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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two Americans floated outside the International Space Station on Monday morning to perform a spacewalk with the primary goal of freeing a rail car that was stalled outside the orbiting lab.
MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo ship has lifted off on a journey to the International Space Station.
PRAGUE (AP) — Prague Zoo says it likely has the longest Chinese giant salamander now on Earth.
BEIJING (AP) — Smog in China's capital Beijing has climbed back into the unhealthy range as the second pollution red alert of December goes into effect.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two Americans aboard the International Space Station are gearing up for a possible spacewalk early next week to free a stalled cart.
BEIJING (AP) — China's capital Beijing issued its second smog red alert of the month on Friday, triggering vehicle restrictions and forcing schools to close.
TOKYO (AP) — Australia's leader has said that his country is "very disappointed" with Japan's decision to resume whaling in Antarctic waters.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A new report says temperatures in the world's lakes are rising more than in the oceans or the atmosphere — which could worsen problems such as algae blooms and oxygen-deprived dead zones where fish can't survive.
SEATTLE (AP) — Whale researchers are celebrating the birth of another baby orca in Puget Sound, the first time in decades the population has experienced such a boom.
NEW YORK (AP) — Last month was the globe's warmest November on record, the seventh consecutive month to reach a new high.
VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian university has posthumously stripped Nobel Prize-winning scientist Konrad Lorenz of his honorary doctorate due to his fervent embrace of Nazism.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to pay for robotic legs that could allow scores of paralyzed veterans with spinal cord injuries to walk again.
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities said Wednesday they are seeking to return a Tyrannosaurus bataar skull to Mongolia after an anonymous buyer purchased it at auction in the United States in 2007 for $276,000.
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has returned the famed golden burial mask of King Tutankhamun on display after repairing a botched attempt to reattach the mask's beard, which was accidentally knocked off and hastily glued back with epoxy a year ago.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden's self-described "moonshot" to cure cancer is getting a modest boost from a congressional deal on federal spending.
NEW YORK (AP) — The warming Arctic has set another record.
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Russian space capsule carrying three astronauts from the United States, Britain and Russia has blasted off for the International Space Station.
PARIS (AP) — France's foreign minister says the nearly 200 countries that signed up to a global climate deal should expect heavy pressure to fulfill their promises to reduce emissions and fight global warming.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Need more office space? How about outer space?
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — Timothy Peake, the first Briton to represent the European Space Agency aboard the International Space Station, will be away from the planet for six months but looks forward to Earthly pleasures like seeing the new Star Wars movie and having a Christmas pudding.