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September 14, 2018 - 4:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Chinese scientist has pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal biopharmaceutical trade secrets from GlaxoSmithKline in what prosecutors said was a scheme to set up companies in China to market them. Tao Li pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to a single conspiracy count. The...
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Ocean water rushes down Cape Hatteras Pier Drive in Frisco, N.C., on Hatteras Island as the effects of Hurricane Florence reach the area on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (Steve Earley /The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
September 14, 2018 - 12:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Behold the awesome power of water. Already the ocean is swallowing beaches, roads and anything else in the way of Hurricane Florence's monstrous storm surge. Storm surges aren't walls of water, like a tsunami, as commonly thought. Caused by a hurricane's winds pushing relentlessly...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2013 photo provided by the United States Geological Survey, walruses gather to rest on the shores of the Chukchi Sea near the coastal village of Point Lay, Alaska. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is monitoring Pacific walruses resting on Alaska's northwest coast. Walruses over the last decade have come to shore on the Alaska and Russia side of the Chukchi Sea as sea ice diminishes because of global warming. (Ryan Kingsbery/United States Geological Survey via AP, file)
September 13, 2018 - 5:43 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Thousands of Pacific walruses have again gathered on the northwest shore of Alaska as the Chukchi Sea approaches its annual sea ice minimum. Residents of the Inupiaq village of Point Lay on Aug. 22 reported hearing walruses, said Andrea Medeiros, spokeswoman in Alaska for...
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Waves crash under a pier in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
September 13, 2018 - 6:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Oddly, the closer Hurricane Florence gets to land, the murkier its future gets. Usually when a storm approaches the coast, forecasters can tell with ever-increasing accuracy who will get walloped. Not with Florence. That's because the weather systems that usually push and pull a...
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This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as it threatens the U.S. East Coast. Hurricane Florence is coming closer and getting stronger on a path to squat over North and South Carolina for days, surging over the coast, dumping feet of water deep inland and causing floods from the sea to the Appalachian Mountains and back again. (NASA via AP)
September 12, 2018 - 4:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Oddly, the closer Hurricane Florence gets to land the murkier its future gets. Usually when a storm approaches the coast, forecasters can tell with ever increasing accuracy where it will hit and who will get walloped. But not Florence. That's because the weather systems that push...
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Scientist Ester Gaya examines the fungus Isaria sinclairii on an insect also known as a zombie fungus at Kew Gardens' fungarium in London, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. The release Wednesday of the scientists at the renowned Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew “State of the World’s Fungi” report, is touted as the first ever global look at the way fungi help provide food, medicine, plant nutrition, lifesaving drugs _ and can also spread death and destruction at an alarming pace. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 12, 2018 - 3:38 am
LONDON (AP) — The scientists at the renowned Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew are trying to correct an injustice: They don't believe fungus gets the respect it deserves. That's one reason behind the release Wednesday of their "State of the World's Fungi" report, touted as the first ever global look at...
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CORRECTS DATE TO SEPT. 11, NOT 1 - This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Florence, upper left, in the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. EDT. At center is Tropical Storm Isaac and at right is Hurricane Helene. (NOAA via AP)
September 11, 2018 - 7:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — To whip up a monstrous storm like the one chugging for the Carolinas you need a handful of ingredients — and Florence has them all. Warmer than normal sea temperatures to add energy and rain to a storm. Check. A wind pattern that allows a storm to get strong and stay strong. Check...
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September 11, 2018 - 11:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The international effort to fight climate change is getting injected with a bit of Hollywood flash, a lot of Wall Street green and a considerable dose of cheerleading, rather than dry treaty negotiations. Business leaders, mayors, governors and activists from around the world...
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The Rev. John Sabbagh, left, and his son Ebby Sabbagh hugs nurse practitioner Kim O'Riley, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 in Gilbert, Ariz. Thirty-five years after a Mesa man cared for his son when he was shot in their native Lebanon, the son is returning that devotion. Both the Rev. John Ibraham Sabbagh and his 54-year-old son, Ebby Sabbagh, are celebrating one year of going strong since the elder Sabbagh received a crucial stem-cell transplant. (AP Photo/Terry Tang)
September 10, 2018 - 5:58 pm
GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — Thirty-five years after an Arizona man cared for his son when he was shot in their native Lebanon, the son is returning that devotion. Both the Rev. John Ibraham Sabbagh and his 54-year-old son, Ebby Sabbagh, are celebrating one year of going strong since the elder Sabbagh...
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Pope Francis delivers a blessing as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from his studio's window overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
September 10, 2018 - 8:40 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has long pondered the cosmos from afar but now it's studying how to care for space bits that fall to Earth with a conference on meteorites, cosmic dust, stardust and extraterrestrial samples. The Vatican Observatory is hosting the first-ever workshop for curators of...
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