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In Sweden's Arctic, ice atop snow leaves reindeer starving

David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:41am

Thick reindeer fur boots and a fur hat covering most of his face shielded Niila Inga from freezing winds as he raced his snowmobile up to a mountain top overlooking his reindeer in the Swedish arctic.

6 dead from New Zealand volcano as helpers describe horror

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 7:16pm

Survivors of a powerful volcanic eruption in New Zealand ran into the sea to escape the scalding steam and ash and emerged covered in burns, say those who first helped them.

NASA chief gets latest look at new moon rocket

Stacey Plaisance, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 4:28pm

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine and the media got an up-close look Monday at a huge, newly completed rocket for the program aimed at putting a man and woman on the moon as early as 2024.

Ice bucket challenge inspiration Pete Frates dies at 34

Mark Pratt, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 12:06pm

Pete Frates, a former college baseball player whose battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped inspire the ALS ice bucket challenge that has raised more than $200 million worldwide, died Monday. He was 34.

Here's why Gov. Herbert thinks the state should appropriate $10.2M for your kid's computer science education

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Dec 9th - 9:46am

Utah tech leaders launched a computer science fund with $4 million Monday, and Gov. Gary Herbert declared the second week of December Computer Science Education Week.

Quake rattles Tuscany, no injuries reported

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 6:51am

An earthquake struck Tuscany north of Florence on Monday, sending frightened people into the street in the middle of the night, opening up cracks in walls and damaging a church.

Too much of a Greta thing? Activist urges focus on others

Frank Jordans and Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 5:38am

With dozens of cameras pointing at her across a room full of reporters, celebrity teen environmentalist Greta Thunberg had an unexpected message: Look the other way.

N. Korea believed to test new rocket engine to provoke US

Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Hyung-Jyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 2:22am

A day after North Korea said it had performed a “very important test” at its long-range rocket launch site, there is wide speculation that it involved a new engine for either a space launch vehicle or a long-range missile.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, GOP misfires on Ukraine, Mueller probe

Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 10:05pm

Facing almost-certain impeachment, President Donald Trump and his GOP allies are blasting theHouse inquiry into whether he abused his office as illegal and declaring him completely free of taint on Ukraine and in the Russia investigation.

AP Exclusive: Accidental shootings show police training gaps

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 10:01pm

When an Iowa mother tried to take her child from her husband during an argument on a snowy sidewalk in 2015, an officer stepped in to stop the scuffle, but he accidentally fired his weapon as a dog approached. The bullet went through the woman’s arm and into her chest, killing her as her family watched in horror.

Why airlines want you to go by train

Francesca Street, CNN  |  Posted Dec 8th - 9:21pm

We might not all be Greta Thunberg, shunning air travel for weeks-long odysseys aboard Atlantic yachts, but turning our backs on short-haul flights in favor of train travel is, for many of us, a more practical enterprise.

French activists use Macron portraits to urge climate action

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 4:21am

French environmental activists brandished stolen portraits of President Emmanuel Macron at a protest Sunday near the Eiffel Tower to try to push the government to do more to fight climate change.

SpaceX delivers 'mighty mice,' worms, robot to space station

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 4:13am

SpaceX made an early holiday delivery to the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing muscle-bound “mighty mice,” pest-killing worms and a smart, empathetic robot.

Minister: Brazil can't stop deforestation without help

Dorothee Thiesing, Helena Alves and Marcelo By Sousa, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 8th - 3:15am

Brazil can’t stop deforestation in the Amazon without the help of rich countries, the country’s environment minister said at the United Nations' two-week climate change conference.

NYC set to require 'bird-friendly' glass on new construction

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 4:31pm

New York City lawmakers are poised to adopt legislation requiring “bird-friendly” glass on all new construction in an effort to cut down on the tens of thousands of birds who die flying into the city's buildings every year.

Nobel laureate: Face up to climate change, no escaping Earth

Jim Heintz and David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 9:12am

An astronomer who shares this year's Nobel physics prize for discovering a planet outside the Earth's solar system is taking issue with people who shrug off climate change on the grounds that humans will eventually leave for distant planets.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the people he forgets he knew

Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 7:04am

When certain associates and acquaintances of President Donald Trump get into hot water, he forgets he ever knew them. Various figures from the Russia investigation and the Ukraine matter as well as a British prince have fallen out of familiarity with the president in this way.

Man with Lou Gehrig’s disease who helped popularize ice bucket challenge, raising millions for ALS research, dies at 34

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 12:02pm

Man with Lou Gehrig’s disease who helped popularize ice bucket challenge, raising millions for ALS research, dies at 34.

Russian supply ship docks with International Space Station

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 3:59am

An unmanned Russian ship carrying tons of supplies successfully docked Monday with the International Space Station.