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  • A federal lease sale offering 21 million acres in the western Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration and development is set for August. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced Monday that the ...

  • March 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Argentine championship matches on Monday Monday, March 2 Banfield 0 Colon (Santa Fe) 0 Newell's Old Boys 0 Velez Sarsfield 0 Sarmiento 2 Aldosivi 2 Sunday, March 1 Belgrano 1 River Plate 2 Argentinos Juniors 1 Defensa y justicia 0 Boca Juniors 1 Atletico Rafaela …

  • Pollution documentary attracts huge interest in China CHRISTOPHER BODEEN - Associated Press - 5 hours ago
    FILE - In this file photo taken Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, pedestrians wear masks against the pollution as they cross an overhead bridge over a busy highway in Beijing, China. A slick new documentary on China's environmental woes has racked up more than 175 million online views in two days, underscoring growing concern in the country over the impact of air, water and soil pollution. Costing about $160,000 to make, the documentary won praise Sunday March 1, 2015, from new Chinese Environment Minister Chen Jining. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

    BEIJING (AP) — A slick new documentary on China's environmental woes has racked up more than 175 million online views in two days, underscoring growing concern in the country over the impact of air, water and soil pollution.

  • By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Massachusetts, March 2 (Reuters) - The sister of a man allegedly shot to death by former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez said on Monday she saw her brother get into a car outside their family's Boston home shortly before he was killed. Shaquilla Thibou, 21, said in Massachusetts …

  • Hernandez prosecutors want jury told about Florida shooting MICHELLE R. SMITH - Associated Press - 8 hours ago
    Aaron Hernandez, left, sits with his attorney Charles Rankin during the murder trial of the former New England Patriots tight end at Bristol County Superior Court Monday March 2, 2015, in Fall River, Ma. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Aram Boghosian, Pool)

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Massachusetts murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez asked the judge Monday to let them tell jurors about his involvement in a friend's shooting in Florida, saying it directly contradicts the argument his defense team has presented: He would not …

  • IBM shareholder sues company, alleging it overvalued chip unit By Jonathan Stempel - Reuters - 8 hours ago
    A worker is pictured behind a logo at the IBM stand on the CeBIT computer fair in Hanover

    By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - IBM Corp was sued on Monday by a shareholder that said it committed securities fraud by failing to write down a money-losing semiconductor unit before agreeing to pay another company $1.5 billion to take that unit off its hands. The lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court arose …

  • A map of China is seen through a magnifying glass on a computer screen showing binary digits in Singapore

    The Obama administration is waiting for China to respond to concerns raised about planned new rules pushing Chinese banks to purchase high-tech products from domestic vendors, a senior State Department official said on Monday. U.S. business groups have complained about the regulations, and senior officials, including Secretary …

  • Authorities say a paramedic responding to two crashes on an icy Pennsylvania highway has been killed after a coal truck struck her and pinned her against a tree. Cambria County Coroner Dennis Kwiatkowski ...

  • Catching a Fireball in the Cold Mike Taylor, Taylor Photography - SPACE.com - 10 hours ago
    Catching a Fireball in the Cold

    His images recently illustrated the book "The Secret Galaxy" by Fran Hodgkins (Tilbury House Publishers, 2014). In Maine, the temperature was a bone-chilling zero degrees on the night of Feb. 16, and getting colder with a slight wind chill. Since last September, my girlfriend/business partner and I had been planning a …

  • View of forests on fire in Chubut, southern Argentina, on March 1, 2015

    Fires that have ravaged some 20,000 hectares of forest in Argentina's remote Patagonia region were deliberately set, according to Argentine officials on Monday.

  • Peanut Eaters May Live Longer, Study Finds By Cari Nierenberg, Contributing writer - LiveScience.com - 11 hours ago

    Peanuts may not only be a tasty snack but they may also help people live longer, a new study suggests. Researchers found that the people in the study who ate the most peanuts and tree nuts (such as walnuts, pecans and almonds) every day had a lower risk of dying over a five- or six-year period than the people who ate the …

  • Apple to Wal-Mart, Big Biz is Betting on Green Energy (Op-Ed) Lynn Scarlett, The Nature Conservancy - LiveScience.com - 13 hours ago

    Lynn Scarlett, managing director for public policy at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. While everyone still has to carry around a phone charger for the forseeable future, Apple is taking a different approach to its own energy supply. For Apple, the …

  • Forging Metamaterials: Labs Craft Invisibility Cloaks, Perfect Lenses and Nanostructures (Kavli Roundtable)

    Alan Brown, writer and editor for the Kavli Foundation, edited this roundtable for Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. The very fact that we have to specify the type of metamaterial tells you that any definition is not as simple as saying it's just something that doesn't exist in nature.

  • Weightlifting craze sweeps Pacific Islands

    Inmates at Oceania Weightlifting Institute train and live there with the Pacific Ocean separating them from famlies.

  • Toronto Police Find Mystery Tunnellers

    Police digging into the mystery of a tunnel found near a Toronto sports centre have said the builders posed no threat to the city but have refused to reveal its purpose. The 10-metre-long tunnel was discovered by a conservation officer in a secluded forest near York University on 14 January. Describing it as "warm and …