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Experts examine bones as Spain hunts for Cervantes' remains
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MADRID (AP) -- Forensic experts began excavating graves and examining bones Saturday in a tiny chapel in Madrid, hoping to solve the centuries-old mystery of exactly where the great Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes was laid to rest....

NASA spacecraft almost to Pluto: Smile for the camera!
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- It's showtime for Pluto....

Art embraces science in new British play 'Oppenheimer'
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LONDON (AP) -- Suddenly, science is sexy. With Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for multiple trophies as Alan Turing and Eddie Redmayne turning heads as Stephen Hawking, young British actors playing scientists are all the rage this awards season....

School: Sea otter conceived in wild is 1st born in captivity
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -- A sea otter impregnated in the wild has given birth at the University of California, Santa Cruz, allowing researchers a rare look at a nursing mother....

Settlements reached in so-called 'hot fuel' litigation
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Twenty-eight oil companies and retailers have agreed to settle litigation claiming customers were knowingly overcharged when gas station fuel temperatures rose, plaintiffs announced Friday....

Regulators order pipeline upgrades after Montana oil spill
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Federal regulators on Friday ordered a pipeline company to make major upgrades to a line that spilled almost 40,000 gallons of oil into Montana's Yellowstone River and fouled a local water supply....

Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children....

Magnificent blue glow of Hong Kong seas also disturbing
Eerie fluorescent blue patches of water glimmering off Hong Kong's seashore are magnificent, disturbing and potentially toxic, marine biologists say....

First major retailer to reopen after Hawaii lava scare
HILO, Hawaii (AP) -- A drugstore plans to reopen next week in the small Hawaii town that's being threatened by a slow-moving lava flow, making it the first major retailer to return since molten rock prompted several businesses to evacuate last month....

Yellowstone begins transferring bison for slaughter
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Yellowstone National Park has begun shipping wild bison for slaughter as part of a plan to reduce the park's population by as many as 900 animals this winter....