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Police arrest Hawaiian protesters trying to block telescope

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher and Caleb Jones, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 17th - 3:12pm

Police arrested elderly protesters, some using wheelchairs and canes, as they blocked a road Wednesday to Hawaii's highest peak to try to stop construction of a giant telescope on land some Native Hawaiians consider sacred.

Winners overlook rigged games' lack of fairness, study finds

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 17th - 2:34pm

When it comes to fairness and privilege, a new study finds it really is not about how you play the game. It's about whether you win or lose.

All-white creature identified as rare albino porcupine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:22pm

A curious visitor to a Maine train museum that resembled a white throw pillow or perhaps a lost toupee turned out to be a rare albino porcupine.

The Latest: Biologist: Whales moving away from Georgia coast

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 17th - 1:24pm

The Latest on efforts to keep a group of pilot whales from beaching themselves in Georgia (all times local):

Fans in Italy root for clever brown bear to elude captivity

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:17pm

A brown bear in Italy has eluded capture for a third day, following its escape from an electrified enclosure in a forested Alpine region. Appeals mounted urging authorities not to shoot it.

City hopes 'Baby Shark' song will drive homeless away

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:15pm

Officials in West Palm Beach are hoping a continuous loop of children's songs played throughout the night will keep homeless people from sleeping on the patio of a city-owned rental banquet facility.

The Latest: Hawaii officials arrest telescope protesters

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 17th - 12:54pm

The Latest on protests of a telescope on Hawaii mountain (all times local):

Scientists find new way to kill disease-carrying mosquitoes

Jeremy Rehm, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 17th - 12:31pm

Scientists say they nearly eliminated disease-carrying mosquitoes on two islands in China using a new technique. The downside: It may not be practical for larger areas and may cost a lot of money.

Elon Musk is making implants to link the brain with a smartphone

Michael Scaturro, CNN Business  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:46am

Elon Musk wants to insert Bluetooth-enabled implants into your brain, claiming the devices could enable telepathy and repair motor function in people with injuries.

Study links consumption of sugary drinks to increased risk of some cancers

Nina Avramova, CNN  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:21am

There's more bad news for fans of sugary drinks such as soda and fruit juice.

Lobster vs. kebab: French food fight after minister scandal

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 17th - 8:10am

France's government spokeswoman says the resignation of the country's ecology minister over reports of lavish dinners at taxpayers' expense comes at a time when most people "more likely eat kebabs" than lobster.

Nesting penguins can't resist lure of New Zealand sushi shop

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 17th - 3:18am

Two little blue penguins just couldn't stay away from a New Zealand sushi store, returning to nest there even after police had captured them and escorted them back to the ocean.

California officers reunite 250-pound tortoise with owners

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 16th - 11:42pm

A 250-pound tortoise that wandered away from its home has been rescued after California Highway Patrol officers found it on the side of a road.

Protesters seek Hawaii mountain access during road closure

Caleb Jones and Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 16th - 9:57pm

Protesters against building a giant telescope on top of a mountain some Native Hawaiians consider sacred said they tried unsuccessfully Tuesday to negotiate access up Mauna Kea while the road to the summit is closed in preparation for construction equipment to be taken up.

Space enthusiasts celebrate 50th anniversary of first moon mission

Christina Giardinelli, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:34pm

Dozens of families, space enthusiasts and Utah's very own astronaut gathered at Veterans Memorial Park to celebrate the event with modular rocket launches.

Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 16th - 9:03pm

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

The Latest: Telescopes near Hawaii protest pause operations

The Associated Press  |  Updated Jul 16th - 8:32pm

The Latest on efforts to resume construction of a giant telescope on a mountain some Native Hawaiians consider sacred (all times local):

Increasing social media use tied to rise in teens' depressive symptoms, study says

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:01pm

Spending too much time scrolling through social media and watching more television has been linked with symptoms of depression in young people -- and a new study reveals to what extent screen time and depression may be intertwined.