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UN science panel chief calls for more action to curb warming

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The world needs to "do more and faster" to prevent global warming on a scale that would cause irreversible environmental damage and hit poor societies hard, the head of the U.N.'s top science panel on climate change said...

 

Search expands for 3 missing at West Virginia mine

CLEAR CREEK, W.Va. (AP) — Workers are removing water and pumping fresh air into a nonoperational coal mine in West Virginia as they search for three people stuck inside. The state Office of Miner's Health, Safety and Training said Tuesday that a...

 

Trump administration proposes major rollback of water rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cabinet chiefs and GOP lawmakers celebrated alongside farm and business leaders Tuesday as the Trump administration made good on one of its biggest promised environmental rollbacks, proposing to lift federal protections for...

 

Lawmakers grill natural gas execs after September explosions

BOSTON (AP) — Natural gas companies in Massachusetts are compromising safety by increasingly turning to outside contractors for pipeline work while cutting back on staff that would oversee these projects, state lawmakers said Tuesday at a hearing...

 

Lawsuit filed over Trump plans for offshore drilling tests

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Environmental groups sued the Trump administration Tuesday over offshore drilling tests, launching a legal fight against a proposal that has drawn bipartisan opposition along the Atlantic Coast. The lawsuit filed in federal...

 

Top border security official defends use of tear gas

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's top border security official told skeptical senators Tuesday that the use of tear gas on a group of migrants that included children was justified to manage a chaotic clash where a crowd was hurling rocks at agents and...

 

Trump threatens shutdown in wild encounter with Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a wild Oval Office confrontation, President Donald Trump heatedly threatened to shut down the U.S. government Tuesday as he and Democratic leaders bickered over funding for his promised border wall and offered a grim preview of...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump sees a border wall where none exists

WASHINGTON (AP) — As if spotting a mirage in the Southwestern desert, President Donald Trump and his aides are seeing a wall standing along the Mexico border where none exists. For months Trump has claimed that wall construction is underway and...

 

Senate votes overwhelmingly to renew farm programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a sweeping agriculture bill that will fund key farm safety net programs for the next five years without making significant changes to the food stamp program. The vote was 87-13. The...

 

Yemen's warring sides said to agree on prisoner swap

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Both sides in Yemen's civil war agreed Tuesday to exchange more than 15,000 prisoners by Jan. 20, a member of the rebel delegation said, in what could be the first major breakthrough in the 4-year-old conflict that has killed...

 

Report: Arkansas soybean farmers lose $77M after wet harvest

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas soybean farmers have lost at least $77 million this year after heavy rainfall interrupted harvest season and damaged the quality of the crop, according to a recent report by agriculture experts. Wet conditions...

 

A sacred light in the darkness: Winter solstice illuminations at Spanish missions

The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) On Friday, Dec. 21, nations in the Northern Hemisphere will mark the winter solstice – the shortest day and longest...

 

Bowler turning 105 still looking to improve his game

WEBSTER, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state man who has been bowling for more than 90 years says he's still trying to improve his game as he turns 105 years old. Tom Pisano bowls in the Monday and Wednesday leagues at AMF Empire Lanes in Webster, a...

 

Apparent Grinch on video driving through Christmas display

GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — An apparent Grinch was spotted on surveillance video plowing through a Christmas display outside a suburban Indianapolis home and tips are being sought to find the man. WRTV broadcast the video recorded Sunday night by a...

 

Police give $3 to person who found it 14 years ago

MONMOUTH BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey have given $3 to the person who found it 14 years ago. Paige Woodie was 12 years old when she and a friend discovered the cash and turned it into a Monmouth Beach police officer in 2004. Sgt. Jeff...

 

Man who rammed cars to flee 'zombies' gets 15 years

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Gulf Coast man who rammed vehicles because he thought zombies were chasing him has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. The Sun Herald reports 32-year-old Shaun Michael Stroud of Kiln pleaded guilty last week...

 

Arizona family builds Christmas tree made of dead cactuses

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona family is gaining attention for building a Christmas tree made of dead cactuses. The Arizona Republic reports the Lancasters in Mesa, Arizona, recently completed their four-year journey to erect their "Phoenix Christmas...

 

Scary warming at poles showing up at weird times, places

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are seeing surprising melting in Earth's polar regions at times they don't expect, like winter, and in places they don't expect, like eastern Antarctica. New studies and reports issued this week at a major Earth...

 

Spacewalking astronauts check site of capsule leak

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts ripped through thick insulation on a capsule docked to the International Space Station on Tuesday, looking for clues to a mysterious drilled hole that leaked precious cabin air four months ago. Ru...

 

NASA's Mars lander takes selfie from above with robotic arm

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's new Mars lander has taken a selfie from above, using a camera on its long robotic arm. The InSight lander snapped a series of pictures that NASA turned into a stunning mosaic, released Tuesday. InSight landed on...

 

Comet named after Wisconsin astronomer to pass by Earth

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A comet named after a Wisconsin astronomer will soon streak past Earth and be the brightest comet of the year. Comet 46P/Wirtanen will fly by Earth in the next week, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported . It will be one of the...

 

The Standard Model of particle physics: The absolutely amazing theory of almost everything

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) The Standard Model. What dull name for the most accurate scientific theory known to human beings. More than a...

 

With federal funding for science on the decline, what's the role of a profit motive in research?

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) What is the place of a profit motive in the production of knowledge at public universities? The Trump...

 

A primer on the ongoing Trump-Russia investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is facing escalating criminal investigations in Washington and New York that are examining not only whether his campaign coordinated with the Kremlin but also whether he illegally bought the silence of two...

 

A look at where the investigations related to Trump stand

A look at where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him. WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT? Trump is facing criminal investigations in Washington and New York. Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into wheth...

 

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