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Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches

The number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline -- possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England's lobster fishery, scientists say.

'Wicked' composer, others fight sheet music piracy

By now, some young musical theater fans have received an email from Stephen Schwartz asking them to stop illegally downloading sheet music from any of his shows. Or anyone's show, for that matter.

Correction: Biofuels-Global Warming story

In a story April 20 about new research showing biofuels made with corn leftovers are worse for global warming than gasoline in the short term, The Associated Press erroneously reported that cellulosic biofuels that failed to release 60 percent less carbon than gasoline wouldn't earn a $1 per gallon subsidy. That tax subsidy expired on Dec. 31, 2013.

Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

Federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record -- except in the United States.

Solid gains for stocks...Job prospects brightening for grads...Justices weigh copyrights and clouds

The stock market appears headed for its sixth gain in a row as more U.S. companies report solid earnings. The Standard & Poor's 500 is up about 12 points in afternoon trading, while the Dow is up 100 and the Nasdaq composite has gained 45.

Aereo CEO speaks on company, Supreme Court case

Television broadcasters face off at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday with Aereo, a company that offers live TV over the Internet. The case hinges on whether the service constitutes a public performance in violation of copyright law.

Bloomberg invests $5M in solar-powered lamp

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation on Tuesday announced a $5 million investment in an artsy-looking solar-powered lamp designed for use in off-grid populations in Africa.

Coulson denies hearing hacked Daniel Craig message

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson on Tuesday denied a claim that he listened to a hacked voicemail left by actress Sienna Miller for James Bond star Daniel Craig.

AT&T joins crowded field with online video plans

AT&T and an investment firm run by former News Corp. executive Peter Chernin have formed an online video venture that could rival Netflix and Hulu.

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