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May 4, 2017

World’s biggest X-ray laser sees first light

The DESY research centre near Hamburg, Germany, said Thursday that bringing the laser to life for the first time “marks a new era of research in Europe.” Print this story 18, 2015 file photo employees pass by the European XFEL laser in Hamburg. Scientists say they have switched on the …

Prince Philip to retire from royal duties

Print this story Topics His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has decided that he will no longer carry out public engagements from the autumn of this year.   — The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 4, 2017 In taking this decision, The Duke has the full support of The Queen. …

At least 35 reportedly killed in Iran coal mine explosion

There was confusion about how many miners had been trapped inside, with numbers ranging from dozens to up to 80. Associated Press writer Jon Gambrell in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, contributed to this report Report an error — Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) May 4, 2017 UPDATE: Rescue workers recover 35 …

Australian mom won’t stand trial for murdering 8 children

That ruling was made public on Thursday. The Queensland state Mental Health Court ruled a month ago that the then-37-year-old Thaiday had been of “unsound mind” when she killed the children. Print this story (Getty Images) Change text size for the story Report an error Tweet BRISBANE, Australia — A …

House vote to scrap Obamacare set for Thursday

The AMA issued a statement saying the changes sought by Upton and Long “tinker at the edges without remedying the fundamental failing of the bill — that millions of Americans will lose their health insurance as a direct result.” The latest iteration of the GOP health care bill would let …

Big bunny’s demise costs United $$$

To add insult to injury, they burned the big bunny. This time they’ve paid out a five-figure settlement in the death of Simon, the giant bunny. United Airlines decided they’d better hop to it in the wake of their customer confidence crisis. Meanwhile, a Delta agent was filmed slapping away …