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Trial to seek role of online bullying in teen girl's suicide

Trial to seek role of online bullying in teen girl's suicide

8 hours 43 mins ago
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A 15-year-old girl hanged herself a week after three classmates photographed themselves sexually assaulting her at a 2012 party, petrified the boys would circulate the photos online and believing gossip about her was spreading widely. Full Story
Trinity Test site opening to face protest from residents

Trinity Test site opening to face protest from residents

7 hours 8 mins ago
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Seven decades after an atomic bomb helped end World War II, descendants of families near a New Mexico test want tourists to know residents suffered for years afterward and some of their children may have been affected. Full Story
Search, social & shopping: Pinterest turns 5

Search, social & shopping: Pinterest turns 5

7 hours 40 mins ago
NEW YORK (AP) — In its five short years of life, Pinterest has become 'the' place where brides-to-be create wish boards of wedding china photos and do-it-yourself home renovators bookmark shiny turquoise tiles for bathrooms. It's where people share ideas and ingenuity and get creatively inspired. And it's fueled a new way of searching for items that's even stolen traffic from tech giant Google. Full Story
US gives threatened status to northern long-eared bat

US gives threatened status to northern long-eared bat

8 hours 37 mins ago
DETROIT (AP) — The federal government said Wednesday that it is listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened, giving new protections to a species that has been nearly wiped out in some areas by the spread of a fungal disease. Full Story
Scientists say polar bears won't thrive on land food

Scientists say polar bears won't thrive on land food

10 hours 10 mins ago
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A group of researchers say polar bears forced off melting sea ice will not find enough food to replace their current diet of fat-laden marine mammals such as seals, a conclusion that contradicts studies indicating that bears may be benefiting from bird eggs, berries and other land food sources. Full Story

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"New wave" of GMOs: pink pineapples, purple tomatoes

"New wave" of GMOs: pink pineapples, purple tomatoes

10 hours 18 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — With recent government approval of potatoes that don't bruise and apples that don't brown, a new generation of genetically modified foods is headed to grocery shelves. Full Story
'Furious 7' film shows off sharp new Imax laser technology

'Furious 7' film shows off sharp new Imax laser technology

10 hours 56 mins ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deeper blacks, brighter whites, even bigger screens and better sound. When the high-speed action sequel "Furious 7" debuts this weekend, audiences at Hollywood's famous TCL Chinese Theatre will see every tire skid and fistfight in Imax's brand-new laser format. Full Story
Engineers create boot-like device to make walking easier

Engineers create boot-like device to make walking easier

11 hours 25 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Engineers have come up with a motor-free device to make walking more efficient and easier — something scientists once thought couldn't be done. Full Story