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Experts optimistic Tut's tomb may conceal Egypt's lost queen
By Eric Knecht LUXOR, Egypt (Reuters) - Chances are high that the tomb of Ancient Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun has passages to a hidden chamber, which may be the last resting place of the lost Queen Nefertiti, experts said on Saturday. There is huge international interest in Nefertiti, who died in the 14th century B.C. and is thought to be Tutankhamun's stepmother, and confirmation of her final resting place would be the most remarkable Egyptian archaeological find this century. Discovery of Nefertiti, whose chiselled cheek-bones and regal beauty were immortalised in a 3,300-year old bust now in a Berlin museum, would shed fresh light on what remains a mysterious period of Egyptian history.
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 09:36:38 -0500
The Latest: Obama on clinic shooting: 'Enough is enough'
Long wait times plague Social Security disability process
MIAMI (AP) Social Security disability benefits are an important part of America's safety net, paying an average of $540 a month to people who are too disabled to work. But millions of people have to go through lengthy appeals to get the benefits, and Miami has the longest average wait time for a hearing, at 22 months. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 09:29:39 -0500
Energy-rich Russia pays little attention to climate change
MOSCOW (AP) When forest fires roared through Siberia this summer, so vast that the smoke blocked vast Lake Baikal from satellite view, Russian officials blamed the blazes on arsonists and disorganized fire crews. Environmentalists say there was another culprit: global warming.
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 09:29:33 -0500
Hollande, activists gear up for critical climate talks
The Latest: Macedonia starts erecting fence on Greek border
Police name suspect in Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting
By Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic was named on Saturday as Robert L. Dear, 57, the Colorado Springs Police public affairs' section said in a Tweet. The gunman who stormed the clinic on Friday killed three people and wounded nine others before surrendering to police after a bloody siege lasting several hours inside the facility, authorities said. The assailant in Colorado Springs, Colorado's second largest city, was armed with a rifle when he entered the clinic - a site repeatedly targeted for protests by anti-abortion activists - and opened fire shortly before noon on Friday, authorities said.
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 09:24:26 -0500
Carson after camp tour: Absorb Syrian refugees in Mideast
AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Saturday, after visiting a camp for Syrian refugees, that the displaced should be absorbed by Middle Eastern countries, with the international community sending aid and "encouragement" to the host nations. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 09:24:04 -0500
Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb
Queen Elizabeth II wraps up nostalgic Malta trip