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A rare albino penguin makes its debut at zoo in Poland

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 1:27pm

An extremely rare albino penguin has made its debut at Gdansk Zoo in northern Poland.

EU leaders postpone decision on 2050 climate goal

Frank Jordans and Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 9:47am

European Union leaders on Friday pushed back a decision on the bloc's long-term efforts to fight climate change, with some countries opposing a pledge to end most emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050.

US hits Iran with new sanctions while Pompeo visits Lebanon

Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 8:09am

The Trump administration hit Iran with new sanctions on Friday while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was denouncing Iran's growing influence on a visit to Lebanon.

Facebook left millions of passwords readable by employees

Barbara Ortutay and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 2:30pm

Facebook left millions of user passwords readable by its employees for years, the company said Thursday, an acknowledgement it offered after a security researcher posted about the issue online.

Monkey birth a step to saving fertility of boys with cancer

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 12:09pm

Scientists are closing in on a way to help young boys undergoing cancer treatment preserve their future fertility — and the proof is the first monkey born from the experimental technology.

Forecasters say spring could bring unprecedented US flooding

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 10:09am

The Latest on the spring flood threat in the U.S. (all times local):

AP PHOTOS: Exxon Valdez oil spill inflicted lasting wounds

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:04pm

It was just after midnight on March 24, 1989, when an Exxon Shipping Co. tanker ran aground outside the town of Valdez, Alaska, spewing millions of gallons of thick, toxic crude oil into the pristine Prince William Sound.

Overstock lays off nearly 250 in 2 months in effort to become profitable after 'disappointing' year

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Mar 20th - 1:15pm

Utah-based Overstock has had a rough year, and nearly 250 employees are facing the consequences.

US experts: Medicines for opioid addiction vastly underused

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 12:17pm

Medicines proven to treat opioid addiction remain vastly underused in the U.S., the nation's top medical advisers said Wednesday.

Science Says: Tiny 'water bears' can teach us about survival

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 11:19am

Earth's ultimate survivors can weather extreme heat, cold, radiation and even the vacuum of space. Now the U.S. military hopes these tiny critters called tardigrades can teach us about true toughness.

Ocean mission's emergency ascent caused by motor burning out

David Keyton and Jerry Harmer, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:11am

A drama in which a submersible made an emergency ascent from 250 meters (820 feet) below the Indian Ocean was caused by condensation burning out a small motor in the cockpit, the director of the British-led Nekton Mission said on Wednesday.

EPA argues for shifting focus from climate change to water

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 6:31am

Unsafe drinking water, not climate change, is the world's most immediate public health issue, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler contended Wednesday.

National Guard to help protect California towns from fires

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:11pm

California is calling in the National Guard for the first time next month to help protect communities from devastating fires like the one that largely destroyed the city of Paradise last fall.

The Latest: US official declares Colorado River plan done

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:29pm

The Latest on a Colorado River drought plan (all times local):

Facebook settles suits over ad-targeting discrimination

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 2:31pm

Facebook settled five lawsuits alleging that its advertising systems enabled discrimination in housing, credit and employment ads.

Why Facebook didn't block live New Zealand shooting video

Kelvin Chan and Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 2:05pm

Why did Facebook air live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting for 17 minutes? Didn't anyone alert the company while it was happening?

Recent rain means lush, bright wildflowers across Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 1:35pm

Experts say recent rain across much of Texas has contributed to a spectacular 2019 wildflowers season.

US official declares drought plan done for Colorado River

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:42pm

Seven states that rely on a major waterway in the U.S. West have finished a yearslong effort to create a plan to protect the Colorado River amid a prolonged drought, the federal government declared Tuesday.

Small solar storm coming to Earth but no big light show

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 2:33pm

A small solar storm is heading toward Earth, but don't expect a big light show.

Fire ball above LA not an alien invasion, just a film shoot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:52pm

The Los Angeles Police Department would like residents to know that aliens are not invading.