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Critics blast Oregon repeal of tsunami-zone building ban

Aug. 16, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — With sunlight sparkling off surrounding Yaquina Bay, workers are putting up an ocean-studies building, smack in the middle of an area expected to one day be hit by a tsunami. Experts say it's only a matter of time before a shift in a major fault line off the Oregon coast causes a...

Court rules in favor of city allowing mosque to be built

Aug. 16, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — An appeals court says a Detroit suburb violated no laws when it cleared City Council chambers during a meeting about construction of a mosque. The Detroit News reports a three-judge panel of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals this week found in favor of Sterling Heights....

The Latest: Telescope staff secure facilities before storms

Jul. 31, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a protest against the construction of a new telescope in Hawaii (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Staffers from existing telescopes on Hawaii's tallest peak traveled up the mountain to secure their facilities as two storms approach the islands. East Asian Observatory Deputy...