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Official says more Hanford nuke mishaps likely

BY NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Future accidental radiation releases at the largest U.S. site of waste from nuclear weapons production are likely...

Microscopic organisms turn Istanbul’s shores turquoise

ISTANBUL (AP) — The waters around Istanbul have turned a striking shade of turquoise. A natural phenomenon called a "phytoplankton bloom" has turned the normally...

Sweet sizzlin’ beans! Fancy names may boost healthy dining

BY LINDSEY TANNER CHICAGO (AP) — Researchers tried a big serving of food psychology and a dollop of trickery to get diners to eat their...

Living drugs new frontier for cancer patients out of options

BY LAURAN NEERGAARD SEATTLE (AP) — Ken Shefveland's body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They...

US war veteran now fighting to save Africa’s elephants

BY KHALED KAZZIHA NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A decorated U.S. war veteran with two decades' experience in military intelligence, Lt. Col. Faye Cuevas spent half...

US bucks trend amid increases for clean energy research

BY MATTHEW BROWN BEIJING (AP) — Energy ministers from around the world gathered in Beijing this week to report increased spending to help counter...

This is us: Earliest fossils of our species found in Morocco

BY MALCOLM RITTER NEW YORK (AP) — How long has our species been around? New fossils from Morocco push the evidence back by about 100,000...

Climate decision could accelerate damage to Trump properties

BY JASON DEAREN and ALEX SANZ PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement could accelerate...

Scientist: Baby lobster count drops off US coast, Canada

BY PATRICK WHITTLE PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The number of young lobsters is declining in the Gulf of Maine despite years of record-breaking harvests,...

Former VP Biden urges need to deal with global warming

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden stressed the need Wednesday to address global warming, despite President Donald Trump's decision to...

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Red snapper season extended to September

For the first time since 2013, federal officials have agreed to extend the federal red snapper season, adding 39 days. The newly lengthened recreational...

Cosby tweets thanks, defense demands mistrial over impasse

BY MARYCLAIRE DALE and MICHAEL R. SISAK NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby thanked his fans and supporters on Friday as a jury deliberated sexual...

Student freed by North Korea has severe neurological injury

BY DAKE KANG and DAN SEWELL WYOMING, Ohio (AP) — An American college student who was imprisoned in North Korea and returned to his home...

Judge faces legal quagmire in teen texting suicide trial

BY DENISE LAVOIE BOSTON (AP) — Michelle Carter and Conrad Roy III are both sad figures in a teenage tragedy that ended with Roy killing...