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Former astronaut, U.S. senator John Glenn dead at 95 John Glenn, whose life took him to the celestial heights as the first American to orbit in space, then into the trenches of congressional infighting as a longtime Democratic senator, before he re-entered space as a 77-year-old, has died. | Dec 8, 2016 8:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
NHL's Vegas Golden Knights denied trademark The National Hockey League says it won't change the name or logo of its newest club, despite being denied a trademark by U.S. authorities. | Dec 8, 2016 8:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Dakota Access pipeline company fighting small state fine The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline is fighting North Dakota regulators' efforts to impose a fine of at least $15,000 for allegedly failing to get proper approval from the commission that oversees pipelines. | Dec 8, 2016 8:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Tsunami forecast over following 7.8 magnitude quake near Solomon Islands A tsunami forecast issued for parts of the South Pacific Ocean following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake near the Solomon Islands has ended without incident. | Dec 8, 2016 7:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
6 ex-pharma executives arrested in U.S. in fentanyl bribe case Former executives of Insys Therapeutics arrested on federal charges in U.S. of conspiring to bribe doctors to prescribe a prescription version of the potent opioid fentanyl. | Dec 8, 2016 7:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Feathered dinosaur tail found trapped in amber Scientists have discovered a unique find: a tail feather of 99-million-year-old dinosaur. | Dec 8, 2016 5:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Portland to raise taxes on companies where CEO earns 100 times what workers do Portland, Ore., city council has passed a law that will charge businesses a higher tax rate if their chief executive officer gets paid more than 100 times what the average worker at the company does. | Dec 8, 2016 2:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Giraffes threatened by extinction, put on watch list The giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say. | Dec 8, 2016 1:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Ignore him at your peril': Trump's tweets are a special kind of bully pulpit Everything the U.S. president-elect does, says and writes now matters. Unless it doesn't, say media critics, amid a debate over whether the world can afford to tune out tweets by Donald Trump. | Dec 8, 2016 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Mike Pence' has made thousands of donations to Planned Parenthood Donations to Planned Parenthood surged in the month since the U.S. election as supporters of the health care and abortion provider try to make a point many of them making their donations in the name of incoming vice-president Mike Pence. | Dec 8, 2016 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend