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Egypt antiquities showman tells the world it's safe to visit

Egypt antiquities showman tells the world it's safe to visit

KRUGERSDORP, South Africa (AP) — Egypt's best-known archaeologist is a passionate showman with an explorer's fedora who joined the last, doome…

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Historic balloon flight ends off Mexican coast

Historic balloon flight ends off Mexican coast

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Troy Bradley might have been exhausted and a bit dehydrated, but the words printed on his T-shirt said it all: "Failu…

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Scientist considered father of birth control pill dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died.

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CAP: 61 percent chance of river shortage by 2017

"Then it’s a whole new sort of ballgame," CAP official tells state lawmakers.

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Life evolved after planets formed

Life evolved after planets formed

Asteroids and comets may have provided the spark but life needs a planet or moon to evolve.

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Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix

Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix

NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags.

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NASA launches Earth-observing satellite

NASA launches Earth-observing satellite

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday with the hope it will transmit data that will help the wor…

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Crash victim thanks donors whose blood saved his life

Crash victim thanks donors whose blood saved his life

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brandon Levine exchanged handshakes and hugs with nearly two dozen of his blood brothers and sisters, people he had never m…

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Drive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congress

Drive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — It flew through the Republican-run House in 2012, and a year later 79 of the Democratic-led Senate's 100 members embraced it…

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More measles cases found in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More measles cases have been found in California, health officials said Friday.

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FDA approves ADHD drug for binge-eating disorder

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved an attention deficit disorder drug for a new use: A first-of-its kind treatment for …

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Scientist considered father of birth control pill dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died.

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Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix

Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix

NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags.

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NASA launches Earth-observing satellite

NASA launches Earth-observing satellite

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday with the hope it will transmit data that will help the wor…

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Crash victim thanks donors whose blood saved his life

Crash victim thanks donors whose blood saved his life

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brandon Levine exchanged handshakes and hugs with nearly two dozen of his blood brothers and sisters, people he had never m…

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Drive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congress

Drive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — It flew through the Republican-run House in 2012, and a year later 79 of the Democratic-led Senate's 100 members embraced it…

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More measles cases found in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More measles cases have been found in California, health officials said Friday.

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FDA approves ADHD drug for binge-eating disorder

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved an attention deficit disorder drug for a new use: A first-of-its kind treatment for …

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Scientists abandon highly publicized claim about cosmic find

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists who made headlines last March by announcing that they'd found long-sought evidence about the early universe are now…

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White House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids

White House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the measles outbreak stemming from California, the White House is telling parents that science indicates they should va…

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Obama orders stricter flood standards for federal projects

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed an executive order requiring federal projects to meet stricter standards for withstanding …

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Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says

NEW YORK (AP) — Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the…

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Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high

Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high

NEW YORK — Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the gove…

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Milk does a body good? A look at the science

Milk does a body good? A look at the science

NEW YORK (AP) — Embattled milk producers launched a social media campaign this week to rebuild public confidence in the health benefits of the…

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Obama calls on Congress to fund 'precision medicine' studies

Obama calls on Congress to fund 'precision medicine' studies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Holding out the promise of major medical breakthroughs, President Barack Obama on Friday called on Congress to approve spend…

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EPA administrator at Vatican ahead of encyclical.

EPA administrator at Vatican ahead of encyclical.

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency met Friday with Vatican officials who helped draft Pope Francis' upco…

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Cold-stunned turtles rehabilitated in New Orleans, released

Cold-stunned turtles rehabilitated in New Orleans, released

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — Nearly two dozen turtles that were stranded by cold weather last year in Massachusetts have successfully undergone reha…

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Warming speeds uplift of Iceland's crust: UA study

Warming speeds uplift of Iceland's crust: UA study

More volcanoes could occur if ice keeps melting and ground keeps rising.

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NASA moisture satellite launch scrubbed due to winds

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — NASA has scrubbed the launch of an Earth-observing satellite because of wind conditions over Californ…

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Most of Hawaii's coral recover from mass bleaching

Most of Hawaii's coral recover from mass bleaching

HONOLULU (AP) — Coral rely on algae for food and their survival.

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Poll shows giant gap between public, scientists

The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues.

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Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think

Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say i…

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Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Faceboo…

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'Anonymized' credit card data not so anonymous, study shows

'Anonymized' credit card data not so anonymous, study shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Credit card data isn't quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says.

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Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views

LOS ANGELES — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice on his door and on Facebook: His practi…

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Black breast-feeding gatherings battle troubling health gaps

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Once a month, baby-toting young women gather in a YMCA conference room to share tips, talk about and demonstrate breast-feedi…

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Dinosaur no more: UK museum's Dippy to be retired in 2017

Dinosaur no more: UK museum's Dippy to be retired in 2017

LONDON (AP) — Dippy the dinosaur is being retired from London's Natural History Museum — and his fans aren't happy.

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Charles Townes, who helped invent now-ubiquitous laser, dies

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Charles H. Townes' inspiration for the predecessor of the laser came to him while sitting on a park bench, waiting for…

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WHO: Ebola response shifts to ending epidemic

WHO: Ebola response shifts to ending epidemic

LONDON (AP) — Health officials are now focused on ending the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the deadly virus' spread, th…

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Myanmar tallies 1,114 bird species, 20 previously unrecorded

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An extensive survey of birds in Myanmar has revealed nearly two dozen not known to have existed in the country, includi…

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Nobel laureate Charles Townes, laser co-creator, dies at 99

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Charles H. Townes, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who helped create the laser that would revolutionize everything f…

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Study: Insurers may using drug costs to discriminate

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Insurance companies, perhaps more than previously thought, may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs u…

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California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulat…

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Things to know about potential e-cigarette health concerns

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's top health official Ron Chapman on Wednesday slammed electronic cigarettes as a growing health threat a…

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Brown University's founding dean of medicine dies at 92

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The founding dean of Brown University's medical school has died. Neuropathologist Dr. Stanley Aronson was 92.

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FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend facts

FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend facts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf, say the privately funded, $8 billion projec…

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Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York

Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in …

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Arizona monitoring hundreds for measles linked to Disneyland

PHOENIX (AP) — A measles outbreak in Arizona that originated at California's Disney parks is at risk of increasing dramatically in size as hea…

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FDA issues new requirements to improve defibrillator safety

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it will require makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data o…

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Panel unanimously OKs bill easing employee health care count

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare show of bipartisanship over President Barack Obama's health care law, a Senate committee voted unanimously Wednesd…

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Poll: Most say restore health aid if court kills subsidies

Poll: Most say restore health aid if court kills subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans including significant numbers of Republicans would want lawmakers to restore federal aid for buying coverage …

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Ex-Los Alamos scientist gets 5 years in nuke spy sting

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist who pleaded guilty to trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear we…

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Ancient Israeli skull may document migration from Africa

Ancient Israeli skull may document migration from Africa

NEW YORK (AP) — Long ago, humans left their evolutionary cradle in Africa and passed through the Middle East on their way to Europe. Now scien…

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Ex-Los Alamos scientist to be sentenced in nuke spy sting

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist who pleaded guilty to trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear we…

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Pima teens aren't in pipeline for tech jobs

Pima teens aren't in pipeline for tech jobs

Schools burnish appeal of computer science classes, but participation is down.

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New images of Ceres hint at interesting features

New images of Ceres hint at interesting features

'Tantalizing' photos whet appetites for pictures to come.

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Arizona could write off more medical school debt

Arizona could write off more medical school debt

New doctors could get relief for practicing where needed.

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Where did the snow go? Blizzard was a miss, but not a bust

Where did the snow go? Blizzard was a miss, but not a bust

In the wild world of winter weather, location is everything, which New York and Massachusetts learned too well Tuesday.

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Indiana wins federal OK for state-run Medicaid alternative

Indiana wins federal OK for state-run Medicaid alternative

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has received federal approval to expand health coverage to about 350,000 uninsured residents through a state-run p…

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Astronomers find solar system more than double ours in age

Astronomers find solar system more than double ours in age

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A newly discovered solar system — with five small rocky planets — makes ours look like a baby.

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