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Molecular breeding speeds crop improvements

The process is different from the better-known and more controversial field of genetic engineering.

Mayor, 93, didn’t go down without a fight

After a historic run by 93-year-old Mayor John Land, Apopka, Fla., voters chose a new direction in the name of Joe Kilsheimer, 56, who campaigned on the need for younger, more energetic leadership in a city that had fallen short of its potential.

Bear attacks spark debate: Kill them, or leave them alone?

Dallas Smith thinks he has the answer to Central Florida’s black-bear threat, and he’s ready to lock and load it.

Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash

Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week’s fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there was the one from a passenger: With shrieks in the background, the student struggled to recount how a truck came roaring toward them.

Title of new Hillary Clinton book: 'Hard Choices'

Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called "Hard Choices," a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's secretary of state while she considers another White House campaign.

Prince reaches agreement with music label

Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label.

American identifies cleric in US terrorism case

A Seattle man told a jury Friday that an Egyptian cleric on trial on terrorism charges is the "very angry" imam he met in London years ago.

Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty, and the search area may be expanded after that, officials said Saturday.

4 French journalists abducted in Syria freed, safe

Ten months after their capture in Syria, four French journalists crossed the border into neighboring Turkey and reached freedom Saturday, though dozens more remain held in the country's chaotic civil war.

T. rex fossils arrive at Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

WASHINGTON — The FedEx truck arrived before daybreak Tuesday, backing up to the loading dock at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

A dress becomes a survival reminder

Among items left standing after the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake are durable pieces of clothing.

New procedure clones stem cells from adults

Scientists have grown stem cells from adults using cloning techniques for the first time — bringing them closer to developing patient-specific lines of cells that can be used to treat a whole host of ailments, from heart disease to blindness.

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Earth-size, ‘Goldilocks-zone’ planet found in distant solar system

The hunt for Earth’s alien twin reached a new milestone with the discovery of a faraway exoplanet that’s not much bigger than our own globe and is theoretically capable of retaining liquid water.

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Murray, Hastings call for action on Columbia River Treaty

Northwest lawmakers have asked President Obama to make a decision on the Columbia River Treaty a priority by mid-year.

Does the price of gas matter anymore?

How soon we forget. In May 2008, the sharp rise of gas prices to more than $4 per gallon for the first time in U.S. history drove a spike through our driving habits.

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