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Study links at-risk orcas' failed pregnancies to scarce food
SEATTLE (AP) -- Endangered killer whales that frequent the inland waters of Washington state are having pregnancy problems because they cannot find enough fish to eat, according to a new study....

Prehistoric stone fish trap discovered on Alaska island
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) -- Archaeologists have discovered a prehistoric fish trap constructed of rock walls near the mouth of a salmon stream on Alaska's Kodiak Island....

South Africa approves export of 800 lion skeletons this year

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Some 800 skeletons of captive-bred lions can be legally exported from South Africa this year, the government said Wednesday, meeting demand for the bones in parts of Asia while alarming critics who believe the policy threatens Africa's wild lions....




In rural Kentucky, solar eclipse preparation keeps town busy
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Cross over the old Louisville & Nashville Railroad in this town remembered for its Civil War encampment and you'll see the first signs - there's fresh anticipation in the rural areas that will be prime viewing locations for the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse to sweep the United States in 99 years....

Cambodia conservationists find rare cache of crocodile eggs
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Wildlife researchers in Cambodia say they've found a clutch of eggs from one of the world's most endangered crocodiles, raising hopes of its continuing survival in the wild....

Carnegie Science Center gets $7.5M donation for new wing
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Carnegie Science Center has received its largest gift, a $7.5 million donation from PPG and its corporate foundation for the interactive museum in Pittsburgh....

Ex-pharmaceutical CEO accused at trial of cheating investors
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli is either a con man who scammed hedge fund investors of millions or a nerdy genius who made them even richer....

Science groups ask Trump to retain advisory board integrity
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A coalition of science and engineering groups called on President Donald Trump on Tuesday to make sure that his review of the role of scientific advisory boards respects the importance of accurate scientific data....

Multibillion-dollar contract for Los Alamos lab up for bid
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The competition for a multibillion-dollar contract to manage the U.S. laboratory that created the atomic bomb is beginning as criticism intensifies over the troubled safety record of Los Alamos National Laboratory....

Fourth of July fireworks discouraged for sake of bald eagles
COLUMBIA, Conn. (AP) -- Independence Day traditions in one small Connecticut town are clashing with an effort to protect an iconic symbol of the United States....