STOCKHOLM — An American scientist who shared this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards’ gala banquet, saying that U.S. scientists are facing funding cutbacks that will hurt research.
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NEW YORK — The “Silence Breakers” those who have shared their stories about sexual assault and harassment have been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii — A Hawaii woman is waiting to hear back from Guinness World Records to find out if the massive avocado she snagged is the world’s largest.
Pamela Wang of the Big Island found the 5-pound (2.3-kilogram) avocado Sunday on a walk, the West Hawaii Today newspaper reported .
WEST POINT, N.Y. — Remains believed to be of a Revolutionary War hero buried at West Point don’t belong to a woman known as Captain Molly after all but to an unknown man.
WASHINGTON — In an attempt to burnish his public image and leave no fingerprints behind, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort recently enlisted a longtime colleague “assessed to have ties” to Russian intelligence to help him ghostwrite an op-ed, prosecutors said Monday.
TOKYO — Japan’s Emperor Akihito plans to abdicate on April 30, 2019, at age 85 in the first such abdication from the Chrysanthemum Throne in about 200 years, the government said Friday.
Akihito’s elder son Crown Prince Naruhito will ascend the throne a day later, on May 1, 2019, beginning a new era.
BOSTON — Prince Harry’s bride-to-be, Meghan Markle, may have some royal blood after all.
A U.S. researcher who specializes in finding the American descendants of British monarchs said Thursday that Markle is a direct descendant of England’s King Edward III, who ruled from 1327 until 1377. The genealogist, Gary Boyd Roberts, says she and Harry are 17th cousins.
NEW YORK — CNN fought back against President Donald Trump on Monday with a lengthy video showing its reporters in dangerous situations and Wolf Blitzer saying that despite the insults, “even the loudest critics can’t silence the facts.”
NEW YORK — Jay-Z is the leader of the 2018 Grammy Award nominations in a year where the top four categories are heavily dominated by rap and R&B artists, giving the often overlooked genres a strong chance of winning big.
LAS VEGAS — The woman representing South Africa won the Miss Universe crown Sunday.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who recently earned a business management degree, was crowned during the event at The AXIS theatre at Planet Hollywood casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip. The runner-up was Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez, while the second runner-up was Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett.