2d ago
       

What does Martian wind sound like? Now we know

InSight, or NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport lander, provided the first "sounds" of Martian winds to human ears on Friday. An external seismometer which will be deployed by InSight’s robotic arm, took in the vibrations caused by wind blowing over InSight's solar panels. It's like InSight is cupping its ears and hearing the Mars wind beating on it.
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2d ago
       

Robert Mueller is hiding in Eric Trump's closet on 'SNL'

Eric Trump, played with usual stupid brilliance by Alex Moffat, was being tucked into bed by Mikey Day's Donald Trump Jr. when he started to have some fears about he and his brother's future. "Eric, nobody likes a fibber," Trump Jr. said, before leaving to take a phone call from his lawyer. "Mr. Mueller, people say you're the worst thing that's ever happened to my dad," Eric said.
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2d ago
       

Dow dives nearly 800 points on fears of economic slowdown

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged on Tuesday amid fears of an economic downturn, led by disappointing bank earnings and unresolved trade issues between the U. S. and China. On Tuesday, President Trump has declared himself a "Tariff Man" in tweeting about the state of progress with China, doubling down the threat to raise tariffs on Chinese goods if a deal isn't solidified. "People think there is not 'substance' behind Trumps tweets about tariffs so the markets are giving back the gains from before the G20 meeting," Michael Matousek, head trader at U. S. Global Investors, told ABC News.
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2d ago
       

At scene of South Sudan mass rape, 'no one could hear me'

Shock and outrage followed when the medical charity Doctors Without Borders announced that 125 women and girls had been raped, whipped and clubbed over 10 days last month in a dramatic spike in sexual violence. In an exclusive look at the aftermath, the AP joined a U. N. peacekeeping patrol where the attacks occurred as humanitarians, rights groups and South Sudan's government scrambled to find out more. South Sudan's government has acknowledged the assaults occurred in areas it controls, on the road between Nhialdiu and Bentiu and in surrounding villages.
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2d ago
       

Chicago legends Baines, Lee Smith picked for Hall

In a vote sure to spark renewed cries of cronyism at Cooperstown, Baines surprisingly was picked for the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday after never coming close in any previous election. Editor's Picks While Lee Smith is third on the all-time saves list, Harold Baines' Hall nod is a head-scratcher, considering that he never finished higher than ninth in MVP voting. Six-time All-Star Harold Baines on being elected to the baseball Hall of Fame: "I wasn't expecting this day to come. "
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5d ago
       

Lyft heads for initial public offering

Lyft still hasn't caught up to Uber in the rapidly growing ride-hailing market, but it's ahead in the race to sell its stock on the public market where the two companies could potentially raise billions to help finance their expansion. Getting a head start with its IPO will allow give Lyft a "first-mover advantage" over Uber and help steer investor expectations about the growth and moneymaking potential of ride-hailing services, said Rohit Kulkarni, managing director of SharesPost, which focuses on privately held companies going public. Although Lyft still ranks a distant second, it has been gaining market share during the past two years as Uber faced a backlash following revelations of rampant sexual harassment within its ranks , a cover-up of a major computer break-in , allegations of high-tech thievery and a fatal collision involving one of its robotic cars.
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5d ago
       

Reba McEntire, Oak Ridge Boys sing at Bush's Texas funeral

Reba McEntire has sung "The Lord's Prayer" at the Houston funeral service of former President George H. W. Bush. The Grammy winner on Thursday followed the Oak Ridge Boys, who were one of the president's favorite musical acts and who sang "Amazing Grace" during the service at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston. Bush will be buried during a private service later Thursday at his family plot on the Bush presidential library grounds at Texas AM University in College Station.
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5d ago
       

Dow ends flat, paring early losses after Chinese tech exec's arrest

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended flat Thursday, paring intraday losses of nearly 800 points that were stoked by fears of a sidelined trade deal after a Chinese telecom executive was arrested in Canada on behalf of the U. S. , adding to concern about trade tensions with China. "Investors initially took the arrest of Chinese telecom giant Huawei’s chief financial officer as a negative signal on U. S. -China trade relations only to erase most of those losses by the close on hopes the Fed will slow its interest rate hikes to boost the economy," Alec Young, managing director of Global Markets Research, FTSE Russell told ABC News. "Traders are reducing the odds of a trade deal with China since the arrest of Huawei’s CFO," Michael Matousek, head trader at U. S. Global Investors, told ABC News.
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5d ago
       

Woman attacked by hippo after boat capsizes on wildlife tour

One of the guides saw hippos on the right side of the river, and instructed guests to paddle to the left, away from them, Wild Horizons said in statement. When the hippo hit the canoe, Ryan Yaldor was ejected toward the island, but Kristen Yaldor was thrown toward the hippo, which pulled her under quickly after she hit the water, the source said. It took Ryan Yaldor less than 30 seconds to swim to shore from the middle of the river, and when he turned around and screamed for his wife, she popped out of the water, her right leg still in the hippo's moth, the source said.
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5d ago
       

Sources: QB Smith fights infection after surgeries

Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith is dealing with an infection caused by complications from multiple surgeries on his broken leg, sources confirmed to ESPN. Sources told ESPN's Dianna Russini that there is concern that Smith, 34, is dealing with a career-ending injury after breaking the tibia and fibula in his right leg during a Week 11 loss to the Houston Texans. Redskins QB Alex Smith is fighting infections after complications from multiple surgeries on his leg, which he broke Nov. 18 against the Texans.
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