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Federal cafeterias to serve meat with fewer antibiotics

President Barack Obama's effort to curb the use of antibiotics in meat is starting with his own employees. The White House said Tuesday that many federal cafeterias will start buying meat and poultry produced with fewer antibiotics later this year. The directive would apply to all of those civilian government ...

FILE - In this Sunday, May 31, 2015 file photo, the Solar Impulse 2 takes off from Nanjing Lukou International Airport in Nanjing in eastern China's Jiangsu province. The solar plane attempting to fly around the world without a drop of fuel said Monday, June 1, that it is making an unscheduled stop in Nagoya, central Japan, because of bad weather. Swiss pilot André Borschberg took off from Nanjing, China, on Sunday for Hawaii on what was to be the longest leg of the journey, an 8,175-kilometer (5,079-mile) flight to Hawaii. (Chinatopix Via AP, File) CHINA OUT

Solar Impulse waits out weather before take-off for Hawaii

Ultimately when it comes to adventure, however advanced the technology, the weather holds the trump card. A solar-powered plane attempting to circle the globe without a drop of fuel was sitting in Japan on Tuesday waiting out unexpectedly bad weather after making an unplanned landing. Swiss pilot André Borschberg took ...

Series of quakes strikes off Northwest coast; no tsunamis

A cluster of earthquakes ranging in magnitude up to 5.9 have struck off the coast of the Pacific Northwest, but haven't been strong enough to generate tsunamis, scientists said. The sixth and seventh quakes in the series struck Monday evening. They were the weakest so far, at magnitude 3.9 and ...

Paris Cuts Ties with Famed 'Love Locks'

Paris Cuts Ties with Famed 'Love Locks'

Work has begun in Paris to remove thousands of locks fixed to the side of the famed Pont des Arts bridge. The city says the locks, usually hung by couples to express eternal love, are causing long-te

FILE - In a Aug. 30, 2005 file photo, rescue personnel search from victims as they traverse the New Orleans 8th Ward in the flooded city of New Orleans after the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina. Cities like Tampa, Houston, Jacksonville and Daytona Beach historically get hit with major hurricanes every 20 to 40 years, according to meteorologists. But those same places have now gone at least 70 years, sometimes more than a century, without getting smacked by those monster storms, according to data analyses by an MIT hurricane professor and The Associated Press.  (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

The flip side of years of no hurricanes: Good luck runs out

For millions of Americans living in the hurricane zones on the Gulf and East coasts, recent decades have been quiet — maybe too quiet. Cities like Tampa, Houston, Jacksonville and Daytona Beach historically get hit with major hurricanes every 20 to 40 years, according to meteorologists. But those same places ...

The Solar Impulse 2 takes off from Nanjing Lukou International Airport in Nanjing in eastern China's Jiangsu province, Sunday May 31, 2015. The solar-powered plane was beginning a planned six-day, six-night non-stop flight over the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii, considered to be the most challenging leg of its attempt to circumnavigate the globe. (Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUT

Solo flight in solar plane sets off on longest leg to Hawaii

A Swiss pilot of a solar plane on Sunday embarked on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. André Borschberg took off from Nanjing, China, at 2:39 a.m. Sunday (1839 GMT Saturday) in the Solar Impulse 2 for a flight ...

Coast Guard defends cleanup response to California oil spill

The leader overseeing a massive oil cleanup along the California coast defended the initial response, saying there were workers on the ground after the spill that stained popular beaches. The first wave of workers deployed booms in the water to corral the oil slick and placed them along the shoreline ...

Federal agencies defend response to California oil spill

On the afternoon of the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years, graduate student Natalie Phares quickly organized a volunteer bucket brigade to clean a beach north of Santa Barbara. Seven hours after the discovery of the spill, she was surprised to find her small crew alone on ...

California beaches reopen after goo cleanup

Seven miles of Southern California beach shut down for three days by an invasion of oily goo were reopened Friday evening after health officials declared the sand and water safe following a cleanup. The stretch of Los Angeles County coastline from Manhattan Beach to Redondo Beach was opened at 6:30 ...

ADVANCE FOR RELEASE SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015, AT 2:02 A.M. HST. AND THEREAFTER - In this March 30, 2015 photo, Native Hawaiians protest the construction of a giant telescope on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea. Native Hawaiian cultural practitioners challenging the Thirty Meter Telescope in court say they were left disappointed following Gov. David Ige’s remarks on management of the sacred mountain. (Tom Callis/Hawaii Tribune-Herald via AP)

APNewsBreak: Some telescope protesters' charges to be tossed

Hawaii County's top prosecutor said Friday he will dismiss charges against about 10 of the 31 protesters who were arrested while blocking construction of a giant telescope on a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians. The Thirty Meter Telescope planned near the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island ...

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