UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous - and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says....
Last Call: Pluto-bound craft crosses Neptune orbit
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA calls it a cosmic coincidence....
Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results
TOKYO (AP) -- The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results....
Minister: 2 people have died of Ebola in Congo
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- Two Ebola-related deaths have been confirmed in Congo, the country's health minister said Sunday, though local officials believe the cases are unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 1,400 people....
Feds allow logging after huge California wildfire
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- U.S. Forest Service officials say they tried to balance competing interests in a plan released Wednesday that allows loggers to remove trees killed in a massive central California wildfire last year, but environmentalists called it a travesty and threaten to sue....
Quake is major test for hard-luck California city
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) -- The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and quaint towns. So when Sunday's earthquake struck, the damage to the wine industry took center stage and the rubble in Vallejo got scant attention....
Group files petition to idle coastal nuke plant
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An environmental group asked federal regulators Tuesday to idle California's last operating nuclear plant to review whether its reactors can withstand strong shaking from nearby earthquake faults....
Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change....
AP Exclusive: Expert calls for nuke plant closure
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults....
NASA's new giant rocket system passes milestone
WASHINGTON (AP) -- NASA says its new giant rocket system passed an internal milestone Wednesday, but the first test launch got pushed back a year to 2018....
More American companies are purchasing foreign businesses and reincorporating outside the U.S. to lower their taxes. Warren Buffet is financing Burger King's proposed inversion to buy Canada based Tim Hortons doughnut chain and relocate Burger King's headquarters from Miami to Toronto Canada. President Barack Obama has denounced inversion deals, calling for "economic patriotism and saying that companies that do enter into such transactions are "corporate deserters." Over the years, Buffet has been a vocal advocate for Obama, particularly backing Obama's effort to increase taxes on the rich and close tax loopholes.
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