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Xi gets Russian ice cream from ‘best and bosom friend’ Putin for his birthday

Chinese President Xi Jinping celebrated his 66th birthday Saturday alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin, who surprised him with ice cream, the Kremlin said in a statement. The two leaders met in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, where they were attending the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA). It marks their second meeting…MORE

What it takes to be an astronaut: the real ‘right stuff’

During the 1966 Gemini 8 mission, commanded by astronaut Neil Armstrong, an error caused the spacecraft to spin so violently that his and astronaut David Scott’s vision blurred. It was set to be the first space docking in history between two spacecraft, Gemini 8 and the Agena, during NASA’s second human spaceflight program. The astronauts…MORE

‘Massive failure’ leaves Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay with no power, utility says

A “massive failure” in an electrical interconnection system left Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay completely without power, and for many customers, restoring electricity will take all day, a utility distributor said Sunday. Parts of Chile and southern Brazil experienced outages as well, said Edesur, the Buenos Aires-based company. Chile’s system was running normally again Sunday afternoon,…MORE

Crew of oil tanker attacked in the Gulf of Oman arrive in Dubai

Twenty-three crew members from a Norwegian-owned oil tanker that was attacked in the Gulf of Oman have arrived safely in Dubai, the shipping company that owns the tanker said Saturday. The crew of the “Front Altair” includes 11 Russians, one Georgian and 11 Filipinos. “All crew members are well and have been well looked after…MORE

Notre Dame Cathedral celebrates first Mass since fire

A small Mass was celebrated at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Saturday evening — the first since a fire destroyed the structure’s spire, parts of the roof and vault in April. Access to the event was extremely limited due to safety concerns, with around 30 people attending, the Archdiocese of Paris said. The Mass…MORE

These prehistoric reptiles could fly immediately after birth

Baby pterosaurs were overachievers from birth. A paper published Wednesday in Proceedings of the Royal Society B argues that the prehistoric reptiles could fly immediately after birth — something that the researchers say no other vertebrates, living or extinct, have been able to do. Before, scientists thought that pterosaurs could only fly once they had…MORE

NASA orbiter spots ‘Star Trek’ symbol on Mars

It may be time to hail Starfleet and see whether they’ve set up a base on Mars. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured an image of a strange chevron on the Martian surface that looks similar to the symbol for “Star Trek’s” Starfleet, an organization of space exploration, diplomacy, research, defense and peacekeeping. But how did…MORE

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JUNE 17, 2019

Being in prison didn’t stop BILL COSBY from Tweeting out a Father’s Day message yesterday. He said, “Hey, Hey, Hey . . . It’s America’s Dad . . . I know it’s late, but to all of the Dads . . . It’s an honor to be called a Father, so let’s make today a…

JUNE 14, 2019

Rob Lowe played Deputy White House Communications Director Sam Seaborn on The West Wing for four years between 1999 and 2003 before returning for the final episodes in 2006. When asked about a possible reboot, he envisions a President Seaborn.  Lowe said, “Of course I’m in.  I’m in my suit ready to play Sam Seaborn…