The Thirty Meter Telescope project will give researchers views of the farthest reaches of the universe, but critics protest the use of land sacred to Native Hawaiians.
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker restated that the bloc unanimously refuses to renegotiate its thrice-rejected deal with Britain. His statement comes as the Conservative party enters the final stages of selecting the U.K.'s new prime minister.
Protesters Thursday called for the resignation of Georgia's parliamentary speaker and foreign minister, in addition to changes in election law. Georgia and Russia each blame the other for the violent protests sparked by the visit of a Russian lawmaker.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton prefer hardline policies against Iran. But congressional leaders are urging President Trump to not escalate tensions already under strain from U.S. sanctions.
Proposed bills seek to reduce violence against Native American women and children. Amid a movement to increase awareness of the deaths and disappearances of indigenous women, the bills would expand tribes' ability to prosecute non-Native Americans.
Iran launched its first acknowledged attack against the U.S. in the two countries' current standoff, downing an American drone. Washington and Tehran dispute the circumstances, but the episode is intensifying a growing conflict.
It's been 50 years since the historic Apollo 11 moon landing. But today many Americans have a different idea of what the space program should be focused on – and it might not include a trip to Mars.
Mexico's upper chamber of its Senate overwhelmingly approved a new United States-Mexico-Canada trade bill. The bill still needs approval from the U.S. and Canada.
The number of displaced people has risen by 65% in the past decade. In recent years, about 4 million people have left Venezuela, 13 million have been forcibly displaced from Syria, and more than 41 million people are displaced with their own home countries.
Across Europe, apps can help the environmentally aware cut down food waste and carbon emissions that come with it. Stores and restaurants post excess food sold for a discount at the end of the day that would otherwise be tossed out.
Chinese President Xi Jinping set the tone for his North Korea visit, the first of its kind in 14 years, with an op-ed touting the relationship between the two countries. Mr. Xi to is likely seeking leverage in the ongoing U.S.-China trade war, experts say.
Iran wants European powers to save its economy by buying Iranian oil to counteract U.S. sanctions. It threatened to enrich uranium to a higher level than allowed by its 2015 nuclear deal if Europe does not step in.
School safety advocate Kyle Kashuv was headed for Harvard University. But then comments he made as a 16-year-old surfaced on social media. Mr. Kashuv has apologized and insists he's grown, but the university is holding firm on its zero tolerance for hate.
Lenny Pozner won a defamation lawsuit against authors of a book that claimed the Sandy Hook school shooting never happened. Others who lost family members in the 2012 Connecticut shooting say they are continually harassed by hoaxers and conspiracy theorists.
New York passed a measure to become the 13th state to allow immigrants living in the country illegally the ability to obtain a driver's license. The bill's supporters see it as a landmark step for immigrant rights. Critics worry it waters down U.S. citizenship.
Despite an ongoing investigation into its privacy policies and the first major antitrust probe into Big Tech, Facebook has announced its plans to establish its own digital currency.
Oregon could soon become the second state to implement a cap-and-trade climate bill. Supporters say the bill would cut emissions and invest in transitioning the state economy and infrastructure to better prepare for severe climate events.
A rainy spring and overflowing Great Lakes are adding to the environmental strain on tiny piping plovers. If waters get too high, teams of professionals and volunteers work as nest security guards and emergency rescuers.
Iran will soon exceed the stockpile limit set by the 2015 nuclear deal, and is nearing weapons-grade enrichment. World leaders are striving to find improved terms for the deal, which unraveled after the U.S. pulled out to pursue sanctions.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced her government would suspend attempts to pass a controversial extradition bill after enormous island-wide protests. The protests, though, seem to have only gotten stronger, with many now calling for her resignation.
Promises from wealthy French businessmen for extravagant donations to rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral have yet to materialize. The billionaires blame French bureaucracy. Meanwhile, U.S. donors are largely funding clean-up efforts.
A baby dugong, which resembles the American manatee, was found separated from her mother in April near Thailand. Marium has developed a close bond with her caretakers, and warmed hearts across the internet.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders will step down at the end of June after two years on the job. She is being urged by President Trump and others to run for governor of Arkansas.
Only two major candidates missed the cut for the first set of Democratic presidential debates June 26-27. Now, those competing in a crowded field must find a strategy to set them apart from the pack.
Nebraska's attorney general has fought the opioid crisis but hasn't yet filed a lawsuit on behalf of the state. With 48 other states already with lawsuits on the books and Michigan's soon to come, some question why Nebraska is opting out.
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