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West Coast fish stocks recovery allows big hike in catch limits

Dec 16 2018

LOS ANGELES The U.S. government is going ahead with sharply higher catch limits next year for West Coast groundfish, citing a rebound in bottom-dwelling stocks once so depleted by over-fishing that commercial harvests were virtually halted 20 years ago.

No foul play suspected in deaths of two workers at U.S. research station in Antarctica

Dec 13 2018

Investigators are still piecing together what killed two private subcontractors near the largest U.S. research station in Antarctica, but no criminal activity was immediately suspected, the National Science Foundation (NSF) said on Thursday.

Insurance claims for latest California wildfires top $9 billion

Dec 12 2018

LOS ANGELES Insurance claims from the recent spate of California wildfires, including one ranked as the most deadly and destructive in state history, have topped $9 billion and are expected to grow, the state insurance commissioner reported on Wednesday.

Insurance claims for latest California wildfires top $9 billion

Dec 12 2018

LOS ANGELES, Dec 12 Insurance claims from the recent spate of California wildfires, including one ranked as the most deadly and destructive in state history, have topped $9 billion and are expected to grow, the state insurance commissioner reported on Wednesday.

Autopsy review: Man slain by police in Alabama mall was shot from behind

Dec 04 2018

The man gunned down by police who mistook him for the suspect in an Alabama shopping mall shooting on Thanksgiving night died after being struck by three bullets, all fired from behind him, a lawyer for his family said on Monday. | Video

List of missing in California's deadliest wildfire drops sharply

Dec 01 2018

Two days after authorities in Northern California ended their search for human remains from the deadliest wildfire in state history, the number of people listed as missing was reduced on Friday to fewer than 50, down from the nearly 200 last tallied.

Elon Musk ducks out of one Los Angeles tunnel but pursues another

Nov 29 2018

LOS ANGELES Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has scrapped plans for a high-speed passenger tunnel under the West side of Los Angeles but is moving ahead with a similar proposal across town designed to whisk baseball fans to and from Dodger Stadium. | Video

NASA's InSight lands on Mars to peer into planet's deep interior

Nov 27 2018

PASADENA, Calif. NASA's InSight spacecraft, the first robotic lander designed to study the deep interior of a distant world, touched down safely on the surface of Mars on Monday with instruments to detect planetary seismic rumblings never measured anywhere but Earth. | Video

NASA's latest Mars craft nears landing for unprecedented seismic mission

Nov 26 2018

LOS ANGELES, Nov 26 NASA's first spacecraft built to explore the deep interior of another world streaked toward a landing scheduled for Monday on a vast, barren plain on Mars, carrying instruments to detect planetary heat and seismic rumblings never measured anywhere but Earth.

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