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NASA team builds biodegradable drone using fungi, bugs

A group of college students has created an environmentally friendly drone — think veggie leather.

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Search continues at ancient Greek burial mound

Search continues at ancient Greek burial mound

AMPHIPOLIS, Greece (AP) — Scientists have opened the second phase of their excavation of the vast 4th-century BC burial mound in Amphipolis to…

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Mali: New Ebola case confirmed, 2 more suspected

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali on Saturday confirmed a new case of Ebola and said two more suspected patients are being tested, raising concern abou…

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Pope meets with autistic children

Pope meets with autistic children

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis tenderly embraced children with autism spectrum disorders, some of whom avoided meeting his gaze, during an a…

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UK volunteers fly to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The first wave of volunteers from Britain's National Health Service arrived in Sierra Leone Saturday amid what t…

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UK Ebola volunteers arrive in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — The first wave of volunteers from Britain’s National Health Service arrived in Sierra Leone Saturday amid what the Wo…

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Plague outbreak kills 40 people in Madagascar

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A plague outbreak has killed 40 people on the island nation of Madagascar, with 119 people diagnosed with the bacterial di…

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Well-traveled gray wolf 'looking for love' in Arizona

Well-traveled gray wolf 'looking for love' in Arizona

Biologists don’t know her age or from where she traveled.

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Report: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling

Report: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says a struggling bird species needs a 3…

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House GOP sues Obama administration on health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans filed a federal lawsuit Friday accusing the Obama administration of exceeding its constitutional powers in…

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Des Moines struggling with nitrates in water

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two rivers that supply water to 500,000 people in the Des Moines area show nitrate levels spiking to levels that make …

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UK volunteers fly to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The first wave of volunteers from Britain's National Health Service arrived in Sierra Leone Saturday amid what t…

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UK Ebola volunteers arrive in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — The first wave of volunteers from Britain’s National Health Service arrived in Sierra Leone Saturday amid what the Wo…

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Plague outbreak kills 40 people in Madagascar

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A plague outbreak has killed 40 people on the island nation of Madagascar, with 119 people diagnosed with the bacterial di…

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Well-traveled gray wolf 'looking for love' in Arizona

Well-traveled gray wolf 'looking for love' in Arizona

Biologists don’t know her age or from where she traveled.

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Report: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling

Report: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says a struggling bird species needs a 3…

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House GOP sues Obama administration on health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans filed a federal lawsuit Friday accusing the Obama administration of exceeding its constitutional powers in…

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Des Moines struggling with nitrates in water

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two rivers that supply water to 500,000 people in the Des Moines area show nitrate levels spiking to levels that make …

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Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi in Guinea and made o…

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Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

CONAKRY, Guinea — It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi in Guinea and made off wi…

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Space station rarity: 2 women on long-term crew

Space station rarity: 2 women on long-term crew

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the 21st-century spacewoman, gender is a subject often best ignored.

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Zookeepers allege leaders ignored safety concerns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Five San Francisco zookeepers say a baby gorilla may not have been crushed to death under an electric door if zoo leaders…

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New bird flu cluster identified in Netherlands

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch authorities Friday said they will slaughter poultry at a cluster of three farms after new cases of bird flu were found …

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Cuban doctor arrives in Geneva for Ebola treatment

Cuban doctor arrives in Geneva for Ebola treatment

BERLIN (AP) — A Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone arrived in Switzerland for treatment and was able to walk off the transport …

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Court affirms immunity for doctors who recommend marijiuana

Court affirms immunity for doctors who recommend marijiuana

State appeals court upholds immunity for doctors recommending medical marijuana.

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How the AP-NORC Center poll was conducted

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll of employers on the health insurance market was conducted Aug. 19 to Oct. 8,…

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Where's the snow? Not in Alaska's largest city

Where's the snow? Not in Alaska's largest city

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — One week before Thanksgiving, much of the nation is digging out from snowstorms, but the ground is bare in Alaska's l…

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Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up…

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Groups sue feds over Pacific bigeye fishing rule

HONOLULU (AP) — Environmental groups on Thursday sued the National Marine Fisheries Service to challenge a new rule for fishing bigeye tuna, a…

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Crew finds 150-ton boulder likely left by glacier

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Workers digging an underground garage for a new hotel in Everett, Washington, recently struck something big about 30 fee…

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Officials downplay debates over Ebola aid response

Officials downplay debates over Ebola aid response

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. officials on Thursday acknowledged disagreements over coordinating the international response to the Ebola epidemic in Li…

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Family gets $6.75 million in Botox treatment case

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A New York couple who said Botox treatment of their son's cerebral palsy left him with life-threatening complications a…

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Mali Ebola crisis deepens with doctor's death

Mali Ebola crisis deepens with doctor's death

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's emerging Ebola crisis deepened Thursday as the government announced that a doctor had died from the disease, becomi…

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FDA approves new, hard-to-abuse hydrocodone pill

FDA approves new, hard-to-abuse hydrocodone pill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators on Thursday approved the first hard-to-abuse version of the painkiller hydrocodone, offering an al…

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NOAA: Globe sets 5th hottest-month record of 2014

NOAA: Globe sets 5th hottest-month record of 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a bitter U.S. cold snap, the globe is rushing hell-bent toward its warmest year on record with last month setting th…

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Wyoming man hospitalized after breathing ammonia

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A worker remained hospitalized more than a week after he inhaled ammonia fumes through a malfunctioning respirator at a …

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Researcher who found cause of Lyme disease dies

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — The Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease ha…

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Egypt acquits doctor in female genital mutilation

Egypt acquits doctor in female genital mutilation

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted a doctor charged with performing female genital mutilation that led to a 13-year-old girl…

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Report: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion

Report: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion

LONDON (AP) — The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violenc…

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UN climate fund falls short of $10 billion target

UN climate fund falls short of $10 billion target

BERLIN (AP) — A U.N. fund that will help poor countries tackle climate change has fallen short, for now, of its target of collecting $10 billi…

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Scientists record thud of Philae's comet landing

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists have released a brief recording of the sound that Europe's space probe Philae made when it became the first to land o…

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Outrage in Italy after asbestos case is thrown out

Outrage in Italy after asbestos case is thrown out

ROME (AP) — Premier Matteo Renzi added his voice to a chorus of outrage across Italy on Thursday after the country's highest court threw out a…

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1 of 2 moderate quakes widely felt in California

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, Calif. (AP) — Two moderate earthquakes have struck central California, one of which was widely felt across the region.

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Cost of Thanksgiving is going up, but not by much

Cost of Thanksgiving is going up, but not by much

Giving thanks will be a little costlier this year, but — and here's something you can be truly thankful for — it probably won't empty your wallet.

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2 endangered elephants found dead in Indonesia

2 endangered elephants found dead in Indonesia

JAMBI, Indonesia (AP) — Two endangered Sumatran elephants were found dead in western Indonesia and authorities believe they were killed by poachers.

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Ebola heightens need for aid for orphans

Ebola heightens need for aid for orphans

CHICAGO (AP) — The Ebola epidemic has put adoptions in impacted west African countries at a standstill for obvious reasons.

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Ebola heightens need for aid for orphans

The Ebola epidemic has put adoptions in affected West African countries on hold, indefinitely.

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Surrogate sushi: Japan biotech for bluefin tuna

Surrogate sushi: Japan biotech for bluefin tuna

TATEYAMA, Japan (AP) — Of all the overfished fish in the seas, luscious, fatty bluefin tuna are among the most threatened. Marine scientist Go…

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Target of UA space mission in NASA animation

Target of UA space mission in NASA animation

OSIRIS-REx will catch up to Asteroid Bennu in 2018, return sample to Earth.

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Town ends bid to ban tobacco sales after outcry

Town ends bid to ban tobacco sales after outcry

WESTMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — A proposal that would have made the town the first in the nation to ban all tobacco sales has gone up in smoke.

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EPA plans new toxin guidelines for drinking water

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to come out with new guidelines that will give cities and water treatment p…

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Bono, Affleck stay silent in ad on Ebola response

Bono, Affleck stay silent in ad on Ebola response

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bono, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman and "The Walking Dead" actress Danai Gurira are among the celebrities playing…

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Health system reveals hospital gown to cover rears

Health system reveals hospital gown to cover rears

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-based health system has unveiled a new hospital gown that aims to put the wraps on a big source of patients' grumbles…

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CDC chief drops worst-case Ebola estimate

CDC chief drops worst-case Ebola estimate

NEW YORK (AP) — The government's worst-case scenario forecast for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa won't happen, a U.S. health official said …

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Early statin use may give long-term heart benefits

Early statin use may give long-term heart benefits

CHICAGO (AP) — Taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward, and the …

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Govt wants more clinical trial results made public

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors and patients may soon find it easier to learn if clinical trials of treatments worked or not, as the government prop…

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Mission Moon: Millions may help lunar landing

Mission Moon: Millions may help lunar landing

LONDON (AP) — It's the moon mission for the masses.

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Immigrants baffled by HealthCare.gov lapse

Immigrants baffled by HealthCare.gov lapse

WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov is working better, but immigrants are running into what looks like an obvious slip-up.

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NTSB recommends better sleep disorder screening

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators who concluded that an engineer's sleep apnea caused a deadly train derailment in New York adopted several r…

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Study: Banking industry culture fosters cheating

WASHINGTON (AP) — The banking industry seems to bring out dishonesty in people, a new study suggests.

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