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Colombia recovers archaeological gems from Spain

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia has successfully recovered from Spain hundreds of priceless, pre‑Colombian artifacts smuggled out of the...

California quake doesn't stop 2014 Napa harvest

NAPA, California (AP) — The first pinot noir grapes of the season came in to Trefethen Family Vineyards as usual, glistening purple mounds stacked in...

Missing panda baby for Scottish zoo

Britain's only female giant panda, thought to be pregnant, has passed her due date with no sign of a panda baby appearing.

Halliburton to settle US Gulf spill claims for $1.1b

Halliburton Co <HAL. N> said it reached a $1.1 billion settlement for a majority of claims against the company for its role in the BP <BP. L>...

Kenyan commandos on frontline of poaching war

With camouflage uniforms, assault rifles, night vision goggles, thermal imaging devices and radios, wildlife rangers in Kenya's Ol Jogi rhino...

More storms roll through Midwest with hail, winds

More strong storms rumbled through the Midwest, with a tornado reported in Kansas and other places seeing heavy rains, large hail and strong winds.

Puerto Rico parrot births mark comeback

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two endangered Puerto Rican parrots were born in the wild in a natural nest found outside a national forest in the U. S....

Climate study yields bad news for tiny desert fish

RENO, Nev. (AP) — For 10,000 years, a tiny iridescent blue fish has lived in the depths of a cavern in Nevada's desert. But a new study says...

Herd mentality: 'Sheepdog mystery' solved at last

There is the riddle of the Bermuda Triangle. The unresolved identity of Jack the Ripper. The enigma of how the Universe developed beyond a...