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AP News - Jul 03, 2015 2:32 PM

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.Pilot Andre Borschberg and his single-seat aircraft landed at Kalaeloa, a small airport ...more

AP News - Jul 02, 2015 1:54 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sharks are serious business this summer, with "Sharknado"-style flippancy a barely heard echo following grisly attacks on beachgoers off the Florida, California and North and South Carolina coasts.Seriousness also marks the to ...more

AP News - Jul 01, 2015 4:12 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — If you're headed to the beach or any other weekend getaway, don't forget these "essential" gadgets.Of course, no technology is truly essential. You're at the beach! Disconnect! Go swimming! Build sandcastles!Still can't le ...more

AP News - Jul 01, 2015 1:02 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hotter temperatures are messing with the gender of Australia's bearded dragon lizards, a new study finds.Dragons that are genetically male hatch as females and give birth to other lizards. And the way the lizards' gender is det ...more

AP News - Jun 30, 2015 10:02 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A scarce and endangered butterfly found only on Mount Charleston near Las Vegas is getting a kind of habitat insurance policy, under an agreement announced Monday by the federal government and a conservation group.The U.S. Fish ...more

AP News - Jun 30, 2015 10:01 AM

Shark experts have a not-so-reassuring explanation for a recent spate of attacks along on the coast of the Carolinas: It's mainly because so many people are getting in the water.Six shark attacks were recorded in June in North Carolina waters, a ...more

AP News - Jun 29, 2015 6:36 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest federal employee union filed a class action lawsuit Monday against the federal personnel office, its leaders and one of its contractors, arguing that negligence contributed to what government officials are calling one of t ...more

AP News - Jun 25, 2015 8:36 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo's cybersecurity chief says he's heading to Facebook to become its chief security officer.Alex Stamos said in a Facebook post that he will be joining the social networking company on Monday. He succeeds Joe Sullivan, who dep ...more

AP News - Jun 24, 2015 2:05 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Daily weather patterns have changed in recent decades, making eastern North America, Europe and western Asia more prone to nastier summer heatwaves that go beyond global warming, a new study finds.A team of climate scientists a ...more

AP News - Jun 24, 2015 12:52 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A CIA-backed technology company has found logins and passwords for 47 government agencies strewn across the Web — available for hackers, spies and thieves.Recorded Future, a social media data mining firm backed by the CIA's ven ...more