The Associated Press Feed http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/contributor_content/6957 en 'Blob' may be to blame: Massive toxic algae blooms forcing seafood bans http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/news/environment/blob-may-be-blame-massive-toxic-algae-blooms-forcing-seafood-bans Marine detectives already have a suspect: a large patch of water running as much as 3C degrees warmer than normal in the northeast Pacific Ocean, nicknamed "the blob." <p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/news/environment/blob-may-be-blame-massive-toxic-algae-blooms-forcing-seafood-bans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Climate Change environment Global warming ocean seafood water quality Wed, 05 Aug 2015 19:33:00 +0000 The Associated Press 21630 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Gregor Robertson joins global group of mayors at Vatican to talk climate change http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/%5Btermalias-raw%5D/gregor-robertson-joins-global-group-mayors-vatican-talk-climate-change Environmentally-progressive mayors at Vatican meeting call on their national leaders to step up at upcoming Paris summit.<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/%5Btermalias-raw%5D/gregor-robertson-joins-global-group-mayors-vatican-talk-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 22:09:00 +0000 The Associated Press 21557 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Families of 4 Blackwater contractors killed in Fallujah in 2004 reach settlement with company http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/world/united-states/2012/01/06/families-4-blackwater-contractors-killed-fallujah-2004-reach RALEIGH, N.C. -Days after the last U.S. troops left Iraq, a federal appeals court ended a lawsuit over an episode that produced one of the more disturbing images of the war: the grisly killings of...<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/world/united-states/2012/01/06/families-4-blackwater-contractors-killed-fallujah-2004-reach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United States Blackwater Fallujah hangings Iraq war Ken Starr Tom Zovko U.S. District Judge James C. Fox U.S. in Iraq Sat, 07 Jan 2012 08:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 10286 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Huntsman objects to attack ad featuring his adopted daughters from China, India http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/world/2012/01/06/huntsman-objects-attack-ad-featuring-his-adopted-daughters-china-india Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman says Rep. Ron Paul's supporters are out of line with a web ad that uses images of Huntsman's adopted daughters from China and India to argue that he doesn... World World Chinese adoption Jon Huntsman racist political ads Ron Paul US Presidential race Sat, 07 Jan 2012 07:54:00 +0000 The Associated Press 10285 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Explosion kills 6 children, 1 man in southern Afghan province http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/world/2012/01/06/explosion-kills-6-children-1-man-southern-afghan-province KABUL, Afghanistan-Police say a bomb hidden in a trash heap has killed six children and one man in southern Afghanistan. Police spokesman Farid Ayal says the children were rummaging for scrap metal... World World Afghanistan bombs and children children's killed in war Taliban Sat, 07 Jan 2012 07:49:00 +0000 The Associated Press 10284 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Sony reports online security breach, 2,000 Sony Ericsson Canada customers hit http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/politics/news/2011/05/25/sony-reports-online-security-breach-2000-sony-ericsson-canada-customers-hit There have been no reports of damage from the security breach, discovered Tuesday, and the server has been shut down, he said. An investigation was under way, and other details were not immediately...<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/politics/news/2011/05/25/sony-reports-online-security-breach-2000-sony-ericsson-canada-customers-hit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Technology Asia breach of privacy cell phones music website privacy Sony Ericsson Sweden Wed, 25 May 2011 19:36:00 +0000 The Associated Press 7386 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Facebook effect: Social network sways online news readership as people share, 'like' items http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/money/business/2011/05/08/facebook-effect-social-network-sways-online-news-readership-people-share Facebook influences what news gets read online as people use the popular hangout to share and recommend content, study says.<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/money/business/2011/05/08/facebook-effect-social-network-sways-online-news-readership-people-share" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary News World United States Money Business Facebook Google News Mon, 09 May 2011 12:22:00 +0000 The Associated Press 7227 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Sony executives apologize for PlayStation security breach http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/money/business/2011/05/01/sony-executives-apologize-playstation-security-breach Data from 10 million credit cards believed to be involved, as well as personal information.<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/money/business/2011/05/01/sony-executives-apologize-playstation-security-breach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada News World Technology United States Asia Money Business Life Kazuo Hirai personal data PlayStation security breach Sony Sun, 01 May 2011 23:07:00 +0000 The Associated Press 7152 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop 'Calm' Mariah Carey gives birth to baby boy and girl with husband Nick Cannon by her side http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/politics/news/2011/04/30/calm-mariah-carey-gives-birth-baby-boy-and-girl-husband-nick-cannon-her Singing superstar has yet to announce the twins' names.<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/politics/news/2011/04/30/calm-mariah-carey-gives-birth-baby-boy-and-girl-husband-nick-cannon-her" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News United States Celebrities Music Culture Babies Mariah Carey Nick Cannon Sun, 01 May 2011 09:17:00 +0000 The Associated Press 7148 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Fairy tale romance: Wills weds Kate as billions watch and hope for a happy ending this time http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/politics/news/2011/04/29/fairy-tale-romance-wills-weds-kate-billions-watch-and-hope-happy-ending With a simple "I will," royal couple marry before a worldwide audience of billions.<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/politics/news/2011/04/29/fairy-tale-romance-wills-weds-kate-billions-watch-and-hope-happy-ending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News World Celebrities Europe Kate Middleton Prince William Royal Wedding Fri, 29 Apr 2011 19:24:00 +0000 The Associated Press 7126 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop