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Mexico cuts budget for all, from athletes to archaeologists

Jul. 17, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican Olympic Committee said Wednesday it will no longer be able to offer food, lodging and medical services at its main sports training complex, the latest casualty in a round of deep budget cuts by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Seldom has a leftist been so obsessively...

Animal rescue group needs help caring for 89 baby birds

Jul. 17, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An animal rescue group is asking for help caring for 89 baby snowy egrets and black-crowned night herons left homeless last week after a tree fell in downtown Oakland. International Bird Rescue said Wednesday it needs donations and volunteers to help feed and care for the baby birds...

Police arrest Hawaiian protesters trying to block telescope

Jul. 17, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Police arrested elderly protesters, some using wheelchairs and canes, as they blocked a road Wednesday to Hawaii's highest peak to try to stop construction of a giant telescope on land some Native Hawaiians consider sacred. About 2,000 people were at the intersection of the highway and the...

Correction: TV-Moon Landing Specials story

Jul. 17, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a July 5 story about TV specials marking the 1969 moon landing, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a July 20 concert celebrating the event will air on PBS. The National Symphony Orchestra Pops concert at the Kennedy Center will not be aired. A corrected version of the...

The Latest: Construction gear nears Hawaii telescope protest

Jul. 17, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on protests of a telescope on Hawaii mountain (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Police in riot gear are lined up on a road in Hawaii where an estimated 2,000 people are gathered to protest construction of a telescope on a mountain that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred. Hawaii...

Winners overlook rigged games' lack of fairness, study finds

Jul. 17, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to fairness and privilege, a new study finds it really is not about how you play the game. It's about whether you win or lose. A new experiment, played out as a card game, shows that even when the deck is literally stacked in people's favor — and they know it —...

Memories of watching Apollo 11: 'You could hear a pin drop'

Jul. 17, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their first steps on the moon in 1969, the world was watching. Live TV coverage made hundreds of millions witnesses to history. They huddled in front of televisions at home and gathered in auditoriums and schoolrooms as the Apollo 11 astronauts...

Georgia beachgoers help pilot whales from stranding on shore

Jul. 17, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A summer afternoon at the beach quickly became a scramble to save a pod of disoriented pilot whales, as vacationers on a popular Georgia island joined lifeguards and state wildlife crews in the water to stop dozens of the large marine mammals from beaching themselves. Officials were...

The Latest: Biologist: Whales moving away from Georgia coast

Jul. 17, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to keep a group of pilot whales from beaching themselves in Georgia (all times local): 3:20 p.m. A state biologist in Georgia says dozens of pilot whales appear to be heading back to sea a day after many of them came perilously close to swimming ashore...

Scientists find new way to kill disease-carrying mosquitoes

Jul. 17, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say they nearly eliminated disease-carrying mosquitoes on two islands in China using a new technique. The downside: It may not be practical for larger areas and may cost a lot of money. In the experiment, researchers targeted Asian tiger mosquitoes, invasive white-striped bugs...