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Mars theory gets dusted: Streaks may be sand, not water
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A new study suggests that dark streaks on Mars represent flowing sand - not water....

Endangered orcas compete with seals, sea lions for salmon
SEATTLE (AP) -- Harbor seals, sea lions and some fish-eating killer whales have been rebounding along the Northeast Pacific Ocean in recent decades. But that boom has come with a trade-off: They're devouring more of the salmon prized by a unique but fragile population of endangered orcas....

Thanksgiving tribe reclaims language lost to colonization
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MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) -- The Massachusetts tribe whose ancestors shared a Thanksgiving meal with the Pilgrims nearly 400 years ago is reclaiming its long-lost language, one schoolchild at a time....





Archeologists find Roman shipwrecks off Egypt's north coast
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt says archaeologists have discovered three sunken shipwrecks dating back more than 2,000 years to Roman times off the coast of the city of Alexandria....

New US weather satellite launched from California
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) -- An advanced U.S. weather satellite designed to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts has been launched into polar orbit from California....

20 years of changing seasons on Earth packed into 2 minutes
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA captured 20 years of changing seasons in a striking new global map of the home planet....

Magnitude 3.7, 2.9 quakes rattle Oklahoma town early Sunday
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) -- The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded two earthquakes that struck near a central Oklahoma town....

AP PHOTOS: Many Bosnian war victims still unidentified
TUZLA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- It's been 22 years since Bosnia's bloody 1992-95 war ended, yet the remains of numerous victims of genocide and war crimes still await identification....

Fotis Kafatos, distinguished Greek biologist, dies at 77
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Fotis Kafatos, a Greek molecular biologist who had a distinguished academic career in both the United States and Europe and became the founding president of the European Research Council, has died. He was 77....

Climate talks wrap up with progress on Paris rulebook
BONN, Germany (AP) -- Global talks on curbing climate change wrapped up Friday, with delegates and observers claiming progress on several key details of the 2015 Paris accord....