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Armed with affection, octogenarian is an 'octopus whisperer'

Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 3:38am

Wilson Menashi palmed a squid in his left hand and extended his arm into an aquarium tank, watching as a giant Pacific octopus stretched out tentacles to greet him like a friend.

Toyota, Panasonic announce venture for green auto batteries

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 1:47am

Toyota Motor Corp. and Panasonic Corp. are setting up a joint venture to research, manufacture and sell batteries for ecological autos, an increasingly lucrative sector amid concerns about global warming.

China says doctor behind gene-edited babies acted on his own

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 7:04pm

Chinese investigators have determined that the doctor behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited in hopes of making them resistant to the AIDS virus acted on his own and will be punished for any violations of the law, a state media report said Monday.

Superbugs and anti-vaxxers make WHO's list of 10 global health threats

Holly Yan, CNN  |  Posted Jan 21st - 5:50pm

From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy.

2019 to be typical year for Utah star gazers: 'dazzling' and 'beautiful'

John Hollenhorst, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 21st - 5:12pm

For skywatchers, 2019 started off with a bang Sunday night as millions were able to observe a blood moon lunar eclipse. In other respects it will be a typical year in the night sky. But that doesn't mean there won't be lots of splendid sights.

EU slaps sanctions on Syrians, Russians over attacks

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 5:17am

The European Union on Monday imposed sanctions on four Russians blamed for a nerve agent attack in Britain as well as a Syrian research center and its staff as the 28-nation bloc stepped up its action against the use of chemical weapons.

Iraq says goodbye to its beloved archaeologist al-Gailani

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 1:38am

Iraq on Monday mourned the loss of Lamia al-Gailani, a beloved archaeologist who helped rebuild the Baghdad museum after it was looted following the 2003 U.S.-led invasion to oust Saddam Hussein.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's murky claims on weather, shutdown

Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:13pm

There's nothing like a cold snap to bring out the global-warming skepticism of President Donald Trump.

Teen globally recognized for environmental innovations

Laurene Callander, CNN  |  Posted Jan 20th - 12:30pm

A Tulsa teen making major strides in cleaning our rivers and streams is now getting global recognition for his advancements in environmental engineering.

Utah starting $2.5M debt forgiveness program for tech grads

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:30am

Utah is rolling out a program to forgive college debt for tech workers who stay and work in the state.

2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 9:03am

The only total lunar eclipse this year and next came with a supermoon bonus.

US spy satellite launched into orbit from California

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 12:14pm

A powerful Delta 4 Heavy rocket carrying a U.S. spy satellite lifted off Saturday from California.

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 9:37am

Seven weeks after a massive earthquake struck Alaska, the seemingly endless aftershocks are keeping many residents filled with anxiety.

Good vs Evil: How heroes and villains affect the food you buy

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jan 19th - 7:50am

BYU researcher Tamara Masters has found that people are willing to pay more for vice foods — like ice cream, cookies, and other unhealthy snacks — when the packaging is labeled with a superhero.

UN: 2 polio cases in Mozambique caused by virus from vaccine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 4:01am

Global health officials say they have identified two cases of polio in Mozambique caused by a mutated virus in the vaccine, marking another setback for attempts to eradicate the crippling disease.

High tide creeps up on Florida eclipse-watchers, floods car

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 11:05am

Some moongazers in Florida forgot to keep an eye on the tide as they watched Sunday night's lunar eclipse.

Europeans contemplating moon mission by 2025

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:42am

The ArianeGroup wants to send a scientific mission to the moon before 2025.

Police: Officer ran over pair lying in road to watch eclipse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:12am

A Florida police department says an officer ran over two people who were lying in a dark roadway to watch Sunday night's lunar eclipse.

Iraqi archaeologist, museums champion dies at 80

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 8:58am

Lamia al-Gailani, an Iraqi archaeologist who lent her expertise to rebuilding the National Museum's collection after it was looted in 2003, has died at age 80.

Bad math: Software error tweaks grades in N Carolina schools

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 8:32am

A software error caused public school students around North Carolina to receive incorrect end-of-term grades this school year, state education officials said.