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Missing North Carolina teacher was killed in Mexico, governor says

Missing North Carolina teacher was killed in Mexico, governor says

A North Carolina schoolteacher who disappeared last month while out for a walk in Mexico is dead, according to a post on the verified Facebook page of the Governor of Chihuahua. Patrick Braxton-Andrew, 34, from Davidson, disappeared October 28 after leaving his hotel in Urique. Gov. Javier Corral Jurado, writing in Spanish, said that Braxton-Andrew…MORE

Russian vets seek to bring the Kremlin’s mercenaries in from the cold

Russian vets seek to bring the Kremlin’s mercenaries in from the cold

A forum representing Russian military veterans took an unusual step Sunday by voting to ask the International Criminal Court to probe the Russian government’s use of private military contractors in deployments abroad. The veterans agreed to submit an appeal to Fatou Bensouda, the prosecutor at The Hague-based court, over Russian civilians being used as private…MORE

APEC summit wraps with no joint statement amid US-China discord

APEC summit wraps with no joint statement amid US-China discord

For the first time in its 25-year history, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit ended Sunday with its leaders failing to agree on a formal joint statement. All 21 APEC leaders at the annual meeting in Papua New Guinea were in agreement except China, a source within the meeting told CNN. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau…MORE

Drunk pilots prompt alcohol rule change at Japan Airlines

Drunk pilots prompt alcohol rule change at Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines has moved to update its rules on drinking alcohol after its pilots failed breathalyzer tests in a series of incidents. It has been reported that Japan Airlines pilots have failed breathalyzer tests 19 times since August 2017, when a more sensitive breathalyzer was introduced for in-house checks. Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun Thursday cited…MORE

A photo of Hitler posing with a girl of Jewish heritage auctions for $11,520

A photo of Hitler posing with a girl of Jewish heritage auctions for $11,520

This photograph of Adolf Hitler embracing a young Jewish girl who he called his “sweetheart” sold for $11,520 this week. Known as “the Führer’s (leader’s) child,” Rosa Bernile Nienau became very close with Hitler after they met outside his house in 1933, Alexander Historical Auctions, which sold the photograph, said on its website. Nienau and…MORE

Leonid meteor shower peaks this weekend: How to watch

Leonid meteor shower peaks this weekend: How to watch

In the early morning hours of Saturday and Sunday, the Leonid meteor shower will send shooting stars across the sky. But Saturday, about 3 a.m. ET, will have less moonlight obstructing the view of the meteors in the United States. The diminutive Comet Tempel-Tuttle will cross Earth’s orbit, creating a vaporizing shower of debris in…MORE

Scientists behind ocean warming study say errors were made

Scientists behind ocean warming study say errors were made

Scientists behind a study that found the world’s oceans were warming faster than previously believed have said their work contained errors, which means they cannot reach conclusions with such certainty. The issues “do not invalidate the study’s methodology or the new insights into ocean biogeochemistry on which it is based,” said co-author Ralph Keeling, in…MORE

Frozen super-Earth discovered six light-years away

Frozen super-Earth discovered six light-years away

Astronomers have found a frozen exoplanet more than three times the mass of Earth, orbiting a star that’s only six light-years away. The exoplanet is orbiting Barnard’s star, the closest solitary star to our sun. This makes it the second closest known exoplanet to us. Previously, an exoplanet was found orbiting in the three-star Proxima…MORE