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The big question: Will cancer immune therapy work for me?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:13:07 GMT2017-09-20T05:13:07Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Dennis Lyon was a genetic train wreck. Cancer was ravaging his liver, lungs, bones and brain, and tests showed so many tumor mutations that drugs targeting one or two wouldn't do much good. It seemed like very bad news, yet his doctors were encouraged....

Why some hurricanes linger while other storms die quickly

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:45:12 GMT2017-09-18T20:45:12Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- This hurricane season is showing how wild and varied storms' life cycles can be....

Internal watchdog says EPA mismanaging toxic site cleanups

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:09:10 GMT2017-09-20T00:09:10Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cleanups at some U.S. hazardous waste sites have stopped or slowed down because the Environmental Protection Agency does not manage its Superfund staff effectively to match its workload, an internal government watchdog said Tuesday....

Cloudy, cool August restrains melt of Arctic sea ice

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:58:13 GMT2017-09-19T21:58:13Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Arctic sea ice this summer dropped to its eighth lowest level on record, new federal data show. That's far below average, but considerably above the record low set five years ago....

Nominee for EPA chemical safety post has deep industry ties

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:35:38 GMT2017-09-20T01:35:38Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency has for years accepted payments for criticizing studies that raised concerns about the safety of his clients' products, according to a review of financial records and his published work by The Associated Press....

German WWI U-boat found off Belgium with 23 bodies inside

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:00:57 GMT2017-09-19T12:00:57Z

BRUSSELS (AP) -- An intact German World War I submarine containing the bodies of 23 people has been found off the coast of Belgium, authorities said Tuesday....

Giant antennas in New Mexico search for cosmic discoveries

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:00:15 GMT2017-09-19T20:00:15Z

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Employing an array of giant telescopes positioned in the New Mexico desert, astronomers have started a massive surveying project aimed at producing the most detailed view ever made of such a large portion of space using radio waves emitted from throughout the Milky Way and beyond....

APNewsBreak: California wants millions to fund water project

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:05:56 GMT2017-09-18T23:05:56Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Dozens of water agencies and millions of families and farmers would be on the hook for building two giant tunnels to carry Northern California's water southward under new plans to shore up funding for Gov. Jerry Brown's $16 billion project....

Literally lousy: Parasite plagues world salmon industry

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:29:40 GMT2017-09-18T15:29:40Z

ST. ANDREWS, New Brunswick (AP) -- Salmon have a lousy problem, and the race to solve it is spanning the globe....

4 US monuments to be scaled back hold artifacts, key habitat

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:12:38 GMT2017-09-19T09:12:38Z

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendation to shrink four sprawling national monuments in the U.S. West jeopardizes protections for ancient cliff dwellings, scenic canyons and habitat for endangered fish and threatened Mojave desert tortoises....