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Marvel's Kevin Feige honored at 45th Saturn Awards

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 1:08am

Kevin Feige was honored at the 45th annual Saturn Awards but the Marvel Studios president gave higher praise to someone other than himself.

The remains of a man missing for 22 years have been found — thanks to Google Earth

Amanda Watts, Natalie Johnson and Amanda Jackson, CNN  |  Posted Sep 13th - 9:42pm

For over two decades, William Moldt's family was left with unanswered questions about his disappearance.

Utah students get a chance to tour Amazon facility, play with robotics

Christina Giardinelli, KSL  |  Posted Sep 13th - 1:07pm

A group of 16 fourth, fifth and sixth graders ditched their school desks at Woodrow Wilson Elementary on Thursday, embarking instead on a robot-building mission at Amazon’s Salt Lake City fulfillment center.

Lawmakers ask 4 big tech companies for documents in probe

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 7:37am

Lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech on Friday asked Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple for a broad range of documents, marking a step forward in Congress' bipartisan probe of the companies.

Marvel's Kevin Feige to be honored at 45th Saturn Awards

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 1:04am

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will be honored at the 45th annual Saturn Awards that will be streamed live for the first time.

Training surgeons like dogs, icky money win 2019 Ig Nobels

Mark Pratt, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 5:06pm

Training surgeons is as easy as training dolphins or dogs.

US biologists eye unusual deaths of Alaska ice seals

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 4:44pm

Seals that rely on sea ice off Alaska's northwest coast have been dying at uncommon rates, and federal marine mammal biologists Thursday declared an "unusual mortality event."

AP EXPLAINS: The tentative Purdue deal on the opioid crisis

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 2:22pm

A deal worth as much as $12 billion that's being negotiated between Purdue Pharma and its owners, and the state, local and tribal governments involved in national opioid litigation has the potential to shape efforts to reach a global settlement with other manufacturers, drug distributors and retailers in lawsuits consolidated before a federal judge in Cleveland. The lawsuits aim to find help for communities besieged by an opioid crisis that has killed 400,000 people across the U.S. since 2000.

Study finds the universe might be 2 billion years younger

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 12:14pm

The universe is looking younger every day, it seems.

Pesticide criticized in bee deaths could also kill birds

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 12:14pm

Scientists studying a widely used pesticide say even small doses of the chemical can have crippling health effects on migrating birds, and it might be contributing to declines in their overall populations.

London police arrest 5 over planned Heathrow drone protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 10:54am

British police say they have arrested five people over a plan by environmental activists to fly drones near Heathrow Airport.

Google pays France over $1 billion to settle tax case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 9:38am

Tech giant Google said Thursday it has paid over one billion dollars to French authorities to settle a years-long dispute over allegations of tax fraud.

Scientists succeed in creating northern white rhino embryos

Giada Zampano and Andrea Foa, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 8:38am

Scientists announced Wednesday they have succeeded in creating two embryos of the near-extinct northern white rhino as part of an international effort to save the species, which is down to just two animals worldwide, both of them female.

AP-NORC poll: 64% disapprove of Trump's climate change views

Seth Borenstein, Nicholas Riccardi and Hannah Fingerhut, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 6:04am

President Donald Trump gets some of his worst marks from the American people when it comes to his handling of climate change, and majorities believe the planet is warming and support government actions that he has sometimes scoffed at.

Mint, menthol: Vape industry has dug heels in on flavor bans

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 11th - 11:18pm

Efforts to ban flavored e-cigarettes and reduce their appeal to youngsters have sputtered under industry pressure in over a half-dozen states this year even as one state, Michigan, moves ahead with its own restrictions and President Donald Trump promises federal ones.

Concerns grow over tainted sewage sludge spread on croplands

John Flesher and Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 11th - 10:09pm

For more than 20 years, the eastern Michigan town of Lapeer sent leftover sludge from its sewage treatment plant to area farms, supplying them with high-quality, free fertilizer while avoiding the expense of disposal elsewhere.

New comet likely visitor from another solar system

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 13th - 11:46am

The solar system may have another foreign guest.

Training surgeons like dogs, icky money win 2019 Ig Nobels

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 5:01pm

Researchers who found surgeons can be trained the same way as animals, scientists who examined the bacterial grossness of bank notes and a team that touts the health benefits of pizza were among the winners of this year’s Ig Nobel prizes.

English Channel dolphins carry 'toxic cocktail' of chemicals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 12th - 9:12am

Bottlenose dolphins in the English Channel harbor a "toxic cocktail" of chemicals, some of which have been banned for decades and which may be harming the rare marine mammals' health, scientists said Thursday.

Fish-friendly changes at Nevada dam to help threatened trout

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 11th - 4:29pm

Federal officials are making fish-friendly modifications to a northern Nevada dam that for more than a century has blocked off native spawning grounds for a threatened trout species that once migrated 120 miles (193 kilometers) upstream from a high-desert lake to the alpine waters of Lake Tahoe.