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Astronomers discover ‘cosmic yeti’ galaxy from the early universe

Astronomers discover ‘cosmic yeti’ galaxy from the early universe

By chance, astronomer Christina Williams spotted a faint trace of light that led her to the discovery of a mythical galaxy. The University of Arizona astronomer saw the shimmering blob in new data from the Atacama Large Millimeter Array in Chile. But something didn’t match up. The light was on its own in an area…MORE

A federal judge refuses to dismiss Chicago’s lawsuit against Jussie Smollett

A federal judge refuses to dismiss Chicago’s lawsuit against Jussie Smollett

A federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the City of Chicago against actor Jussie Smollett, court documents show. A legal battle is being fought in federal court as Chicago seeks to recover more than $130,000 to cover police overtime during the investigation of Smollett’s report of a hate crime attack in January.…MORE

Trump’s special envoy on Syria wasn’t consulted on Syria decision

Trump’s special envoy on Syria wasn’t consulted on Syria decision

US special envoy for Syria and the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Jim Jeffrey said Tuesday that he was not consulted or advised in advance on President Donald Trump’s decision to pull US troops from northeastern Syria. “I was not personally consulted,” Jeffrey said in response to a question from Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of…MORE

Willie Brown, Hall of Famer for the Oakland Raiders, dies

Willie Brown, Hall of Famer for the Oakland Raiders, dies

Longtime Oakland Raiders defensive back and Hall of Famer Willie Brown has died at 78, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Brown played 16 seasons in the American Football League and the NFL and was enshrined into the Hall of Fame in 1984. After playing football at Grambling State University, Brown went undrafted…MORE

Pentagon official overseeing Ukraine policy set to appear before impeachment inquiry

Pentagon official overseeing Ukraine policy set to appear before impeachment inquiry

A top Pentagon career official overseeing Ukraine policy is due to testify before the House impeachment inquiry on Wednesday, an appearance that takes place amid intense scrutiny over whether the White House sought to freeze military aid to Ukraine as part of an effort to pressure Kiev to investigate President Donald Trump’s political rivals. Laura…MORE

Ben Carson: Political correctness is ‘going to destroy our nation’

Ben Carson: Political correctness is ‘going to destroy our nation’

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said Tuesday that political correctness is “going to destroy our nation,” when pressed by a Democratic lawmaker to apologize for comments he reportedly made at a meeting in September. At a House Financial Services Committee hearing on housing policy, Democratic Rep. Jennifer Wexton of Virginia said she wanted…MORE

86-year-old arrested in connection with 40-year-old murder case

86-year-old arrested in connection with 40-year-old murder case

After nearly four decades on the run, Walter James Mason, 86, has been arrested in connection with a decades-old murder case. Mason was discovered in central Texas by East County Sheriff’s deputies living under the alias Walter James Allison, according to sheriff’s deputies in Idaho, where the killing happened nearly 40 years ago. It was…MORE

FDA faces mounting pressure to release final e-cigarette flavor policy

FDA faces mounting pressure to release final e-cigarette flavor policy

In a letter, a lawmaker is urging the US Food and Drug Administration to issue its compliance policy that would clear the market of unauthorized flavored e-cigarettes. The letter follows President Donald Trump’s September 11 announcement that the FDA would be putting out “some very strong recommendations” regarding the use of flavored e-cigarettes in “a…MORE

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