(CNN)The US Air Force announced Friday that it has finalized a deal to purchase two already-built aircraft from Boeing to serve as the next generation of Air Force One, flying future presidents around the world for decades to come.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Police in Dubai have reopened the streets around one of the world's tallest residential skyscrapers after firefighters put out a blaze that erupted early Friday in the high-rise, forcing residents to evacuate in the middle of the night and sending chunks of debris plummeting below.

Friday, 04 August 2017 14:39

New map of Universe's dark matter

Researchers have released the most accurate map ever produced of the dark matter in our Universe. The team surveyed more than 26 million galaxies in the largest study of its kind.
The map will help scientists understand what dark matter is made from and learn more about another mysterious phenomenon called dark energy.

A new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the rate of suicide among teenage girls hit a 40-year high in 2015. Between 2007 and 2015, suicide rates for teenage boys and young men increased by over 30 percent and doubled among girls.

A cyber security researcher widely credited with helping to neutralize the global "WannaCry" ransomware attack earlier this year has been arrested on unrelated hacking charges, according to court documents unsealed on Thursday.

LONDON — Brexit is the challenge of a generation, and “unique solutions” will be needed to prevent it doing major damage, Ireland’s prime minister said Friday. Leo Varadkar said a so-called “hard Brexit,” in which Britain leaves the EU single market and customs union,

Thursday, 03 August 2017 14:24

Global blindness set to 'triple by 2050'

The number of blind people across the world is set to triple within the next four decades, researchers suggest. Writing in Lancet Global Health, they predict cases will rise from 36 million to 115 million by 2050, if treatment is not improved by better funding.

By historical standards, this upgrade has been relatively free of drama, especially coming on the heels of Windows 8, an unqualified flop. The fact that we haven't seen any major meltdowns in the Windows 10 rollout is even more impressive when considering just how big this product cycle is.

Thursday, 03 August 2017 14:11

Avon's Sheri McCoy Stepping Down

Avon CEO Sheri McCoy Ousted After Activist Pressure. After months of rumors, it's finally official: Sheri McCoy is out at Avon. The beauty company chief will step down in March, Avon (AVP, -11.01%) announced Thursday as it reported poor second-quarter results.

Thursday, 03 August 2017 14:02

U.S. jobless claims fall by 5,000 to 240,000

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Applications for unemployment benefits fell in late July and remained near a 44-year low, highlighting the strength of a U.S. labor market that’s showing little sign of waning.

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