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The second space race is underway. America is already losing it

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:05
This year's 50th anniversary of America's victory in the space race is a good time to reflect on what we can do when we put forth our very best. It's hard to believe that it's been half a century since I stood on the beach with my parents and siblings, watching the Apollo 11 launch live only miles from Cape Canaveral. Since that first boot print on the moon, time has flown by. Maybe that's why celebrating this anniversary is so bittersweet.

A Pennsylvania mayor calls off an LGBTQ flag-raising at City Hall just minutes before the event

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:20
The rainbow flag that is the symbol of the LGBTQ community was set to be raised at Reading, Pennsylvania, City Hall to kick off the city's weeklong Pride celebration. But the mayor called things off just minutes before the ceremony because, he says, it's a political movement.

Thieves stole $9 from a girl's lemonade stand for charity. Police and neighbors rallied to give her more than $300

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:34
In late June, 11-year-old Alizay Kashif set up a lemonade stand in her family's neighborhood in Naperville, Illinois, a suburb on the western outskirts of Chicago.

Elon Musk is making implants to link the brain with a smartphone

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 10:19
Elon Musk wants to insert Bluetooth-enabled implants into your brain, claiming the devices could enable telepathy and repair motor function in people with injuries.

These Republican women say they stand behind Trump and don't see his recent tweets as racist

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 10:17
A group of Republican women from Dallas say they fully support President Donald Trump after he told four progressive congresswomen of color they should "go back" to their "crime infested" countries and all of them agreed that Trump's attack was not racist.

3 reasons to fear America's $70 trillion debt pile

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 08:29
America's debt load is about to hit a record. The combination of cheap money and soaring debt helped fuel the decade-long economic expansion and bull market, but America's gluttony of loans could work against it if its fragile economic balance shifts.

This couple has 7 Instagram-famous pets

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 08:26
Nala the cat, a Siamese and tabby mix, is slightly cross-eyed with gray and white fur. She likes being petted but isn't a fan of being held. She was rescued from an animal shelter and really loves men with beards.

El Chapo's sentencing today may be the last time the public ever sees him

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 06:11
When Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, it could be the last time the public -- and even some members of his family -- ever see him in person.

4 things to know before the bell

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 05:14
Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.

WNBA suspends player after domestic violence allegation

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 04:29
The WNBA suspended a Los Angeles Sparks player without pay on Tuesday because of a domestic violence allegation stemming from an incident in December, the league said.

Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo was arrested in California on extradition orders

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 03:40
Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo was arrested Tuesday in California, the Peruvian Attorney General said on Twitter.

Did the US try to weaponize Lyme disease?

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 03:30
The US House of Representatives has ordered an investigation into whether the Department of Defense experimented with ticks and other insects as biological weapons.