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This composite image made available by NASA in 2011 shows the far side of Earth's moon. The moon is what scientists call “tidally locked” which means the same side always faces us, while another side always faces away, says Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb. "The other side is not dark, it’s just far.” (NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University via AP)
January 03, 2019 - 4:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the name of Pink Floyd's best-selling album, the side of the moon you can't see isn't always dark. But it is far. So scientists call the area where a Chinese spacecraft just landed the far side, not the dark side. "The other side sees the sun sometimes. The other side is...
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Japan's Emperor Akihito waves to well-wishers from the bullet-proofed balcony during his New Year's public appearance with his family members at Imperial Palace in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
January 02, 2019 - 4:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Emperor Akihito waved on Wednesday to throngs of well-wishers eager to see his final New Year's appearance before abdicating in several months. "I am truly happy to celebrate the New Year with all of you under such cloudless skies," the 85-year-old emperor told the crowd from...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2003 file photo, San Diego Chargers defensive end Marcellus Wiley talks with reporters outside the team's facility in San Diego. Wiley is still on the fence about letting his young son play football. But the former NFL defensive end and Fox Sports personality tells PodcastOne Sports Now that he likes what the NFL is doing to try and make football a safer game, despite grumblings by some players that they can’t hit like they used to. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)
January 01, 2019 - 10:39 am
Marcellus Wiley is still on the fence about letting his young son play football. But the former NFL defensive end and Fox Sports personality tells PodcastOne Sports Now that he likes what the NFL is doing to try and make football a safer game, despite grumblings by some players that they can't hit...
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December 30, 2018 - 12:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — The English Premier League says its new chief executive has pulled out of the job before even taking up the position. The league issued a statement on Sunday saying broadcasting executive Susanna Dinnage has changed her mind about succeeding Richard Scudamore in running the world's...
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People skate on the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, as a partial government shutdown continues in Washington. The museum and the skate rink will be closed to the public after January 2nd as a result of the shutdown if it continues into the new year. Behind the rink is the National Archives, which is closed due to the shutdown. President Donald Trump has vowed to hold the line on his budget demand, telling reporters during his visit to Iraq Wednesday that he'll do "whatever it takes" to get money for border security. The White House and congressional Democrats have been talking but to little effect. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 28, 2018 - 11:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Museums and galleries popular with visitors and locals in the nation's capital will close starting midweek if the partial shutdown of the federal government drags on. So will the National Zoo and a lively ice rink near the National Mall. The attractions have stayed open by using...
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Protestors walk on Broad Street to demonstrate for Mumia Abu-Jamal outside the offices of District Attorney Larry Krasner, Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, in Philadelphia. A judge issued a split ruling Thursday that grants Abu-Jamal another chance to appeal his 1981 conviction in a Philadelphia police officer's death. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
December 28, 2018 - 5:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A court ruling this week puts the police murder case of former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal back in the spotlight years after it drew the attention of Amnesty International, Hollywood celebrities and death penalty opponents worldwide. Abu-Jamal, a one-time taxi driver and radio...
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Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham (8) scrambles from Purdue safety Brennan Thieneman (38) in the first half of the Music City Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
December 28, 2018 - 4:20 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jarrett Stidham threw for 373 yards and five touchdowns in his final college game , and Auburn routed Purdue 63-14 in the Music City Bowl on Friday. Auburn (8-5) rolled in the finale of a season that opened with a top-10 ranking, stumbled a bit in the middle and concluded...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018 file photo, released by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, left, speaks to his father, King Salman, at a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. On Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, King Salman issued a wide-ranging overhaul of top government posts, including naming a new foreign minister, following international fallout from the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul nearly three months ago. Adel al-Jubeir, the soft-spoken foreign minister since 2015, was replaced by Ibrahim al-Assaf, who was formerly a finance minister. (Saudi Press Agency via AP)
December 27, 2018 - 1:50 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman issued a wide-ranging overhaul of top government posts on Thursday, including naming a new foreign minister, following international fallout from the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi nearly three months ago. He also ordered a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, Anton Shipulin of Russia competes during the men's 20 km individual competition at the biathlon World Cup in Ruhpolding, Germany. Shipulin, a world biathlon champion at the heart of Russia's doping scandal, has announced his retirement. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
December 25, 2018 - 7:06 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Anton Shipulin, a world biathlon champion at the heart of Russia's doping scandal, announced his retirement on Tuesday. Shipulin, 31, told a news conference in Moscow that he decided to retire after he was barred from the Winter Olympics earlier this year. He is one of scores of...
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In this Nov. 9, 2018 photo Malakeh Jazmati carries food in her restaurant in Berlin, Germany. After fleeing her homeland’s civil war, Jazmati reinvented herself in Jordan as a TV chef and became known as the “queen of cooking” to fellow Syrian refugees. Now in Berlin she’s starting over again, opening a restaurant she hopes can serve as “medicine against homesickness” for the thousands of newly-arrived Syrians in the German capital. (AP Photo/Jona Kallgren)
December 24, 2018 - 5:07 am
BERLIN (AP) — Tucked away in a former fast-food kiosk in the German capital lies a new restaurant whose owner hopes will provide a taste of home for the thousands of new arrivals who have fled Syria's brutal civil war. After fleeing her homeland, Malakeh Jazmati reinvented herself in Jordan as a TV...
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