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SpaceX Dragon returns to Earth with station science, gear

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:33pm

A SpaceX Dragon capsule has returned to Earth with scientific gifts from the International Space Station.

How should you talk to loved ones about their weight?

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:31pm

What are the magic words to use when a loved one's weight is rising dangerously high? Unfortunately, there are none.

Top French court rules burkini bans violate basic freedoms

Philippe Sotto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:21pm

France's top administrative court on Friday overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean beach resort, effectively meaning that towns can no longer issue bans on the swimsuits that have divided the country and brought world attention to its fraught relationship with Muslims.

Owner: Missing potbellied therapy pig is found, now home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:21pm

A missing potbellied pig that serves as a therapy animal has been returned to its Pennsylvania owners.

Bolivian president, opposition spar over official's killing

Carlos Valdez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:53pm

President Evo Morales and his political opponents traded recriminations Friday over the shocking beating death of a high-ranking government official by protesting miners who had blockaded a highway.

'Blue family' steps up for son of fallen cop on first day of school

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:32pm

The very first day of school for a child is always hard. But it was even harder than usual for 4-year-old Jackson Scherlen, who started pre-K this week without his father.

The Latest: Valls: Burkini ruling won't end vital debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:41pm

The Latest on the ruling by France's top administrative court on burkini bans (all times local):

Have You Seen This? The chopstick piano

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:36pm

You can make just about anything an instrument if you really want to. My proof? This chopstick piano.

Brits, Romanians among the foreigners killed in Italy quake

Trisha Thomas and Alison Mutler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:24pm

Most of the victims of this week's earthquake were Italians, but among the dead were also one Spaniard, eight Romanians as well as three British citizens who were killed in the devastated hamlet Sommati near hard-hit Amatrice.

1 month after acquisition, Yahoo employees unsure about their future

Seth Fiegerman, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:46am

If you didn't know better, you might think Yahoo has suddenly gained a second wind. Maybe it has.

Review: 7 outdoor products for late-summer fun

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:39am

With summer vanishing before our very eyes, it’s time to plan at least a couple more adventures while the warm weather is here. This review looks at a handful of products that may be a good fit for your next outing.

Ultra-marathon runner reunited with missing stray dog

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:00am

An ultra-marathon runner has been reunited with the stray dog that accompanied him through part of a grueling desert race in China and then went missing.

Activist discovers iPhone spyware, sparking security update

Raphael Satter, Jon Gambrell and Daniella Cheslow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:44am

The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor's iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates' prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link.

This photo of a couple saying goodbye is breaking hearts

Jamie K. White, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:28am

A photo posted online showing an elderly couple holding hands and crying has been shared thousands of times on Facebook.

Candidates capitalize on the ever-powerful 'religious vote'

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:14am

Republican Donald Trump has told conservative evangelical pastors in Florida that his presidency would preserve "religious liberty" and reverse what he insists is a government-enforced muzzling of Christians.

Quiz: Can you pass a 5th grade math exam?

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:00am

In recognition of back-to-school season, in this quiz, you’ll go back to school — 5th grade, to be exact — and test your math knowledge. These questions are grade-school level, but they are by no means easy.

Handsome cop upstages rock stars in Northern Ireland

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:21am

Fans in Northern Ireland are keenly awaiting a Belfast music festival featuring Avicii and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But the build up to Friday's event has been dominated by a policeman offering safety advice for the event.

105-year-old woman requests ‘burly’ firefighters for her birthday

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:05am

When you’ve lived to see your 105th birthday, no dream is too grand, no wish too elaborate. Even if that wish involves handsome firefighters.

Florida man survives lightning strike, spider, snake bites

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:33am

Kyle Cook can't decide whether he's really unlucky or incredibly fortunate.