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LONDON (AP) — Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to erupting.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A new study by some of the world's leading elephant experts estimates that poachers killed 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts launched a tiny Peruvian research satellite Monday, setting it loose on a mission to observe Earth.
CHICAGO (AP) — Disabilities among U.S. children have increased slightly, with a bigger rise in mental and developmental problems in those from wealthier families, a 10-year analysis found.
LONDON (AP) — Is there a doctor of chocolate in the house?
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A commercial cargo ship has ended its monthlong space station visit.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man who was having little luck catching salmon decided to look for fossils over the weekend and found a wooly mammoth tusk in the same Alaska location where his mother found one 22 years ago.
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world's glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study finds.
AMPHIPOLIS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists excavating an ancient mound in northern Greece have uncovered what appears to be the entrance to an important tomb from about the end of the reign of warrior-king Alexander the Great, officials said Tuesday.
The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center said Monday it will add two threat levels to its weather outlooks so people aren't surprised by really bad storms on days with just a "slight risk" of tornadoes, hail or high winds.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — North American lions, cheetahs and short-faced bears: Those are just a few fearsome critters from 25,000 years ago paleontologists already might have found in their first excavation of a bizarre northern Wyoming cave in 30 years.
DARMSTADT, Germany (AP) — After a journey of 6.4 billion kilometers (4 billion miles), Europe's unmanned Rosetta probe reached its destination Wednesday, a milestone in mankind's first attempt to land a spacecraft on a comet.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Federal officials hope to clear enough silt and sand from the Mississippi River so barge traffic can resume downstream this weekend.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An archaeology museum in Philadelphia has made an extraordinary find — in its own storage rooms.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A 220-pound black bear who managed to climb out of a South Texas zoo exhibit took a dip in a pond with some harbor seals before staffers tranquilized him.
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — SpaceX will build the world's first commercial site for orbital rocket launches in the southernmost tip of Texas.
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) — A rare whale fossil has been pulled from a Southern California backyard with some unusual help — a sheriff's search-and-rescue team.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A 2-pound Michigan newborn dubbed "Mighty Girl" by her parents is one of the smallest babies in the world to undergo a heart procedure to open up a blocked artery caused by a congenital defect.
DENVER (AP) — Water providers from four western states and the federal government announced an $11 million agreement Thursday to fund projects meant to counteract critically low water levels in the Colorado River basin, which supplies water to about 40 million people in seven states.
NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers have found a way to make see-through mice, but you won't find these critters scampering in your kitchen.