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US says decade-old Gulf oil leak could last another century

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 23:33
WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than a decade, oil has been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico where a hurricane toppled a drilling company's platform off the coast of Louisiana. Now the federal government is warning that the leak could last another century or more if left unchecked.

Man to be sentenced for smuggling oil from Germany to Hawaii

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 13:22
HONOLULU (AP) — A German citizen who lives in Hawaii is facing sentencing for smuggling a type of oil that's commonly used to make ecstasy.

Study: With goats, chickens, program helps poorest get by

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:06
NEW YORK (AP) — A big study finds the very poorest of the poor can be helped with a program that includes providing goats, chickens or other livestock and training in how to make money from them.

Soprano Sarah Brightman puts off her space flight

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 12:19
MOSCOW (AP) — A company helping British soprano Sarah Brightman prepare a flight to the International Space Station says she has put off the mission.

It's a girl! Zoo finds baby hippo's gender after 7 weeks

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 09:31
SAN DIEGO (AP) — It's a girl! Finally.

Don't let the slobber fool you, your dog could be a brainiac

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 07:13
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When her muscles locked and left her unable to move or speak, Wallis Brozman was glad she had a genius for a service dog.

Shell: Drill rigs coming to Seattle despite pleas for delay

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 06:55
SEATTLE (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell says it has a valid lease for Seattle terminal space and a tight timeline to prepare its fleet for exploratory oil drilling in Arctic waters so it plans to move its drill rigs to this city despite the protests of activists and a port commission request that it wait.

Survey: More than 40 percent of bee hives died in past year

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 05:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two out of five American honeybee colonies died in the past year, and surprisingly the worst die-off was in the summer, according to a federal survey.