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LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans' 1st woman mayor

LATOYA CANTRELL BECOMES NEW ORLEANS' 1ST WOMAN MAYOR LATOYA CANTRELL BECOMES NEW ORLEANS' 1ST WOMAN MAYOR By Kevin Mcgill. NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, won a historic election Saturday that made her the first woman mayor of New Orleans. The Democrat will succeed term-limited fellow Democrat Mitch ... Full story

Palestinian threat to cut communications with US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the status of the Palestinians' office in Washington (all times local):. The Palestinians are threatening to cut off all communication with the Trump administration if it goes through with plans to shutter the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington. Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat (sah-EEB' EHR'-ih-kaht) says the U.S. administration's decision is — in his words — "very unfortunate and ... Full story

See the Most Colorful Places on Earth

Nature is capable of producing spectacular colors. Seen in the first photo above is Yellowstone's Grand Prismatic Spring. The seemingly fluorescent green-blue water surrounded by bright yellows and oranges is the surprising result of heat-loving bacteria that survive in the scalding water. Other light shows on Earth have less organic origins. The bright green auroras seen over Vatnajokull National Park in Iceland are the result of fast-moving ... Full story

Top three matchups to watch in Raiders vs. Patriots

The Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots will square off in Mexico City for their Week 11 contest. The Patriots come into this game in fine shape for another run at a top seed in the AFC, while the Raiders are far closer to desperation mode sitting at 4-5 and behind the Kansas City Chiefs in their division. The game features several prominent offensive players who should be in good spots to produce big games in a potential shootout. The ... Full story

U.S. general says nuclear launch order from Trump can be refused

CONNECT 1 LINKEDIN EMAIL MORE. HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — The top officer at U.S. Strategic Command said Saturday an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of Strategic Command, told a panel at the Halifax International Security Forum on Saturday that he and Trump have had conversations about such a scenario ... Full story

Zimbabwe ruling party meets on expelling Mugabe

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local):. Senior figures in Zimbabwe's ruling party are gathering ahead of an emergency meeting to discuss calls to expel longtime President Robert Mugabe from the party. A ZANU-PF party committee is meeting at headquarters in the capital, Harare. Soldiers are checking vehicles at the gate and a military vehicle is parked inside the grounds. The military has Mugabe ... Full story

Could You Be Allergic to Additives in Food or Drugs?

Doctors disagree on whether food additives like dyes, preservatives, stabilizers, emulsifiers and other substances can provoke a true allergic reaction. Medical journals have published case reports of allergic responses to food additives, including anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening reaction that causes the throat to constrict. But many allergists say such reactions are extremely rare, noting that the reports are anecdotal and that ... Full story

NWS JetStream - An Online School for Weather

Reflected sunlight and gusting wind combined to create a beautiful scene in the Arabian Sea in mid-April 2017. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA's Terra satellite acquired this true-color image on April 11. The silvery hue of the water is due to "sunglint", which is an optical effect caused by the mirror-like reflection of sunlight off the water surface directly back at the satellite sensor. Sunglint can be a ... Full story

Asia's Five Most Corrupt Countries

Ten rupees Indian banknotes (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg). From South Korea’s presidential scandal to Malaysia’s 1MDB fund, not many Asian countries have been able to avoid the smear of corruption. But just how pervasive is the problem across the continent? An 18-month long survey by Transparency International reveals there is much work to be done. After talking to more than 20,000 people in 16 countries, regions and territories in ... Full story

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