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Conservationists seek protection of California Joshua trees

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 1:45pm

The western Joshua tree needs protection under the California Endangered Species Act because of threats from climate change and habitat destruction, the Center for Biological Diversity said in a petition Tuesday to the state's Fish and Game Commission.

Native American group seeks to slow Alamo church renovation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 10:44am

A Native American group is calling on officials to slow down the renovation of the Alamo church in San Antonio, after archaeological reports showed human remains were found at the property.

NASA moves up 1st all-female spacewalk to fix power unit

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 10:30am

NASA is moving up the first all-female spacewalk to this week because of a power system failure at the International Space Station.

Former NASA scientist says they found life on Mars in the 1970s

Jessie Yeung, CNN  |  Posted Oct 15th - 9:20am

We may have already discovered the essence of life on Mars 40 years ago, according to a former NASA scientist.

Legendary Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov buried in Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 4:14am

Alexei Leonov, the first person to walk in space, has been laid to rest at a memorial cemetery outside the Russian capital of Moscow.

Google touts privacy options, but still depends on your data

Rachel Lerman, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 1:05am

Google's latest phone and smart-home devices came packaged with a not-so-subtle message: Google cares about your privacy. Does it?

Top Microsoft exec says online privacy has reached 'a crisis point'

Clare Duffy, CNN  |  Posted Oct 14th - 3:48pm

Microsoft president Brad Smith thinks it's time antitrust laws are updated for the digital age.

Not so fast: Many Nobel winners endured initial rejections

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 3:40pm

Some of the world's most innovative ideas and creations have started out in a rejection pile.

Has tech made moving nukes safe enough? Depends whom you ask

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 7:22am

The plutonium core for the first atomic weapon detonated in 1945 was taken from Los Alamos National Laboratory to a test site in the New Mexico desert in the backseat of a U.S. Army sedan.

The Latest: Nobel winner thought message was scam at first

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 3:53am

The Latest on the Nobel Prize in economics (all times local):

3 economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize

Paul Wiseman, Aleksandar Ljubojevic and Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 12:56am

Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn't in the fight to reduce global poverty.

Latest: Southern California wildfire is now 33% contained

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 12th - 10:03am

The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local):

Authorities: 3 deaths tied to Southern California wildfires

Christopher Weber and Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 11th - 11:56pm

Three people have died at the scene of Southern California wildfires this week, authorities said Saturday, as firefighters aided by diminishing winds beat back a blaze on the edge of Los Angeles that damaged or destroyed more than 30 structures and sent a blanket of smoke across a swath of neighborhoods.

Heavy rain, winds lash Tokyo as strong typhoon approaches

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 11th - 7:13pm

A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast as the worst in six decades approached landfall, with streets and train stations deserted and shops shuttered.

Iran detained 2nd French researcher, colleagues say

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 4:15am

The Iranian government has been holding a second French researcher in custody for the past four months, according to his colleagues.

Egypt says archaeologists uncovered 20 ancient coffins

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 7:31am

Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says archaeologists have uncovered at least 20 ancient wooden coffins in the southern city of Luxor.

McKesson and Aetion Collaborate to Advance Cancer Research With Real-World Data

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 3:01am

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3.0-magnitude earthquake shakes southeast Missouri

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 12th - 12:00pm

A small earthquake has been reported in southeastern Missouri.

The Latest: Powerful typhoon reaches greater Tokyo area

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 12th - 4:32am

The Latest on Typhoon Hagibis (all times local):