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Correction: Heat Warnings story
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Published in 6-3-2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) In a story March 4 about the timing of heat warnings, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of a government scientist. His name is spelled Ambarish Vaidyanathan, not Vaidsynathan. A corrected version of the story is below: High heat warnings go out too late in some of US, study says Study suggests summer heat warnings go out too late to prevent illnesses in some parts of U ...>>
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Israeli spacecraft snaps ultimate selfie on way to moon
Technology
Published in 6-3-2019
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) An Israeli spacecraft has taken the ultimate selfie on its roundabout journey to the moon. Organizers for the privately funded mission released the photo Tuesday, 1 ½ weeks after its launch. It shows the spacecraft Beresheet, Hebrew for Genesis, orbiting some 23,300 miles (37,600 kilometers) away, with the entire Earth as the stunning Apollo-style backd ...>>
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Alliance to save blue whales from ships stalled by Sri Lanka
Technology
Published in 6-3-2019
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When the feeding grounds of blue whales overlap with busy shipping lanes, business interests often supersede those of the endangered marine mammals. But in Sri Lanka, an unusual alliance has been forged: local conservationists and international shipping companies have aligned in a bid to move the heavily trafficked lane about 28 kilometers (17 miles) away to help avoid collisions between whales an ...>>
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Tornado forecasting improves, but still deaths keep coming
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Published in 6-3-2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) Sometimes in forecasting tornadoes, you can get everything technically right, and yet it all goes horribly wrong. Three days before the killer Alabama tornado struck, government severe-storm meteorologists cautioned that conditions could be ripe for twisters in the Southeast on Sunday. Then, an hour before the tragedy, they warned that a strong tornado could occur in two particula ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 6-3-2019
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Using 1 germ to fight another when today's antibiotics fail
Technology
Published in 27-2-2019
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Bacteria lodged deep in Ella Balasa's lungs were impervious to most antibiotics. At 26, gasping for breath, she sought out a dramatic experiment deliberately inhaling a virus culled from sewage to attack her superbug. "I'm really running out of options," said Balasa, who traveled from her Richmond, Virginia, home to Yale University for the last-resort treatment. " ...>>
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Plan to combat drought in West hinges on California, Arizona
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Published in 27-2-2019
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) A California irrigation district with the highest-priority rights to water from a major Western river is using its power to demand federal funds to restore the state's largest lake, hoping to capitalize on one of its best opportunities yet to tackle a long-standing environmental and human health hazard. The Imperial Irrigation District wants $200 million for the Salton ...>>
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Experts report spike in harp seal strandings on East Coast
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Published in 27-2-2019
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Experts are trying to pinpoint the cause of a sharp increase in harp seal strandings along the East Coast. Marine Mammals of Maine reports that it has responded to 63 reports of harp seal strandings so far this year, compared to six last year. Executive Director Lynda Doughty said about a third of those seals were distressed or unhealthy. The Portland Press Herald reports tha ...>>
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Northeast's highest mountain records wind gust of 171 mph
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Published in 27-2-2019
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MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. (AP) Meteorologists say a wind gust atop the Northeast's highest mountain hit 171 mph (275 kph), setting a record for the month on a peak known for its extreme weather. The gust Monday on New Hampshire's Mount Washington beat the previous February wind record of 166 mph (267 kph) set in 1972. It was also the strongest wind recorded there in any month since 1985. S ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 27-2-2019
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Astronomers unlikely victims of Mexico's violence, crime
Technology
Published in 12-2-2019
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MEXICO CITY (AP) Astronomers have become the latest victims of Mexico's violence with activities at two observatories being reduced because their staff suffered crimes while travelling to the remote mountain sites, researchers said Thursday. The problems occurred near the Alfonso Serrano Large Millimeter Telescope, or LMT, in the central Mexico state of Puebla. It is the world's largest ...>>
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Nevada seeks new injunction to block plutonium shipments
Technology
Published in 12-2-2019
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RENO, Nev. (AP) Nevada's attorney general is making another bid for a court order blocking shipments of weapons-grade plutonium to a site near Las Vegas, declaring Thursday that the U.S. government's assurances no more of the radioactive material is Nevada-bound "aren't worth the paper they're written on." Attorney General Aaron Ford filed notice earlier this week that the sta ...>>
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NASA's faraway space snowman has flat, not round, behind
Technology
Published in 12-2-2019
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) The faraway space snowman visited by NASA last month has a surprisingly flat not round behind. New photos from the New Horizons spacecraft offer a new perspective on the small cosmic body 4 billion miles (6.4 billion kilometers) away. The two-lobed object, nicknamed Ultima Thule, is actually flatter on the backside than originally thought, according to scientists. Pic ...>>
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Trump's speech: Less analytical, more sure than predecessors
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Published in 12-2-2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) Leaders are speaking far more simply and with more confidence than they did four score and seven years ago. Donald Trump's speech has accelerated that trend. A new study says Trump talks less analytically, and more confidently, than all past U.S. presidents. Psychologists at the University of Texas and Princeton University used a computer language program to study nearly 3 mi ...>>
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Astronomers unlikely victims of Mexico's violence, crime
Technology
Published in 12-2-2019
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MEXICO CITY (AP) Astronomers have become the latest victims of Mexico's violence with activities at two observatories being reduced because their staff suffered crimes while travelling to the remote mountain sites, researchers said Thursday. The problems occurred near the Alfonso Serrano Large Millimeter Telescope, or LMT, in the central Mexico state of Puebla. It is the world's largest ...>>
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