When the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union last month, the seaside town of Port Talbot in Wales eagerly went along with the move. Brexit was approved by some 57 percent of the town's residents.

Now some of them are wondering if they made the wrong decision.

The June 23 Brexit vote has raised questions about the fate of the troubled Port Talbot Works, Britain's largest surviving steel plant — a huge, steam-belching facility that has long been the town's biggest employer.

Solar Impulse 2 has landed in Cairo, completing the penultimate leg of its attempt to circumnavigate the globe using only the power of the sun.

The trip over the Mediterranean included a breathtaking flyover of the Pyramids. Check it out:

President Obama is challenging Americans to have an honest and open-hearted conversation about race and law enforcement. But even as he sits down at the White House with police and civil rights activists, Obama is mindful of the limits of that approach.

"I've seen how inadequate words can be in bringing about lasting change," the president said Tuesday at a memorial service for five law officers killed last week in Dallas. "I've seen how inadequate my own words have been."

Mice watching Orson Welles movies may help scientists explain human consciousness.

At least that's one premise of the Allen Brain Observatory, which launched Wednesday and lets anyone with an Internet connection study a mouse brain as it responds to visual information.

The FBI says it is giving up on the D.B. Cooper investigation, 45 years after the mysterious hijacker parachuted into the night with $200,000 in a briefcase, becoming an instant folk figure.

"Following one of the longest and most exhaustive investigations in our history," the FBI's Ayn Dietrich-Williams said in a statement, "the FBI redirected resources allocated to the D.B. Cooper case in order to focus on other investigative priorities."

This is the first in a series of essays concerning our collective future. The goal is to bring forth some of the main issues humanity faces today, as we move forward to uncertain times. In an effort to be as thorough as possible, we will consider two kinds of threats: those due to natural disasters and those that are man-made. The idea is to expose some of the dangers and possible mechanisms that have been proposed to deal with these issues. My intention is not to offer a detailed analysis for each threat — but to invite reflection and, hopefully, action.

Alabama authorities say a home burglary suspect has died after police used a stun gun on the man.  Birmingham police say he resisted officers who found him in a house wrapped in what looked like material from the air conditioner duct work.  The Lewisburg Road homeowner called police Tuesday about glass breaking and someone yelling and growling in his basement.  Police reportedly entered the dwelling and used a stun gun several times on a white suspect before handcuffing him.  Investigators say the man was "extremely irritated" throughout and didn't obey verbal commands.

It can be hard to distinguish among the men wearing grey suits and regulation haircuts on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington. But David Margolis always brought a splash of color.

It wasn't his lovably disheveled wardrobe, or his Elvis ring, but something else: the force of his flamboyant personality. Margolis, a graduate of Harvard Law School, didn't want to fit in with the crowd. He wanted to stand out.

Montgomery Education Foundation's Brain Forest Summer Learning Academy was spotlighted Wednesday at Carver High School.  The academic-enrichment program is for rising 4th, 5th, and 6th graders in the Montgomery Public School system.  Community Program Director Dillion Nettles, says the program aims to prevent learning loss during summer months.  To find out how your child can participate in next summer's program visit Montgomery-ed.org

A police officer is free on bond after being arrested following a rash of road-sign thefts in southeast Alabama.  Brantley Police Chief Titus Averett says officer Jeremy Ray Walker of Glenwood is on paid leave following his arrest in Pike County.  The 30-year-old Walker is charged with receiving stolen property.  Lt. Troy Johnson of the Pike County Sheriff's Office says an investigation began after someone reported that Walker was selling road signs from Crenshaw County.  Investigators contacted the county engineer and learned signs had been reported stolen from several roads.


Dr. Ruth: Let's Talk About Sex

Jan 3, 2013

To kick off Season 2 of Ask Me Another, we invited one of America's most trusted names in therapy onto the show — sex therapy, that is. Since her late-night radio show, "Sexually Speaking," debuted over three decades ago, Dr. Ruth has been dispensing honest, compassionate advice over the airwaves, television, and now, the Internet.

Dr. Ruth joined Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg to dish some dirt on how people's views on sex and relationships have changed since she became America's favorite sex therapist, and also how some things never change. Plus, she reveals how she found her unlikely calling.

We knew we had to devise something special for Dr. Ruth's Ask Me Another Challenge. Listen as we quiz her on the rousing results of a not-particularly-scientific sex survey completed by members of our studio audience. What percentage of them still believe in true love? You might be surprised. And one lucky winner receives an autographed copy of Dr. Ruth's book, Sex For Dummies, and a bottle of her new low-alcohol wine, "Vin d'Amour." No one walks away empty-handed though; Dr. Ruth promises that after listening to her, everyone will have good sex for the rest of their lives.

About Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Dr. Ruth Westheimer became a household name for pushing the limits on discussing sex on the airwaves. As it turns out, that's only a small part of her life. After fleeing from Germany to Switzerland to escape the Holocaust, Dr, Ruth trained as a scout and sniper for Haganah, the Israeli freedom fighters. Following a wound from a bomb blast, Dr. Ruth moved to Paris to study psychology at the Sorbonne. While she earned a Masters degree in sociology from the New School and a Doctorate of Education from Columbia University's Teacher's College, it was her work for Planned Parenthood that led her to study sexuality.

She is the author of 36 books, the latest of which is Dr. Ruth's Guide for the Alzheimer's Caregiver. Dr. Ruth answers questions on her YouTube Channel and Twitter account. Dr. Ruth, All The Way, a one-woman show about her life starring Debra Jo Rupp, opened June 2012 at the Barrington Stage in Pittsfield, MA. Dr. Ruth has two children, four grandchildren, and resides in New York City.

In the video below, watch as Dr. Ruth discusses her opinion of 50 Shades Of Grey.

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