Afghanistan protests

Explosions During Protest Kill At Least 29 In Kabul

The Hazara community of Afghanistan had organized the protest to demand a multimillion dollar regional electric power line be routed through their impoverished home province of Bamyan.

Controversial Merger Slows, But Ethics Probe Intensifies

A Connecticut ethics official suggested that Gov. Malloy and his regulator misled the public, as the state led the national review of the proposed Cigna-Anthem mega-merger.

Two New Sonic Games In 2017

Game maker Sega announced Saturday Sonic Mania and another unnamed title to be released next year on the PC, as well as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.
Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s Big Moment

The real-estate mogul and reality TV star accepted the Republican nomination for president Thursday night in the grand finale of a startling primary campaign — and a messy GOP convention.

Wild Birds Help Humans Find Honey

In a rare example of a wild animal cooperating with humans, honeyguide birds in Mozambique were found to actively help the search for bees’ nests.

World’s Most Sensitive Detector Fails To Shed Light On Dark Matter

Researchers associated with the Large Underground Xenon experiment have found no traces of dark matter particles in their analysis of data collected in the detector’s final 20-month run.
Deezer for all

Deezer Opens Up Music Streaming Service To All In US

The French company’s service, which was launched in the U.S. in 2015, was initially available only through Sonos, Bose and Cricket Wireless.


NASA, ESA Channel ‘Star Trek’ With A New Hubble Image

The new image, released as part of the Frontier Fields Program, shows the gravity of the galaxy cluster Abell S1063 warping space-time, bringing much distant galaxies into view.
No more tampon tax in NY

New York Bans Tampon Tax

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Thursday signed a bill, which eliminates local and State sales tax on feminine hygiene products.

Justice Department Moves To Block Healthcare Mergers

After drawing concerns about a lack of competition — and an ethics controversy — the Cigna-Anthem proposal will likely fail.
Rio Olympics, Maracana Stadium

After Unrest, Olympics Soon Set To Begin

After a turbulent buildup, the sporting action at the 2016 Rio Olympics is about to begin.

Ambush Marketing Is Unstoppable In Rio

Olympics sponsorships have never been more expensive. So why is the IOC relaxing the rules governing what athletes can promote?