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Mars Maven

NASA's MAVEN Enters Mars' Orbit

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft entered Mars' orbit, beginning a yearlong journey during which scientists hope to discover what happened to the Martian atmosphere. MAVEN is NASA’s 10th Mars orbiter mission, and there are three other spacecraft circling the Red Planet


Afghanistan Gets New President

Ghani Ahmadzai will serve as the President of Afghanistan after signing a power-sharing deal with Abdullah Abdullah, who will become chief executive

People's Climate March New York

400,000 at Climate-Change Rally

Crowds flooded the streets of NYC to demand U.N. action on global warming in what was the largest climate demonstration in history

''HeForShe'' United Nations campaign in New York

Watch Emma Watson Explain Why She’s a Feminist

British actress Emma Watson called on men and boys around the globe to join the movement for gender equality during a moving speech given in her role as U.N. Women Global Goodwill Ambassador. "I want men to take up this mantle," said the Harry Potter star

GMs China September sales gain 14% on Wuling, Cadillac demand

Fresh GM Recalls Over Brakes

The latest in a series of recalls from General Motors was announced over the weekend, this time over defective parking brakes. The problem has been reported in the 2013–15 Cadillac XTS and the 2014–15 Chevrolet Impala, and 221,558 vehicles have been recalled so far


Scientists Solve One Wacky Moon Mystery

Astronomers knew Miranda, one of Uranus' five major moons, has "one of the strangest and most varied landscapes among extraterrestrial bodies." Now a new study published in Geology explains what makes it so unusual

92nd Street Y Presents: An Evening With Joan And Melissa Rivers

Joan Rivers Hypes iPhone 6 From Beyond the Grave

The late comedy icon Joan Rivers, who died on Sept. 4 at the age of 81, gave her fans one last surprise on Friday when her Facebook account promoted the new Apple iPhone 6 with a posthumous post. The update called the new iPhone 6 a "great achievement in design"

Sierra Leone Ebola

Sierra Leone Staggers in Ebola Isolation Effort

Officials said on Saturday most of Sierra Leone's 6 million people were complying with the country's Ebola lockdown, now in Day 2, as nearly 30,000 health care workers fanned out across the country to distribute materials, but troubles persisted

"New York Winter's Tale" - UK Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

Colin Farrell Confirms True Detective Season 2 Role

The Irish actor, who had long been rumored to take a role in the second season of the critically adored drama, confirmed on Sunday that he'll play one of three lead roles in the show's Los Angeles–set sophomore season

Missing UVa Student

Over 1,000 Search for Missing Student Hannah Graham

The first wave of volunteers, numbering more than 1,600, spread out around Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday to search for a missing University of Virginia student, Hannah Graham. She vanished a week earlier after an off-campus party

White House Fence

White House Security Heightened

The Secret Service is boosting security outside the White House following two security incidents in 24 hours, including Friday's breach in which an intruder with a knife made it all the way into the White House before agents managed to stop him


The Maze Runner Runs Away With the Box Office

The postapocalyptic young-adult adaptation became the weekend's No. 1 movie with a $32.5 million gross in North America, but the star-studded This Is Where I Leave You got left behind in third place with $11.9 million in takings