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AP News - Nov 18, 2014 3:09 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Can a zebra change its stripes?Not likely. But these days numerous reality-based networks are sporting new stripes in the form of scripted fare as they move to stretch their brand and freshen their look.Consider:— T ...more

AP News - Nov 18, 2014 2:59 PM

ROME (AP) — Perhaps if Lindsey Vonn had a big cushy air bag to fall on when she tore two ligaments in her right knee she wouldn't have missed the Sochi Olympics.And maybe Aksel Lund Svindal wouldn't have broken bones in his face and suffered a l ...more

AP News - Nov 18, 2014 9:52 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Can a zebra change its stripes?Not likely. But these days numerous reality-based networks are sporting new stripes in the form of scripted fare as they move to stretch their brand and freshen their look.Consider:— T ...more

AP News - Nov 17, 2014 4:16 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key polar bear population fell nearly by half in the past decade, a new U.S.-Canada study found, with scientists seeing a dramatic increase in young cubs starving and dying.Researchers chiefly blame shrinking sea ice from glo ...more

AP News - Nov 14, 2014 11:17 AM

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho biology teacher is facing possible disciplinary action after killing and skinning a rabbit in class to show students where their food comes from.Nampa School District spokeswoman Allison Westfall says the teacher kil ...more

AP News - Nov 13, 2014 3:22 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lightning strikes in the United States will likely increase by nearly 50 percent by the end of the century as the world gets warmer and wetter, a new study says.While those conditions were already known to promote thunderstorms ...more

AP News - Nov 12, 2014 7:00 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is remixing the music on its YouTube video site with the addition of ad-free subscription service "Music Key" and a new format designed to make it easier to find millions of songs that can still be played for free.The ...more

AP News - Nov 12, 2014 2:19 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Android's sweet new "Lollipop" flavor brings security improvements and easier ways to view and respond to notifications. The new Google software for mobile devices even lets you lend out your phone without worrying about a friend circul ...more

AP News - Nov 11, 2014 9:58 AM

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Federal officials opened the floodgates at Glen Canyon Dam on Monday, sending water rushing through the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The five-day flood is meant to mimic conditions of the river before the dam was built, b ...more

AP News - Nov 10, 2014 4:37 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service said Monday it had been hacked, potentially compromising sensitive information about its employees such as names and addresses, Social Security numbers, emergency contacts and other information.The FBI s ...more