California Drug Suspect in Custody After 30 Years on the Lam by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

U.S. officials say the leader of a California drug smuggling ring in the 1980s who was on the run for almost 30 years was brought from Australia to face charges.

Published: August 31, 2017 at 07:39PM

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In Myanmar, an Alliance Between River Dolphins and Fishermen Is at Stake by DOUG CLARK


By DOUG CLARK

On the Irrawaddy River, dolphins help fishermen herd fish into nets, but overfishing, pollution and a lack of interest among the young threaten that relationship.

Published: August 31, 2017 at 12:15PM

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Lunar View, Solar Eclipse

Orbiting above the lunar nearside on August 21, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter turned to look back on a bright, Full Earth. As anticipated its Narrow Angle Camera scanned this sharp view of our fair planet, catching the shadow of the Moon racing along a path across the United States at about 1,500 miles per hour. In fact, the dark lunar shadow is centered over Hopkinsville, Kentucky at 1:25:30 Central Daylight Time. From there, the New Moon blocked the Sun high in clear skies for about 2 minutes and 40 seconds in a total solar eclipse. via NASA http://ift.tt/2wHTJRS