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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.

Donald Trump joins Twitch β€” Amazon's video game streaming platform

Helen Regan, CNN  |  Posted Oct 11th - 2:33pm

President Donald Trump has joined Amazon's popular video game live-streaming site Twitch in an apparent move to bolster his 2020 presidential re-election campaign.

With warming, get used to blackouts to prevent wildfires

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 11th - 12:50pm

Expect more preventative power blackouts in California as the climate gets hotter and drier and the wildfire season gets nastier and longer, scientists say.

New fresco with gladiators discovered in Pompeii

Giada Zampano, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 11th - 8:41am

Archeologists excavating what may have been an ancient Roman drinking den in the ruined city of Pompeii said Friday they have unearthed a well-preserved wall painting of gladiators in action, complete with realistically gory wounds.

Broken angels: Inside the lab working to restore Notre Dame

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 11th - 8:18am

The golden angel once glimmered majestically from Notre Dame's vault.

Alexei Leonov, 1st human to walk in space, dies in Moscow

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 11th - 6:22am

Alexei Leonov, the legendary Soviet cosmonaut who became the first human to walk in space 54 years ago β€” and who nearly didn't make it back into his space capsule β€” has died in Moscow at 85.

NASA conducts spacewalk as world's 1st spacewalker dies

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 11th - 5:53am

Astronauts replaced oversized batteries outside the International Space Station on Friday, as news broke of the death of the world's first spacewalker.

How a $1.8B acquisition 10 years ago turned the Point of the Mountain into what it is today

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Oct 10th - 10:18pm

Less than a decade ago, commuters turning the corner at the Point of the Mountain were met with rolling fields and dusty hills. Now it’s hard to even imagine it that way.

NASA launches satellite to explore where air meets space

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 10th - 8:11pm

NASA launched a satellite on Thursday night to explore the mysterious, dynamic region where air meets space.

NASA administrator explains Twitter spat with SpaceX

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 10th - 5:52pm

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Thursday that a recent Twitter statement critical of SpaceX was a signal to all the space agency's contractors about realistic development timelines.

Brazil: No bids received for oil fields near coral reef

Marcelo Silva By Sousa, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 10th - 2:43pm

The Brazilian government has failed to auction four oil fields located near one of the nation's biggest coral reef systems.

The Milky Way galaxy stole a few tiny galaxies from a neighbor

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted Oct 10th - 2:32pm

Our large galaxy, the Milky Way, is orbited by more than 50 other, smaller galaxies. But astronomers recently discovered that some of these galaxies were kidnapped from neighboring large dwarf galaxy the Large Magellanic Cloud.

The Latest: New report shows US 'flash drought' more intense

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 10th - 7:23am

The Latest on the drought in the southern United States (all times local):

'Flash drought' brings dust and dread to Southern farmers

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 9th - 11:04pm

A furnace-like "flash drought" is intensifying as it blasts away the little moisture left across a vast swath of the South, wilting garden plants and raising alarm among farmers, according to a weekly report updated Thursday.

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):

Iowa teacher out after Facebook post about climate activist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 11th - 3:34pm

An Iowa high school science teacher has resigned after an investigation into a social media post that appeared to threaten Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Better protection sought for Thailand's helmeted hornbill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 11th - 2:16am

Conservationists say time is running out for Thailand's dwindling population of helmeted hornbills thanks to poaching of the exotic birds for the ivory-like casques atop their big yellow beaks.