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WASHINGTON (AP) — New research suggests it may be possible to predict which preschoolers will struggle to read — and it has to do with how the brain deciphers speech when it's noisy.
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists working at the world's biggest atom smasher say they have discovered a new kind of particle called "pentaquarks."
HONOLULU (AP) — The road to the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island has been reopened.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Some honeybees have a penthouse view from an Austin hotel after their hive was moved from outside the 11th floor to the top of the building.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Come Tuesday, Clyde Tombaugh will pass within 7,800 miles of the icy world he discovered 85 years ago.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Pluto is about to reveal itself. So Earthlings, sit back and enjoy the show.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Officials say monsoon flooding that killed dozens of people in western India last month also hurt the world's last population of wild Asiatic lions.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials have voted to impose an emergency rule to restrict access to Mauna Kea after protesters blocked construction of a giant telescope.
TOKYO (AP) — To the untrained eye, it's just a lot of birds on an otherwise deserted stretch of muddy, flat coastline. But for ornithologists, North Korea's west coast is a little piece of paradise each spring — and both the birds and a dedicated group of birdwatchers travel a long way to get there.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's land board on Friday will consider an emergency rule restricting access to Mauna Kea that officials say is necessary partly because a handful of protesters have threatened and harassed others.
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — A California beach fouled by oil will reopen to swimmers and campers two months after a pipeline ruptured and spewed thousands of gallons of crude along the coast.
BERLIN (AP) — The Philae space probe that landed on a comet last year has made contact with Earth for the first time in more than two weeks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is nearing approval of a bipartisan bill to speed federal approval of drugs and medical devices and boost biomedical research.
BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A newborn female Grevy's zebra is now on display with its mother at Brookfield Zoo outside Chicago.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 14-year-old boy who developed a rare brain infection after swimming in a Minnesota lake died Thursday, his family said in a statement as health officials worked to determine whether it was caused by a water parasite that's more common in warmer southern states.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal officials want to move a mobile radiation detection laboratory from Las Vegas to Alabama, but nuclear safety advocates and lawmakers warn it could leave the Western U.S. vulnerable to an accident or terror attack.
NEW YORK (AP) — A new study says climate change is shrinking the geographic range of many bumblebee species in North America and Europe, which could put them at risk of dying out.
NASA picks four astronauts to fly first commercial spaceflights in couple years; all test pilots.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Drought and record hot weather are producing potentially lethal conditions for salmon and trout in rivers across the West.
MOSS LANDING, Calif. (AP) — A juvenile humpback whale entangled in fishing gear off the Northern California coast has been cut free after a four-day effort to rescue the animal.