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Thailand seizes 3 tons of elephant tusks smuggled from Kenya
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BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand seized 3 tons of ivory hidden in tea leaf sacks from Kenya in the second-biggest bust in the country's history, one week after the biggest seizure, customs officials said Monday....

Late spring complicates already perilous amphibian migration
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Northern New England's annual amphibian migration is always perilous, but critters that cross roads to breed are facing an additional challenge this year: a delayed start after the long winter....

Correction: Nepal-Earthquake Warning story
In a story April 26 about a gathering of earthquakes experts a week before the Nepal quake, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of one expert. His name is Hari Kumar, not Hari Ghi. The story also misspelled the name of his company, which is GeoHazards International, not Geohazards International....





Picture it: A 1,000-year exposure showing a changing Earth
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Jonathon Keats figures a picture can also span a thousand years....

Start of dwarf planet mission delayed after small mix-up
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- NASA said Friday observations of a dwarf planet have been delayed slightly after a communication glitch....

Huge magma chamber spied under Yellowstone supervolcano
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Scientists have spied a vast reservoir of hot, partly molten rock beneath the supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park that's big enough to fill the Grand Canyon 11 times over....

Dallas Zoo giraffe whose birth was seen online named Kipenzi
DALLAS (AP) -- A giraffe born at the Dallas Zoo as people around the world watched online has been named....

New DNA codes for mammoths: Step toward bringing them back?
NEW YORK (AP) -- Scientists are getting their best look yet at the DNA code for the woolly mammoth, thanks to work that could be a step toward bringing back the extinct beast....

NASA releases picture of starry fireworks for Hubble's 25th
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- What better way to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's quarter-century in orbit than with cosmic fireworks?...

Blue Bell closing all 3 creameries for training, cleaning
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) -- Blue Bell Creameries says it will close all three of its creameries in Texas, Oklahoma and Alabama for intensive cleaning and employee training in response to listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream....