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Bodies buried after being missing in Swiss Alps for 75 years

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:54:23 GMT2017-07-22T15:54:23Z

BERLIN (AP) -- A Swiss couple whose bodies were found on an Alpine glacier after they went missing for nearly 75 years has been buried in Switzerland....

Newly discovered Nevada toad species already under threat

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 21:11:36 GMT2017-07-22T21:11:36Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada's new toad species is already on the brink of extinction....

Robot finds likely melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactor

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:32:11 GMT2017-07-23T00:32:11Z

TOKYO (AP) -- Images captured by an underwater robot showed massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel covering the floor of a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant....

Killing of Cecil's son highlights peril facing African lions

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:01:56 GMT2017-07-21T16:01:56Z

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- First there was Cecil, a Zimbabwean lion whose allegedly illegal killing by an American hunter in 2015 ignited international outrage. Now Cecil's son Xanda has been legally killed in the same area, bringing fresh scrutiny on the "trophy" hunting of a species whose numbers in the African wild have plummeted....

Apollo 11 bag laced with moon dust sells for $1.8 million

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:44:57 GMT2017-07-20T23:44:57Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A bag containing traces of moon dust sold for $1.8 million at an auction on Thursday following a galactic court battle....

California farm region plagued by dirty air looks to Trump

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:33:28 GMT2017-07-20T16:33:28Z

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- California's vast San Joaquin Valley, the country's most productive farming region, is engulfed by some of the nation's dirtiest skies, forcing the state's largest air district to spend more than $40 billion in the past quarter-century to enforce hundreds of stringent pollution rules....

Powerful storms cause damage, flooding in Midwest

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:44:33 GMT2017-07-20T20:44:33Z

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Several hundred people evacuated their homes early Thursday in the small western Wisconsin community of Arcadia as heavy rain sent a creek over its banks....

National Weather Service cancels its union contract

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:53:07 GMT2017-07-21T21:53:07Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In what could be the first major labor showdown of the Trump administration, the National Weather Service announced it will cancel its contract with the union representing about 3,800 of its meteorologists and other workers....

Hints that lifestyle changes might guard against dementia

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:51:11 GMT2017-07-20T18:51:11Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seek a good education. Control blood pressure and diabetes. Get off the couch. There are some hints, but no proof yet, that these and other lifestyle changes just might help stave off dementia....

Researchers in Cambodia find nest of rare riverine bird

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 01:19:14 GMT2017-07-21T01:19:14Z

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Wildlife researchers in Cambodia have found a breeding location for the masked finfoot, one of the world's most endangered birds, raising hopes of its continuing survival....