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Scientists unlock DNA codes for woolly mammoths
3 days ago -
NEW YORK — Scientists are getting their best look yet at the DNA code for the woolly mammoth, thanks to work that could be a step toward bringing back the extinct beast. [Read More]

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Railroad union seeks better safety standards
8 hours ago -
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Union officials say tougher inspection and maintenance standards for railroad tracks could help prevent dangerous derailments of trains carrying crude oil. [Read More]
Volcano still active, but Chile no longer fears major blast Volcano still active, but Chile no longer fears major blast
8 hours ago -
SANTIAGO, Chile — Authorities downgraded the likelihood of a major eruption at the Calbuco volcano, although the mountain remained active Saturday and the ash clouds it already ejected caused cancellations of more airline flights. [Read More]
Japan's prime minister goes to U.S. to showcase close ties Japan's prime minister goes to U.S. to showcase close ties
8 hours ago -
TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in the U.S. on Sunday for a weeklong visit to showcase the success of the alliance built from Tokyo’s defeat in World War II, while promoting a political agenda based on still stronger military and economic ties. [Read More]
Israel says airstrike on Syrian border targeted militants Israel says airstrike on Syrian border targeted militants
8 hours ago -
JERUSALEM — Israel's military said Sunday it launched an airstrike on its border with Syria after spotting militants carrying a bomb in the Israeli-held Golan Heights. [Read More]
Afghanistan's president delays trip to India
8 hours ago -
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan president delayed his official trip to India by a few hours today to hold an emergency meeting with the NATO commander in Afghanistan and top Afghan security officials. [Read More]
Polish border guards refuse entry for 10 Russian bikers
8 hours ago -
TERESPOL, Poland — Polish border guards today blocked 10 nationalistic Russian bikers loyal to President Vladimir Putin from entering Poland as part of a ride to commemorate the Red Army's victory over Nazi Germany 70 years ago. [Read More]
Three jailed in Russia for twerking next to monument
8 hours ago -
MOSCOW (AP) — A court in southern Russia has sentenced three young women to brief jail terms for making a video showing them twerking next to a World War II memorial. [Read More]
Trucking industry faces shortage of drivers Trucking industry faces shortage of drivers
11 hours ago -
DAYTON, Ohio — An aging workforce, tougher regulations and waning interest among younger workers are causing a nationwide shortage of truck drivers. [Read More]
Nuclear power industry hopes for a new era Nuclear power industry hopes for a new era
11 hours ago -
For decades, the U.S. nuclear power industry has stood at a virtual standstill, a victim of economics and fears over safety. [Read More]
More than 2,200 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake More than 2,200 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake
1 day ago -
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A powerful aftershock shook Nepal on Sunday, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets a day after a massive earthquake left more than 2,200 people dead. [Read More]
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