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China opens investigation into slaughter of rare sea turtle
BEIJING (AP) -- Authorities in southern China have opened an investigation into the slaughter and sale of a protected leatherback sea turtle by local fishermen, media reported Saturday....

Japan launches much-needed supplies to space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A Japanese capsule blasted off with much-needed supplies for the International Space Station on Friday, a week after a Russian shipment was destroyed shortly after liftoff....

At least 43,000 homeless after Aceh quake in Indonesia

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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- At least 43,000 people have been displaced by the powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia's Aceh province, authorities said Saturday, as the government and aid agencies pooled efforts to meet the basic survival needs of shaken communities....




World Vision says hundreds affected by Solomon Islands quake
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Hundreds of people in remote parts of the Solomon Islands have had their homes damaged or destroyed by a powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck Friday, an aid organization said....

John Glenn, astronaut and senator, to lie in state in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- John Glenn will lie in state in Ohio's capitol building before a celebration of his life of military and government service and two history-making voyages into space....

John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, dies at age 95
WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95....

The world's oldest known seabird is expecting _ again
HONOLULU (AP) -- The world's oldest known seabird is expecting - again....

Trump transition team seeks details on Energy Dept. workers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is asking Energy Department employees for information about the agency's operations and personnel, including a list of employees and contractors who attended international meetings on climate change over the past five years....

Quotes from John Glenn: 'Zero-G and I feel fine.'
A sampling of quotes from John Glenn:...

All-American John Glenn: Astronaut, fighter pilot, senator
WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Glenn was the ultimate all-American hero....