Camila Domonoske

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Stephanie Kwolek, Chemist Who Created Kevlar, Dies At 90

Friday, June 20, 2014

Stephanie Kwolek, a DuPont chemist who invented the synthetic fibers used in Kevlar body armor, has died at the age of 90, her colleagues said Friday.

A fellow chemist told The Associated Press that Kwolek died Wednesday at a Wilmington, Del., hospital following a brief illness. Kwolek was a groundbreaking ...

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It's Not Tennessee Whiskey If It's Aged In Kentucky, State Says

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Tennessee whiskey comes from Tennessee, Scotch comes from Scotland, and tequila hails from Mexico.

Simple, right?

Well, actually, no. The latest chapter in the Tennessee whiskey wars revolves around the finer points of making whiskey in the Volunteer State — specifically, where you take the spirit to age.

The kerfuffle ...

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Facebook Ad Targeting Will Use Even More Of Your Data

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Facebook says it will pull from more user data, including browsing histories, to better target ads to consumers. As the changes roll out over the next few weeks, users will also have more control over their own data profiles, the ones that help determine which ads they see.

Ads on ...

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WWII Vet, AWOL From Nursing Home, Found At Normandy Ceremonies

Friday, June 06, 2014

An 89-year-old World War II veteran, reported missing by his U.K. nursing home, has been found at the D-Day commemorations in France.

Bernard Jordan, who served in the Royal Navy during WWII, is a resident at The Pines nursing home in Hove, Sussex, reports the BBC. He had previously ...

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Zoo: Keeper Accidentally Shot With Tranquilizer Was NOT In Gorilla Suit

Friday, June 06, 2014

Here's a scene out of sketch comedy: A zookeeper dresses up as a gorilla and pretends to escape as part of a training drill, then gets shot by a tranquilizer dart when a vet mistakes the primate costume for the real thing.

News outlets around the world picked up that ...

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North Korea Says It Has Detained Another U.S. Tourist

Friday, June 06, 2014

North Korea said Friday that it has detained an American tourist, which if confirmed would bring the number of U.S. citizens known to be held there to three.

A dispatch from the official Korean Central News Agency states that Jeffrey Edward Fowle entered the country on April 29, according to ...

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Classes Cancelled At Seattle University After Shooting

Friday, June 06, 2014

Classes are canceled today at Seattle Pacific University after a shooting there yesterday left one person dead and two wounded.

Police have taken 26-year old Aaron Ybarra into custody. They say he was not a student at the school.

Caroyln Adolph, a reporter at KUOW in Seattle — a Here ...

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Wall Of Ice Surrounding Fukushima Will Contain Radioactive Water

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Earlier this week, workers in Japan began constructing an underground "ice wall" around the melted-down nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. The wall is designed to stop hundreds of tons of radioactive groundwater from leaking into the nearby Pacific Ocean.

Building a subterranean wall of ice sounds ...

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Amid Horror At Mass Graves Of Children, Calls In Ireland For An Inquiry

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Earlier this week, we told you about the discovery of a mass grave at a former home for unwed mothers in Tuam, Ireland. The bodies of nearly 800 children and infants, interred in an unused septic tank, had gone unmarked and unnoticed for decades, until local historian Catherine Corless ...

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Suspected Gunmen Arrested After 3 Canadian Mounties Are Killed

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Updated 3:30 a.m. ET Friday:

Authorities in New Brunswick, Canada, have arrested a man suspected in the shooting deaths of three Royal Canadian Mounted Police on Wednesday. Two other Mounties were wounded. A spokesman for the RCMP says 24-year-old Justin Bourque was arrested early Friday. A motive for the shooting ...

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Body Found Miles From Sunken South Korean Ferry

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The body of a victim in the South Korean ferry disaster was retrieved Thursday, bringing the death toll to 289.

The remains were recovered 25 miles from the capsized vessel, according to The Associated Press. Fingerprints identified the body as that of a passenger who had been traveling with ...

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Central African Republic Bans Texting, Citing Need For Order

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The Central African Republic is an impoverished, troubled country. Yet many people have cell phones that are used to spread information, rumors — and to organize protests.

Authorities have now instructed cell phone providers to suspend all text message services, a ban prompted after a group attempted to organize a ...

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NRA Retracts Statement Calling Open Carry Rallies 'Downright Weird'

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

A few days after posting a criticism of "open carry" rallies, the National Rifle Association says the statement reflected a staffer's opinion, not the stance of the organization, reports member station KERA.

The NRA statement, dated May 30, was posted on the website of the Institute for Legislative ...

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Tilting Delaware Bridge Stays Closed, Disrupting Interstate Travel

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

A bridge on a major interstate in Delaware will remain closed indefinitely as engineers work to identify why four pairs of support pillars are tilting.

The I-495 bridge, part of an 11-mile bypass around Wilmington, Del., normally carries 90,000 vehicles a day. It was closed on Monday after transportation officials ...

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In Ireland, A Macabre Discovery At Old Home For Unwed Mothers

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

An Irish community recently discovered the bodies of hundreds of children in a septic tank behind a former home for unmarried mothers. The home, located in the town of Tuam near Galway city, had been run by the Bon Secours nuns between 1925 and 1961.

The Irish Mail, drawing on ...

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Leggo My Legos! Australian Toy Stores Hit By Series Of Thefts

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Toy stores in Australia have been hit by a series of high-dollar Lego heists, and a police detective thinks the thefts might be the work of a crime syndicate specifically targeting the toys.

During the past two weekends, thieves hit the same Toyworld in Victoria state. In the first heist, ...

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Israel Criticizes U.S. Decision To Deal With Palestinian Government

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he's troubled by the U.S. decision to maintain ties with the new Palestinian unity government, which includes the militant group Hamas.

"I'm deeply troubled by the announcement that the United States will work with the Palestinian government backed by Hamas," he told The ...

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Syrians Head To Polls In An Election Expected To Go To Assad

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Syrians head to the polls today in a vote that's expected to keep President Bashar Assad in power.

"The election is widely condemned as a sham by Western governments but hailed by Syria's allies Russia and Iran," NPR's Deborah Amos tells our Newscast unit. She says only residents in areas ...

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Obama Seeks $1 Billion To Boost U.S. Military Presence In Europe

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

President Obama said today [Tuesday] that he wants to boost the U.S. military presence in Europe amid simmering tensions with Russia over its actions in Ukraine.

"Today I'm announcing a new initiative to bolster the security of our NATO allies here in Europe," he said in Warsaw, Poland, ...

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Jacques Cousteau's Grandson Plans To Spend A Month Underwater

Monday, June 02, 2014

Fabien Cousteau has been following in his grandfather Jacques Cousteau's flipper-steps for years — scuba diving around the world and making underwater documentaries of his own. Now he's seeking to break the elder oceanographer's record for the longest period of time spent underwater.

In 1963, Jacques Cousteau and a team ...

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