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APNewsBreak: Tentative agreement on Iran sanctions relief

World powers and Iran have reached tentative agreement on sanctions relief for the Islamic Republic.

California water rates rise as cities lose money in drought

Saving water doesn't always mean saving money in parched California. Millions of Californians expecting relief on their water bills for taking conservation measures instead are finding higher rates... Read more »

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Dwarf planet Ceres offers big surprises for scientists

ser we get to Ceres, the more perplexing the dwarf planet grows. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has found several more bright spots as well as a pyramid-like peak jutting out of the frigid... Read more »

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Shark’s unique trek could help save the species

Her name is Jiffy Lube2, a relatively small shortfin mako shark that, like others of her kind, swims long distances every day in search of prey and comfortable water temperatures. Read more »

19 hours ago

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Maine using online tool to try to stamp out invasive plants

Maine is turning to crowdsourcing to chronicle the invasive plants that plague some of its natural areas. Read more »

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Papal visit puts Andes presidents' eco-record under scrutiny

In the vine-entangled forests of the Aguarague National Park, crude that seeped for decades out of abandoned wellheads saturates the soil and has stained the bedrock of creeks that provide water to... Read more »

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Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii after flight from Japan

A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. Read more »

July 3, 2015

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Greg Bell: Smartphones, tablets, laptops are leading to assaults on the 'here and now'

Our obsession with and use of cellphones, tablets and laptops are a new addiction, as a new generation is being swallowed up in tiny screens and often trivial communications. Rather than more... Read more »

July 3, 2015

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Gulf states reach what could be 'the largest settlement with a single entity in American history' with BP over oil spill

BP and five Gulf states announced a record $18.7 billion record settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant's oil... Read more »

July 2, 2015

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Tunisia: 8 people suspected of direct links to beach attack

Eight people are in custody in Tunisia, suspected of having direct links to a deadly beach attack that killed 38 people, but four other possible suspects have been released, a minister said Thursday. Read more »

July 2, 2015

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Arizona copper mine stirs debate pitting profits vs religion

Outside of an aging mining town in the mountains east of Phoenix, a copper company has burrowed a shaft 1.3 miles into the high desert landscape in what is believed to be the deepest such mine in... Read more »

July 2, 2015

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Hidden cameras, invisibility cloaks in Israeli spy expo

Hidden cameras, invisibility cloaks and mini-drones were among the gadgets on display Tuesday at an exhibition of Israeli surveillance technology, offering a rare peek into the secretive world of... Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Don't blink or you might miss the leap second on Tuesday

Tuesday lasts a wee bit longer — by a second. International timekeepers are tacking a second to the clock to compensate for a slightly slower Earth rotation. Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Archaeologists call on feds to protect Chaco Canyon area

Archaeologists from universities and organizations around the nation are calling on the U.S. Interior Department to protect the area around Chaco Culture National Historical Park from oil and gas... Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Coal industry scores a win but fate of plants still in air

Coal companies and their supporters scored a courtroom victory with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said the Obama administration failed to take potential costs into account when it decided to... Read more »

June 30, 2015

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Scientists look into why most Alzheimer's patients are women

Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it's just because they tend to live longer than men. Read more »

June 29, 2015

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2nd escaped murderer is shot, captured after other killed

The second of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape three weeks ago from a maximum-security prison in northern New York was shot and captured near the Canadian border on Sunday, two... Read more »

June 28, 2015

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SpaceX rocket destroyed on way to space station, cargo lost

nned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, the third cargo mission to fail in eight months. Read more »

June 28, 2015

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Mini robots that play soccer and more: Highlights from tech show

How about using the charge in your fingers to clean your teeth? Read more »

June 27, 2015

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Indie video games offer alternative to pass the summer

Looking for something to play with the family this summer? Try indie video games. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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BYU Center for Animation draws bright futures for students

Nearly 15 years since its organization, the BYU Center for Animation has become a pipeline for students to enter the animation industry. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Google's new self-driving cars cruising Silicon Valley roads

The latest models of Google's self-driving cars are now cruising the streets near the Internet company's Silicon Valley headquarters as an ambitious project to transform the way people get around... Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom hopping into theme parks

For his next trick, Shigeru Miyamoto is working in reality, not virtual reality. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Need to hit friends up for cash? There's an app for that

On a trip to Maine with four friends, Alexander Culbertson racked up $1,300 on gas, hotel rooms, food and drinks. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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French taxi drivers smash cars in strike against Uber

French taxi drivers smashed up livery cars, set tires ablaze and blocked traffic across the country on Thursday in a nationwide strike aimed at Uber after weeks of rising, sometimes violent... Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Navy celebrates once-secret sub now on display in museum

A once-secret submarine in U.S. military research and expeditions is being celebrated for its advanced technology, exploration of the ocean floor and role as a workhorse. Read more »

June 24, 2015

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