• Millions of GMO insects could be set loose in Florida Keys

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have insects with modified DNA come so close to being set loose in a...

  • Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have insects with modified DNA come so close to being set loose in a...

  • Nevada governor seeks to expand autism care program

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Plans seeking more money for education and wholesale changes to the tax code are certain to spark debate in Nevada this session, but they weren't the only dramatic shifts Gov. Brian Sandoval called for in his State of the State address. The Republican governor...

  • Teachers would get more training on suicide under bill

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bipartisan group of New Jersey lawmakers is pushing legislation that would require public school teachers receive more suicide prevention education. An Assembly committee approved the measure late last year while Republican state Sen. Diane Allen introduced a...

  • Lawmakers to mull child abuse, disease outbreaks and roads

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Lawmakers this week will consider measures to join states calling for a constitutional convention to require a balanced federal budget, make child abuse allegations clearer and strengthen the state's ability to react to deadly disease outbreaks. This is the third...

  • USD offering camp for students interested in health care

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — High school students interested in pursuing health care careers can now sign up for a health-care themed summer camp at the University of South Dakota. Registration for the university's 9th annual HealthCare Careers Summer Camp is now open to students who will...

  • Ga. inmate who's come close to death 3 times to die Tuesday

    Updated: 23 min ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia death row inmate who has come within hours of execution three times is once again scheduled to die this week. Warren Lee Hill, 54, who was sentenced to death in August 1991, was first scheduled to die two and a half years ago. Challenges filed by his lawyers...

  • Nebraska could require carbon monoxide detectors in homes

    Updated: 54 min ago

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An increase in carbon monoxide poisoning calls last year could prompt Nebraska lawmakers to require alarms in houses and apartments. A bill set for a legislative hearing this week would add Nebraska to a growing list of states that require the devices in addition...

  • New $2.5M veterinary lab to be constructed on UNH campus

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is getting a new home on the University of New Hampshire campus. The lab assists the state commissioner of agriculture and the state veterinarian in their efforts to monitor and control important animal diseases....

  • WHO mulls reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization is debating how to reform itself after botching the response to the Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives. On Sunday, WHO's executive board planned to discuss proposals that could radically transform...

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