Joe Biden Delivers Delaware Commencement Speech

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By Chris Gentilviso NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Today’s college graduates are stepping into a rapidly changing world that presents profound dangers and challenges as well as incredible opportunities, Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday in a commencement speech at his alma mater, the University of Delaware. A sense of confidence and an optimistic attitude will […]

Vintage Photos Of Apollo Astronauts Training In Hawaii Unearthed

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By James Cave HONOLULU (AP) — Before Apollo astronauts went to the moon, they went to Hawaii to train on the Big Island’s lunar landscapes. Now, decades-old photos are surfacing of astronauts scooping up Hawaii’s soil and riding across volcanic fields in a “moon buggy” vehicle. The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems, a […]

What's Better Than 'Game of Thrones' And 'Star Wars'? All That Plus Some Kittens, Obvs

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By Melissa McGlensey By now, we’ve all figured out that kittens make everything better. Even things that you didn’t think could get any better, like “Game of Thrones” or “Star Wars,” are improved with kittens. Wendy Robbins is the photographer behind the delightful cat-centered creations below. Robbins is a self-described seamstress, crafter, pickle connoisseur and […]

Bear In A Hammock: Hammock Later Removed By Owner

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By Michael McLaughlin A black bear that had wandered through a Florida neighborhood causing a ruckus capped things off by climbing into a resident’s backyard hammock. The furry visitor spent about 20 minutes on Thursday evening hanging out in the Daytona Beach hammock, TV station WKMG reports. Soon after the bear headed into the woods, […]

This Ocean Art Is Beautiful And Horrifying At The Same Time

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By Lydia O’Connor They’re beautiful from a distance — and appalling upon closer inspection. A styrofoam coral reef, a water bottle jelly fish and a plastic whale ribcage are some of the giant sealife sculptures featured in Washed Ashore — a traveling exhibit open at the San Francisco Zoo all summer — made entirely from […]

Coffee Rust Reaches New Heights In Central America

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By James Gerken FRAIJANES, Guatemala (AP) — For years, Hernan Argueta’s small plot of coffee plants seemed immune to the fungus spreading elsewhere in Central America. The airborne disease that strikes coffee plants, flecking their leaves with spots and causing them to wither and fall off, failed to do much damage in the cooler elevations […]

How Obama's Power Plant Emission Rules Will Work

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By Chris Gentilviso WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Monday plans to make public the first rules limiting carbon emissions from the thousands of power plants. The pollution controls form the cornerstone of President Barack Obama’s campaign to combat climate change and a key element of his legacy. Obama says the rules are essential […]