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Arctic sea ice shrivels to record low for winter

| Mar 22 2017 - 9:35am | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is a signal of an overheating world.

  1. | Posted: Mar 10 2017 - 11:23am

    CHICAGO — Rookie doctors can work up to 24 hours straight under new work limits taking effect this summer — a move supporters say will enhance training and foes maintain will do just the opposite.

  2. | Posted: Mar 10 2017 - 11:22am

    CAIRO — Archaeologists in Egypt discovered a massive statue in a Cairo slum that may be of Ramses II, one of the country’s most famous and longest ruling ancient pharaohs.

  3. | Posted: Mar 10 2017 - 11:20am

    LOS ANGELES — Cars with no steering wheel, no pedals and nobody at all inside could be driving themselves on California roads by the end of the year, under proposed new rules that would give a powerful boost to the technology from the nation’s most populous state.

  4. | Posted: Mar 10 2017 - 11:18am

    DETROIT — Volkswagen pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and obstruction of justice and agreed to pay a $4.3 billion penalty for a brazen scheme to program nearly 600,000 vehicles to cheat on U.S. emissions tests.

  5. | Posted: Mar 10 2017 - 9:29am

    SEATTLE — Legal challenges against President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban mounted Thursday as Washington state said it would renew its request to block the executive order and a judge granted Oregon’s request to join the case.

  6. Posted: Mar 10 2017 - 12:05am

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    WASHINGTON — Republican leaders drove their long-promised legislation to dismantle Barack Obama’s health care law over its first big hurdles in the House on Thursday, claiming fresh momentum despite cries of protest from right, left and center.

  8. | Posted: Mar 10 2017 - 12:05am

    NEW YORK — WikiLeaks has offered to help the likes of Google and Apple identify the software holes used by purported CIA hacking tools — and that puts the tech industry in something of a bind.

  9. | Posted: Mar 10 2017 - 12:05am

    For the first time, doctors have tied infection with the Zika virus to possible new heart problems in adults.

  10. | Posted: Mar 9 2017 - 9:12pm

    WASHINGTON — The new chief of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he does not believe that carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with mainstream scientific consensus and his own agency.

  11. | Posted: Mar 9 2017 - 12:05am

    PHILADELPHIA — Many American women stayed home from work, joined rallies or wore red Wednesday to demonstrate how vital they are to the U.S. economy, as International Women’s Day was observed with a multitude of events around the world.

  12. Posted: Mar 9 2017 - 12:05am

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  13. | Posted: Mar 8 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — The Central Intelligence Agency’s hackers have developed tools letting them break into devices to monitor conversations and messages, according to documents released by WikiLeaks that — if true — could expose U.S. operations in countries from North Korea to Iran.

  14. | Posted: Mar 8 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — The Senate Armed Services Committee eased the path on Tuesday for an active duty general to become President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser weeks after controversy abruptly ended his predecessor’s brief tenure.

  15. Posted: Mar 8 2017 - 12:05am

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