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Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say....

CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon preps team
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ATLANTA (AP) -- Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed....

Argentina launches its first home-built satellite
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentina launched its first domestically built communications satellite Thursday....

Once in million years: Comet buzzing Mars on Sun.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The heavens are hosting an event this weekend that occurs once in a million years or so....

Feds: Don't expect winter to be polar vortex redux
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you thought last winter was a horror show, with cold blasts from the polar vortex and a lack of California rain, here's some good news: No sequel is expected this year, federal forecasters say....

University knocks down tweet that Ebola airborne
University of Minnesota officials are knocking down a tweet claiming its researchers say Ebola is airborne....

Restitution ordered in dinosaur footprint theft
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah man who pleaded guilty in the theft of a priceless fossilized dinosaur footprint that's never been recovered was sentenced Monday to a year of probation and ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution....

In Cianci race, GOP opponent donates to Democrat
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The three-way race for mayor of Providence features twice-convicted felon and ex-Mayor Buddy Cianci making a comeback bid for a seventh term as an independent....

Spacecraft to attempt comet landing next month
BERLIN (AP) -- The European Space Agency has confirmed the time and place it will attempt to land the first spacecraft on a comet....

News Guide: DCCC outraises Senate rivals
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Political parties and their committees faced a Monday deadline to disclose how much cash each raised last month and how much they had on hand as October began....