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  • MONDAY, OCT. 15, 2012, 4:37 P.M.

    Officials: 2 missing hikers found alive in Montana

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Two Virginia veterinarians reported missing while hiking in Glacier National Park were found alive Monday, elated family members and park officials said. Jason Hiser of Richmond, …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012, 11:42 A.M.

    After a surprise panda birth in DC, anxiety awaits

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The birth of a panda cub this weekend at Washington’s zoo was cause for a party, but behind the excitement there’s also some nail-biting. Panda cubs are …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 12:46 P.M.

    Cub born to giant panda at National Zoo

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A giant panda at Washington’s zoo surprised scientists and zookeepers by becoming a mom again after years of failed pregnancies. Scientists at the zoo had all but …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 5:20 A.M.

    A cub is born to giant panda at National Zoo

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A giant panda at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo is a mother for the second time, giving birth to a cub after years of failed pregnancies. Scientists at …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012, 10:17 A.M.

    Human stem cells restore hearing in gerbil study

    NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, scientists have improved hearing in deaf animals by using human embryonic stem cells, an encouraging step for someday treating people with certain …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 4:26 A.M.

    Michael J. Fox participates in 9/11 charity event

    NEW YORK (AP) — Michael J. Fox did his part to make the anniversary of 9/11 about helping others. The actor spent Tuesday participating in Cantor Fitzgerald’s Charity Day, along …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012, 9:42 A.M.

    Naomi Wolf pens paean to good sex

    “Vagina: A New Biography” (Ecco), by Naomi Wolf We have a pinched nerve to thank for the latest book from Naomi Wolf, author of the best-selling “The Beauty Myth,” about …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 2012, 8:38 P.M.

    Shark expert Ron Taylor dies; helped make ‘Jaws’

    SYDNEY (AP) — Ron Taylor, a beloved Australian marine conservationist who helped film some of the terrifying underwater footage used in the classic shark thriller “Jaws,” has died after a …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 2:53 P.M.

    3rd hantavirus death linked to Yosemite outbreak

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginian is the third person to die so far from a rodent-borne illness linked to some tent cabins at Yosemite National Park that has …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 1:08 P.M.

    W.Va. health officials report hantavirus death

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Health officials say a West Virginia resident has died from the outbreak of a rodent-borne illness linked to Yosemite National Park. Kanawha-Charleston Health Department director Dr. …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012, 12:40 P.M.

    7-year-old Colo. girl recovers from bubonic plague

    DENVER (AP) — The parents of 7-year-old Sierra Jane Downing thought she had the flu when she felt sick days after camping in southwest Colorado. It wasn’t until she had …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 3:45 P.M.

    Up to 10,000 Yosemite visitors at risk of virus

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Up to 10,000 people who were guests in certain lodging cabins at Yosemite National Park might have been exposed to a deadly mouse-borne virus, park officials …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 2:22 P.M.

    APNewsBreak: Sick cows not slaughtered for food

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators probing a slaughterhouse after an undercover video showed inhumane treatment of cows said Friday that there is no evidence that sick animals entered the …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 1:06 P.M.

    Thousands call Yosemite hotline to ask about virus

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — More than 1,000 calls a day are coming into Yosemite National Park as visitors frightened about a growing outbreak of a deadly mouse-borne virus flood phone …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 2:03 A.M.

    Basics about hantavirus outbreak in Yosemite

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Answers to common questions about mice and the hantavirus linked to death of 2 people who visited Yosemite National Park: ___


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012, 7:03 P.M.

    2 more Yosemite visitors have mouse-borne virus

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Two more Yosemite National Park visitors have been found with a mouse-borne virus blamed for the deaths of two people, bringing the total number of infections …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012, 1:04 P.M.

    Yosemite shuts cabins at center of rodent probe

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — More than 90 cabins in Yosemite National Park are closed indefinitely after the site was found to be at the center of a mouse-borne virus that …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2012, 4:51 P.M.

    CDC: West Nile cases rise 40 percent in 1 week

    West Nile virus cases are up 40 percent since last week and may rival the record years of 2002 and 2003, federal health officials said Wednesday. So far this year, …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2012, 5:08 P.M.

    AP NewsAlert

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Yosemite officials tell 1,700 past visitors they may have been exposed to rodent-borne disease.


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