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Swarm of Sea Urchins Wreaks Destruction on US West Coast

NEWPORT, Ore. — Tens of millions of voracious purple sea urchins that have already chomped their way through towering underwater kelp forests in California are spreading north to Oregon, sending the delicate marine ecosystem off the shore into such disarray that other critical species are starving to death. A recent...

Marine Testifies Navy SEAL Didn't Stab Iraq Captive

SAN DIEGO — A Marine who worked jointly in Iraq with a decorated Navy SEAL accused of murder testified Thursday that the platoon chief did not stab a wounded teenage Islamic State prisoner as alleged by other platoon members. Marine Staff Sgt. Giorgio Kirylo said he watched as Special Operations...