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Report: DOJ, FBI acknowledge flawed testimony from unit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in the FBI Laboratory's microscopic hair comparison unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000, The Washington Post reported....

Hawaii telescope builders again extend construction timeout
HONOLULU (AP) -- A nonprofit company planning to build one of the world's biggest telescopes on a mountain many Native Hawaiians consider sacred will continue to postpone construction, Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Friday....

Gulf health 5 years after BP spill: Resilient yet scarred

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From above, five years after the BP well explosion, the Gulf of Mexico looks clean, green and whole again, teeming with life - a testament to the resilience of nature....




Q&A on the Gulf, resilient but scarred 5 years after spill
Five years after the BP well explosion, there is no single, conclusive answer to how the Gulf of Mexico is doing, but there are many questions. Here are some of them:...

A bear hug: Croat village shelters bears as good neighbors
KUTAREVO, Croatia (AP) -- Usually in Europe, when bear cubs get used to humans, they cannot survive in the wild. And when they grow too big, they're shot....

The globe's record heat keeps on broiling into this year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There's been no break from the globe's record heat - the first three months of 2015 have set new high temperature marks....

SpaceX shipment arrives at space station: 1st espresso maker
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, delivering the world's first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts....

Intersex surgeries spark move away from drastic treatment
CHICAGO (AP) -- She was born to a young Chicago couple, named Jennifer, and grew into a beautiful long-lashed child with wavy dark hair, big brown eyes and a yearning, youthful desire to be just like all the other girls....

Large measles outbreak traced to Disneyland is declared over
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California health authorities on Friday declared an end to a large measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national debate about vaccinations....

Fish found in suspected tsunami debris boat quarantined
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The wreckage of a fishing boat that appears to be debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami was carrying some unexpected passengers - fish from Japanese waters - when it was spotted off the Oregon coast....