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NASA sent Juno to Jupiter in 2011. It got back works of art

NASA sent Juno to Jupiter in 2011. It got back works of art

NASA sent the spacecraft Juno to Jupiter in 2011. Well, it took a little while for Juno to get there — but it delivered. The images were taken by the spacecraft on its 16th close flyby on October 29, NASA said. Juno traveled for years, not reaching Jupiter until July 2016. The spacecraft was launched…MORE

Russia proposes UN resolution to preserve INF treaty

Russia proposes UN resolution to preserve INF treaty

Russia has submitted a draft resolution to the UN General Assembly in support of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The resolution follows the United States’ decision to withdraw from the landmark agreement of the final days of the Cold War arms race. “The unilateral actions by the US on effectively initiating a procedure of…MORE

New Jersey law says wild animals can’t be used in circuses

New Jersey law says wild animals can’t be used in circuses

Wild animals won’t be performing at circuses in New Jersey anymore. Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Friday making it illegal to use wild and exotic animals in traveling acts. “Nosey’s Law” is named after a 36-year-old African elephant with arthritis that suffered abuse while traveling the country with a circus, the governor’s office said in…MORE

Largest known diamond in North America found in Canada

Largest known diamond in North America found in Canada

A 552-carat yellow diamond was recently unearthed in Canada — the largest ever found in North America. Mining company Dominion Diamond Mines said in a press release on Thursday the diamond was discovered in October at the Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The “astonishing gemstone” measures 33.74 millimeters by 54.56 millimeters, the company…MORE

Mueller continues to be interested in interviewing Trump

Mueller continues to be interested in interviewing Trump

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team continues to be interested in interviewing the President Donald Trump, two sources familiar with the matter tell CNN. Mueller’s stance on interviewing the President has been constant for a year and a half, one of the sources said. “Nothing has changed in that sense from the first day,” the source…MORE

North Carolina candidate says he has no knowledge of operative doing anything illegal

North Carolina candidate says he has no knowledge of operative doing anything illegal

North Carolina Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris told WBTV on Friday that while he had hired Leslie McCrae Dowless, a political operative in the middle of an investigation into suspected absentee-ballot tampering, he was “absolutely not” aware of Dowless doing anything illegal. Harris initially won the state’s 9th Congressional District election last month, beating Democrat…MORE

Rashida Tlaib will wear a Palestinian gown as she’s sworn into Congress

Rashida Tlaib will wear a Palestinian gown as she’s sworn into Congress

US Rep.-elect Rashida Tlaib will be sworn into office next month while wearing a traditional Palestinian gown. The Michigan Democrat announced on social media Friday that she intends to wear a thobe to the ceremony. “Sneak peek: This is what I am wearing when I am sworn into Congress,” she wrote on Instagram, including the…MORE

Salt Lake City chosen as U.S. nominee for 2030 (or beyond) Winter Olympics

Salt Lake City chosen as U.S. nominee for 2030 (or beyond) Winter Olympics

The U.S. Olympic Committee has announced Salt Lake City will be its choice in a bid for the Winter Games in 2030 or beyond. “We won!” Governor Gary Herbert cheered, holding hands in victory with Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, Council Chairwoman Erin Mendenhall and others. “This has been the culmination of a significant…MORE

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