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The Latest: Married Nobel winners recount wake-up call

Oct. 14, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel prize in economics (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo say they weren't quite sure how to react when the married couple's Nobel Economics Prize wake-up call came. Duflo says that when the phone rang early Monday, she answered and was told...

3 economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize

Oct. 14, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn't in the fight to reduce global poverty. The award went to MIT's Abhijit Banerjee...

Guam avoids severe coral bleaching predicted for this year

Oct. 14, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Vulnerable coral reefs on Guam have not experienced severe bleaching that was predicted for this year, in part because of stormy weather that reduced water temperatures, officials said. The Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans said a mass coral bleaching event indicated by satellite...

Does technology make moving nukes safe? Depends whom you ask

Oct. 14, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The plutonium core for the first atomic weapon detonated in 1945 was taken from Los Alamos National Laboratory to a test site in the New Mexico desert in the backseat of a U.S. Army sedan. Officials put other bomb parts inside a metal container, packed it into a wooden crate and secured...

8 Kansas counties urged to upgrade their voting equipment

Oct. 13, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A handful of Kansas counties are being urged to upgrade their voting machines to a voting system that creates a paper record of each vote. The Topeka Capitol-Journal reports the American Association for the Advancement of Science urged Geary, Grant, Greeley, Hamilton, Harvey, Sumner,...

Cape Cod officials to release report on dealing with sharks

Oct. 13, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

EASTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Cape Cod officials are expected to release a long-awaited report on ways the tourist destination can deal with a growing population of great white sharks. The Woods Hole Group will present its findings Thursday at Nauset Regional High School in Eastham. Cape Cod National Seashore...

Indianapolis Zoo receives $4M to open a conservation center

Oct. 13, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Zoo plans to open an international center devoted to saving threatened species, an effort that zoo officials call a natural extension of their biennial Indianapolis Prize honoring animal conservation leaders. The Global Center for Species Survival is expected to open...

Vermont biologists: Fall food supply good for wildlife

Oct. 13, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont wildlife biologists say food is abundant for wildlife in the state's forests this year. Every fall, staff from the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife survey mast stands around the state. Last year they found a low amount of important berry and nut species which...

Who says you can't eat red meat? Food advice questioned anew

Oct. 13, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — So is red meat good or bad for you? If the answer were only that simple. A team of international researchers recently rattled the nutrition world by saying there isn't enough evidence to tell people to cut back on red or processed meat, seemingly contradicting advice from prominent health...

Latest: Southern California wildfire is now 33% contained

Oct. 12, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The Los Angeles County Fire Department says the wildfire in the San Fernando Valley is now 33% contained. The wildfire covers 12 square miles (31 square kilometers.) The department says Saturday night that winds and...