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Spacewalking astronaut copes with frayed tether, bad jetpack

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:20:22 GMT2017-10-20T19:20:22Z

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A spacewalking astronaut successfully replaced a blurry camera outside the International Space Station on Friday, but had to contend with a balky jetpack and a frayed safety tether....

Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:17:20 GMT2017-10-20T17:17:20Z

NEW DELHI (AP) -- Environmental pollution - from filthy air to contaminated water - is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined....

Searchers in Mexico find, but release, vaquita porpoise calf

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:17:26 GMT2017-10-20T13:17:26Z

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Researchers trying to catch and enclose the last survivors of the vaquita porpoise species captured a calf but released it because it was too young to survive without its mother....

UN says plague cases in Madagascar almost doubled in 5 days

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:46:59 GMT2017-10-19T21:46:59Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The number of plague cases in Madagascar has almost doubled over the last five days and medical experts project the situation will worsen, with 1,000 cases expected every month if funds aren't rapidly provided, the United Nations said Thursday....

Where's the buzz? German study finds dramatic insect decline

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:04:45 GMT2017-10-19T20:04:45Z

BERLIN (AP) -- The number of flying insects in Germany has been dropping at an "alarming" rate that could signal serious trouble for ecosystems and food chains in the future, scientists say....

Nearly 200 report fireball streaking across Northeast sky

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:02:12 GMT2017-10-20T18:02:12Z

SEA GIRT, N.J. (AP) -- Nearly 200 people across the Northeast reported seeing a bright object streak across the sky....

Another warm winter forecast for swath of US

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:12:18 GMT2017-10-19T18:12:18Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Much of the U.S. should expect another warm winter, but not quite as toasty as the last two years, forecasters said....

Prosecutor: Pharmacist in meningitis case gambled with lives

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:14:50 GMT2017-10-20T20:14:50Z

BOSTON (AP) -- A pharmacist charged with murder in a meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people knew that mold and other bacteria were growing inside the filthy production rooms and that drugs shipped to customers were not sterile, but chose to do nothing, a federal prosecutor told jurors Friday....

Ultra-personal therapy: Gene tumor boards guide cancer care

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:18:57 GMT2017-10-18T20:18:57Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave Alison Cairnes' husband a new drug they hoped would shrink his lung tumors. Now she takes it, but the choice was no guesswork. Sophisticated gene tests suggested it would fight her gastric cancer, and they were right....

Some flowers create blue halo to say hello to foraging bees

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:16:01 GMT2017-10-18T21:16:01Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Some flowers have found a nifty way to get the blues....