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John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, has died at 95
WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95....



Quotes from John Glenn: 'Zero-G and I feel fine.'
A sampling of quotes from John Glenn:...



'Godspeed, John Glenn': Public hails hero of space, politics
Tributes poured in for former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn, who died Thursday at age 95. Politicians, astronauts, educators and others repeatedly called him a hero with many mentioning the phrase that first sent him into orbit: "Godspeed, John Glenn."...



10 things to know about John Glenn, who has died at 95
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ten notable aspects of the life of astronaut and senator John H. Glenn Jr. who died Thursday at 95:...



Giraffes, rarer than elephants, put on extinction watch list
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say....



Trump settles on Oklahoma's attorney general to lead EPA
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump confirmed on Thursday that he will nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a global warming skeptic, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, which he has repeatedly sued and derided for pursuing an "activist agenda."...



Parisians grapple with worst winter pollution in a decade
PARIS (AP) -- Under deceptively blue skies, the marvels of Paris beckoned. But art dealer Sophie Vigourous wore a face mask to appreciate them because of the pollution....



Drought, the South's unwelcome guest, stays despite rains
ATLANTA (AP) -- Recent showers and storms have slightly eased the South's severe drought, but experts say it wasn't enough to make up for months of dry conditions before the rain finally fell....



Harvard reaches goal of cutting gas emissions by 30 percent
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Harvard University says it has achieved a 2008 goal to reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent....



Scientists explore sunken mini sub near Pearl Harbor
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Ocean waters are taking a toll on a sunken mini submarine 5 miles off the entrance to Pearl Harbor....