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China opens investigation into slaughter of rare sea turtle

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 03:35:30 GMT2016-12-10T03:35:30Z

BEIJING (AP) -- Authorities in southern China have opened an investigation into the slaughter and sale of a protected leatherback sea turtle by local fishermen, media reported Saturday....

Japan launches much-needed supplies to space station

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:51:02 GMT2016-12-09T17:51:02Z

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A Japanese capsule blasted off with much-needed supplies for the International Space Station on Friday, a week after a Russian shipment was destroyed shortly after liftoff....

At least 43,000 homeless after Aceh quake in Indonesia

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 04:13:50 GMT2016-12-10T04:13:50Z

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- At least 43,000 people have been displaced by the powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia's Aceh province, authorities said Saturday, as the government and aid agencies pooled efforts to meet the basic survival needs of shaken communities....

The 2016 Nobel Prize winners and their work

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 10:58:34 GMT2016-12-10T10:58:34Z

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- This year's Nobel Prizes will be handed out Saturday for ground-breaking work ranging from the development of the world's smallest machines to song lyrics that have touched generations of fans....

World Vision says hundreds affected by Solomon Islands quake

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:40:16 GMT2016-12-09T09:40:16Z

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Hundreds of people in remote parts of the Solomon Islands have had their homes damaged or destroyed by a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck Friday, an aid organization said....

Public viewing of John Glenn in Ohio to extend for 8 hours

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:10:40 GMT2016-12-10T21:10:40Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Members of the public will be given eight hours Friday to pay their respects to John Glenn as the late astronaut-hero lies in state at Ohio's capitol building....

John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, dies at age 95

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 03:20:12 GMT2016-12-09T03:20:12Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95....

The world's oldest known seabird is expecting _ again

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:20:55 GMT2016-12-09T23:20:55Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- The world's oldest known seabird is expecting - again....

Trump transition team seeks details on Energy Dept. workers

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:14:42 GMT2016-12-09T22:14:42Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is asking Energy Department employees for information about the agency's operations and personnel, including a list of employees and contractors who attended international meetings on climate change over the past five years....

Quotes from John Glenn: 'Zero-G and I feel fine.'

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:51:16 GMT2016-12-09T05:51:16Z

A sampling of quotes from John Glenn:...