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$11M deal struck to conserve Colorado River basin
DENVER (AP) -- Water providers from four western states and the federal government announced an $11 million agreement Thursday to fund projects meant to counteract critically low water levels in the Colorado River basin, which supplies water to about 40 million people in seven states....

NASA to test making rocket fuel ingredient on Mars

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- NASA plans to make oxygen - a key ingredient of rocket fuel - on Mars early next decade....

Study traces dinosaur evolution into early birds

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scientists have mapped how a group of fearsome, massive dinosaurs evolved and shrank to the likes of robins and hummingbirds....




See-through mice reveal details of inner anatomy
NEW YORK (AP) -- Researchers have found a way to make see-through mice, but you won't find these critters scampering in your kitchen....

Sinistra wins Evan Shipman at Saratoga
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Sinistra edged Big Business by a nose Thursday in the $100,000 Evan Shipman for New York-breds at Saratoga Race Course....

AP PHOTOS: Coal-exporting town fights rising seas
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Norfolk is trapped between the causes and consequences of global warming....

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) -- Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy - and pollution....

Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday....

2-pound Michigan baby undergoes heart procedure
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- A 2-pound Michigan newborn dubbed "Mighty Girl" by her parents is one of the smallest babies in the world to undergo a heart procedure to open up a blocked artery caused by a congenital defect....

Corning donates $1.8M in parts for space telescope
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Corning Inc. has donated $1.8 million in high-tech components for a telescope a private group wants to launch into space....

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