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Technology has growing role in corralling US West wildfires

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As drought- and wind-driven wildfires have become more dangerous across the American West in recent years, firefighters have tried to become...

EXPLAINER: Are we going to need COVID-19 booster shots?

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Just because Pfizer wants to offer COVID-19 vaccine boosters doesn’t mean people will be lining up anytime soon -- U.S. and international health authorities...

Wildfires threaten homes, land across 10 Western states

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LOS ANGELES — Wildfires that torched homes and forced thousands to evacuate burned across 10 parched Western states on Tuesday, and the largest, in...

Germany seeks to know more than just COVID-19 case numbers

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BERLIN — With coronavirus cases edging up again, German officials said Monday that a broader focus is needed to fully understand the impact the...

Russell, Shelton score late, Sporting KC beats Galaxy 2-0

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CARSON, Calif. — Johnny Russell scored in the 81st minute and Khiry Shelton added a stoppage-time goal to help Sporting Kansas City beat the...

2,000-year-old bones found in Columbus at construction site

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — Unearthed bones recently discovered at a construction site in south central Indiana are believed to be thousands of years old, according...

‘Dr. Beach’ says powerful Hawaii shoreline is 2021’s best

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HONOLULU — Cruising along the west side of Hawaii's Big Island, the landscape is dominated by ancient volcanic flows and jagged shorelines. Then you...

Fun, foul-mouthed reunion for Turner, Douglas on ‘Kominsky’

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LOS ANGELES — Nearly four decades ago, “Romancing the Stone” introduced audiences to the crackling chemistry between Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. ...

Carbon storage offers hope for climate, cash for farmers

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ORIENT, Ohio — The rye and rapeseed that Rick Clifton cultivated in central Ohio were coming along nicely — until his tractor rumbled over...

Talking to the moon: Europe pitches lunar satellites plan

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BERLIN — The European Space Agency presented a vision Thursday to put satellites in orbit around the moon that would facilitate future missions to...