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The Latest: Hawaii governor visits telescope protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 10:14pm

The Latest on protesters blocking the construction of a giant telescope in Hawaii (all times local):

National Geographic aims to solve Amelia Earhart mystery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 8:49pm

The deep-sea explorer who discovered the wrecked Titanic is tackling an aviation mystery: Amelia Earhart's disappearance.

The Latest: Flash flood warning for areas below wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 5:02pm

The Latest on a wildfire in northern Arizona (all times local):

Hawaii governor visits those blocking telescope construction

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 3:34pm

The governor of Hawaii on Tuesday visited protesters blocking the construction of a giant telescope on the state's tallest mountain while acknowledging that their grievances were not just about a new observatory but also about the treatment of Native Hawaiians going back more than a century.

Glacier National Park tourists asked to log animal crossings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 9:27am

Wildlife officials are asking people who are traveling near Glacier National Park to report sightings of animals crossing the road.

Teen climate activist to French critics: Listen to science

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 9:17am

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has told lawmakers at France's lower house of parliament that they need to listen to scientists on the issue of climate change and act now to avert a catastrophe.

Arizona city watches, worries as mountain area burns

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 8:33am

Anxious residents packed up prized possessions Tuesday as hundreds of firefighters worked to keep a wildfire in a forested Arizona city away from homes while they got help from the weather.

The Latest: Hawaii Lt. Gov. says protesters aren't leaving

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 6:51pm

The Latest on protests against a giant telescope planned for a Hawaii mountain (all times local):

Chris Kraft, 1st flight director for NASA, dies at 95

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:53pm

Behind America's late leap into orbit and triumphant small step on the moon was the agile mind and guts-of-steel of Chris Kraft, making split-second decisions that propelled the nation to once unimaginable heights.

Chris Kraft, 1st flight director for NASA, dies at 95

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:26pm

Chris Kraft, the founder of NASA's mission control, died Monday, just two days after the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. He was 95.

Eastern US cities spewing more methane into air than thought

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:24pm

Older U.S. east coast cities are leaking nine times as much natural gas into the air — from homes or pipes heading into houses — than the federal government had thought, a new airborne monitoring study finds.

Actor in original sci-fi classic 'The Fly' dies at 92

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 1:59pm

David Hedison, who starred in the original sci-fi classic "The Fly" and appeared in two James Bond films, has died. He was 92.

India launches spacecraft to explore water deposits on moon

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 11:17pm

India sent a spacecraft to explore water deposits on the far side of the moon in a successful launch Monday after a technical problem caused a week's delay.

Olympic robots offer 'virtual' attendance, help out on field

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 10:04pm

A cart-like robot scuttles across the field to bring back javelins and discuses. A towering screen-on-wheels is designed for "virtual" attendance. The cute ones are, naturally, the likeness of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots.

Planetary Society's solar sail appears to deploy properly

John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 1:24pm

A tiny spacecraft orbiting Earth appeared to successfully unfurl a solar sail Tuesday to test the potential of using only sunlight for propulsion, mission officials said.

Changes to HIV criminal laws divide advocates and experts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 9:00am

In about 20 states, it's a crime for people with HIV to have sex without first informing their partner of their infection.

Las Vegas man's Apollo 11 film reels auctioned for $1.8M

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 12:31am

Film footage of the original mission to the moon has been auctioned for over $1.8 million, a report said.

Gas euthanasia at Wyoming animal shelter protested

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 10:10am

Two Wyoming residents are trying to end the use of a gas chamber for euthanasia at an animal shelter.

The Latest: India sends unmanned mission to moon's far side

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:28am

The Latest on India's launch of an unmanned spacecraft to the far side of the moon (all times local):

India's space agency says it has launched unmanned mission to moon's south pole after aborted attempt last week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:20am

India's space agency says it has launched unmanned mission to moon's south pole after aborted attempt last week.