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AP News - May 06, 2015 4:54 PM

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Wildlife regulators in states where deer hunting is a way of life and an important tourism draw are implementing or considering deep cuts to hunting permits after a tough winter killed off many of the animals.Severe winters ...more

AP News - May 05, 2015 4:14 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Astronomers have discovered a baby blue galaxy that is farther away in distance and time than any galaxy ever seen. It's among the universe's first generation of galaxies, from 13.1 billion years ago.Yale and University of Cali ...more

AP News - May 05, 2015 10:56 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon wants to give JetBlue passengers a new option for tuning out that crying baby or talkative seat neighbor.The e-commerce company will let members of Amazon's $99 annual loyalty program Prime stream its instant video service ...more

AP News - May 03, 2015 12:55 PM

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is knocking nearly $1,200 off the price of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid car.The company says the new Volt will start at $33,995 including shipping when it goes on sale in the fall. The current version cost ...more

AP News - Apr 30, 2015 2:01 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming will eventually push 1 out of every 13 species on Earth into extinction, a new study projects.It won't quite be as bad in North America, where only 1 in 20 species will be killed off because of climate change or ...more

AP News - Apr 27, 2015 11:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you find yourself sweating out a day that is monstrously hot, chances are you can blame humanity. A new report links three out of four such days to man's effects on climate.And as climate change worsens around mid-century, t ...more

AP News - Apr 25, 2015 11:23 AM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo's chronically struggling school system is considering an idea gaining momentum in other cities: public boarding schools that put round-the-clock attention on students and away from such daunting problems as poverty, trouble ...more

AP News - Apr 24, 2015 10:26 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — International travelers arriving at Chicago's O'Hare airport should find shorter lines at passport control thanks to a smartphone app.The free Mobile Passport Control app was developed for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. It al ...more

AP News - Apr 23, 2015 6:22 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Think Jaws meets a kangaroo, with maybe a touch of cute kitten, and you've got the aptly named pocket shark — the newest and rarest species found off the U.S. coast.Surprised scientists found a tiny, young version of the extrao ...more

AP News - Apr 23, 2015 3:06 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — If the man who shot President Ronald Reagan is allowed to leave a mental hospital for good, he should have to live under strict conditions, wearing an ankle monitoring device and driving a car with a GPS tracking device, government la ...more