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August 29, 2014


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Feds say balance struck in California logging plan

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials say they tried to balance competing interests in a plan that will allow loggers to remove trees killed in a massive Central California wildfire last year.

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Thursday 08/28/2014
Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 9:00 pm

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room.

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Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 9:00 pm

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks — some weighing hundreds of pounds — zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.

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5 things to know about earthquake faults
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 3:00 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The 6.0-earthquake that damaged buildings and left scores of people injured in California's wine country was the largest temblor to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.

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Ozone in Colorado mountains surprises researchers
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 1:00 pm

DENVER (AP) — Researchers who examined air pollution along northern Colorado's Front Range said they were surprised by how much harmful ozone and ozone-causing chemicals are drifting into the mountains from urban and rural areas below.

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Rocket launch from Wallops Island tests new tech
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 9:01 am

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — NASA is reviewing data from a rocket launch that tested a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rockets.

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Wednesday 08/27/2014
Feds allow logging after huge California wildfire
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 10:00 pm

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials say they tried to balance competing interests in a plan released Wednesday that allows loggers to remove trees killed in a massive central California wildfire last year, but environmentalists called it a travesty and threaten to sue.

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Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 9:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change.

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NASA's new giant rocket system passes milestone
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 5:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA says its new giant rocket system passed an internal milestone Wednesday, but the first test launch got pushed back a year to 2018.

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