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Strong quake hits Solomons; some damage but no tsunami
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- A powerful magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck deep under Papua New Guinea on Sunday, causing damage and blackouts but no tsunami hours after the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an alert for nearby islands....

Many farmers still need training after Lake Erie algae
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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's agriculture leaders say thousands of farmers have completed training that will be required for putting fertilizer on fields, but many more face a September deadline to finish the program aimed at combating the toxic algae fouling Lake Erie....

Freeze-dried food and 1 bathroom: 6 simulate Mars in dome
HONOLULU (AP) -- Crammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods - with a rare treat of Spam - and have only their small sleeping quarters to retreat to for solace....





California scientist names moth species after Donald Trump
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A scientist in California has named a newly discovered moth species after President-elect Donald Trump, saying the white and yellow scales on the insect's head are reminiscent of Trump's blond hairdo....

In Alaska, minus 59 takes toll on cars, pipes, state of mind
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Cynthia Erickson woke up early, hoping her four furnaces were working....

Hawaii bill aims for 100 percent renewable transportation
HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii has the most aggressive renewable energy targets in the nation, aiming for its utilities to get 100 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2045....

Earth sets hottest year record for third-straight time,
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth sizzled to a third-straight record hot year in 2016, with scientists mostly blaming man-made global warming with help from a natural El Nino that's now gone....

The Latest: Crew enters Hawaii dome for 8-month Mars study
The latest on the NASA-funded experiment taking place at the University of Hawaii's HI-SEAS facility on the Big Island. All times local....

Israel's national library acquires famed Judaica collection
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The National Library of Israel said Thursday it has acquired what is considered the world's greatest private collection of Hebrew books and manuscripts....

Europe's Galileo satellites hit by anomalies
PARIS (AP) -- The European Space Agency opened an investigation on Thursday into anomalies that have affected five of the first 18 Galileo satellites in orbit....