Pharmacy head to be sentenced in deadly meningitis outbreak
BOSTON (AP) -- The co-founder of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy is set to be sentenced in a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed more than 60 people and sickened hundreds more....
New Zealand law student launches climate change court case
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- A New Zealand law student is taking the government to court in hopes of forcing it to set more ambitious climate change targets....
Flowers lovers flock to Vermont bog for wild orchids
HARTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- Each spring and summer, a Vermont bog yields a rare spectacle - hundreds of wild orchids in bloom, drawing visitors from around the country....
'Pharma Bro' defies advice to keep quiet before fraud trial
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Pharma Bro" just won't keep his mouth shut....
Eclipse chasers blaze trail to Oregon for view of a lifetime
MADRAS, Ore. (AP) -- Just before sunrise, there's typically nothing atop Round Butte but the whistle of the wind and a panoramic view of Oregon's second-highest peak glowing pink in the faint light....
Engineers use replica to pinpoint California dam repairs
LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Inside a cavernous northern Utah warehouse, hydraulic engineers send water rushing down a replica of a dam built out of wood, concrete and steel - trying to pinpoint what repairs will work best at the tallest dam in the U.S for a spillway torn apart in February during heavy rains that triggered the evacuation of 200,000 people living downstream....
SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A SpaceX rocket carried 10 communications satellites into orbit from California on Sunday, two days after the company successfully launched a satellite from Florida....
Total solar eclipse 1st in 99 years to sweep width of US
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- This August, the U.S. will experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years....
Giant sequoia move on schedule in Idaho, tree doing well
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A massive Idaho tree that grew over more than a century from a seedling sent by a noted naturalist has been uprooted and is poised to travel about two blocks Sunday to a new location....
Polish protesters demand halt to logging in primeval forest
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Hundreds marched in Warsaw on Saturday to protest widespread logging in Europe's last primeval forest, a project undertaken by Poland's conservative government....
A bill is before the state Senate which would eliminate school property taxes and replace the revenue by raising the personal income tax from 3 to roughly 5 percent, and raising the state sales tax from 6 to 7 percent while broadening the number of items subject to the tax. Similar legislation came before the Senate in November 2015 and ended in a 24-24 vote with the Lt. Gov. breaking the tie with a no vote.
Should O.J. Simpson be granted parole?