA and the University of California, Irvine found that only 3 remaining miles of ice continue to connect the impending iceberg to the larger shelf.
The Trump administration will propose a requirement that refiners use 15 billion gallons of conventional renewable fuels in 2018, while lowering targets for advanced alternatives that oil refiners have described as unattainable, according to people familiar with the decision.
Not long after Megan Johnson gave birth, her husband posted a picture on social media, welcoming their daughter into the world. Years earlier, Johnson had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure and given a new heart and another chance to live. Her husband, Nathan, announced early Tuesday on Instagram that "her heart worked perfectly" during the delivery, and their daughter, Eilee Kate, "introduced herself quickly and smooth. I am a rich man!!!" For the next six hours, the Johnsons loved their newborn.
Traders in a little-known corner of the crop markets just lapped the world with a rally that beat gains for all other major asset classes in June.
It seems like everyone is using mobile applications - or apps - nowadays. But a new research report says we're just getting started. Analytics tool maker App Annie has published its latest report on the "app economy" and according to ReCode, things are about to explode. In just five years, App Annie estimates that the app economy will be worth about $6.3 trillion, up from $1.3 trillion last year.
WASHINGTON - Facing a rebellion within their own ranks, Senate Republican leaders on Tuesday postponed a vote to overhaul the 2010 Affordable Care Act until after the July Fourth recess. The current proposal by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., would cause an estimated 22 million more Americans to be uninsured by the end of the coming decade while reducing federal spending by $321 billion during that time, the Congressional Budget Office concluded Monday.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, eighth grader Samara St. Louis was cramming for a spelling bee in 2012, when she stumbled upon a word that quickly became her favorite. "It's the last word in the dictionary and it's fun to say and it's fun to spell," she told the Post Ledger. She was speaking of "Zyzzyva," an odd little word that often appeared as the final entry in many English dictionaries. But the Oxford English Dictionary, considered by many as the standard-bearer of dictionaries, ended with "zythum," which referred to an ancient Egyptian malt beer.
When Alex Ippoliti and James Fredrick met two months ago, the men bonded over their shared affinity for cycling on gravel roads. There weren't many in Alaska, where they lived, but they thought a weekend ride together might be fun. They went out on Saturday morning at a military base in Anchorage, where civilians can explore miles of trails that snake through thousands of acres of woodlands. "It did not go as planned," Ippoliti told The Washington Post in a bit of an understatement.
A man trying to help a lost toddler find her parents was misidentified as a kidnapper on social media over the weekend, according to police in Lakeland, Florida, prompting him to leave town in fear for his safety and the safety of his family. The man was also punched by the child's father who told local media that he "thought he was trying to take my daughter" and "wanted to kill him."