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June 23, 2018 6:01 PM Six under investigation for grenade attack in Ethiopian capital: police

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian police said on Saturday six suspects were under investigation for a grenade attack that killed one person and left scores injured in Addis Ababa earlier in the day. “Six suspects are currently under investigation for involvement in the attack,” the Federal Police Commission said in a statement. The attack was launched 56

June 23, 2018 11:18 AM Borek Dockal scores twice as Philadelphia Union rout Whitecaps

Borek Dockal scored two goals, Ilsinho and Fafa Picault each added penalties and the Philadelphia Union defeated the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps 4-0 Saturday at Talen Energy Stadium. The Union snapped their two-game losing streak while Vancouver, which saw two players sent off late, had its six-game unbeaten streak broken. In the 11th minute, Dockal 48

June 22, 2018 7:58 PM DuVernay scores another milestone for black female directors

DuVernay scores another milestone for black female directors Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has checked off another milestone for black female directors. This week her film "A Wrinkle in Time" crossed the $100 million mark domestically, a first for a black woman. The film got a late-game boost playing as a double feature at drive-in theaters with the record-breaking 51

June 21, 2018 11:54 PM U.S. bombs Syrian army position near Tanf: pro-Assad commander

AMMAN (Reuters) - A Syrian army officer was killed in a U.S strike on a Syrian army outpost near a U.S. base close to the Iraqi-Syrian border, a commander in the regional alliance supporting President Bashar al-Assad told Reuters. The Pentagon, said, however, that a U.S.-backed Syrian rebel group stationed in the Tanf garrison had engaged on Thursday 54

June 21, 2018 8:32 PM Guatemalan girl burned in volcanic eruption dies in Texas

GALVESTON, Texas – Authorities say a Guatemalan child severely burned in the country's recent volcanic eruption has died in a Texas hospital. Guatemala's Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare released a statement saying the girl died late Tuesday. Her name and age haven't been released. Officials say seven children burned in the Volcano of Fire eruption 45

June 21, 2018 5:09 PM Ancient Greek sounds transfix audience in Athens

ATHENS (Reuters) - Hymns sung to the Greek gods thousands of years ago resonated from ancient musical instruments in Athens on Thursday, transporting a transfixed audience to antiquity. The phorminx, the kitharis, the krotala and the aulos - string and wind instruments reconstructed by musical group Lyravlos - echoed among marble statues in Athens’s 32

June 13, 2018 10:11 PM IQ Scores Are Falling Due to Environmental Factors, Study Finds

IQ scores are on a decline, reversing a trend that saw scores rising at a steady rate during the 20th century, according to a new study. Researchers from the Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research in Norway studied the IQ scores of about 730,000 Norwegian men born between 1962 and 1991. They found that scores grew by nearly three percentage points 88

June 13, 2018 12:03 PM Looking at colleges? Ask Google

FILE - In this March 7, 2017 file photo, rowers paddle along the Charles River past the Harvard College campus in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) Figuring out where to go for college is a big decision. Google wants to make the process a little easier. The web giant has started 104

June 7, 2018 6:22 PM Amazon Scores Rights Deal for English Premier League Soccer

Online giant follows NFL agreement and extends its move into live sports programming LONDON—Amazon.com Inc. raised its bet on live sports programming, buying the rights to broadcast a package of soccer games from the most popular sports league in the world, the English Premier League. The broadcasting rights are limited to Britain, where viewers will be able to watch 62

June 2, 2018 10:58 AM Syria FM: Iran has no combat forces, bases in the country

DAMASCUS, Syria – Syria's foreign minister says Iranian military advisers are embedded with Syrian troops but Tehran has no combat forces or fixed bases in the country. Walid al-Moallem told reporters Saturday that Iran's presence is legitimate and based on an invitation of the government. Israel has repeatedly warned against any permanent Iranian military 55