ATLANTA — Former President Jimmy Carter announced he has been diagnosed with cancer in a brief statement issued Wednesday.
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Tennis star Maria Sharapova, British mogul Richard Branson and Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai have signed up. So have actor Ashley Judd, Colombian singer Juanes and Brazilian football star Kaka.
LONDON — Renowned artist Anish Kapoor has expressed outrage about the appearance of a sculpture in China that appears identical to his “Cloud Gate” in Chicago.
Representatives of the British-Indian sculptor said Wednesday he was shocked at the “blatant plagiarism” of his sculpture, a giant, mirrored piece displayed in Chicago’s Millennium Park that reflects the city’s skyline.
WASHINGTON — Want to wish upon a shooting star? The skies over the United States are likely to co-operate for a meteor shower overnight Wednesday.
Astronomers say the lack of moonlight will help people see more of the oldest meteor shower known to Earth, the Perseids (pur-SEE’-uhdz).
MISSOULA, Mon. — A man who broke into a car in Missoula had to call police for help after finding himself locked in the trunk.
WASHINGTON — The octopus already is an oddball of the ocean. Now biologists have rediscovered a species of the sea creature that’s even stranger and shares some of our social and mating habits.
SANTIAGO, Chile — Nestled between high-rise buildings on a busy street in Chile’s modern capital is a straw hut that’s a sign of growing respect for the Andean country’s long-disdained indigenous past.
HONOLULU — Federal fisheries authorities want to more than double the small population of endangered Hawaiian monk seals in the state’s main islands.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service on Tuesday released a draft management plan for the endangered species, of which approximately 200 live in the main Hawaiian Islands.
WASHINGTON — For six and a half years, the White House has had a quick comeback to questions about its yet-to-be-announced decision on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline: Talk to the State Department.
WASHINGTON—These are the salad days of scientific research on the International Space Station.
Yesterday, for the first time astronauts munched on red romaine lettuce that they grew in space.
After clicking their lettuce leaves like wine glasses, three astronauts tasted them with a bit of Italian balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil.