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Scientists say they have finally detected gravitational waves, proving Einstein right again. Here's what we know: — Gravitational waves are extraordinarily faint ripples in the fabric of space and time, caused by cataclysmic events such as star collisions. Albert Einstein...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate Dr. John B. King Jr. to serve as Education Department secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday. King has served as acting secretary since...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the gas leak near Los Angeles that was stopped for the first time in nearly four months (all times local): 2:47 p.m. The utility that had a natural gas well leaking nearly four months says it expects the incident will cost at least $250 million...
Scientists say they have finally detected gravitational waves, proving Einstein right again. Here's what we know: — Gravitational waves are extraordinarily faint ripples in the fabric of space of time, caused by cataclysmic events such as star collisions. Albert Einstein...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Astronomers on Thursday announced that their new billion-dollar U.S. observatory has detected a gravitational wave, a phenomenon Albert Einstein predicted a century ago in his theory of general relativity. Here's what that breakthrough means. WHAT IS A...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A blowout at a natural gas well that gushed uncontrollably for 16 weeks and drove thousands of residents from their Los Angeles homes was plugged Thursday, a utility said. While the well still needs to be permanently sealed with cement and inspected by state...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters. His "Cruz Crew" mobile app is designed to gather...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's two most recent governors went to war over the state's health care system Thursday, raising the stakes in a battle that could tarnish the legacy of the Obama administration's health care law. Former Kentucky Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear formed a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A calendar hand drawn on the wall marking days in space and scribbled warning instructions to not open certain doors. Those are some of the things the public will be able to see as part of a new, 3D look inside the spacecraft that took astronauts on America's...