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AP News - Jul 13, 2015 8:56 AM

AL-MAGHTAS, Jordan (AP) — For years, Christian pilgrims have waded into the Jordan River from both its eastern and western banks to connect with a core event of their faith — the baptism of Jesus. The parallel traditions allowed Jordan and Israel to co ...more

AP News - Jul 10, 2015 11:16 AM

TOKYO (AP) — Climbers who reach the summit of Mount Fuji will now be able to share their achievement via free Wi-Fi.A Japanese mobile phone network says it will begin offering the service Friday at eight hotspots on Japan's most famous mountain, ...more

AP News - Jul 10, 2015 10:05 AM

GILA BEND, Ariz. (AP) — A man and his 12-year-old grandson were found dead several miles apart along a desert trail after they went hiking in central Arizona, and the boy likely died while going for help, authorities said.The bodies of Thomas Gi ...more

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