News in Brief: August 17, 2015

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Bomb Explodes In Bangkok Killing At Least 20

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Today, Bangkok experienced a deadly bomb explosion, Kris Jenner confronted Caitlyn Jenner, and much more. Read on for your full roundup of news in brief:

News: Deadly explosion rocks tourist spot in Thailand

  • On Monday, a shrine at a major central Bangkok intersection experienced a bomb blast. More than a dozen people were killed, and many others were injured. At least two bombs were found at the scene, and at least one had detonated.

Entertainment: Kris Jenner confronts Caitlyn about leaving their family behind

  • Kris Jenner recently called out Caitlyn Jenner for the way she was treated on recent episodes of TV show, "I Am Cait." Kris confronted her ex face-to-face about the drama, but Caitlyn responded by saying that she was "defending herself."

Tech: You can now send your loved one's ashes to the moon

  • A San Francisco based company called Elysium Space is making it possible for people to deliver their loved one's ashes to the moon aboard a landing craft. The company teamed up with Astrobotic Technology, a company that will provide the rockets. The moon burials will come at a cost of $11,950, but the first 50 participants will get $200 off.

Sports: Board dismissed ruling to allow college athletes to unionize

  • Today, the National Labor Relations board overturned a historic ruling that allowed Northwestern University football players to form the nation's first ever college athletes' union. The overturn of the ruling said that the prospect of having union and non-union teams could throw off the fair competition that is involved with college football.

Lifestyle: You may have the ability to influence your baby's gender

  • Recent studies show that you are more likely to have a boy if you eat breakfast. Dr. Nancy Simpkins says that "The Y-chromosome tends to like a higher glucose environment." A 2008 study backs up this claim, showing that women who ate cereal in the morning were more likely to have a baby boy because of their glucose intake.

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News in Brief: August 17, 2015
Police examine debris in front of the Erawan Shrine at Rajprasong intersection in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, as investigations continue the morning after an explosion. Police combed through shattered glass and other debris Tuesday from a bomb blast in central Bangkok, trying to determine who set off the most devastating single attack in the capital's recent history. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Investigators walk towards the Erawan Shrine at Rajprasong intersection in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, the morning after an explosion. Thailand's prime minister on Tuesday promised that authorities would quickly track down those responsible for the central Bangkok bombing, which he described as the country's worst attack ever. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
An investigator works near the statue of Phra Phrom, the Thai interpretation of the Hindu god Brahma, at the Erawan Shrine at Rajprasong intersection the day after an explosion in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. Thailand's prime minister on Tuesday promised that authorities would quickly track down those responsible for the central Bangkok bombing which he described as the country's worst attack ever. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
This combination of images taken from video on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, and provided by MGTV shows people walking on an elevated skywalk as an explosion occurred in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand's prime minister has promised to track down those responsible for the central Bangkok bombing which he described as the country's worst attack in history. (MGTV via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Police and soldiers wash the street in front of the Erawan Shrine at Rajprasong intersection the day after an explosion in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. Thailand's prime minister on Tuesday promised that authorities would quickly track down those responsible for the central Bangkok bombing which he described as the country's worst attack ever. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Workers clean up the area around the statue of Phra Phrom, center, which is the Thai interpretation of the Hindu god Brahma, at the Erawan Shrine the day after an explosion in Bangkok, Thailand Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. Thailand's prime minister on Tuesday promised that authorities would quickly track down those responsible for the central Bangkok bombing which he described as the country's worst attack ever. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
The Erawan Shrine, right, and Rajprasong intersection remains closed in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, as investigations continue the morning after an explosion. Thailand's prime minister on Tuesday promised that authorities would quickly track down those responsible for the central Bangkok bombing which he described as the country's worst attack ever. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Soldiers move onlookers back from the shattered windows of a Louis Vuitton shop at Gaysorn shopping plaza across from the Erawan Shrine at Rajprasong intersection in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, as investigations continue the morning after an explosion. Thailand's prime minister on Tuesday promised that authorities would quickly track down those responsible for the central Bangkok bombing, which he described as the country's worst attack ever. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Police use a magnetic tool as they examine debris in front of the Erawan Shrine at Rajprasong intersection in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, as investigations continue the morning after an explosion. Police combed through shattered glass and other debris Tuesday from a bomb blast in central Bangkok, trying to determine who set off the most devastating single attack in the capital's recent history. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
This Aug. 17, 2015, image, released by Royal Thai Police spokesman Lt. Gen. Prawut Thavornsiri shows a man wearing a yellow T-shirt near the Erawan Shrine before an explosion occurred in Bangkok, Thailand. Prawut said he believes the man is a suspect in the blast that killed a number of people at a shrine in downtown Bangkok on Monday night. (Royal Thai Police via AP)
This image released by the Royal Thai Police on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, shows a detailed sketch of the main suspect in a bombing that killed a number of people at the Erawan shrine in downtown Bangkok, on Monday. Thailand's national police chief said Wednesday that a deadly bombing at a central Bangkok shrine was carried out by "a network," as investigators focused on a man seen in a grainy security video leaving a backpack behind just 20 minutes before the explosion. The message above the sketch says "Criminal record registration department." (Royal Thai Police via AP)
This Aug. 17, 2015, image, released by Royal Thai Police spokesman Lt. Gen. Prawut Thavornsiri shows a man wearing a yellow T-shirt near the Erawan Shrine before an explosion occurred in Bangkok, Thailand. Prawut said he believes the man is a suspect in the blast that killed a number of people at a shrine in downtown Bangkok on Monday night. (Royal Thai Police via AP)
BANGKOK, THAILAND - AUGUST 19: The Erawan Shrine seen from the BTS walkway on August 19, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. On Monday evening Bangkok was hit by what has been described as Thailand's worst ever attack. Security across the country has been stepped up following the explosion which went off near a popular tourist site killing at least 20 people and injuring hundreds more. (Photo by Nicolas Axelrod/Getty Images)
Police investigate a scene the morning after an explosion in Bangkok,Thailand, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. A bomb exploded Monday within a central Bangkok shrine that is among the city's most popular tourist spots, killing a number of people and injuring others, police said. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Police investigate a scene the morning after an explosion in Bangkok,Thailand, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. A bomb exploded Monday within a central Bangkok shrine that is among the city's most popular tourist spots, killing a number of people and injuring others, police said. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
A policeman photographs debris from an explosion in central Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. A large explosion rocked a central Bangkok intersection during the evening rush hour, killing a number of people and injuring others, police said. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Thai rescue workers transport damaged motorcycles from the scene of a bomb blast outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on August 17, 2015. At least 16 people were killed and dozens injured when a bomb exploded today outside a religious shrine in a bustling hub of the Thai capital popular with tourists, authorities said. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
In this image taken from AP video, a man talks into a mobile phone after a large explosion rocked a central Bangkok intersection on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, during the evening rush hour, killing a number of people and injuring others. (Photo via AP Video)
Motorcycles and debris are strewn across Rajprasong Intersection in front of the Erawan Shrine after an explosion in Bangkok, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. A large explosion rocked a central Bangkok intersection during the evening rush hour, killing a number of people and injuring others, police said. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
A police officer stands in the middle of Rajprasong Intersection in front of the Erawan Shrine after an explosion in Bangkok, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. A large explosion rocked a central Bangkok intersection during the evening rush hour, killing a number of people and injuring others, police said. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
BANGKOK, THAILAND - AUGUST 17: Police chief Somyot Poompanmoung is interviewed by the press at the scene of an explosion on August 17, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. A large explosion believed to a bomb has hit central Bangkok this evening with early reports suggesting at least 16 people have died and scores more have been injured. (Photo by Nicolas Axelrod/Getty Images)
BANGKOK, THAILAND - AUGUST 17: Policemen check with sniffer dogs at the scene of an explosion on August 17, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. A large explosion believed to a bomb has hit central Bangkok this evening with early reports suggesting at least 16 people have died and scores more have been injured. (Photo by Nicolas Axelrod/Getty Images)
BANGKOK, THAILAND - AUGUST 17: A policebooth with shattered windows near the scene of an explosion on August 17, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. A large explosion believed to a bomb has hit central Bangkok this evening with early reports suggesting at least 16 people have died and scores more have been injured. (Photo by Nicolas Axelrod/Getty Images)
Motorcycles and debris are strewn across Rajprasong Intersection in front of the Erawan Shrine after an explosion in Bangkok, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. A large explosion rocked a central Bangkok intersection during the evening rush hour, killing a number of people and injuring others, police said. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Explosive Ordnance Disposal officers enter the Erawan Shrine after an explosion in Bangkok, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. A large explosion rocked a central Bangkok intersection during the evening rush hour, killing a number of people and injuring others, police said. (AP Photo/Sackchai Lalit)
Officials close off an intersection after an explosion in Bangkok, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. A large explosion rocked a central Bangkok intersection during the evening rush hour, killing a number of people and injuring others, police said. (AP Photo/Sackchai Lalit)
Police investigate the scene after an explosion in Bangkok, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. A large explosion rocked a central Bangkok intersection during the evening rush hour, killing a number of people and injuring others, police said. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Emergency personnel work at the scene after an explosion in Bangkok, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. A large explosion rocked a central Bangkok intersection during the evening rush hour, killing a number of people and injuring others, police said. (AP Photo/Sackchai Lalit)
Thai soldiers inspect the scene after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on August 17, 2015 killing at least 10 people and wounding scores more. Body parts were scattered across the street after the explosion outside the Erawan Shrine in the downtown Chidlom district of the Thai capital. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
Police investigate the scene at the Erawan Shrine after an explosion in Bangkok,Thailand, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. A large explosion rocked a central Bangkok intersection during the evening rush hour, killing a number of people and injuring others, police said(AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Explosive Ordnance Division officers work at the scene after an explosion at an intersection in Bangkok, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. A large explosion rocked a central Bangkok intersection during the evening rush hour, killing a number of people and injuring others, police said. (AP Photo/Sackchai Lalit)
In this image provided by Mongkol Nunthalikitkun flames burn after an explosion in Bangkok, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. A large explosion rocked a central Bangkok intersection during the evening rush hour, killing a number of people and injuring others, police said. (Mongkol Nunthalikitkun via AP)
BANGKOK, THAILAND - AUGUST 17: A rescue worker walks past the scene of an explosion on August 17, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. A large explosion believed to be from a bomb has happened in central Bangkok this evening with early reports suggesting 12 people have died and at least 20 more have been injured. (Photo by Nicolas Axelrod/Getty Images)
Motorcycles and debris lies on the pavement after an explosion in Bangkok, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. A large explosion rocked a central Bangkok intersection during the evening rush hour, killing a number of people and injuring others, police said. (AP Photo/Sackchai Lalit)
A Thai soldier (R) looks at the damage after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on August 17, 2015 killing at least 10 people and wounding scores more. Body parts were scattered across the street after the explosion outside the Erawan Shrine in the downtown Chidlom district of the Thai capital. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
Thai rescue workers carry an injured person after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on August 17, 2015 killing at least 10 people and wounding scores more. Body parts were scattered across the street after the explosion outside the Erawan Shrine in the downtown Chidlom district of the Thai capital. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
Motorcycles are strewn about after an explosion in Bangkok, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. A large explosion rocked a central Bangkok intersection during the evening rush hour, killing a number of people and injuring others, police said. (AP Photo/Jerry Harmer)
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Thai police inspect the scene after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on August 17, 2015 killing at least 10 people and wounding scores more. Body parts were scattered across the street after the explosion outside the Erawan Shrine in the downtown Chidlom district of the Thai capital. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
Police investigate the scene after an explosion in Bangkok, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. A large explosion rocked a central Bangkok intersection during the evening rush hour, killing a number of people and injuring others, police said. (AP Photo/Sackchai Lalit)
Thai rescue workers transport an injured person after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on August 17, 2015 killing at least 10 people and wounding scores more. Body parts were scattered across the street after the explosion outside the Erawan Shrine in the downtown Chidlom district of the Thai capital. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
A Thai soldier ropes off the scene after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on August 17, 2015 killing at least 10 people and wounding scores more. Body parts were scattered across the street after the explosion outside the Erawan Shrine in the downtown Chidlom district of the Thai capital. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
Thai rescue workers transport an injured person (C) after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on August 17, 2015 killing at least 10 people and wounding scores more. Body parts were scattered across the street after the explosion outside the Erawan Shrine in the downtown Chidlom district of the Thai capital. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
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