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In rural Kentucky, solar eclipse preparation keeps town busy

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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....

Utah lawsuits to test president's power to shrink monuments
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Native American tribes and environmental groups preparing for a legal battle to stop President Donald Trump from dismantling Utah's new national monument face a tougher challenge than anticipated....

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....




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....

Shkreli jury selection expected to take a third day
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jury selection at the securities fraud trial of a former pharmaceutical CEO notorious for price-gouging hit a rough patch on Tuesday as the court struggled to pick a pool of prospective jurors who could ignore a swirl of bad publicity for the defendant....

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....

Finding friends: Lonely elephant arrives at Los Angeles Zoo
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Zoo has a new elephant - a lonely pachyderm from Fresno....

Pharmacy boss blamed for meningitis outbreak gets 9 years
BOSTON (AP) -- The co-owner of a pharmacy responsible for the deaths of 76 people was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison after he tearfully apologized to victims who described watching their loved ones die or enduring excruciating physical pain from a 2012 nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroids....