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Scientists scour WWI shipwreck to solve military mystery

Christina Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:08am

A hundred years ago, a mysterious explosion hit the only major U.S. warship to sink during World War I. Now the Navy believes it has the answer to what doomed the USS San Diego: An underwater mine set by a German submarine cruising in waters just miles from New York City.

The Latest: Tourism rocket ship reaches space on test flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:24am

The Latest on a test flight of Virgin Atlantic's space tourism rocket ship (all times local):

The Latest: Diplomat: Swedish teenager urges climate action

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 6:04am

The Latest on the U.N. climate talks in Poland and other climate news (all times local):

UN climate talks inch forward, success uncertain

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:47am

Negotiators from almost 200 countries raced to find agreement on the rules that will govern an international treaty on curbing global warming, but the text the Polish diplomat chairing the talks planned to present to delegates Thursday remained under debate as the two-week summit neared an end.

Photos from Japan space rovers show rocky asteroid surface

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:49am

Japan's space agency says more than 200 photos taken by two small rovers on an asteroid show no signs of a smooth area for the planned touchdown of a spacecraft early next year.

Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test

John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:23am

Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space.

SnoHub app connects homeowners with people who clear snow

Caitlin Burchill, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:43pm

Many people are looking to make an extra buck or two with a side gig. SnoHub is like Lyft or Uber for snow.

Here's how to see the brightest comet of the year

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:37pm

Stargazers will be able to see one of the brightest comets in recent memory over the next few days.

The Latest: Virgin Galactic sending rocket to edge of space

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 5:40pm

The Latest on scheduled test flight of a Virgin Galactic rocket ship (all times local):

Weather agency chief: I've never briefed Trump on warming

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 4:27pm

The head of the government agency that monitors climate change says that in nearly two years he has never discussed the issue with President Donald Trump.

Virgin Galactic aims to reach space soon with tourism rocket

John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 12:44pm

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is gearing up to finally send its tourism rocket ship to the edge of space.

More sleep in Seattle: Later school start helps kids get zzz

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 12:29pm

High school students are getting more sleep in Seattle, say scientists studying later school start times.

Emily Blunt on the 'daunting' task of playing Mary Poppins

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 12:04pm

Emily Blunt loves a challenge, and in the world of movie musicals there's no greater trial than following in the footsteps of Julie Andrews to bring one of her most iconic, and beloved, roles to the screen for the first time in over half a century.

States cite climate worries in push to stop US coal sales

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 11:39am

Four states that say burning coal will hurt their residents as it makes climate change worse are trying to stop the Trump administration from selling vast reserves of the fuel that are beneath public lands.

When it comes to natural gas, US 'open for business'

Jie Jenny Zou Of The Center for Public Integrity, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:59am

Last November, diplomats from Brazil to Japan joined oil and gas executives at the headquarters of Washington's largest lobbying group to christen a new partnership.

Report: Track that hosts Preakness should be demolished

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:58am

The nearly 150-year-old Baltimore track that hosts one of America's premier horse races should be torn down and rebuilt at a cost of $424 million, according to a report issued Thursday.

Virgin Galactic says its tourism spaceship has climbed more than 50 miles high, the threshold of space

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:08am

Virgin Galactic says its tourism spaceship has climbed more than 50 miles high, the threshold of space.

No. 2 gas-producing state moves to curb air pollution

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 7:40am

Pennsylvania is aiming to curb air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from its vast natural gas exploration fields, with the Democratic governor's administration proposing new regulations Thursday even as the Trump administration moves to relax federal requirements.

Former nicotine research monkeys now at primate sanctuary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:08am

More than two dozen monkeys that were test subjects in nicotine addiction research denounced by British primatologist Jane Goodall have been moved from an Arkansas lab to a Florida primate sanctuary.

2 technicians killed at Antarctica science station

Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 12:21pm

The National Science Foundation says two technicians working on a fire-suppression system at an Antarctica scientific station were found unconscious and died.