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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's flawed 'read the transcript' defense

Nov. 11, 2019 12:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been his drumbeating demand: "Read the transcript!" "Just read the transcript." "Can't we read English?" "Just read the Transcript, everything else is made up garbage." "READ THE TRANSCRIPT!" Heading into public hearings this week, people have read the transcript , and that's why...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's 'read the transcript' impeachment cry

Nov. 9, 2019 11:44 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been his drumbeating demand for more than a week: "Read the transcript!" "Just read the transcript." "Can't we read English?" "Just read the Transcript, everything else is made up garbage." "READ THE TRANSCRIPT!" People have read the transcript , though, and that's why President...

Archaeologists rush to save Oregon's Chinese mining sites

Nov. 9, 2019 10:05 AM EST

It was the kind of July day in Eastern Oregon when the dusty air waits for a spark to ignite a fire. In fact, two fires were already burning nearby. Chelsea Rose, clad in black jeans, a black woven cowboy hat and black leather combat boots, was leading a team of U.S. Forest Service employees, archaeologists and...

High-tech chestnuts: US to consider genetically altered tree

Nov. 6, 2019 4:22 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Chestnuts harvested from high branches on a chilly fall morning look typical: they're marble sized, russet colored and nestled in prickly burs. But many are like no other nuts in nature. In a feat of genetic engineering, about half the chestnuts collected at this college experiment...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's wildfire tweets not grounded in facts

Nov. 5, 2019 5:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is scorching the facts about California's wildfires. The president in recent tweets blamed California and Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom for the fires because of state forest management practices and said California's fires were too expensive and worse than in other...

An ambush in Brazil's Amazon that killed a forest guardian

Nov. 4, 2019 11:36 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The indigenous men's hunt wasn't going well, so they pushed deeper into the Amazon forest in northeastern Brazil. They ran out of water and went to a spot where they could drink and bathe. Laércio Guajajara said the men — who when not hunting are Forest Guardians...

An ambush in Brazil's Amazon that killed a forest guardian

Nov. 4, 2019 9:12 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The indigenous men's hunt wasn't going well, so they pushed deeper into the Amazon forest in northeastern Brazil. They ran out of water and went to a spot where they could drink and bathe. Laércio Guajajara said the men — who when not hunting are Forest Guardians...

All evacuations lifted for Southern California wildfire

Nov. 4, 2019 12:58 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities lifted all evacuation orders as firefighters made progress Sunday on a large blaze that sent thousands fleeing homes and farms northwest of Los Angeles. Crews working in steep terrain were tamping down hotspots and keeping an eye on lingering gusts in mountain areas that...

'Wizard Rock' that disappeared from Arizona forest returns

Nov. 2, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A boulder that mysteriously disappeared two weeks ago from a national forest in Arizona is back, and forest officials aren't asking any questions. Prescott National Forest officials said a forest employee on patrol Friday noticed that the 1-ton boulder dubbed "Wizard Rock" had been...

Brazil says indigenous forest guard killed in Amazon ambush

Nov. 2, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Illegal loggers ambushed a group of indigenous forest guards in Brazil's Amazon, killing one and injuring another, authorities said Saturday. A logger also died in the attack Friday night in Maranhao, a northeastern state, according to FUNAI, a state agency that represents indigenous...