Science

Can hobbits swim? 'Mordor under the sea' found off Australia

Today in news best suited for sneaky little Hobbitses and Shire-folk, scientists unveiled a map of a faraway volcanic realm that has a distinct look of Mordor about it. Unfortunately for any ring bearers, the molten landscape has probably been hidden unde

United States

UMass gets Chan Zuckerberg grant for scientific project

The University of Massachusetts has received a $5.5 million grant from a philanthropy founded by the man behind Facebook and his wife to create a way to search millions of scientific research articles.

World

Russian minister warns against reviving Nazis at exhibition

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has opened an exhibition on the Holocaust in the former Soviet Union, saying the world has "a sacred duty" not only to commemorate the millions of victims "but to do everything in our power to prevent such tragedies

United States

LAPD spent millions on 'green' electric BMWs used for joyrides to nail salons, day lunches: report

Two years after the LAPD touted a multimillion-dollar purchase a fleet of eco-friendly electric BMWS, officers are mostly using the cars for personal trips to grab lunch and, in one case, visit a nail salon, according to a local report.

World

Britain agrees to pledge millions for border security measures in France

French President Emmanuel Macron won a significant victory Thursday when he and British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that Britain would pay for new border measures in France.

World

UK to pay millions to France to keep border agreement

Britain says it will pay France tens of millions of pounds (dollars) as part of a deal to maintain a key border agreement between the two countries.

United States

20-year-old jackpot winner hopes to do 'good for humanity'

The 20-year-old Florida man who claimed the $451 million Mega Millions jackpot choose to get $282 million at once instead of more in annual installments.

United States

Florida man wins $451 million Mega Millions jackpot

A 20-year-old Florida man claimed the $451 million Mega Millions jackpot on Friday, choosing to get $282 million at once instead of more in annual installments.

World

Paris police say all stolen jewels and watches worth millions recovered at scene of botched Ritz Hotel robbery

A group of thieves attempting to rob one of Paris' most high end hotels appeared to have botched the heist as police reported Thursday all of the $5.4 million worth of stolen jewels and watches were found scattered at the scene and in a bag that was dropp

Science

Global warming puts millions at risk from river floods, study shows

BERLIN (AP) — Global warming will increase the risk of river flooding over the coming decades, endangering millions more people around the world, according to a study published Thursday.

World

Study: Warming puts millions more at risk from river floods

Scientists say millions more people around the world are threatened by river floods in coming decades due to climate change.

World

Police hunt for jewels, thieves after Ritz robbery in Paris

Paris police are searching for at least two thieves suspected of stealing jewels potentially worth millions from the Ritz Hotel during a dramatic heist.

World

Finding wreckage of Malaysia Airlines plane could earn US company millions, official says

A U.S.-based company that recently embarked on a new search mission for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could earn up to $70 million if the crucial wreckage is found within three months, Malaysian officials said Wednesday.

United States

$570M Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire

It's been a billion-dollar lottery weekend after a lone Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers and will claim a $570 million jackpot, one day after another single ticket sold in Florida nabbed a $450 million Mega Millions grand pri

United States

Scott Tucker, former racecar driver, gets 16 years in loan scheme

A former professional racecar driver was sentenced Friday to more than a decade behind bars after being convicted in October of running a payday loan business that reportedly scammed millions of people.

United States

1 winning ticket sold in $450 million Mega Millions drawing

One Mega Millions ticket matched all six numbers and will claim a $450 million grand prize.

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