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January 10, 2019 4:49 PM The Sun will become a giant crystal ball when it dies

A new study from the University of Warwick reveals that the Sun will become a giant crystal ball when it dies. The Sun produces 3.86 x 10^26 watts of energy, or 2.86 with 24 zeros at the end, an impossibly large number. But when the Sun dies, it will turn into an enormous crystal ball, according to a new study. When stars die, they eventually become 125

January 10, 2019 6:19 AM How India, UAE, Thailand and Bahrain can qualify for round of 16

After four matches of the group stages in Group A of the AFC Asian Cup, all four teams are in with a chance of making the round of 16. Thailand gave themselves a lifeline with a 1-0 win against Bahrain, while hosts UAE's 2-0 win meant India were denied an opportunity to put themselves into the second round. UAE now lead the group, but aren't yet through 108

January 10, 2019 5:06 AM Raleigh police officer shot in face responding to suspicious-car call: report

A police officer in North Carolina was shot in the face Wednesday night while responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle -- and two people were in custody in connection with the case, reports said. The officer was not identified but was reportedly shot multiple times, Raleigh's WTVD-TV reported. The officer was responding to the call in southwest 129

January 10, 2019 4:28 AM Amazon removes ‘offensive’ products containing Islamic text

Amazon removed home goods that included doormats and bath mats featuring verses from the Quran from its website last week. (Associated Press) Doormats featuring verses from the Quran were promptly removed from Amazon last week. The Council on American-Islamic Relations complained to Amazon on Jan. 3 about more than a dozen bathroom and outdoor mats, which 131

January 9, 2019 9:38 PM In post-Franco first for Spain, far-right party becomes kingmaker in Andalusia

BARCELONA (Reuters) - A far-right party on Wednesday took a role in the formation of a regional government in Spain for the first time since the Franco dictatorship ended in 1975. The anti-immigrant Vox agreed to support a center-right coalition in Andalusia. It became kingmaker in Spain’s most populous region - a traditional Socialist Party stronghold 131

January 9, 2019 8:44 PM Michael R White: Iran confirms arrest of ex-US sailor

Iran has confirmed it is holding a US citizen, the first American detained in the Islamic Republic during the Trump presidency. Former US Navy member Michael R White, 46, was arrested "some time ago" and is being held at an Iranian prison, the foreign ministry said. Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said US officials had immediately been made aware of the arrest 133

January 9, 2019 7:58 PM FedEx worker goes viral for stop she didn't have to make: 'I pray every day for the Lord to use me'

Amanda Riggan, a full-time FedEx driver and founder of Hungry Heroes, a non-profit that feeds first responders and veterans, went viral for a video she posted on Facebook about being used by God. (Amanda Riggan) A FedEx employee in South Carolina with a big heart went viral after she posted a video about being prompted by God to help another person on her route 147

January 9, 2019 10:48 AM Germany: Must prepare for no-deal Brexit until UK parliament ratifies deal

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Wednesday that he hoped a Brexit deal would be ratified in time for Britain’s planned departure from the European Union in March but it was necessary to keep preparing for a no-deal scenario until then. Altmaier, who was meeting Britain’s Business Minister Greg Clark in Berlin on Wednesday 128

January 9, 2019 9:40 AM 'Traditional masculinity' deemed harmful, could lead to sexual harassment, medical group says

The American Psychological Association for the first time in its history released guidelines concerning men and boys, saying that so-called “traditional masculinity” not only is “harmful” but also could lead to homophobia and sexual harassment. “The main thrust of the subsequent research is that traditional masculinity — marked by stoicism, competitiveness 159

January 9, 2019 8:27 AM Man Trying to Smuggle Kittens Into Singapore Foiled by Officers Who Heard 'Meowing' From a Bulge in His Pants

Authorities in the Southeast Asian city-state of Singapore say they have foiled a man’s attempt to smuggle four kittens across a land border from neighboring Malaysia by hiding them inside his trousers. Agence France-Presse reports that officers heard “meowing” sounds coming from a suspicious bulge in his pants. The man, who is 45 and Singaporean, could 127