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Brad Pitt asks astronaut: Who was better? Clooney or me?

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 11:34am

Brad Pitt, star of the new space movie "Ad Astra," had a burning question for a real-life astronaut.

Big global climate protests on Friday get union support

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 16th - 3:29am

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to join worldwide demonstrations this week ahead of a U.N. climate summit in New York, as unions and some businesses lend their support for faster action to fight climate change.

Ohio senators propose renaming NASA site for Neil Armstrong

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 14th - 10:04am

Ohio's U.S. senators want Congress to rename a NASA research facility in Ohio after astronaut Neil Armstrong.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Spiked CBD illnesses not isolated to Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 11:32pm

A year and a half ago, people were coming to Utah emergency rooms after puffing a vape that promised to deliver the cannabis extract CBD.

AP investigation: Vapes spiked with illegal and dangerous synthetic marijuana show dark side of CBD craze

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 15th - 11:01pm

— AP investigation: Vapes spiked with illegal and dangerous synthetic marijuana show dark side of CBD craze.

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.