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Nepal's devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA says observations of a dwarf planet have been delayed slightly after a communication glitch.
DALLAS (AP) — A giraffe born at the Dallas Zoo as people around the world watched online has been named.
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Blue Bell Creameries says it will close all three of its creameries in Texas, Oklahoma and Alabama for intensive cleaning and employee training in response to listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Wildlife officials have wrangled a moose that meandered through a park in Idaho's largest city, the second sighting of the animal captured last year in Boise.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — What better way to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's quarter-century in orbit than with cosmic fireworks?
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists are getting their best look yet at the DNA code for the woolly mammoth, thanks to work that could be a step toward bringing back the extinct beast.
LONDON (AP) — Nicole Kidman is returning to the London stage in a play about the woman who helped unlock the secrets of DNA.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than a dozen areas in the United States have been shaken in recent years by small earthquakes triggered by oil and gas drilling, a government report released Thursday found.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists say more than 143 million Americans in the Lower 48 states now live in earthquake-prone areas.
FORT BRAGG, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California rescued a sea lion pup that waddled about a quarter-mile from the ocean.
DENVER (AP) — Noble Energy has agreed to a settlement over air-pollution violations near Denver, a deal federal officials say could cost the major oil and gas company up to $73.5 million.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a potential vaccine in response to the current outbreak of a deadly strain of bird flu that has cost turkey and chicken producers more than 6.7 million birds since early March.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is set to mark Earth Day by announcing the ambitious goal of reducing its waste output by more than 3 million tons by 2030.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian investigators have opened a new corruption case against subcontractors building a space center where workers have gone unpaid for months and have appealed directly to President Vladimir Putin for help.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Hubble, it's your turn to smile for the cameras!
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The deaths of 389 fish at the Texas State Aquarium are being blamed on a mislabeled chemical container.
A photo of four rainbows in New York is striking a pot of gold on social media, but an expert in such rare events said this isn't quite the quadruple miracle that it seems.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — One of NASA's crowning glories, the Hubble Space Telescope, marks its 25th anniversary this week.