The Latest: Bali volcano alert raised, airport closes
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The Latest: Bali volcano alert raised, airport closes

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on a rumbling volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali (all times local): 6 a.m. Indonesian authorities raised the alert for a menacing volcano on the tourist island of Bali to the highest level Monday and ordered people within 10 kilometers (6 miles) to evacuate. The National Disaster … Continue reading

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Recreational marijuana rules rile pot-friendly San Francisco
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Recreational marijuana rules rile pot-friendly San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Famously pro-cannabis San Francisco, where the 4/20 marijuana holiday is celebrated with a group smoke-out on Hippie Hill, is having a surprisingly difficult time establishing regulations for the broad legal pot market coming to California in January. Writing local rules in the weed-friendly city has taken a contentious turn as critics, … Continue reading

Josh Norman trying to raise money for ‘ignored’ Puerto Rico
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Josh Norman trying to raise money for ‘ignored’ Puerto Rico

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Josh Norman doesn’t believe enough attention is being paid to the situation hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and is trying to change that. The Washington Redskins cornerback is donating $50,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs in Puerto Rico and wants to convince other athletes, celebrities, corporations and foundations to donate another $200,000. … Continue reading

Fiji calls for urgency in talks to implement climate accord
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Fiji calls for urgency in talks to implement climate accord

BONN, Germany (AP) — Fiji’s prime minister called for a sense of urgency in the fight against global warming Monday, telling negotiators “we must not fail our people,” as he opened two weeks of talks on implementing the Paris accord on combating climate change, which is already affecting his Pacific island nation. While diplomats and … Continue reading

US report contradicts Trump team: Warming mostly man-made
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US report contradicts Trump team: Warming mostly man-made

WASHINGTON (AP) — A massive U.S. report concludes the evidence of global warming is stronger than ever, contradicting a favorite talking point of top Trump administration officials, who downplay human’s role in climate change. The report released Friday is one of two scientific assessments required every four years.  A draft showing how warming affects the … Continue reading

NSU gets private tour of Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise
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NSU gets private tour of Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise

by Kaitlyn M. Wolodkewitsch On Friday, Oct. 20, crew members from the Greenpeace Ship Arctic Sunrise gave a group of Norfolk State University students and faculty a private tour of the ship explaining their mission and their goals, as well as showing what everyday life is like on the Arctic Sunrise. Greenpeace ships travel the world peacefully … Continue reading

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Why aren’t we curing the world’s most curable diseases?

In 1987, 20 million people across the world were plagued by a debilitating, painful and potentially blinding disease called river blindness. This parasitic infection caused pain, discomfort, severe itching, skin irritation and, ultimately, irreversible blindness, leaving men, women and children across Africa unable to work, care for their families and lead normal lives. But the recent … Continue reading

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Vector and Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority announce three upcoming orbital launches from Wallops Island

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday, Oct. 19, that Vector, a nanosatellite launch company comprised of new-space and enterprise software industry veterans from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, McDonnell Douglas, Boeing, Sea Launch and VMware, has entered into an agreement with Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority (Virginia Space) to conduct three commercial orbital missions out of Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic … Continue reading