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Appalachia grasps for hope as coal loses its grip
WELCH, W.Va. (AP) -- The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury's mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. They enter on carts nearly flat on their backs, the roof of the mine coursing by just a few inches in front of their faces. They don't stand up all day.... 12/1/2015 9:36 AM

More prospective jurors questioned for Freddie Gray trial
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A second set of 75 prospective jurors was due to be questioned in a Baltimore court for the first trial of a city police officer stemming from Freddie Gray's death.... 12/1/2015 8:33 AM

AP News Guide: Summit opens debate on ethics of gene editing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Designer babies or an end to intractable illnesses: A revolutionary technology is letting scientists learn to rewrite the genetic code, aiming to alter DNA in ways that, among other things, could erase disease-causing genes.... 11/30/2015 9:40 PM

U of Chicago threat came amid tension over police shooting
CHICAGO (AP) -- The University of Chicago may have felt it had no choice but to take the extreme step of closing for an entire day after an online threat against whites on campus that authorities say was motived by the police shooting of a black teenager, security experts said.... 12/1/2015 7:20 AM

A proposed luxury resort where eagles soar stirs anger
WARSAW, Va. (AP) -- Twice a year, bald eagles from as far north as Canada and as far south as Florida flock by the thousands to a stretch of the Rappahannock River in Virginia for an all-you-can-eat buffet. They perch in trees atop pale cliffs rising along this river to the Chesapeake Bay and dive bomb the waters for shad, catfish, stripers and even waterfowl.... 12/1/2015 9:13 AM

Monsanto pledges to be carbon neutral by 2021
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Monsanto Co. plans to make its operations carbon neutral by 2021, in part by working with farmers who use its products to help them reduce carbon emissions, the company's CEO told The Associated Press.... 12/1/2015 9:45 AM

Obama urges lower tensions between Russia, Turkey
PARIS (AP) -- President Barack Obama is calling for a reduction in tensions between Turkey and Russia following Turkey's shoot-down of a Russian warplane.... 12/1/2015 9:49 AM

Scientists debate boundaries, ethics of human gene editing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rewriting your DNA is getting closer to reality: A revolutionary technology is opening new frontiers for genetic engineering - a promise of cures for intractable diseases along with anxiety about designer babies.... 12/1/2015 8:21 AM

Grand Canyon looks for new ways to manage backcountry
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Millions of people visit the Grand Canyon each year, taking in the sweeping views from developed areas along the rim, grabbing a bite to eat and hopping on a shuttle bus to other outlooks. Far fewer people venture into the 1.1 million acres that make up the backcountry.... 12/1/2015 8:21 AM

RV industry completes turnaround after stalling in recession
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- After a long, bumpy ride, production of RVs has just about returned to where it was before the Great Recession put sales in the slow lane.... 12/1/2015 8:47 AM

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