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Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans
HONG KONG (AP) -- David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become "super-intelligent genius machines" that might help solve some of mankind's most challenging problems....



Slow-moving landslide has Washington town on high alert
UNION GAP, Wash. (AP) -- A slow-moving landslide in a fertile farming region in Washington state has forced evacuations as officials prepare for what they say is inevitable - the collapse of a ridge that sits above a few dozen homes and a key highway....



Warning: Stifling sneezes can be health hazard in rare cases
LONDON (AP) -- Tempted to stifle a loud or untimely sneeze? Let it out instead, doctors in England warned Monday based on the very unusual case of a man who ruptured the back of his throat when he tried to suppress a sneeze....



Glowing red lava rolls down slopes of Philippine volcano
LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) -- Glowing red lava rolled down the slopes of a Philippine volcano Tuesday morning as authorities maintained a warning of a possible hazardous eruption....



Volcano in Papua New Guinea little known, hard to predict
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- People in Papua New Guinea are being warned that an eruption of a volcano in the South Pacific nation could also cause a local tsunami....



US review shows pesticides harm threatened salmon, whales
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including Pacific salmon, Atlantic sturgeon and Puget Sound orcas....



Puerto Rican astronaut reaches out to island's schoolkids
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The first astronaut of Puerto Rican heritage reached out Friday to schoolchildren on the hurricane-bashed island....



Thailand seizes large elephant tusks worth over $450,000
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai authorities have seized 148 kilograms (326 pounds) of African elephant ivory, including three large tusks, worth around 15 million baht ($469,800) from a Bangkok airport....



India launches rocket carrying dozens of satellites
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India launched a rocket carrying dozens of satellites from India and six other countries Friday from its island space center....



US cold snap was a freak of nature, quick analysis finds
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consider this cold comfort: A quick study of the brutal American cold snap found that the Arctic blast really wasn't global warming but a freak of nature....