- EPA plans temporary pesticide restrictions while bees feed Updated: May-28-15 12:04 am
WASHINGTON - If honeybees are busy pollinating large, blooming croplands, farmers wanting to spray toxic pesticides will soon have to buzz off, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing.
- Budget panel authorizes borrowing for building projects Updated: May-27-15 8:41 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Legislature's finance committee has authorized borrowing tens of millions of dollars for building projects around the state.
- Wyoming officials blast proposed EPA water regulations Updated: May-27-15 7:22 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming officials say they're disappointed with water quality regulations the federal government released Wednesday that would extend federal authority over smaller waterways such as tributaries and wetlands.
- US high court: California county drug disposal law stands Updated: May-27-15 6:35 pm
OAKLAND, California - The U.S. Supreme Court is letting a Northern California county's drug disposal law stand, paving the way for similar ordinances elsewhere.
- Lawyer: Confinement of chimps for research akin to slavery Updated: May-27-15 6:31 pm
NEW YORK - A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday that their confinement for research purposes is akin to slavery, the involuntary detention of people with mental illnesses and imprisonment.
- Officials break ground on federal bioscience lab in Kansas Updated: May-27-15 6:13 pm
MANHATTAN, Kansas - A $1.25 billion animal research facility in Kansas will fill a vital role in protecting the nation's food supply while also providing a boost to the state's economy, federal officials said Wednesday at a groundbreaking ceremony for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility.
- Study reveals flaws in gene testing; results often conflict Updated: May-27-15 5:09 pm
The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws that result in some people wrongly advised to worry about a disease risk and others wrongly told they can relax.
- Climate of change: The Catholic church's dance with science Updated: May-27-15 3:09 pm
From Galileo to genetics, the Roman Catholic Church has danced with science, sometimes in a high-tension tango but more often in a supportive waltz. Pope Francis is about to introduce a new twist: global warming.
- Sheriff: Car that carried teens into river has been found Updated: May-27-15 3:00 pm
NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska - Lincoln County Sheriff Jerome Kramer said a diver has reached a car that carried two teenagers into the rushing waters of the South Platte River in western Nebraska.
- Whale washes ashore in 12th recent death in California Updated: May-27-15 1:50 pm
POINT REYES STATION, California - Another dead whale washed ashore in Northern California, the 12th carcass that has appeared in the past few months and marks a higher-than-normal number of deaths but not a record.
- Study: Ethiopian fossils indicate new forerunner of humans Updated: May-27-15 1:38 pm
NEW YORK - A fossil find adds another twig to the human evolutionary tree, giving further evidence that the well-known "Lucy" species had company in what is now Ethiopia, a new study says.
- Madison college students create algae-removal system Updated: May-27-15 12:38 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - A system that clears up surface-level algae by slurping it away and depositing it into a dumpster will make its debut this summer in Madison lakes.
- Third grade field trip canceled after legal threats Updated: May-27-15 11:57 am
GLENDIVE, Montana - Third-graders in eastern Montana were unable to go on a field trip to a local creationist museum after an advocacy group called the event a violation of the constitutional separation of church and state.
- Oklahoma State University gets $8M donation for new building Updated: May-27-15 6:26 am
TULSA, Oklahoma - The A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Foundation has donated $8 million for the construction of a new academic building at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa.
- Hawaii governor: Telescope can continue, but changes needed Updated: May-27-15 3:14 am
HONOLULU - A project to build a giant telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea has the right to move forward, but Hawaii has failed the mountain in many ways, Gov. David Ige said Tuesday.
- AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT Updated: May-26-15 11:06 pm
The Latest on weather: Third body pulled from swollen Blanco River; Texas death toll now 13
- Detroit Zoo sends snails back to Tahiti to restore species Updated: May-26-15 8:26 pm
ROYAL OAK, Michigan - One hundred endangered snails are on their way to Tahiti to restore a species that became extinct in the wild, the Detroit Zoo said Tuesday.
- Physicist's Nobel Prize up for auction; $325,000 minimum bid Updated: May-26-15 6:38 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A retired experimental physicist has put up his 1988 Nobel Prize for auction, and the minimum bid is $325,000.
- Discovery shows mammoths in Channel Islands much earlier Updated: May-26-15 5:23 pm
LOS ANGELES - The U.S. Geological Survey says a fossil discovery shows mammoths reached the Channel Islands off Southern California much earlier than was previously known.
- Congress members back bills to phase out plastic microbeads Updated: May-26-15 3:01 pm
DETROIT - Two Michigan lawmakers say they and other members of Congress are sponsoring bipartisan legislation to protect the Great Lakes from the damaging effects of plastic microbeads found in some soaps and personal care products.
- 2 killed in crash with state trooper pursuing vehicle Updated: May-26-15 2:21 pm
LURAY, Virginia - A man and wife were killed in a crash with a state trooper who was pursuing a speeding vehicle in Page County, authorities said.
- Park Service doesn't always profit from sale of public bison Updated: May-26-15 2:17 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - Last fall, hundreds of publicly owned bison went to private owners, but there wasn't always an exchange of money.
- Study peeks into healthy brains to hunt Alzheimer's culprit Updated: May-26-15 1:26 pm
WASHINGTON - Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.
- How effective are virtual schools? US study seeks answers Updated: May-26-15 4:06 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - The U.S. Department of Education is funding a $1.6 million, three-year study of the effectiveness of virtual schooling in Florida, one place where online learning is fast growing.
- Astronaut from Tennessee being inducted into Hall of Fame Updated: May-26-15 4:05 am
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - An alumna of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine is being inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame this week.