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LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A crowd in Southern California cheered as 14 sea lions injured by chlorine contamination at a rehab center waddled back into the waves.
NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — A solar-powered plane forced to land in Japan when it hit bad weather during its trip around the globe has encountered more challenges after wind gusts damaged a wing on the grounded aircraft.
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a chaotic dance going on at the far end of our solar system, involving Pluto and five of its closest friends, a new study finds.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — City officials have accepted a $4 million federal grant to chop down trees in the ritzy Oakland hills, a decision that ignited debate over how best to prevent deadly wildfires.
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say they have successfully restarted the world's biggest particle collider after a two-year shutdown and upgrade and it's now producing almost double the collision energy of its first run.
DEERFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Irwin Rose, a biochemist who shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in chemistry for discovering a way that cells destroy unwanted proteins — a key for developing new cancer therapies — has died. He was 88.
BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. (AP) — A plan to help the world's coastal regions protect themselves against killer weather like Superstorm Sandy is pitting a group of scientists against an array of environmentalists and politicians, who fear that it could harm dolphins, turtles and other marine life.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A wildlife conservation group says the sharp decline of the elephant population in Tanzania, most likely due to poaching, is catastrophic.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Workers have finished sealing off storage bunkers affected by a radiation leak at the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials are releasing a plan to recover struggling bull trout populations in five Western states with the goal of lifting Endangered Species Act protections.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's effort to curb the use of antibiotics in meat is starting with his own employees.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A string of five earthquakes with a top magnitude of 5.9 has struck in an area off the Pacific Northwest known for lots of activity along faults but little tsunami danger.
TOKYO (AP) — A solar plane attempting to fly around the world without a drop of fuel says it is making an unscheduled stop in Nagoya because of bad weather.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The leader overseeing a massive oil cleanup along the California coast defended the initial response, saying there were boots on the ground after the spill that stained popular beaches.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii County's top prosecutor said Friday he will dismiss charges against about 10 of the 31 protesters who were arrested while blocking construction of a giant telescope on a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian space officials say this month's launch failure of a Proton rocket was due to excessive vibrations in the engine of the rocket's third stage.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Emergency workers and officials from a pipeline operator had gathered last week to train for the worst — an oil spill — when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell at a nearby beach.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 1988 Nobel Prize put up for auction by a retired experimental physicist has sold for $765,002.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A strong earthquake has struck in a remote region off the Alaska coast, but officials say there is no tsunami threat or immediate reports of damage.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A fossilized skull and teeth from a newly described species of beaver that lived 28 million years ago have been unearthed in eastern Oregon.