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Swimming robot probes Fukushima reactor to find melted fuel

BY MARI YAMAGUCHI TOKYO (AP) — An underwater robot entered a badly damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant Wednesday, capturing images of the...

Moon dust heading to auction after galactic court battle

NEW YORK (AP) — A bag containing traces of moon dust is heading to auction — surrounded by some fallout from a galactic court...

California farm region plagued by dirty air looks to Trump

BY SCOTT SMITH FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California's vast San Joaquin Valley, the country's most productive farming region, is engulfed by some of the nation's...

World’s plastic waste could bury Manhattan 2 miles deep

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Industry has made more than 9.1 billion tons of plastic since 1950 and there's enough left over to bury...

Man beats odds of catching blue lobster, donates to science

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire lobsterman has joined an elite club after catching a rare blue lobster. The Portsmouth Herald reports Greg Ward...

Months needed for additional study of Dakota Access pipeline

BY BLAKE NICHOLSON BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Additional environmental review of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline is likely to take the rest of the...

Callista Gingrich casts Trump as guardian of the environment

BY RICHARD LARDNER WASHINGTON (AP) — Callista Gingrich, Donald Trump's nominee to be ambassador to the Vatican, told skeptical Democrats on Tuesday that the...

On 1st birthday since John Glenn died, memorial plans abound

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some plans to honor John Glenn didn't fly, but that hasn't stopped the late astronaut's devotees from pushing forward with...

Brown, lawmakers celebrate bipartisan cap-and-trade victory

BY JONATHAN J. COOPER SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's signature initiative to fight global warming will get another decade of life after lawmakers...

NASA communications satellite damaged 3 weeks before launch

BY MARCIA DUNN CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's newest, slickest communications satellite has been damaged, just three weeks before its planned August launch. NASA said...

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Community awaits answers in fatal Minnesota police shooting

BY AMY FORLITI and JEFF BAENEN MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An Australian woman who called 911 to report what she believed to be an active sexual...

No Trump slump in tourism but there could be a Trump...

BY BETH J. HARPAZ NEW YORK (AP) — Last winter, the U.S. tourism industry fretted that Trump administration policies might lead to a "Trump...

Abortion waiting period goes back to court

BY | Dara Kam The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE......... The Florida Supreme Court put a temporary block on a 2015 law requiring women...

Tropical Storm Don forms; fourth named storm of 2017

Tropical Storm Don has formed in the Atlantic Ocean. According to the National Hurricane Center, an area of low pressure about 500 miles east of...