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FILE - In this May 8, 2018, filephoto, a Jersey cow feeds in a field on the Francis Thicke organic dairy farm in Fairfield, Iowa. Burger King is announcing its work to help address a core industry challenge: the environmental impact of beef.  To help tackle this environmental issue, the Burger King brand partnered with top scientists to develop and test a new diet for cows, which according to initial study results, on average reduces up to 33% of cows' daily methane emissions. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Burger King addresses elephant in the room, and it's a cow

Jul. 14, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

Burger King is staging an intervention with its cows. The chain has rebalanced the diet of some of the cows by adding lemon grass in a bid to limit bovines contributions to climate change. By tweaking their diet, Burger King said Tuesday that it believes it can reduce a cows' daily methane emissions by about...

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020 file photo, a volunteer receives a COVID-19 test vaccine injection developed at the University of Oxford in Britain, at the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa. Politicians and public health leaders have publicly committed to equitably sharing any coronavirus vaccine that works, but the top global initiative to make it happen may allow rich countries to reinforce their own stockpiles while making fewer doses available for poor ones. (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, FIle)

Global vaccine plan may allow rich countries to buy more

Jul. 14, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Politicians and public health leaders have publicly committed to equitably sharing any coronavirus vaccine that works, but the top global initiative to make that happen may allow rich countries to reinforce their own stockpiles while making fewer doses available for poor ones. Activists warn...

WVU gets $2.2M grant for stroke research

Jul. 14, 2020 4:32 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University has received a $2.2 million federal grant for stroke research, officials said Monday. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services's National Institute of General Medical Sciences...

Florida men charged with poaching protected sea turtle eggs

Jul. 14, 2020 4:12 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida men have been charged with stealing 93 protected sea turtle eggs. Federal prosecutors in West Palm Beach announced charges Monday against Carl Lawrence Cobb, 63, and Bruce Wayne Bivins, 63. They each face three felony counts, including violating the Endangered...

This June 1, 2020, rendering provided by Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre shows the Hope probe. The U.S., China and the United Arab Emirates are sending spacecraft to Mars in quick succession beginning this week.(MBRSC via AP)

UAE's Mars orbiter launch from Japan delayed by weather

Jul. 14, 2020 3:58 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The liftoff of the United Arab Emirates' Mars orbiter was postponed until Friday due to bad weather at the Japanese launch site. The orbiter named Amal, or Hope, is the Arab world's first interplanetary mission. The launch was scheduled for Wednesday from the Tanegashima Space Center in...

FILE - In this May 27, 2020, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. New York's governor signed an executive order Wednesday, June 17, recognizing Juneteenth as a paid holiday for state employees to commemorate the emancipation of slaves in the U.S. Cuomo said he will propose legislation next year making June 19 a permanent state holiday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Blame game? Cuomo takes heat over NY nursing home study

Jul. 14, 2020 1:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing blistering criticism over an internal report that found no strong link between a controversial state directive that sent thousands of recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes and some of the nation’s deadliest nursing home outbreaks....

Study points to smaller effects of wildfire smoke on warming

Jul. 14, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Sunlight-absorbing particles in wildfire smoke may contribute less to warming temperatures than previously thought, according to the findings of a Los Alamos National Laboratory-led research team. The researchers in a paper released in a scientific journal last week reported that as...

A man wearing a mask to curb the spread of the coronavirus sits near a red lantern outside a restaurant in Beijing Monday, July 13, 2020. China reported eight new cases, all of them brought from outside the country, as domestic community infections fall to near zero. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Hawaii to wait to waive quarantine requirement

Jul. 13, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s governor says he will wait another month to waive a 14-day quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers who test negative for COVID-19, citing an increasing number of cases locally, “uncontrolled” outbreaks in several U.S. mainland states and a shortage of...

No additional virus deaths reported Monday on Navajo Nation

Jul. 13, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is reporting 56 additional COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths related to the virus on the tribe’s sprawling reservation, officials said Monday. There have been more than 8,200 cases and 401 deaths reported on the reservation since the pandemic began....

Workers and researchers dig at Oaklawn Cemetery in Tulsa, Okla., during a test excavation in the search for possible mass graves from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Search resumes for mass graves from 1921 Tulsa race massacre

Jul. 13, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A team of researchers and historians on Monday resumed test excavations of potential unmarked mass graves from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. A backhoe operator began slowly moving dirt at Tulsa’s Oaklawn Cemetery, where ground-penetrating radar earlier this year determined there...