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Obama frames global warming as national security threat

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 02:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is framing the challenges of climate change as a matter of national security that threatens to aggravate political instability around the globe and jeopardize the readiness of U.S. forces.

Japan aquariums say they'll stop getting Taiji-hunt dolphins

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 02:00
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's aquariums say they'll stop acquiring dolphins captured in a bloody hunt that was depicted in the Oscar-winning film "The Cove" and has caused global outrage.

Health officials: New strain of rabies found in New Mexico

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 16:02
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new strain of rabies has been discovered in southern New Mexico, federal and state health officials confirmed Tuesday.

Egg prices jump as impact of bird flu begins pinching supply

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 13:29
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Egg prices have surged higher as the death of millions of hens from bird flu is beginning to tighten supplies.

US investigation of 2007 peanut butter recall wraps up

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 12:45
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — ConAgra Foods is likely to face a criminal charge now that the U.S. government has completed its investigation of the company's 2007 peanut butter recall.

2 dead whales to be buried at beach after odor complaints

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 10:37
PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) — Two dead whales that washed up weeks apart on a beach south of San Francisco are being buried after neighbors complained of their rotting smell.

Air Force mystery space plane poised for Wed. launch

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 10:02
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A mini military space plane is poised for liftoff Wednesday. But as usual, the Air Force isn't saying much about the experimental unmanned flight.

Mountain lion captured near homes gets released into wild

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 06:53
SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a mountain lion spotted three times in a residential area south of San Francisco has been captured and released back into the wild.

Feds propose multi-pronged plan to bolster decline in bees

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 02:35
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government hopes to reverse America's declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making more federal land bee-friendly, spending more on research and considering reductions in pesticide use.

Corpus Christi Woman Gives Birth to Triplets, Two Are Cojoined

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 11:56
Girls were born premature at 34 weeks, but they are breathing on their own.

Dallas area has 3.3 magnitude earthquake; nobody hurt

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 11:20
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas area has been shaken by a 3.3 magnitude earthquake.

Future for warming US: Not just the heat but the humanity

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 07:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — The combination of global warming and shifting population means that by mid-century, there will be a huge increase in the number of Americans sweating through days that are extremely hot, a new study says.

Discovery opens door for homemade morphine, painkillers

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 07:00
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists have figured out all the steps to make morphine and similar painkillers without growing opium poppies, raising the possibility of home-brewed drugs.

Earthquakes on Hawaii volcano could signal new eruption

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 16:28
HONOLULU (AP) — A series of earthquakes and shifting ground on the slopes of Kilauea have scientists wondering what will happen next at one of the world's most active volcanos.

A look back 35 years after Mount St. Helens' deadly eruption

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 08:02
SEATTLE (AP) — Thirty-five years ago, Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state erupted, killing 57 people, blasting more than 1,300 feet off the top and raining volcanic ash for miles around. Today, the volcano has become a world-class outdoor laboratory for the study of volcanoes, ecosystems and forestry, as well as a major recreational and tourist destination.

Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite crashes in Siberia

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 01:55
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite has malfunctioned and crashed in Siberia.

US says decade-old Gulf oil leak could last another century

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 23:33
WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than a decade, oil has been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico where a hurricane toppled a drilling company's platform off the coast of Louisiana. Now the federal government is warning that the leak could last another century or more if left unchecked.

Man to be sentenced for smuggling oil from Germany to Hawaii

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 13:22
HONOLULU (AP) — A German citizen who lives in Hawaii is facing sentencing for smuggling a type of oil that's commonly used to make ecstasy.

Study: With goats, chickens, program helps poorest get by

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:06
NEW YORK (AP) — A big study finds the very poorest of the poor can be helped with a program that includes providing goats, chickens or other livestock and training in how to make money from them.

Soprano Sarah Brightman puts off her space flight

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 12:19
MOSCOW (AP) — A company helping British soprano Sarah Brightman prepare a flight to the International Space Station says she has put off the mission.