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Smithsonian holdings to aid Gulf researchers

SUITLAND, Md. – Scientists studying the massive BP oil spill are turning to a vast collection of preserved animals at the Smithsonian to see what kind of changes the oil spill may wreak among life...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Hispanics torn between hopes, daily stresses

MIAMI – Hispanics are eager to blend into American society while still maintaining their cultural identity, a paradox that reflects the complex beliefs of the nation’s fastest-growing minority. Yet...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

June was warmest on record

WASHINGTON – Last month was the warmest June on record, extending months of record-setting heat.Worldwide, the average temperature in June was 61.1 degrees Fahrenheit, the National Oceanic and...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Dengue uptick worries Mexico

MEXICO CITY – Mexico is facing a sort of perfect storm of floods that breed mosquitoes, prompting a big increase in the number of hemorrhagic dengue cases, the country’s top epidemiological...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

15 U.S. deaths tied to rare tropical fungus, CDC says

ATLANTA – A fungus usually found in the tropics has taken root in the Pacific Northwest and has been blamed in the deaths of 15 people during the last six years, health officials said Thursday.At...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Chinese used force at Tibetan protests, rights group says

BEIJING – Chinese security forces fired indiscriminately on Tibetan protesters in 2008 and beat and kicked others until they lay motionless on the ground, a rights group said in a report citing...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

China spill threatens sea life

BEIJING – China’s largest reported oil spill emptied beaches along the Yellow Sea as its size doubled Wednesday, while cleanup efforts included straw mats and frazzled workers with little more than...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

U.S. pet owners paying for high-tech vet care

NEW YORK – Brute, a German shepherd, lay anesthetized on an operating table, his hairy chest under a plastic cover and his powerful paws taped immobile.“Here comes the wire up the artery!” said Dr....

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Most massive star ever seen found within nearby galaxy

LONDON – A huge ball of brightly burning gas drifting through a neighboring galaxy may be the heaviest star ever discovered – hundreds of times more massive than the sun, scientists said Wednesday...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

U.S. pushes new N. Korea sanctions

SEOUL, South Korea – The Obama administration moved Wednesday to push new sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Gathering storm halts well work

NEW ORLEANS – A storm brewing in the Caribbean brought the deep-sea effort to plug the ruptured oil well to a near standstill Wednesday just as BP was getting tantalizingly close to going in for...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

African Union peacekeepers are harming Somali civilians

NAIROBI, Kenya – African Union peacekeepers are indiscriminately shelling residential areas of Somalia’s capital, according to internal AU reports reviewed by The Associated Press.The evaluation...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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