L. Carol Ritchie

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Geminid Meteor Showers Light Up Both Hemispheres

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Pieces of gravel and dust from a "rock comet" called 3200 Phaethon are still shooting across the sky, dazzling the Earthlings below.


In The Philippines, More Than 1 Million Flee Typhoon Hagupit

Sunday, December 07, 2014

The storm toppled trees and flooded neighborhoods across a swath of the island nation, but so far appears to have spared the region the deadly destruction of last year's Typhoon Haiyan.


American Hostage In Yemen Killed In Failed Rescue Attempt

Saturday, December 06, 2014

An American journalist held captive by al-Qaida militants in Yemen for more than a year was killed in a failed U.S. rescue attempt.


Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The fiery Washington, D.C., politician who was famously re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession, has died after months of battling a number of health issues. He was 78.


ISIS Issues Video Showing Beheading Of American Aid Worker

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The self-declared Islamic State released a new video Sunday that shows the beheading of hostage Peter Kassig, who was kidnapped in Syria last year.

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Giants Pound Royals 11-4 To Tie World Series

Sunday, October 26, 2014

San Francisco roared past Kansas City Saturday to even the series and force the deciding games back to the Royals' hometown.


Who's Catching Your Cellphone Conversations?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The police do it. The FBI does it. Could be, foreign governments do it. With the right equipment, people can hijack your cellphone calls and texts and listen in.

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CDC Cites 'Breach' In Ebola Protocol As Second Texas Case Emerges

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The worker, who helped care for the first patient to die from the Ebola virus in the U.S., reported a low fever Friday night. She is in stable condition; tests confirmed she has Ebola Sunday.


Landon Donovan Makes An Emotional, If Slightly Awkward Farewell

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Although he was cut from the roster for the World Cup this summer, the retiring soccer legend got a grand send-off in his final game with the U.S. team.


Judge Orders Release Of Guantanamo Force-Feeding Videos

Saturday, October 04, 2014

In her opinion, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler said it "strains credulity to conclude that the release of these videos has a substantial probability of causing the harm the government predicts."


Police Officer Shot In Ferguson, Mo., As Protests Continue

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The shooting does not appear to be connected to the protests, police said. The officer, a woman, is expected to recover.


In A Test Of The Cease-Fire, Ukraine Checkpoint Reportedly Destroyed

Sunday, September 07, 2014

The cease-fire in Ukraine is barely two days old, but the relative peace was ruptured by steady overnight shelling near the port city of Mariupol.


Blue Jeans Losing Their Grip On American Hips

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Denim sales fell 6 percent over the past year. Blue jeans haven't hit the skids this hard since Marlon Brando and James Dean made them famous in the 1950s.


NATO To Create New 'Spearhead' Force For Eastern Europe

Monday, September 01, 2014

NATO leaders are expected this week to set up a rapid-response force to defend against potential Russian aggression.


U.S. Conducts Airstrikes Near Besieged Iraqi Town

Saturday, August 30, 2014

American and other forces have launched an offensive to aid the town of Amerli, surrounded by Islamic militants for more than two months and desperately short on food and clean water.


The 'Times' Of London Reverts To Type To Motivate Reporters

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Rupert Murdoch-owned paper is piping the sound of typewriters to inspire journalists to make the paper's deadline.


3 White House Aides To Attend Michael Brown's Funeral Service

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ferguson, Mo., was relatively calm Saturday for the fourth night in a row, two weeks after the 18-year-old black man was fatally shot by a white police officer.


Torrential Rain Swamps Phoenix, Strands Drivers

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Monsoonal rainfall caused massive flash flooding in Phoenix on Tuesday, turning roads into raging torrents. One area recorded 1 inch in 14 minutes.


U.S. Says Syria's Chemical Weapons Stockpile Is Destroyed

Monday, August 18, 2014

President Obama said it was an important step in preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction, but added that Syria must still destroy its other weapons production facilities.


Fresh Tensions Flare In Ferguson, Mo., With More Tear Gas, Looting

Saturday, August 16, 2014

A 24-hour period of calm broke early Saturday when police returned to the streets in riot gear and some protesters looted stores and broke car windows. Other demonstrators helped restore calm.