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'Night School' tops the North American box office with $28M

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The Tiffany Haddish-Kevin Hart comedy "Night School" is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $28 million in receipts, announced Sunday.

Central title is the plan as Cubs host Cardinals

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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs fourth straight postseason appearance has been guaranteed. Whether they finish as the National League Central Division champions, however, remains up in the air.

Zimmer says Viking DE Griffen out until at least Week 6

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Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen will be out until Week 6 according to coach Mike Zimmer.

"48 Hours" disrupts alleged dark web hitmen in potential murder-for-hire plots

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"Never in my journalistic career have I ever been involved in a murder investigation that led us to prevent other future potential killings," says correspondent Peter Van Sant

Update: 1 man missing after airplane crash in Micronesia

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Authorities said Saturday one man is missing after a flight crashed into the sea a day earlier off a small island in Micronesia.

Marty Balin from Jefferson Airplane dead at 76

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Musician Marty Balin, a co-founder of the psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane, has died at the age of 76.

Ri Yong Ho calls for end to mistrust, repeal of North Korea sanctions

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North Korea Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho called for an end to "decades-long mistrust" between the Kim Jong Un regime.

Former Seahawks QB Trevone Boykin indicted on assault charge

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Former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin could face up to 20 years in prison after he was indicted Friday in Texas.

Hidden Maya Civilization Revealed Beneath Guatemala's Jungle Canopy

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More than 61,000 ancient Maya structures — from large pyramids to single houses — were lurking beneath the dense jungle canopy in Guatemala, revealing clues about the ancient culture's farming...

Matter: Who Wants to Eat the Gooey Jellyfish? Pretty Much Everyone in the Ocean.

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Scientists had long assumed that few creatures dined on these gelatinous animals. But new research suggests that jellyfish may be an important part of the ocean’s food supply.

Reynolds and Levy attached to 20th Century Fox's 'Free Guy'

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Actor Ryan Reynolds and director Shawn Levy have signed on for the 20th Century Fox sci-fi comedy "Free Guy."

Wow! Asteroid Ryugu's Rubbly Surface Pops in Best-Ever Photo

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The sharpest-ever photo of the big asteroid Ryugu shows a complex surface strewn with rocks and rubble.

Small ice-free oasis helped Arctic marine life survive last ice age

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Research suggests a small corridor between Norway and the British Isles remained ice-free during the last ice age, offering an oasis of sorts for marine life.

How Sacred Ibis mummies provided the first test of evolution

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A debate over mummified birds brought to France after Napoleon's conquest of Egypt played a central role in delaying acceptance of evolutionary theory; an episode in the history of biology.

NASA wants to begin hunting for intelligent aliens who, like us, create technology

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For decades, the search for life in outer space has focused on finding tiny microbes that would do little to satisfy a growing appetite for connection with beings that more...

Lidar survey details expansive scale of lowland Mayan civilization

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Scientists have completed an unprecedented survey of lowland Mayan civilization, revealing dozens of ancient cities in northern Guatemala.

Police manhunt shuts down bridges in Denmark

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Authorities closed bridges Friday and ferry and train routes around an island in Denmark over a police hunt for three people, local media reported.

'The worst kind of pain you can imagine' – what it's like to be stung by a stinging tree

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Stinging trees grow in rainforests throughout Queensland and northern NSW. The most commonly known (and most painful) species is Dendrocnide moroides (Family Urticaceae), first named "gympie bush" by gold miners...

Unprecedented study confirms massive scale of lowland Maya civilization

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Tulane University researchers, documenting the discovery of dozens of ancient cities in northern Guatemala through the use of jungle-penetrating Lidar (light detection and ranging) technology, have published their results in...

Painted 'Comics' with 'Speech Bubbles' Found in Ancient Roman Tomb

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A colorful mural depicts comics-style scenes from a Roman city thousands of year ago.

'Bin chicken' plays unique role in story of evolution

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A University of Queensland researcher has uncovered how a French scientist and ibis researcher conducted the first test of evolution more than 50 years before Charles Darwin's Origin of the...

All survive after Boeing 737 misses landing, crashes into sea

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All passengers aboard Air Niugini Flight 72 survived Friday after the pilot missed the runway and the plane crashed into the sea off near Micronesia.

Super Typhoon Trami Looks Tremendous from Space in These Amazing Astronaut Photos

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As Super Typhoon Trami migrates northwest across the Pacific Ocean toward Japan and Taiwan, astronauts on the International Space Station got quite the view of the intense storm.

Before his early death, Riemann freed geometry from Euclidean prejudices

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The originator of Riemann’s hypothesis died young, but he provided the geometry needed for modern view of spacetime.

Infamous Wreck of Ill-Fated Franklin Expedition Yields More Artifacts, But No Ship's Log

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Harsh conditions and thick ice kept divers out of Franklin's cabin.

Renaissance Master Caravaggio Didn't Die of Syphilis, but of Sepsis

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Famed Renaissance painter Caravaggio didn't die of syphilis, as some historians long thought.

On This Day: Cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules kill 7

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On Sept. 28, 1982, the first reports appeared of deaths in the Chicago area from Extra-strength Tylenol capsules laced with cyanide. Seven people died.

Conflict and drought ravage Iraq's prized date palms

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Sweet Iraqi dates adorn tables in homes across the country, but the fruit tree and national symbol has come under threat from conflict and crippling drought.