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  • new storyParents of Newtown victim honored for brain-health advocacy 
    Updated: May-06-16 3:07 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Since their daughter was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel have created a foundation in her honor, funded research to help understand the underpinnings of violence and spoken on brain health around the country.

  • new storySpaceX lands rocket at sea 2nd time after satellite launch story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-06-16 3:00 pm

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - For the second month in a row, the aerospace upstart SpaceX landed a rocket on an ocean platform early Friday, this time following the successful launch of a Japanese communications satellite.

  • new storyRare whale calf found dead; boat strike could be responsible 
    Updated: May-06-16 2:49 pm

    BOSTON - A rare North Atlantic right whale calf found dead off Cape Cod had injuries consistent with being hit by a boat or ship, but a necropsy is being conducted to pin down the exact cause of death, authorities said Friday.

  • Wildlife officials to track trout in Upper Klamath Lake 
    Updated: May-06-16 1:41 pm

    KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon - Oregon wildlife officials are stitching radio transmitters to redband trout in Upper Klamath Lake in order to help inform watershed restoration.

  • Penguin that wore a wetsuit and starred in kid's book dies 
    Updated: May-06-16 1:24 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - A San Francisco penguin that once sported a wetsuit after losing his feathers and who starred in a children's book has died at the age of 33, officials said this week.

  • Clemson receives almost $11M to research infectious diseases 
    Updated: May-06-16 12:34 pm

    CLEMSON, South Carolina - Clemson University has received an $11 million grant that will allow scientists to conduct research on organisms that cause infectious diseases including amoebic dysentery, African sleeping sickness and fungal meningitis.

  • Fanciful 'Boaty McBoatface' passed over for vessel name 
    Updated: May-06-16 7:21 am

    LONDON - Boaty McBoatface had captured the public's fancy but British officials said Friday the country's newest polar research vessel will be christened Sir David Attenborough, in honor of the prominent naturalist and broadcaster.

  • Hampden DA promises review of cases involving ex-chemist 
    Updated: May-06-16 6:39 am

    SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts - The Hampden County District Attorney has promised a "thorough and objective review" of all cases involving a former chemist who was high almost every day she went to work at an Amherst drug lab for eight years.

  • Spain reports 1st case of Zika-linked microcephaly 
    Updated: May-06-16 4:27 am

    MADRID - Health authorities say they've identified the first case in Spain of the birth defect microcephaly in the fetus of a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus.

  • Small explosion detected at Cleveland Volcano 
    Updated: May-06-16 12:44 am

    CHUGINADAK ISLAND, Alaska - Scientists have detected a small explosion at the Cleveland Volcano on Thursday night.

  • Cayman Islands to deploy genetically modified mosquitoes story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 6:32 pm

    MIAMI - British biotech company Oxitec and the Cayman Islands government announced plans Thursday to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the fight against a species that spreads Zika and other diseases.

  • Foreign investors in fizzled development are at wit's end story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 4:50 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Foreigners who had been banking on their investments in a biomedical research facility and a hotel and rental cottage project in Vermont to get green cards are scrambling to find a backup now that the project's developers are accused of misusing hundreds of millions of dollars in what investigators called a "massive eight-year fraud scheme."

  • Panama reports 4 cases of Zika-related microcephaly story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 4:12 pm

    PANAMA CITY - Health authorities in Panama said Thursday that they have identified four cases of the birth defect microcephaly linked to the Zika virus.

  • Magnitude 3.8 quake extends swarm along Arizona-Nevada line 
    Updated: May-05-16 3:05 pm

    A swarm of dozens of mostly small earthquakes in a sparsely populated area of northwestern Arizona has continued with the strongest quake recorded so far.

  • Exxon and FuelCell to study capturing carbon emissions 
    Updated: May-05-16 2:47 pm

    DALLAS - Exxon Mobil and FuelCell Energy say that they will jointly work on technology to reduce the cost of capturing carbon emissions from power plants.

  • Study: Tree disease might be unstoppable in California 
    Updated: May-05-16 2:21 pm

    DAVIS, California - An epidemic of the tree disease "sudden oak death" has surged beyond control in California, a new study shows.

  • Mercury a black speck as it makes rare transit of sun Monday story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 12:29 pm

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - Earthlings are in for a treat Monday as Mercury makes a relatively rare transit of the sun.

  • Correction: Louisiana Chimps Moving story 
    Updated: May-05-16 12:08 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - In a story May 3 about chimpanzees, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on information from the organization Project Chimps, that a university laboratory in Louisiana was the first non-federal lab to agree to move all of its chimpanzees to sanctuary. The nonprofit organization said later the New Iberia Research Center was one of the first non-federal programs to release its entire population of research chimps.

  • Big horn sheep spotted in Silver City 
    Updated: May-05-16 11:52 am

    SILVER CITY, New Mexico - Residents of Silver City have spotted big horn sheep in the area, a rare event for the southern New Mexico city.

  • Maine might boost number of deer hunting permits 
    Updated: May-05-16 11:03 am

    AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine wildlife biologists say the state's deer herd can stand more hunting pressure in the wake of a mild winter and recent permit cutbacks.

  • Notre Dame to host rare Vatican Library artifacts May 8-22 
    Updated: May-04-16 10:52 pm

    SOUTH BEND, Indiana - The University of Notre Dame will host an exhibition of manuscripts, printed books, maps and drawings from the Vatican Library beginning Sunday.

  • Group seeks to halt US exports of fur from bobcats, wolves story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 7:50 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - Wildlife advocates on Wednesday said they will seek a court order halting a United States government program that allows tens of thousands of pelts from bobcats and a small number of gray wolves to be exported annually for sale on the international fur market.

  • Agency: Eagle hit Alaska plane before crash that killed 4 
    Updated: May-04-16 7:46 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A small airplane hit a bald eagle before it crashed and burst into flames just north of Anchorage last month, killing all four people on board, authorities said Wednesday.

  • Researchers say they're closing in on Captain Cook's ship story has photos
    Updated: May-04-16 5:29 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Researchers say they believe the ship that 18th century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world is still submerged somewhere in Rhode Island's Newport Harbor, but it'll take a lot of work and money to identify it.

  • Lawsuit targets St. Louis-area school desegregation plan 
    Updated: May-04-16 4:30 pm

    ST. LOUIS - A mother from suburban St. Louis alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that her 9-year-old son is prohibited from transferring to a city charter school because he is black.