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Updated at 8:28 PM

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) " Alan Alda wants scientists to answer a question for 11-year-old children: What is energy? The actor is a visiting professor at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University on eastern Long Island. He has been posing similar vexing questions to scientists since 2011. He says it's important for scientists to be able to communicate complex concepts in simple terms. He previously has sought simple definitions of time, color...

Updated at 8:23 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): 5:20 p.m. Tim Kaine is criticizing Donald Trump's comments on the Iraqi military's efforts to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State. Kaine is...

Updated at 8:18 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) " A Las Vegas man who was allowed to use makeup to cover his neo-Nazi tattoos during his robbery trial and conviction in in August will not get to hide them during his upcoming murder trial punishable by the death penalty, a judge...

Updated at 8:14 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Officials plan to destroy a helicopter-like aircraft that made headlines when its owner flew it on to the lawn of the U.S. Capitol in 2015 as a political protest. A U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman says the craft's...

Updated at 8:14 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) " Authorities are hunting for a man suspected of killing his aunt and uncle, shooting two police officers, stealing a patrol car and carjacking other vehicles in a violent rampage in the Oklahoma City area, all while apparently...

Updated at 8:13 PM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) " South Africa's main opposition party on Monday tried to block a government plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, saying the move is illegal and that the country's top court should intervene. The...

Updated at 8:10 PM

CALAIS, France (AP) " France began the mass evacuation Monday of the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle," a mammoth project to erase the humanitarian blight on its northern border, where thousands fleeing war or poverty have lived in...

Updated at 8:08 PM

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) " An appeals court panel on Monday ruled that a federal agency acted reasonably in proposing to list a certain population of bearded seals threatened by sea ice loss. The decision by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S.

Updated at 8:06 PM

FAIRVIEW, Okla. (AP) " The third-largest earthquake in Oklahoma was likely triggered by underground disposal of wastewater from oil and natural gas production, the U.S. Geological Survey found in a report issued Monday. The magnitude 5.1...

Updated at 8:02 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That will stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days...

Updated at 7:58 PM

MIAMI (AP) " Yessica Flores is getting ultrasounds more frequently than the average pregnant woman, but there's a cruel downside accompanying the joy of seeing how much her unborn daughter grows every few weeks: fear of possible defects caused by...

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