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In this 2011 photo, Edgar Mitchell holds up the “rational hand control” that he used to help land the Apollo 14 Lunar Module “Antares” on the moon in February of 1971. Mitchell explained that NASA allowed him and all of the astronauts of his day to keep mementos from their trips into space. Yet, after choosing to sell a lunar camera that was aboard the Apollo 14 moon mission, he was sued by NASA. (Damon Higgins/The Palm Beach Post)

Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell dies at 85

Astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, who was part of the Apollo 14 space crew that flew to the moon in 1971, died late Thursday in West Palm Beach, according to his family. Mitchell, 85, lived in suburban Lake Worth and died at a local hospice at about 10 p.m. Thursday, his ...

In this Feb. 1, 2016 photo, Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that were genetically modified to produce offspring that don’t live are trapped inside a container before being released into the wild by a technician from the British biotec company Oxitec, in Piracicaba, Brazil, as part of an effort to kill the local Aedes population, a vector for the Zika virus. “This mosquito really is a bear to deal with,” said Thomas Scott, professor of entomology and epidemiology at the University of California, Davis. “It’s almost like a cockroach of the mosquito world.” (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

CDC: Expect to see more Zika cases in U.S.

The United States will see an increasing number of travel-related cases of the Zika virus, as the epidemic that is ravaging Brazil continues to spread, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. Among them will likely be pregnant women, the population most vulnerable to the ...

File photo of a baby sea turtle.

Study: Mood lighting helping to save endangered sea turtles

The key to helping the endangered sea turtle population in Florida may be the right lighting. >> Read more trending stories   In a new study by University of Central Florida biology professor John Weishampel, he found that bright lights “can deter a female from returning to her nesting site,” ...

BUMPER CROP--In this Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 photo, Duane Cook drives a combine through a corn field owned by Dave Heiderscheit in rural Balltown, Iowa. Farmers in the U.S. are expected to bring in 13.56 billion bushels of corn, about 1 percent lower than the September estimate but still the third largest crop on record. Record per-acre corn yields are expected in 11 states — including Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin. (Dave Kettering/Telegraph Herald via AP)

Think Iowa is all cornfields and caucuses? Think again.

When Newsy asked an Iowa resident how many overalls he owned, the answer was surprising. "Rough estimate would be zero," the local man responded. >> Read more trending stories   So, it turns out not all Iowans are farmers — just many of the ones you see interviewed on TV. In ...

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Man chokes to death while eating birthday dinner

A man celebrating his 57th birthday at Ted’s Montana Grill in Estero, Florida died after choking on a bison steak. >> Read more trending stories   Christopher Russ went with his landlord and her father to the restaurant looking for a steak dinner, the News-Press reports. Francine Ryan, Russ’ landlord, ...

Remains of Korean War vet returned to NC 35 years later

A Korean War soldier's remains have been sent back to his home state of North Carolina 65 years after he was killed in action. The plane carrying the remains of Army Cpl. Charles Ivey landed Tuesday at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. His coffin was greeted by his only remaining family, a ...

2nd spending extension almost certain in NC budget impasse

North Carolina House and Senate Republican leaders continued talks Monday on creating a state budget, but the reality has sunk in — they'll have to pass another temporary spending measure to keep government operating. Leaders from both chambers confirmed a "continuing resolution" must be approved before they go home this ...

This photo, taken by KVUE News reporter Tina Shively, shows a cobra that was found dead in North Austin early Friday morning.

Austin snake attack: 5 things to know about monocled cobras

Ever since police found Grant James Thompson unresponsive in a North Austin parking lot from an apparent snake bite on Tuesday, what remained missing was the prime suspect: a monocled cobra. Authorities said the 18-year-old man, who worked at a pet store, had suffered cardiac arrest before he was pronounced ...

NC Senate spends less than House, proposes big changes

The Senate's version of the North Carolina budget announced Monday spends less on operating government than the House proposal does, and proposes more significant policy changes to health care, taxes and education. Republicans in charge of the chamber rolled out most of a plan that, all together, would spend nearly ...

Firefighters too big, but girl just right to rescue kitten

Firefighters were too big to rescue a tiny kitten from a central Pennsylvania storm drain but a 6-year-old girl's size proved to be just right.   Lancaster Township firefighters responded when the girl, Janeysha Cruz, and her friends, saw the trapped kitten Tuesday afternoon.    FREE APPS | NOW | ...

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