This comes after a month of particularly severe air quality that left the capital and dozens of other Chinese cities blanketed in thick, brown smog.
Source: Smog Police: New Beijing Force Created To Tackle Air Pollution : The Two-Way : NPR
If it happens, it would be the first time such an event was predicted by scientists. They say two stars in the constellation Cygnus will eventually merge and explode.
Source: Scientists Predict Star Collision Visible To The Naked Eye In 2022 : The Two-Way : NPR
“I have so much respect for you that you did it while the world was celebrating your achievements,” De Niro wrote
Source: Robert De Niro’s Heartfelt Response to Meryl Streep Following Globes Speech
Marissa Mayer to step down; Altaba retains Asian investments, some patents.
Source: Yahoo to change name to Altaba once Verizon buys brand and operations | Ars Technica
A massive manhunt is underway Tuesday after an Orlando police officer was shot and killed, and another officer died in a traffic accident as he helped search for the gunman.
Source: Orlando shooting: Manhunt underway for police shooter – CNN.com
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake and aftershock caused minor damage in the High Arctic.
Source: Cracked windows, shaking after High Arctic earthquake and aftershock
Breaking news update, posted at 3:10 p.m. PT Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern said 33 of 36 bodies have been identified in the investigation of a deadly warehouse blaze in Oakland, California. Autopsies have been performed on 22 victims and 16 families have been notified. The victims include one person each from Finland, Korea and Guatemala, Ahern said. The sheriff’s office is working with those embassies to notify next of kin.
Source: Death Toll From Oakland Warehouse Fire Climbs to 36; Criminal Investigation Team Examines Evidence