THURMONT, Md. In an episode reminiscent of “Winnie the Pooh,” Maryland state wildlife workers used an electric hand saw to remove a milk can that was stuck on the head of a bear.
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LOD, Israel Israel’s antiquities authority on Monday unveiled a 1,700-year-old mosaic floor that archaeologists found last year while building a visitors’ centre meant to display another mosaic, discovered two decades earlier at the same location.
LOS ANGELES—A study by NASA and university researchers finds there’s a 99.9 percent probability of a magnitude 5.0 or greater earthquake within three years in an area of greater Los Angeles, where a moderate temblor occurred last year.
MINNEAPOLIS—Stephen Curry dribbled across mid-court in the third quarter and went into a trademark crouch as he started to break down Andre Miller.
As Curry rose to take the shot, the 39-year-old Miller somehow got a hand on the ball and jarred it loose.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.—Jilted by the Jets, Rex Ryan got even.
Thanks to his pride and joy (the defence), Ryan’s return to the Meadowlands was a successful one last night.
That defence shut down Ryan’s former team for much of the game, with the Bills scoring on offence and special teams in a 22-17 victory over New York.
MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said plans for a new submarine-launched nuclear torpedo shown on Kremlin-controlled television were secret and should never have been aired.
NTV and Channel One showed a large document ‚Äî filmed over a military officer’s shoulder during a meeting with Putin ‚Äî with drawings and details of a weapons system called Status-6.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—There’s a new rocky Earth-size planet on our galactic block—and it’s a sizzler.
Astrophysicists yesterday revealed the newfound world, which is named GJ 1132b after the small nearby star that it orbits.
Even though the mercury can hit 450 degrees F on this planet, it’s cool enough to have a thick Venus-like atmosphere.
GENEVA—An exceptionally-large blue diamond sold yesterday for 48.6 million Swiss francs ($48.5 million)—a new record price for any jewel at auction, Sotheby’s said.
It culminated two Geneva auctions in which a convicted Hong Kong tycoon on both times bought a rare coloured diamond to honour his daughter.
PHILADELPHIA—After a buzzer-beating “three” put the 76ers on the ropes, Kyle Lowry had fellow Philly native and boxer Danny Garcia at his side in the locker-room for a post-game celebration.
They were there for the latest KO against the Sixers.
ATLANTA—Andrew Wiggins was hoping he wouldn’t lose his shooting touch as the Atlanta Hawks kept pushing to wipe out a huge deficit.
“I was feeling it,” he said. “My shot was falling.
“My teammates kept encouraging me, giving me the ball.”