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  • Climate change activists 'flood' Wall Street (+video)

    As a part of Climate Week events, hundreds of demonstrators gathered in lower Manhattan's financial district to warn that climate change is destroying Earth. The organizers of #FloodWallStreet said the sit-in aimed to disrupt business in the financial district by targeting 'corporate polluters and those profiting from the fossil fuel industry.'

  • New Zealand colossal squid: Rare, close-up look (+video)

    New Zealand colossal squid sometimes inhabit the world of fiction and imagination, but have rarely been seen in daylight. That changed Tuesday when scientists in New Zealand got a long-anticipated chance to thaw out a colossal squid and inspect it.

  • Russian gas to Poland drops mysteriously by almost a quarter

    Russian gas deliveries to Poland were down 24 percent this week, Poland's gas monopoly said Wednesday. It remains unclear as to why Russian gas supplies to Poland were nearly a quarter lower than normal, and the drop is having knock-on effects in Ukraine.

  • I-15 washout: Floods close busy highway stretch (+video)

    Drivers were told to avoid an Interstate 15 (I-15) washout in southern Nevada Wednesday, after the busy highway crumbled from intense flash floods. The I-15 washout could close the highway stretch near Moapa for several days, officials said.   

  • Byron Bay shark attack: Rescue attempt fails

    A Byron Bay shark attack in eastern Australia caused one fatality despite a beachgoer's brave rescue attempt, police said. A lawyer on vacation said he saw the Byron Bay shark attack victim and swam out to try to rescue him.

September 22, 2014

Photos of the day 09/22

Wearing ghilli suits, members of Iran's army march just outside Tehran, Iran, during an annual military parade marking the 34th anniversary of start of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war.

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  • Albino cobra: Snake in Thousand Oaks captured

    An albino cobra on the loose in Thousand Oaks, Calif., has been captured, officials said Thursday. The albino cobra had been on the loose in Thousand Oaks since at least Monday evening.  

  • Jail goats: How one jail mows the lawn

    A jail in Tulsa, Okla. is using two donated goats – named Scooby and Scrappy – to clear grass and weeds in the jail's atrium. Inmates are not allowed contact with the jail goats. 

  • Kayakers survive great white shark attack

    Two Massachusetts kayakers survived a great white shark attack Wednesday while out taking pictures of seals. Officials are still searching for the great white shark that attacked the kayakers.

  • Albino cobra 'probably freaking out,' says official (+video)

    An albino cobra on the loose in Southern California has officials warning parents to watch their children and keep them away from dark holes. The albino cobra has been loose since at least Monday evening, when it bit a dog.

  • PG&E gets $1.4 billion fine for gas pipeline explosion

    PG&E should pay a $1.4 billion penalty for a deadly 2010 gas pipeline explosion, according to a ruling from California regulatory judges Tuesday. PG&E, the state's largest utility, said in a statement it fully accepts that a penalty is appropriate. 

  • Threatened coral: Climate change puts 20 types at risk

    Climate change is one reason the US government is putting 20 species of threatened coral on a list of threatened species. The threatened coral are vital to the health of marine ecosystems, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

  • How climate change could ruin your Hawaii vacation

    Climate change may just threaten your dream trip to Hawaii. A new report from the University of Hawaii says the state's tourism industry must start preparing for the effects of climate change.

  • UN climate change report warns of 'irreversible' impacts

    A draft UN climate change report finds that global warming could be irreversible, painting a harsh warning of what's causing global warming and what it will do to humans and the environment. It also offers ways to curb climate change. 

  • Bear rescue: Man drives an hour to save injured cub

    An Arizona man drove 80 miles to rescue an injured bear cub and bring it to a wildlife conservation center. It is unkown if the injured bear cub will be released into the wild.

  • California earthquakes may pose threat to nuclear plant, expert says

    California earthquakes may pose a safety risk to the state's last operating nuclear plant, a senior federal nuclear expert says in a report obtained by the Associated Press. The report says no one knows whether the facility's equipment can withstand California earthquakes.