- IS video shows troops' deaths in Syria archaeological site Updated: Jul-04-15 4:55 pm
BEIRUT - A video has been posted online purporting to show Islamic State fighters killing some 25 Syrian government soldiers in the historic town of Palmyra in central Syria.
- Maine using online tool to try to stamp out invasive plants Updated: Jul-04-15 3:34 pm
YARMOUTH, Maine - Maine is turning to crowdsourcing to chronicle the invasive plants that plague some of its natural areas.
- Idaho boat inspections designed to spot invasive mussels Updated: Jul-04-15 2:34 pm
TWIN FALLS, Idaho - State agricultural officials have opened inspection stations along Idaho's borders for the summer to catch invasive mussels found on incoming boats.
- Kilauea Volcano lava lake level drops Updated: Jul-04-15 1:40 pm
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii - The level of the lava lake atop Kilauea Volcano has dropped.
- Nashville student turns mom's death into passion to lead Updated: Jul-04-15 12:01 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - When Treasure West was eight years old, her mother died of a drug overdose. At the same time, her father was in jail.
- Teachers still sought in home economics field Updated: Jul-04-15 10:37 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - Forty years ago, when Cheryl Tschetter started teaching at what was then McMillan Junior High, boys were for the first time allowed to take home economics and girls could enroll in shop class.
- Solar plane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight Updated: Jul-03-15 6:07 pm
KAPOLEI, Hawaii - A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.
- Washington woman's measles death is first in US since 2003 Updated: Jul-03-15 5:13 pm
SEATTLE - A woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune system, a local health official told a TV station.
- Friends, family call off searches for missing US sailor Updated: Jul-03-15 2:51 pm
NAPLES, Florida - Trevor Moore's friends and family have called off their own searches for the missing U.S. Olympic sailor.
- Judge to hear request to halt ocean blasting research plan Updated: Jul-03-15 1:01 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - A federal judge will hear arguments this month by fishing groups who want him to shut down a research project that involves blasting the ocean floor off the coast of New Jersey with sound waves.
- Ex-drug lab chemist may have tainted thousands of cases Updated: Jul-03-15 11:55 am
BOSTON - A former chemist at a Massachusetts drug lab convicted of stealing drugs to feed her addictions may have tainted as many as 10,000 criminal prosecutions, not just a few dozen as first thought, according to newly released court documents.
- Human remains found at Indiana quarry may be 2,000 years old Updated: Jul-03-15 9:43 am
LOWELL, Indiana - Authorities say human remains found at the site of a proposed northwestern Indiana stone quarry may be up to about 2,000 years old.
- Russian supply ship launched to International Space Station Updated: Jul-03-15 1:42 am
MOSCOW - A Russian booster rocket on Friday successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two previous supply missions.
- Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming Updated: Jul-02-15 8:28 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don't reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report filed Thursday said.
- Gene therapy for cystic fibrosis promising for some patients Updated: Jul-02-15 6:55 pm
LONDON - Doctors who gave children with cystic fibrosis a replacement copy of a defective gene say it appeared to slow the expected decline of some patients' lungs, but called the results "modest" and say there must be major improvements before offering the treatment more widely.
- Washington students seem to find new tests more challenging Updated: Jul-02-15 6:54 pm
SEATTLE - Preliminary results in Washington state from the new tests based on the Common Core learning standards show students are finding the new exams more challenging than the old state tests.
- Yellowstone loses radio frequencies used to track wildlife Updated: Jul-02-15 6:02 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Researchers at Yellowstone National Park have lost their license for a set of radio frequencies used to track more than 100 radio-collared wolves and elk.
- Heaven scent: Finding may help restore fragrance to roses Updated: Jul-02-15 2:16 pm
NEW YORK - Shakespeare said a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. In fact, many kinds of roses today have little fragrance. But a new discovery might change that.
- 'Shark Week' returns for 28th year with first Cuban visit Updated: Jul-02-15 1:56 pm
LOS ANGELES - Sharks are serious business this summer, with "Sharknado"-style flippancy a barely heard echo following grisly attacks on beachgoers off the Florida, California and North and South Carolina coasts.
- Northern New England states fight, track invasive bugs Updated: Jul-02-15 12:52 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Ever vigilant, researchers in Northern New England have added more tools to help them track the spread of an invasive beetle that has destroyed millions of ash trees.
- 2 Nevada teachers honored by President Obama Updated: Jul-02-15 11:47 am
RENO, Nevada - Two northern Nevada teachers have been honored by President Obama for helping students succeed in the fields of math and science.
- Researchers receive $500K grant to study bat fungus Updated: Jul-02-15 10:59 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island researchers have been given a $500,000 federal grant to investigate a fungus killing bats.
- Indiana biologist spots bird usually found in South America Updated: Jul-02-15 8:04 am
LOOGOOTEE, Indiana - A bird biologist says she spotted a bird in southern Indiana that's usually found thousands of miles away in South America.
- More antelope licenses to be issued in South Dakota for 2015 Updated: Jul-02-15 7:52 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota wildlife officials will make available more antelope hunting licenses this year than in 2014, after the animal's population stabilized following several years of drop-off.
- Manhattan new home to animal tooth lab Updated: Jul-02-15 5:06 am
MANHATTAN, Montana - There's a good chance that hundreds of bears, elk, caribou, raccoons and other animals are running around in the wild missing a tooth.