White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

Published Aug. 14 2018

Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in...

Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law

Published Aug. 9 2018

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on...

Experts question benefits of fluoride-free toothpaste

Published Aug. 7 2018

Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient - fluoride - and...


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Record heat, fires worsened by climate change, scientists say

Published Jul. 28 2018

Heat waves are setting all-time temperature records across the globe, again.

Complete lunar eclipse begins, the longest of this century

Published Jul. 27 2018

Skywatchers around much of the world have begun watching a complete lunar eclipse that is the longest of this century.

Doctors: Woman likely spread Ebola a year after infection

Published Jul. 23 2018

A Liberian woman who probably caught Ebola in 2014 may have infected three relatives a year after she first fell...

Illegal fires ignite massive Colorado blazes, spur arrests

Published Jul. 9 2018

DENVER (AP) - An illegal campfire likely ignited another destructive blaze in Colorado, an outcome authorities were trying to avoid...

Warming drives spread of toxic algae in U.S., researchers say

Published Jun. 22 2018

The words blasted to cellphones around Oregon's capital city were ominous: "Civil emergency . prepare for action."

Study: New evidence emerges that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's

Published Jun. 21 2018

Viruses that sneak into the brain just might play a role in Alzheimer's, scientists reported Thursday in a provocative study...

New flu vaccine only a little better than traditional shot

Published Jun. 20 2018

A newer kind of flu vaccine only worked a little bit better in seniors this past winter than traditional shots,...

4 new mountain lions kittens found in California mountains

Published Jun. 19 2018

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Four new mountain lion kittens have been found by researchers studying the wild cats living...

Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

Published Jun. 18 2018

President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as an independent military...


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New coastline emerges as Kilauea pumps more lava to the sea [photos]

Published Jun. 8 2018

Lava from the Kilauea volcano that flowed into Kapoho Bay has created nearly a mile of new land and...

Hawaii volcano lava destroys hundreds of homes overnight

Published Jun. 6 2018

Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano destroyed hundreds more homes overnight, overtaking two oceanfront communities where residents were advised to evacuate...

Study finds rare gain for tough-to-treat pancreatic cancer

Published Jun. 5 2018

Patients with pancreatic cancer that hadn't spread lived substantially longer on a four-drug combo than on a single standard cancer...

In India, a trio of unlikely heroes wages war on plastic

Published Jun. 5 2018

For more than 25 years, Ram Nath has lived on the banks of the Yamuna River under a 19th-century iron...

Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study finds

Published Jun. 3 2018

Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of...

Cancer group calls for colorectal cancer screening starting at age 45

Published May. 31 2018

A prominent cancer organization is for the first time recommending Americans initiate colorectal cancer screening at age 45 instead of...

Residents riding out Hawaii lava told to escape torrents

Published May. 30 2018

Rivers of lava flowed toward the ocean on Hawaii's Big Island over the weekend, forcing officials to knock on doors...

Alberto strikes Gulf Coast with dangerous surf, heavy rains

Published May. 28 2018

Subtropical Storm Alberto lumbered ashore Monday on the U.S. Gulf Coast, pelting white sand beaches with blustery winds and stinging...

Astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86

Published May. 28 2018

Former Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth man to walk on the moon and later turned to...

Lava creeps over Hawaii geothermal plant property [photos]

Published May. 28 2018

Lava from the Kilauea volcano has halted after reaching a geothermal power plant on the Big Island on Sunday, approaching...

Lava from Hawaii volcano enters ocean from 3 flows [photos]

Published May. 25 2018

Lava entered the ocean from a third flow, marking the third week of a Hawaii volcano eruption that has opened...