US News  December 07, 2016
Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone immortalized in Hollywood cement
Actors Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling  at their Hand and Foot prints ceremony in front of the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood on December 7, 2016 ahead of the release of the film LA LA LandOscar-nominated Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling were lauded as a modern-day "Fred and Ginger" as they sunk their hands and feet into the cement at Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theater Wednesday.The pair have appeared together on the big screen three times, most recently in acclaimed musical "La La Land," which is tipped to score big at the Academy Awards in...  Full Story
Vikings Adrian Peterson says return linked to playoffs
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson doesnMinnesota running back Adrian Peterson says he doesn't plan on playing anymore this season unless the Vikings can turn their season around.Peterson said it would be "pointless" to play again this season if the team is out of contention for the playoffsWhen asked Wednesday if he would consider playing if the club was mathematically eliminated from t...  Full Story
American space legend John Glenn hospitalized in Ohio
In 1962 John Glenn became the first US astronaut to orbit the Earth in a flight lasting just under five hours, and returned to space decades later at the age of 77 -- becoming the oldest astronaut in spaceJohn Glenn, who made history twice as the first American to orbit the Earth and the first senior citizen to venture into space, has been hospitalized, a spokesman at the Ohio State University college bearing his name said Wednesday.No details were offered on Glenn's illness or condition, but spokesman Hank Wilson of the John Glenn College of Public...  Full Story
Environmentalists mobilize for battle with Trump
President-elect Donald Trump is expected to pick Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a climate change sceptic, to head the Environmental Protection Agency Environmentalists are gearing up to battle President-elect Donald Trump, who promised on the campaign trail to roll back laws and regulations that protect the environment and fight global warming.Trump also said he would withdraw the United States, the world's second-largest greenhouse-gas polluter after China, from the Paris global climate accord ...  Full Story
Thousands of geese die after landing in toxic US water
As many as 10,000 snow geese descended on the abandoned open Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana on November 28, 2016 and since then several thousand have perishedThousands of migrating geese have died after taking refuge from a snowstorm in toxic mine waters in the western United States, mine officials have said.As many as 10,000 snow geese descended on the abandoned open Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana on November 28 and since then several thousand have perished, said Mark Thompson, environmental affairs ma...  Full Story
Time runs out for smartwatch pioneer Pebble
Fitbit said it had acquired "specific assets of Pebble, including key personnel and intellectual property related to software and firmware development"Smartwatch pioneer Pebble announced Wednesday it was shutting down, with tech wearables giant Fitbit acquiring some of its assets including key personnel."Due to various factors, Pebble is no longer able to operate as an independent entity. We have made the tough decision to shut down the company and no longer manufacture Pebble devices," Pebble fo...  Full Story
Kirk Douglas at 100, still in love with soulmate Anne
Kirk Douglas plays in Spartacus in 1960Kirk Douglas, whose illustrious career has taken in some of cinema's landmark roles, turns 100 on Friday -- attributing his remarkable longevity to his "wonderful marriage" of more than six decades.The iconic actor revealed in a special essay to mark the milestone that his second wife Anne, 97, had been his inspiration in rebounding from adversity ...  Full Story
New York's undocumented brace for Trump deportations
New YorkIf I get deported, can my 18-year-old son take care of my youngest child? What should I do if an immigration agent knocks on my door? Do I have the right to a Spanish-speaking lawyer?These were some of the questions raised by undocumented migrants who met recently at a community center to prepare for the worst after Donald Trump's surprise November...  Full Story