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Corruption trial for Alaska pol begins (AP)

AP - A former state lawmaker was a willing puppet of officials for an oil field services company that stood to be enriched if a natural gas pipeline was built, a federal prosecutor said...


MONDAY 10. SEPTEMBER 2007


Teacher-astronaut talks about space life (AP)

AP - Three weeks after returning to Earth, teacher-astronaut Barbara Morgan cheerfully carried out her first space education assignment Monday, sharing the magic of flying in orbit with children at Walt Disney...

Hubble Telescope: Solved and Unsolved Mysteries (SPACE.com)

SPACE.com - Beyond snapping extraordinary pictures of faraway nebulas, the revolutionary Hubble Space Telescope has completely transformed our view of the universe since it was launched in 1990. By capturing the clearest, deepest images of the cosmos ever, Hubble has shed light on some long-standing mysteries perplexing scientists-while uncovering far deeper ones that have yet to be solved.

Gabrielle returns to Atlantic (AP)

AP - Gabrielle, struggling to stay organized as it pulled away from the North Carolina coast, weakened from a tropical storm to a tropical depression early Monday, the National Hurricane Center...


SUNDAY 9. SEPTEMBER 2007


Ancient escape hatch found in Israel (AP)

AP - Under threat from Romans ransacking Jerusalem 2,000 years ago, many of the city's Jewish residents crowded into an underground drainage channel to hide and later flee the chaos through Jerusalem's southern end...

APEC aims at future climate change talks (AP)

AP - The bargaining that produced a climate change agreement is only the beginning for Pacific Rim leaders if they want to stick to their declaration to chart a new international course on global...

APEC forges deal on climate change (AP)

AP - Pacific Rim leaders agreed Saturday to curb global warming by improving energy use and expanding forests, laying out a plan they hope will influence future climate change talks but that critics dismissed as too...


SATURDAY 8. SEPTEMBER 2007


Typhoon moves away from Japan (AFP)

AFP - Typhoon Fitow moved out to the Sea of Okhotsk Saturday after cutting across Japan, leaving at least two dead and 82 others injured in torrential rains and violent winds, officials...

APEC sets goals on climate change (AP)

AP - Pacific Rim leaders agreed Saturday to tackle global warming by improving energy use and managing forests better, as thousands of demonstrators rallied to demand the governments do more and act...

Polar bear population seen declining (AP)

AP - Two-thirds of the world's polar bears will be killed off by 2050 — and the entire population gone from Alaska — because of thinning sea ice from global warming in the Arctic, government scientists forecast...