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Parched Texas city hopes to cut lake evaporation

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- A North Texas city already has deployed two unusual techniques to try to cope with a persistent and lengthy drought, and Wichita Falls just added a third, more extreme tool to try to deal with its dwindling water supply....

Steps North Texas city has taken to save water
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Wichita Falls in North Texas near the border with Oklahoma is dealing with a persistent drought that's in its fourth year. The main lake for residential water use was just 22 percent full Friday. The city's two reservoirs are on a trajectory to run dry by August 2016, according to the Texas Water Development Board. Here is a look at the steps the city has taken to conserve its dwindling water supply while providing water to 150,000 people in the Wichita Falls area:...

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....





Rare whale fossil pulled from California backyard
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, California (AP) -- A search-and-rescue team pulled a rare half-ton whale fossil from a Southern California backyard Friday, a feat that the team agreed to take on as a makeshift training mission....

GPS satellite launched into space
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A new Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite has been launched into space....

$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
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
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....

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