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Japan police: Volcanic rocks killed most victims

TOKYO (AP) -- Police say it's been determined that almost all of the people killed on a Japanese volcano died of injuries from being hit by volcanic rocks that flew out during its eruption....

Study: Monarch butterflies evolved in N. America

NEW YORK (AP) -- Monarch butterflies are famous for migrating from the U.S. and Canada to Mexico for the winter. Now a surprising study suggests the species itself also started out in North America some 2 million years ago....

Weather service storm forecasts get more localized

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The next time some nasty storms are heading your way, the National Weather Service says it will have a better forecast of just how close they could come to you....

Alaska refuge proposes killing invasive caribou

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A federal agency is considering lethal measures to protect an Alaska island refuge from an invasive species - caribou....

Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them....

Wet, wild monsoon season ends in Southwest

PHOENIX (AP) -- This year's Southwest monsoon season will be remembered for unusually intense storms that brought months' worth of rain in just one day....

News Guide: Ash and gases halt search on volcano

Toxic gases and ash were still coming from the Mount Ontake volcano Monday, halting the search for more victims and the recovery of the bodies. Here's a summary of events and a guide to understanding them:...

35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Pacific walrus that can't find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in northwest Alaska....

Elk nose into Grand Canyon water stations

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Grand Canyon officials have reduced waste by banning disposable plastic water bottles and installing water stations for visitors....

Report IDs 'weaknesses' at nuclear weapons lab

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A report issued Wednesday by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Energy squarely places blame for the shutdown of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository on failures at Los Alamos National Laboratory....

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