US Senate vote set for next week on Obamacare repeal

The US Senate will vote next week on proceeding to a bill that repeals the Affordable Care Act without a ready replacement plan, the chamber's top Republican said Tuesday."At the request of the president and vice president and after consulting with our...

Controversial French anti-terror bill clears hurdle

A controversial bill to toughen France's security laws cleared its first hurdle late Tuesday when the conservative-dominated Senate approved the legislation by a majority.Senators backed a first reading of the bill by 229 votes to 106, meaning the text...

Sharks shrug shoulders at feeding study

How does a bamboo shark, which uses suction to latch on to its prey, swallow a wriggling, reluctant meal?With a shrug of its shoulders, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.That rates as Big News fo...

White House reveals additional Trump-Putin discussion

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had an additional, previously undisclosed chat at this month's G20 summit in Hamburg, the White House acknowledged on Tuesday.After a brief greeting at the start of the two-day summit and a two-hour bilateral meeting wit...

Verdict due in major Thai human trafficking trial

A Thai general is among more than 100 defendants facing a verdict Wednesday in a sprawling 2015 human trafficking case which saw thousands of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants abandoned at sea and in jungle death camps.Thailand's junta launched a crack...

Microsoft cloud to help Baidu self-driving car effort

Microsoft's cloud computing platform will be used outside China for collaboration by members of a self-driving car alliance formed by Chinese internet search giant Baidu, the companies announced on Tuesday.The US software giant is one of more than 50 e...

Historic French triumph in mixed 3m 10m team event

European champions Matthieu Rosset and Laura Marino won France's first ever world diving title in Budapest on Tuesday in the mixed combined 3 and 10 metres team event.Rosset, 27, and Marino, 24, had won the event at the European championships last mont...

New Yorker, 91, breaks airline mechanic record

He started out as a 16-year-old apprentice on 50 cents an hour. Seventy-five years later Azriel Blackman holds the world record for having the longest airline mechanic career.He may not be as hands on as he once was, but the 91-year-old New Yorker defi...

Diabetes or its precursor affects 100 million Americans

Almost one-third of the US population -- 100 million people -- either has diabetes or its precursor condition, known as pre-diabetes, said a government report Tuesday.Diabetes is a serious disease that doubles the risk of early death. Complications can...

Hollywood honors Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee

Stan Lee, whose Marvel superheroes have dominated popular culture for half a century, was honored Tuesday when he plunged his hands and feet into cement at Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theater.In a typically colorful comment, the 94-year-old comic book lege...