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Space station accepts 1st Virginia delivery in 2 years


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The International Space Station received its first shipment from Virginia in more than two years Sunday following a sensational nighttime launch observed 250 miles up and down the East Coast....

Major California river adding key ingredient: water


FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A decade ago, environmentalists and the federal government agreed to revive a 150-mile stretch of California's second-longest river, an ambitious effort aimed at allowing salmon again to swim up to the Sierra Nevada foothills to spawn....

Strong quake in western Japan knocks out power, injures 7


TOKYO (AP) -- A powerful earthquake in western Japan knocked loose roof tiles, toppled store shelves and caused power outages Friday afternoon, but apparently caused no widespread damage. At least seven people were injured, one seriously....

Hard crash-landing may have wrecked Europe's Mars probe


BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists say Europe's experimental Mars probe has hit the right spot but may have been destroyed in a fiery ball of rocket fuel because it was traveling too fast....

Over 50,000 evacuated in typhoon's path in southern China


BEIJING (AP) -- Typhoon Haima forced the evacuations of more than 50,000 people in southern China after hammering the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain, triggering flooding, landslides and power outages and killing at least 13 people....

New 3D technology raises hopes for the coldest of cold cases


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The faces are haunting....

Correction: Russia-US-Space story


MOSCOW (AP) -- In a story Oct. 21 about a Russian capsule successfully reaching the International Space Station, The Associated Press misstated the names of the three astronauts who were already already aboard the station. The new crew joined Anatoly Ivanishin of Russia, American Kate Rubins and Takuya Onishi of Japan, not American Jeff Williams and Russians Oleg Skripochka and Alexey Ovchinin....

Winter outlook: Warm south; cooler north; murky in middle


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal forecasters predict this winter may paint the U.S. in stripes of different weather: Warmer and drier than normal in the south, and colder and wetter than usual in the far north....

Soaring species: Endangered baby toads fly to Puerto Rico


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- More than 4,000 wiggling tadpoles conceived via wine fridges in California and then packed in a passenger plane headed to Puerto Rico on Thursday as part of a program to re-establish a technicolor native toad once thought extinct....

UNESCO urges halt to plan for Bangladesh coal plant in delta


DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- The U.N. agency devoted to preserving world heritage has joined environmental groups urging Bangladesh to halt plans for a massive coal-fired power plant near ecologically sensitive mangrove forests on the coast. UNESCO says it poses a "serious threat" to a region that protects the nation from flooding and holds one of the world's last populations of wild tigers....