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Spacewalking astronauts add parking spot to space station

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 6:42am

Spacewalking astronauts added another parking spot to the International Space Station on Wednesday.

Man set to be executed for killing of Texas college student

Juan A. Lozano and Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 11:12pm

A Texas death row inmate who has always maintained his innocence and contends his conviction was based on junk science is set to be executed for the abduction, rape and murder of a suburban Houston college student more than 20 years ago.

Here’s how your child’s school curriculum is going to change in the next 4 years

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:45pm

There are about 5,000 open computing jobs in Utah right now but not nearly enough trained people to fill them. Here's how your child's changing school curriculum will close that gap.

Report: Yale professor sexually assaulted 5 students

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:06pm

A Yale University psychiatry professor sexually assaulted five students at a research facility on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts and committed sexual misconduct against at least eight others, according to a former federal prosecutor's report released Tuesday.

500-year-old mummy of Incan girl returns to Bolivia

Carlos Valdez, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 11:44am

A 500-year-old mummy of an Incan girl has been returned to Bolivia some 129 years after it was donated to the Michigan State University Museum, marking what an official says is the first time human remains of archaeological importance have been repatriated to the Andean country.

Earth's future is being written in fast-melting Greenland

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:29am

This is where Earth's refrigerator door is left open, where glaciers dwindle and seas begin to rise.

Indian spacecraft launched last month is now orbiting moon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:21am

An unmanned spacecraft India launched last month began orbiting the moon Tuesday as it approaches the lunar south pole to study previously discovered water deposits.

Afghans restore art shattered by Taliban as peace deal nears

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:58pm

The Taliban fighters arrived with hammers and hatred. What they left behind is laid out on tables at the National Museum of Afghanistan, 18 years later: shattered pieces of ancient Buddha figurines, smashed because they were judged to be against Islam.

Urgency for vaccine grows as virus ravages China's pigs

Sam McNeil and Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:12pm

Scientists are working to develop a vaccine to help guard the world's pork supply as a deadly virus ravages Asia's pig herds.

California to build largest wildlife crossing in world

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:09pm

Like many urban singles, the mountain lion P-22 lives a solitary life in a too-small habitat. And he has a hard time finding a mate in the big city.

New lawsuit seeks protection zone for Northwest orcas

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:09pm

A new U.S. lawsuit filed Monday seeks to establish a whale protection zone for endangered orcas in the Pacific Northwest.

Florida's iconic palm trees threatened by invasive disease

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 11:14pm

Florida's iconic palm trees are under attack from a fatal disease that turns them to dried crisps in months, with no chance for recovery once they become ill.

Cops boost traffic enforcement near Hawaii telescope protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:50am

Police have issued about 100 tickets daily since last week for parking and traffic violations near the site of a protest against the construction of another telescope on Hawaii's tallest mountain.

The Latest: Swimmer in 'good health' after shark bites

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:43pm

The Latest on a shark biting a woman twice in Hawaii (all times local):

FBI investigating University of Kansas research complex

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:15pm

Federal authorities are conducting an investigation at a research facility on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence.

Shark bites woman twice while she is swimming in Hawaii bay

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:59pm

A woman was taken to a hospital Tuesday after being bitten twice by a shark while swimming in Hawaii, authorities said.

Congo to use second vaccine to fight Ebola

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:15pm

The head of Congo's Ebola response says another vaccine will be used to fight the outbreak that has killed more than 1,800 people in a year.

Elton John slams media for criticizing Harry, Meghan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:01am

Singer Elton John says he's "deeply distressed" by media accounts that criticized the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for taking a private jet to go on vacation despite the flight's carbon impact of the planet.

Lufthansa offers climate-friendly fuel, but at a price

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:26am

German airline Lufthansa is launching a website that allows customers to buy climate-friendly plane fuel to compensate for the emissions caused by their flight.

After 17 years, West Virginia town has access to clean water

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:00am

A West Virginia town that spent the past 17 years living under a boil water advisory finally has access to clean water.