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Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

54 mins ago
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom of a sinkhole-type cave. Full Story
FX says overnight ratings becoming meaningless

FX says overnight ratings becoming meaningless

3 hours 30 mins ago
NEW YORK (AP) — It's a rite nearly as old as television: the morning after a new show premieres, network executives wait impatiently for the Nielsen company's estimate of how many people watched, and rush to report the first sign of a hit. Full Story
Cuba looks to mangroves to fend off rising seas

Cuba looks to mangroves to fend off rising seas

5 hours 24 mins ago
SURGIDERO DE BATABANO, Cuba. (AP) — Many people in this hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters (yards) farther out. That was four decades ago. Full Story
Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems

Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems

11 hours 2 mins ago
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state. Full Story
Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle'

Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle'

16 hours 58 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. Nearly $300 million later, the new system is nowhere near ready and agency officials are struggling to salvage a project racked by delays and mismanagement, according to an internal report commissioned by the agency. Full Story

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US wildlife officials propose limiting snake trade

US wildlife officials propose limiting snake trade

18 hours 25 mins ago
HONOLULU (AP) — Federal wildlife officials recently proposed strict nationwide limits on importing and shipping boa constrictors and four other snake species in an effort to prevent them from being introduced into the wild. Full Story
Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist

Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist

18 hours 44 mins ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared —except the money those posts produce. Full Story
NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

18 hours 48 mins ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the hottest tickets in town — to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game — were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts to make big money by fraudulently buying tickets and reselling them, prosecutors said Wednesday. Full Story