Obama administration sets stricter smog standard
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, making good on one of President Barack Obama's original campaign promises while setting up a fresh confrontation with Republicans and the energy industry....
Helium: It gives NYC's Thanksgiving parade a lift
NEW YORK (AP) -- It'll never rank up there with turkey and pumpkin pie, but for millions of Americans the Thanksgiving experience just wouldn't be the same without ... helium....
Space station's 3-D printer pops out 1st creation
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The first 3-D printer in space has popped out its first creation....
Dutch seek to harness energy from salt water mix
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Dutch researchers are seeking to add a new, largely untapped renewable energy source to the world's energy mix with the opening of a "Blue Energy" test facility on Wednesday....
Doctor behind 'free radical' aging theory dies
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Dr. Denham Harman, a renowned scientist who developed a prominent theory on aging that's now used to study cancer, Alzheimer's disease and other illnesses, has died in Nebraska at age 98....
Crew docks at International Space Station
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) -- A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy docked Monday with the International Space Station, less than six hours after launching from Russia's manned space facility in Kazakhstan....
Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon....
Nobel Prize for DNA discovery going to auction
NEW YORK (AP) -- The 1962 Nobel Prize James Watson won for his role in the discovery of the structure of DNA is going on the auction block....
Conservationists sue over federal coal program
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Conservation groups sued the government Tuesday to force officials to undertake their first broad review of the federal coal-leasing program in decades and consider how burning the fuel contributes to climate change....
New Mexico spaceport sets sights on new customers
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The scramble to get everything ready for the launch of the world's first commercial flights from Spaceport America came to a screeching halt nearly a month ago when Virgin Galactic's spaceship broke up over the California desert during a test flight....
A St Louis County grand jury has decided not to bring criminal charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen in August touched off weeks of sometimes violent protests. The officer claims Michael Brown struggled with Wilson inside his police car then reached for the officer's weapon. Some witnesses say Wilson killed Brown as he raised his hands in surrender.
Is President Obama's immigration plan based on prosecutorial discretion or Presidential overreach?