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Scientists say NASA spacecraft has survived its most distant encounter with another world
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Published in 2-1-2019
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LAUREL, Maryland (AP) Scientists say NASA spacecraft has survived its most distant encounter with another world.
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The Latest: NASA spacecraft dashes by world beyond Pluto
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Published in 2-1-2019
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LAUREL, Md. (AP) The Latest on NASA's New Horizons' New Year rendezvous (all times local): 10:40 a.m. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has survived humanity's most distant exploration of another world. Ten hours after the middle-of-the-night encounter 4 billion miles (6.4 billion kilometers) away, flight controllers in Laurel, Maryland, received word from the spacecraft late Tue ...>>
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Spacecraft opens new year with flyby on solar system's edge
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Published in 2-1-2019
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LAUREL, Md. (AP) NASA's New Horizons spacecraft pulled off the most distant exploration of another world Tuesday, skimming past a tiny, icy object 4 billion miles from Earth that looks to be shaped like a bowling pin. Flight controllers in Maryland declared success 10 hours after the high-risk, middle-of-the-night encounter at the mysterious body known as Ultima Thule on the frozen fringes o ...>>
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NASA: Icy object past Pluto looks like reddish snowman
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Published in 2-1-2019
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LAUREL, Md. (AP) A NASA spacecraft traveling 4 billion miles from Earth has sent back its first close-up pictures of the most distant celestial object ever explored, and it looks like a reddish snowman. Ultima Thule, as the small, icy object has been dubbed, is an elongated body about 20 miles long, consisting of two fused-together spheres. NASA's New Horizons, the spacecraft that sent back ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 2-1-2019
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Quake from Mount Etna volcano jolts Sicily, sparks panic
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Published in 26-12-2018
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ROME (AP) An earthquake triggered by Mount Etna's eruption jolted eastern Sicily before dawn Wednesday, injuring at least 10 people, damaging churches and houses on the volcano's slopes and prompting panicked villagers to flee their homes. Italy's Civil Protection officials said the quake, which struck at 3:19 a.m., was part of a swarm of some 1,000 tremors, most of them barely per ...>>
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Japan to resume commercial whaling, but not in Antarctic
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Published in 26-12-2018
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TOKYO (AP) Japan announced Wednesday that it is leaving the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial hunts for the animals for the first time in 30 years, but said it would no longer go to the Antarctic for its much-criticized annual killings. Japan switched to what it calls research whaling after the IWC imposed a moratorium on commercial whaling in the 1980s, and now says stocks ha ...>>
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Indonesia says avoid coast near volcano, fearing new tsunami
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Published in 26-12-2018
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CARITA BEACH, Indonesia (AP) Indonesian authorities urged people to avoid the coast in areas where a tsunami killed at least 430 people over the weekend in a fresh warning issued on the anniversary of the catastrophic 2004 Asian earthquake and tsunami. The big waves that followed an eruption on a volcanic island hit communities along the Sunda Strait on Saturday night. The eruption of Anak Krakat ...>>
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Tiny salamanders could complicate Shasta Dam project
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Published in 26-12-2018
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SHASTA LAKE, Calif. (AP) A trio of salamander species in Northern California could complicate a controversial $1.4 billion public works project to heighten the Shasta Dam, the state's largest reservoir. The Los Angeles Times reports Wednesday that two environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit last month asking a judge to force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to determine if Shasta sala ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 26-12-2018
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Aged gibbon dies unexpectedly at Santa Barbara Zoo
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Published in 19-12-2018
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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) An elderly gibbon recently transferred to the Santa Barbara Zoo from Northern California has died unexpectedly, possibly from cancer, authorities announced Tuesday. Nikko, a 35-year-old white-handed gibbon, died Sunday. He underwent tests and received a clean bill of health at the Oakland Zoo before arriving in Santa Barbara less than a month ago and showed no signs of ...>>
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European officials agree on ban of some single-use plastics
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Published in 19-12-2018
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BERLIN (AP) Plastic knives just won't cut it any longer, if the European Union has its way. The 28-nation bloc moved closer to banning single-use straws, plates, cutlery and cotton swabs, after officials from EU member states and the European Parliament on Wednesday backed recommendations by its executive branch designed to reduce marine pollution. Environmental campaigners have been calling ...>>
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Sinking Greek village highlights nation's addiction to coal
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Published in 19-12-2018
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PTOLEMAIDA, Greece (AP) If earthquakes struck in slow motion, the results might be visible in a place like the Greek village of Anargyri, a hardscrabble enclave in a black landscape gutted by coal mining. The village in northern Greece once had more than 400 people. Now it has fewer than 50, after being torn apart over decades. Its roads are slowly buckling, its door frames have shifted, its wall ...>>
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After big earthquake, aftershocks continue to rattle Alaska
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Published in 19-12-2018
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Nearly three weeks after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake shook up southcentral Alaska, the state continues to register frequent aftershocks. Anchorage television station KTUU reports seismic sensors have registered nearly 5,000 aftershocks since the Nov. 30 earthquake. The large earthquake caused millions in damage but no deaths or injuries. Seismologists at the Alaska Earthquak ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 19-12-2018
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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