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Updated at 10:09 AM

BERLIN (AP) " Europe's comet-chasing space probe Rosetta was dipping out of orbit Friday for a slow-motion crash onto the icy surface of the alien world it's been following for more than a decade. Scientists sent their final command to the probe late Thursday, ordering Rosetta to fire its thrusters for 208 seconds and perform a last series of scientific measurements concluding its 12-year mission. Because of the distance between the comet and Earth, news of the landing takes...

Updated at 10:06 AM

STOCKHOLM (AP) " The panel that awards the Nobel Prize in literature says this year's winner will be announced on Oct. 13, a week later than in previous years. Swedish Academy member Per Wastberg confirmed the date to The Associated Press...

Updated at 10:05 AM

BEIRUT (AP) " A year of Russian airstrikes on areas outside government control in Syria have killed more than 9,000 people, displaced tens of thousands and caused wide destruction, an opposition monitoring group said Friday. On Sept. 30...

Updated at 10:03 AM

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) " The anguished mother of a man killed by police in a San Diego suburb said she could not believe her family left violence-wracked Uganda only to have her son shot to death in the United States. "We have come from a...

Updated at 10:01 AM

TOKYO (AP) " An expert panel set up by Tokyo's newly elected governor says the price tag of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could exceed $30 billion unless drastic cost-cutting measures are taken. That's more than a four-fold increase from the initial...

Updated at 10:01 AM

BERLIN (AP) " It's been 4,595 days since the Rosetta space probe was lifted into orbit on the first stage of its 12-year mission to chase down comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Here is a look at some of the other numbers, big and small,...

Updated at 10:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines (AP) " Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raised the rhetoric over his bloody anti-crime war to a new level Friday, comparing it to Hitler and the Holocaust and saying he would be "happy to slaughter" 3 million...

Updated at 10:00 AM

Marvel and Netflix are launching their new original series Marvel's Luke Cage today,...

Updated at 9:37 AM

WARSAW, Poland (AP) " A team of explorers say they have discovered the world's deepest underwater cave, 404 meters (1,325 feet) down, near the eastern Czech town of Hranice. Polish explorer Krzysztof Starnawski told The Associated Press...

Updated at 9:33 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) " President Barack Obama hailed Shimon Peres Friday as a man who showed the world that justice and hope are at the heart of the Zionist ideal and saw "all people as deserving of dignity and respect." Wearing a Jewish skullcap...

Updated at 9:32 AM

BANGKOK (AP) " Authorities in Thailand have confirmed that two cases of babies with microcephaly, or abnormally small heads, were caused by the Zika virus, the first such cases found in Southeast Asia. Dr. Prasert Thongcharoen, a senior...

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