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Scientists bid farewell to Rosetta space probe before crash


BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists began saying their final farewells to the Rosetta space probe Thursday, hours before its planned crash-landing on a comet, but said that data collected during the mission would provide discoveries for many years to come....

Scientists: World likely won't avoid dangerous warming mark


WASHINGTON (AP) -- A team of top scientists is telling world leaders to stop congratulating themselves on the Paris agreement to fight climate change because if more isn't done, global temperatures will likely hit dangerous warming levels in about 35 years....

Study: Police using body cameras see huge drop in complaints


LONDON (AP) -- A Cambridge University study of British and U.S. police shows a 93 percent decrease in the number of complaints made against officers when they are using body cameras - pivotal findings that suggest the simple devices could reduce conflicts between police and the public....

Beijing's latest answer to pollution: the Smog Free Tower


BEIJING (AP) -- In a city where smog routinely blankets the streets, a Dutch artist has offered an eccentric solution: a 7-meter (23-foot) metal structure that takes in smog and expels cleaner air....

APNewsBreak: California to ban some pesticides near schools


FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- California is moving to ban farmers from spraying pesticides into the air near schools and day care centers under a newly proposed rule that will be among the nation's toughest, regulators told The Associated Press on Thursday....

UN says EU may ratify Paris Agreement soon


UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Paris Agreement on Climate Change appears likely to enter into force with India announcing that it has ratified the agreement and the EU signaling it may ratify within the next few days, officials said....

Study may give new respect to our Milky Way neighborhood


NEW YORK (AP) -- Our corner of the Milky Way galaxy may be a bigger deal than scientists thought....

Study: As a species, humans inherit murderous tendencies


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Evolution and genetics seem to have baked a certain amount of murder into humans as a species, but civilization has tamed some of the savage beast in us, according to a new study....

Migratory bird struggles for shelter as chimneys torn down


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A crowd of several hundred people gathered in the growing darkness outside Chapman Elementary School in Portland, Oregon, before the first Vaux's Swift darted into view high above....

Driver defaces Death Valley landmark with tire tracks


DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Federal investigators have identified a person of interest as they hunt a driver who took an illegal joyride on a fragile, dry lake bed in Death Valley National Park, leaving 10 miles of swerving tire tracks....