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Storm forecasters adding extra layers to warnings

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 23:41
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.

Dig this: Ancient bones found in Wyoming cave

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:26
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.

Rosetta space probe catches up with comet

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:46
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.

Barges may sail down Mississippi by weekend

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:05
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.

Museum rediscovers ancient skeleton in storage

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:06
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An archaeology museum in Philadelphia has made an extraordinary find — in its own storage rooms.

Bear escapes habitat at Texas zoo; no one hurt

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:22
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.

SpaceX to build rocket launch site in South Texas

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 15:51
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — SpaceX will build the world's first commercial site for orbital rocket launches in the southernmost tip of Texas.

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