17 Jan 2019

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Latest Pacific Ocean storm pounds California with rain, snow

Latest Pacific Ocean storm pounds California with rain, snowSAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The latest in a series of Pacific Ocean storms pounded California with rain and snow Thursday, prompting officials to put communities on alert for mudslides and flooding and making travel treacherous.


17 Jan 2019 3:34pm GMT

Sniffer dogs, bomb experts comb through Kenya attack site

Sniffer dogs, bomb experts comb through Kenya attack siteKenyan police aided by bomb experts and sniffer dogs on Thursday resumed their search of the Nairobi hotel complex struck by Islamists as police arrested nine more suspects over the attack which left 21 dead and 28 injured. A police source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said they were confident there were no more people trapped inside the hotel or surrounding office buildings after the 20-hour assault unleashed on Tuesday, during which some 700 civilians were rescued. Five gunmen with the Al-Qaeda-linked Somali militant group Al-Shabaab attacked the DusitD2 hotel and office complex on Tuesday afternoon.


17 Jan 2019 3:03pm GMT

Countdown to James Webb telescope launch continues

Countdown to James Webb telescope launch continuesThe James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), scheduled to deploy in 2021, promises to allow astronomers to observe some of the most distant events and objects in the universe, such as the formation of the first galaxies.


17 Jan 2019 11:20am GMT