- Hawaii telescope builders again extend construction timeout
HONOLULU (AP) — A nonprofit company planning to build one of the world's biggest telescopes on a mountain many Native Hawaiians consider sacred will continue to postpone construction, Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Friday.
- Group wants to bring back Native Hawaiian burial traditions
HONOLULU (AP) — A group of Native Hawaiians wants to bring back a centuries-old island burial practice that it says is more environmentally friendly than some modern interment methods.
- Fish found in suspected tsunami debris boat quarantined
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The wreckage of a fishing boat that appears to be debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami was carrying some unexpected passengers — fish from Japanese waters — when it was spotted off the Oregon coast.
- Q&A on the Gulf, resilient but scarred 5 years after spill
Five years after the BP well explosion, there is no single, conclusive answer to how the Gulf of Mexico is doing, but there are many questions. Here are some of them:
- Gulf health 5 years after BP spill: Resilient yet scarred
From above, five years after the BP well explosion, the Gulf of Mexico looks clean, green and whole again, teeming with life — a testament to the resilience of nature.
- Sunken aircraft carrier rediscovered off California coast
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scientists have rediscovered a mostly intact World War II aircraft carrier used in atomic bomb tests and then sunk at a secret location off the Northern California coast decades ago.
- Large measles outbreak traced to Disneyland is declared over
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California health authorities on Friday declared an end to a large measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national debate about vaccinations.
- Protesters meet Arctic drill rig in Washington harbor
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Protesters in kayaks greeted a rig that could be used for oil drilling in the Arctic as it arrived Friday in Washington state following a journey across the Pacific that included being boarded by Greenpeace activists.
- State plans to kill bear family of 5 in Alaska neighborhood
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wildlife officials say they plan to kill a family of five black bears that's been roaming through an Anchorage neighborhood for a second year.
- The globe's record heat keeps on broiling into this year
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's been no break from the globe's record heat — the first three months of 2015 have set new high temperature marks.
- SpaceX shipment arrives at space station: 1st espresso maker
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, delivering the world's first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts.
- Report: Nuke dump radiation leak could have been prevented
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A radiation leak that forced the indefinite closure of the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository could have been prevented, a team of investigators said Thursday.
- Gray whales' Pacific crossing leads to questions of origin
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A study of the migration of rare western Pacific gray whales has led U.S. and Russian scientists to question whether they're a separate population or simply California gray whales that have expanded their feeding grounds.
- Spacecraft circling Mercury will crash into planet April 30
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After years of orbiting Mercury, NASA's Messenger spacecraft will crash into the planet at the end of this month.
- Those puppy eyes can help a dog bond with owner
NEW YORK (AP) — Oh, those puppy eyes.