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This artist rendering provided by the European Southern Observatory shows a view of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. The double star Alpha Centauri AB also appears in the image to the upper-right of Proxima itself. Proxima b is a little more massive than the Earth and orbits in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri, where the temperature is suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface.  (European Southern Observatory via AP)
Jackpot: Scientists find Earth-like planet at star next doorAfter scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where life might exist, astronomers have found one right next door
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Court charges man who named dog after Nigerian presidentA Nigerian man who wrote the president's name on his dog and paraded the pet where the leader is popular has been charged with breaking the peace
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In this June 30, 2016 photo, astronaut Jeff Williams monitors bowling ball-sized internal satellites known as SPHERES (Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites) during a maintenance run in the International Space Station's Japanese Kibo Laboratory Module. On Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, Williams, commander of the ISS, marked his 521st day in orbit, accumulated over four flights. That surpasses the 520-day record set by Scott Kelly, whose one-year space station mission ended in March. (NASA via AP)
Astronaut breaks US record: 521 days in space and countingSpace station commander Jeffrey Williams marks his 521st day in orbit for US record
The Associated Press41 minutes ago
Security Council calls emergency meeting on North Korea testThe UN Security Council has scheduled an emergency meeting on the latest North Korean missile launch at the request of the United States and Japan
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Burned firefighter feels normal again after face transplantA Mississippi firefighter who received the world's most extensive face transplant after a burning building collapsed on him says he feels like "a normal guy" for the first time in 15 years
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Study: Man-made warming may have started decades earlierMan-made global warming may have started a few decades earlier than scientists previously figured, a new study suggests
The Associated Press48 minutes ago
Meet Octobot, a robot that's a real softie, and cheapThe latest revolutionary robot isn't the hardened costly machine you'd expect: It's squishy like Silly Putty, wireless, battery-less and is made for pennies by a 3-D printer
The Associated Press48 minutes ago
Republican vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, right, talks to workers during a tour at a Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company plant in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
The Latest: Trump cheers possible Perry-Cruz raceDonald Trump is applauding the prospect of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry mounting a primary challenge against Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018, saying "boy, will he do well."
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
FILE - In this April 14, 2016 file photo, Nate Parker, director of the upcoming film "The Birth of a Nation," accepts the Breakthrough Director of the Year award during the CinemaCon 2016 Big Screen Achievement Awards in Las Vegas. The American Film Institute has canceled plans to screen writer-director Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” for students this week amid controversies surrounding a 17 year old rape accusation of Parker and his co-writer. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
AFI postpones 'The Birth of a Nation' screening, Parker Q&AThe American Film Institute has canceled plans to screen Nate Parker's "The Birth of a Nation" for students this week amid the controversies surrounding the writer-director's past and a 17-year-old rape accusation
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