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In toothy prequel, piranha-like fish menaced Jurassic seas

18 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON You can call it a prehistoric prequel.

Modified cotton could be human food source after U.S. green light

17 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. regulators have cleared the way for farmers to grow a cotton plant genetically modified to make the cottonseed edible for people, a protein-packed potential new food source that could be especially useful in cotton-growing countries beset with malnutrition.

In a surprise, first alien moon discovered is big and gaseous

03 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON Astronomers have pinpointed what appears to be the first moon detected outside our solar system, a large gaseous world the size of Neptune that is unlike any other known moon and orbits a gas planet much more massive than Jupiter.

Stone in South African cave boasts oldest-known human drawing

12 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON A small stone flake marked with intersecting lines of red ochre pigment some 73,000 years ago that was found in a cave on South Africa's southern coast represents what archaeologists on Wednesday called the oldest-known example of human drawing.

Actor Bill Daily of 'I Dream of Jeannie' dead at 91

08 Sep 2018

Bill Daily, who provided comedic support in two classic television sitcoms of the 1960s and 1970s as an astronaut on "I Dream Of Jeannie" and as the flaky neighbor on "The Bob Newhart Show," died this week at age 91, a spokesman for the actor said.

Hollywood star and 1970s sex symbol Burt Reynolds dead at 82

07 Sep 2018

Burt Reynolds, whose good looks and charm made him one of Hollywood's most popular actors as he starred in such films as "Deliverance," "The Longest Yard" and "Smokey and the Bandit" in the 1970s and '80s, died on Thursday at age 82. | Video

John McCain, war hero and 'maverick' Republican, is dead at 81

27 Aug 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam who ran for president in 2008 as a maverick Republican and became a prominent critic of President Donald Trump, died on Saturday. He was 81. | Video

Republikanischer Trump-Kritiker McCain gestorben

26 Aug 2018

Washington In den USA haben die Republikaner mit dem Tod von Senator John McCain den schärfsten innerparteilichen Kritiker von Präsident Donald Trump verloren.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 8-John McCain, ex-POW and 'maverick Republican', dies at 81

26 Aug 2018

WASHINGTON, Aug 26 U.S. Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam who ran for president in 2008 as a self-styled maverick Republican and became a prominent critic of President Donald Trump, died on Saturday, his office said. He was 81.

Republican U.S. Senator McCain ending medical treatment for brain cancer

25 Aug 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator John McCain, the maverick Republican who survived a Vietnam War prison camp and ran unsuccessfully for president, is discontinuing medical treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, his family said in a statement on Friday, a year after he announced his diagnosis.

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