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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A mini military space plane is poised for liftoff Wednesday. But as usual, the Air Force isn't saying much about the experimental unmanned flight.
SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a mountain lion spotted three times in a residential area south of San Francisco has been captured and released back into the wild.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government hopes to reverse America's declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making more federal land bee-friendly, spending more on research and considering reductions in pesticide use.
Girls were born premature at 34 weeks, but they are breathing on their own.
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas area has been shaken by a 3.3 magnitude earthquake.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The combination of global warming and shifting population means that by mid-century, there will be a huge increase in the number of Americans sweating through days that are extremely hot, a new study says.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists have figured out all the steps to make morphine and similar painkillers without growing opium poppies, raising the possibility of home-brewed drugs.
HONOLULU (AP) — A series of earthquakes and shifting ground on the slopes of Kilauea have scientists wondering what will happen next at one of the world's most active volcanos.
SEATTLE (AP) — Thirty-five years ago, Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state erupted, killing 57 people, blasting more than 1,300 feet off the top and raining volcanic ash for miles around. Today, the volcano has become a world-class outdoor laboratory for the study of volcanoes, ecosystems and forestry, as well as a major recreational and tourist destination.