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Pope Francis walks in the Clementine Hall after meeting with a delegation of Pacific leaders to discuss climate issues, at the Vatican, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Francis met Saturday with a delegation of Pacific leaders and told them he shares their concerns about rising sea levels and increasingly intense storms that are threatening their small islands. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
November 11, 2017 - 10:05 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the global climate change conference in Bonn, Germany (all times local): ___ 3:50 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says every country needs to pitch in to keep global temperatures from rising. Merkel said in her weekly podcast on Saturday that climate change...
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CORRECTS TO 7.8 BILLION In this Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 photo, former coal miner Chuck Nelson looks out on the Brushy Fork impoundment in Raleigh County, in southern West Virginia, an estimated 7.8 billion gallon coal slurry containing sludge and chemicals from nearby surface mines. He says the slurries pollute the groundwater and contribute to high rates of cancer and other illnesses among the people living nearby. (AP Photo/Michael Virtanen)
November 11, 2017 - 9:50 am
GLEN DANIEL, W.Va. (AP) — Chuck Nelson spent his life in this corner of Appalachia, working for years in the coal mines — a good job in the economically depressed area. But he says the industry that helped him earn a living cost him his health, and his wife's, too. The 61-year-old Nelson blames his...
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Indian commuters wait for transport amid thick blanket of smog on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. As air pollution peaked this week in Delhi, it rose to more than 30 times the World Health Organization’s recommended safe level. Experts have compared it to smoking a couple of packs of cigarettes a day. A recent report by the Lancet medical journal estimated that a quarter of all premature deaths in India, some 2.5 million each year, are caused by pollution. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
November 11, 2017 - 6:04 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — As thick smog crept over India's capital this past week and smudged landmarks from view, Nikunj Pandey could feel his eyes and throat burning. Pandey stopped doing his regular workouts and said he felt tightness in his lungs. He started wearing a triple layer of pollution masks...
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November 11, 2017 - 12:00 am
Anger rises as toxic air chokes India's capital US cities, states defy Trump, still back Paris climate deal The Latest: Merkel calls for all to fight climate change Frustration sets in after coal mine health study suspended Disneyland shuts cooling towers after Legionnaires' cases Tearful meeting...
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Lilly Ross, right, reacts as she talks with face transplant recipient Andy Sandness during their first meeting at the Mayo Clinic, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in Rochester, Minn. Ross had fretted before the meeting, fearful of the certain reminders of her husband, who took his own life. But her stress quickly melted away _ without Calen’s eyes, forehead or strong cheeks, Sandness didn’t look like him, she told herself. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
November 10, 2017 - 5:07 pm
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Standing in a stately Mayo Clinic library, Lilly Ross reached out and touched the face of a stranger, prodding the rosy cheeks and eyeing the hairless gap in a chin she once had known so well. "That's why he always grew it so long, so he could try to mesh it together on the...
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U.S. President Donald Trump hugs Vietnam veteran Max Morgan of Santa Clarita, Calif., as he becomes emotional while speaking at a veterans event at the Grand Hyatt, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Danang, Vietnam. Trump is on a five-country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 10, 2017 - 1:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump speaks with pride about the progress of his overhaul of health care for veterans, declaring that the Department of Veterans Affairs already "is a whole new place." Old problems persist, though, and some of his steps are not as advanced as he advertises. For...
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This photo provided on Friday Nov. 10, 2017 by the INRS, Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety, shows a map of the detection of Ruthenium 106 in France and Europe. An apparent accident at a Russian facility is suspected of causing a recent spike in radioactivity in the air over much of Europe, according to a report by France's nuclear safety agency. (INRS via AP)
November 10, 2017 - 1:04 pm
PARIS (AP) — An apparent accident at a Russian facility is suspected of causing a recent spike in radioactivity in the air over much of Europe, according to a report by France's nuclear safety agency. The Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety says the release of the isotope...
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November 10, 2017 - 12:00 am
Anger rises as toxic air chokes India's capital Tearful meeting for pair forever linked by face transplant Missouri lacks drug-monitoring plan despite governor's order DEA cracking down on fake fentanyl traffickers Is it an emergency? Insurer makes patients question ER visit AP FACT CHECK: Trump...
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Ann McKee, director Boston University's center for research into the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, addresses an audience on the school's campus Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 about the study of NFL football player Aaron Hernandez's brain, projected on a screen, behind right, in Boston. McKee says Hernandez suffered severe damage to parts of the brain that play an important role in memory, impulse control and behavior. The cross section of the brain projected behind left is labeled a normal 27 year old. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
November 09, 2017 - 5:25 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez suffered substantial damage to parts of the brain that affect memory, judgment and behavior from the most severe case of a degenerative disease linked to head blows ever found in someone so young, a researcher said Thursday. Dr. Ann...
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November 09, 2017 - 3:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration wants to make it easier for federal prosecutors to go after people who peddle illicit versions of the deadly opioid fentanyl that are fueling the nation's drug abuse crisis. The agency said Thursday it intends to classify drugs that are...
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