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Can internet-beaming balloons outmaneuver shifting winds?

Published Feb. 16 2017

For its next trick, an internet-beaming balloon factory spun out of Google believes it can outmaneuver the wind.

Colorado warms to pot clubs despite federal uncertainty

Published Feb. 16 2017

At risk of raising the ire of the White House, Colorado is on the brink of becoming the first state...

Officers fatally shoot NC man during chase

Published Feb. 16 2017

A man being sought for violating conditions of pre-trial release was shot and killed by officers after he pulled a...

Trump slams intel officials, media over Flynn and Russia

Published Feb. 16 2017

President Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed the media and "illegally leaked" intelligence information for bringing down his national security adviser...

California officials rush to drain lake as new storms begin

Published Feb. 16 2017

Officials raced to drain more water from a lake behind battered Oroville Dam as new storms began rolling into Northern...

Video captured shooting that killed Chicago toddler

Published Feb. 16 2017

Police are examining dramatic video that captured a shooting that killed a toddler and a man authorities said was the...

Grassley: Alleged Russian election meddling no surprise

Published Feb. 16 2017

Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley said Wednesday that Russia's alleged meddling in November's presidential election shouldn't be a surprise because...

Casting Oscar: Foundry creates each statuette as work of art

Published Feb. 16 2017

Every Oscar fist-pumped or tearfully cradled by Academy Award winners is first cast, buffed and fussed over at a foundry...

Rumor the German shepherd wins best in show at Westminster

Published Feb. 16 2017

Quite a rally for Rumor — a commanding comeback for German shepherds, too.

Monarch butterfly numbers drop by 27 percent in Mexico

Published Feb. 16 2017

The number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico dropped by 27 percent this year, reversing last year's recovery from historically...

Gun industry seeks to ease restrictions on silencers

Published Feb. 15 2017

They are the stuff of legend, wielded by hit men and by James Bond. For decades, buying a silencer for...

Sex harassment in statehouses easy to conceal

Published Feb. 15 2017

When Carol Johnson landed a position as a legislative assistant in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, she saw it as...

Evacuation order lifted for nearly 200,000 Californians near dam

Published Feb. 15 2017

Authorities lifted an evacuation order Tuesday for nearly 200,000 California residents who live below the nation's tallest dam after...

Warm ocean water triggered vast seabird die-off, experts say

Published Feb. 15 2017

A year after tens of thousands of common murres, an abundant North Pacific seabird, starved and washed ashore on beaches...

US official: Russia deployed missile in violation of treaty

Published Feb. 15 2017

Russia has deployed a cruise missile in violation of a Cold War-era arms control treaty, a Trump administration official said...

Hawaii bill seeks more oversight of commercial fishing

Published Feb. 15 2017

Hawaii lawmakers advanced a bill Tuesday calling for more oversight of the commercial fishing industry after an Associated Press...

A guide to recent events in Dakota Access pipeline battle

Published Feb. 15 2017

The disputed four-state Dakota Access pipeline could be moving oil in as little as a month, though opponents are...

Michigan orders Flint hospital to address Legionella risk

Published Feb. 15 2017

Michigan ordered a Flint hospital Tuesday to immediately comply with federal recommendations issued due to its association with a deadly...

Turning 3 at evacuation shelter, boy gets birthday surprise

Published Feb. 14 2017

The 3-year-old birthday boy was in his pajamas, about to go to sleep on a cot inside a shelter packed...

Mosque work put on hold; minarets are too tall

Published Feb. 14 2017

After exceeding a city height limit, builders of a mosque on New Haven's outskirts are wrestling with how to...

Melania Trump: White House tours to resume March 7

Published Feb. 14 2017

Sen. Chuck Grassley can tell his wife that White House public tours are resuming on March 7.

Ethicists open to one day altering heredity to fight disease

Published Feb. 14 2017

Don't expect designer babies any time soon — but a major new ethics report leaves open the possibility of one...

Ice climbing: Part adrenaline rush, part puzzle-solving test

Published Feb. 14 2017

Chuck Monjak was partway up his first-ever attempt at a nearly vertical ice formation when he found himself in a...