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China Says No Mining in Its Immediate Plans for Antarctica

China Says No Mining in Its Immediate Plans for Antarctica

By Matthew Brown |
China plans to expand its scientific research in Antarctica in coming years amid worries over the area's susceptibility to climate change, but has no immediate plans to mine or develop natural resources that could be exposed as the ice cap shrinks.

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Puerto Rico Seeks Court's Help to Save Public Pension System

Puerto Rico Seeks Court's Help to Save Public Pension System

By Danica Coto | May 23
Puerto Rico is seeking help from federal court to restructure the debt of the U.S. territory's public pension system, which is projected to run out of money this year.

Germany, France Pledge New Efforts to Strengthen Eurozone

Germany, France Pledge New Efforts to Strengthen Eurozone

By Geir Moulson | May 23
Germany and France pledged Monday to seek ways to strengthen the 19-nation eurozone, with harmonizing corporate taxes among the possible measures they will mull over in the coming weeks.

Food Stamps, Medicaid on Chopping Block in Trump's Budget

Food Stamps, Medicaid on Chopping Block in Trump's Budget

By Andrew Taylor | May 23
President Donald Trump will unveil a proposed budget this week that would drive millions of people off food stamps and cut Medicaid, targeting the social safety-net programs for the poor in a new wave of spending cuts.

China Says No Mining in Its Immediate Plans for Antarctica

China Says No Mining in Its Immediate Plans for Antarctica

By Matthew Brown | May 22
China plans to expand its scientific research in Antarctica in coming years amid worries over the area's susceptibility to climate change, but has no immediate plans to mine or develop natural resources that could be exposed as the ice cap shrinks.

Robots, Rappelling, Rifles: Showcase of Special Ops Gadgets

Robots, Rappelling, Rifles: Showcase of Special Ops Gadgets

By Tamara Lush | May 22
It's like a supermarket for Navy SEALs. A grocery store for Green Berets. A Costco for commandoes.

China, Japan Extract Combustible Ice from Seafloor

China, Japan Extract Combustible Ice from Seafloor

By Matthew Brown | May 22
Commercial development of the globe's huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as "combustible ice" has moved closer to reality after Japan and China successfully extracted the material from the seafloor.

Curtain Falls on 'Greatest Show On Earth' after 146 Years

Curtain Falls on 'Greatest Show On Earth' after 146 Years

By Tamara Lush | May 21
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus that has wowed crowds for 146 years with its "Greatest Show on Earth" is taking its final bow on Sunday.

Business, Leisure Travelers Ponder Flying Without Laptops

Business, Leisure Travelers Ponder Flying Without Laptops

By David Koenig and Joyce M. Rosenberg | May 21
Airline passengers have become hooked on their laptops and tablets to get work done or just kill time during long flights. But U.S. aviation-security officials appear determined to ban large electronic devices in the cabin of flights from Europe.

Twitter Leader Laments Social Media Role In Trump's Election

Twitter Leader Laments Social Media Role In Trump's Election

May 21
A co-founder of Twitter says he's sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the president has suggested.

Truths About Madoff and 'Wizard of Lies' from Its Creators

Truths About Madoff and 'Wizard of Lies' from Its Creators

By Frazier Moore | May 20
For the second time in little more than a year, a TV film probes Bernie Madoff, the fraudster-financier who in 2008 made explosive news with his arrest for perpetrating a Ponzi scheme that ruined thousands of his clients.

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