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IVANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair. Federal wildlife investigators...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The attorney for the family of an unarmed black teenager fatally shot by police says a private autopsy confirms witness accounts that he was shot multiple times. Lawyer Benjamin Crump said Monday that the independent autopsy shows 18-year-old Michael Brown...
NEW YORK (AP) — At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain's menu. A Kung Pao chicken appetizer was made with Chicken McNuggets doused in sweet and sour sauce and garnished with...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math. The take-home advice: Drilling your...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — After a week of violent clashes between police and protesters, Missouri authorities leading the investigation into the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager are increasingly facing questions about whether their eventual findings can be seen as...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Metropolitan Opera has reached tentative labor deals with two of its largest unions while negotiations continue with 10 more unions in hopes of averting a lockout. The federal Mediation and Conciliation Service announced early Monday that the Met has...
MIAMI (AP) — In the photo, a girl crouches on a wooden raft, surrounded by solemn men. Her large brown eyes stare intently at the camera. A few wisps of her dark hair float in the breeze. In a moment, she will be pushed out to sea. William Castellanos snapped the black and white...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A man who collapsed during the San Francisco 49ers' debut game at Levi's Stadium has died. Stadium staff responded to a cardiac emergency during the third quarter of the 49ers' preseason opener against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, the Santa Clara Fire...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — After a week of violent clashes between police and protesters, Missouri authorities leading the investigation into the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager are increasingly facing questions about whether their eventual findings can be seen as...