The choice was met by gasps and a long round of applause from journalists attending the prize announcement. The folk singer has been mentioned in Nobel speculation in past years, but was never seen as a serious contender.
This is cool. The private spaceflight company's New Shepard rocket and its capsule were both returned to the ground after a successful test of its in-flight escape system. An engine aboard the capsule blasted it away from rocket 45 seconds after launch.
Three New Orleans stripper have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that a law requiring performers in strip clubs be at least age 21 is unconstitutional. They claim is robs them from their ability to express themselves -- a First Amendment guarantee.
"One day we might receive a signal from a planet like this, but we should be wary of answering back. Meeting an advanced civilization could be like Native Americans encountering Columbus. That didn't turn out so well."
This this weekend's NYC bombings preventable? Looks like it. Ahmad Khan Rahami’s father told the FBI point blank -- Check out my son, he might be a terrorist -- and the FBI was all, 'Nah, brah -- he's cool.'