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Say cheese! Galactic photo shoot captures 3 billion stars

Jan. 19, 2023 12:12 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A galactic photo shoot has captured more than 3 billion stars and galaxies in one of the biggest sky surveys ever. A dark-energy camera on a telescope in Chile made the observations over two years, focusing on the Southern Hemisphere sky. The National...

NY Times editor Blake Hounshell, formerly of Politico, dies

Jan. 10, 2023 22:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Blake Hounshell, a well-known journalist who edited The New York Times’ “On Politics” newsletter and formerly held several leadership positions at Politico, died Tuesday In Washington. He was 44. Joe Kahn, the Times executive editor, and Carolyn Ryan, the...

South Carolina priest charged with federal sex crimes

Jan. 08, 2023 12:09 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina priest who served in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston has been charged with federal sex crimes stemming from allegations that he abused an 11-year-old child. Jaime Adolfo Gonzalez-Farias, known in church as “Father Gonzalez,” was...

Today in History: December 19, Bill Clinton impeached

Dec. 19, 2022 00:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Dec. 19, the 353rd day of 2022. There are 12 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 19, 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached by the Republican-controlled House for perjury and obstruction of...

Easter Island rebounds from wildfire that singed its statues

Dec. 16, 2022 11:01 AM EST

RAPA NUI, Chile (AP) — The hillside of Rano Raraku volcano on Rapa Nui feels like a place that froze in time. Embedded in grass and volcanic rock, almost 400 moai – the monolithic human figures carved centuries ago by this remote Pacific island’s Rapanui people -- remained...

Easter Island rebounds from wildfire that singed its statues

Dec. 16, 2022 08:47 AM EST

RAPA NUI, Chile (AP) — The hillside of Rano Raraku volcano on Rapa Nui feels like a place that froze in time. Embedded in grass and volcanic rock, almost 400 moai – the monolithic human figures carved centuries ago by this remote Pacific island’s Rapanui people -- remained...

Chile's parties to retry replacing dictatorship constitution

Dec. 13, 2022 13:09 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's political parties from the left to the right have agreed to try again to replace the constitution imposed by Gen. Augusto Pinochet's military dictatorship four decades ago. The accord was announced in the former Congress building, the same place...

Polynesian pride: Three-day canoe voyage in mid-Pacific

Dec. 03, 2022 14:26 PM EST

RAPA NUI, Chile (AP) — The causes are worthy, the course is daunting – almost 500 kilometers (about 300 miles) across a stretch of the Pacific Ocean in a large canoe. It’s the Hoki Mai Challenge, which started Saturday in Rapa Nui, a territory in the Pacific that is part of...

World court: Bolivia, Chile close together in river dispute

Dec. 01, 2022 16:10 PM EST

THE HAGUE (AP) — The International Court of Justice on Thursday found little to rule on in a long-running dispute over a small river which flows from Bolivia to Chile as the Latin American neighbors had mostly resolved their conflict during the proceedings. The United Nations’...

World court: scant disagreement in Chile, Bolivia water row

Dec. 01, 2022 14:39 PM EST

THE HAGUE (AP) — The International Court of Justice on Thursday found little to rule on in a long-running dispute over a small river which flows from Bolivia to Chile as the Latin American neighbors had mostly resolved their conflict during the proceedings. The United Nations'...