The Baltimore County Police and Fire Department tweeted that the teen was arrested shortly after the female officer was fatally injured Monday. Meanwhile, police backed by aircraft and trained dogs continued scouring a greater Baltimore suburb for three other suspects. Shawn Vinson said Monday evening that the enormous manhunt was continuing unabated in the suburban community of Perry Hall, Maryland, where witnesses reported hearing a pop before seeing a Jeep run over the officer Monday afternoon.
Scientists say sulfur dioxide emissions from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano have more than doubled since the current eruption began. U.S. Geological Survey scientist Wendy Stovall says the volcano is belching 15,000 tons of sulfur dioxide each day from ground vents that have formed since May 3.
BEIJING – China has launched a relay satellite as part of a groundbreaking program to land a probe on the far side of the moon this year. The China National Space Administration said on its website that the satellite lofted into space early Monday aboard a Long March-4C rocket will facilitate communication between controllers on Earth and the Chang'e 4 mission. China hopes to become the first country to soft-land a probe on the moon's far side, also known as the dark side because it faces away from Earth and is comparatively unknown. China previously landed its Jade Rabbit rover on the moon and plans to land its Chang'e 5 probe there next year and have it return to Earth with samples — the first
The death toll from an outbreak of the rare Nipah virus in southern India jumped to 10 Tuesday with more than 90 people quarantined to try to stem the spread of the disease, officials said. With tests from other suspect deaths awaited, authorities in Kerala state have ordered emergency measures to control the virus, which is spread by fruit bats. Ten of those who tested positive have died and the remaining two are undergoing treatment," a health official in Kerala's Kozhikode district, the centre of the outbreak, told AFP.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in is in Washington Tuesday for a series of meetings with President Trump regarding the upcoming U.S. summit with North Korea – which could be in jeopardy following tough new rhetoric from Pyongyang and a new acknowledgement from Trump. Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office, Trump said there was a “substantial” chance the summit “may not work out” for June 12, but that a decision would be reached soon. Trump did not specify the conditions upon which the meeting would be predicated.
An autonomous vehicle was required to find the “holy grail of shipwrecks” that had up to $17 billion in gold, silver, and emeralds on it. In a statement on Monday, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) released fascinating new details about the recovery of the San José, a Spanish galleon ship that was sunk in 1708 during the War of Spanish Succession and was discovered three years ago off the coast of Cartagena, Colombia. According to the WHOI, which needed to obtain permission to divulge more details on the discovery from the Maritime Archaeology Consultants (MAC) and Colombian government, the ship was discovered 600 meters (1,968 feet) below the surface by an autonomous vehicle called the REMUS 6000.
(CNN)For billions of years, it lived in our solar system without us even knowing it was there. In 2017, the first observed interstellar visitor, an asteroid named 'Oumuamua, was found traveling through our solar system. Now, for the first time, astronomers have discovered a permanent resident that moved in during the early stages of our solar system's development, about 4.5 billion years ago. The researchers call this exo-asteroid, known as 2015 BZ509, an "interstellar immigrant." It's known as an exo-asteroid because it originated outside our solar system.
A team of French researchers who recently examined Adolf Hitler's remains say that the leader of the Nazi party definitely died in Berlin and not elsewhere, as has been rumored about for decades. “There is no possible doubt. Our study proves that Hitler died in 1945,” co-author Philippe Charlier told AFP by way of The Washington Post, following the paper's publication on the European Journal of Internal Medicine. Charlier and other researchers persuaded the Russian government, the entity that discovered Hitler's body, to let them look at the last bits of his remains — a part of Hitler's skull with a bullet hole and a set of teeth. The teeth were compared to the autopsy done in 1945 and it was
Last month, law enforcement in California apprehended the alleged Golden State Killer, a serial murderer and rapist who terrorized the state during the 70s and 80s. Investigators triangulated to a suspect using a combination of DNA evidence left at crime scenes and publicly available genetic genealogy websites, most notably GEDMatch. Quite provocative in its own right, the incident has sparked much discussion and debate about genetic privacy, ownership of genetic data and appropriate uses of DNA evidence, and database searching by law enforcement. As a researcher studying personal access to “raw” or uninterpreted genetic data and the ways people use it on third-party interpretation websites such as GEDMatch, I’m glad to see the public focusing on a few key distinctions in the world of personal genetic testing.
Heavily armed police swarmed into a suburban Baltimore community where a female officer was fatally injured Monday, searching for at least one armed suspect after witnesses reported hearing a pop and seeing the officer run over by a Jeep. Tony Kurek told The Associated Press his adult son was outside in the family’s yard Monday afternoon in the northeast Baltimore County community of Perry Hall when the son saw the officer with her gun drawn, confronting the occupants of a Jeep. Logan Kurek, who is a volunteer firefighter, said he heard his younger brother “frantically screaming” and ran outside to perform CPR.
"I remember being so exhausted with the costume fittings," Silverstone said in an interview for "20/20: Lights, Camera, Summer!" "I didn't have any fashion sense at all at that age."
Bounties of fresh lava poured out of the Kilauea volcano's recently opened fissures this weekend, producing orange molten rivers that flowed downslope to the Pacific Ocean. Not every addition to the Big Island involves an eruption that puts people at risk and engulfs their communities.
Roman military accounts from the early centuries CE describe the tribes of north-central Europe as fierce fighters who took the field with large forces and treated vanquished foes with ritual brutality. Until recently, however, there hasn’t been much archaeological evidence to back up the Roman accounts. But some time in the first century CE, two of those tribes clashed in what is now the Alken Enge wetlands in the Illerup River Valley in Denmark. Archaeologists excavated the aftermath from 2009 to 2014, finding broken weapons and shields along with the bones of at least 82 men. Many of the bones bore the marks of grievous wounds dealt just before death, which is no surprise on a battlefield,
On a dusty road in southwestern Texas, Beto O’Rourke leans out the window of the Ford Expedition he’s driving and mutters, “You gonna let me pass you, state police?” He speeds ahead of the cruiser while chewing an empanada. Small towns have been O’Rourke’s favored terrain since he launched a bid to unseat Republican Ted Cruz as the Lone Star State’s junior Senator nearly 14 months ago. History says O’Rourke is an underdog in November: Texas chose President Trump by nearly 10 percentage points in 2016 and hasn’t sent a Democrat to statewide office since Ann Richards was elected governor in 1990.
The way charities use and hold data on behalf of their clients and donors creates problems under GDPR. The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, comes into force on May 25, and organisations and businesses large and small are racing to ensure the way they collect, store and use the personal data of their customers and clients meets the new, higher standards of this new European Union privacy law. Compliance with GDPR can be costly, requiring organisations to analyse the way they work, the data they use, how it is handled and secured.
As they stood trying to catch their breath, the cougar returned, biting one of them on the head and shaking him, Capt. Alan Myers of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police said Sunday. The attack Saturday near North Bend, in the Cascade Mountain foothills 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of Seattle, was the first fatal cougar attack in the state in 94 years. The 31-year-old Seattle man who was bitten first, Isaac Sederbaum, survived.
With an experiment launching to the International Space Station Monday (May 21), scientists will be able to create a temperature that's 10 billion times colder than the vacuum of space to focus in on atoms' weird quantum behavior. The Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) is a physics research facility the size of an ice chest, designed and built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California, that will chill clouds of atoms with lasers and magnets aboard the space station to this ultracold temperature — close to absolute zero, or the lowest temperature possible. Sunday's cargo launch to the space station, which is scheduled for 4:39 a.m. EDT (0839 GMT), will carry a number of experiments, including
Alan Beam was sitting in his office reviewing lab reports when Theranos CEO and founder Elizabeth Holmes poked her head in and asked him to follow her. She wanted to show him something. They stepped outside the lab into an area of open office space where other employees had gathered. At her signal, a technician pricked a volunteer’s finger, then applied a transparent plastic implement shaped like a miniature rocket to the blood oozing from it. This was the Theranos sample collection device. Its tip collected the blood and transferred it to two little engines at the rocket’s base. The engines weren’t really engines: They were nanotainers. To complete the transfer, you pushed the nanotainers into
Shawn Vinson said Monday evening that the enormous manhunt was continuing unabated in the suburban community of Perry Hall, Maryland, where witnesses reported hearing a pop before seeing a Jeep run over the officer Monday afternoon. “The dark will not hamper our investigation,” Vinson vowed at a news briefing Monday evening. Vinson said investigators have recovered the suspects’ abandoned Jeep, but police declined to confirm whether it was used to injure the officer.
Celebrity chef Mario Batali is reportedly under investigation by the New York Police Department for sexual misconduct after former staffers at a restaurant Batali invested in alleged that he assaulted unconscious women at a New York City restaurant. The ongoing criminal probe was reported by CBS’ ’60 Minutes’ on Sunday evening. Speaking on the show, women employed at the Spotted Pig, where Batali is an investor, said the restaurateur was given the code name the “Red Menace” because he frequently groped and harassed the waitresses.
A cloud of noxious gases, glass particles and a lava haze known as “laze” is affecting Hawaii after lava from Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano flowed into the Pacific Ocean. The steam cloud is the latest hazard caused by Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, which has burned several homes, caused explosive eruptions and forced thousands of evacuations since it started erupting more than two weeks ago. Now, officials are warning of the risks of lava haze, or “laze,” after lava from Kilauea streamed into the Pacific on Sunday.
Kimberly White | Vanity Fair | Getty Images Gwynne Shotwell was a teenager when she met a woman working as a mechanical engineer. Now the president and COO of SpaceX, the most disruptive space company in the world, told CNBC's Morgan Brennan that this female role model is why she came to be where she is today. "I loved what she was doing, and I became an engineer because of her," Shotwell said. Shotwell has been a member of SpaceX since shortly after its founding in 2002. She now serves as the lieutenant to CEO Elon Musk, spending her day-to-day implementing Musk's vision of building the first company transporting humans to and from Mars. While Shotwell emphasized that it will take time to achieve
In a ceremony earlier this month honoring the Army football team, President Trump took a rhetorical detour to the military’s potential future in outer space. “You will be part of the five proud branches of the United States Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and the Coast Guard,” Trump said. “And we’re actually thinking of a sixth, and that would be the Space Force.
Every commercial pilot would prefer nothing but uneventful flights, but sometimes the things go wrong and pilots have to both handle drastically shifting circumstances while maintaining the mental calm to process new information as it comes in. It's a lot to ask of anyone, which is why scientists at Drexel University have begun measuring the brain activity of pilots in real-time. Using technology called functional near-infrared spectroscopy, or fNIRS, the scientists are able to monitor pilot activity while they move about the cockpit and make decisions. An fNIRS system keeps track of blood oxygenation changes in the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain where problem solving, memory, judgement and impulse control are located.
Ahead of a planned reform to the ban on women drivers in Saudi Arabia, the country’s leading women’s rights activists have been detained and are being victimized by a “smear” campaign, say international human rights observers. According to the Associated Press, the kingdom’s state security said Saturday it had detained seven people who are being accused of working with “foreign entities.” The group are believed to include prominent women’s rights activists Loujain al-Hathloul and Eman al-Nafjan, who both campaigned against Saudi Arabia’s driving ban on women and advocated for an end to the male guardianship system in a 2016 petition. “This chilling smear campaign is an extremely worrying development for women human rights defenders and activists in Saudi Arabia.