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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. defense satellite has launched from California's central coast.
GENEVA (AP) — The scientific organization that operates the world's biggest particle accelerator says it's gearing up for a second three-year run.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A rare weather phenomenon at the Grand Canyon had visitors looking out on a sea of thick clouds just below the rim.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — California officials are battling the worst whopping cough epidemic to hit the state in seven decades as a recent rebound in cases raises questions about the effectiveness of the pertussis vaccine.
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have produced a new family tree for nearly all species of birds alive today, drawing on a massive DNA analysis to gain insights into evolutionary history.
OL PEJETA, Kenya (AP) — The keepers of three of the last six northern white rhinos on Earth say it is highly unlikely the three will ever reproduce naturally.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The federal government has ruled that a rust-colored shorebird known for its long migration is a threatened species.
Group of journalists, schoolchildren get rare guided tours of Hawaii lava flow.
CHICAGO (AP) — Not until the lid was off the wood coffin — exposing the 2,500-year-old mummified remains of a 14-year-old Egyptian boy — could J.P. Brown relax.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. Navy ship carrying NASA's new Orion spacecraft was making its way to San Diego on Monday after retrieving the capsule from its Pacific Ocean splashdown point about 600 miles southwest of the city.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The U.N.'s environment agency says the cost to poor countries of adjusting to ever-hotter temperatures will be twice or even three times higher than previously thought — and that assumes a best-case scenario in which greenhouse gas emissions are dramatically reduced.
NEW YORK (AP) — A 1962 Nobel prize for the discovery of the structure of DNA has sold at auction for $4.7 million, a world auction record for any Nobel prize.
CHICAGO (AP) — A summer jobs program that engaged mentors to help troubled kids in Chicago stay on track is linked with a big reduction in youth arrests for violent crimes.