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John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJ
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind," has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86....

Saved from Sandy: Shorebird efforts are declared a success
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MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A crash program to restore New Jersey bay and ocean beaches wrecked by Superstorm Sandy appears to have succeeded in saving tens of thousands of shorebirds that otherwise might have died after the 2012 storm wiped out their feeding grounds....

China readies national carbon market to fight climate change
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BEIJING (AP) -- At first, the numbers and company names flashing on a big board in Beijing's financial district suggest a booming market....





Japan pledges climate change aid to Pacific island nations
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan pledged Saturday 55 billion yen ($450 million) in aid to Pacific island nations that are battling rising sea levels and natural calamities as a result of global warming....

Separating earthquake fact from fiction in 'San Andreas'
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The San Andreas Fault awakens, unleashing back-to-back jolts that leave a trail of misery from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Skyscrapers crumble. Fires erupt. The letters of the Hollywood sign topple. Tsunami waves swamp the Golden Gate Bridge....

Rutgers urged to cancel ocean blasting off New Jersey coast
SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) -- The New Jersey Senate president and a congressman representing the Jersey shore are asking Rutgers University to cancel planned research that involves blasting the ocean floor with sound waves....

Colorado city going dark this weekend to help stargazers
TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) -- Telluride residents were asked to turn out the lights on Saturday night and early Sunday to help stargazers see the night sky free of light pollution....

Endangered antelope dying off in vast numbers in Kazakhstan
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Authorities in Kazakhstan says around one-third of the endangered saiga antelope population in this Central Asian nation has mysteriously died off in the last few days....

California farmers agree to drastically cut water use
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record....

Giant hole forms at entrance of Missouri golf course
BRANSON, Mo. (AP) -- A big sinkhole discovered Friday near the driving range of a southwest Missouri golf course is attracting the attention of geological experts....