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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As losses to poultry producers continue to climb from a deadly strain of bird flu, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a potential vaccine in response to the current outbreak. A pure "seed strain" would target the H5N2 virus — which has already...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Russell Begaye easily beat a former two-term Navajo Nation president Tuesday for the top post on the country's largest American Indian reservation, ending a tumultuous election season that was extended by nearly five months amid a heated court fight over...
NEW YORK (AP) — French far-right leader Marine Le Pen said Tuesday that being named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people shows that her party's brand of political change is getting attention on both sides of the Atlantic. "People are taking note of the political...
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's biggest city, in a far-reaching effort to limit its impact on the environment, is set to mark Earth Day by announcing the ambitious goal of reducing its waste output by 90 percent by 2030. The Zero Waste plan, which includes an overhaul of the city's...
NEW YORK (AP) — PBS is conducting an internal review following revelations that producers of "Finding Your Roots" may have violated the network's editorial standards after a request by Ben Affleck that the program not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor. Meanwhile, Affleck has...
WASHINGTON (AP) — With real-time monitors, scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection. In 84 days from November 2013 to January 2014, the area around Azle, Texas, shook with 27 magnitude 2...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An appeals court decision striking down punitive water pricing that was intended to encourage conservation had water agencies reviewing rates Tuesday and some residents exploring whether to bring similar challenges. The ruling Monday that found San Juan...
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Justice Department said Tuesday it has opened an investigation into the death of a Freddie Gray, a black man who died of spinal injuries he suffered during an arrest that involved being transported in a police van. Gray, 25, was taken into custody April 12...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — One of NASA's crowning glories, the Hubble Space Telescope, marks its 25th anniversary this week. With 1 million-plus observations, including those of some of the farthest and oldest galaxies ever beheld by humanity, no man-made satellite has touched...