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WWII researcher: Sea wreck must be plane of US MIA pilot

Chris Carola, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 4:03pm

Wreckage on the ocean floor near a Japanese island must be from a fighter-bomber that crashed in 1945 with an American pilot who is still listed as missing in action, according to a World War II researcher who recently visited the crash site.

13th dead whale of the year washes ashore near San Francisco

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 3:54pm

Authorities say a dead gray whale has washed ashore in the San Francisco Bay Area, bringing the total to 13 dead whales found in the area since March.

Lake Tahoe's famed water gets clearer after all-time low

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 12:44pm

The clarity of Lake Tahoe's cobalt blue water improved last year from its worst level in a half-century after weather and runoff returned to more normal conditions at the alpine lake straddling the California-Nevada line.

Facebook is leaving clues about a possible cryptocurrency launch

Ivana Kottasov√°, CNN  |  Posted May 24th - 10:47am

Facebook is reportedly preparing to launch a cryptocurrency as part of its global push into payments.

SpaceX launches 60 little satellites, with many more to come

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 8:37am

SpaceX has launched 60 little satellites, the first of thousands that founder Elon Musk plans to put in orbit for global internet coverage.

Climate protesters turn out as Europe votes on parliament

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 6:33am

Protesters — many of them too young to vote — took to the streets Friday across the European Union to demand tougher action against global warming as the 28-nation bloc elects a new parliament.

Climate change is hot topic in the European Parliament vote

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 12:44am

Hungry tourists stream into the glass-fronted balcony of Michael Recktenwald's restaurant on the German island of Langeoog, with its splendid view of the North Sea and the blue skies above.

Study: Dental care improves treatment outcomes dramatically for patients with drug and alcohol addiction

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:32pm

A study published by University of Utah researchers this week has found that comprehensive dental care improves the efficacy of substance abuse treatment and improves overall mental health.

Clotilda: Last US slave ship discovered among gators, snakes

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 1:31pm

The old wooden ship hull didn't look like much when researchers first saw it: just broken, waterlogged boards and a few pieces of rusted metal, all stuck in the muddy bottom of a bug-infested Alabama bayou where an alligator and poisonous water moccasins swam nearby.

NASA's first-of-kind tests look to manage drones in cities

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 12:46pm

NASA has launched the final stage of a four-year effort to develop a national traffic management system for drones, testing them in cities for the first time beyond the operator's line of sight as businesses look in the future to unleash the unmanned devices in droves above busy streets and buildings.

Bitcoin could change the game for foreign aid

Alex Gladstein, CNN  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:31am

Today's humanitarian aid model is fundamentally broken. Whether you're a foundation making a donation to a nonprofit abroad, a government distributing aid to another government, or an individual sending emergency funds to family members across borders, your money only gets to where it needs to go after passing through intermediaries. Even in the simplest payment scenario, there's your bank; a coordination network; and the aid recipient's bank. But often, there are even more middlemen, with money moving along complex chains of third parties.

US forecasters: Expect near normal Atlantic hurricane season

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 9:37am

The Atlantic hurricane season is off to yet another early start, but U.S. weather officials say it should be a near normal year.

Chimpanzees spotted cracking open tortoises for meat

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 7:05am

Scientists have observed wild chimpanzees tucking into an unusual snack: tortoises, whose hard shells they crack against tree trunks before scooping out the meat.

Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting, to some anger

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 5:57am

Botswana has lifted its ban on elephant hunting in a country with the world's highest number of the animals, a decision that has brought anger from some wildlife protection groups and warnings of a blow to lucrative tourism.

Oahu's Kailua beach is named best in the US by 'Dr. Beach'

Caleb Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 11:04pm

In Kailua, the sand is soft and white, the water is clear and calm, and the view is exactly what you would expect from a beach in the Hawaiian Islands.

Illegal killings, political opposition hobble wolf recovery

Jonathan Drew, Susan Montoya Bryan and Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 10:08pm

Illegal killings and longstanding political resistance have undercut the return of two species of endangered wolves to the wild, frustrating government efforts that already cost more than $80 million but have failed to meet recovery targets.

2 elderly African lions die at San Francisco, San Diego zoos

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 6:24pm

Two beloved, elderly lions have died at zoos in California.

Volcano on Bali erupts, briefly disrupting flights

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 24th - 12:28pm

Bali's airport has returned to normal operations after some flights were canceled on Friday night following an eruption of the Mount Agung volcano that spread ash over the south of the Indonesian island.

Construction workers find dinosaur fossils in Denver suburb

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 11:44am

Construction workers have unearthed fossils in a Denver suburb that experts say could be from a rare horned dinosaur.

Ohio power company fulfills Louisiana wetlands agreement

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 11:15am

An Ohio-based multinational power company has completed an agreement to pay for potential pollution by reforesting wetlands for a national wildlife refuge in Louisiana.