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Ahmet Uzumcu, right, Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons holds the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize in City Hall Oslo Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Cornelius Poppe / NTB scanpix)

Weapons watchdog receives Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Recalling the “burning, blinding and suffocating” horrors of chemical weapons, the head of a watchdog trying to consign them to history accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday, as prize winners […]

12/10/2013

Nobel winner: scientists get it wrong most of time

STOCKHOLM (AP) — One of this year’s Nobel Prize laureates says learning how to handle failure is key to becoming a successful scientist. American James Rothman, who shared the medicine prize with countryman Randy Schekman […]

12/06/2013

Sand needed in Port Hueneme due to eroding beaches

PORT HUENEME, Calif. (AP) — For one California beach city, every grain of sand counts. Port Hueneme, home to a naval base and about 20,000 residents, is starved for sand because Congress has not allocated […]

10/24/2013

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The Nobel Prize: History and winners

Established by Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, the Nobel Prizes have been handed out by award committees in Stockholm and Oslo since 1901. The winners always receive their awards on Dec. 10, the anniversary of Nobel’s […]

10/08/2013

Smoke billows from chimneys of the cooling towers of a coal-fired power plant in Dadong, Shanxi province, China. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Report ponders: How sensitive is climate to CO2?

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Scientists are more confident than ever that pumping carbon dioxide into the air by burning fossil fuels is warming the planet. The question is, by how much? It’s something that officials and […]

09/26/2013

An iceberg melts off Ammassalik Island in Eastern Greenland, July 19, 2007. (AP Photo/John McConnico, File)

Warming lull haunts authors of key climate report

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Scientists working on a landmark U.N. report on climate change are struggling to explain why global warming appears to have slowed down in the past 15 years even though greenhouse gas emissions […]

09/19/2013

From left to right, Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Scmidt, Finland's President Sauli Niinisto, President Barack Obama, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, Norwegian Prime Minister Jen Stoltenberg and Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur Davio Gunnlaugsson, pose for a group photo at the Sager House in Stockholm, Sweden, Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama defends NSA surveillance programs anew

STOCKHOLM (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended anew the United States’ controversial surveillance programs, trying to reassure Europeans that the National Security Agency’s spying apparatus acts in limited fashion to root out threats […]

09/04/2013

Michelle Knight, a victim, speaks during the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro, right,  Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland.   (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Castro gets life term in kidnapping of 3 women

CLEVELAND (AP) — The man convicted of holding three women captive in a house he turned into a prison and raping them repeatedly for a decade was sentenced Thursday to life without parole plus 1,000 […]

08/01/2013

Ariel Castro stands before a judge during his arraignment on an expanded 977-count indictment Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Cleveland.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Prosecutor: Kidnapped Ohio women kept diaries

CLEVELAND (AP) — Three women held captive in a run-down home for a decade kept diaries documenting the horrific physical and sexual abuse they suffered on a daily basis, prosecutors said Wednesday. The women’s kidnapper, […]

07/31/2013

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty listens to court proceedings in the plea agreement of Ariel Castro, Friday, July 26, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Prosecutor: Sentencing to prove Castro is monster

CLEVELAND (AP) — When Ariel Castro was first arrested and charged with imprisoning and raping three women in his house on a tough Cleveland street over a decade, his attorneys said evidence would show that […]

07/31/2013

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