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Look up Sunday night: Supermoon plus total lunar eclipse equals rare sky show.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hospitals in Philadelphia are preparing for Pope Francis' visit by bulking up staffing and training doctors and nurses on illnesses that aren't common in the U.S.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Sumatran rhinoceros is pregnant with her second calf at an Indonesian sanctuary in the original habitat of the highly endangered species.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Interior Department said Tuesday that the greater sage grouse, a ground-dwelling bird whose vast range spans 11 Western states, does not need federal protections following a costly effort to reverse the species' decline without reshaping the region's economy.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The latest on the decision not to list the greater sage grouse as threatened or endangered (all times local):
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian official says the Antiquities Ministry has given initial approval for the use of non-invasive radar to verify a theory that Queen Nefertiti's crypt may be hidden behind King Tutankhamun's 3,300-year-old tomb in the famous Valley of the Kings.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are sending more than twice as much trash to landfills as the federal government has estimated, according to a new study.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency is investigating the deaths of 25 walrus found on a northwest Alaska beach.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Critics of Arctic offshore petroleum drilling have used climbing gear, kayaks and polar bear costumes to protest industrial activity in the Arctic. They're now trying humor.
HONOLULU (AP) — Protesters against building a giant telescope atop a Hawaiian mountain say they will no longer keep around-the-clock vigil on Mauna Kea.
HONOLULU (AP) — The latest on tsunami advisories that were issued for Hawaii and parts of California after a powerful earthquake off Chile (all times local):
WOODLAND PARK, Colo. (AP) — Experts at the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center are confident the bones found by a team in Montana are those of a previously undiscovered species.
Sun provides dramatic backlighting for latest Pluto pictures; 'makes you feel you are there.'
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Aquarium has diagnosed a sea otter with asthma and is training the animal to use an inhaler.
Who needs a male? Captive snake with no companion gives birth in Missouri conservation center.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth's record-breaking heat is sounding an awful lot like a broken record.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A New Mexico official says federal regulators refused to share water quality data for weeks following a blowout of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine that fouled rivers across the Southwest.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A new government report says one of NASA's two commercial suppliers faces an uphill struggle in resuming deliveries to the International Space Station.
NEW YORK (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a goal Wednesday to cut the amount of food that Americans waste by 50 percent by 2030.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's newest spacecraft, the Orion won't be flying astronauts as soon as anticipated.