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  • NASA releases a new image of Pluto showing mountans near the equator.

    Pluto has ‘floating hills,’ NASA says

    (CNN) — Pluto’s icy wonderland keeps mystifying scientists. On Thursday, NASA released a photo of what they are calling Pluto’s “floating hills.” The images were captured by New Horizons spacecraft during its historic 2015 fly by. The hill clusters lie in a vast ice plain inside the dwarf planet’s “heart” region. It’s believed that the frozen formations stretch for miles. Experts at NASA theorize that the mysterious floating hills are fragments of water ice that resemble giant glaciers, similar to […]

  • North Korea displays military strength

    North Korea moves up rocket launch window

    SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) — North Korea has moved up the launch window for a rocket by one day, the South Korean Defense Ministry said Saturday. The new window, which was also narrowed, is February 7-14; the old window was February 8-25. The areas where debris would fall remain unchanged. The announcement comes just days after the reclusive country’s initial launch plans came to light, which drew condemnation from South Korea and Japan. And it means blastoff could come moments […]

  • Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)

    Peyton Manning vs Cam Newton

    SAN FRANCISCO (CNN) — We’ve seen a story like this before. There’s an aging quarterback in a Denver Broncos uniform who potentially could finish his career on top by winning what could be his final game, a Super Bowl. Yes, Peyton Manning — who, at age 39, will be the oldest starting quarterback in Super Bowl history when he takes the field for Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, against the Carolina Panthers — likely is […]

  • A 6.4 magnitude earthquake shakes Taiwan. (Photo: Youtube: Li Qiuming / 「自由電子報」www.ltn.com.tw )

    At least two dead after magnitude-6.4 earthquake shocks Taiwan

    TAINAN, Taiwan — At least two people were killed Saturday morning when a magnitude-6.4 earthquake hit Taiwan, the country’s Disaster Response Center said. Taiwan’s official Central News Agency reported a 10-day-old girl and a 40-year-old man were killed in Tainan. The tremor was centered about 48 kilometers (30 miles) east-southeast of Tainan, the U.S. Geological Survey says. A magnitude-6.4 earthquake shook southern Taiwan early Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said. At least 126 people were rescued from a 17-story residential […]

  • Maurice White. Photo: MauriceWhite.com

    Maurice White, leader and founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, dies at 74

    Maurice White, the Earth, Wind & Fire leader and singer who co-wrote such hits as “Shining Star,” “Sing a Song” and “September,” has died, according to his brother, EWF bassist Verdine White. He was 74. “My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away peacefully last night in his sleep,” Verdine White said in a Facebook post. “While the world has lost another great musician and legend, our family asks that our privacy is respected as we start what […]

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    NFL will air domestic violence PSA during Super Bowl

     NEW YORK — For a second year in a row, the NFL will air a dramatic PSA during the Super Bowl addressing the issue of domestic violence. This year’s video shows a succession of text messages between two friends. One friend is encouraging another named Jess to attend a Super Bowl party, but Jess says she can’t come because “Jake is in one of his moods. I should prob not go out.” The alarmed friend asks if Jess is okay. […]

  • The Broncos' Virgil Green (#85) celebrates a touchdown with Demaryius Thomas  against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. (Photo: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

    End zone dances you might see Sunday

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — If your dance fever wasn’t tamed by “Grease: Live” on FOX31 Denver on Sunday night, you’ll soon get another chance to watch folks get down on TV. Not only will we see incredible moves out on the field on Super Bowl Sunday, but players are known to debut some fancy footwork in the end zone. Celebratory dances are very popular, but players can get slapped with steep fines should referees deem the dances too “excessive.” Former […]

  • Cab driver Long Hoang Ma unwittingly picked up three escaped inmates. From the moment Ma's captors turned on the TV to show him who they were, he thought "100%" he was going to die.

    Cab driver held hostage by California jail escapees recounts ordeal

    LOS ANGELES — From the moment Long Hoang Ma’s captors turned on the TV to show him who they were, he thought “100 percent” he was going to die. Earlier that night, Ma, a cab driver, unwittingly picked up the three most sought-after men in Southern California at the time. The trio had broken out of a maximum security jail and they were trying to stay one step ahead of a massive manhunt. Ma was their next pawn. “He put […]

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    Video in Arizona shows only known wild jaguar in U.S.

    TUCSON, Ariz. — Among the large cats roaming the Earth, the jaguar is the only one native to North and South America. However, wild jaguars were not known for sure to be in the United States — until now. One elusive wild jaguar has been captured in video in the Santa Rita Mountains just outside Tucson, Ariz. “Studying these elusive cats anywhere is extremely difficult, but following the only known individual in the U.S. is especially challenging,” Chris Bugbee, a […]

  • Bill Cosby arrived at Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Feb. 3, 2016

    Judge says prosecution can go forward in Bill Cosby case

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. — The sexual assault case in Pennsylvania against Bill Cosby will go forward, a judge in Montgomery County ruled Wednesday. Cosby’s lawyers had argued for two days during a pretrial hearing that a criminal case had been barred by a promise made in 2005 by then-District Attorney Bruce Castor never to prosecute the renowned entertainer. The judge on Wednesday ruled “there was no basis to grant the relief requested” by Cosby. A spokesman for Cosby’s legal team, Andrew […]

  • Sign marks the Zika Forest in Uganda. Photo: CNN

    Inside Uganda’s Zika Forest, birthplace of Zika virus

    ZIKA FOREST, Uganda — The turnoff into the Zika Forest is easy to miss, just a small break in the tree line along the main road between Entebbe Airport and Uganda’s capital, Kampala. A worn-out sign announcing its start only comes into view after a journey down a small dirt path. The explosive spread of the Zika virus may have caught the world by surprise, but its namesake, the forest preserve near the edge of Lake Victoria, isn’t a place […]

  • The infamous aedes aegypti mosquito seen through a microscope. It is the main culprit of the zika epidemic as well as that of other viruses like dengue or chikungunya.

    CDC: First sexually transmitted case of Zika in U.S. reported in Texas

    DALLAS — Zika has been sexually transmitted in Texas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. It is the first known case of the virus being locally acquired in the continental United States in the current outbreak. The case, announced by Dallas County health officials, involved a patient who had sex with someone who had recently returned from Venezuela infected with the mosquito-borne virus. In a statement the CDC said it confirmed the test results showing Zika present […]