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In this May 23, 2014 photo provided by the University of Hawaii, Lucie Poulet, right, uses a geotechnical tool while Annie Caraccio records the data during a previous study outside the domed structure that will house six researchers for eight months in an environment meant to simulate an expedition to Mars, on Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii. The group will enter the dome Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, and spend eight months together in the 1,200-square-foot research facility in a study called Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS). They will have no physical contact with any humans outside their group, experience a 20-minute delay in communications and are required to wear space suits whenever they leave the compound. (Ross Lockwood/University of Hawaii via AP)

NASA study in Hawaii paving way for human travel to Mars

- Associated Press

A group of NASA-funded researchers are poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a Hawaii volcano to study human behavior for long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars.

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, former President George H. W. Bush, right, and his wife, Barbara, are greeted before a Republican presidential primary debate at The University of Houston in Houston. On Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, the former president was admitted to an intensive care unit, and Barbara was hospitalized as a precaution, according to his spokesman. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized

- Associated Press

Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, remain hospitalized in Houston, where he was in intensive care for pneumonia and she was being watched after complaining of fatigue and coughing.

Ex-LA Coliseum general manager gets probation in scandal

Associated Press

The former general manager of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has been sentenced to three years of probation for his role in a nearly $2 million embezzlement and bribery scandal involving the storied stadium.

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Anti-theft backpack RiutBag has zippers on the inside

- The Washington Times

Anyone who's anyone can just walk up behind you, unzip your bag when you're not paying attention and take your stuff. So why not put the zippers on the inside? RiutBag by Riut has solved that problem with what it touts as a "backwards backpack,"

President-elect Donald Trump escalates Tom Ford fashion dis

- Associated Press

The Wynn Las Vegas hotel has stopped selling Tom Ford cosmetics and sunglasses and President-elect Donald Trump declared on television it is because of the designer's dis over dressing his wife, Melania.

California withdraws immigrant health care request

- Associated Press

California officials on Wednesday withdrew their request to sell unsubsidized insurance policies to people who can't prove they're legally in the United States after learning the decision would fall to President-elect Donald Trump's administration.