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CHICAGO (AP) — Film clips have surfaced of a 1915 disaster that left 844 people dead when a ship headed to a company picnic capsized in the Chicago River.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal wildlife officials say DNA tests confirm a wolf accidently shot by a hunter in Utah was the same one seen in the Grand Canyon area last year.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A plateau on the Arctic Ocean floor, where thousands of Pacific walrus gather to feed and raise pups, has received new protections from the Obama administration that recognize it as a biological hot spot and mark it off-limits to future oil drilling.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is counting on better weather as it tries a third time to launch an observatory and land the leftover rocket at sea.
BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency is preparing the first launch of a prototype spacecraft capable of returning to Earth.
ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — Whenever an endangered animal dies at the San Diego Zoo, researchers race out, regardless of the hour, to remove its sperm or eggs, maybe a bit of ear or eyeball, and carefully freeze the cells in liquid nitrogen.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dragon has landed near Southern California.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is setting a goal of raising $2 billion from the private sector for investments in clean energy.
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 40 years after the Apollo 11 moon landing, a cloth satchel full of souvenirs brought back by Neil Armstrong has come to light.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Boris the 29-year-old polar bear is eating only soft foods for a while after having surgery to remove three broken or decayed teeth at a Washington state zoo.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — University of Rhode Island researchers are working with Native Americans to ensure that energy companies hoping to erect massive wind turbines off New England don't inadvertently disturb the tribes' sunken ceremonial sites and burial grounds.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A deep-space observatory has to wait yet another day before flying.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It took 16 years of twists and turns. Over and over, Dr. Nancy Sullivan thought she was close to an Ebola vaccine, only to see the next experiment fail.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii island is seeing more frequent heavy storms, and climate change may be the reason, according to two University of Hawaii researchers.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is aiming for both a launch and landing within minutes of each other Sunday.
MUNICH (AP) — Former California governor and Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger is calling for more to be done to combat climate change, saying it is "the issue of our time."
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Warm weather has helped grant a reprieve this year to a homely, eel-like and especially slimy fish pursued by anglers as they compete for big money in two annual ice-fishing tournaments at a reservoir on the Wyoming-Utah line.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Work is under way to clear 40 truckloads of rock left behind after lava poured through a Big Island trash transfer station.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Tempering expectations on a global climate deal in Paris this year, the U.N.'s top climate diplomat has warned against assuming the pact will "miraculously solve climate change."
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — It appears the angry owl of Oregon has attacked another jogger.