Scientists say existence of new element confirmed
NJ Coast Shipwreck is steamer that Sank in 1860
Wal-Mart expends benefits to domestic partners
Michael Buble, Luisana Lopilato welcome baby boy

Scientists say existence of new element confirmed
Scientist at Sweden said on Tuesday that they have confirmed the existence of a new chemical element that is short-lived but super-heavy. The element “ununpentium” will get an official name if the discovery is formally approvaed by experts from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics and Chemistry.

NJ Coast Shipwreck is steamer that Sank in 1860
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday that the ship rested in 85 feet of water 10 miles off New Jersey’s coastline is the Robert J. Walker, an iron-hulled steamer doing mapping work for the U.S. Coast Survey that sank 153 years ago after a violent collision with a 250-ton schooner.

Wal-Mart expends benefits to domestic partners
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced on Tuesday that it would extend its health care benefits to its U.S. workers’ domestic partners starting Jan. 1. Wal-Mart said the changes were made so it could have one uniform policy for all 50 states at a time when some states have their own definitions of what constitutes domestic partnerships and civil unions.

Michael Buble, Luisana Lopilato welcome baby boy
Michael Buble is a father. The Canadian pop singer posted a picture of his wife, actress Luisana Lopilato, and their son Noah on his Instagram account Tuesday.

China’s communists set reform meeting for November
China’s ruling communists will meet in November to discuss deepening reforms, the party said Tuesday. No details were given, but the meeting is likely to focus on economic fine tuning.

UN rights chief meets Sri Lankan war survivors
Survivors of Sri Lanka’s civil war have complained to the United Nations’ human rights chief about missing relatives, military land grabs and a life without basic facilities more than four years after the end of the quarter-century war.

Japan postpones launch of new, cheaper rocket
Japan on Tuesday canceled the launch of a new rocket it hopes will be a cheaper and more efficient way of putting satellites into space, saying it suffered a problem that aborted the countdown 19 seconds before it was supposed to blast off.

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