Ivana Trump first lady? Melania begs to differ

9 Oct

Ivana Trump may have been Donald Trump’s first wife, but Melania Trump left the world in no doubt Monday that there is only one first lady of the United States.In an interview with ABC News to promote her new book — “Raising Trump” — the 68-year-old …

NGOs slam UN aviation agency plan for biofuels

9 Oct

Nearly 100 environmental and poverty fighting groups jointly released a letter Tuesday slamming a UN proposal that backs large-scale use of biofuels in commercial planes.Extensive burning of biofuels would vastly expand the production of palm oil, whic…

Better marriages make for healthier hearts: study

9 Oct

Men whose marriages grow stronger over the years have healthier cholesterol and blood pressure than peers whose unions fall apart, said a study Monday that hinted at unexpected health perks of relationship counselling.Researchers got more than 600 men …

Astros down Red Sox to advance in playoffs

9 Oct

The Houston Astros rallied for a wild 5-4 victory over the Red Sox in Boston on Monday to advance in the Major League Baseball playoffs.The Astros won the best-of-five American League division series three games to one.They’ll battle either the New Yor…

More history for Iceland, Serbia clinch World Cup spot

9 Oct

Iceland qualified for the World Cup for the first time after beating Kosovo 2-0 on Monday, while Serbia clinched a spot at next year’s finals with a 1-0 win over Georgia.Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson and Johann Gudmundsson scored in Reykjavik as …

Prijovic sends Serbia to World Cup

9 Oct

Aleksandar Prijovic scored after coming on as a second-half substitute to steer Serbia to a 1-0 win over Georgia and secure a place at next year’s World Cup finals.Prijovic struck the winner on 74 minutes in Belgrade as Serbia finished top of European …

Google finds Russian-financed content: Washington Post

9 Oct

Google has found evidence its platforms were exploited by Russian operatives seeking to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election, The Washington Post reported on Monday.Google, a unit of Alphabet, “found that tens of thousands of dollars were spe…

Wind farms in Atlantic could power the world: study

9 Oct

Wind farms in the open ocean can generate far more renewable energy than those on land, possibly enough to power the whole world, said a US study on Monday.Researchers at the Carnegie Institution for Science found that higher wind speeds over the open …

US scientists engineer corn to boost protein

9 Oct

US scientists have found a way to genetically engineer corn to produce an amino acid contained in meat, boosting the nutritional value of one of the world’s most important crops.The process involved inserting a bacterial gene that causes corn to make m…

Daniel Johnston, rock outsider, closes out with friends

9 Oct

With his painfully raw lyrical delivery and battles with mental illness, Daniel Johnston is one of rock’s ultimate loners. But for what may be his last concerts, he has found plenty of friends to celebrate his legacy.In between stints in psychiatric ca…