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U.S. Seed Plan Aims to Protect Land after Natural Disasters

August 20, 2015 8:15 am | by Keith Ridler, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal authorities announced a plan Monday to produce massive quantities of seeds from native plants that can be quickly planted to help land recover from natural disasters such as wildfires and hurricanes.


Officials Promise to Work Together on Hudson River Tunnel

August 20, 2015 8:00 am | by David Porter and David Klepper, Associated Press | News | Comments

The meeting was notable for the nonattendance of Cuomo, a major stakeholder in the proposed project to build a second tunnel, add track capacity and expand New York's Penn Station. 


Hackers: We've Exposed Millions Who Use Cheating Website

August 20, 2015 7:45 am | by Raphael Satter, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hackers claim to have exposed data on millions of spouses who signed up to the cheating website Ashley Madison.


Asia's 'Infrastructure Gap' Threatens to Hamper Growth

August 20, 2015 7:30 am | by Teresa Cerojano and Joe McDonald, Associated Press | News | Comments

Looking out at bumper-to-bumper Monday morning traffic crawling along the Philippine capital's main avenue, taxi driver Ranilo Banez shook his head in frustration.


'Next Gen Stats' Offers New Insights for NFL Coaches

August 20, 2015 7:15 am | by Noah Trister, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

As Richard Sherman sprints side-by-side with Calvin Johnson, who is running faster? When Luke Kuechly collides with DeMarco Murray, who has more momentum? And which NFL players run slower in the fourth quarter than they did at the start of the game?


Amazon's Data-Driven Approach Becoming More Common

August 20, 2015 7:00 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Amazon isn't the only company that is using data on employees to improve productivity.


Apple Said to Show Interest in Automotive Testing Facility

August 18, 2015 8:15 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Adding fuel to rumors that Apple is working on designs for a car, local officials say engineers for the giant tech company recently made inquiries about a former navy base that's been converted into a testing ground for self-driving cars and other cutting-edge vehicles.


Imperfect Test Fuels Alternative Treatments for Lyme Disease

August 18, 2015 8:00 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Lyme disease conjures memories of checking for ticks at camp and fretting over bug bites after hikes in the woods. But far from a summertime nuisance, Lyme is a potentially debilitating disease - and the subject of a vigorous debate in modern medicine.


China Orders Nationwide Safety Check after Tianjin Blasts

August 18, 2015 7:45 am | by Paul Traynor, Associated Press | News | Comments

The directive from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology lamented the frequency of fatal workplace accidents and demanded a thorough inspection of all safety risks.


Glaxo: Meds from Plant with Legionnaires' Bacteria are Safe

August 18, 2015 7:30 am | by Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press | News | Comments

The London-based drug maker expects within three days it will reopen the manufacturing plant in Zebulon, about 25 miles east of Raleigh, which makes inhaled medications.


China, Japan Vie to Build High-Speed Rail for Indonesia

August 18, 2015 7:15 am | by Niniek Karmini, Associated Press | News | Comments

Indonesia's top development official said the government is studying proposals from China and Japan for construction of a high-speed rail line and expects to announce the outcome later this month.


Argentina Officials Try Damage Control After Flooding

August 18, 2015 7:00 am | by Almudena Calatrava, Associated Press | News | Comments

Argentina's government tried to ease public anger Wednesday over flooding that forced an estimated 11,000 people to flee their homes in Buenos Aires province.


More Evacuations Ordered as Northern California Blaze Grows

August 13, 2015 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A wildfire that forced some California residents to flee their home for a second time in recent weeks is rapidly growing, prompting authorities to order more evacuations. Read more...


1st Restocked Iowa Turkey Farmer Talks Lessons from Bird Flu

August 13, 2015 8:30 am | by David Pitt, Associated Press | News | Comments

Thousands of small young turkeys ran around the barns on the Moline family farm Monday near Manson, the first Iowa farm to restock birds after a bird flu outbreak decimated flocks in the Midwest.


EPA Chief: Colorado Mine Spill 'Pains Me'

August 13, 2015 8:15 am | by Michael Biesecker, Associated Press | News | Comments

Gina McCarthy made the comments as her agency comes under increased scrutiny after federal and contract workers accidentally unleashed the spill last week while inspecting the abandoned Gold King mine near Silverton, Colorado.



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