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The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

Amalfi Coast

Developers destroy ancient Peru pyramid

<b>Authorities in Peru say an ancient pyramid at the oldest archaeological site near the capital, Lima, has been destroyed.</b><p>They are pressing criminal charges against two real-estate companies blamed for tearing down the structure, which was 6m (20-ft) high.<p>An archaeologist said those responsible had …

Archaeology

IRS spending report: Luxury

The hits keep coming for the IRS.<p>While it grapples with the fallout from the tea party targeting scandal, it’s facing new charges of wasteful spending.<p>A watchdog report released Tuesday includes potentially embarrassing examples of spending at conferences, including $17,000 paid to a keynote …

Cicada bugfest closes in on the East Coast's cities: How loud will it get?

Hordes of winged cicadas are coming out and turning up the music for their biggest party in 17 years, stretching from North Carolina through Virginia to New York — but experts aren't yet sure just how big the party will get.<p>Billions of the bugs are climbing out from the ground as the spring weather …

Associated Press News

US could see seven to 11 hurricanes in 'active' season

<b>US weather forecasters have predicted an unusually active Atlantic hurricane season of seven to 11 hurricanes.</b><p>There is a 70% chance 13-20 named storms will form, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.<p>This is above the average of 12 named storms, including six hurricanes, in the …

Weather

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The Best New Architecture

Design’s Big Night<p>From ‘snow architecture’ in Austria to a Chinese theater that resembles a butterfly, see recipients of the 2013 Architizer A+ …

Impossible Choice Faces America's First 'Climate Refugees'

Climate change is a stark reality in America's northernmost state. Nearly 90 percent of native Alaskan villages are on the coast, where dramatic erosion and floods have become a part of daily life.<p>Perched on the Ninglick River on the west coast of the state, the tiny town of Newtok may be the …

Crime at sea: The world's most pirate-infested waters

Like the Caribbean of old, the waters near Somalia used to be the most heavily pirated in the world. Now there's a new king of the pirates that's quickly become a headache for governments, shipping companies, cruise lines, energy firms, global conglomerates and—perhaps most immediately—for sailors …

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