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App helps Lake Tahoe researchers with citizen observations

NORTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - Researchers at Lake Tahoe are enlisting local residents, tourists and other beach-goers to record their observations and photographs on a new smartphone app to help scientists better understand the lake's environmental conditions.

August 30, 2015 | | Nation


Professor sees meaning in garbage

NEW YORK (AP) - New York's sanitation department has its very own anthropologist-in-residence, a garbage guru who studies the refuse along the curbs of the nation's biggest city as a mirror into the lives of its 8.5 million residents.

August 30, 2015 | | Nation


Global warming is carving changes into Alaska landscape in fire & ice

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it.

August 30, 2015 | | Nation


Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) - Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. "I'm videotaping this, sir," he tells an officer. "I'm just videotaping this."

August 30, 2015 | | Nation


Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston deputy

HOUSTON (AP) - The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a lengthy criminal record going back a decade, but never spent more than short stints in jail.

August 30, 2015 | | Nation


University of Texas removes Davis statue

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A statue of Jefferson Davis was removed from its pedestal Sunday on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, days after a court rejected an appeal from a Confederate heritage group.

August 30, 2015 | | Nation


Walker says wall along Canadian border worth reviewing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is putting a new twist on the topic of securing the border, a staple among the GOP candidates running for president, by pointing north.

August 30, 2015 | | Nation


Mount McKinley being renamed Denali

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of the president's historic visit to Alaska.

August 30, 2015 | | Nation


WHEN WELLS RUN DRY

By SCOTT SMITH

August 30, 2015 | By SCOTT SMITH | Nation


Scientists, study shrinking Mt. Baker glacier

MOUNT BAKER, Wash. (AP) - Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Every 20 yards, the water carves vertical channels in the face of the glacier as it rushes downstream.

August 28, 2015 | | Nation


CECIL & CAITLYN

NEW YORK (AP) - Who gets to decide what grown people wear for Halloween?

August 28, 2015 | | Nation


Generation LOL irked by spelling slips

NEW YORK (AP) - It's the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by Dictionary.com.

August 28, 2015 | | Nation


Fast-food’s new target: The snack attack

NEW YORK (AP) - Forget the Big Mac attack. Now is the time of the snack attack.

August 28, 2015 | | Nation


Pentagon funds new high-tech venture

MOUNTAIN VIEW . (AP) - Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.

August 28, 2015 | | Nation


USDA OKs Simplot’s genetically engineered potato

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine and that still damages crops around the world.

August 28, 2015 | | Nation


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Move to strip Gen. Lee from MLK Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Every third Monday in January, Arkansas state offices are closed in observance of an unlikely holiday: the shared birthdays of slain ...

January 15, 2017 | | Nation


Clash over offensive trademarks

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Slants aren't exactly a household name when it comes to music, but the Asian-American rock band has certainly made its mark ...

January 15, 2017 | | Nation


Outgoing CIA chief rips Trump

NEW YORK (AP) - The outgoing CIA director charged on Sunday that Donald Trump lacks a full understanding of the threat Moscow poses to the United ...

January 15, 2017 | | Nation


Could treated sewage be a tool against sea-level rise?

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) - As a tool against sea-level rise, the idea seems a little counterintuitive: Add water to the ground.

January 15, 2017 | | Nation


Eagles’ resurgence comes at a price

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The eagle has landed - on chickens and rare birds, with talons at the ready.

January 15, 2017 | | Nation


Passing driver kills trooper’s attacker

PHOENIX (AP) - A man who shot and wounded an Arizona state trooper Thursday along a remote highway and then started slamming the helpless officer's ...

January 12, 2017 | | Nation


Georgia gun store owner kills suspect

MABLETON, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia gun store owner's quick reflexes and skilled marksmanship may have saved his life and others when armed robbers came ...

January 12, 2017 | | Nation


Trump plan to donate foreign hotel profits

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a public relations win for the president-elect: Donald Trump's company says it will donate profits from any foreign governments that ...

January 12, 2017 | | Nation


Man sues over his July 4th Facebook flag-burning arrest

CHICAGO (AP) - A 22-year-old central Illinois man who was arrested and detained after posting online pictures of himself burning an American flag has filed a ...

January 12, 2017 | | Nation


Ben Carson questioned about views on housing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson defended his experience and credentials Thursday to serve as the nation's new housing secretary, turning to ...

January 12, 2017 | | Nation


Trump says for first time: I think Russia hacked Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump speculated Wednesday that U.S. intelligence agencies might have leaked details about a classified briefing with him that included unsubstantiated ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Ethics chief blasts Trump plan to keep business profits

WASHINGTON (AP) - The director of the federal government's ethics agency Wednesday blasted President-elect Donald Trump's plan to maintain his business empire by turning ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Arizona city sees success keeping its night sky dark

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A decadeslong commitment to preserving a dark sky for stargazers and wildlife is paying off for a small Arizona city, with satellite ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Scientists: Moon is 4.51 billion years old

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - It turns out the moon is older than many scientists suspected: a ripe 4.51 billion years old.

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


Ivanka Trump shifting gears, heading to Washington

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Ivanka Trump plans to step aside from her executive roles at the Trump Organization and her lifestyle brand, but says she ...

January 11, 2017 | | Nation


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