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Magnitude 7.3 earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia

July 14 (UPI) -- A 7.3-magnitude earthquake jolted the eastern Indonesian island of Halmahera, which is part of the country's eastern Maluku island chain, the U.S. Geological Survey said.The earthquake struck at 6:10 p.m. local time at a depth of ...

Japan increases military-related support to Fiji

July 14 (UPI) -- Japan is expanding defense cooperation and exchange with Fiji in the South Pacific, after donating $2.3 million in aid to help Fijians recover from natural disasters.Sankei Shimbun reported Sunday Japan's self-defense forces are to ...

Con Ed to probe cause of electrical failures that darkened Manhattan

July 14 (UPI) -- Power company Con Edison is investigating why thousands of customers lost electricity for several hours in Midtown Manhattan amid calls by government officials to make sure another widespread blackout doesn't cripple the city ...

Smugglers of North Korea coal given suspended sentences in the South

July 14 (UPI) -- A South Korean court has suspended prison terms for three local defendants who were convicted of smuggling North Korean anthracite coal into the country.The three defendants, who remain unidentified, imported more than $1.35 million ...

Watch: Nationals’ Juan Soto stuns Phillies with late home run

July 14 (UPI) -- Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto stunned the rival Philadelphia Phillies with a go-ahead, two-run home run at Citizens Bank Park.With the Nationals down to their final out and trailing 3-2 on Saturday night, Soto crushed ...

The UN Operation to Disarm Mosul’s IEDs and Unexploded Bombs

Two Iraqi Federal Police walk through a water treatment plant in west Mosul, Iraq, on August 7, 2017. Munitions found during the UNMAS de-mining operations are lined up in a grid in east Mosul. UNMAS contractors remove debris during a clearance ...

Watch: Cody Bellinger homers on 24th birthday in Dodgers’ victory over Red Sox

July 14 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger celebrated his 24th birthday in style, crushing a home run over the right-field wall at Fenway Park.Bellinger, a two-time All-Star, hit a 1-0 pitch from Boston Red Sox reliever Steven ...

Cheaper Lidar, a Self-Driving Deal, and Other Car News This Week

By now, anybody watching the self-driving car space is familiar with the “trough of disillusionment,” the stage of the Gartner hype cycle that follows the “peak of inflated expectations,” and—for the lucky ones—precedes the “slope of enlightenment.” ...

Alex Acosta’s Resignation Tops This Week’s Internet News Roundup

It's been such a busy seven days that there's been no time to talk about the fact that a federal grand jury is reportedly investigating a major Trump fund-raiser or that an appeals court has thrown out a lawsuit about whether President Trump is ...

The Simple Idea Behind Einstein’s Greatest Discoveries

The flashier fruits of Albert Einstein’s century-old insights are by now deeply embedded in the popular imagination: Black holes, time warps and wormholes show up regularly as plot points in movies, books, TV shows. At the same time, they fuel ...

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