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  • Group wants to bring back Native Hawaiian burial traditions

    HONOLULU (AP) — A group of Native Hawaiians wants to bring back a centuries-old island burial practice that it says is more environmentally friendly than some modern interment methods. Traditional “clean burials” involve cleansing the…

  • Scientists: 3 wolves remain at Isle Royale National Park

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The gray wolves of Isle Royale National Park, which scientists have studied closely for more than half a century along with the moose on which they feed, are on the…

  • Business Highlights

    ___ After Alps crash, some experts ponder flights without pilots NEW YORK (AP) — To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots. That radical idea is decades away, if it ever becomes…

  • Sunken aircraft carrier rediscovered off California coast

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scientists have rediscovered a mostly intact World War II aircraft carrier used in atomic bomb tests and then sunk at a secret location off the Northern California coast decades ago. The…

  • You’re a big, brave dog: Researchers say self-affirmation boosts performance

    WASHINGTON — “I’m a big, brave dog, I’m a big, brave dog!” After becoming terrified of the big boy slide during a toddler-level tragic accident, Chuckie Finster of Rugrats fame becomes unilaterally scared of all…

  • Large measles outbreak traced to Disneyland is declared over

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California health authorities on Friday declared an end to a large measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national debate about vaccinations. Disease detectives for months raced to contain…

  • Google shaking up search recommendations on smartphones

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones in a shift that’s expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information.…

  • Protesters meet Arctic drill rig in Washington harbor

    PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Protesters in kayaks greeted a rig that could be used for oil drilling in the Arctic as it arrived Friday in Washington state following a journey across the Pacific that…

  • Don’t plan to line up for Apple Watch next week

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If you’re planning on buying the new Apple Watch, don’t expect to walk into a store and leave with one next week. Apple, which began accepting advance orders for the watch…

  • Verizon slices up the bundle, lets customers choose

    NEW YORK (AP) — Under pressure from an expanding number of cheaper online video services, the long-dominant bundle of channels offered by pay-TV companies is becoming a bit more flexible. Verizon said Friday that it…

  • ‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ unleashed at fan convention

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Force isn’t merely awakening on the big screen. It’s also returning to the video game realm. “Star Wars: Battlefront” publisher Electronic Arts and Swedish developer DICE showcased their next-generation rendition…

  • State plans to kill bear family of 5 in Alaska neighborhood

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wildlife officials say they plan to kill a family of five black bears that’s been roaming through an Anchorage neighborhood for a second year. The Alaska Dispatch News, an Anchorage…

  • The globe’s record heat keeps on broiling into this year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s been no break from the globe’s record heat — the first three months of 2015 have set new high temperature marks. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said last month’s average…

  • Intersex surgeries spark move away from drastic treatment

    CHICAGO (AP) — She was born to a young Chicago couple, named Jennifer, and grew into a beautiful long-lashed child with wavy dark hair, big brown eyes and a yearning, youthful desire to be just…

  • SpaceX shipment arrives at space station: 1st espresso maker

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, delivering the world’s first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti captured the Dragon capsule,…