What cosmic crash confirmed: Einstein was as good as gold

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — When two extremely dense neutron stars crashed together in a distant galaxy, astronomers struck scientific gold, confirming previously unproven theories, including some from Albert Einstein.

  • Written by By SETH BORENSTEIN , AP Science Writer

Trump: Drug czar nominee pulls his name from consideration

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Tom Marino, President Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's drug czar, is withdrawing from consideration following reports that he played a key role in weakening the federal government's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids.

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  • Written by By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press

After Kirkuk, Kurdish forces pull out of more areas in Iraq

 

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish forces pulled out of disputed areas across northern and eastern Iraq on Tuesday, a day after handing the northern city of Kirkuk over to federal forces amid a tense standoff following last month's vote for independence.

  • Written by By BALINT SZLANKO , Associated Press

Foreign experts to help Malta probe car bombing of reporter

 

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta's home minister says his EU country has appealed to the FBI and to European forensic experts to help investigate the car bomb slaying of the country's leading investigative journalist.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

New fires break out in California as wine country fires dim

 

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — As fire crews gain on wildfires burning for more than a week in Northern California's wine country, new fires broke out in other parts of the state, including northeast of Los Angeles.

  • Written by By SUDHIN THANAWALA and TERRY CHEA , Associated Press