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Parts of India ban daytime cooking as hundreds die of heat
PATNA, India (AP) -- With sizzling temperatures claiming more than 300 lives this month in India, officials said they were banning daytime cooking in some parts of the drought-stricken country in a bid to prevent accidental fires that have killed nearly 80 more people....
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Worse fire seasons predicted for Hawaii, Alaska, Southwest
Hawaii, Alaska and the Southwest face an increased threat of wildfires this summer, but most of the country should see normal or below-normal problems, forecasters said Sunday....
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Japan abandons costly X-ray satellite lost in space
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's space agency has abandoned its efforts to restore the operations of a multimillion-dollar satellite that was to probe the mysteries of black holes using X-ray telescopes....
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Pop went the weasel and down went the Large Hadron Collider
GENEVA (AP) -- It's one of the physics world's most complex machines, and it has been immobilized - temporarily - by a weasel....
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Russia launches 1st rocket from new space facility
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia on Thursday successfully launched the first rocket from its new space facility after a last-minute delay the day before....
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France shows off humanoid underwater exploration robot
MARSEILLE, France (AP) -- French officials have unveiled a humanoid diving robot that they hope will give a big artificial hand to the practice of underwater archaeology....
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After fanfare, forecasters review talk of storm 'outbreak'
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- After warning for days about violent storms that could rake the central U.S. with huge hail, high winds and strong tornadoes, forecasters will review whether the messages they sent were appropriate for severe weather that some considered a "bust" because the tornadoes that did develop were small....
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Sea lion that made strange, 50-mile trek to ranch found dead
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state biologists are trying to determine what killed a sea lion that was captured and released after it was strangely found in the driveway of a cattle ranch about 50 miles from the ocean....
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EPA announces latest steps addressing Missouri landfill fire
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The owner of a burning suburban St. Louis landfill near buried radioactive waste has agreed to new measures meant to slow and help monitor the underground blaze, a U.S. Environmental Agency administrator said Thursday....
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Revered Chinese monk is mummified and covered in gold leaf
BEIJING (AP) -- A revered Buddhist monk in China has been mummified and covered in gold leaf, a practice reserved for holy men in some areas with strong Buddhist traditions....
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