Astronomers baffled by distant galaxy void of dark matter


WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a double cosmic conundrum: Lots of stuff that was already invisible has gone missing.

Astronomers have found a distant galaxy where there is no dark matter.

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  • Written by By SETH BORENSTEIN , AP Science Writer

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrongly claims GOP can hold top court


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is urging voters to back Republicans in the midterm elections, saying the party "must ALWAYS hold the Supreme Court." But the Supreme Court, while shaped by political changes, is the unelected branch of government that can't be held by any party.

  • Written by By MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press

Facebook revamps privacy tools as tighter EU rules draw near


NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is giving its privacy tools a makeover as it reels from criticisms over its data practices and faces tighter European regulations in the coming months.

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  • Written by By BARBARA ORTUTAY , AP Technology Writer

Syrian returns to Ghouta town to find sea of devastation

BEIRUT (AP) — A journey that before the war in Syria was just a 15-minute drive from Damascus now took well over an hour, clambering over giant ramparts of dirt and rubble. Visiting his house in the town of Harasta for the first time in six years, Danny Makki couldn't recognize it.

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  • Written by By ZEINA KARAM , Associated Press

Protests resume, feds join Sacramento police killing probe


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California attorney general's office on Tuesday joined an investigation into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Sacramento, a move the police chief said he hopes will bring "faith and transparency" to a case that has sparked angry protests.


  • Written by By SOPHIA BOLLAG and DON THOMPSON , Associated Press