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Japan town near damaged nuclear plant lifts evacuation order

NARAHA, Japan (AP) — The Japanese town of Naraha on Saturday lifted a 2011 evacuation order that sent all its 7,400 residents away after the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant was…

In climate bid, Obama stares down melting Alaska glacier

SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama stared down a melting glacier in Alaska on Tuesday in a dramatic use of his presidential pulpit to sound the alarm on climate…

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California Sinking Faster Than Thought, Aquifers Could Permanently Shrink

Editor's Note: This story was updated at 2:00 p.m. E.T. California is sinking even faster than scientists had thought, new NASA satellite imagery shows. Some areas of the Golden State…

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Ashley Madison Hack: Who Is On The List?

Thousands of government & military officials are among those who appear to have been exposed by the huge Ashley Madison data dump. Hackers dropped a gigantic 10Gb file of information approximately…

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US stock market wavers; Wal-Mart sinks

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market wavered between slight gains & losses in thin trading Tuesday. Wal-Mart's shares slid after the retailer cut its earnings forecast for the…

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Money gushes into California firm's water-saving shower

A super-efficient shower fixture that reduces water waste by 70 percent is gaining enthusiastic backing from some of Silicon Valley's biggest names, reaping in some $1.38 million in just two…

Los Angeles covers reservoir waters with 'shade balls'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles has been blackballed. The city has completed a program of covering open-air reservoirs with floating "shade balls" to protect water quality. City officials this…

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Suspected thief said nothing to ex-wife about Stradivarius

WASHINGTON (AP) — Philip Johnson was dying of pancreatic cancer when he brought his former wife, Thanh Tran, to the basement of his home in Venice, California. Under a tarp…

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First bite of space-grown lettuce is 'awesome'

Astronauts living at the International Space Station took their first bites of space-grown lettuce on Monday, in what scientists described as another step toward enabling human missions to Mars. "That's…