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Condemnation and skepticism greet North Korea’s announcement it has tested a hydrogen bomb

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of North Korea’s declaration that it had tested a hydrogen bomb for the first time was greeted with widespread condemnation ‚Äî but also skepticism and doubt ‚Äî as world powers vowed Wednesday to punish the impoverished and defiant nation with new international sanctions.

TransCanada to file 2 legal challenges to Keystone rejectio

HOUSTON The Canadian company that proposed the Keystone XL oil pipeline has filed a lawsuit over the U.S. government’s rejection of the project and says it plans a second legal challenge.

TransCanada on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit in Houston alleging President Barack Obama’s decision in November to kill the pipeline exceeded his power under the U.S. Constitution.

Bipedal bear that became social media darling is spotted, appears to be healthy

WEST MILFORD, N.J. New Jersey wildlife officials said there’s been a sighting of a bear that walks upright on its two hind legs, and has become a social media darling.

Fans of the bipedal bear nicknamed Pedals had grown concerned when the animal had not been seen for several weeks.

New Zealand judge rules Kim Dotcom and 3 others can be extradited to US on copyright charges

WELLINGTON, New Zealand A New Zealand judge ruled Wednesday that colorful Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his colleagues can be extradited to the United States to face criminal copyright charges.

Dotcom’s lawyers said they have filed an appeal against the decision.

1956 Ferrari fetches $28M, Janis Joplin Porsche brings in $1.7M at NYC car auction

NEW YORK A 1956 Ferrari sold for $28 million at an auction that also featured top bidding for Janis Joplin’s psychedelic Porsche, a 1963 Pontiac owned by Roy Rogers decorated with silver dollars and guns and a kid-sized Ferrari.

RM Sotheby’s offered the vintage cars in its “Driven by Disruption” sale Thursday night.