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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 file photo, a Guadalupe fur seal, foreground, passes by as SeaWorld animal rescue team member Heather Ruce feeds a California sea lion at a rescue facility in San Diego, with rescue crews seeing a higher than average amount of stranded sea lions. Marine biologists nicknamed a patch of persistent high temperatures in the Pacific Ocean between 2013 and 2016 “the Blob.” During that period, decreased phytoplankton production led to a “lack of food for many species,” from fish to marine mammals. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Under the sea, marine heat waves can wreak havoc on wildlifeEven the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heat waves
The Associated Press13 minutes ago
Charlie Shebes, 16, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, is reflected in his rear view mirror as he drives to school, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. Shebes was at the school last year when several of his classmates were shot. Now, he's going back. Students at the school returned Wednesday, to a more secure campus as they began their first new school year since a gunman killed 17 people in the freshman building. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Parkland students start school year with tightened securityAs students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School begin their first school year since a gunman opened fire on campus, they're returning to beefed up security including 18 safety monitors, new classroom locks and upgraded video surveillance
The Associated Press13 minutes ago
This undated U.S. Navy hoto, provided by the National Archives, shows the destroyer USS Abner Read at sea. The Abner Read hit a mine left by the Japanese after they abandoned Kiska Island in Alaska's Aleutian Islands in 1943, ripping the stern off. But the ship never sank and was refitted and returned to duty. Now, 75 years after the ship's stern broke off, it has been located off Kiska by a team of scientists funded by the U.S. government. (U.S. Navy/National Archives via AP)
Survivor of newly found WWII shipwreck: 'So many' to rescueScientists say they have discovered part of a ship that was blown off a U.S. Navy destroyer during World War II in Alaska's Aleutian Islands
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
The Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop of the Diocese of Scranton, discusses the release of the 40th statewide investigating grand jury clergy sex abuse report that identifies 59 religious leaders in his diocese, during a press conference in Scranton, Pa., on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018,. (Jake Danna Stevens/The Times-Tribune via AP)
Oral sex, rape: Report says church brushed off complaintsA grand jury report reveals hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children _ and possibly many more _ since the 1940s
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Drug Enforcement Administration regional director Matthew Donahue speaks during an interview, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in downtown Chicago. Top U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials will unveil new plans to combat Mexican drug cartels Wednesday in Chicago alongside members of the Mexican government and federal police, DEA officials told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Annie Rice)
APNewsBreak: US, Mexico to announce new plans on cartelsAPNewsBreak: Drug Enforcement Administration officials tell The Associated Press that new plans to combat Mexican drug cartels will be unveiled in Chicago alongside members of the Mexican government
The Associated Press1 hour ago
n this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 photo, Dawn Bodley, 62, sits in her home near Lakeport, Calif. Fire swept through Bodley's property but firefighters saved her home.  Firefighters are battling the largest wildfire on record in California, while foresters and other experts are working to repair the damage.   (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)
Firefighting mars the earth. California crews are fixing itFirefighters are battling the largest wildfire on record in California, while foresters and other experts are working to repair the damage
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo, Secretary of State Kris Kobach speaks to the media during a news conference at the Topeka Capitol Plaza hotel in Topeka, Kan. Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer conceded late Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in the state's Republican gubernatorial primary, saying he will endorse Kobach a week after their neck-and-neck finish threatened to send the race to a recount. (Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)
Kansas governor concedes, says he will endorse GOP nomineeKansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says he will endorse Republican nominee for governor Kris Kobach after conceding in the state's GOP primary
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, center, a transgender woman and former electric company executive, embraces supporters after claiming victory during her election night party in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Vermont nominates 1st US transgender candidate for governorChristine Hallquist, the first transgender candidate to win a major-party nomination for governor, will face Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott, who won his party's nomination to run for a second term
The Associated Press8 hours ago
An exit tunnel is seen within a squalid makeshift living compound in Amalia, N.M., on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, where five adults were arrested on child abuse charges and remains of a boy were found. The remains, which haven't been positively identified, may resolve the fate of Abdul-ghani Wahhaj, a missing, severely disabled Georgia boy. Eleven other children were found at the compound during a raid last week.  (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
ICE takes into custody defendant in New Mexico compound caseA judge's decision to allow the release of an extended family accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound in New Mexico has prompted a political uproar
The Associated Press10 hours ago
In this Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, photo Daniel Crowley, right, a 96-year-old U.S. Army Air Corps veteran from World War II who was held by Japan as a prisoner of war in the Philippines and Japan, speaks with his wife, Kelley Crowley, during an interview in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
Hawaii marker to honor hundreds of WWII prisoners of warA 96-year-old former U.S. Army veteran who was held prisoner by Japan during World War II will help dedicate a memorial stone to other prisoners of war at a national cemetery in Honolulu
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Tim Pawlenty stands with his wife, Mary, background left, and running mate Michelle Fischbach as he concedes his run for governor at his election night gathering at Granite City Food and Brewery, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Eagan, Minn. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)
Little-known official ends ex-Gov. Pawlenty's comeback bidMinnesota voters have rejected Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty's quest to win back his old job, effectively ending the one-time presidential candidate's political career
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Tim Pawlenty stands with his wife, Mary, as he concedes his run for governor at his election night gathering at Granite City Food and Brewery, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Eagan, Minn. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)
Pawlenty's Minnesota loss caps political career with a thudFormer Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's comeback bid fizzled in the Republican primary for his old job, as voters chose County Commissioner Jeff Johnson to face Democratic Rep. Tim Walz in the governor's race
The Associated Press12 hours ago
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