It turns out that our nearest neighbor in space is sort of a squashed sphere. The lead author in a new paper published in Nature describes it as "a lemon with an equatorial bulge."
The law, championed by Gov. Scott Walker, sparked mass protests in the state capitol and attracted national attention. The decision gives Walker an important election-year victory.
The 93-year-old main burst earlier this week, spewing water into a parking garage on campus.
Israel called up 16,000 reservists, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to destroy tunnels built by Hamas "with or without a ceasefire."
Also: The Gaza conflict continues; Wikileaks reveals an Australian court's gag order on a sensitive corruption trial that's now more secretive; and a fisherman catches a rare calico lobster.
The team's effort had been thwarted for a week by heavy fighting. But the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe said experts were finally able to reach the site using a new route.
Also: a novel by Oscar Hijuelos will be published posthumously; Stephen Marche on the inevitability of literary failure.
After talks with creditors broke down, the country has defaulted on its debt for the second time in more than 12 years. This could mean higher interest rates and higher inflation for Argentina.
San Bernardino, which filed for bankruptcy two years ago, is wasting money fighting marijuana sales, says the city attorney. Better to regulate pot, end the black market — and collect taxes.
The Senate is expected to pass the measure this week. It would expand government programs and provide funds for vets who are unable to access VA services to see private doctors.