(Associated Press) – Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays – “streamers,” for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.
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Parents around the country can relate: Trying to reach your teen by phone, only to get ignored. One frustrated mom decided to do something about it.
(from Agence France-Presse at YahooNews7) - Iran, which does not recognise the existence of Israel, has confirmed it supplied Palestinian fighters from Hamas and the Islamic Jihad with the technology for the rockets being fired relentlessly into Israel from Gaza since July 8.
(from Associated Press) KIEV, Ukraine — A column of Russian tanks and armored vehicles has crossed into southeastern Ukraine, away from where most of the intense fighting has been taking place, a top Ukrainian official said Monday.
(CBS News) – In the video of journalist James Foley’s execution, ISIS essentially declared war on the United States. But what are the actual risks to the homeland?
(Reuters) – Police in the Liberian capital fired live rounds and tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break an Ebola quarantine imposed on their neighborhood, as the death toll from the epidemic in West Africa hit 1,350.
(CBS News) – As ISIS, an al Qaeda splinter group [which follows Sunni Islam] vowed to march on to Baghdad after capturing two key Sunni-dominated cities in Iraq, a Pentagon official told CBS News correspondent David Martin that no decision has been made to provide additional assistance or what it would look like.
(CBS News) – More than 57,000 veterans have been waiting for up to three months for medical appointments, the Veterans Affairs (VA) Department said in a wide-ranging audit released Monday. An additional 64,000 who enrolled for VA health care over the past decade have never been seen by a doctor, according to the audit.
(by Kirk Semple, NYTimes) – The Obama administration said on Friday that it was launching a program to help recruit lawyers for children facing deportation as it scrambles to deal with the soaring number of unaccompanied Central American minors illegally crossing the border from Mexico.
(by Jill Burke, Anchorage Daily News) – For the last decade, high school sophomores have sat for the three-day exit exam, which measured reading, writing and mathematical competency. If students didn’t pass, they continued to take it as juniors and seniors. If they still didn’t pass but had met all other high school requirements, they received certificates of graduation instead of diplomas.