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In this 2012 photo provided by the Center for Whale Research, a dog trained to sniff for orca scat sits on a boat in the Salish Sea in Washington state. A new study to be published Thursday, June 29, 2017, says that the small population of endangered Puget Sound orcas are having pregnancy problems due to stress from not getting enough salmon to eat. (Center for Whale Research via AP)
June 29, 2017 - 2:37 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Improving salmon runs could help the endangered killer whales that frequent the inland waters of Washington state, according to a new study that found the orcas cannot find enough fish to eat and that's causing them to have pregnancy problems. Researchers analyzed hormones in orca...
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FILE- This June 6, 2017 file photo shows New York Yankees' Matt Holliday celebrating with teammates after scoring during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in New York. Holliday joined Starlin Castro, Aaron Hicks and Greg Bird on the disabled list of the slumping New York Yankees due to a viral infection. Manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday, June 28, 2017 that Holliday returned to New York for more tests. Girardi said doctors ruled out mononucleosis. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, file)
June 28, 2017 - 8:22 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Holliday joined Starlin Castro, Aaron Hicks and Greg Bird on the disabled list of the slumping New York Yankees due to a viral infection, and Tyler Austin also could be heading to the DL. Manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday that Holliday returned to New York for more tests...
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In this March 23, 2016 photo, a worker checks the radiation level on barrels in a storage of nuclear waste taken from the 4th unit destroyed by the 1986 explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Chernobyl, Ukraine. A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software — apparently sown in Ukraine — caused disruption across the world Tuesday, June 27, 2017. The virus hit the radiation-monitoring at Ukraine's shuttered Chernobyl power plant, site of the world's worst nuclear accident, forcing it into manual operation. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
June 28, 2017 - 7:19 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Russia's Rosneft oil company says some of its gas stations have been affected by the outbreak of malicious software, but production operations haven't been hurt. The...
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U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad, makes comments about pro-democracy activist and Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo during a photocall and remarks to journalists at the Ambassador's residence in Beijing, China, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. The newly arrived U.S. ambassador in Beijing says the Nobel Peace Prize laureate should be allowed to get treatment outside China after he was diagnosed with cancer while imprisoned for subversion. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
June 28, 2017 - 5:23 am
BEIJING (AP) — The new U.S. ambassador to Beijing said Wednesday that Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo should be allowed to receive treatment outside China after being diagnosed with cancer while in prison for advocating democratic reforms. China should allow 61-year-old Liu to seek treatment...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo of A.P. Moller-Maersk containers on a ship in the Panama Canal. Hackers Tuesday June 27, 2017 caused widespread disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard. Russia’s Rosneft energy company also reported falling victim to hacking, as did shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk, which said every branch of its business was affected. (Thomas Borberg/Polfoto via AP,file)
June 27, 2017 - 4:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times local): 4:30 p.m. How the ransomware was first spread isn't known for sure, but several experts singled out Ukrainian accounting software called MEDoc, which in a brief message...
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A computer screen cyberattack warning notice reportedly holding computer files to ransom, as part of a massive international cyberattack, at an office in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday June 27, 2017, A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard. Image used with permission of the account holder facebook.com/olejmaa checked and consistent with independent AP reporting. (Oleg Reshetnyak via AP)
June 27, 2017 - 4:30 pm
PARIS (AP) — A new and highly virulent outbreak of data-scrambling software caused disruption across the world Tuesday. Following a similar attack in May , the fresh assault paralyzed some hospitals, government offices and major multinational corporations in a dramatic demonstration of how easily...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to employees of the EPA in Washington. Pruitt’s schedule shows he met with Dow CEO Andrew Liveris for about a half hour on March 9 during a conference held at a Houston hotel. Twenty days later Pruitt announced his decision to deny a petition to ban Dow’s chlorpyrifos pesticide from being sprayed on food, despite a review by his agency’s own scientists that concluded ingesting even minuscule amounts of the chemical can interfere with the brain development of fetuses and infants. EPA released a copy of Pruitt’s March meeting schedule earlier this month following several Freedom of Information Act requests. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
June 27, 2017 - 2:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency's push to ban a widely used pesticide after health studies showed it can harm children's brains, according to records obtained by The...
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June 27, 2017 - 7:06 am
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — The mayor of a South Carolina city remains hospitalized after showing symptoms of a stroke. Greg Shore, Anderson County coroner and owner of Medshore Ambulance Service, tells local media that emergency medical technicians were called to Anderson Mayor Terence Roberts' home on...
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Visitors past a complex of the China Medical University No. 1 Affiliated Hospital where imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo is believed to have been transferred to after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer in Shenyang in northeastern China's Liaoning province, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. The deteriorating health of China's best-known political prisoner was immediately met with dismay and anger by the country's beleaguered community of rights activists and lawyers, who called it a blow to the democracy movement. Chinese character at top right of building reads "Oncology Hospital" (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
June 27, 2017 - 6:21 am
SHENYANG, China (AP) — As recently as February, Liu Xiaobo's brother dismissed reports that the imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace laureate might be ill. Then came the bombshell on Monday that Liu has been diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer and transferred to a hospital on medical parole. A brief...
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FILE - This Jan. 12, 2014 file photo shows members of the Irish rock band U2, from left, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., Bono, and The Edge at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Clayton thanked his bandmates on Monday, June 26, 2017, for their support during his treatment and recovery from alcohol abuse years ago, before joining them for a rollicking rendition of a few hits. Clayton received an award Monday at a Manhattan theater from MusiCares, a foundation that helps musicians get treatment for addiction. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
June 27, 2017 - 1:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In a frank and heartfelt speech, U2 bassist Adam Clayton thanked his bandmates of four decades for their support during his treatment and recovery for alcohol abuse years ago, and then joined them for a rollicking rendition of a few hits. "We have a pact with each other," said...
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