Snowy plover chick hatches on Oregon beach
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Western snowy plover chick that hatched on an Oregon beach this spring is the first of its species to emerge successfully in that area in more than 50 years and provides hope that a management plan for the federally threatened species is working, wildlife officials said Wednesday....
Science Says: What's known and not known about marijuana
NEW YORK (AP) -- A new marijuana study joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot....
New Zealand test rocket makes it to space but not to orbit
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- California-based company Rocket Lab said Thursday it had launched a test rocket into space from its New Zealand launch pad, although the rocket didn't reach orbit as hoped....
Advocates: Federal role crucial for iconic waterway cleanups
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- The Trump administration makes a straightforward case for slashing $427 million in federal spending to heal ailing regional water bodies such as the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound: State and local governments should do the work and foot the bill....
Science Says: Whale of a mystery solved? How they got so big
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scientists think they have answered a whale of a mystery: How the ocean creatures got so huge so quickly....
Agency takes tectonics study to earthquake-prone Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Alaska averages 40,000 earthquakes per year, with more large quakes than the other 49 states combined, and America's shakiest state is about to have its ground examined like never before....
Crash report: Confused by spin, Mars probe failed to brake
BERLIN (AP) -- An independent report has concluded that Europe's Schiaparelli probe crash-landed on Mars last year because its systems couldn't cope with a brief, wild rotation during its descent....
China urges balance on environment, economy in Antarctica
BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese leader on Tuesday urged international representatives to strike a "proper balance" between environmental and economic interests in Antarctica, as the frozen continent's vulnerability to climate change raises worries that some nations could seek to exploit its natural resources....
Spacewalking astronauts pull off urgent station repairs
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Spacewalking astronauts completed urgent repairs at the International Space Station on Tuesday, replacing equipment that failed three days earlier and restoring a backup for a vital data-relay system....
Science Says: Medications prevent opioid addiction relapse
CHICAGO (AP) -- Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery: Does treating opioid addiction with medication save lives? Or does it trade one addiction for another?...
President Trump's first proposed budget calls for $3.6 trillion cuts in government spending over the next decade in hope for a balanced budget, taking aim at social programs like healthcare, food stamps and housing for the poor while boosting the military, border defense and law enforcement. Critics say the Trump proposal would plunge the country back into recession and rip the social safety net away from people who need it most. The administration counters that the plan puts "taxpayers first" who shouldn't have to subsidize able-bodied people not contributing to the workforce.
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