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Super-Earth discovered orbiting red dwarf known as Barnard's Star

(NEW YORK) -- A team of astrophysicists believe they have discovered a huge, icy, dimly-lit "super-Earth" -- 3.2 times the size of our planet -- and it's just six light-years away, according to a new report published this week in the journal Nature.Barnard's Star is a so-called red dwarf star,…... Read More

Traffic sham: Cops pull over cardboard 'bus' on Russian bridge

(MOSCOW) -- Police pumped the brakes on four people who tried to cross an iconic bridge in Russia dressed as a cardboard bus.Video shared widely on Russian social media Tuesday showed the "bus" -- with four pairs of legs sticking out of the bottom -- making its way through busy…... Read More

Pence urges Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to free journalists, hold officials responsible for Rohingya massacre

(WASHINGTON) -- In some of the strongest language the U.S. has used with Myanmar's top civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, Vice President Mike Pence urged her to free two Reuters journalists detained by the government and hold accountable those responsible for the slaughter and expulsion of Rohingya minorities from…... Read More

Gaza ceasefire holds, while Israel's government may collapse

(JERUSALEM) -- Wednesday morning began quietly, but by the evening Israel had a new defense minister: Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu is already Israel's prime minister, foreign minister and communications chief. He grabbed yet another title after former Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned in protest over Netanyahu’s policies, including his decision to…... Read More

Man pays for iPhone XS with a bathtub full of coins in Russia

(MOSCOW) -- A group of people on Tuesday dragged an entire bathtub full of coins to a shopping mall in Moscow to buy an iPhone XS.A video posted on Instagram early Wednesday showed the young men filling the bathtub before loading it into a Jeep and driving it to the…... Read More

Theresa May clears one hurdle as UK cabinet agrees to draft Brexit deal

(LONDON) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May said late Wednesday her cabinet has agreed to a draft withdrawal agreement about the terms of the United Kingdom'sexit from the European Union."The collective decision of cabinet was that the government should agree the draft withdrawal agreement and the outline political declaration," May…... Read More

'Every reason to believe' American journalist still alive in Syria: US envoy

(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. government believes that journalist Austin Tice, missing for more than six years in Syria, is still alive, according to the Trump administration's top official for freeing hostages.The FBI is still chasing down leads, including from his fellow journalists, but the U.S. "has every reason to believe"…... Read More

New royal family photos released for Prince Charles' 70th birthday

(LONDON) -- Clarence House released two new images Tuesday to mark Prince Charles' 70th birthday on Nov. 14.The new photographs are the first that include Prince Charles and the entire family since the christening of Prince William and Princess Kate's youngest child, Prince Louis, in July.The images show the three…... Read More

Trial of 'El Chapo' begins in federal court

(NEW YORK) -- His nickname means "shorty," but the list of crimes attributed to Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman -- including drug trafficking, murder and torture -- is lengthy and spelled out in a 17-count indictment that forms the backbone of a trial that started Tuesday in a Brooklyn, New York…... Read More

Even if we did hack the DNC, they can’t sue us: Russia

(WASHINGTON) -- The Russian government recently argued that even if it were true that its cyber spies were responsible for the hack of the Democratic National Committee in 2016, U.S. law should protect Russia from a civil suit filed by the DNC. The hypothetical argument appears to be the closest…... Read More

UK police arrest 'Ross from Friends' look-alike

(LONDON) -- The "Ross Gellar look-alike" wanted by a regional English police force has been found after a weeks-long search."Do you recognize this man?" Blackpool Police asked in a Twitter post, appealing to the public to help identify a man caught on CCTV camera and wanted in connection with a…... Read More

Saudi Arabian official 'shocked' by audio recording of Khashoggi's murder: Erdogan

(ISTANBUL) -- A Saudi Arabian intelligence official was "shocked" after listening to an audio recording of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi's murder during a recent visit to Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. Erdogan described the content of the recording as a "calamity" and insisted that Riyadh take decisive…... Read More

Less than 1% of migrant caravan may reach border near San Diego in five days

(NEW YORK) -- Approximately 100 of an estimated 11,000 migrants, less than 1 percent of those U.S. officials are tracking across four groups, may reach the U.S. border south of San Diego on Sunday.The overwhelming majority of those from Central America fleeing hardship on foot are hundreds of miles away,…... Read More

Khashoggi recordings being used as 'political game,' French foreign minister says

(WASHINGTON) -- A diplomatic dispute broke out between France and Turkey after French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian accused Ankara of playing political games in the murder of Saudi journalist and Washington Post writer, Jamal Khashoggi.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed over the weekend that Turkey gave tape recordings related…... Read More