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Dying from cancer: Could your location determine your fate?
CHICAGO (AP) -- Americans in certain struggling parts of the country are dying from cancer at rising rates, even as the cancer death rate nationwide continues to fall, an exhaustive new analysis has found....



Caught napping: Baseball hitting, pitching sapped by jet lag
NEW YORK (AP) -- Researchers say they've documented an unseen drag on major league baseball players that can wipe out home field advantage, make pitchers give up more home runs, and take some punch out of a team's bats....



Japan's military launches first communications satellite
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan successfully launched its first military communications satellite Tuesday that is designed to upgrade its network in the face of China's increasingly assertive maritime activity and North Korea's missile threat....



Cincinnati Zoo giving critical care to premature hippo calf
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Cincinnati Zoo staffers are providing critical care to a prematurely born baby hippo....



What can mackerel and a volcano say about climate change?
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- What could an Indonesian volcanic eruption, a 200-year-old climate disaster and a surge in the consumption of mackerel tell us about today's era of global warming?...



Trump's victory creates uncertainty for wind and solar power
HONOLULU (AP) -- President Donald Trump has disputed climate change, pledged a revival of coal and disparaged wind power, and his nominee to head the Energy Department was once highly skeptical of the agency's value. What this means for states' efforts to promote renewable energy is an open question....



Strong quake hits Solomons; some damage but no tsunami
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- A powerful magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck deep under Papua New Guinea on Sunday, causing damage and blackouts but no tsunami hours after the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an alert for nearby islands....



Plan to run pipeline through Pinelands gets public hearing
PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) -- As jobs-versus-environment clashes go, few issues have been as hard fought and generated as much passion in New Jersey as a proposal to run a natural gas pipeline through federally protected woods atop some of the nation's purest drinking water....



Thousands of bird deaths draw focus on brimming toxic pit
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) -- It was an unusual and unfortunate confluence of events: A larger-than-normal number of geese was making a later-than-normal migration over Montana when a snowstorm blew in at the wrong time and sent them soaring to the wrong place....



Many farmers still need training after Lake Erie algae
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's agriculture leaders say thousands of farmers have completed training that will be required for putting fertilizer on fields, but many more face a September deadline to finish the program aimed at combating the toxic algae fouling Lake Erie....