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  • Antarctica: Mystery continent has scientists trying to unlock key to mankind's future

    DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica — Earth's past, present and future come together here on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:26 am
  • NASCAR effort focuses on math, science for kids

    WASHINGTON — It takes a lot of geometry and physics to get a race car to go 200 laps at speeds that can top 200 mph.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 9:44 am
  • Some signs of tension emerge among Islamic State militants

    BEIRUT – As the Islamic State group tries to expand and take root across the Middle East, it is struggling in Syria – part of its heartland – where it ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • 19-year-old suspect in Vegas killing was known to victim's family

    LAS VEGAS – Police made an arrest Thursday in the mysterious road-rage killing of a Las Vegas mother, apprehending a teenage neighbor who had a histor ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • 'Superbug’ outbreak raises questions about medical tool

    LOS ANGELES – A “superbug” outbreak suspected in the deaths of two Los Angeles hospital patients is raising disturbing questions about the design of a ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Healthful diet report: Sugary drinks out; coffee, eggs in

    WASHINGTON – An extra cup or two of coffee may be OK after all. More eggs, too. But you definitely need to drink less sugary soda. And, as always, don ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Tsarnaev lawyers ask U.S. appeals court to move bombing trial

    BOSTON – A lawyer for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pressed a federal appeals court Thursday to move his trial out of Massachusett ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Greece drops key bailout demands, but Germany still objects

    ATHENS, Greece – Greece heads to another round of negotiations Friday after dropping key demands for a bailout settlement, but still faced stiff oppos ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Designating monuments, Obama touts conservation as U.S. ideal

    CHICAGO – Designating the country’s newest national monuments, President Barack Obama said Thursday that protecting places of natural beauty and histo ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Half-million of Wal-Mart's U.S. workers to get pay raises in $1 billion investment

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is hoping its decision to boost workers' paychecks will help it boost its bottom line.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 4:55 pm
  • 10 Things to Know for Feb. 19; Obama: In fight against extremism, embrace Muslims

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 8:05 am
  • Islamic State militants find a foothold in chaotic Libya

    CAIRO – Libya, virtually a failed state in recent years, has succeeded in one way: It's providing a perfect opportunity for the Islamic State group to ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Obama: U.S. at war with those who have perverted Islam

    WASHINGTON – Muslims in the U.S. and around the world have a responsibility to fight a misconception that terrorist groups like the Islamic State spea ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Florida has highest number of enrollees under health law

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Florida has eclipsed California to become the state with the highest number of consumers buying health coverage through new in ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:27 pm
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