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GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — The cost of cleaning up last month's oil spill on the California coast has reached $69 million so far.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An experimental solar sail is being called a success three weeks after its arrival in space.
LONDON (AP) — A Nobel Prize-winning British scientist has apologized for saying the "trouble with girls" working in science labs is that it leads to romantic entanglements and harms science.
TANAH KARO, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano in western Indonesia that has been spewing clouds of searing gas high into the air has let out a new powerful burst.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Scientists report that after 20 years of attempts to save the species, northern spotted owl numbers in the Northwest are still on the decline — and at a faster rate.
MOSCOW (AP) — A glitch at the International Space Station on Tuesday caused its position in orbit to change, but the crew was not in danger, the Russian space agency said.
LONDON (AP) — A woman who had ovarian tissue removed and frozen during childhood has given birth to a baby after the tissue was successfully transplanted back into her, enabling her to get pregnant.
HONOLULU (AP) — NASA officials say a parachute inflated during a test of new technology for landing larger spacecraft on Mars, but it then disintegrated immediately afterward.
SHAMWARI GAME RESERVE, South Africa (AP) — The horns and a large portion of the rhino's face were severed by poachers, a horrific injury that had some observers wincing at the sight of exposed flesh and bone. One South African veterinarian treating the mutilated survivor was so distressed at the rhino's suffering that he stepped away briefly, his eyes glassy with tears.
DENVER (AP) — The National Interagency Fire Center says a wet spring reduced the likelihood of wildfires during June over much of the nation, but the risk is above normal in drought-stricken California.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has thrown out a pair of lawsuits challenging the Obama administration's plan to address climate change.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — When leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy countries pledge to "decarbonize" the global economy they're talking about a shift so dramatic that one analyst described it as a new Apollo mission.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lyme disease makes the headlines but there are plenty of additional reasons to avoid tick bites. New research highlights the latest in a growing list of tick-borne threats — a distant relative of Lyme that's easy to confuse with other illnesses.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal authorities have released their final recovery plan for a fish species that teetered on the brink of extinction in the early 1990s in one of the Pacific Northwest's major rivers.
HONOLULU (AP) — NASA is using the skies around the Hawaiian island of Kauai to test new technology that it wants to use for landing larger spacecraft — and eventually astronauts — on Mars.
JERUSALEM (AP) — A major Israeli newspaper says the government built and exploded a "dirty bomb" with nuclear material inside it to see how such an attack would affect the country.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Feeling soggy? Federal officials calculate that last month was the wettest on record for the contiguous United States.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Drought has killed about 12 million trees in California's national forests. In the Rocky Mountain region, an epidemic of pine beetles has damaged trees over a stretch of 32 million acres. Altogether, up to 40 percent of the entire national forest system is in need of treatment to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire and disease.
CHICAGO (AP) — Should old doctors be forced to retire?
CARACOL, Haiti (AP) — Only little fish are pulled from the coastal waters off Haiti.