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  • Pittsburgh Zoo at forefront of effort to bolster elephant population

    PITTSBURGH In the last decade in Africa, ivory poachers have eliminated some 70 percent of the wild elephant population. In zoos around the world, natural reproduction and artificial insemination are difficult. But at zoos in Austria and England, two...
  • The cost of caring for Europe's elderly nuclear plants

    LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's ageing nuclear fleet will undergo more prolonged outages over the next few years, reducing the reliability of power supply and costing plant operators many millions of dollars. Nuclear power provides about a third of the...
  • Russia says 'certain progress' achieved at talks on Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Monday a 'certain progress' was achieved during talks between Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine in Berlin on Sunday on ways to end the military conflict in eastern Ukraine. The ministry said in a...
  • Great War touched Orlando from far across the seas

    As decades roll by, events seem to move closer together in the telescope of time. While the 150th anniversary of the Civil War continues, historians remind us it's been a century since the beginning — on July 28, 1914 — of World War I, also...
  • Foreign Briefing: Warnings issued for Mideast, Africa and Ebola

    The U.S. State Department has issued several new warnings — none surprising but all important — as trouble plagues the Middle East and Africa. Iraq: In an Aug. 10 warning, the agency warns travelers "against all but essential travel to Iraq....
  • Biden, Poroshenko say Russia's actions not humanitarian in Ukraine

    Biden, Poroshenko say Russia's actions not humanitarian in Ukraine
    Vice President Joe Biden agreed in a call with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday that Russia's military activities in eastern Ukraine were inconsistent with its stated desire to improve the humanitarian situation there, the White House said....
  • Extreme medicine: The search for new antibiotics

    NORWICH England (Reuters) - Pampering leafcutter ants with fragrant rose petals and fresh oranges may seem an unlikely way to rescue modern medicine, but scientists at a lab in eastern England think it's well worth trying.     As the world cries out...
  • Best-sellers

    Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores: Fiction 1."The Heist: A Novel," by Daniel Silva (Harper: $27.99) Art restorer-spy Gabriel Allon's hunt for a missing Caravaggio painting takes him across...
  • Berlin meet could be first step to Ukraine-Russia peace summit: France

    PARIS (Reuters) - A meeting of Ukrainian, Russian, German and French foreign ministers scheduled in Berlin on Sunday could be a first step towards a Ukraine-Russia peace summit along the lines of one that took place in Normandy last month, the French...
  • 'Hundred-Foot Journey' makes its way via the box office

    'Hundred-Foot Journey' makes its way via the box office
    In its opening weekend, when a film enjoys a bump in its business Saturday over Friday, something is working. The result may not skyrocket to the billion-dollar "Transformers" realm, where frenetic, around-the-world PG-13-rated slaughter rules the...
  • Disney movie preorders caught up in Hachette-like dispute with Amazon

    Reuters—Amazon.com Inc has halted pre-orders of some Disney movies, the Wall Street Journal reported, in what appears to be another contract dispute after the online retailer began a protracted spat with publisher Hachette Book Group this year....