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Last occupiers of Oregon wildlife refuge surrender to the FBI

Surrounded by FBI agents in armored vehicles, the last four occupiers of a national wildlife refuge surrendered.

Breakthrough: Scientists detect Einstein-predicted ripples

In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, scientists said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein... Read more »

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Last occupiers of Oregon wildlife refuge surrender to FBI

Surrounded by FBI agents in armored vehicles, the last four occupiers of a national wildlife refuge surrendered Thursday, and the leader of a 2014 standoff with federal authorities was criminally... Read more »

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APNewsBreak: Report says EPA knew mine spill was possible

A probe of a mine waste accident in Colorado that fouled rivers in three states with arsenic, lead and other toxic substances has found further evidence that government workers knew a spill from... Read more »

11 hours ago

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Young adults swipe right on Tinder, but is it just a game?

Online dating services are now hip with young adults, but not always for dating. Read more »

15 hours ago

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Apple co-founder is bringing us an even nerdier 'Comic Con'

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense to him to bring a convention meshing technology with pop culture to... Read more »

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Michigan governor plans $360M for Flint, infrastructure

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday proposed spending hundreds of millions more dollars to address Flint's water crisis from lead contamination and to update pipes there and across the state... Read more »

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For virtual reality pioneers, no rush to succeed in 2016

Palmer Luckey doesn't just want to sell a bunch of virtual reality headsets. He wants buyers to use them every day. Read more »

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Obama sends Congress record $4.1 trillion 2017 spending plan

President Barack Obama sent Congress his final budget on Tuesday, proposing to spend a record $4.1 trillion on a number of initiatives, from a new war on cancer to combating global warming to... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Fries with that? Man accused of tossing gator at fast-food drive-thru restaurant

Alligators have been used as shoes, briefcases, university mascots, lunch and now, authorities say, a deadly weapon. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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N. Korea praises launch, others see as covert missile test

North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Over 100 missing, 14 dead as strong quake rattles Taiwan (+videos)

Rescuers were searching late Saturday for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn, causing a high-rise residential building to... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Florida readies for a fight with Zika virus

Florida's history of fighting off mosquito-borne outbreaks puts the state in perhaps better position than most when it comes to the Zika virus. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Brazil health official confirm Zika spread via transfusion

Two people in southeastern Brazil contracted the Zika virus through blood transfusions, a municipal health official said Thursday, presenting a fresh challenge to efforts to contain the virus on... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Higher temperatures makes Zika mosquito spread disease more

The mosquito behind the Zika virus seems to operate like a heat-driven missile of disease. The hotter it gets, the better the mosquito that carries Zika virus is at transmitting its buffet of... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Comcast loses fewest TV customers in 8 years

Comcast is trumpeting its best year for traditional TV services in nearly a decade, even though it continues to lose TV subscribers. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Utah House measure aims to keep drones away from wildfires

When a fire broke out last year near a Utah mountain lake, firefighters had to ground their airplanes and helicopters because a drone was buzzing nearby. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Sexually-transmitted Zika case confirmed in Texas

Health officials in Texas on Tuesday reported the first case of the Zika virus being transmitted within the United States amid the current outbreak in Latin America — a person who was... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Super Bowl ads this year might stick to 'good taste'

As the Super Bowl turns 50 and faces middle age, will this be the year that advertisers stick to — gasp — good taste? Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Yahoo to cut 1,700 workers as CEO tries to save her own job

Yahoo is laying off about 1,700 employees and shedding some of its excess baggage in a shake-up likely to determine whether CEO Marissa Mayer can save her own job. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Agency: North Korea plans satellite launch this month

Weeks after its fourth nuclear test, North Korea announced plans Tuesday to launch an Earth observation satellite on a rocket later this month, in what critics see as a covert test of banned... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Standoff leader heads back to court in bid to leave jail

A federal judge will consider Tuesday whether the leader of an armed group that took over a national wildlife refuge should remain in jail, while four holdouts drag out the standoff that began a... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Zika virus overshadows buildup to Rio de Janeiro Olympics

The Zika virus is overshadowing the final preparations for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, even eclipsing concerns over deep budget cuts and severe water pollution. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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China company accused of fleecing investors of $7.6 billion

Police arrested the maverick founder of China's largest online finance business on suspicion of fleecing 900,000 investors of $7.6 billion, in what could be the biggest financial fraud in Chinese... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Britain approves controversial gene-editing technique

Britain's fertility regulator has approved a scientist's request to edit the human genetic code in an effort to fight inherited diseases — but critics fear the new technique crosses too many... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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British pilot killed by poachers in Tanzania; 3 arrested

Elephant poachers in Tanzania fired on a helicopter on an anti-poaching mission and killed the British pilot, and authorities said Sunday that they have arrested three suspects. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Drone schools spread in China to field pilots for new sector

Joysticks at their fingertips, the mostly male students packing the classroom lift their virtual helicopters into the air, part of a new cottage industry that's sprung up in China: drone pilot... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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'Leave us alone' - people in Oregon town tired of standoff

Activists are urging people who oppose a "militarized police presence" in Burns, Oregon, to converge on the small high desert town near a wildlife refuge that has been occupied by an armed group... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Clinton, Sanders campaigns agree to add New Hampshire debate

Democrats would hold a presidential debate next week in New Hampshire before the state's first-in-the-nation primary and three more in the spring under a tentative deal reached Saturday between the... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Water crisis spurs calls to change Michigan open-records law

Under fire for his administration's role in Flint's lead-tainted water emergency, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder did something that would be legally required in most other states by releasing his... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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State Department declares 22 Clinton emails 'top secret'

The Obama administration has confirmed for the first time that Hillary Clinton's home server contained closely guarded government secrets, censoring 22 emails that contained material requiring one... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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APNewsBreak: US declares 22 Clinton emails 'top secret'

The Obama administration confirmed for the first time Friday that Hillary Clinton's home server contained closely guarded government secrets, censoring 22 emails that contained material requiring... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Deadline looms for decision on Nevada mine Superfund status

Gov. Brian Sandoval was still wrestling Friday with whether to end the state's opposition to adding a toxic, abandoned mine in western Nevada to a list of the country's most contaminated sites that... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Treasure hunter disappears searching for $2 million in gold

An antiquities dealer who inspired tens of thousands to search the Rocky Mountains for $2 million in hidden treasure now leads an increasingly desperate mission to find one of his fans. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Law official: Man shot was reaching toward waistband

A spokesman for the armed occupiers of a wildlife refuge who died in a confrontation with officers earlier this week was shot when he reached for his waistband, a law enforcement official said... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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30 years since Challenger: New voice at astronauts' memorial

As families of the lost Challenger astronauts gather with NASA to mark the space shuttle accident's 30th anniversary, there's a new voice to address the crowd. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Regulators get input, sort of, on self-driving car rollout

California regulators deciding how to permit the future rollout of self-driving cars were told Thursday by consumer advocates that their cautious approach was right on, and by companies developing... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Leapin' lizards! Utah's Natural History Museum crawlin' with geckos

A giant day gecko with neon green skin and bulging eyes is seen at the “Geckos Live!" exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City on Thursday. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Michigan lawmakers approve $28M more for Flint water crisis

Michigan lawmakers directed another $28 million on Thursday to address Flint's lead-contaminated water supply, allocating money for bottled water, medical assessments and other costs for the... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Nevada high court rejects Mormon church appeal in water case

The Nevada Supreme Court rejected a Mormon church appeal Thursday on a narrow legal question in a broad water rights dispute surrounding a proposal to pump groundwater from arid valleys along the... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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New lawsuit seeks replacement of Flint's lead pipes

Environmental and civil rights groups want a federal judge to order the prompt replacement of all lead pipes in Flint's water system to ensure that residents have a safe drinking supply, a demand... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Scientists: 'Doomsday Clock' reflects grave threat to world

Rising tension between Russia and the U.S., North Korea's recent nuclear test and a lack of aggressive steps to address climate change are putting the world under grave threat, scientists behind a... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Chase planning rollout of card-free ATMs

JPMorgan Chase will install new ATMs later this year that will allow customers to withdraw cash or initiate other transactions using their cellphone. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Health minister: Brazil is 'losing battle' against mosquito

Brazil's health minister says the country will mobilize some 220,000 troops to battle the mosquito blamed for spreading a virus suspected of causing birth defects, but he also was quoted Tuesday as... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Alaska quake renews focus on emergency readiness

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Alaska's most populous region has renewed focus on the state's readiness to deal with a natural disaster. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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LG Electronics posts 4Q loss as mobile business struggles

LG Electronics, the world's second-largest TV maker, on Tuesday reported an unexpected loss for the final quarter of 2015 as its smartphone business struggled and costs for raw materials rose. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Florida wildlife officers kill nearly 17-foot Burmese python

The Florida sunshine can be hard to resist, even for a giant Burmese python. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Mentally ill man's deadly shooting fits troubling pattern

On the day her son was killed, Barbara Noel saw familiar signs that the 32-year-old needed help: Michael Noel was guzzling coffee and growing agitated, kicking an ironing board and knocking over an... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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East Coast digging out after massive weekend blizzard

ast residents who made the most of a weekend blizzard faced new challenges Monday as the workweek began including slippery roads and spotty transit service. For many, the weekend extended into... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Werner Herzog on ski jumping and filming in North Korea

The first time Werner Herzog came to Sundance a little over a decade ago with "Grizzly Man," he asked that the Festival prepare the Olympic-sized ski jump ramps for him. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Snowy East Coast digs out after mammoth blizzard; 18 deaths blamed on storm (+video)

Millions of Americans started digging themselves out Sunday after a mammoth blizzard with hurricane-force winds and record-setting snowfall brought much of the East Coast to an icy standstill. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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