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  • 3 scientists share $500,000 prize for work on cancer therapy

    3 scientists share $500,000 prize for work on cancer therapy

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 8:43 AM EDT2018-08-15 12:43:58 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-08-16 21:52:22 GMT
    (Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute via AP). This undated photo provided by the National Cancer Institute shows Dr. Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., winner of the 2018 Albany Medical Center's Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research.(Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute via AP). This undated photo provided by the National Cancer Institute shows Dr. Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., winner of the 2018 Albany Medical Center's Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research.
    Three scientists will share a $500,000 medical prize for their studies of the immune system that have led to innovative treatments for cancer, HIV and other diseases.
    Three scientists will share a $500,000 medical prize for their studies of the immune system that have led to innovative treatments for cancer, HIV and other diseases.
  • White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

    White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

    Monday, August 13 2018 1:38 AM EDT2018-08-13 05:38:00 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-08-16 21:52:07 GMT
    Officials are demanding that the EPA act quickly to clean up local water systems testing positive for dangerous levels of PFAS. (Source: Raycom Media)Officials are demanding that the EPA act quickly to clean up local water systems testing positive for dangerous levels of PFAS. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Officials are demanding that the EPA act quickly to clean up local water systems testing positive for dangerous levels of chemicals used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more.

    Officials are demanding that the EPA act quickly to clean up local water systems testing positive for dangerous levels of chemicals used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more.

  • Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska

    Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:34 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:34:30 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 11:33 AM EDT2018-08-16 15:33:51 GMT
    Scientists say they have discovered part of a ship that was blown off a U.S. Navy destroyer during World War II in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.
    Scientists say they have discovered part of a ship that was blown off a U.S. Navy destroyer during World War II in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.
  • After firefighting rips up the land, crews move in to fix it

    After firefighting rips up the land, crews move in to fix it

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 11:57 AM EDT2018-08-15 15:57:30 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:32 AM EDT2018-08-16 09:32:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper). In this Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 photo, Jack Hattendorf steers a road grader to repair a dirt path near Lakeport, Calif. Even as flames continue chewing through forestland nearby, Hattendorf and others are working to repair ...(AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper). In this Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 photo, Jack Hattendorf steers a road grader to repair a dirt path near Lakeport, Calif. Even as flames continue chewing through forestland nearby, Hattendorf and others are working to repair ...
    Firefighters are battling the largest wildfire on record in California, while foresters and other experts are working to repair the damage.
    Firefighters are battling the largest wildfire on record in California, while foresters and other experts are working to repair the damage.
  • Live salmon released for ailing orca but she doesn't eat

    Live salmon released for ailing orca but she doesn't eat

    Monday, August 13 2018 4:22 PM EDT2018-08-13 20:22:32 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:32 AM EDT2018-08-16 09:32:14 GMT
    (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times via AP, Pool). Live chinook salmon aboard the King County Research Vessel SoundGardian are released into waters off San Juan Island, Wash, as a young female orca called J50 was not in the area on Friday Aug. 10, 2018. Exp...(Alan Berner/The Seattle Times via AP, Pool). Live chinook salmon aboard the King County Research Vessel SoundGardian are released into waters off San Juan Island, Wash, as a young female orca called J50 was not in the area on Friday Aug. 10, 2018. Exp...
    Researchers carrying out unprecedented efforts to save an ailing killer whale have released live salmon into waters in front of the free-swimming orca.
    Researchers carrying out unprecedented efforts to save an ailing killer whale have released live salmon into waters in front of the free-swimming orca.
  • Alert level raised for tiny volcanic isle in southern Japan

    Alert level raised for tiny volcanic isle in southern Japan

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 4:01 AM EDT2018-08-15 08:01:47 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:32 AM EDT2018-08-16 09:32:11 GMT
    Japan has raised alert levels on a small southern volcanic island, urging its 150 residents to prepare for an evacuation amid growing risks of an eruption.
    Japan has raised alert levels on a small southern volcanic island, urging its 150 residents to prepare for an evacuation amid growing risks of an eruption.
  • Spacewalkers install bird trackers, send satellites flying

    Spacewalkers install bird trackers, send satellites flying

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:36:34 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:32 AM EDT2018-08-16 09:32:09 GMT
    Russian cosmonauts are taking a spacewalk to fling tiny satellites into orbit and install antennas for tracking birds on Earth.
    Russian cosmonauts are taking a spacewalk to fling tiny satellites into orbit and install antennas for tracking birds on Earth.
  • Experts: Hail damage is worse, but climate role uncertain

    Experts: Hail damage is worse, but climate role uncertain

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 8:51 PM EDT2018-08-15 00:51:28 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:32 AM EDT2018-08-16 09:32:07 GMT
    Climate and weather scientists say hailstorms already inflict billions of dollars in damage, and the cost will rise as the growing population builds more homes, offices and factories. (Source: Pixabay, File)Climate and weather scientists say hailstorms already inflict billions of dollars in damage, and the cost will rise as the growing population builds more homes, offices and factories. (Source: Pixabay, File)

    Climate and weather scientists say hailstorms already inflict billions of dollars in damage, and the cost will rise as the growing population builds more homes, offices and factories.

    Climate and weather scientists say hailstorms already inflict billions of dollars in damage, and the cost will rise as the growing population builds more homes, offices and factories.

  • Modi says India will send manned flight into space by 2022

    Modi says India will send manned flight into space by 2022

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:49 PM EDT2018-08-15 03:49:11 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:32 AM EDT2018-08-16 09:32:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade). Commuters move past an illuminated Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus station building on the eve of Independence day in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade). Commuters move past an illuminated Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus station building on the eve of Independence day in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018.
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi says India will send a manned flight into space by 2022.
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi says India will send a manned flight into space by 2022.
  • Not just land heat waves: Oceans are in hot water, too

    Not just land heat waves: Oceans are in hot water, too

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:12 PM EDT2018-08-15 17:12:00 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:31 AM EDT2018-08-16 09:31:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gregory Bull). FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 file photo, a Guadalupe fur seal, foreground, passes by as SeaWorld animal rescue team member Heather Ruce feeds a California sea lion at a rescue facility in San Diego, with rescue crews s...(AP Photo/Gregory Bull). FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 file photo, a Guadalupe fur seal, foreground, passes by as SeaWorld animal rescue team member Heather Ruce feeds a California sea lion at a rescue facility in San Diego, with rescue crews s...
    Even the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heat waves.
    Even the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heat waves.
  • Governors: Trump directive could hurt effort to save bird

    Governors: Trump directive could hurt effort to save bird

    Monday, August 13 2018 1:07 AM EDT2018-08-13 05:07:43 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:58 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:58:35 GMT
    Some Western governors say a new Trump administration directive threatens to undermine a hard-won compromise aimed at saving a beleaguered bird scattered across their region.
    Some Western governors say a new Trump administration directive threatens to undermine a hard-won compromise aimed at saving a beleaguered bird scattered across their region.
  • 'Touch the sun': NASA spacecraft hurtles toward our star

    'Touch the sun': NASA spacecraft hurtles toward our star

    Sunday, August 12 2018 3:36 AM EDT2018-08-12 07:36:08 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:35:09 GMT
    (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP). The Mobile Service Tower is rolled back to reveal the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Parker Solar Probe onboard, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Fla. A...(Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP). The Mobile Service Tower is rolled back to reveal the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Parker Solar Probe onboard, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Fla. A...

    NASA has launched a spacecraft to the sun that will fly closer to our star than anything ever before.

    NASA has launched a spacecraft to the sun that will fly closer to our star than anything ever before.

  • Alaska's North Slope hit by strongest quake noted in region

    Alaska's North Slope hit by strongest quake noted in region

    Sunday, August 12 2018 4:38 PM EDT2018-08-12 20:38:54 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 11:57 AM EDT2018-08-15 15:57:55 GMT
    Alaska's North Slope was hit Sunday by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region, the state's seismologist said.
    Alaska's North Slope was hit Sunday by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region, the state's seismologist said.
  • Lombok lifted 10 inches by quake that killed nearly 400

    Lombok lifted 10 inches by quake that killed nearly 400

    Friday, August 10 2018 10:40 PM EDT2018-08-11 02:40:28 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 8:52 AM EDT2018-08-15 12:52:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago). Motorists ride past buildings ruined by Sunday's earthquake in Pamenang, Lombok Island, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. The north of the popular resort island has been devastated by Sunday's earthquake, damaging thousands o...(AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago). Motorists ride past buildings ruined by Sunday's earthquake in Pamenang, Lombok Island, Indonesia, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. The north of the popular resort island has been devastated by Sunday's earthquake, damaging thousands o...
    Scientists say the powerful Indonesian earthquake that killed more than 300 people lifted the island it struck by as much as 25 centimeters (10 inches).
    Scientists say the powerful Indonesian earthquake that killed more than 300 people lifted the island it struck by as much as 25 centimeters (10 inches).
  • 5 nations sign deal on Caspian Sea water, fishing rights

    5 nations sign deal on Caspian Sea water, fishing rights

    Sunday, August 12 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-08-12 12:31:35 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 8:30 AM EDT2018-08-15 12:30:47 GMT
    Leaders of the five countries along the Caspian Sea have signed a convention aimed at ending decades-long uncertainty over exploitation of its resources.
    Leaders of the five countries along the Caspian Sea have signed a convention aimed at ending decades-long uncertainty over exploitation of its resources.
  • Albania hit by magnitudes 5.4 and 5.1 tremors; homes crack

    Albania hit by magnitudes 5.4 and 5.1 tremors; homes crack

    Saturday, August 11 2018 1:55 PM EDT2018-08-11 17:55:39 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:08 AM EDT2018-08-15 05:08:21 GMT
    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 struck off northern Albania on Saturday, damaging some buildings authorities said.
    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 struck off northern Albania on Saturday, damaging some buildings authorities said.
  • Teams trying to save ailing orca practice feeding live fish

    Teams trying to save ailing orca practice feeding live fish

    Friday, August 10 2018 10:27 AM EDT2018-08-10 14:27:28 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 9:10 PM EDT2018-08-15 01:10:13 GMT
    (Brian Gisborne/Fisheries and Oceans Canada via AP). In this Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, Southern Resident killer whale J50 and her mother, J16, swim off the west coast of Vancouver Island near Port Renfrew, B.C. J50 is the sick whale that a team of experts...(Brian Gisborne/Fisheries and Oceans Canada via AP). In this Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, Southern Resident killer whale J50 and her mother, J16, swim off the west coast of Vancouver Island near Port Renfrew, B.C. J50 is the sick whale that a team of experts...
    A team of whale experts has injected an ailing killer whale with antibiotics in a rare emergency effort to save her.
    A team of whale experts has injected an ailing killer whale with antibiotics in a rare emergency effort to save her.
  • Outdoor fun dwindles as smoky haze hangs over California

    Outdoor fun dwindles as smoky haze hangs over California

    Thursday, August 9 2018 2:30 AM EDT2018-08-09 06:30:22 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-08-14 17:03:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill). The city of Berkeley, Calif., sits in a dull, smoky haze Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. The air quality has hit unhealthy levels in cities miles away as California's largest wildfire ever burns to the north.(AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill). The city of Berkeley, Calif., sits in a dull, smoky haze Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. The air quality has hit unhealthy levels in cities miles away as California's largest wildfire ever burns to the north.
    No major wildfires are burning near Sacramento but for two weeks a dull haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant blazes has blanketed California's capital region.
    No major wildfires are burning near Sacramento but for two weeks a dull haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant blazes has blanketed California's capital region.
  • GOP congressman from New York charged with insider trading

    GOP congressman from New York charged with insider trading

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 10:04 AM EDT2018-08-08 14:04:55 GMT
    Monday, August 13 2018 5:29 PM EDT2018-08-13 21:29:24 GMT
    Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York has been indicted on charges that he used inside information about a biotechnology company to make illicit stock trades. (Source: CNN)Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York has been indicted on charges that he used inside information about a biotechnology company to make illicit stock trades. (Source: CNN)

    Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York has been indicted on securities fraud charges.

    Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York has been indicted on securities fraud charges.

  • Jury backs man who claims Roundup weed killer caused cancer

    Jury backs man who claims Roundup weed killer caused cancer

    Friday, August 10 2018 6:45 PM EDT2018-08-10 22:45:48 GMT
    Monday, August 13 2018 4:23 PM EDT2018-08-13 20:23:47 GMT
    A San Francisco jury has awarded $289 million to a former school groundskeeper who claimed Monsanto's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his terminal cancer.
    A San Francisco jury has awarded $289 million to a former school groundskeeper who claimed Monsanto's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his terminal cancer.
  • NASA sending spacecraft straight into sun's glittering crown

    NASA sending spacecraft straight into sun's glittering crown

    Friday, August 10 2018 3:28 PM EDT2018-08-10 19:28:48 GMT
    Monday, August 13 2018 3:39 PM EDT2018-08-13 19:39:58 GMT
    (Kim Shiflett/NASA via AP). In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, astrophysicist Eugene Parker attends a news conference about the Parker Solar Probe named after him, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Sixty years ago, the young astrophysicist proposed ...(Kim Shiflett/NASA via AP). In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, astrophysicist Eugene Parker attends a news conference about the Parker Solar Probe named after him, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Sixty years ago, the young astrophysicist proposed ...
    NASA is sending a spacecraft on a voyage straight into the sun's glittering crown.
    NASA is sending a spacecraft on a voyage straight into the sun's glittering crown.
  • Crews battle growing wildfire near homes in California

    Crews battle growing wildfire near homes in California

    Friday, August 10 2018 2:11 AM EDT2018-08-10 06:11:13 GMT
    Monday, August 13 2018 1:34 AM EDT2018-08-13 05:34:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu). A firefighter keeps watch on the Holy Fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest in Lake Elsinore, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018.(AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu). A firefighter keeps watch on the Holy Fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest in Lake Elsinore, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018.

    Firefighters are working to curb a wildfire threatening thousands of homes in the foothills south of Los Angeles before gusty winds can return to drive its explosive growth.

    Firefighters are working to curb a wildfire threatening thousands of homes in the foothills south of Los Angeles before gusty winds can return to drive its explosive growth.

  • Pence outlines US Space Force plan for 'next battlefield'

    Pence outlines US Space Force plan for 'next battlefield'

    Thursday, August 9 2018 11:53 AM EDT2018-08-09 15:53:39 GMT
    Monday, August 13 2018 12:29 AM EDT2018-08-13 04:29:55 GMT
    Vice President Mike Pence, right, stands outside the Department of Defense with Defense Secretary James Mattis. (Source: CNN)Vice President Mike Pence, right, stands outside the Department of Defense with Defense Secretary James Mattis. (Source: CNN)

    Vice President Mike Pence says the time has come to establish a new United States Space Force to ensure America's dominance in space amid heightened completion and threats from China and Russia.

    Vice President Mike Pence says the time has come to establish a new United States Space Force to ensure America's dominance in space amid heightened completion and threats from China and Russia.

  • Huge Los Angeles gas leak leads to $120 million settlement

    Huge Los Angeles gas leak leads to $120 million settlement

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 1:11 PM EDT2018-08-08 17:11:27 GMT
    Sunday, August 12 2018 3:22 PM EDT2018-08-12 19:22:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File). FILE - This Jan. 12, 2017 file photo shows gas gathering plant on a hilltop at the Southern California Gas Company's Aliso Canyon storage facility near the Porter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles. A tentative settlement h...(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File). FILE - This Jan. 12, 2017 file photo shows gas gathering plant on a hilltop at the Southern California Gas Company's Aliso Canyon storage facility near the Porter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles. A tentative settlement h...
    A nearly $120 million settlement has been reached in litigation stemming from a leak at a Southern California storage field where a massive methane release forced thousands from their homes three years ago.
    A nearly $120 million settlement has been reached in litigation stemming from a leak at a Southern California storage field where a massive methane release forced thousands from their homes three years ago.
  • Grieving orca still swimming with her dead calf in Northwest

    Grieving orca still swimming with her dead calf in Northwest

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-08-08 23:29:42 GMT
    Sunday, August 12 2018 8:35 AM EDT2018-08-12 12:35:51 GMT
    (Michael Weiss/Center for Whale Research via AP). FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, July 24, 2018, provided by the Center for Whale Research, a baby orca whale is being pushed by her mother after being born off the Canada coast near Victoria, Br...(Michael Weiss/Center for Whale Research via AP). FILE - In this file photo taken Tuesday, July 24, 2018, provided by the Center for Whale Research, a baby orca whale is being pushed by her mother after being born off the Canada coast near Victoria, Br...
    An endangered orca is still clinging to her dead calf as she swims in Northwest waters more than two weeks after her newborn died.
    An endangered orca is still clinging to her dead calf as she swims in Northwest waters more than two weeks after her newborn died.
  • Last-minute technical problem delays NASA's flight to sun

    Last-minute technical problem delays NASA's flight to sun

    Saturday, August 11 2018 4:47 AM EDT2018-08-11 08:47:41 GMT
    Saturday, August 11 2018 4:50 PM EDT2018-08-11 20:50:49 GMT
    (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP). This photo provided by NASA shows the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Parker Solar Probe onboard shortly after the Mobile Service Tower was rolled back, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Launch Complex 37 at Ca...(Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP). This photo provided by NASA shows the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Parker Solar Probe onboard shortly after the Mobile Service Tower was rolled back, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Launch Complex 37 at Ca...
    A last-minute technical problem has delayed NASA's unprecedented mission to the sun.
    A last-minute technical problem has delayed NASA's unprecedented mission to the sun.
  • Police: Alaska man, son caught on video killing bear, cubs

    Police: Alaska man, son caught on video killing bear, cubs

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 8:29 PM EDT2018-08-09 00:29:46 GMT
    Saturday, August 11 2018 8:22 AM EDT2018-08-11 12:22:46 GMT
    Alaska authorities say a video camera being used for a bear study caught two men illegally killing a bear and her two shrieking newborn cubs and returning later to get rid of the spent shells.
    Alaska authorities say a video camera being used for a bear study caught two men illegally killing a bear and her two shrieking newborn cubs and returning later to get rid of the spent shells.
  • Red-hot voyage to sun will bring us closer to our star

    Red-hot voyage to sun will bring us closer to our star

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 8:22 AM EDT2018-08-08 12:22:40 GMT
    Friday, August 10 2018 10:15 PM EDT2018-08-11 02:15:13 GMT
    (Steve Gribben/Johns Hopkins APL/NASA via AP). This image made available by NASA shows an artist's rendering of the Parker Solar Probe approaching the Sun. It's designed to take solar punishment like never before, thanks to its revolutionary heat shiel...(Steve Gribben/Johns Hopkins APL/NASA via AP). This image made available by NASA shows an artist's rendering of the Parker Solar Probe approaching the Sun. It's designed to take solar punishment like never before, thanks to its revolutionary heat shiel...
    Red-hot voyage to the sun is going to bring us closer to our star than ever before.
    Red-hot voyage to the sun is going to bring us closer to our star than ever before.
  • 14,000 fight California fires, some from prisons or overseas

    14,000 fight California fires, some from prisons or overseas

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 2:06 AM EDT2018-08-08 06:06:47 GMT
    Friday, August 10 2018 3:32 PM EDT2018-08-10 19:32:03 GMT
    (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP). Crystal Easter uses a pot of water to put out spot fires around her home, as her neighbor's home burns to the ground in the background, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Spring Valley, Calif. The Ranch Fire spotted 200 y...(Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP). Crystal Easter uses a pot of water to put out spot fires around her home, as her neighbor's home burns to the ground in the background, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Spring Valley, Calif. The Ranch Fire spotted 200 y...

    Some of the largest fires have erupted just within the past few weeks as the state has seen record-setting temperatures - and the historically worst months of wildfire season are still to come.

    Some of the largest fires have erupted just within the past few weeks as the state has seen record-setting temperatures - and the historically worst months of wildfire season are still to come.

  • 1st of Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons released from space

    1st of Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons released from space

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 2:11 PM EDT2018-08-07 18:11:12 GMT
    Friday, August 10 2018 10:34 AM EDT2018-08-10 14:34:56 GMT
    (NASA via AP). This Sept. 26, 1985 photo made available by NASA shows astronaut Sharon Christa McAuliffe. The high school teacher from Concord, N.H., never got to teach from space. She perished during the 1986 launch of shuttle Challenger, along with h...(NASA via AP). This Sept. 26, 1985 photo made available by NASA shows astronaut Sharon Christa McAuliffe. The high school teacher from Concord, N.H., never got to teach from space. She perished during the 1986 launch of shuttle Challenger, along with h...
    NASA and the Challenger Center have released the first of Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons from space.
    NASA and the Challenger Center have released the first of Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons from space.
  • Rescue team rushes to help ailing orca spotted off Canada

    Rescue team rushes to help ailing orca spotted off Canada

    Thursday, August 9 2018 6:22 PM EDT2018-08-09 22:22:19 GMT
    Friday, August 10 2018 10:26 AM EDT2018-08-10 14:26:14 GMT
    (Brian Gisborne/Fisheries and Oceans Canada via AP). In this Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, Southern Resident killer whale J50 and her mother, J16, swim off the west coast of Vancouver Island near Port Renfrew, B.C. J50 is the sick whale that a team of experts...(Brian Gisborne/Fisheries and Oceans Canada via AP). In this Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, Southern Resident killer whale J50 and her mother, J16, swim off the west coast of Vancouver Island near Port Renfrew, B.C. J50 is the sick whale that a team of experts...
    Teams of whale experts are racing out to sea to help an ailing young killer whale.
    Teams of whale experts are racing out to sea to help an ailing young killer whale.
  • Navajo robotics team heads to international competition

    Navajo robotics team heads to international competition

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 1:11 PM EDT2018-08-07 17:11:08 GMT
    Thursday, August 9 2018 9:33 PM EDT2018-08-10 01:33:36 GMT
    (Heather Anderson via AP). This March 3, 2018 photo provided by Heather Anderson shows, from left, Navajo Mountain High School students Nahida Smith, Myra King and Breana Bitsinne compete in a Utah regional robotics competition in West Valley City, Uta...(Heather Anderson via AP). This March 3, 2018 photo provided by Heather Anderson shows, from left, Navajo Mountain High School students Nahida Smith, Myra King and Breana Bitsinne compete in a Utah regional robotics competition in West Valley City, Uta...
    A team of Navajo high school students from a remote town in southern Utah is building a robot to represent North America in an international robotics competition.
    A team of Navajo high school students from a remote town in southern Utah is building a robot to represent North America in an international robotics competition.
  • Newest SpaceX booster flies again with Indonesia satellite

    Newest SpaceX booster flies again with Indonesia satellite

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 10:08 AM EDT2018-08-07 14:08:44 GMT
    Thursday, August 9 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-08-09 21:19:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Raoux). A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Complex 40 launch pad as seen through a time exposure in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. The payload, named Merah Putih, is a geostationary...(AP Photo/John Raoux). A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Complex 40 launch pad as seen through a time exposure in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. The payload, named Merah Putih, is a geostationary...
    SpaceX's newest style booster flies again with satellite for Indonesia.
    SpaceX's newest style booster flies again with satellite for Indonesia.
  • Trump can keep legal reasons for shrinking monuments secret

    Trump can keep legal reasons for shrinking monuments secret

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 3:53 PM EDT2018-08-07 19:53:47 GMT
    Thursday, August 9 2018 2:23 AM EDT2018-08-09 06:23:06 GMT
    A judge says the U.S. government doesn't have to turn over documents to an environmental law firm about legal arguments behind President Donald Trump's decision to shrink national monuments.
    A judge says the U.S. government doesn't have to turn over documents to an environmental law firm about legal arguments behind President Donald Trump's decision to shrink national monuments.
  • Genetics technology could lead to more crops, fresher food

    Genetics technology could lead to more crops, fresher food

    Monday, August 6 2018 12:08 PM EDT2018-08-06 16:08:59 GMT
    Wednesday, August 8 2018 8:30 PM EDT2018-08-09 00:30:33 GMT
    A multinational agricultural company based in Idaho has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to help farmers produce more crops and make grocery store offerings such as strawberries,...
    A multinational agricultural company based in Idaho has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to help farmers produce more crops and make grocery store offerings such as strawberries, potatoes and avocados stay fresher longer.
  • The Green Big Apple: New Yorkers document the city's plants

    The Green Big Apple: New Yorkers document the city's plants

    Friday, August 3 2018 10:07 AM EDT2018-08-03 14:07:20 GMT
    Wednesday, August 8 2018 7:32 PM EDT2018-08-08 23:32:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Emiliano Rodriguez Mega). In this July 27, 2018 photo, Susan Hewitt photographs a daisy-like weed known as 'shaggy soldier' and adds it to iNaturalist, the app she uses to participate in the New York City EcoFlora project. "If people could ju...(AP Photo/Emiliano Rodriguez Mega). In this July 27, 2018 photo, Susan Hewitt photographs a daisy-like weed known as 'shaggy soldier' and adds it to iNaturalist, the app she uses to participate in the New York City EcoFlora project. "If people could ju...
    New Yorkers are helping scientists catalog the city's wild plants, one photo at a time.
    New Yorkers are helping scientists catalog the city's wild plants, one photo at a time.
  • Vets ready for rare efforts to save ailing endangered orca

    Vets ready for rare efforts to save ailing endangered orca

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 6:20 PM EDT2018-08-07 22:20:42 GMT
    Wednesday, August 8 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-08-08 23:05:35 GMT
    (NOAA Fisheries/Vancouver Aquarium via AP, File). FILE - This September 2015 photo provided by NOAA Fisheries shows a aerial view of adult female Southern Resident killer whale (J16) swims with her calf (J50). Federal officials are weighing options to ...(NOAA Fisheries/Vancouver Aquarium via AP, File). FILE - This September 2015 photo provided by NOAA Fisheries shows a aerial view of adult female Southern Resident killer whale (J16) swims with her calf (J50). Federal officials are weighing options to ...
    Veterinarians are preparing rare emergency efforts to administer antibiotics to try to save a young emaciated orca that's part of an endangered pod.
    Veterinarians are preparing rare emergency efforts to administer antibiotics to try to save a young emaciated orca that's part of an endangered pod.
  • Birds learn another 'language' by eavesdropping on neighbors

    Birds learn another 'language' by eavesdropping on neighbors

    Thursday, August 2 2018 2:17 PM EDT2018-08-02 18:17:18 GMT
    Wednesday, August 8 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-08-08 22:00:44 GMT
    (Jessica McLachlan via AP). This photo provided by Jessica McLachlan shows a fairy-wren. Scientists have discovered that birds can learn to recognize alarm calls of other species, essentially by learning to eavesdrop in a second language. The Australia...(Jessica McLachlan via AP). This photo provided by Jessica McLachlan shows a fairy-wren. Scientists have discovered that birds can learn to recognize alarm calls of other species, essentially by learning to eavesdrop in a second language. The Australia...
    Scientists have discovered that birds can learn to recognize alarm calls of other species, essentially by learning to eavesdrop in a second language.
    Scientists have discovered that birds can learn to recognize alarm calls of other species, essentially by learning to eavesdrop in a second language.
  • Cancer study of nuclear test site expected to finish in 2019

    Cancer study of nuclear test site expected to finish in 2019

    Monday, August 6 2018 3:55 PM EDT2018-08-06 19:55:53 GMT
    Wednesday, August 8 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-08-08 21:13:48 GMT
    (AP Photo, File). FILE - This July 16, 1945 photo, shows the mushroom cloud of the first atomic explosion at Trinity Test Site, New Mexico. The National Cancer Institute says its long-anticipated study into the cancer risks of New Mexico residents livi...(AP Photo, File). FILE - This July 16, 1945 photo, shows the mushroom cloud of the first atomic explosion at Trinity Test Site, New Mexico. The National Cancer Institute says its long-anticipated study into the cancer risks of New Mexico residents livi...
    The National Cancer Institute says its long-anticipated study into the cancer risks of New Mexico residents living near the site of the world's first atomic bomb test likely will be published in 2019.
    The National Cancer Institute says its long-anticipated study into the cancer risks of New Mexico residents living near the site of the world's first atomic bomb test likely will be published in 2019.
  • Biggest blaze in California history challenges firefighters

    Biggest blaze in California history challenges firefighters

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 2:09 AM EDT2018-08-07 06:09:05 GMT
    Wednesday, August 8 2018 8:46 AM EDT2018-08-08 12:46:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, July 31, 2018, file photo, a firefighter runs while trying to save a home as a wildfire tears through Lakeport, Calif. The residence eventually burned. Authorities say a rapidly expanding Northern C...(AP Photo/Noah Berger, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, July 31, 2018, file photo, a firefighter runs while trying to save a home as a wildfire tears through Lakeport, Calif. The residence eventually burned. Authorities say a rapidly expanding Northern C...

    Gigantic wildfires that devour scores or hundreds of homes may become the new normal in California's future.

    Gigantic wildfires that devour scores or hundreds of homes may become the new normal in California's future.

  • Death Valley sets tentative world record for hottest month

    Death Valley sets tentative world record for hottest month

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 4:02 PM EDT2018-08-01 20:02:53 GMT
    Tuesday, August 7 2018 6:01 PM EDT2018-08-07 22:01:49 GMT

    Preliminary data show that Death Valley, California, set the world record for hottest month in July.

    Preliminary data show that Death Valley, California, set the world record for hottest month in July.

  • Iceland stops hunting minke whales but only for this season

    Iceland stops hunting minke whales but only for this season

    Thursday, August 2 2018 7:59 AM EDT2018-08-02 11:59:19 GMT
    Tuesday, August 7 2018 3:43 PM EDT2018-08-07 19:43:36 GMT
    One of Iceland's top whaling companies says it has stopped hunting minke whales this year, in response to a new government regulation that has enlarged the protected area for baleen whales.
    One of Iceland's top whaling companies says it has stopped hunting minke whales this year, in response to a new government regulation that has enlarged the protected area for baleen whales.
  • Deep origin of rare blue diamonds revealed in their flaws

    Deep origin of rare blue diamonds revealed in their flaws

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 1:17 PM EDT2018-08-01 17:17:26 GMT
    Tuesday, August 7 2018 1:14 PM EDT2018-08-07 17:14:23 GMT
    Scientists examine flaws in rare blue diamonds to reveal their origin deep inside Earth.
    Scientists examine flaws in rare blue diamonds to reveal their origin deep inside Earth.
  • Warmer soil releasing more carbon, worsening climate change

    Warmer soil releasing more carbon, worsening climate change

    Wednesday, August 1 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-08-01 17:10:17 GMT
    Tuesday, August 7 2018 11:18 AM EDT2018-08-07 15:18:37 GMT
    (Benjamin Bond-Lamberty via AP). This May 3, 2018 photo provided by Benjamin Bond-Lamberty shows technician Stephanie Pennington measuring the amount of carbon dioxide released into the air from the soil at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center...(Benjamin Bond-Lamberty via AP). This May 3, 2018 photo provided by Benjamin Bond-Lamberty shows technician Stephanie Pennington measuring the amount of carbon dioxide released into the air from the soil at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center...
    Microbes in soil release more carbon into the air, worsening climate change.
    Microbes in soil release more carbon into the air, worsening climate change.
  • Scientists: 1st sighting of dolphin hybrid is no 'wholphin'

    Scientists: 1st sighting of dolphin hybrid is no 'wholphin'

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 2:14 AM EDT2018-07-31 06:14:31 GMT
    Tuesday, August 7 2018 10:18 AM EDT2018-08-07 14:18:13 GMT
    (Kimberly A. Wood/Cascadia Research via AP). This Aug. 11, 2017, photo provided by Cascadia Research shows a hybrid between a melon-headed whale and a rough-toothed dolphin, in the foreground, swimming next to a melon-headed dolphin near Kauai, Hawaii....(Kimberly A. Wood/Cascadia Research via AP). This Aug. 11, 2017, photo provided by Cascadia Research shows a hybrid between a melon-headed whale and a rough-toothed dolphin, in the foreground, swimming next to a melon-headed dolphin near Kauai, Hawaii....
    In a study published last week, scientists say the animal spotted off the island of Kauai in August 2017 appears to be the first record of a hybrid involving either species.
    In a study published last week, scientists say the animal spotted off the island of Kauai in August 2017 appears to be the first record of a hybrid involving either species.
  • Northern California blazes now largest in state history

    Northern California blazes now largest in state history

    Monday, August 6 2018 10:59 AM EDT2018-08-06 14:59:22 GMT
    Tuesday, August 7 2018 2:08 AM EDT2018-08-07 06:08:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Josh Edelson). A helicopter drops water on a burning hillside during the Ranch Fire in Clearlake Oaks, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018.(AP Photo/Josh Edelson). A helicopter drops water on a burning hillside during the Ranch Fire in Clearlake Oaks, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018.

    Twin wildfires fueled by dry vegetation and hot, windy weather have continued to grow in Northern California, destroying dozens of homes and forcing thousands of residents to flee their neighborhoods.

    Twin wildfires fueled by dry vegetation and hot, windy weather have continued to grow in Northern California, destroying dozens of homes and forcing thousands of residents to flee their neighborhoods.

  • Correction: Commercial Space-Astronauts story

    Correction: Commercial Space-Astronauts story

    Friday, August 3 2018 11:29 AM EDT2018-08-03 15:29:48 GMT
    Monday, August 6 2018 11:04 PM EDT2018-08-07 03:04:00 GMT
    NASA has assigned the astronauts who will ride the first commercial capsules into orbit next year and bring human launches back to the U.S.
    NASA has assigned the astronauts who will ride the first commercial capsules into orbit next year and bring human launches back to the U.S.
  • Ditch the joystick? Swiss develop jacket that pilots drones

    Ditch the joystick? Swiss develop jacket that pilots drones

    Thursday, August 2 2018 9:56 AM EDT2018-08-02 13:56:51 GMT
    Monday, August 6 2018 10:10 AM EDT2018-08-06 14:10:07 GMT
    (Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne via AP). Robotics expert on the Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne, EPFL team, Matteo Macchini, right, displays the fly controls in a virtual reality scenario as he controls the flight of a drone in foregr...(Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne via AP). Robotics expert on the Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne, EPFL team, Matteo Macchini, right, displays the fly controls in a virtual reality scenario as he controls the flight of a drone in foregr...
    Scientists, engineers and robotics experts at Switzerland's Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne university have developed a jacket that allows for hands-free flying of drones.
    Scientists, engineers and robotics experts at Switzerland's Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne university have developed a jacket that allows for hands-free flying of drones.
  • Bring on the cake: France's baby panda has his 1st birthday

    Bring on the cake: France's baby panda has his 1st birthday

    Saturday, August 4 2018 6:58 AM EDT2018-08-04 10:58:27 GMT
    Saturday, August 4 2018 5:00 PM EDT2018-08-04 21:00:14 GMT
    (ZooParc de Beauval via AP). France's first baby panda Yuan Meng celebrates his first birthday with a birthday cake composed of bamboo, honey, apples, oranges, strawberries and lemons, at the ZooParc de Beauval in Beauval, central France, Saturday Aug....(ZooParc de Beauval via AP). France's first baby panda Yuan Meng celebrates his first birthday with a birthday cake composed of bamboo, honey, apples, oranges, strawberries and lemons, at the ZooParc de Beauval in Beauval, central France, Saturday Aug....
    France's first baby panda celebrates his one-year anniversary Saturday with a birthday cake composed of bamboo, honey, apples and other adapted food.
    France's first baby panda celebrates his one-year anniversary Saturday with a birthday cake composed of bamboo, honey, apples and other adapted food.
  • Documents: Trump golf course damaged sand dunes in Scotland

    Documents: Trump golf course damaged sand dunes in Scotland

    Sunday, July 29 2018 9:48 AM EDT2018-07-29 13:48:09 GMT
    Thursday, August 2 2018 11:23 PM EDT2018-08-03 03:23:38 GMT
    Documents show that U.S. President Donald Trump's family business has "destroyed the vast majority" of an environmentally sensitive area of sand dunes near its golf course north of Aberdeen in Scotland.
    Documents show that U.S. President Donald Trump's family business has "destroyed the vast majority" of an environmentally sensitive area of sand dunes near its golf course north of Aberdeen in Scotland.
  • Science Says: Record heat, fires worsened by climate change

    Science Says: Record heat, fires worsened by climate change

    Saturday, July 28 2018 11:07 AM EDT2018-07-28 15:07:46 GMT
    Thursday, August 2 2018 9:57 AM EDT2018-08-02 13:57:15 GMT

    Scientists see the hand of climate change in heat records and fires breaking out globally this summer.

    Scientists see the hand of climate change in heat records and fires breaking out globally this summer.

  • DNA to X-ray: Military has variety of tools to ID remains

    DNA to X-ray: Military has variety of tools to ID remains

    Friday, July 27 2018 5:05 PM EDT2018-07-27 21:05:22 GMT
    Thursday, August 2 2018 8:57 AM EDT2018-08-02 12:57:01 GMT
    When the newly released Korean War remains are sent for analysis to a military lab in Hawaii, they'll enter a system that routinely identifies service members from that decades-old conflict.
    When the newly released Korean War remains are sent for analysis to a military lab in Hawaii, they'll enter a system that routinely identifies service members from that decades-old conflict.
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  • Plane skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheel

    Plane skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheel

    Thursday, August 16 2018 11:23 PM EDT2018-08-17 03:23:42 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 2:05 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:05:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez). Rescuers are seen at the scene as a Boeing passenger plane from China, a Xiamen Air, lies on the grassy portion of the runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after it skidded off the runway while landing Friday, Aug...(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez). Rescuers are seen at the scene as a Boeing passenger plane from China, a Xiamen Air, lies on the grassy portion of the runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after it skidded off the runway while landing Friday, Aug...
    A plane from China has skidded off a runway at Manila's airport while landing in a downpour and its 157 passengers and eight crew members have been evacuated safely by emergency slides.
    A plane from China has skidded off a runway at Manila's airport while landing in a downpour and its 157 passengers and eight crew members have been evacuated safely by emergency slides.
  • Vatican in 'shame and sorrow' over abuses in Pennsylvania

    Vatican in 'shame and sorrow' over abuses in Pennsylvania

    Thursday, August 16 2018 4:25 PM EDT2018-08-16 20:25:50 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 2:04 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:04:46 GMT
    (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP). FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 file photo, Pope Francis, left, talks with Papal Foundation Chairman Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washinghton, D.C., during a meeting with members of the Papal Fo...(L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP). FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 file photo, Pope Francis, left, talks with Papal Foundation Chairman Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washinghton, D.C., during a meeting with members of the Papal Fo...
    The Vatican has called the sex abuse described in a grand jury report in Pennsylvania "criminal and morally reprehensible.".
    The Vatican has called the sex abuse described in a grand jury report in Pennsylvania "criminal and morally reprehensible.".
  • Bishops request Vatican investigation as abuse crisis grows

    Bishops request Vatican investigation as abuse crisis grows

    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-08-16 21:23:08 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 1:55 AM EDT2018-08-17 05:55:33 GMT
    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is inviting the Vatican to play a key role investigating the scandal involving former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct with minors and...
    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is inviting the Vatican to play a key role investigating the scandal involving former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct with minors and adult seminarians.
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  • Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

    Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

    Thursday, August 16 2018 4:05 AM EDT2018-08-16 08:05:05 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 2:04 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:04:45 GMT
    The man's pregnant wife, 34-year-old Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste were reported missing Monday.The man's pregnant wife, 34-year-old Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste were reported missing Monday.

    Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case.

    Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case.

  • Record-breaking fire tornado killed California firefighter

    Record-breaking fire tornado killed California firefighter

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:10 PM EDT2018-08-16 18:10:35 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 2:04 AM EDT2018-08-17 06:04:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Locher,File). FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2018 file photo Gary Parmely, father of Jeremy Stoke of the Redding Fire Department, visits a memorial for his son, in Redding, Calif. Officials say Stoke the first firefighter to die battling a Nort...(AP Photo/John Locher,File). FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2018 file photo Gary Parmely, father of Jeremy Stoke of the Redding Fire Department, visits a memorial for his son, in Redding, Calif. Officials say Stoke the first firefighter to die battling a Nort...
    Officials say a firefighter who died helping people evacuate a Northern California blaze was killed by a fire tornado that at one point reached a temperature of 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Officials say a firefighter who died helping people evacuate a Northern California blaze was killed by a fire tornado that at one point reached a temperature of 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Alaska man faces life in prison for Florida airport shooting

    Alaska man faces life in prison for Florida airport shooting

    Friday, August 17 2018 1:54 AM EDT2018-08-17 05:54:18 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 1:55 AM EDT2018-08-17 05:55:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File). FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2017, file photo, Esteban Santiago, center, is led from the Broward County jail for an arraignment in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Sentencing is set Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, for Santiago, a...(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File). FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2017, file photo, Esteban Santiago, center, is led from the Broward County jail for an arraignment in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Sentencing is set Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, for Santiago, a...
    An Alaska man faces life prison sentence in the January 2017 Florida airport shooting that left five dead and six others wounded.
    An Alaska man faces life prison sentence in the January 2017 Florida airport shooting that left five dead and six others wounded.
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