Obama says he'd win 3rd term if allowed to run again Video

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — President Barack Obama may have some election season envy. While constitutionally prohibited from seeking a third term in the Oval Office, the president used a speech in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Tuesday to express confidence that if he appeared on U.S. ballots again, he would prevail. “I actually think I’m a pretty good president,” Obama said in his address to the African Union in Ethiopia.…

Scientists find closest thing yet to Earth-sun twin system Video

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Scientists have identified a "close cousin" to Earth that's orbiting a sun-like star and might harbor life. The researchers announced their discovery Thursday based on observations from NASA's Kepler space telescope. "It is the closest thing that we have to another place that somebody else might call home," said Jon Jenkins, the lead data analyst from NASA's Ames Research Center in California.

Another month, another global heat record broken ... by far Video

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth dialed the heat up in June, smashing warm temperature records for both the month and the first half of the year. Off-the-charts heat is "getting to be a monthly thing," said Jessica Blunden, a climate scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "This is the third month this year that we've broken the monthly record."

In IS camps, young boys being trained to behead people Video

SANLIURFA, Turkey (AP) — The children each received a doll and a sword. Then they were lined up, more than 120 of them, and given their next lesson by their Islamic State group instructors: Behead the doll. A 14-year-old who was among the line of abducted boys from Iraq's Yazidi religious minority said that at first, he couldn't cut it right — he chopped once, twice, three times.

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