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First Tracked Mountain Lion Crosses the 405 Freeway in LA

LOS ANGELES — Officials say for the first time during a 17-year study of mountain lion populations, one of the big cats has been documented crossing Interstate 405 in Los Angeles. The National Park Service said Thursday that P-61 navigated the massive freew...
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Amid Urgent Climate Warnings, EPA Gives Coal a Reprieve

WASHINGTON — Amid scientists' increasingly urgent warnings, the Trump administration ordered a sweeping about-face Wednesday on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants in a move it predicted would revitalize Am...
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Meow Hear This: Study Says Cats React to Sound of Their Name

NEW YORK — Hey Kitty! Yes, you. A new study suggests household cats can respond to the sound of their own names. In four experiments with 16 to 34 animals, each cat heard a recording of its owner's voice, or another person's voice, that slowly recited a lis...
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Have You Seen the Snowman Floating in Outer Space?

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The space snowman visited by NASA on New Year's Day is pitted all over and has a bright "collar" between its two fused spheres. These are the newest details to emerge about Ultima Thule, the most distant object ever explored. A clo...