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Continued Development Along Florida Coast Threatens Sea Turtle Comeback

A Loggerhead turtle  being released back into the Atlantic Ocean in Boca Raton, Fla., on July 27, 2015. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
A Loggerhead turtle being released back into the Atlantic Ocean in Boca Raton, Fla., on July 27, 2015. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Sea turtles have been around for millions of years so they know how to adapt to changing environments like moving land and shifting shorelines. The...

  • The newly arrived Olympic flag in front of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 19, 2012. In an attempt to limit ticket scalping, organizers of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics are putting large fines in place on tickets that might be resold after reaching the public through distribution by national Olympic committees. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    US Prepared to Open Olympic Soccer Qualifying Vs Canada

    KANSAS CITY, Kan.—Andi Herzog has come to understand the importance of the Olympics in the U.S., where national pride swells every four years regardless of... Read more

  • Wind and rain from Hurricane Joaquin affect Nassau, Bahamas, Oct. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)

    Hurricane Joaquin Batters Bahamas; Ship Missing in Storm

    ELEUTHERA, Bahamas—Hurricane Joaquin destroyed houses, uprooted trees and unleashed heavy flooding as it hurled torrents of rain across the eastern and central Bahamas on Friday,... Read more

  • A young woman reacts during a vigil in Roseburg, Oregon on October 1, 2015, for ten people killed and seven others wounded in a shooting at a community college in the western US state of Oregon. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

    Oregon Gunman Was Army Dropout Who Studied Mass Shooters

    ROSEBURG, Ore.—The 26-year-old gunman who opened fire in a community college English class, killing nine, was a boot camp dropout who studied mass shooters before... Read more

  • US army soldiers walk as a NATO helicopter flies overhead at in the Khogyani district in the eastern province of Nangarhar, on Aug. 13, 2015. (WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images)

    6 US Airmen Among at Least 11 Dead in Afghan Plane Crash

    KABUL, Afghanistan— A U.S. Air Force C-130J military transport plane crashed overnight at an air base in eastern Afghanistan, killing six American airmen and five... Read more

  • In this Tuesday Aug. 31, 2010, file photo, Federal Police escort Texas-born fugitive Edgar Valdez Villarreal, alias "the Barbie," center, during his presentation to the press in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)

    Mexico Extraditions Part of New Working Relationship With US

    MEXICO CITY—Mexico just extradited 13 people wanted in the United States, including two top drug traffickers, because of a new streamlined process between the two... Read more

  • The amount of carbon dioxide emission is written on a Volkswagen Passat Diesel at the Frankfurt Car Show in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    US Regulator Missed Its Best Chance to Catch VW Cheating

    CHICAGO—More than a decade ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency helped develop a technology that ultimately was used by an independent laboratory to catch Volkswagen’s... Read more

  • In this June 18, 2010, file photo, the firing squad execution chamber at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah, is shown.  (AP Photo/Trent Nelson)

    Virginia Executes 1st Inmate in Nearly 3 Years

    JARRATT, Va.—A convicted serial killer who faced the death penalty in two states became the first inmate to be executed in nearly three years in... Read more

  • People watch the waves in a rainstorm at Atlantic Ocean at Carolina Beach, N. C., Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

    East Coast Likely to Dodge Hurricane, but Flooding Looms

    Millions along the East Coast breathed a little easier Friday after forecasters said Hurricane Joaquin would probably veer out to sea. But a freakishly powerful... Read more

  • This satellite image taken Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 at 9:37 a.m. EDT, and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Hurricane Joaquin. (NOAA via AP)

    New York, New Jersey Prepare for Sandy, Hope for Irene

    The way Mother Nature works, you can never be too sure if a storm will actually hit or how hard it will hit, the governors... Read more

  • FILE - In this June 10, 2015 file photo, shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique team members evaluate oil coverage as workers clean up areas affected by an oil spill at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif. The U.S. Department of Transportation wants to expand rules for pipelines carrying oil, gasoline and other hazardous liquids inspections requirements to include rural areas that are currently exempt, and for companies to more closely analyze the results of their inspections. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

    Feds Want Tougher Rules for Pipelines After Series of Spills

    BILLINGS, Mont.—U.S. officials said Thursday, Oct. 1, they want tighter safety rules for pipelines carrying crude oil, gasoline, and other hazardous liquids after a series... Read more

  • This satellite image taken Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 at 8 a.m. EDT, and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Hurricane Joaquin. (NOAA via AP)

    Hurricane and Rainstorm Are Locked in a Dangerous Dance

    WASHINGTON — Hurricane Joaquin is locked in a dance with an extraordinarily heavy rainstorm that is already drenching the Carolinas. As the two draw closer... Read more

  • FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidates from left, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and John Kasich take the stage for the first Republican presidential debate in Cleveland.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

    Google: What People Search for Most on Presidential Hopefuls

    NEW YORK — Potential voters who take their curiosity about presidential candidates to Google are interested in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s age, Jeb Bush’s height, Chris... Read more

  • This photo taken on Sept. 29, 2015 shows one of two delivery towers to store new built cars inside the Autostadt (Car City) near the Volkswagen factory in the city Wolfsburg, Germany. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    Town That Volkswagen Built From Scratch Girds for Trouble

    WOLFSBURG, Germany — Wolfsburg is the town that Volkswagen built — literally put on the map in 1938 by the Nazis in pursuit of their... Read more

  • Clouds mark a low-pressure system moving into Somers Point, N.J., on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015.  (Vernon Ogrodnek/The Press of Atlantic City via AP)

    Hurricane Joaquin Sweeping Across Central, Eastern Bahamas

    NASSAU, Bahamas — Powerful Hurricane Joaquin pounded lightly populated islands of the eastern Bahamas on Thursday, and forecasters said it could grow more intense while... Read more

  • Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech during an event following the first session of the newly-elected Knesset in Jerusalem, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. (AP/Gali Tibbon

    UN Spotlight on Mideast Crises; Netanyahu Blasts Iran Deal

    UNITED NATIONS— Describing Iran as a “rapacious tiger,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday condemned the Iran nuclear deal as empowering Tehran to spread... Read more

  • FILE - In this March 9, 2010 file photo, a tanker truck passes an oil refinery in Richmond, Calif. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new rules Tuesday to reduce toxic air pollution from oil refineries by forcing operators to adopt new technology that better monitors and controls emissions. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

    EPA Tightening Limits on Smog-Causing Ozone

    WASHINGTON— The Obama administration has set a new national ozone standard, tightening limits on the smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The Environmental... Read more

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