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Space capsule with 3 astronauts blasts off to orbiting lab

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 16:21:36 GMT2017-07-28T16:21:36Z

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) -- A Soyuz space capsule successfully blasted off for the International Space Station on Friday, carrying an American astronaut, a Russian cosmonaut and an Italian astronaut....

AP PHOTOS: Scenes beneath the midnight sun in the Arctic

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 11:29:48 GMT2017-07-28T11:29:48Z

THE ARCTIC CIRCLE (AP) -- It's a special privilege for a photographer to get the chance to work in the soft light of a sun that never sets....

EU court orders Poland to halt logging in ancient forest

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:07:53 GMT2017-07-28T17:07:53Z

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A European court ordered Poland on Friday to immediately stop cutting trees in Europe's last pristine woodland, the Bialowieza Forest....

APNewsBreak: Yellowstone to punish workers for misconduct

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 18:43:54 GMT2017-07-28T18:43:54Z

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- As many as 10 workers in Yellowstone National Park's maintenance division will be disciplined after an investigation found female employees were subjected to sexual harassment and other problems....

Warming to worsen dead zones, algae blooms choking US waters

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:07:08 GMT2017-07-27T18:07:08Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Projected increases in rain from global warming could further choke U.S. waterways with fertilizer runoff that trigger dead zones and massive algae blooms, a new study said....

In US first, scientists edit genes of human embryos

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:01:39 GMT2017-07-27T21:01:39Z

For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases....

Indonesia orangutan sanctuary says villagers encroaching

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 02:35:41 GMT2017-07-28T02:35:41Z

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A conservation group says nearly a fifth of the forest in an orangutan sanctuary on the Indonesian part of Borneo has been taken over by people, threatening efforts to rehabilitate the critically endangered great apes for release into the wild....

Gas storage deemed safe after blowout but challenge looms

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 07:31:15 GMT2017-07-28T07:31:15Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The fight over reopening a massive gas storage facility that has been crippled since a major blowout is heading to court....

NASA delays satellite launch to replace damaged antenna

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:08:36 GMT2017-07-27T16:08:36Z

CAPE CANVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA has delayed the launch of a major communications satellite by more than two weeks to replace a damaged antenna....

Rare birds, wildflowers: 'Secret garden' opens after century

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 22:03:57 GMT2017-07-27T22:03:57Z

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) -- Pink and yellow wildflowers burst from a lush bed of grass hidden from public view for more than a century. Towering trees and snow-capped mountains encircle the wild meadow, beckoning visitors to a largely untouched piece of California's Sierra Nevada....