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AP Fact Check: Trump Team Distortions on Fuel Economy Rules

Brad Pitt Asks Astronaut: Who was Better? Clooney or Me?

By Michael Biesecker Tom Krisher |
President Donald Trump and his team are distorting the facts in explaining the administration's decision to stop California from setting its own emission standards for cars an...

'I've Got One!' Hunting Neon Scorpions in the Arizona Desert

'I've Got One!' Hunting Neon Scorpions in the Arizona Desert

By Peter Prengaman | Sep 22
In movies, on the skin of many tattoo lovers and in one of the 12 astrological signs, scorpions' distinct shape and supposed attributes are often on display. They are portrayed as savage, lethal, true warriors — not far off from what we were about to see.

U.S. Awards $3M to Fill Gaps in Medical Marijuana Research

U.S. Awards $3M to Fill Gaps in Medical Marijuana Research

By Carla K. Johnson | Sep 22
The U.S. government will spend $3 million to find out if marijuana can relieve pain, but none of the money will be used to study the part of the plant that gets people high.

Where Have the Wild Birds Gone? 3 Billion Fewer Than 1970

Where Have the Wild Birds Gone? 3 Billion Fewer Than 1970

By Seth Borenstein and Christina Larson | Sep 21
North America's skies are lonelier and quieter as nearly 3 billion fewer wild birds soar in the air than in 1970, a comprehensive study shows.

From DNA, Scientists Create Skull of Neanderthal Cousin

From DNA, Scientists Create Skull of Neanderthal Cousin

By Malcolm Ritter | Sep 21
Scientists say they've deciphered features of the skull and some other details of a mysterious, extinct cousin of Neanderthals by analyzing its DNA.

Uptick Seen in Rare Mosquito-Borne Virus in Some U.S. States

Uptick Seen in Rare Mosquito-Borne Virus in Some U.S. States

By Mike Stobbe and Jennifer McDermott | Sep 21
The number of U.S. deaths and illnesses from a rare mosquito-borne virus are higher than usual this year, health officials report.