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North Dakota reaches deal to keep dinosaur mummy
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Dakota the duckbilled dinosaur might have found permanent digs in Bismarck....

Ebola: Why virus kills some, other people survive

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies....

N. America treated to partial solar eclipse Thurs.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- North Americans, get set for the fourth and final eclipse of the year....





Ancient Greek well yields rare wooden statue
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Archeologists in Greece have uncovered a rare wooden statue preserved in the muddy depths of an ancient well in Piraeus, the port of Athens....

Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say....

'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts
BENTON, Calif. (AP) -- The burly Labrador retriever sticks out his wide snout to sniff the dirt and dusty air. He's clearly excited as he runs, yelping, through the high desert of California's Eastern Sierra region....

Jerusalem stone may answer Jewish revolt questions
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theory that the reason Jews revolted against Roman rule nearly 2,000 ago was because of their harsh treatment....

CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon preps team
ATLANTA (AP) -- Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed....

Newborn Puget Sound killer whale presumed dead
FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) -- A killer whale born to much hope in early September apparently died while its pod was in the open ocean off Washington or British Columbia, the Center for Whale Research said....

Stinky seaweed piling up at upscale Laguna Beach
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Warmer water and recent storm swells are to blame for mounds of stinky kelp piling up on the sand in the upscale Southern California resort city of Laguna Beach, scientists say....