Don’t lose a finger: The 200-year evolution of the can opener

Don’t lose a finger: The 200-year evolution of the can opener

It took 15 years to invent the can. It took 100 more to invent a standard way to open it.

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Skeletons found on Japan ‘ghost ship’

Skeletons found on Japan 'ghost ship'

Japanese authorities are trying to identify eight people whose badly decomposed remains were found on a wooden boat that washed up on a beach. The discovery took place in the northern Akita prefecture. It comes days after a group of men claiming to be North Korean fishermen washed onshore in the same area.

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Top US general says Taliban ‘living in comfort’ in Pakistan

Top US general says Taliban 'living in comfort' in Pakistan

It's been nearly 100 days since President Donald Trump announced his new strategy for Afghanistan and the wider region, a strategy that demanded Pakistan do more to fight the Taliban, but Pakistan has yet to take significant action against the Taliban, according to the commander of US and international forces in Afghanistan.

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Yellen: $20 trillion national debt ‘should keep people awake at night’

Yellen: $20 trillion national debt 'should keep people awake at night'

With Congress wrestling over a tax reform plan that critics say would explode the government budget deficit, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she also is concerned over the surging level of public debt. A Senate committee passed the GOP-sponsored proposal, which would slash the corporate tax rate and lower individual income rates for many Americans.

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Donald Trump state visit should be withdrawn ‘immediately’, MP demands

Donald Trump state visit should be withdrawn 'immediately', MP demands

British Prime Minister Theresa May has condemned Donald Trump after the US president shared a series of anti-Muslim tweets from far-right extremist group Britain First, sparking condemnation for spreading its “deplorable” ideology to a global audience.

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Police shooting victim’s girlfriend to receive $800K for emotional distress, arrest

Police shooting victim's girlfriend to receive $800K for emotional distress, arrest

The girlfriend of Philando Castile, Diamond Reynolds, will receive $800,000 under a settlement announced on Tuesday, more than one year after a Minnesota police officer shot and killed Castile in front of her and their 4-year-old daughter, according to city officials. Reynolds, who live-streamed the gruesome aftermath of the shooting in July 2016, would receive $675,000 from the city of St. Anthony, Minnesota, along with an additional $125,000 from the city of Roseville and the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust as a part of the agreement, officials said Tuesday.

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Man who inspired ALS Ice Bucket Challenge succumbs to the disease at age 46

Man who inspired ALS Ice Bucket Challenge succumbs to the disease at age 46

Anthony Senerchia, whose struggle with the motor disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) was an early inspiration for the viral “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge,” died November 25 after a 14-year long battle with the disease, according to an online obituary. He was 46. Senerchia, from Pelham, N.Y., was diagnosed with the disease in 2003, shortly after marrying his wife Jeanette Hane. He was given only a few years to live, but he powered through the disease for the next 14 years, his obituary reads.

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