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Heavy rains, landslides kill at least 18 in northern India
LUCKNOW, India (AP) -- Torrential rains triggered heavy floods and landslides that poured down hills in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, killing at least 18 people by Friday and destroying dozens of homes, officials said....

Studies testing kelp as local fix for acidifying seawater
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HOOD CANAL, Wash. (AP) -- Scientist Joth Davis unspooled 150 feet of line holding thousands of tiny spores of kelp into Hood Canal in Washington state, while Brian Allen dove underwater and affixed the line to a buoy....

Investigators: US lab worker in Colorado faked test results
DENVER (AP) -- A worker at a federal laboratory in Colorado intentionally manipulated test results for years, possibly tainting research that includes toxic metals in the Everglades, uranium near the Grand Canyon and coal in Afghanistan, investigators say....

Journey to Jupiter: NASA spacecraft nears planet rendezvous
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jupiter takes center stage with the arrival next week of a NASA spacecraft built to peek through its thick, swirling clouds and map the planet from the inside out....

Bright spot: Antarctica's ozone hole is starting to heal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Antarctica's ozone hole finally is starting to heal, a new study finds....

Rosetta space probe set to crash-land on comet on Sept 30
BERLIN (AP) -- After a journey lasting 12 years, a date has been set for the comet-chasing spacecraft Rosetta's last hurrah....

World Bank president expresses concern over Brexit
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The World Bank president said Thursday that India had shown resilience in the situation created by Britain's decision to exit from the European Union, but it will be affected "if there were more events creating more uncertainty."...

Meteorites from fireball seen over Arizona found
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona State University says researchers have found pieces of a small asteroid that left a fiery trail in the sky over eastern Arizona earlier this month....

State finds undisclosed pesticides in pot growing products
SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington state's Department of Agriculture says it has found traces of undisclosed pesticides in many of the marijuana-growing fertilizers and other products it tested recently....

Biden threatens funding cut if cancer trials conceal results
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden threatened Wednesday to pull federal funding for cancer studies that fail to publicly disclose their results, putting pressure on researchers, clinicians and drug companies to speed up progress toward cancer cures....